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Cat® Fleet 4.

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Cat® Health 4.0
Release Notes
Contents
Table of Contents
Change History 7
Overview 8
New and improved features 8
Platform 8
Installation 8
Deprecated features and functionality 8
Fleet on-board systemchanges 8
Resolved issues 8
Enhancements 8
Known issues 8
New and improved features 9
Health 10
Health web-based user interface 11
Measure Groups 13
Corporate Data Share and VIMS File Upload 14
Configuring VIMS or HIM to send events in real time 15
To configure VIMS 3G/HIMto send events to the office via communicator 15
To configure VIMS/HIMto send events using the Configure VIMS Wireless Messaging Health
job 15
To configure VIMS to send events to the office in real time 16
Configuring Pollable Channels 17
Support for larger fleet diversity 18
Fleet web client 19
Opening the web client 19
Closing the web client 19
Remote Foreman's Terminal 20
Site Map 21
Travel Progress Monitor 22
KPI Dashboards 23
Production 24
Material Moved 24
Cumulative Material Moved 24
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Utilization 26
Loading 27
Shift Average 27
Rolling Average 28
Cumulative Duration 28
KPI Configuration Tool (Time Usage Model) 29
Real-time KPI Persistence 31
Update KPI Summaries XML 31
Run makeDataStores 31
Review KPIGen.properties 31
Update the Customer's KPI Summaries Universe 32
Create Dashboards or Reports that access real-time KPIs 32
Delays 33
Email notification of delays 33
Delay Category Finder 34
Field Delay Type View 35
Delay Type Finder 36
Delay Type Editor 37
Site Monitor 38
Destination Assistant 39
Delay Work Order References 40
Delay Activities 43
Delay Activity Types 43
Delay Activity Classes 43
Attaching a Delay Activity Class to a Delay Type 44
Creating a Delay with Delay Activities 44
Splitting Delays with Delay Activities 45
Merging Delays 45
Delay Activities database changes 46
Tables 46
Safety Checklist 47
Safety Check Record 48
Shift Change 49
Shift Change Finder 50
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Shift Change Editor 51
Setting a tie-down load state 52
Creating shift change tie-downs with penalty durations 53
How penalty durations are evaluated 55
Tie-Down Assignments 57
Shift Change Allocations Monitor 58
Sending operator messages to multiple machines 59
Outbound office message timeout 60
Travel Progress Monitor 61
Travel Progress Manager drag and drop 63
Travel Progress Monitor configure options 64
Empty trucks 64
Loaded trucks 64
Station trucks 65
Personnel Editor 66
Site Editor - Rollback option for Surface 67
Sending Scheduled Assignments 69
Deleting Scheduled Assignments 70
Dragline Operational Statistics 71
Machine Class Capabilities 72
Machine Class Editor 73
Destination Chooser 74
Cycle Editor 76
Daylight Saving Timezones 77
On-board hardware configuration 78
Impact of the changes 79
Mining Blocks: Archive Page configuration 81
Assignment Options U-Turn policy 82
Data Share 83
Synchronizing Fleet and Terrain Data 84
Data synchronization preparation 85
Enabling data synchronization on Fleet 85
Machine associations 86
Platform 87
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Java 88
Memory sizes 89
GeoServer 90
Web Client 91
BusinessObjects 4.0 93
Knowledge Network 94
Hardware Requirements 95
KPISUM universe 96
Universe split for VIMS 97
Support SQL Server 98
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) 99
Changed Reports 101
General changes affecting all reports 101
Specific report changes 101
New Reports 103
Validation 103
SystemHealth 103
Health 103
Template Historical 103
Changed Objects comparison 104
Real-time KPIs 105
BORefresh end of life 106
Command for hauling Reference Implementation BIAR 107
107
Oracle RMAN 108
Third Party tool changes 109
Windows Task Scheduler 110
FTP Server 111
Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 112
Running Fleet on SQL Server 113
VM Snapshot - Known Issue 114
Installation 115
Installation procedure 116
Upgrading fromrelease 3.x to release 4.x 116
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Upgrade path for minor releases 117
Exception running makeSpatialStores 117
Zip upgrade installation 118
Zip upgrade release artifacts 118
Zip upgrade steps 118
Exception running makeSpatialStores 119
Troubleshooting GeoServer 120
Exception error when running makeSpatialStores 120
Configuring Windows Auto Updates 122
Oracle Database 11g Express Edition 123
Health install and Licensing options 124
Health configuration changes 125
makeDataStoresHealth 125
Deprecated features and functionality 126
VIMS 3G Download Job 127
BusinessObjects 3.x 128
Deski Reports 129
BORefresh 130
Oracle 10g 131
Fleet on-board system changes 132
Fluid Transaction 133
On-board hardware changes 134
Startup connectivity check 135
Display deprecation 136
Health Information Module compatibility 137
Resolved issues 139
Enhancements 151
Known issues 159
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Change History
Date Change
Edited
By
Version
7 December 2012 Draft K Wilson Draft
14 December 2012 Added Resolved Issues and Improvements
for Build M6-1.
K Wilson Draft
22 January 2013
Added Resolved Issues and Improvements
for Build M6-2.
K Wilson Draft
11 March 2013
Updated Resolved and Known Issues and
Enhancements up to build M8-1.
K Wilson Draft
8 April 2013 Updated Resolved Issues and Enhance-
ments for build M8-2.
K Wilson Draft
23 April 2013 Updated BusinessObjects Reports with
changes in build 4.0 M-9.
K Wilson Draft
29 April 2013 Updated Resolved Issues for build M9-1. K Wilson Draft
22 May 2013
Updated Resolved Issues for build M10-1.
Changed BusinessObjects section.
K Wilson Draft
Information in this document is subject to change without notice. While every effort has been
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described are accurate, Caterpillar cannot accept any type of liability for errors in, or omissions arising
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This document and all related documentation are the property of Caterpillar and may not be reproduced,
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Overview
Overview
Welcome to the release notes for Cat® Fleet and Cat® Health release 4.0 which delivers functionality
and other improvements over those delivered in Fleet 3.1 and 3.1.1.
These release notes have the following sections.
New and improved features
This section comprises new and improved features in Fleet 4.0, starting with the major new features
such as the Health and Fleet web clients, and moving into the improved and enhanced features such as
Site Editor surface rollback and Machine Class capabilities.
Platform
This section comprises new and updated platforminformation for Fleet 4.0, such as GeoServer and Busi-
nessObjects 4.0.
Installation
This section describes changes to, and requirements for, the Fleet 4.0 install process.
Deprecated features and functionality
This section details features and functionality that has been deprecated fromFleet 4.0.
Fleet on-board system changes
This section describes changes to Fleet on-board systems.
Resolved issues
This section provides a lit of resolutions completed in Fleet 4.0 for previously identified issues.
Enhancements
This section provides a list of enhancements in Fleet 4.0.
Known issues
This section comprises the known issues in Fleet 4.0.
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New and improved features
New and improved features
This section outlines the new and improved features in release 4.0.
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Health
Health
The following sections describe the new features relating to Health.
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Health web-based user interface
Health web-based user interface
A new web-based Health user interface is available for monitoring real-time, or exploring historically
logged, data fromCaterpillar VIMS and third-party machines fitted with a Caterpillar third party interface
(TPI) device.
New viewers can be configured by users to display specific selections of health events, trend, cumu-
lative and channel data fromdevices and the specific configuration stored and recalled by any other sys-
temuser.
Timeline Viewer
The Timeline Viewer provides a graphical view of real time (as it occurs on-board) and historical data, for
multiple channels.
Spatial Viewer
The Spatial Viewer provides a graphical view of spatial, real time (as it occurs on-board) and historical
data, for multiple machines.
Event Monitor Viewer
The Event Monitor Viewer provides two views of health events; one view presents event activation and
deactivation in line with sensory data, the other view presents the data in tabular form. The location at
which events occur is also automatically plotted on the adjoined site map.
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Health web-based user interface
For more information, refer to the online help, or see the Heath chapter in the Fleet User manual.
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Measure Groups
Measure Groups
With the introduction of the Health Monitor, a new concept of Measure Groups has been introduced to
simplify the management of health monitors.
You are able to define groups of trends, cumulative and channels, and provide the group with a custom
name.
Groups are visible to all users system-wide and can be used to simplify the creation of new health mon-
itors around commonly targeted channels, trends and cumulative.
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Corporate Data Share and VIMS File Upload
Corporate Data Share and VIMS File Upload
A new job has been introduced which allows for on-forwarding VIMS files fromoffice software install-
ations to multiple FTP and/or secure FTP locations.
Scheduled regularly, this job simplifies VIMS file management and processes required to send files to
Caterpillar, Dealer or alternative customer sites.
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Configuring VIMS or HIMto send events in real time
Configuring VIMS or HIM to send events in real
time
There are three options for configuring VIMS or HIMto send events in real time. All of theminvolve
informing the device which Office IP Address to send events too.
The options available are:
1. Configure each machine by connecting to the web server (communicator) embedded in each device
and setting the office IP address.
2. Run the Configure VIMS Wireless Messaging Health job to send TMAC message to machine to
alter its configured IP address.
3. Run a systemcommand to send TMAC message to the machine to alter its configured IP address.
To configure VIMS 3G/HIM to send events to the office via
communicator
Note: See your VIMS 3Gor HIMsetup manual for more detailed instructions.
VIMS 3Gand HIM2.x come with an embedded web server often referred to as communicator. You can
configure the device to send events to the office via communicator by setting the Office IP address.
Do the following steps for each machine.
1. Connect to communicator with a web browser.
2. Open the administration page for the office IP address.
3. Enter in the field IP address for the office software.
4. Click Apply.
To configure VIMS/HIM to send events using the Configure
VIMS Wireless Messaging Health job
You can change the internally configured Office IP address of each device by running the Configure
VIMS Wireless Messaging job, which sends a TMAC message to each machine selected in the job with
the current office IP address.
1. Click Jobs > Health > Configure VIMS Wireless Messaging.
2. On the Standard Options tab, select the machines you wish to configure.
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3. Click Run.
To configure VIMS to send events to the office in real time
1. Ensure the CommsServer is running.
2. Start a Field Communications Monitor for diagnostics.
3. In a command shell, run the following command (type it in as a continuous line):
mstarrun com.mincom.integ.field.handler.util.SendBroadcastSet <vimsWire-
lessURL> <commsServerIP>
For example:
mstarrun com.mincom.integ.field.handler.util.SendBroadcastSet
tmac://192.168.1.44:51889 172.30.44.34
4. Monitor the Field Communications Monitor for an outgoing CmnBroadcastSet2 request and a
corresponding CmnBroadcastSet2Response response.
5. Monitor the machine for VIMS events, using Health Event Monitor.
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Configuring Pollable Channels
Configuring Pollable Channels
Pollable channels are only configurable for VIMS 3Gand TPI. The command for configuring pollable chan-
nels is as follows.
mstarrun -b healthChannelSetup <MACHINE NAME #1>,..<MACHINE NAME #x>
e.g.
mstarrun -b healthChannelSetup T01,T02
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Support for larger fleet diversity
Support for larger fleet diversity
Prior to release 4.0, Health supported a maximumnumber of different channels, trends and cumulative
types. Newer versions of VIMS have increased the diversity of channel, trend and cumulative types, lim-
iting the fleet diversity that a single install can support for Health reporting purposes.
Release 4.0 removes this limitation through some underlying data storage structural changes. As a res-
ult, the profile database storage size, performance of VIMS file import and BusinessObjects reporting dif-
fer fromprior versions of Health. The exact difference depends on many factors and is dependant on the
specifics of the installation; in some cases improvements will be observed while in others a performance
reduction will be observed.
See the Compatibility Matrix document for more information on application sizing and performance
guides.
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Fleet web client
Fleet web client
The Fleet web client provides a web-interface version of the office software.
Opening the web client
To open the web client, you need to open your Internet Browser, and enter the URL which will have been
given to you in an email, or by a Customer Support representative.
Select the Language you wish to view the software in, and enter the Username and Password that has
been given to you.
The web client opens displaying the Site Map as the default desktop. You are able to open other
desktops such as Travel Progress Monitor and KPI Dasboards.
Closing the web client
To close the web client, click the Options icon on the top right of the screen and click Log-Out, or close
your browser window.
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Remote Foreman's Terminal
Remote Foreman's Terminal
The Remote Forman’s Terminal (RFT) provides a low bandwidth view of the office software to a Fore-
man, who is looking at it primarily while in the field, allowing themto monitor the decisions made by the
office software and the Mine Controllers.
RFT can either be installed on individual laptops or accessed through a web browser.
Installing on a laptop is recommended when low bandwidth support is needed. Any updates to the client
are downloaded automatically on opening the client. For instructions on how to install and use the
Remote Foreman’s Terminal, refer to the Fleet web client online help.
The Remote Forman’s Terminal comprises the following.
• Site Map
• KPI Dashboard
• Travel Progress Monitor
In addition the Remote Foreman’s Terminal
• is read-only.
• will work on small screen laptops, for example, a Panasonic Toughbook™with a screen resolution of
1024x768.
• will work in low-connectivity wireless networks and function with a low bandwidth.
• will work in both very high and very low light conditions.
• provides accompanying online help.
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Site Map
Site Map
The Site Map shows the current position and relevant information of machines in near real time. It allows
a foreman to search and follow individual machines, and in the case of loading tools and processors, see
which machines are on-route and queuing.
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Travel Progress Monitor
Travel Progress Monitor
The Travel Progress monitor shows the relative position, and allocation, of trucks to loading tools and pro-
cessors. The Travel Progress Monitor in Remote Forman's Terminal is designed differently to the exist-
ing Travel Progress Monitor available in the desktop client. These changes include:
• truck travel direction has been swapped. Machines now travel right to left.
