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. 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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  2. 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…

    55 votes
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  3. 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…

    50 votes
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  4. 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?

    37 votes
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  5. when processing queued messages after reconnecting, send messages with LIFO instead of FIFO as the latest data is the most important for rea

    when processing queued messages after reconnecting, send messages with LIFO instead of FIFO as the latest data is the most important for real time monitoring. This is similar to the one posted already

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  6. 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

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  7. 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?

    30 votes
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  8. 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…

    28 votes
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  9. 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.

    22 votes
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  10. Document how to connect Azure Sphere Device as Downstream Device to Edge

    It would be great to connect the new Azure Sphere to the IoT Hub on Edge to use Sphere in a Transparent Gateway Scenario

    20 votes
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  11. 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.

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  12. Progress bar for deployment of modules

    For development, testing and monitoring purposes it would be great if there would be more information about the progress of a deployment, especially on the Edge device itself. One can look at the logfiles for the start and finish of a deployment, but I would like to know more than this. My suggestion would be to see the container in the 'iotedge list' with status downloading (42MB/100MB, 42%), but I'm open to any other form of monitoring the progress of the deployment.

    17 votes
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  13. Run Iot edge python module on Window

    Is it possible to run iot edge python module on edge device where Windows 2016 sever is OS? I am using Linux docker container.

    15 votes
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  14. 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?

    14 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Support Node.js and Python Edge modules on Windows

    Currently Node.js and Python custom Edge modules are only supported in Linux containers and therefore are not supported on Windows IoT or IoT Core platforms/devices as Linux containers are not supported on Windows in production. Linux containers should be supported on Windows (IoT Enterprise and IoT Core) or Python and Node.js modules should compile & run in Windows containers.

    12 votes
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  17. 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.

    12 votes
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  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

    11 votes
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  20. 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

    9 votes
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