Azure IoT Edge

Azure IoT Edge moves analytics and logic out of the cloud and onto your on-premises devices. Using a cloud interface, you can deploy either Azure service logic or your own code to devices without having to physically access them. And offline capabilities mean that you can extract business insights anywhere, without worrying about maintaining constant communication with a cloud service.

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  1. Make IoT-Edge (V2+) usable (again) in products which require both OnPrem and OnDemand deploy

    In many industries (e.g. medical, energy, aeronautics) companies must produce products that can also be installed in environments where no internet connectivity is available/permitted. These same products however, are also often installed in places where they can leverage cloud (OnDemand) capabilities. If IoT-Edge ist to be applicable for such products, it must (by design) provide for:
    1. Installation from download or USB-stick including configuration via config file or local API (as did Edge V1)
    2. Provide and abstraction layer to the external communication (as was done via Edge V1 Modules) enabling a configurable routing to use OnPremises endpoits (REST) or…

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      1 comment  ·  Installing IoT Edge runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Need a way to see a message as it is routed through the Edge

      An IoT Edge message correlation id should be provided so that specific message workflows can be diagnosed via module logging.

      19 votes
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        planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Deploying modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Code sample for identity translation pattern.

        If the development team is busy, some guidance on how does the module(who understand native protocols and gives device identity) receive the connection string will be helpful. Hard coding connection strings is not is not an option.

        18 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Developing custom modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Azure blob file upload

          We are planning to upgrade an existing production application from V1 to V2. In addition to streaming data (as messages to Azure IotHub), we also upload hourly aggregated data to Azure blob store. Can you share approximate time-lines when V2 can have support for Azure blob upload?

          16 votes
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            planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Developing custom modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Support Ubuntu Core

            Add Ubuntu Core as supported Operating Systems. It is becoming a preferred "secure by default" OS which is preinstalled on many IoT Gateways. E.g. Dell Edge Gateways

            15 votes
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            • IoT Hub device and module twins limit.

              There is limit of 8KB limit for IoT Hub device twins. What’s the limit on module twins? How much total size allowed for both device twins and module twins? Is any plan to enhance the size of both twins in GA or later release?

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              • Support X.509 certificates in IoT Edge for Raspbian (Linux) and the Device Provisioning Service (DPS)

                We are using a Raspberry Pi Zero W for a large-scale IoT sensor rollout. Our plan is to use IoT Edge on Raspbian (Linux) to run our Python software on the devices and leverage the IoT hub to deploy our code via modules to our devices. We also want to use the IoT hub Device Provisioning Service to further automate the rollout of newly added devices. The goal is to make this scalable to 1.000 devices as a Proof of Concept, and in a production phase scale up to 50.000-100.000 devices.

                We've tried to follow the tutorial by Microsoft to…

                14 votes
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                  planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Installing IoT Edge runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • BLE Sample

                  Will a BLE sample be available?

                  As I understand, it will require the module container to run in privileged mode to gain access to hardware devices... Is this supported?

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                    planned  ·  8 comments  ·  Developing custom modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Run Multiple Instances of Edge Runtime on Single Machine

                    Our customer has a requirement to run multiple instances of the runtime on a single machine to isolate multiple process workflow and edge lifecycle on a single piece of hardware.

                    I have confirmed that this is not supported, due to the following issues:
                    1. iotedgectl setup will copy the –config-file to /ProgramData/azure-iot-edge overwriting the last setup call.
                    2. iotedgectl start will create a new docker network that is bound to the config file in ProgramData.

                    There is currently no workaround for RPI profile devices, but for devices that can support VMs – the runtime can be installed on a VM.

                    14 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Installing IoT Edge runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • IoT Edge Module deployment limit

                      Currently there is a limit of 10 modules (includes agent, hub) to be deployed to IoT Edge device. What is the plan for module deployment limit for GA release? The reason is the solution we are working demands multiple (more than 8) peripheral integration at device level and we see that each Edge module could represent the peripherals. Also, please share tentative plan of GArelease?

                      8 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Deploying modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Module for receiving data from BACnet systems

                        Alike a Modbus module, it would be useful if a BACnet module is made available to support BACnet systems.

                        8 votes
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                          under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Deploying modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • C2D Messaging

                          I know direct methods are possible but sometimes you just want to have a queue of C2D messages which are delivered to devices when they come online. Direct methods only work when a device is connected and it would require some effort to implement the aforementioned scenario. Also one would need some routing logic to deliver those messages to modules.

                          7 votes
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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Connectivity issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • More options, or configuration parameters, of storeAndForwardConfiguration

                            storeAndForwardConfiguration has a parameter, timeToLiveSecs to specify offline period to retain data.

                            Preferable to add following 3 parameters to storeAndForwardConfiguration
                            1. Limit the amount of disk usage to be used for SnF feature.
                            2. Specify the directory/path of storage for SnF feature
                            3. Flush un-forwarded messages in SnF memory out to specified files

                            7 votes
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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Installing IoT Edge runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Remote login to IoT Gateway

                              If an IoT Gateway is deployed in the industrial plant and if some application crashes in Gateway or some need of login to the gateway.
                              In that case, Azure IoT edge should allow users to remotely log in to the IoT gateway using ssh/telnet. This will very easy to monitor the status and debugging/maintenance.

                              6 votes
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                                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Developing custom modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Need a way to distribute communication at edge devices when offline with IoT hub

                                During offline with IoT hub, is it possible to have a mechanism at Edge device to distribute the messages among other Edge devices? This will help to address a scenario were one Edge device needs to share message/information with another Edge device as there is no cloud data storage share available due to
                                connectivity issue.

                                6 votes
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                                  need-feedback  ·  3 comments  ·  Connectivity issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Example of C based module for Transparent gateway

                                  Can you please add code sample for transparent gateway use case? We use the v1 modules implementation for communication with other
                                  network protocol based on this example: https://github.com/Azure/iot-edge/blob/master/v1/samples/ble_gateway/iot-hub-iot-edge-physical-device.md. We would like to move the solution to v2. Modbus module is not very useful for our solution. Thank you.

                                  6 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Developing custom modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Container Encryption

                                    Provide container encryption technologies (e.g. Vormetric from Thales) to Azure IoT Edge to make sure that partners protect their IP

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Removing unused modules from IoT Edge devices

                                      I am successfully able to add and remove custom modules from a deployment. However, I notice that modules that I remove through a deployment, remain on the device, occupying space. So at some point, the device's storage will get filled up with junk (outdated or unnecessary modules), leading to a system crash.

                                      This is the response I received from Microsoft - "Thanks for your feedback @baharw . That is by design - you can easily integrate a direct method for example that would be responsible to remove all unused docker images on your edge device. I nevertheless suggest that you…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Deploying modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Any plans to support Yocto on ARM32?

                                        This post: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-edge/support indicates that Yocto on ARM32 is not supported. Will it be? And, if so, will the ARM Python SDK for IoT Edge (suggested here: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/907045-azure-iot-edge/suggestions/34976278-arm-python-sdk-for-azure-iot-edge) work on Yocto?

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Hierarchy possibilities for edge devices.

                                          The purpose is to have for example 5 incoming sensors in the 'sensor' edge device where we can do some calculations on the edge. The output goes to another edge device, where again we can do some calculations on the edge with input from other similar 'sensor' edge devices. The last edge device in the chain will send the data to the IoT Hub.

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