• the timeline has been split, showing 0 to 10 minutes and then 10 minutes to the longest ETA.
• when machines are on delay they are organized by their last known location.
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KPI Dashboards
KPI Dashboards
The KPI desktop displays dashboards showing different KPIs.
• Production
• Utilization
• Loading
These metrics are a consolidation of different mining requirements.
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Production
Production
On the Production screen you can choose to view Material Moved or Cumulative Material Moved inform-
ation. On both screens you can filter by Loading Tool and Material, or choose to display All Loaders and
All Materials.
Material Moved
This view displays information relating to the number of tonnes (or the appropriate unit of measurement
for your mine site) of material moved within the current shift. It indicates the following.
• The actual amount of material that has been moved for the current shift.
• An estimate of how much material will be moved on the current shift, projected fromthe current
progress and time remaining for the shift.
• An hour-by-hour breakdown for the current shift, showing the amount of material that was moved per
hour.
• For the current hour, an indication of the likely figure at the end of the hour, estimated fromcurrent
production and time remaining.
The screenshot below is an example only.
You can filter the data by machine and material by selecting the desired option fromthe filter buttons
above the graph. These are shown below. Units may vary depending on the type of material selected. If
multiple materials are selected the Mass unit is shown. For a single material, the unit is based on the
type of material selected. For example, if set up correctly, Waste could be shown as BCM(Bank Cubic
Meter).
Cumulative Material Moved
Click the drop-down arrow by Material Moved and select Cumulative Material Moved. This view displays
the cumulative material moved throughout the shift.
The screenshot below is an example only.
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Production
The quantity of Prime and Rehandled material is displayed on an hour- by-hour basis.
You can filter the data by machine and material by selective the desired option fromthe filter buttons
above the graph. These are shown below. Units may vary depending on the type of material selected.
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Utilization
Utilization
This screen displays the KPIs relating to the loading tool availability and utilization as a percentage
within the current shift. The loading tool names are listed on the left of the graph, with the percentages
along the bottomof the graph.
Average availability and utilization are displayed as a line dropping down to the average percentage.
The screenshot below is an example only.
Note: Only those loading tools which Cycles and KPIsummaries have determined have production
numbers are displayed.
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Loading
Loading
This screen displays loading tool specific KPIs. You can choose between the following three options:
• Shift Average
The average Load, Hang, Queue and Spotting times for the loading tools across the entire shift.
• Rolling Average
The average times for the loading tools across the last five cycles only.
• Cumulative Duration
The total time the loading tool spent in each state for the shift.
Note: Only those loading tools which Cycles and KPIsummaries have determined have production
numbers are displayed.
An example screenshot of each is shown below.
Shift Average
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Loading
Rolling Average
Cumulative Duration
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KPI Configuration Tool (Time Usage Model)
KPI Configuration Tool (Time Usage Model)
This feature is designed for creating a time usage model for NEW sites, not for updating the
model at existing sites. In the future the feature will be expanded to be available for the con-
version of existing sites. As this feature has a direct impact on production recording it
should be configured by MineStar deployment or support personnel only.
Fromrelease 4.0, you are able to use the Time Usage Model page in the office software to build the
model graphically and then export the model as a generated piece of XML, rather than directly modifying
the KPI Summaries definition file. This can then be incorporated into and used by the CyclesKpiSum-
maries engine.
The Time Usage Model page is an Expert Mode page, and once you are in Expert Mode can be found by
clicking Contents > Platform> Time Usage Model Finder.
The Time Usage Model Finder allows you to create new models, view and open existing models, and
delete models.
An example of the opening screen of the Time Usage Model Editor page is below.
• The top left panel is the Model Hierarchy Editor, which shows the model as a tree view.
• The top right panel is the Model Attributes Editor.
• The bottompanel shows a graphical representation of the structure of the time usage model. This only
updates when a node in the tree is selected.
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KPI Configuration Tool (Time Usage Model)
For more information on the Time Usage Model Finder and Editor, refer to the Fleet User manual.
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Real-time KPI Persistence
Real-time KPI Persistence
Release 4.0 has the ability to store real-time KPIs appropriately identified and created in KPI Summaries.
These KPIs are written to the database on a periodic basis established by a parameter configured in
Supervisor. The data is presented through a view, and available to third party software such as Busi-
nessObjects Dashboards. In future versions, this will be used within the office software user interface.
Update KPI Summaries XML
There is a new option available in the KPI Summaries.xml file for persisting KPIs. Below is an example
of a real-time KPI in the KPI Summaries.xml file that has been configured for storage in the database.
<relatimeKpi if ="truck" name="truckCycleInfo" fact="main" machineType-
e="truck" persisted="true" desc-"Truck cycle info">
Run makeDataStores
makeDataStores must be run after inserting or modifying KPISummaries.xml with the new KPI Sum-
maries entries. Running makeDataStores creates the necessary database tables and views to allow
third party software to access real-time KPI's. Below is an example of a view that will allow access to
the real-time KPI's.
SQL> desc cycle_k_truckcycleinfo;
Name Null? Type
PRIMARYMACHINEOID NOT NULL NUMBER
PRIMARYMACHINENAME VARCHAR2(1020)
HOLESBYDRILLFORSHIFT NUMBER
HOLESBYDRILLFORSHIFT_Q NUMBER
HOLESBYDRILLFORSHIFT_U VARCHAR2(4000)
HOLESPERHOURBYDRILLFORPERIOD NUMBER
HOLESPERHOURBYDRILLFORPERIOD_Q NUMBER
HOLESPERHOURBYDRILLFORPERIOD_U VARCHAR2(4000)
FEETBYDRILLFORSHIFT NUMBER
FEETBYDRILLFORSHIFT_Q NUMBER
FEETBYDRILLFORSHIFT_U VARCHAR2(4000)
FEETPERHOURBYDRILLFORPERIOD NUMBER
FEETPERHOURBYDRILLFORPERIOD_Q NUMBER
FEETPERHOURBYDRILLFORPERIOD_U VARCHAR2(4000)
Review KPIGen.properties
After makeDataStores is run, the KPIGen.properties file contains entries that can be used to update the
KPI Summaries universe at the customer site to expose real-time KPI's for use in reports and
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Real-time KPI Persistence
dashboards. Below is an example of realtime KPI's shown in the KPIGen.properties file.
Class.Realtime\ Kpis={Description->"Contains the persisted realtime
KPIs."; Show->Boolean(true)}
Class.Realtime\ Kpis.DrillKpis={Description->"Holes and feet drilled per
hour and per shift"; Show->Boolean(true)}
Update the Customer's KPI Summaries Universe
Using a manual process, or tools such as ImportUniverse and MergeUniverse, the customer's KPI Sum-
maries universe can be updated to reflect the contents of the KPIGen.properties file.
Below is an example of DrillKpi's shown in the Universe.
Below is an example of the view structure that is shown in the universe.
Create Dashboards or Reports that access real-time
KPIs
After the KPI Summaries universe has been updated, reports and dashboards can now be implemented
that expose the Realtime KPI's.
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Delays
Delays
There are two new delay pages.
• Delay Category Finder
• Field Delay Type View
The following pages have changed. They are either delay pages, or have a delay option on them.
• Delay Type Finder
• Delay Type Editor
• Site Monitor
• Destination Assistant
Email notification of delays
An email notification is now sent when a delay ends as well as when the delay starts.
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Delay Category Finder
Delay Category Finder
This page allows you to create,edit and delete delay categories. You can specify a name and color for the
delay, and this is reflected immediately in the legend of Delay Monitor.
Note: Any addition or deletion of Delay Categories impacts KPI summaries. Please liaise with your
MineStar support personnel before making this type of change.
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Field Delay Type View
Field Delay Type View
Use Field Delay Type View to
• preview which delay type hierarchies are being sent to which machine classes in the field.
• ensure that the delay types are being sent out to the machine in the correct order.
Note: The Field Delay Type View page presents a snapshot of the delay type hierarchy at the time it is
opened. The page does not update dynamically.
Field Delay Type View can be found by opening Delay Type Finder and clicking the Field View button.
The hierarchies displayed on the page should exactly match the hierarchy displayed on the on-board dis-
play of the machine of the associated class.
Delay Types and Delay Type Groups are presented in the same order as they are in the Delay Type
Finder.
A Delay Type is displayed in the tree for that machine class when that machine class is selected on the
Associations tab for the Delay Type in the Delay Type Editor.
Any groups that are empty are removed fromthe hierarchy before being sent to the field.
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Delay Type Finder
Delay Type Finder
In Delay Type Finder, delay groups and delay types are sorted in the order you leave themin, they are not
sorted alphabetically.
When you close Delay Type Finder and reopen it, everything displays in the order in which you left it.
Use Field Delay Type View to check the ordering before the new delay configuration is sent to the field.
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Delay Type Editor
Delay Type Editor
The Delay Type Editor has been modified to
• allow the selecting or clearing of the Available FromField
• use the list of Delay Categories fromthe database.
Selecting Available FromField indicates that when the list of delay types is sent out to the machines,
that delay type is included in the list for all types of machine it is associated with. Selecting and clearing
this check box will change the results shown in Delay Type trees for the associated machine classes on
the Field Delay Type View page.
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Site Monitor
Site Monitor
You are now able to right-click destinations and road segments and put themon delay.
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Destination Assistant
Destination Assistant
You are now able to right-click a destination in Destination Assistant and put it on delay using Delay
Editor.
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Delay Work Order References
Delay Work Order References
The concept of work order references has been added to Delays. This enables you to enter a work order
ID, which is a reference number to the Asset Management and/or Maintenance systems.
Work order references are not mandatory, so you can leave the field unpopulated. The work order ref-
erences are visible in reports TH030 and TM020.
Delay Editor
When creating or editing a delay fromthe Delay Monitor or Delay Type Assistant, the Work Reference
field is on the Duration tab in the Delay Editor, as shown in the screenshot below. You can enter the work
order reference number for the delay in this field. Saving the delay stores the work order reference
against the delay under the historical database schema.
Delay Splitter
When splitting a delay, the work order reference fromthe delay being split is populated into both work
order fields. Each field is attached to one of the two delays that the original delay is to be split into. You
can change either, both, or neither of these fields. The work order field does not have to be populated.
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Delay Work Order References
Merging Delays
When merging two or more delays in Delay Assistant the Delay Merger screen displays as shown below.
The Work Order Reference field displays as a drop-down list, which is pre-populated with any work order
reference that was set on any of the original delays.
Note: If none of the delays to be merged have a work order reference set, the Work Order field will not
be displayed at all.
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Delay Work Order References
If a number of delays are being merged into a single delay, you can only set a single work order ref-
erence. You can select one of the already attached work order references fromthe drop-down list or you
can type an entirely new work order reference in the text box beside the drop-down list.
Note: When you enter a new work order reference into the text box, the drop-down box is disabled.
Clicking Save attaches either the selected work order reference fromthe drop-down list, or the new work
order reference in the text box to the merged delay.
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Delay Activities
Delay Activities
Delay activities, also known as Maintenance Bay activities have been added to the Delay functionality in
release 4.0, Delay activities can be configured and stored in the systemfor reporting purposes. The main
purpose for delay activities is for the determination of Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF).
For example, a delay of type Scheduled Down Time may have a delay activity class of Minor Service.
Minor Service may have a number of associated delay activity types, for example, Change Oil, Change
Coolant, Clear Air Filter etc. When you create a delay you can add a number of delay activities to the
delay.
Delay activities can have delay activity types that are valid for the delay activity class attached to the
delay type.
Delay Activity Types
Note: This functionality is restricted to Controller and Builder roles.
New delay activity types are created by going to Contents > Production > Delay Activity Type Finder.
Clicking New or Open displays the Delay Activity Type Editor, where you can enter a Name, Description
and Code. This then displays in the Delay Activity Type Finder.
Delay Activity Classes
Note: This functionality is restricted to Controller and Builder roles.
New delay activity classes are created by going to Contents > Production > Delay Activity Class Finder.
Clicking New or Open displays the Delay Activity Class Editor. An example screenshot with some delay
activity types already entered is shown below.
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This displays a list of ALL delay activity types that have been created, and selecting the Selected check
box attaches the delay activity type to the delay activity class.
Attaching a Delay Activity Class to a Delay Type
Delay types can optionally have delay activity classes associated with them. Only one delay activity
class can be associated to a delay type. Open a delay type, and select the delay activity class as shown
in the screenshot below.
Creating a Delay with Delay Activities
Delays may or may not have delay activities associated with them. To add delay activities to a delay, the
delay needs to have a delay type that has a delay activity class associated with it.
Note: This functionality is restricted to Controller, Builder and Maintenance Engineer roles.
You can create and modify delay activities in the Delay Editor, fromeither the Delay Assistant or Delay
Monitor.
On the Delay Editor, the Delay Activities tab is disabled until a delay type with an associated delay activ-
ity class is selected. An example is shown below, in the first screenshot the delay type Wait for Space
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does not have an associated delay activity, in the second screenshot the delay type Wait for Labour has
a delay type call Minor Service associated with it.
Note: The tab changes its name to that of the delay activity associated with it.
To add a new delay activity, click New, then click in the Activity column. A drop-down list provides the
activity options to choose from. Double-click the Duration field and set the length of the delay in the
popup dialog that displays. If you set the duration of the activity to be longer than the delay duration you
are given a warning and asked if you wish to continue or not.
You are also able to add a Work Order Reference number and a Description of the activity if necessary.
Splitting Delays with Delay Activities
When splitting a delay with associated delay activities, the delay is split initially into equal halves on the
nearest whole minute boundary and delay activity durations are not adjusted. Delay activities are duplic-
ated in each of the split delays and can be added, removed or modified on the Delay Splitter dialog.
