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

Asset Manager

What's new?

  • It is now possible to see how many agents out of your allowed quota you are already using. If necessary, you can directly purchase required upgrade packages without leaving the platform.

  • Within this release, you can export already created aspect configurations so that you can modify them in a table calculation of your choice and import them in another tenant if required.

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.

  • The successful implementation of a new sharing is normally completed 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?

  • With this release Fleet Manager introduces a new "timeseries" plugin which provides improved time-series data visualizations features: * Instant access to raw time series data * Visualization modes allow users to switch between raw, aggregates or an automatic mode for time-series visualization * Zooming via area selection * Improved variable selection.

  • With this release we will enforce the contractual limits of our Rules services. If you are about to exceed a respective limit, you will receive a descriptive response and no new rules can be activated. If you have already exceeded your allowed concurrent active rules limit, these will not be influenced. You can increase the amount of allowed assigned users via our sales channels or directly via the Upgrade application.

  • With this release we have fixed files which were not cached to improve loading times.

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 the use of shared functionality if the user has been granted rights 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, the user can only view 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 to 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 Integration

What's new?

  • With this release the MindConnect Integration version upgrade to 6.1. is available.

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?

  • It is now possible to purchase SDI Systems Connected Upgrade via Upgrade tool.

Known issues

  • 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?

  • With this release we correct usage value of metric "IoT Extension Storage" on Customer Dashboard and changed the name of metric "IoT Extension Storage" to "MindConnect IoT Extension data ingest". Unit will be MB.

  • With this release we introduce a "Plan info" button on the "Current tab" and "History tab" of the Customer Dashboard to provide details on purchased plans, upgrades, corresponding limit and usage information (Current tab only).

  • With this release we correct usage value of metrics "Visual Explorer Viewer Users" and "Visual Explorer Creator Users" on Customer Dashboard.

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 this error occurs, reload the report for the same month with a second click.

  • Upgrades purchased on Upgrade Tool will be displayed on Customer Dashboard with 30 minutes delay.

Visual Analyzer

What's new?

  • From now on the "coming soon" version of Visual Analyzer will be opened as default view. With this version you can use the following visual analyzer features: * Mashup historical timeseries data from multiple assets in one view * Detected anomalies can be logged with manual events * Compare functions (e.g. create time shift) allow to analyze how assets are performing within different time ranges * Enhanced charts for Boolean and Event data type allow to find correlations between timeseries and event data * More flexible UI and visualization options allow you to still switch back to the previous released version by toggling the button in the application bar.

Visual Explorer

What's new?

  • A new role is added for the Visual Explorer. The Visual Explorer Admin can manage all workbooks, i.e. delete workbooks and reorganize.

  • Quality codes - if available in IoT - are part of the data sources.

  • The Visual Explorer will enable choosing future data in the Visual Explorer Connector. This allows customers to use this data as benchmark for where they want the current data to be. Perform analysis to see if they are trending towards their target is now also possible with this.

  • Static asset data is available in the data source: asset name, description, time zone.

  • The 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?

  • Within this release, an internal Visual Flow Creator API will be available. It is now possible to create, manage and delete workflows and nodes with this API.

  • We improved Visual Flow Creator to support SDI as a data source.

  • Within this release we introduce the starter tutorial, which provides several chapters related to the *Visual Flow Creator* for beginners.

  • We added the MindSphere file delete node.

Known issues

  • Subtenant users cannot use the time series subscription node.