IoT Value Plan Subscribers, MindAccess Developer Plan Subscribers and MindAccess Operator Plan Subscribers


The following Release Notes are valid only for region Europe 2. You can find more information about regions in the MindSphere regions document.

Asset Manager

What's new?

  • With this release we announce that we will discontinue the support of the asset type "core.mcfb1500" ending April 2020. In order to connect a S7-1500 PLC, please use the MindConnect Library asset type as described in the official documentation:

    If you depend on this asset type for your use case, please get in touch with MindSphere Support. We recommend you to remove all existing asset instances.

  • MindSphere will begin to continually enforce limits of Asset Management service on Asset Instances and Asset Types with one of the upcoming releases. If you are about to exceed a respective limit, you will receive a descriptive response and no new Asset Instance or Type can be created. If you have already exceeded your allowed Asset Instances or Asset Types, these will not be effected, however you will no longer be able to create new ones. You can increase the amount of allowed Asset Instances and Asset Types via MIndsphere sales channels or directly via the Upgrade application.

  • You can now have a quicklly view your timeseries data of the selected aspect allowing you to see if data is being received. For more details you can jump to e.g. the Fleet Manager application.

  • Customers will be able to browse and manage all files associated with a selected asset. This will also include deleting and downloading the associated files.

Known issues

  • If a VFC workflow for an asset in a subtenant exists, it is not shown in the respective tile in the asset manager for a tenant admin.

  • The Connectivity Management view currently only shows assets derived by BasicAgent, MindConnect Nano, MindConnect IoT2040, MindConnect Library or Industrial Edge or a derived type of the mentioned ones.

  • Fleet Manager navigation is not working correctly if you have to relogin as query parameters are lost. This problem will be addressed soon. Please try again by clicking the Fleet Manager navigation button.

CMS X-Tools V5.0.0.6

Known issues

  • General: X-Tools is capable to upload huge amount of data, but the restriction of your MindSphere plan have to be met all the time.

  • See local installed release notes.

Data Exploration built on Tableau®

Known issues

  • If you receive NULL values for timestamps on a Windows PC, please change your language for non-Unicode programs to English (United States). You'll find the settings in Control Panel → Region and Language → Administrative.

Fleet Manager

Fixed issues

  • Fixed that user settings could not be saved in latest Google Chrome version.

  • Fixed wrong behavior of info plugin when searching for non existing assets.

Identity and Access Management

Known Issues

  • After modifying the authorization of a User via Identity Management Service, the change is not immediately visible. The user must then close the browser and login again.

  • In the current version the logout with Internet Explorer 11 might not work. In this case please close the browser directly.

MindConnect Edge Analytics

Known Issues

  • When uploading Event Based Data Upload or Data Upload package to MindConnect Nano device and there are no enabled input signals within the Analysis Package configuration, the update ends in error state "Prepare Environment or Update/Start Configuration". Having critical error message in User Logs.

  • Note: A full configured monitoring of the Analyzing Packages Vibration Characteristic Values and Vibration Frequency Spectra with all channels of one SM1281 can exceed the CPU performance of the MindConnect Nano. Also in other scenarios dependent of tasks running in parallel on the MindConnect Nano, CPU load can get to high. The Recommendation is to use only two full configured Vibration Frequency Spectra Analyzing Packages in parallel.

  • If remote operations in MindConnect Edge Analytics application reacts very slow: Please delete the MindConnect asset and create a new agent.

MindConnect API

Known Issues

  • When creating, updating or deleting aspects on an asset in Asset Manager, it might take some time (up to 30 minutes) until this aspect or respective changes are available on the Time Series Service and available for visualization in Fleet Manager.

MindConnect IoT Extension

Known Issues

  • Launchpad button is not working in MindConnect IoT Extension. It is not possible to return to the Launchpad via the OS bar - use tile on the top right corner. Please use the Launchpad Button in the IoT Extension applications.( right corner on the top)


Known Issues

  • After creating provider information, only users with the mdsp:core:TenantAdministrator role are allowed to make use of the support form in Launchpad. Links to your own user support can be provided through the provider information settings. This is equal to other content such as corporate information.

Subtenant Functionality

Known Issues

  • The subtenant use case is not yet supported by Data Flow Engine.

  • Applications can use the subtenant functionality via the provided APIs. Tenant administrators should pay attention when assigning such apps to subtenant users, as subtenant isolation cannot be ensured by the platform. The app may also expose data to the user that is not intended to be seen.

  • When moving an asset from a parent tenant to a subtenant, there may be a delay of up to 30 minutes until a subtenant user will be able to see data related to that asset.

  • Please be aware if you provide a user (even subtenant user) with the role "mdsp:core:TenantAdmin", this user is then able to get access to all types of tenant data.


What's new?

  • Harmonization of two product pages into one product detail page.

  • Grouping of products to select easily between different options for a product.

  • Showing an error message if essential prerequisites are not met to buy an upgrade (i,e. base offering not available for your tenant).

  • Navigation between purchase requests (REQ-ID) and related purchase (IPP-ID).

Known Issues

  • Cloud Foundry related Upgrades like "Backing Services Upgrade" are not working for tenants created before August 2019. A fix will be provided soon.

  • Permission to buy is currently part of tenant admin and will be extracted to a separated role soon.

  • Currently no personalized notifications for subscriptions (TenantAdmin) or subscription requests (StandardUser) are available.

  • Purchasing request notifications are send to all tenant admins.

  • Upgrade is providing a fast provisional access to the requested quota. It requires an approval by the commercial contact who will be informed separately.

  • Supported Language: English only.

  • Supported Currency: EUR only.

Usage Transparency Service

Known Issues

  • Usage Transparency app running on MindSphere is loading sporadically "Asset tab" slower than expected.

Visual Analyzer

What's new?

Feature updates for Visual Analyzer "Coming Soon" Version:

  • Zooming via area selection.

  • New controls to switch between pan/area zooming.

  • Cross ruler functionality for improved value highlighting.

  • Additional quick ranges and fine tuning for time shift feature.

  • Improved tooltip displays all variables from selected timestamp even if there is no data.

  • Improved date visualization on x-axis.

  • Added column for units within variable action table.

  • New stacked chart mode - allows to display line charts above each other.

  • "Fly-over" creation for custom events.

  • Asset View allows searching via Asset ID.

Visual Explorer

Known issues

  • Visual Explorer Connector cannot create data source with assets that have values from the data type Big String.

  • On the eu2 environment the Tableau server version 2018.1 is in place. The server version 2019.1 will release in the next weeks.

  • On the eu2 environment the sub tenant use case (sub tenant user can access visual explorer creator/viewer) is not supported.

Visual Flow Creator

What's new?

  • Function node: possibility to set status from function.

  • HTTP-Request node: possible to set secret keys in request.

Known Issues

  • Data lake subscription does not work as expected.

  • Cannot read filenames with two colons in name.

  • http_in node does not allow other tenant users to access endpoint as expected and configured.

See also