Merging Delays
When merging delays the merge takes each delay activity where the delay activity type is equal and add
the duration. If there is a delay activity of the same activity type in each of the delays to be merged the
work order reference defaults to the work order of the delay activity in the first delay. If the work orders on
each of the delay activities in each of the delays is different, they will display in the Work Order field in a
drop-down list. You are then able to select one of the work orders to use. The descriptions for each delay
activity of the same delay activity type are concatenated. If the delay type is changed for the merged
delay, only the delay activities of types that are present in the delay activity class for the delay type are
active for merging.
All other delay activities are grayed out to indicate they will not be included in the merged delay.
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Delay Activities database changes
Delay Activities database changes
Tables
The following tables have been added to the MODEL schema.
• DELAY_ACTIVITY_CLASS
• DELAY_ACTIVITY_CLASS_TYPES
• DELAY_ACTIVITY_TYPE
The following tables have been modified in the MODEL schema.
DELAYCLASS
The following tables have been added to the HISTORICAL schema.
DELAY_ACTIVITY
The following tables have been modified in the HISTORICAL schema.
DELAY
The following views have been added to the HISTORICAL schema;
V_DELAY_ ACTIVITY_CLASS
V_DELAYACTIVITYTYPE
VM_DELAYDELAYACTIVITES
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Safety Checklist
Safety Checklist
The following improvements have been made to Safety Checklist Finder and Safety Checklist Editor in
release 4.0.
• The column heading on Safety Checklist Finder has changed fromMachine Categories to Machine
Classes.
• The tab name on Safety Checklist Editor has changed fromMachine Categories to Machine Classes.
• Selecting a category and clicking Apply or Save creates entries for the safety check itemagainst all
machine classes in that category.
• When on the Machine Classes tab, you can hold down the Ctrl key and click on all of the machine
classes you wish to apply the safety check itemto.
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Safety Check Record
Safety Check Record
The Page Configuration drop-down list has changed in release 4.0. You can now select All, Bad or Unac-
tioned.
• All
Displays all records regardless of whether they have a status of Good or Bad. Good results are displayed
in green, Bad in red.
• Bad
Displays all records that have a status of Bad regardless of whether or not they have been actioned. Res-
ults are displayed in red.
• Unactioned
Displays all records that have a status of Bad and have yet to be actioned. Results are displayed in red.
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Shift Change
Shift Change
This section documents numerous improvement made to Shift Change in release 4.0.
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Shift Change Finder
Shift Change Finder
When creating or editing a shift change in Shift Change Finder, the General tab now allows you to spe-
cify messages relating to the created shift change.
Select the type of error message you wish to view. Click Display Message Types to display all mes-
sage types.
• The Error check box is selected by default. When creating a new shift change there should not be
any Error messages.
• Selecting Warning or Information will display messages of that type. Each group of errors relates to
the table on a particular tab, for example Loading Tools.
• Each error row identifies the row number and column on the table of the particular tab in which the
error occurs.
In the screenshot below, the Operator column on the Loading Tools tab has an warnings on rows 1, 2, 3
and 4.
• Error messages display in red text.
• Warning messages display in orange text (as shown above).
• Information messages display in gray text.
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Shift Change Editor
Shift Change Editor
There have been several improvements to Shift Change Editor.
• Setting a tie-down location load state.
• Creating shift change tie-downs with penalty durations.
• Allow no further assignments until tie-down has ended.
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Setting a tie-down load state
Setting a tie-down load state
The load state of the truck on arrival at the tie-down destination is now set using the Destination Editor.
1. You can either open the Destination Finder and select a destination, or double-click the Destination
in the Destination column on the Tie-down tab that you wish to change the load state for.
2. Select either Full, Empty, or Full or Empty.
3. Click Save.
When Assignment performs the evaluations to assign a truck it will consider any scheduled assignments
that are within range. All locations on that scheduled assignment are considered where the destination
load state matches the current load state.
For a scheduled assignment to have a valid station to assign the truck to, the truck load state must
match at least one of the destination load states for the scheduled assignment. An example of this is
shown in the tables below.
Destination A
(Full Only)
Destination B
(Empty Only)
Destination C
(Full or Empty)
Truck 1
(Loaded)
OK Not OK OK
Truck 2
(Empty)
Not OK OK OK
Destination A
(Full Only)
Destination B
(Empty Only)
Destination C
(Full or Empty)
Scheduled
Assignment 1
Truck 1 A, B and C A and C
Scheduled
Assignment 2
Truck 1 A and B A
Scheduled
Assignment 3
Truck 1 B None
Scheduled
Assignment 1
Truck 2 A, B and C B and C
Scheduled
Assignment 2
Truck 2 A and B B
Scheduled
Assignment 3
Truck 2 A None
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Creating shift change tie-downs with penalty durations
Creating shift change tie-downs with penalty
durations
You are now able to configure a penalty duration against the shift change tie-down location
On the Shift Change Editor, the Tie-Downs tab has a Penalty column in the tie-down table, which allows
you to configure a penalty duration, given normal circumstances, for an operator to travel fromthe tie-
down station to the line out or dry room. The value should be an average duration. Penalty durations for a
station are not mandatory, and can be left at zero.
Creating a tie-down penalty duration
1. Click the Tie-down tab.
2. Double-click the Penalty column for the relevant tie-down destination. A dialog displays with day,
hour and minute duration field settings.
3. Set the required duration and click OK.
4. Double-click the Trucks cell for the destination you have just set the penalty on.
5. Select the Trucks to apply the tie-down penalty to. The penalty duration selected shows in the
Penalty Column for the relevant destination. The Count column displays the number of vehicles
the penalty applies to. An example is shown in the screenshot below.
The penalty duration in the example above now defines that when the selected trucks are to tie-down at
station FUELINT0 at shift change, the assignment engine must consider a penalty duration of 20
minutes, which corresponds to the travel time between FUELINT0 and the line out area.
6. Select the Auto create Tie Down Assignments check box.
7. Click Save. Scheduled Assignments are created as per usual.
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8. Open Scheduled Assignments Finder. The Destinations column shows the additional penalty
duration.
Note: Double-clicking a row with a destination tie-down penalty displays the Scheduled Assignment
Editor. If you click the Browsebutton beside the Stationfield, you will notice that the pop-up dialog
also contains the Penaltycolumn. You can double-click the Penalty column to change the penalty dur-
ation.
9. Click Save to save your changes and close the page.
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How penalty durations are evaluated
How penalty durations are evaluated
On the Scheduled Assignment Editor there are the following fields
• Required At
• Arrive After
• Arrive Before
Note: It is important to note that the scheduled assignment period window is for the scheduled assign-
ment as a whole.
Penalty durations greater than zero may be different for each destination or location defined in the sched-
uled assignment, for example, Workshop may have no penalty duration and FUELINT may have a 15
minute penalty. Assignment applies the penalty duration to these times at runtime when the assignment
engine is determining which tie-down location to assign the trucks to. The diagrambelow shows how the
scheduled assignment window is adjusted.
Assignment looks at the scheduled assignment for the truck and for each location in that scheduled
assignment it applies any penalty duration to effectively shift the scheduled assignment’s window of
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activity forward in time. Assignment then uses this time period to calculate the best assignment for the
truck.
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Tie-Down Assignments
Tie-Down Assignments
When a truck has an active scheduled assignment to travel to its tie-down station at shift change it will
not receive any further assignments until the tie-down has ended. If the truck goes off-course during its
travel to the tie-down station, it will not receive any further assignments.
When the scheduled assignment for the shift change tie-down allocation becomes active, the machine
operator receives the following message: “Current assignment is scheduled tie down. No further assign-
ments for shift” to which the operator must respond “OK” to acknowledge the message. This is captured
in the OFFICEMESSAGE historical table for future reference.
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Shift Change Allocations Monitor
Shift Change Allocations Monitor
The Shift Change Allocations Monitor now has an On Delay column.
This column displays Yes with the cell colored red if a machine is on delay, and No with the cell colored
green if the machine is not on delay. This is shown in the screenshot below.
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Sending operator messages to multiple machines
Sending operator messages to multiple
machines
When in Fleet Update Assistant, Machine Finder and Site Monitor, you are now able to send operator
messages to multiple Trucks, Loading Tools and Auxiliary Equipment by selecting contiguous or non-con-
tiguous machines, and choosing Send Message fromthe right-click menu.
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Outbound office message timeout
Outbound office message timeout
In Supervisor, Options > SystemOptions > Pit Link there is a new Option Set called Outgoing Mes-
sages.
On this page, the outbound office message timeout and retry is now configurable, with the default
timeout before resend being set at 10 seconds, and the number of retries for sending the message has
the default setting of 5 retries.
An example of the page is shown below.
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Travel Progress Monitor
Travel Progress Monitor
In Travel Progress Monitor, the default display is to show the Loading Tools and Processors in alpha-
betical order.
You are now able to add priority servers which display in the order you set them, before all other servers.
The priority servers are saved with the page configuration.
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Travel Progress Monitor
The machines will display in the order you set them. If you filter by another fleet and the machines you
selected are not in that fleet they will not display. However, they will remain as priority servers in the fleet
you selected themfrom.
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Travel Progress Manager drag and drop
Travel Progress Manager drag and drop
You are able to reassign a truck to a particular loading tool in Travel Progress Monitor, using the drag and
drop functionality.
To reassign a truck to a loading tool using drag and drop
1. Open Travel Progress Monitor.
2. Click the truck you wish to assign to a different loading tool, drag it to that loader, and release the
mouse button.
The Truck Assistant for the dragged truck opens displaying the Assign tab.
The loading tool is preselected, and displays in its compatibility color. Loading tools are colored
based on their suitability.
3. Click Assign to assign the truck to the loading tool.
.
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Travel Progress Monitor configure options
Travel Progress Monitor configure options
The following changes have been made to the Configure Options dialog on Travel Progress Monitor.
Empty trucks
Two new check boxes have been added to the Empty Trucks Tab in Travel Progress Monitor. The Load-
ing Tool Annotations panel now has the Coverage and Productivity check boxes.
Selecting these check boxes will display the Coverage and Productivity statistics with the Loading Tools
on Travel Progress Monitor.
Loaded trucks
Two new check boxes have been added to the Loaded Trucks Tab in Travel Progress Monitor. The Pro-
cessor Annotations panel now has the Productivity and Destination check boxes.
Selecting these check boxes will display the Productivity and Destination statistics with the Processors
on Travel Progress Monitor.
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Travel Progress Monitor configure options
Station trucks
Station trucks is a new tab, displaying a reduced set of the same options as the other tabs as shown
below.
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Personnel Editor
Personnel Editor
On the Personnel Editor, the Licenses in the License drop-down box are now sorted alphabetically, and
then alphabetically / numerically by class. For example, in the screenshot below, Truck comes after
Shovel, and within Truck, the 793s are before 797s, and Cs are before Ds.
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Site Editor - Rollback option for Surface
Site Editor - Rollback option for Surface
The office software now keeps track of the last ten changes to the Surface. This gives you the ability to
quickly revert to an earlier version of the Surface file fromwithin Site Editor.
When the Upload all DXF files to the Surface option is run fromthe Actions > Background Files win-
dow, or by clicking on the toolbar, the current Surface is automatically backed up, and the backup
file is timestamped with the current date and time, e.g.
Surface_2012_11_21_095656_411.dxf - Wed Nov 21 09:56:36 EST 2012
Each additional change is appended to the list, up to a maximumof ten changes. When this limit is
reached, the oldest file in the list is deleted when the next change is uploaded.
To revert to an earlier version of the Surface, select the Load backup surface option fromthe Background
Files window, then click OK.
A list of the available backups is displayed.
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Site Editor - Rollback option for Surface
Select the backup you want to load, then click OK.
The current backgrounds in Site Editor are replaced by the selected file. To use this data as the new Sur-
face, open the Background Files window again, select Upload all DXF files to the Surface and click OK.
The previous Surface will be backed up, and the file you have loaded will be set as the new Surface.
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Sending Scheduled Assignments
Sending Scheduled Assignments
When in Fleet Update Assistant and Site Monitor, you are now able to send scheduled assignments to
multiple Trucks by selecting contiguous or non-contiguous machines, and choosing Schedule Assign-
ment fromthe right-click menu.
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Deleting Scheduled Assignments
Deleting Scheduled Assignments
You are now able to delete scheduled assignments fromScheduled Assignment Monitor, by selecting
single, contiguous or non-contiguous assignments and clicking Delete.
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Dragline Operational Statistics
Dragline Operational Statistics
In release 4.0 the following features have been added for Draglines.
Cycles
Dragline operational states, e.g. Walking, Digging and Power Off, are used to generate Dragline Cycles.
Dragline Cycles can be viewed, merged, split and edited.
Delays
Draglines may be placed on delay. Dragline delays can be viewed, merged, split and edited.
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Machine Class Capabilities
Machine Class Capabilities
On the Capabilities tab of Machine Editor pages, the Use Class Capabilities option has been added.
When you select this option, the capabilities of the machine's class are inherited by the machine, in this
case the truck.
Once you have selected the Use Class Capabilities check box, the Capabilities check box is grayed out
so you cannot select specific capabilities for the machine.
You can clear the check box to enable the different capabilities for the machine.
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Machine Class Editor
Machine Class Editor
On the Machine Class Editor, for each machine class that displays the Machine Type tab , there is now a
Machine Type drop-down list at the top of the page under the Description field, which allows you to select
the type of machine.
Once a machine type is selected the Operator Interface field on the Onboard tab will be populated.
Note: This field was previously called the Category drop-down list on the General tab.
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Destination Chooser
Destination Chooser
Clicking the Destination field on a Machine Assistant page, e.g. Loading Tool Assistant, or Machine
Editor page, e.g. Loader Editor, now displays the Destination Chooser, which allows you to filter, search
for, and select a destination.
