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. 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.

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  2. Extend the 8KB limit of the device twin of an edge

    We are reading more and more data from all kinds of devices through our edge solution and already optimised the definition of the model. We have hit the 8k limit of the device twin, can you please extend this?

    4 votes
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  3. Connection of IoT Edge on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with the IoT Hub

    I tried to set up an IoT Edge device on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and connect it to an IoT Hub. For the installation I followed the steps described here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-edge/how-to-install-iot-edge-linux, what worked perfectly fine. After finishing the installation and filling the connection string into the config.yaml the 'iotedge check' command gave an error thath the Edge Hub cannot bind on ports on host. The reason being was that the container was not automatically started. After talking to the support it turned out that the solution was to deploy some other device (I tried with a simulated temperature sensor), as…

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  4. 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 So at some point, the device's storage will get filled up with junk (outdated or unnecessary modules), leading to a system crash.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…

    23 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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…

    47 votes
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  7. 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

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  8. Leaf to Leaf communitation through Edge

    Is leaf to leaf communication through Edge (routing) with and without internet connectivity in the roadmap?

    2 votes
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  9. Raspbian Buster

    Support Raspbian Buster and Raspberry Pi 4

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  10. Azure Edge OS update management

    possibility to manage the OS update of Edge devices

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  11. (Cloud-triggered) IoT Edge Runtime Updates

    Provide a way of an (automatic) cloud-triggered update mechanism for the IoT Edge Runtime through IoT Hubs Device Management. Providing update capabilities not only for the containers but for the runtime and even the underlying OS is crucial for IoT Scenarios.

    7 votes
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  12. Rust SDK Azure IoT Edge

    Since Rust is becoming increasingly popular it would be amazing to use Rust for creating custom IoT Edge modules. Rust would be a good fit for IoT Edge modules which require high performance and safety!

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  13. Allow installation of IOT Edge (runtime) on Windows to a different directory and drive location.

    In an enterprise environment we are often restricted to where we are allowed to install software. For example all installed software should be on the D drive in Programs directory.

    This is currently not possible with the iot edge runtime without modifying the IOT Edge standard installation scripts.

    1 vote
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  14. Issue related to IoT Edge Module Deployment.

    When I deploy a module to IoT Edge device using the Azure portal and open the same deployment again, it does not refresh the previous deployment and setup and consider the prevision deployment manifest only.

    After doing Refresh and going to Set Modules page works as expected.

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    Thanks for the valid suggestion. Your feedback is now open for the user community to upvote & comment on. This allows us to effectively prioritize your request against our existing feature backlog and also gives us insight into the potential impact of implementing the suggested feature.

  15. Delta Updates for Modules for low-bandwith scenarios

    Provide a (binary) delta update process for module/container updates. As of now Azure IoT Edge is not suitable for low-bandwith / bad connectivity (eg. cellular) scenarios as the module/container download always pulls the whole image with potentially hundreds of MBs.

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  16. Log a Warning if messages are deleted from the StoreAndForward/offline cache (because of TTL)

    Currently there is no way to figure out that messages were deleted because of the Time To Live/TTL StoreAndForward configuration. There should be a warning in the Logs if this happens to hint the deletion of messages that were not sent to IoT Hub. Ideally there is a configurable second warning before this happens (e.g. 10 minutes before messages get deleted because of TTL).
    In addition it would be great to add more control to the StoreAndForward/Caching/Queuing functionality of messaging - refer to ideas https://feedback.azure.com/forums/907045-azure-iot-edge/suggestions/33534802-more-options-or-configuration-parameters-of-stor and https://feedback.azure.com/forums/907045-azure-iot-edge/suggestions/36632884-low-bandwidth-partially-connected-message-deliv

    2 votes
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  17. Allow upstream IoT Hub (Event Hub) to be different as management one

    It would be nice to have possibility to set upstream IoT Hub (or even Event Hub) to be different as management IoT Hub. Scenario is, that Dev Company is taking care of development and operation of IoT Edge device, but collected data should flow to their customer subscription for further processing. Sure it is possible to connect to different IoT Hub from module and send data that way, but this bypasses routes feature provided by IoT Edge.

    1 vote
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  18. Privat

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  19. Common project strucuture for iot edge solutions

    To integrate iot edge solutions into development tools, I found different possibilities.

    - The Visual Studio Code solution: https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/azure/iot-edge/how-to-vs-code-develop-module

    -The Visual Studio solution: https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/azure/iot-edge/how-to-visual-studio-develop-module

    Both ways uses different project structures. They are not interchangeable. Not only for development tools. I run into problems, when I want to use a iot edge project in azure pipelines with offical azure Iot-Edge-Build-plugin. (https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs.de-de/issues/341#issuecomment-493401019)
    I think it would be useful, if there is a common project structure for iot-edge solutions.

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  20. Module needs the ability to detec if offline

    In my PoC, I would have liked to route messages from a device WHERE ($hubIsUnavailable) directly to a module, and otherwise passed it directly upstream. The ability to have an edge module run business logic that sets flags to influence routing might be powerful. Instead I was able to implement the routing/forwarding in the module itself.

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