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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      under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Installing IoT Edge runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service and IoT-Edge preview compatibility

      Can we use device provisioning service(preview) along with IoT Edge(preview)?

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        planned  ·  2 comments  ·  Deploying Azure services  ·  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.

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          planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Deploying modules  ·  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  ·  6 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.

            9 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Installing IoT Edge runtime  ·  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.

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                1 comment  ·  Developing custom modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Example for deploying a C based module

                The tutorial page(https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-edge/) provides only a C# based docker module example. Can you please provide a C/C++ based docker module example to be pushed on to gateway?

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                  planned  ·  8 comments  ·  Deploying modules  ·  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

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                    0 comments  ·  Installing IoT Edge runtime  ·  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.

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                      under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Deploying 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?

                      4 votes
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                        planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Developing custom modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Biggest challenges while using "azure-iot-gateway" node.js module

                        There are two challenges that should not exist when developing custom Node.JS modules for IoT Edge:

                        1) Not being able to access the values in process.env without writing them programmatically into the JSON file that is passed to the instantiation of a gateway seems completely avoidable. Since, the azure-iot-gateway uses it's own Node.JS runtime, I understand why this is not happening right now but all env variables should be passed on to the individual modules themselves automatically by the azure-iot-gateway.

                        2) The custom modules do not easily allow for any asynchronous tasks to be performed. This is the biggest problem…

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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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                          • Container Encryption

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

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                              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Developing custom modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Edit module twin in a programmable way

                              All tutorials and examples always edits module twin manually by user copy pasting JSON. Please specify sample source or tutorial for editing module twins programmatiically ( nodeJS/C#)? Expecting anything similar to https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-hub/iot-hub-node-node-twin-getstarted

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                                5 comments  ·  Developing custom modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Upgrading Node.js version to the latest LTS version

                                While developing an IoT Edge module in Node.js, I noticed that the azure-iot-gateway module is utilizing version 6.10.1 of node for executing node modules. This version is of node was released in 2017-03-21 making it a year old. The current LTS version of Node.js is 8.10.0 and I would suggest upgrading the azure-iot-gateway module to utilize the 8.10.0 version instead because a lot has changed for the better since 6.x.

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                                • 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?

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                                  • 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.

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                                    • IoT Edge Gateway - example fails to deploy properly

                                      I have just walked through the edge transparent gateway example here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-edge/how-to-create-transparent-gateway

                                      When I started the edge runtime, only the edge agent was present. This threw a "417 - The device's deployment configuration is not set" error.

                                      I then tried to deploy a ASA job to the edge and although it did not run, it created the edge hub and deployed. It failed to run as it appeared that ASA is not supported as a module on a transparent gateway?

                                      Anyway, the process of deploying the ASA job created the edge Hub which then removed the 417 error.

                                      Is this…

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                                      • Caching at Edge hub while online with IoT Hub

                                        If the connection is lost with IoT Hub, Edge hub saves messages or twin updates locally. Once the connection is reestablished with IoT Hub, it syncs all the data. However, wanted to know if Edge Hub's temporary caching will be configurable from Edge hub’s module twin for GA for online case too. This means that configuration settings will be provided when to send messages to IoT Hub. This could be based on a timer value (periodically send) or size of the cached data.

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                                        • Increase 512 byte limit for create container options

                                          I experienced not being able to fully utilize everything I need to do with the create container options because of the 512 byte limit. Can we increase this dramatically? 512 bytes is not much at all.

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