Destinations are color-coded as follows.
Blue - within 500mof the machine. See Supervisor, Options > SystemOptions > Machine Tracking >
Destinations to change the default distance.
Green - compatible destination.
Orange - have a material or destination type combustibility issue.
Red - not connected to the network.
If your site has a lot of destinations, you can click in the Type field and select a Filter to reduce the list.
Select one of
• Combined Source, Sink and Station
• Combined Source and Sink
• Combined Source and Station
• Sources
• Stations
depending on which Assistant or Editor you have open.
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Destination Chooser
You can also find a destination by starting to type the name of a destination in the Search field. The panel
underneath the field dynamically updates as you type.
The Destination Chooser can also be found on the Mining Block Editor when selecting a Stockpile or a
Locked Destination. The Chooser is the same as for machines, except that the filter options are as fol-
lows
• Combined Source, Sink and Station.
• Combined Source and Sink.
• Sinks. This option does not apply to Stockpiles.
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Cycle Editor
Cycle Editor
When viewing the Cycle Editor screen for an auxiliary or truck cycle, the office software now shows the
truck activity, and that it is traveling on an unknown road if the machine loses the GPS signal, rather than
leaving the columns blank. This makes it easier for you to correct the cycles.
Also, the Start Waypoint and End Waypoint columns have been renamed Start Position and End Pos-
ition.
Cycle Editor in release 4.0
Cycle Editor in previous releases
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Daylight Saving Timezones
Daylight Saving Timezones
In Supervisor, when setting a time zone which has daylight savings time, colored boxes display beside
any time fields in the office software, e.g. on Delay Assistant, Cycle Assistant, to indicate that the time
is displaying in Daylight Savings Time.
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On-board hardware configuration
On-board hardware configuration
Fromrelease 4.0, the way a machine’s on-board hardware is configured in the office software has
changed.
In earlier releases, on-board hardware was configured by choosing the corresponding on-board platform.
These platforms could represent the application of the machine, software and hardware combination,
software and version or related capability set. Furthermore, it was only the Detect-only based machines
which could be configured to have camera and radars.
Fromrelease 4.0, the machine's on-board systemis selected by choosing fromthe list of relevant oper-
ator interfaces and add-ons, then specifying the customconfiguration.
Operator interface
An operator interface is the physical on-board hardware that is installed on the machine, including
• CMPD
• Navigator
• G610
• Autonomous
• PC
The operator interfaces available for a machine are based on the office software license, and machine
category, e.g. Haul Truck, Scraper, Shovel, etc of the machine’s class.
Add-on and custom components
Add-ons represent other physical components, for example
• Cameras
• Radars
• Proximity Awareness
that can work with a particular operator interface.
The customconfiguration and add-ons available are also based on the office software license and
machine category of the machine’s class and the operator interface selected.
Example
Office software which is licensed for Fleet and Detect, allows a Haul Truck to have No (None), or a
CMPD operator interface. If CMPD is selected as the operator interface, then the available add-ons are
Camera, Radars and Proximity. The customconfigurations options are VIMS, TPMS, GPS or Detect.
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On-board hardware configuration
As part of the upgrade process fromrelease 3.x to release 4.0, the office software migrates existing con-
figurations to the new approach. Any configurations that could not be migrated are highlighted in the log
files and in the Mine Model Query. Typically, machines that could not be migrated have inappropriate con-
figurations or the machine category is not correct for the actual machine type, or the onboard is no longer
supported.
Impact of the changes
• Machines with inappropriate configurations will no longer work. For example, a Haul Truck which was
configured with a Scraper customconfiguration will no longer work.
• The version of the software that runs on an on-board systemcan no longer be specified.
• Terrain for Grading and Loading 4.0 is no longer supported and should be upgraded to the latest
version of the software.
• Fleet on CMPD2 is no longer supported and should be upgraded to the latest version of the
software
• Terrain Fuel and Lube is no longer supported
• CD550 is no longer an available option and is not supported
• It is expected that the on-board software should be the latest aligned version or the previous stable
version.
• Machines configured in the office software with the CMPD operator interface can only be (re-)flashed
with the latest software.
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On-board hardware configuration
On-board Software Versions Supported
Tope 3.1, 3.1.1, 3.2
Terrain for Grading and Loading 4.1, 4.2, 5.0
Terrain for Drilling and Draglines 6.8, 6.9, 7.0
CD550 No longer supported
For step-by-step instructions for configuring a machine, refer to the Fleet User manual.
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Mining Blocks: Archive Page configuration
Mining Blocks: Archive Page configuration
A new Page Configuration called Archive has been added to the Mining Block Finder page.
To view the archive page configuration
1. Open Mining Block Finder.
2. Select the Page Configuration drop-down list and select Archive.
When this is selected the Mining Block Finder page shows all mining blocks that can be archived, i.e.
they are inactive. Only inactive mining blocks can be archived.
Inactive blocks display as a red icon.
The columns on Mining Block Finder can be ordered in ascending or descending order, so you can see if
the mining block is suitable for archiving.
You are able to select multiple rows for archiving.
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Assignment Options U-Turn policy
Assignment Options U-Turn policy
In Supervisor, Contents > Setup > Assignment Options, on the Assignment Behaviour tab, when select-
ing the Never turn-around policy you should be aware that if the truck goes off course, or encounters a
Re-assign waypoint, iAssignment recalculates the assignment without considering the prior path
traveled and concludes that the truck has turned around. You should limit the use of Re-assign way-
points to those areas where the trucks are able to turn around.
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Data Share
Data Share
Data Share provides you with an open interface for integration with your other mining information sys-
tems. Closely integrated systems remove the need for duplicate data entry and allow business pro-
cesses to span systems and provide greater value to your operations.
The interface is built on open industry standard protocols (i.e. JSON data interchange, over REST web
services), and integration can be achieved by using off-the-shelf components. As such there are no pro-
prietary libraries or programfiles to integrate, reducing development costs and time to deploy.
Using the Data Share, systems external to the office software can send and receive data about oper-
ators, machine location, machine activities and materials as well as share text messages.
For example, business processes implemented in fleet management systems (FMS), enterprise
resource planning (ERP) and corporate reporting systems can commonly benefit through integration with
high precision guidance and control processes implemented by the office software.
The new functionality added to this release includes:
• the ability to integrate your existing HR systems with Operator Management within the office
software.
• the ability to integrate third party fuel management systems with Fuel Management within the office
software.
For more information on Data Share, contact your Cat Implementation and Deployment teams.
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Synchronizing Fleet and Terrain Data
Synchronizing Fleet and Terrain Data
When running both Fleet and Terrain you are able to synchronize the following entities.
• Job Codes
• Operators
• Delay Codes
• Machines
The tables below show which information will be synchronized for each of the entities as listed in the
code.
Job Codes
Fleet Terrain
Name Name
ID ID
Job Code Group JobCodeGroup
Operators
Fleet Terrain
Archived Archived
MacPassword Password
Name Name
OID ID
Delay Codes
Fleet Terrain
Archived Archived
Duration DefaultDuration
ID ID
Name Name
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Synchronizing Fleet and Terrain Data
Machines
Currently only the four machines classes shown below are common between Fleet and Terrain, therefore
these are the only ones you can synchronize.
Fleet Terrain
Loader Classes Wheel Loader
Surface Miner Classes Surface Miner
Dozer Unit Wheel Dozer
Grader Unit Motor Grader
You must enable synchronization on both Fleet and Terrain.
Data synchronization preparation
While the synchronization functionality will update records between the systems, it is not intended to
handle initial merging of data between the systems. Mine sites want to maintain consistent IDs between
the Fleet and Terrain systems. To ensure that the synchronization process enforces this consistency
with new records, a manual reconciliation between code, operator and machine IDs across the two sys-
tems should be performed before synchronization is enabled. If this is not performed, the synchronization
process may merge the existing data in unexpected ways. By performing this manual step of ensuring
the ids are correct in each system, the synchronization process will run smoother and more reliably.
Enabling data synchronization on Fleet
You should not enable these check boxes unless you are running Terrrain v1.3 or later.
Fleet has two check boxes in Supervisor which must be selected to enable or disable data syn-
chronization, Initial Sync and Live Sync. To enable data synchronization, do the following.
1. Navigate to Options > SystemOptions > Platform> System.
2. Click the Server tab, then click the Middleware button.
3. Select Initial Sync and/or Live Sync.
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Synchronizing Fleet and Terrain Data
Selecting Initial Sync then starting the client will pass the information for the entities mentioned above
fromFleet to Terrain, and Terrain will then pass its information to Fleet. This process will occur every
time you start Fleet if data has not been synchronized before.
If you select Live Sync, Fleet and Terrain automatically synchronize any changes you make to any of the
four entities. Only the change made will be re-synched.
Note: If you change either check box, e.g. you clear Live Sync, you must restart Fleet to activate the
change.
Machine associations
Both the Delay Type Editor and Job Code Editor have an Associations tab, associating machines with
delay and job codes. Only the four machine classes mentioned earlier are able to have their delay and job
code information synchronized.
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Platform
Platform
This section provides information on new and changed platforms used in conjunction with release 4.0.
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Java
Java
The office software operates with Java 1.6, and will install a copy for its own use. If you are installing
another version of Java, it must be compatible with the office software requirements. Check the Java_
Home directory to see which version you are running.
The office software, as currently configured, does not support Java 1.7, and it should not be
installed, used or configured.
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Memory sizes
Memory sizes
JVMheap size settings can now be set using Supervisor.
The Available options are SMALL, MEDIUMand LARGE.
• SMALL is for demonstration or test systems only, and should not be used for production.
• MEDIUMrequires a machine with a minimumof 16 GB memory, and may be a suitable initial
configuration for a mediummine site.
• LARGE requires a machine with a minimumof 24 GB memory, and may be a suitable initial
configuration for a large mine site.
Note: As requirements and JVMneeds vary considerably between sites, the Implementation and
Deployment teams should review and adjust the JVMheap configuration according to their current
best practices and knowledge. The Supervisor configuration is provided as a convenience to set an ini-
tial coarse configuration.
Any additional site-specific adjustments to the JVMheap sizes should be via editing the files in the
MSTAR_CONFIG\catalogs directory.
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GeoServer
GeoServer
Fromrelease 4.0, all capability sets make use of a GIS Server. A  GIS Server allows users to share GIS
resources and provide Google Maps style capability.
The GIS Server distributed with the office software is GeoServer version 2.2.2 at the time of writing.
GeoServer is installed and configured automatically as part of the office software install, and creates a
service called “M*GeoServer”.
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Web Client
Web Client
For release 4.0, a new client is available through the web browser.
The key features of the new client include:
• Pre-defined and customDesktops.
• Workflow-orientated tasks.
• Save as Draft option.
• Smart Search.
• Notifications.
• Zero install.
• Improved user experience and styling.
• Online Help.
The available functionality is based on the license you have. For further detail on the individual features
please refer to the relevant User manual.
For Fleet the new functionality includes:
• The ability to install the Remote Foreman's Terminal.
• Travel Progress Monitor.
• Site Map.
• Dashboards.
For new Health functionality see the Health section.
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Web Client
The web client can be accessed at http://<servername>:8080/minestar/ using Internet
Explorer 8 or greater with Flash 11 or greater.
To ensure there are no issues with Window security, it is recommended the web client is added to the
safe web site list.
You can do this by doing the following (based on Windows 7).
1. Start > Control Panel.
2. Click Internet Options.
3. Select the Security tab.
4. Click Local Intranet.
5. Click Sites.
• If the option to add the website is not available then Click Advance.
6. Type the web client address.
7. Click Add.
8. Click Close.
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BusinessObjects 4.0
BusinessObjects 4.0
Note: Fromrelease 4.0, only BusinessObjects 4.0 is supported.
The following sections highlight the changes and new features in BusinessObjects 4.0. Refer to the Fleet
Install manual for more detailed information.
For SAP documentation, please refer to http://help.sap.com/bobip40
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Knowledge Network
Knowledge Network
The Knowledge Network is a resource for sharing the following BusinessObjects-related topics between
Caterpillar Employees and Dealers. We encourage you to subscribe to this site to receive updates.
https://kn.cat.com/cat.cfm?id=15440
1. PDFs of Standard Reports and report specification documents
2. Customreports which Customers/Dealers want to share
3. Tips, tricks, tools, discussions
4. Success stories
5. Training materials (including AVI files)
6. Report Review Committee presentations and meeting minutes
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Hardware Requirements
Hardware Requirements
The BOXI 4.0 architecture is substantially different and requires more memory. In addition, the way that
BusinessObjects and MineStar interact leads us to recommend the following server hardware require-
ments.
• MinimumServer Hardware Requirements (Updated) 4 x 2.0 GHz Core CPU 16 GB RAMminimum/
recommended 32 GB. If you are a Dealer you may wish to add more RAM.
Note: Sizing Companion for SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (BI) 4.0 states: “In terms of
typical hardware in an enterprise scale deployment of BI 4.0, a node in a BI 4.0 cluster would typically
be an 8 core machine with 16GB minimumor equivalent.”
• MinimumClient Hardware Requirements: 2.0 GHz Core CPU 2 GB RAM
Note: Compiled binaries of SAP BusinessObjects BI software is supported on versions of the Win-
dows operating systemrunning on CPUs made by AMD or Intel
Recommended Disk Space Requirements SAP BusinessObjects BI (client installer):
• 14 GB for default installation with all languages installed
With the removal of Desktop Intelligence fromthe BusinessObjects 4.0 reporting suite, there is a greater
reliance on Java plugins, which require a reasonable level of available RAMto operate with.
