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. 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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  2. (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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  3. 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

  4. 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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  5. Issue iotedge commands from Azure

    It would be great to issue iotedge commands from Azure on specific devices. Especially the "iotedge logs" command to see what is happening on a device remotely.

    5 votes
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  6. 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?

    5 votes
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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

  7. 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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  8. Low bandwidth / partially connected: message delivery priority

    For scenarios with low bandwidth and connectivity issues sending messages in the FIFO order of the message cache after being offline is not working. We need a way to specify "important" messages (delivery priority) that needs to be sent before trying to send all other messages from the msg cache. Specifying different TTL values for different priorities would be necessary as well.

    4 votes
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  9. 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.

    4 votes
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  10. Enable Azure Media Services streaming an analytics through IoT Edge.

    Live media streams requires usually a good bandwith. By running the Azure Media Services, through the IoT Edge, it should be possible to employ ML, and vision analytics on the edge before streaming to cloud.

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  11. 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!

    3 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Leaf to Leaf communitation through Edge

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

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  14. Raspbian Buster

    Support Raspbian Buster and Raspberry Pi 4

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  15. Azure Edge OS update management

    possibility to manage the OS update of Edge devices

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  16. 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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  17. Need better parent child relationship with IoT Edge

    • The Parent/Child relationship between edge and leaf devices is too restrictive for our application. We have customers that are load balanced across and within physical locations, and our devices need to roam both with and without internet connectivity. If the child device concept could be extended to contain entire deployment groups based on a certificate chain, that would be preferred. Then each of our customers could have their own intermediate certificate with each of their devices as a leaf; and that intermediate certificate could be tied to each of their Edge appliances

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  18. 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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  19. Local Edge N+M high availability and scalability (no cloud connection required after setup)

    1) Deploy Edges as local clusters such that they can suffer failure and there is a high availability strategy that doesn't require a cloud connection.

    2) Edge scalability to horizontally add nodes to the Local Edge Cluster. Maybe it kind of behaves like Docker Swarm. i.e. Say I have a pretty intense preprocessor for data prep before handing it to ML Inference. That could get scaled out across multiple nodes in a Local Edge Cluster.

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  20. 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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