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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  2. 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?

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    We have published preview layers for IoT Edge on Yocto – https://github.com/azure/meta-iotedge. There is still work to be done before this becomes a Tier 1 OS; however you can start playing with it and providing feedback now.

    As far as Python support, you should probably be able to build a Yocto image that supports Python. You’ll have to include the layers required by the Python SDK. This SDK is going through a rewrite at the moment; however you can see a preview at – https://github.com/Azure/azure-iot-sdk-python-preview

  3. Support for aarch64 based platforms

    It would be great if support could be extended for deploying the run time on aarch64 based platforms, a lot of industrial platforms being launched on the market are based on Cortex-A53.

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    3 comments  ·  Installing IoT Edge runtime  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can find initial build scripts in the repo for aarch64 support at the link below. That said, it won’t be officially supported until .NET Core, a dependency of Edge Hub and Edge Agent support this architecture. That is something we’re working with them on.
    https://github.com/Azure/iotedge/tree/master/edgelet/build/linux/ubuntu16.04/aarch64

    Our tooling team has also put together a blog post with an example on how to get this working.

    https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/iotdev/2018/11/05/a-workaround-to-run-azure-iot-edge-on-arm64-devices/

  4. ARM Python SDK for Azure IoT Edge

    Make the Python SDK for creating IoT Edge Modules also available for ARM cpu's and Windows.

    The vast selection of python libraries, and ARM devices with python support, makes it an ideal choice for rapid development of Edge Modules.

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    The Python SDK is going through a rewrite at the moment. Once that is complete it will be supported on both Linux and Windows. You can find a preview of the rewrite at – github.com/Azure/azure-iot-sdk-python-preview

  5. IoT-Edge Windows preview state

    I would like to know if it is already foreseeable when Windows will be officially supported by the IoT Edge Runtime and will leave the preview state? Is it planned to support only x64 or are there versions of IoT Edge runtime planned for x86 or ARM?

    As it is mentioned here, it is still in preview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-edge/how-to-install-iot-edge-windows

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    We want to GA IoT Edge on Windows as quickly as possible. The majority of the feature work has been completed; however there have been some stability issues in the past couple releases as we move from Hyper-V isolated containers to process isolated containers.

  6. Is IoT Edge ML module supported by RHEL 7.5 ?

    Is IoT Edge ML module supported by RHEL 7.5 ? I follow https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/iot-edge/tutorial-deploy-machine-learning for configuring IoT Edge on RHEL 7.5. edgeAgent failed to start.

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