Note: For full Fleet hardware requirements, please refer to the Fleet 4.0 Compatibility Matrix.
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KPISUMuniverse
KPISUM universe
Please note that the KPISUMuniverse in the standard BIAR file is a reference implementation universe
only. There are several changes in the following sections which you will want to update in your cus-
tomized KPISUM_XXX universe.
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Universe split for VIMS
Universe split for VIMS
Due to performance issues in BOXI 4.0, the objects required for VIMS reporting have been split out into a
separate VIMS universe. This universe is available as a patch in Fleet 3.1 and Fleet 3.1.1. Custom
reports should be repointed in 3.1.1 to the new VIMS universe prior to upgrading to BOXI 4.0 as there is a
known issue in BOXI 4.0 which prevents this.
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Support SQL Server
Support SQL Server
MineStar 4.0 and BusinessObjects XI 4.0 are soon to support SQL Server.
Note that Oracle and SQL server work differently when it comes to Daylight Savings Time (DST). For
example, the function displayLocalTime() in Oracle does not work in SQL Server. SQL Server has a func-
tion DisplayUTCTime() which can be used.
Customfunctions required a universe change where objects were prefixed with “dbo.” e.g. dbo.validDate
and dbo.interpolatedSMU
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Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
UTC dates have been incorporated into the MineStar database and BusinessObjects. Time zones
around the world are expressed as a positive or negative offset fromUTC. UTC time does not change
with the seasons e.g. for Daylight savings. It is recommended that you build reports using UTC time vari-
ables instead of local time.
There are 405 new UTC objects in the MSTARGE3 universe and 20 in the KPISUMreference universe.
The prompts have also been updated for UTC time, and all standard reports.
Note: Your KPISUM_XXX universe will need to be updated as well as all your customreports.
For BOreporting to work, the query against the database should be based on UTC variables, while the
data displayed in the report should reflect the local time equivalent.
Below is an example of the one-off changes needed to the “where” clause of every query.
Remove these prompts
SQL of the prompt
WHERE
(
CYCLE_S_FACT_MAIN.ENDTIME > (select dbo.displayutctime(dbo.shift_OR_date(@Prompt('1) Shift
Begin:','C','PromptsShifts\ShiftName',mono,free) ,'STARTTIME')) fromv_dual)
AND
CYCLE_S_FACT_MAIN.ENDTIME <= (select dbo.displayutctime(dbo.shift_OR_date(@Prompt('2)
Shift End:','C','PromptsShifts\ShiftName',mono,free) ,'ENDTIME')) fromv_dual)
)
Replace with the UTC equivalent object
SQL of the prompt
WHERE
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Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
(
CYCLE_S_FACT_MAIN.ENDTIME_UTC > (select dbo.displayutctime(dbo.shift_OR_date(@Prompt
('1) Shift Begin:','C','PromptsShifts\ShiftName',mono,free) ,'STARTTIME')) fromv_dual)
AND
CYCLE_S_FACT_MAIN.ENDTIME_UTC <= (select dbo.displayutctime(dbo.shift_OR_date(@Prompt
('2) Shift End:','C','PromptsShifts\ShiftName',mono,free) ,'ENDTIME')) fromv_dual)
)
Refer to Coordinated Time (UTC) in the BOXI 4.0 chapter of the Fleet Install manual for more inform-
ation.
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Changed Reports
Changed Reports
General changes affecting all reports
The following changes affect all reports.
• All remaining Health reports have been converted fromDeski to Webi.
• All reports are now "translation ready", where the variable GetLocalised() is wrapped around strings
so that they can be recognized by the translation tool as being a textual string to be translated. At the
time of release no translations have been exported to the repository. This is phase two of the project.
• Standard reports have been updated for UTC.
• Reports with an "&" in their title have been renamed as they cause errors in BOXI 4.0.
• Using MACHINE_N or PRIMARYMACHINE_N in the query condition of the report causes
performance degradation. Therefore, you should replace the name object with MachineOID in your
Customreports to improve performance.
Specific report changes
HE001p-Health Events
Application improvements to “Worst Value” allows better reporting of this in BusinessObjects to match
VIMS PC. In addition two objects were added; “Worst Value Unit” and “Worst Value Description”.
HE002p-All Events
Application improvements to “Worst Value” allows better reporting of this in BusinessObjects to match
VIMS PC. In addition two objects were added; “Worst Value Unit” and “Worst Value Description”.
HE003p-Health Events for Levels 2, 3
Application improvements to “Worst Value” allows better reporting of this in BusinessObjects to match
VIMS PC. In addition two objects were added; “Worst Value Unit” and “Worst Value Description”.
HE009p-Trend Summary Report
Context updates to include objects <Condition-TD> and <SampleRate-TD> so that data is not aggreg-
ated e.g.
ValidSampleSum= Sum((If IsNull(<FMI_D>) Then <Value_Q>) In (<ModelNumber-DS> ,<Machine_
NDS(
Trend Dataset Detail)> , <Datasetid> ,<FMI_D> ,<Timestamp> ,<Condition-TD>,<SampleRate-
TD>))
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Changed Reports
HE010p-Trends-By Machine-Detail
Context updates to include objects <Condition-TD> and <SampleRate-TD> so that data is not aggreg-
ated.
HE010d-TKPH Trends-By Machine-Detail
Context updates to include objects <Condition-TD> and <SampleRate-TD> so that data is not aggreg-
ated. Wildcard query conditions based on legacy VIMS values. Equivalent IDs were obtained for VIMS
3Gand added to the queries.
HE037d-Brake Trends, Truck-Detail
Wildcard query conditions based on legacy VIMS values. Equivalent IDs were obtained for VIMS 3Gand
added to the queries.
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New Reports
New Reports
Validation
• VD001_validateTruckCycles
• VD002_validateShovelCycles
• VD003_validateAuxCycles
System Health
SH001p-GWM Duplicates Information Shift
This report helps the proactive monitoring of average duplicate record message count and percentage for
each shift.
SH002d-OnBoard Hardware File version Information
This report helps the proactive monitoring of the On-board hardware file version information for each shift.
SH003d-Service Restart Information
This report helps the proactive monitoring of service restart information for each shift.
Health
• HE004-VIMS Version and Port Numbers
Template Historical
• TH150-Shift Change Allocation
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Changed Objects comparison
Changed Objects comparison
The following spreadsheets list the changed options between Fleet 3.1.1 and Fleet 4.0, and should be
included with these release notes. If they are not, please contact your Caterpillar support representative.
KPISUM4.0 vs 3.1.1
MSTARGE 4.0 vs 3.1.1
VIMS 4.0 vs MSTARGE 3.1.1
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Real-time KPIs
Real-time KPIs
Real-time KPIs provide functionality for you to define and capture KPI data to be monitored and analyzed
in real time. They are defined in xml files in MineStar, which allows the data to be persisted to the data-
base and used in BusinessObjects or other third party dashboards. The real-time KPIs are updated every
few seconds, allowing you to monitor your mine in real time.
Refer to the Fleet Install manual for more information.
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BORefresh end of life
BORefresh end of life
The BORefresh tool is now end of life. Refer to Deprecated Features and Functionality for more inform-
ation.
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Command for hauling Reference Implementation BIAR
Command for hauling Reference
Implementation BIAR
For Command for hauling sites, there is a Reference Implementation BIAR on the Knowledge Network
which is available for downloading. While it splits out data by Manual and Autonomous categories,
manned sites could still use these reports if they wish and they will only see the manned results. The
BIAR contains the following reports.
• AHS-01-Availability and Utilisation
• AHS-02-Daily Report
• AHS-03-Delays by Category
• AHS-04-Error Check
• AHS-05-Loader Performance
• AHS-06-Management Report - Weekly
• AHS-07-Production Cycle Breakdown - detail and delays
• AHS-08-Production Cycle Breakdown - detail
• AHS-09-Production Cycle Breakdown
• AHS-10-Tons by Destination
• AHS-11-Rise and Fall
• AHS-12-Cycle Performance Management
• AHS-13-Shift Lead Delay Report
• AHS-14-Shift Summary
• AHS-15-Operator Summary
• AHS-16-Obstacle Clear
• AHS-17-Time Elapsed to first Dump
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Oracle RMAN
Oracle RMAN
Oracle Recovery Manager allows you to backup and recover your Oracle databases, and has the ability
to
• performincremental backups.
• back up the control file and the SPFILE.
• enforce the retention policy for archive redo log files.
• report the files needed for the backup
• restart the failed backup fromthe point of failure, without starting fromthe beginning. This is much
faster, when compared with other traditional backup strategies.
The process for implementing Oracle RMAN has been added into the Install manual as an appendix.
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Third Party tool changes
Third Party tool changes
The following section describes third party tool changes in release 4.0.
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Windows Task Scheduler
Windows Task Scheduler
Note: Fromrelease 4.0, Splinterware SystemScheduler has been removed and replaced with Win-
dows Task Scheduler.
Windows Task Scheduler is used to control the scheduled tasks that help maintain Fleet functions, and
performroutine housekeeping tasks. Windows Task Scheduler provides the same features as Splin-
terware SystemScheduler to enable you to schedule tasks, and the ability to enable, disable and res-
chedule scheduled tasks.
Refer to the Fleet Install manual for more information and details on configuring Windows Task Sched-
uler.
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FTP Server
FTP Server
Transferring VIMS report files to the office software for new-generation VIMS units requires a local FTP
server for the files to be transferred to. The transfer type is also optionally available on the latest HIMver-
sions.
See the Fleet install manual for detailed installation steps.
Refer to the VIMS compatibility matrix for machines with VIMS 3G.
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Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2
Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 on
Windows Server 2008 R2
Note: SQL server is for new installs only. You cannot upgrade fromOracle to SQL Server.
Release 4.0 provides limited support for SQL Server 2008 R2 as the systemdatabase. The following lim-
itations apply.
• The SQL Server cannot be set up remotely, that is, the mstarrun commands checkDataStores,
createDataStores and makeDataStores must be run locally on the database server machine.
• The matarrun commands for database import and export may require the installation of third-party
tools.
• The GeoServer feature of the office software (installed with the office software installer) only works
with the office software’s coordinate systemwhen in an SQL Server-only installation. You cannot use
customcoordinate systems. The impact of this is that images imported into the office software need
to be in the local coordinate systemnot in another coordinate system. Furthermore, any integration
with third party systems should use the local coordinate system.
Other points to note
• The mstarFiles folder on the database server should be shared over the network, with read and write
access to the network users.
• The SQL Server windows service should be run using a domain account which has read and write
access to the MineStar shared folder over the network and admin access in the database windows
server.
The process for installing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 has been added
into the Install manual as an appendix.
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Running Fleet on SQL Server
Running Fleet on SQL Server
The process for setting up Fleet to run using SQL Server has been added as an Appendix to the Install
manual.
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VMSnapshot - Known Issue
VM Snapshot - Known Issue
If you are using VMs and running VMsnapshots, there is a known issue with running the VMsnapshots
which may cause a lack of functionality within the system.
You should disable the VMsnapshot functionality.
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Installation
Installation
The following sections describe changes to, and requirements for, the install process.
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Installation procedure
Installation procedure
Caterpillar recommends backing up the data fromyour current model before upgrading. Refer to the Fleet
Administration manual for backup instructions.
Upgrading from release 3.x to release 4.x
Upgrading fromrelease 3.x to release 4.x requires a full uninstall and install. This ensures all the services
and dependencies are installed correctly
1. Uninstall the existing version of the office software.
2. Uninstall GeoServer if installed.
Note: Step 2 is only applicable for systems with a Detect license, or those running the pre-release ver-
sion of the Remote Foreman's Terminal.
3. Restart the Application Server
4. Install the office software. See the Fleet Install manual.
5. Open Supervisor as an Administrator.
6. Select Contents> Setup> Setup Tools.
7. Select makeDataStores.
8. Click Advanced Options.
9. On the Schema tab select Major Upgrade.
10. Click Run.
Note: This process may take more than ten minutes to complete.
11. To make use of GeoServer, you need to configure the following setting in Supervisor. See the Fleet
Administration & Configuration manual for more information.
• Mine Boundaries. Options> System Options> Machine Tracking> Mine Boundaries.
Optionally, you can also configure the following setting. See the Fleet Administration &
Configuration manual for more information.
• GPS Coordinate Transform. Options> System Options> Pit Link > GPS Coordinate
Transform. Then select the Enable coordinate transformations check box, and select the
appropriate CRS definition. This is set to UTMby default.
12. In Supervisor, select Content> Setup> Setup Tools> publishCoordinateSystem.
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13. Click Run.
14. Once the process is complete, restart the M*GeoServer service.
15. Ensure the GeoServer service is running.
16. Select makeSpatialStores.
Systems migrating from release 3.1.1 with a Detect license or a pre-release version of
Remote Foreman's Terminal, should select "Update existing spatial stores".
17. Click Run.
18. Restart the M*MineTracking Service.
Note: The mine model is synched with GeoServer when the M*MineTracking service starts.
Upgrade path for minor releases
As of release 3.1.1, minor releases can be upgraded using the Zip Upgrade Process.
Exception running makeSpatialStores
If you receive an error running makeSpatialStores, refer to Troubleshooting GeoServer.
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Zip upgrade installation
Zip upgrade installation
If you are upgrading fromMineStar 3.x to 4.0 you must follow the installation procedure for upgrading
fromthe installer.
The Zip Upgrade option is only applicable if you have already installed MineStar 4.0.
Zip upgrade release artifacts
You need the following files to performthe upgrade.
• Zip upgrade file
• mstarx-xx-x.zip
• Web deployment files
• minestar.war
• minestar-rest.war
Zip upgrade steps
This section describes how to performthe zip upgrade.
