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

Asset Manager

What‘s new?

  • Asset Manager UI is now enforcing quotas in terms of types and asset instances.

  • The Asset Manager will start in a new dashboard look which will allow for more interaction and helpful information on first glance.

  • You can now select multiple files and delete them with just one click.

  • Download of template files is available for variable import on dynamic aspects and datasource configuration.

  • Grouped defects that are fixed

  • In the MindConnect Lib plugin the onboarding configuration is shown as well as QR Code next to boarding configuration.

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.

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

  • If you are using app specific roles you need to assign plugin roles as well. This is up to now only possible for MindConnect LIB plugin.

  • 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.

CMS X-Tools V5.0.0.6

Known issues

  • General: X-Tools is capable of uploading huge amounts of data, but you need to keep in mind the limits and purchased size of your MindSphere plan at all times.

  • If the asset path in a Storage Profile contains more than one asset, it might lead to creation of duplicate assets. It can be fixed by deleting those duplicated assets, changing, saving and restarting the Storage Profile.

  • See locally installed release notes.


Known issues

  • Only single asset sharing is available in the first release.

  • Sharing of assets derived from basicAgent and their corresponding plugins is not yet supported.

  • Tenant assets can not be moved under collaborators root asset or shared assets.

  • New entity sharings are usually successfully implemented within 2 minutes. If the new sharing is not successful within this time, the internal retry mechanism starts automatically after 4 minutes to complete the sharing. This issue will be addressed soon to prevent delays in the implementation.

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

What‘s new?

  • Visualization of all event properties in event table

  • Improved search highlighting in event type filter

Identity and Access Management

Known issues

  • If you have problems logging off in Internet Explorer 11, please refer to Overcoming Logout Problems in IE11

  • After a user's role assignments have been changed, e.g., using the Settings app, the changes do not immediately become active. The user must re-login, e.g., by closing the browser and logging in again.

  • App specific roles: 

    • Additional core app roles are coming soon.

    • Some apps are still accessible via their direct URL and allow using shared functionality that the user has been granted via the app-specific role of a different app.

  • 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.

Integrated Data Lake

Known issues

  • In Time Series Import user interface, user can view only first level of child asset at the moment when importing the time series data.  The workaround for this approach is to use backend API to import data related to multiple child assets

  • It is observed that browser crashes randomly when trying to download files > 400MB.  It is advisable to use backend API for downloading objects > 400MB

  • When uploading the data using cross account access via native applications e.g. AWS CLI, the default permission is set to user of the account. The user has to provide the parameter (--acl bucket-owner-full-control) so the bucket owner (Integrated Data Lake) will get the necessary access to generate pre-signed URLs.

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 fully configured Vibration Frequency Spectra Analyzing Packages in parallel.

  • Deactivating a data point within a MindConnect data source will not deactivate a connection check in Edge Analytics Engine. This can lead an error if the target device is no longer available.

  • DataBus and Event Based Data Upload configuration can be created without data or deactivated data, which will lead to a critical error on project start.

  • In some sporadic cases of a configuration update via Edge Analytics Manager it is possible that the Mind Connect Nano gets stuck in "project stopping" - In this case, the MindConnect Nano should be rebooted.

  • If a migration of SM1281 configuration has been done with EAE Version 1.0.6 speed is shown with unit m/s - The configuration has to be recreated to fix this issue and show a correct unit in rpm.

MindConnect IoT Extension

What‘s new?

  • Version upgrade to 10.5.7

  • Single Sign On for MindConnect Extension

  • Improved UX in mapping rule creation

  • Mindsphere launchpad removed from MindConnect IoT Extension

  • Mapping of Events & Alarms to Mindsphere Event Management

  • Supporting inherited aspects.

Fixed issues

  • IoT Extension MQTT command delivery and order.

  • Meta-data mapping for TIMESTAMP variables.

  • Launchpad button is not working in Mindconnect IoT Extension.

MindConnect Integration

What‘s new?

  • Version upgrade to 5.6

  • Single Sign On for MindConnect Integration

  • Data Lake Connector incl. recipes 

Fixed issues

  • Clicking the Help Button disables "Invoke via HTTP"

  • MindConnect Integration buttons in mapping data pop-up not visible

  • Disable un-editable fields in update user form

MindSphere OS bar

Known issues

  • The OS bar is currently containing a wrong url to the status page. The updated url of the MindSphere status page is The new url is also displayed at the page where the old url is redirected to. Please do the manual redirect to see the MindSphere Status page.

OPC UA Pub Sub

What‘s new?

  • File transfer via HTTPS for OPC UA PS implementation.

  • Blacklisting and Throttling for MQTT.


What‘s new?

  • Subtenant creation is now enforced in terms of subtenant quota. The user needs to upgrade first, before a new subtenant can be created. A dialog is shown for user creation but no enforcement until now.

Fixed issues

  • Group of fixed defects in the Settings user interface

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 might expose data to the user that is not intended to be seen.

  • When moving an asset from a parent tenant to a subtenant, there might 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) the role "mdsp:core:TenantAdmin", this user is then able to get access to all kinds of tenant data.


What‘s new?

  • Introducing a new role separated to "tenant-admin role" (=Buyer role) which allows triggering of product purchases with costs (execute subscriptions directly, approve or decline subscription requests), is independent of other roles (e.g. tenant admin), is assignable to users via settings app.If this new role is not yet assigned to a tenant user, Upgrade Tool provides a message to indicate that no user is yet entitled for the tenant and the role "mdsp:core:platformpurchaseapp.buyer" needs to be assigned to respective users.

  • Customer can see missing dependencies (apps, quota) before triggering an upgrade.

  • Showing the email-address of the requestor as part of the email notification. Therefore it is easy to comprehend who triggered the purchase.

Fixed issues

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

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

  • Purchasing request notifications are send to all tenant admins. → only to users with "Buyer" role

Known issues

  • 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

What‘s new?

  • Developer Plans limit "Application uploaded per month" will be removed from Customer Dashboard and no notification emails regarding such limit will be send out any more.

  • Usage Transparency on MindSphere Europe 2 platform provides Customer Dashboard, Overview & Reports and POST API usages Endpoint.

  • Metric "Agents (count)" in Usage Transparency Service manual will be described more in detail.

Known issues

  • In "Reports" or "Overview" section in few cases a time out error message appears when loading the page for a while. As a workaround, after getting error, reload the report for the same month with a second click.

  • Usage Transparency App shows the daily usage of Visual Flow Creator (VFC) Compute Hours instead of the sum of current months usage (Used compute hours). (MDS-200182)

Visual Analyzer

Fixed issues

  • Erroneous behavior when activating / deactivating groups / variables.

  • Order of groups reflect orders of chart in stacked view mode.

  • Added notification when underlying asset configuration is changed e.g. due to deleted or unshared assets.

Visual Explorer

What‘s new?

  • Limitations communicated in the documentation are implemented.

Known issues

  • Any request within Visual Explorer is limited to an execution time of 60 sec.

  • The "share via link" functionality works unreliable.

  • Support time series data types “LONG” with values for safe integer ->(253-1) to (253-1).

  • If the value is e.g. 263 the value will be reset to safe integer ->253-1.

Visual Flow Creator

What‘s new?

  • New option in Datalake read/write nodes with the metadata mode.

  • Integration of Simple analytics API with the following nodes:

    • Detect range violations

    • Detect spikes

  • HTTP-IN node supports sign in via key.

Known issues

  • Subtenant users cannot use the time series subscription node.