1. Stop the MineStar services.
2. Copy mstarx-.xx-x.zip into the directory mstarFiles\systems\main\updates\builds.
3. Open Supervisor as an Administrator.
4. Select Contents> Management> Software Updates.
5. Select the Builds tab.
6. Change the Current Build to match the release. The build should follow the format mstarx-xx-x.
For example, the MineStar 4.0 M4-3 build will be 4.0-M4-3.
7. Click Apply.
8. Click Yes to confirmyou want to update.
9. If you have installed patches for the previous build, you will be asked to decide if you want to keep
these patches when you install the new build. By default, patches are removed when a new build is
installed.
If you want to keep a particular patch, select it fromthe Uninstall list and use the arrows to move it
to the Keep list, then click OK to confirmyour selection.
10. After the task has run, click OK. Supervisor closes.
11. Open Supervisor again as Administrator.
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12. Select Contents > Management > Software Updates.
13. Click Make System.
14. After the task has run, click Close.
15. Select Contents > Setup > Setup Tools.
16. Select makeDataStores.
17. Click Run.
Note: This process may take more than ten minutes to complete.
18. Start the M*Geoserver service.
19. Select makeSpatialStores and click Update existing spatial stores.
20. Click Run.
21. When the process has finished, click Close.
22. Close Supervisor.
23. Copy the MineStar web deployment files to mstar\jetty\webapps.
24. Start the MineStar services.
The software has now been updated to the latest version.
Note: The desktop icons for MineStar and Supervisor do NOT get updated in this process. You need
to update themfromthe new \mstarFiles folder.
Exception running makeSpatialStores
If you receive an error running makeSpatialStores, refer to Troubleshooting GeoServer.
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Troubleshooting GeoServer
Troubleshooting GeoServer
Users and office software administrators should NOT need to access GeoServer.
For troubleshooting purposes, the office software instance of GeoServer can be accessed by doing the
following.
1. Open a web browser.
2. Go to http://<servername>:7070/geoserver/
3. Enter the username and password.
i. The default username is “admin”.
ii. The default password is “m*geoserver”.
Note: For systems migrating from3.1.1 with a Detect license or a pre-release version of the Remote
Foreman's Terminal, the default password is “geoserver”.
4. Once logged in, the MineStar Stores, Layers and Layer Groups can be accessed.
Exception error when running makeSpatialStores
If you receive an exception error when running makeSpatialStores, follow the procedure below to resolve
the issue.
1. Log in to GeoServer as per the procedure above.
2. Click the Work Space link.
3. Click the MINESTAR work space link.
4. Review the MINESTAR work space detail (Services WCS, WFS and WMS only).
5. Go back to the Work Space link.
6. Select the MINESTAR work space check box, and click Remove selected workspace(s). A dialog
displays displaying the objects in the work space you are about to delete.
7. Click Ok to delete the objects.
8. Click Logout.
9. Stop the GeoServer service in Task Manager.
10. Open Supervisor, if it is not already open.
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11. Click Contents > Setup > Setup Tools.
12. Click publishCoordinateSystem, and click Run.
13. Start the GeoServer service in Task Manager.
14. In Supervisor, run makeSpatialStores.
15. Close Supervisor.
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Configuring Windows Auto Updates
Configuring Windows Auto Updates
Having Windows download and install updates automatically can cause an unscheduled server restart.
The MineStar Champion should discuss this with the local IT support teamand negotiate a suitable out-
age window for updates (and restarts) to be scheduled in. This way the MineStar services can be
stopped in a controlled manner before the server restart occurs.
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Oracle Database 11g Express Edition
Oracle Database 11g Express Edition
The Oracle Database 11gExpress Edition (Oracle Database XE) installation option is now available for
Health, Pit Link (Health install option), Detect and Fleet for Underground.
See the respective Install manuals for detailed installation considerations.
Note: Oracle Database XE  is a free product that does not require licensing. However, it is con-
strained in performance and data size. Therefore, release 4.0 can only support installations with low
performance requirements and small data quantity. Furthermore, the data storage of the database
must be located on a high performance I/Odevice. Oracle strongly advises against network share
drives, compressed or virtualized partitions for database storage.
See the Compatibility Matrix document for more information on application sizing and performance
guides.
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Health install and Licensing options
Health install and Licensing options
To align Health with the other Cat® MineStar™Systemcapability sets, release 4.0 introduces new
Install and Licensing options. These include the following,
PitLink
The PitLink install is aimed at remote customer sites, and facilitates download and on-forwarding of
VIMS files. This install option leverages Oracle Express and Corporate Data Management
Basic Health
Basic Health is a low-end Health install for existing Terrain and Detect customers. It extends PitLink
with the addition of the Health web -based user interface.
Site Health
Site Health is a high-end Health install for existing Fleet and Command customers. It extends Basic
Health with the addition of Advanced Reporting and Alarms.
MVRS
MVRS is a high-end Health install for Dealers.
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Health configuration changes
Health configuration changes
There have been some changes to the configuration steps for Health, and for configuring VIMS, VIMS
3Gand TPI devices.
makeDataStoresHealth
It is no longer necessary to run mstarrun makeDataStoresHealth after initial installation, or after receiv-
ing a VIMS definition update.
Refer to the Initializing Health section of the Initial Fleet Configuration chapter of the Fleet Administration
chapter for more information.
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Deprecated features and functionality
Deprecated features and functionality
The following sections detail features and functionality that has been deprecated fromrelease 4.0.
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VIMS 3GDownload Job
VIMS 3G Download Job
Fromrelease 4.0 onwards, the VIMS 3GDownload job has been deprecated.
Early versions of VIMS 3Gfor 793F-series haul trucks, version 7.2. and below, contain a distinct down-
load job that is separate to the standard VIMS file download job. A new release of VIMS 3Gfor 793F-
series haul trucks is available which no longer requires this separate VIMS file download job and there-
fore to avoid confusion the job has been deprecated.
For more details on compatibility between VIMS versions and the office software see the compatibility
matrix.
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BusinessObjects 3.x
BusinessObjects 3.x
BusinessObjects 3.x is not supported with release 4.0. Release 4.0 will require BusinessObjects 4.0.
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4.0 Release Notes
Deski Reports
Deski Reports
Deski is not supported by BusinessObjects 4.x, therefore the office software no longer provides support
reports in Deski. All reports are now delivered in Webi.
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BORefresh
BORefresh
The BORefresh tool is now end of life. This is because BORefresh only works with Deski, and as Busi-
nessObjects 4.x does not support Deski, there is no longer any support for BORefresh.
BusinessObjects Report Scheduling and Publications are the preferred tools you should use as a viable
alternative. If these do not provide all the functionality that you require, please contact BusinessObjects
customer support with details of your required enhancements.
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4.0 Release Notes
Oracle 10g
Oracle 10g
Oracle 10 g functionality is not supported in release 40
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4.0 Release Notes
Fleet on-board systemchanges
Fleet on-board system changes
The following sections describe changes to Fleet on-board systems.
New Feature - Fluid Transaction
On-board Hardware Changes
Startup Connectivity Check
Display Deprecation
Information Module Compatibility
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Fluid Transaction
Fluid Transaction
New functionality has been added to allow a machine operator to record fluids dispensed to another
machine. You can configure Tope to include a new fluid transaction window. You can select the cat-
egory, specific type, and quantity of fluids being dispensed fromthis window, as well as the SMU at
which the fluids were dispensed.
Pressing the ID field displays a list of machines, as shown below, fromwhich you can select the
machine receiving the fluid(s).
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On-board hardware changes
On-board hardware changes
Several changes have been made to improve the robustness of on-board hardware:
• Cables previously utilizing RJ45 sockets have been replaced with 6-position Deutsch DT connectors.
Harnesses with these connectors will make durable environmentally-sealed connections with other
Caterpillar networking hardware utilizing compatible connectors. Adapters are available for making
durable connections to RJ45 cables.
• The coaxial cable for making the connection fromthe GPS receiver to the GPS antenna has been
replaced with an improved armored two-piece design. One cable will connect to the GPS antenna at
one end and has a bulkhead connector at the other. The bulkhead connector allows for locating a
connection point near the antenna mount. The second cable will connect fromthe GPS receiver to the
second cable. Providing a disconnect near the antenna mount will improve serviceability of the cables
and machine.
• New harnesses are available to improve installation on select machines utilizing VIMS 3G.
• A new harness is available to support dual GPS receivers on rotational machines running Tope.
• The need for a display adapter harness on machines running Fleet and Object Detection has been
eliminated.
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Startup connectivity check
Startup connectivity check
Tope now has the ability to check for connectivity to the MineStar server at startup before allowing login.
This functionality can help prevent a number of problems fromoccurring if the Fleet onboard system
starts before the machine’s connection to the network has been made.
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Display deprecation
Display deprecation
The CD550 running Tope 1.X and CMPD 2 running Tope 2.X will not be supported for use with Fleet 4.0.
Machines utilizing a CD550 or CMPD 2 should upgrade to Tope 3.X running on a CMPD 3.
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4.0 Release Notes
Health Information Module compatibility
Health Information Module compatibility
Tope 3.X will require the machine to have a Health Interface Module (HIM) running firmware version 2.0.2
or newer or a third generation Vital Information Management System(VIMS 3G) utilizing the new file
format.
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Health Information Module compatibility
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4.0 Release Notes
Resolved issues
Resolved issues
The resolved issues below are those for build M8-2.
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
MSTAR-
10564 /
FLT-31
TSC-
10073-13
PitLink:
Machines &
Fixed Plant
The exception caused by Loadout Unit Class when gen-
erating the machine type files has been resolved. Also
added a guard to bypass some failures by machine
classes (if there are any) so as to continue the processing
of files.
MSTAR-
10065/
FLT-9
GIS The layer groups in Geo-Server are now created with the
dp-prefix and namespace in their name. eg MS_
MINESTAR_MODEL
FLT-27 GIS
A no such element exception on the iterator of a geo-
server update is now handled correctly. Updates to be
ignored now contain 'null' geometry
FLT-30 Infrastructure
Delays now synchronize successfully between Terrain
and MineStar.
FLT-34 Assignment Assignment events are now being displayed in Assign-
ment Event Monitor.
FLT-39 Infrastructure Data Share now works as expected.
FLT-43 Services
The observed NullPointerException error which has been
occurring when deleting a Destination (in the Destination
Assistant page) is fixed now. This fix also prevents
LazyInitializationException and Arrayindexoutofbounds
as well.
FLT-49 Infrastructure
The delete functionality has been improved for DBData-
man.
FLT-53 Infrastructure Data mismatch between Oracle and SQL server for the
tables R_CALENDAR and R_PROPERTY_FACT is
fixed. R_CALENDAR table was not getting dropped every
time MDS is run which caused the mismatch depending
upon the number of times MDS is run.
FLT-62 Services The CycleGenerator was taking an extended amount of
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Resolved issues
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
time to start when no cycle state recovery files were
present due to the execution of some inefficient database
queries. This fix improves the execution time of the data-
base queries and allows the CycleGenerator to start
quickly when there are no cycle state recovery files.
FLT-63 Infrastructure
A change to the implemented of AbstractPer-
sistentObject.hashCode() has been reverted to maintain
existing functionality.
FLT-68 Infrastructure
makeDataStores now supports index columns that have a
default value.
FLT-70 Infrastructure makeDataStores (major) now removes duplicate rows
fromthe MACHINE_CATEGORY_CAPABILITY table so
that the MACHINE_CATEGORY_CAPABILITY_PK
primary key can be created.
FLT-86 User Interface Destination name is displaying twice in the scheduled
Assignment Monitor when creating shift change. Made
changes in the scheduled assignment pages to reflect
this.
FLT-111 Infrastructure
Summary can now be run for STANDBY server and the
delay and cycle data is moved to STANDBY server.
FLT-196 GIS
There are no longer errors when the sychronization of the
grade blocks layer to GeoServer takes place.
HLT22 A file log record is created on import of payload and event
files as per other VIMS report categories.
HLT-30 Fixed the problemwith missing data due to identical chan-
nel name in critical trend reports (HE410Ad-Crit-
icalTrends).
HLT-31
Corrects fuel consumption trend decoding for 777G. More
over corrects decoding of data points with flow and pres-
sure unit types
HLT-33
Fixed the problemwith service hours not mapped cor-
rectly to data points when importing VIMS NFF files.
HLT-35 Air Filter and Parking Brake channel and trend data are
now decoded correctly.
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Resolved issues
The resolved issues below are those for build M9-1.
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
AHS-63 Fleet Corrected database primary key violation allowing the
class of a truck to be correctly changed.
FLT-15 TSC-
04281-
12, TSC-
0766-13
User Interface Fixed the problemwith scheduled jobs being stacked up
when a job takes a long time to run e.g. VIMS Import
Job. The job is now skipped if another instance is still
running. Users can configure this feature in Supervisor.
FLT-106 User Interface Corrected the coverage map generation job so that it
does not throw NullPointerExceptions if there are no
.gwmfiles to process.
FLT-131 TSC-
08775-12
Infrastructure Preferred machines are now being saved with ordering
details.
The Personnel Editor is now correctly being updated
when displaying new persons.
FLT-135 TSC-
10080-13
User Interface In Personnel Finder, when trying to edit the records, and
also when trying to open/preview the archived records
they now display correctly on Quick view.
FLT-158 Infrastructure Default dates are now based on the offset in the shift
format pattern set in Supervisor for the selected shift
type in the dropp-down list. {0} = start date {1} = finish
date {2} = instant after finish date {3} = halfway between
start and finish dates {4= 24 hours after start {5} = 24
hours before finish {6} = 7 days after start {7} means 7
days before finish Also for an offset of 1 against the 12
hour night shift or the 3rd 8 hour shift the Roster Editor
will display based on the shift finish date, which for any
given day, displays the night shift first i.e. the night shift
finishing on that day.
FLT-155 User Interface
When editing a delay the delay duration is now retained
and not overwritten by the selected delay type.
FLT-160 User Interface Loading tools are now valid destinations for shift change
and when enabled can be used as a tie down location for
all machines.
FLT-167 TSC- Saving the page config fromthe Onboard Files Assist-
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Resolved issues
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
10736-13 ant now maintains the correct page config that was
used to create it.
FLT-174 Infrastructure Incrementing missed counts on waypoints no longer
fails.
FLT-176
TSC-
10505-13
Services
Start time should be enabled when creating a delay with
and unknown duration but should not be enabled when
editing the delay.
FLT-179
TSC-
10473-13
Services
The Delay Type tree in the Delay Editor Page now
opens up collapsed as per MineStar v3.1.
FLT-194 TSC-
10421-13
Services When the KPI Summary engine was processing an
update to a cycle (for example a Loader cycle may be
updated when the truck that was loaded completes it's
Truck cycle), the engine was not correctly removing the
old KPI values before adding the new ones. This was
resulting in some instances incorrect realtime KPI val-
ues.
FLT-197 TSC-
10794-13
User Interface The Split Cycle Wizard now displays the Start/End Pos-
ition Name instead of the XYZ coordinate.
FLT-202
TSC-
10423-13
Services
When trucks are put on delay the icon in the site monitor
now correctly turns grey to show the truck is on delay.
FLT-203
Zero fluid amounts will still display a warning but will
allow the user to still save the values if required. Val-
idation errors that prevent the saving of data are dis-
played as errors instead of warnings.
FLT-206 Architecture Fixed the issue while running exportDataStores for his-
torical and summary DB fromclient machine.
FLT-210 TSC-
10703-13
The infrastructure layer is for command and has been
removed for fleet-health licenses.
FLT-223 Services
Error when opening the Safety Check Record prevented
the page fromshowing any data. These have been
fixed.
FLT-226 TSC-
10920-13
User Interface With a Fleet license, the default Create itemin Site
Editor is a road, not a DXF poly line. When creating
roads the default shapes are ignored and the user needs
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Resolved issues
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
to free formclick the road shape.
FLt-239 Architecture A migration script has been added to detect and correct
invalid data in the DELAY_GROUP_SUBDIR table that
would prevent database constraints frombeing created.
FLT-277 TSC-
09863-
13, TSC-
09309-13
Assignment Manual assignments are now considered active which
means scheduled manual assignments are properly
handled when determining if an assignment is locked. A
truck's assignment is locked when the truck is in the
same the lane/waypoint which requested the previous
assignment. For example, if a truck's state changes at
the same waypoint which prompts two assignment
requests, then the truck's first assignment will not be
overridden.
FLT-286 GIS
Fixed Hibernate LazyIntializationException when pro-
cessing notifications of changed Grade Blocks.
FLT-289
When exporting the Time Usage Model to XML the
'waitForSpotDuration' embedded variable is included to
prevent validation errors.
FLT-306 A change to iPretend was made to improve inter-
operability with other simulation tools. Two new options
were added:
-include <machines>
Only simulate the specified machines
-exclude <machines>
Do not simulate the specified machines (i.e .-ignore)
Additional checks were added to prevent iPretend from
issuing commands for ignored machines.
FLT-45 Exceptions no longer occur when editing the name of a
machine category and then trying to edit a machine
under the same category.
FLT-56 User Interface
A selection box has been added for Seconds in the
DelayEditor page duration field.
FLt-72 User Interface
The errors when opening some of the Delay Monitor
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Resolved issues
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
page configurations have been addressed. The max-
imun column widths in the Delay Monitor have all been
removed and the page will now show a horizontal scroll
bar to support wider columns.
FLT-85 User Interface Now able to select the delay types while creating
Manual or Automatic scheduled assignments when
using Scheduled Assignment Editor.
HLT-35 Air Filter and Parking Brake channel and trend data is
correctly decoded.
HLT-53
Improved processing of HS3 VIMS reports containing
undefined histograms
HLT-56
Supporthas been added for additional transmission
trends available on F series Large Mining Trucks with
VIMS 3GNFF .
HLT-58 The VIMS file download process now produces a single
request at a time even after recieving an error from
VIMS 3GNFF device.
HLT-59 Newer generation VIMS 3Gunits encourage a valid
timezone to be set during VIMS configuration with CAT
Electronic Technician. This change requires that
MineStar Office communicates its timezone when
attempting to synchronize the clock between device
and MineStar office. The clock synchronization can be
performed the following ways:
1) Through the Synchronize VIMS clock with office job
2) During VIMS file download if default Set VIMS clock
supervisor option for VIMS file downloads
3) Between Fleet On-board (TOPE) and VIMS via iDesk
4) Between VIMS and GPS
This improvement adds an option to methods 1 & 2 to
optionally include the timezone information of the
MineStar office installation.
UX-43
Server, User
Interface
In the web client smart search can find a machine by its
serial number and the Manage Machines page can be
filtered by a serial number.
The resolved issues below are those for build M10-1.
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Resolved issues
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Com-
ponent
Description
CMD-115 User Inter-
face (Web)
Added support in Machine Configuration for the Terrain
Mobile product.
CMT-1436 Delay codes being synchronized with Terrain were not
being applied to MineStar if only the duration was
changed in Terrain. Neither would Delay Codes with
only changes to the duration be sent to Terrain via the
sync process. The code was updated to check for
changes to the duration along with the other syn-
chronized attributes for a Delay Code.
FLT-168
Infrastructure The licence cache now reloads before checking for the
licences. This allows operators to log in as soon as
machine is created in MineStar.
FLT-178
TSC-10742-
13
User Inter-
face (Java)
The Scan button is no longer enabled while thn scan pro-
cess is running in the Data Model validation page. The
fix avoids the user interface error when the user tries to
hit the Scan button multiple times while the scan pro-
cess is not completed yet.
FLT-192 TSC-10797-
13
Services The cycle editor and wizard now listen for events where
a cycle has been deleted so that users editing a deleted
cycle can be notified that the record is no longer avail-
able.
FLT-204 TSC-10836-
13
User Inter-
face (Java)
Snapping a waypoint to the surface no longer looks for
autonomy services that are not running.
FLT-230 Assignment
Errors no longer occur when modifying a scheduled
assignment because of locations not being setup prop-
erly as Scheduled Assignment Locations.
FLT-257 Assignment
Removed logging statements which were causing
errors.
FLT-263 Services When a delay is deleted, but a corresponding cycle
activity can not be found, a warning is logged and delay
deletion is allowed.
FLT-282 TSC-11376-
13
User Inter-
face (Java)
Updated the kpi labels to be unit agnostic i.e. Bank
Volume. Also updated units.xml so that imperial bank
densities default to the correct units.
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Resolved issues
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Com-
ponent
Description
FLT-292 Services
When both the Personnel Finder and Machine Licence
Finder are opened in the client, changes to the licences
held by personnel are now available in both pages
without requiring the page to be closed.
FLT-302 Infrastructure The Machine License Adaptor is now an extension.
FLT-345 Services Any objects fetched fromHibernate as a "Hibern-
ateProxy" are now converted into the correct domain
object before being returned.
FLT-347 Architecture The Audit History page has been removed fromthe cli-
ent.
FLT-348
User Inter-
face (Java)
The properties files which defined the columns available
to the Delay Monitor still referenced the deleted "cat-
egory" column. These obsolete references have been
removed.
FLT-349
TSC-11543-
13
Assignment
The handling of a material change on a truck is ignored
for an empty truck preventing a dipper report without a
loading state change fromcausing a reassignment of
the truck.
FLT-351 Shift Change Allocation Monitor now correctly reflects
what the Delay Monitor is showing in terms of delayed
vehicles.
FLT-357 TSC-11603-
13
Services PositionReports missing either State and/or Location
were being received and processed by MineStar.
MineStar now either ignores or warns when an incom-
plete event is processed rather than throwing excep-
tions that can pollute the logs.
FLT-368
TSC-11911-
13
Infrastructure
Operators can now be removed frommachines in
Machine Assistants.
FLT-375 Assignment Updated the handling of trucks ignored for assignment.
FLT-378 User Inter-
face (Java)
Fix updates of the active status of grade blocks.
FLT-379 Services Fix setting fluid details on a ServiceHours event.
FLT-380 TSC-11726- Services Improved performance of VIMS histogramimports.
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4.0 Release Notes
Resolved issues
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Com-
ponent
Description
13
FLT-381 Infrastructure
The V_HEALTH_EVENT view will now be created on
sql server.This will also fix the update issue in the
MEASURE_DEF table on sqlserver.
FLT-387 TSC-07321-
12 TSC-
11540-13
TSC-12017-
13
Assignment The assignment event logger will now not show unable
to assign messages unless an assignment has been
requested by the controller or the truck.
FLT-391 Infrastructure A thread safety problemcould lead to corruption of data
packets. This is particularly a problemwhen using iPre-
tend.
FLT-399 Infrastructure
The LicenceCache was being reloaded multiple times
(once for every machine) whenever a machine was
opened for editing in the Machine Finder. This resulted
in unacceptable performance, particularly on large
mines. The LicenceCache is now only reloaded when
changes are made that affect licences.
FLT-402
Infrastructure,
Services
If periods e.g. Day, Week, Month etc are set with the off-
set of 1 (finish date) then period selections will organise
by shifts finishing in the selected period. This will allow
the period selectors to work correctly where periods are
specified by finish time rather than start time. Also the
shift label in the shift change editor defines the start and
finish times of the shift to avoid ambiguity where sites
have the finish time offset (1).
FLT-413 Assignment Assignment would not correctly determine the travel
times between loading tools and processors for
autonomous trucks. This caused over saturation of load-
ing tools and/or processors, as well as made the pro-
duction requirements and other features of Assignment
not work as expected. This has been fixed and autonom-
ous trucks using lane based assignment will now oper-
ate correctly with normal fleet allocation to all servers
based upon actual travel time information.
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Resolved issues
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Com-
ponent
Description
FLT-421 TSC-11891-
13
Infrastructure Operators can now log on to Auxiliary machines.
FLT-436
TSC-11890-
13
Services Nightly snapshots no longer fail.
FLT-440
TSC-08132-
12, TSC-
11717-13
Assignment
The model validator for ScheduledAssignments has
been modified so that manual and asap Sched-
uledAssignments are considered valid and are not
removed by the scan.
FLT-443 Infrastructure The machine licence name was not properly compared
with a person with that machine licence in Machine
Licence Adaptor. This fixes issues for determination of
the difference between licence names "licence" and
"licenceShovel" in Machine Licence Adaptor.
FLT-76 TSC-07109-
12
Assignment New option in Supervisor, on the Assignment Super-
visor under Policies: Delayed trucks in a queue will
resume queueing when taken off delay. This allows
trucks to resume queueing when placed on a delay
while queueing rather than getting a new assignment
when taken off delay.
FLT-91
TSC-07801-
12
User Inter-
face (Java)
The selection of the destination has been changed from
a combo-box, to a popup to allow searching and filtering
for easier selection on all the machine assistant pages,
and on the mining block editor.
FUG-126
Fixed database unique constraint violation in Daily Ser-
vice Schedule page.
FUG-133 After a file transfer to underground machines, MineStar
will send a FileAction2 message to notify MineGemthat
files have been uploaded. If a file gets corrupted in the
file transfer, it will attempt to upload the file again.
HLT-48 Update to VIMS master database version 13.0.0
• New UIDs for APECS support (issue #350)
• Added bitmap UIDs that are missed in the previous
release
• Expanded event description from80 to 255 chars
(issue #356)
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Resolved issues
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Com-
ponent
Description
• Fixed "Forward Time: Gear 2" unit issue (issue #
349)
• 773E: Added new Histograms (9970 - 9982)
• 777F: Correct Actuate values for Event 13286 (Body
Up) and 13231 (Grnd Speed)
• 793D Mule: Added new event (13230- Trn Oil Temp)
• 773F & 775F: Added new Events (13232-Trn Out
Spd and 13233- Grnd Spd)
• 773E: Added new Events (13234 - 13237 Eng Spd )
• 793D (High Altitude): Added new Altitude Derate
event (13238)
• Hitachi Shovels, Ex-6 series
• Bucyrus Rope Shovels, 495
• Bucyrus Hydraulic Shovels, RH340B, RH400
• Liebherr Excavator
HLT-51
Early version VIMS cumulative data is now persisted
during file import.
HLT-65
When MineStar receives a VimsTpmsCycle2 message
froma TPI device it now repoonds immediately.
HLT-67 Improved handling of EC3 files with duplicate events.
HLT-73 VIMS Event files with CID/MID or FMI values can now
be imported.
HLT-74
Improved error handling of corrupted VIMS files. Certain
corrupted files could cause VIMS import job to suspend
until user closes the error dialogue. The error dialogue
has been removed and replaced with a more user-
friendly message in the progress dialogue.
MSTAR-
10095
TSC-07205-
12,
TSC-10947-
13
Assignment:
Scheduled
Assignments
On Arrival delay for Manual Scheduled Assignment is
now working correctly.
UX-9 Server The Site Map within the Web Client is now available for
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4.0 Release Notes
Resolved issues
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Com-
ponent
Description
use with a Command-only license to display Command
features (e.g lanes).
UX-28 Server, User
Interface
Simplified the use of the monitoring collection by having
fully typed data and making the code more readable.
UX-42
RFT, User
Interface
Site bounds are now shown using GeoServer.
UX-47
Server, User
Interface
Finding AStop device ID's < 10 using smart search is
now possible
UX-59 Server Added cumulative hang time for machines on the KPI
screen.
UX-150 Map Modified the web client Map's road style to only show
the name up to 1:1900 scale, removing some clutter
when zoomed out.
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Enhancements
Enhancements
The enhancements below are those for build M8-2.
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
MSTAR-
10328/
FLT136
Platform: Sys-
temAdmin
FTP file transfer will work on both Linux and windows dir-
ectory listing. Also the current directory selection based
on customer code is removed.
MSTAR-
9020
TSC-
03173-12
Production:
Cycles
The cycle generator has been modified to store travel at
source and sink in the cycle road segments.
MSTAR-
9885
Health: Health
Data Mgmt
Option added to VIMS Import job which allows users to
choose between concurrent processing of files and dis-
abling concurrency. Processing concurrently will reduce
the total time taken to import a large set of files but places
more strain on the overall MineStar system.
MSTAR-
9828/
FLT-97
Production:
Delays
Added the ability to store a work order reference against a
delay instance. Refer to the feature note documentation
for details.
FLT-29 Infrastructure Updated MineStar and Terrain to ensure that common
data for Machine definitions are synchronized suc-
cessfully between the two systems (when the two sys-
tems are configured to synchronize data).
FLT-38 Infrastructure Improved the fluid and SMU validation, so that error mes-
sages between the two are not shared. Instead, the val-
idation messages are separated, telling the user what the
error is and hence what to fix.
FLT-58 Infrastructure
Zip upgrade files now do not include a JDK environment,
so systems can be easier to manage, because the JDK
environment is defined and supported outside of the zip
upgrade process.
FLT-136 Architecture
FTP file transfer will work on both Linux and windows dir-
ectory listing. Also the current directory selection based
on customer code is removed.
FLT-173 Assignment The assignment context message produced during a
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Enhancements
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
failed assignment for loaded truck was corrected changing
the variable reference when the message was generated.
This ensures the material name is displayed and not the
date. For example "T00 at SH0 with Coal has no valid
assignment" not "T00 at SH0 with 02:43:00 EST 31 March
2013 has no valid assignment"
UX-8 RFT The KPI Dash-board screens for Utilization and Loading
Times will only show loading tools that Cycles/KPI
determine to have production numbers.
UX-49 Web Client
GPS Accuracy is no longer displayed and is not being
used for machine status.
Enhancements for builds up to M8-1.
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
MSTAR-
10512
Production:
Delays
When saving a file, the extension defaults to .xls if no
extension is given when exporting the time usage model
to Excel.
MSTAR-
10518
Health: Health
Data Mgmt
A check box has been added in Supervisor, Options >
SystemOptions > Health > VIMS Import, to enable the
backup of files prior to importing. This option is disabled
by default. The same check box has also been added
into the office software on the VIMS Data Import job
page. When selecting the check box in Supervisor, it is
also selected in the office software.
MSTAR-
10402
Health: Health
Data Man-
agement
Store VIMS Hardware and Software version information
during import.
MSTAR-
10377
Platform: Data-
base Admin
RMAN is an optional tool for database backup. A Super-
visor setting is provided to enable RMAN. Supervisor >
SystemOptions > Workgroup Extensions > RMAN con-
figurations.
MSTAR-
10269
Health: Heath
Data Mgmt
The message indicating files already uploaded to the
same host has been updated to be more clear.
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4.0 Release Notes
Enhancements
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
MSTAR-
10241
TSC-
05994-12
Health: Heath
Data Mgmt,
Health: Wired
Download,
PitLink: Field
Comms
Newer generation VIMS 3Gunits encourage a valid
timezone to be set during VIMS configuration with CAT
Electronic Technician. This change requires that the
office software communicates its timezone when
attempting to synchronize the clock between the device
and the office. The clock synchronization can be per-
formed the following ways:
1. Through the Synchronize VIMS clock with office job.
2. During VIMS file download if default Set VIMS clock
supervisor option for VIMS file downloads.
3 Between TOPE and VIMS via iDesk.
4 Between VIMS and GPS This improvement adds an
option to methods 1 & 2 which will optionally include the
timezone information of the office software installation.
MSTAR-
10240
Platform: Data-
base Admin
New Supervisor settings have been added to the also
new RMAN functionality. In Supervisor, Options > Sys-
temOptions > Workgroup Extensions > RMAN con-
figuration as follows.
• Enable RMAN on this systemcheck box.
• RMAN Base Directory path field.
• Archive Log Destination field.
MSTAR-
10219
Platform: User
Interface
For each Machine Class Editor that displays the
Machine Type tab, there should now be a machine type
drop-down list in the main page panel allowing selection
of a machine type. In those editors where the onboard
tab is displayed, the selection of the machine type
should effect the population of the Operator Interface
combo on the onboard tab.
MSTAR-
10215
Health: Health
Data Mgmt
Import VIMS files for new machines will now trigger a
re-import of machine measure limits.
MSTAR-
10189
RFT, Web Cli-
ent
The user name has been added into the About dialog.
MSTAR-
10119
RFT, Web Cli-
ent
The RFT now uses the correct location for help files.
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4.0 Release Notes
Enhancements
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
MSTAR-
10069
Machine:
Travel Network
The mining block tree now displays Layers dialog in the
Site Monitor and Site Editor.
MSTAR-
10061
Production:
Delays
When making changes to Delay Categories, the user
interface now flags that the Time Usage Model needs to
be revisited and the xml regenerated.
MSTAR-
10084
RFT, Web Cli-
ent
A more specific icon is being displayed in the selection
panel within the thin client's site map to represent a
machine. The new icon will be a side view cor-
responding to the machine icon selected for the
machine. In cases where no side view icon is available
a generic machine icon will be displayed instead. The
Travel Progress Monitor of the thin client will now also
display the appropriate icon for loading tools to improve
clarity to the user.
MSTAR-
10041
RFT, Web Cli-
ent
On Travel Progress Monitor, the tooltip for a machine
now shows the complete mining block path rather than
just the block name.
MSTAR-
9976
Health: User
Interface
Event lines in the Flex client are now ordered by
machine name, then event names.
MSTAR-
9996
PitLink: Oper-
ator Messaging
The Message Group Editor now allows the same asso-
ciation list as is available in the Machine State Editor.
MSTAR-
9930
Health: Web
Client
The rendering speed of Health Events has been
improved.
MSTAR-
9908
PitLink: Oper-
ator Messaging
Outbound office message timeout and retry are now con-
figurable in Supervisor, and the default timeout has
been reduced from180 seconds to 10 seconds.
MSTAR-
9898
Health: Health -
Data Man-
agement
Health Data Deletion job segments deletion in groups to
avoid exceeding database rollback segment in cases
where a very large quantity of data is to be deleted.
MSTAR-
9891
Production:
Delays
A new tab has been added to the Delay Editor for man-
aging delay activities. This tab is only available if the
selected delay type has a delay activity class asso-
ciated with it.
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4.0 Release Notes
Enhancements
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
MSTAR-
9718
Health: Web
Client
The Server version number has been added to the
About dialog.
MSTAR-
9626
Assignment:
Decision Sup-
port
The Assignment Events Monitor received the following
improvements:
• Publish Message Grade Block Warning
No warning is published in the Assignment Event
Monitor for mining block locking when the truck
cannot go to the mining block destination. A warning
is published in the Assignment Event Monitor for
strict mining block locking when the truck cannot go
to the mining block destination.
• Publish Message when assignment cannot be sent
A message "Unable to send assignment to truck"
will appear in the Assignment Event Monitor if a
message cannot be sent to a truck (e.g. radio
contact failing.)
• Publish Message when unknown truck state
A message "Unable to assign truck {0} as the truck
state is unknown" will appear in the Assignment
Event Monitor when the truck state is unknown.
• Publish Message when unknown material
determination
A message "Unable to assign truck {0} as the
material determination is unknown" will appear in the
Assignment Events Monitor when the material
determination is unknown
• Publish Message when Truck Out of Service
A message "Unable to assign truck {0} as the truck
state is out of service" will appear in the Assignment
Events Monitor when the truck is out of service.
However, preceding events which cause trucks to
be out of service such as delays will take priority in
the messages.
• Fix to Message No Assignment Loaded
A message "Truck X at Loading Tool Y with {3} has
no valid assignment." appears in the Assignment
Event Monitor. The {3} now includes the name of the
material.
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4.0 Release Notes
Enhancements
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
MSTAR-
9555
Platform:
Installation
Platform: Con-
figuration
The default Oracle 'Server' template has been updated
to reflect common current production, and minimizes
the usage of the recommended hardware.
MSTAR-
9504
Health: Health
Data Man-
agement
UTC columns have bee added to V_OIL_SAMPLE for
each timestamp field.
MSTAR-
9475
Health: User
Interface
Updates and corrections to Supervisor text description
and added unit selections where applicable.
MSTAR-
9474
Health: User
Interface
Updates and corrections to Supervisor text description
and added unit selections where applicable.
MSTAR-
9473
Production:
KPIs & Sum-
maries
Time Usage Model Editor now has the ability to export
the visual representation of the Time Usage Model as
an Excel spreadsheet file.
MSTAR-
9343
Health MineStar Health and Pitlink only licence options are
available which reduce the default started services and
reduce the menu items and pages available to the
required functionality provided by the respective
license.
MSTAR-
8991
Health: Data
Mgmt
Improved logging of timeout and missing interface
errors in Health jobs.
MSTAR-
8960
Production:
KPIs & Sum-
maries
Executing mstarrun generateKpiSummaries no longer
needs MineTracking to be running.
MSTAR-
8929
Platform; Soft-
ware Updates
The version number in the patch builder will be correctly
populated when running Supervisor within a devel-
opment environment.
MSTAR-
8717
Platform: Data-
base Admin,
Platform:
Disaster
Recovery
Provides functionality in MineStar 4.0 to improve hand-
ling of large databases.
MSTAR-
8683
Health: Health
Data Mgmt
Improved handling of VIMS PC definition data and load-
ing into MineStar Schema.
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4.0 Release Notes
Enhancements
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
MSTAR-
8682
Platform: 3rd
Party
The Oracle data type for timestamp storage has been
changed fromDATE to TIMESTAMP(3). A
"makeDataStores all" should be run on existing data-
bases to update the column definitions.
MSTAR-
8634
Health: Health
Data Mgmt
Update VIMS definitions database to version 11.0.5.
• Support for Seatbelt feature
• Support for 797 Changes related to Hoist HD Pres
and Hoist Rod Pres
• Support for VIMS Guardian Events
• Support for 789D Events
• Support for VIMS 3GDiagnostics.
MSTAR-
8622
Health: Wire-
less Download
TPI version of VIMS 3Gsends an accept (response)
then success (message) on reset request. This causes
download procedure to error. Now this has been fixed.
MSTAR-
8587
Health: Health
Data Mgmt
Support for the creation of VIMS long version header
(VIMS version 10.5+) on download of file.
MSTAR-
8586
Platform: 3rd
Party
Many third-party JARs used by MineStar are well
behind the times. Do a global upgrade of JARs.
MSTAR-
8580
Proxy level support has been added for historical
requests.
MSTAR-
8550
Production:
KPIs
& Summaries
New application to build Time Usage Models and gen-
erate KPI Summaries XML.
MSTAR-
8514
Platform: Con-
figuration
SSMA Migration tool need to be used to migrate the
data fromOracle to SQL server.
MSTAR-
8508
Platform:
Installation
Changed text in installer panels. Installation options
have not changed, only the text describing them.
MSTAR-
8319
Platform: 3rd
Party
The Sun proprietary code has been replaced by using
the Base64 class fromApache Commons Codec.
MSTAR-
8313
Production:
Cycles
The CPU performance of the CycleGenerator has been
improved.
Cat®Fleet / Cat®Health Page:157
4.0 Release Notes
Enhancements
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
MSTAR-
7081
Production:
Delays
An email is now sent when a machine ends a delay, as
well as when it starts a delay.
MSTAR-
4634
Purging the Oracle Recycle bin to free up the space
occupied by the deleted objects, as a part of initStand-
byDbFromSnap-
shot,replaceDataStoresWithModel,replaceDataStoresWithXml
and emptyDataStore has been implemented.
The task has been added to Scheduled Jobs in the
office software. This is Expert Mode functionality in
Supervisor, at Options > SystemOptions > System>
Workgroup Extensions > PurgeRecycleBin (Tab).
MSTAR-
2906
Health: Real
Time Events
The Event table in the web interface now displays the
worst values and the first values if included in event
messages.
MSTAR-
2261
Health: Health
Data Mgmt
Corporate data management has been added into
Health.
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Known issues
Issue
Number
Service
Ticket
Number
Component Description
MSTAR-
10568 / FLT-
28
CMD IL 3572 Platform: Security When launching a client fromanywhere other
than the MineStar application server itself, the
user does not get any notification that their
MineStar license is going to expire. The only
time any client notification occurs is if the
MineStar client application is launched from
the server which it is not supposed to be.
MSTAR-
10544
CMD IL 3556 PitLink: Machines &
Fixed Plant
There is no icon tab for Machine Class Editor
when running a Fleet/Detect License.
MSTAR-
10392
Performanalysis to determine performance
bottlenecks and potential improvements.
MSTAR-
10439
Assignment:
Assignment Controls
Compatibility confusion in Mine Model Query.
MSTAR-
10294
Platform: GIS GeoServer producing errors.
MSTAR-9899 Health: Health Data
Mgmt
Health Import Job messages do not always
show the correct count.
MSTAR-9858
Platform: Database
Admin
Regression testing needed for views used in
BO Reporting.
MSTAR-9555
Platform: Installation,
Platform:
Configuration
Oracle "Server" template needs to be updated
to reflect common current production and max-
imize the use of recommended hardware.
MSTAR-9121 PitLink:  Field Comms Remove requirement for default Field Handlers
to be resolved fromConfig.properties.