How to Run Azure IoT Edge Runtime on RevPi Devices

This tutorial describes how to use Microsoft IoT Edge to connect a RevPi device to Azure IoT Hub. This process involves configuring Azure IoT Hub and registering your IoT device.

Required Hardware

  • RevPi device (at least 8 GB)
  • Your PC incl. Internet access


Setting up Azure

Creating the Hub

  • Log in to the Azure Portal.
  • Click on “Create a resource” to search for “IoT Hub”.
  • Click on “Create”.
  • Select the region that is closest to you.
    Please note: Not all Azure services are available in all regions.
  • Select the tier that corresponds to your needs under “Management”.
  • Click “Review + Create.”
  • Click on “Create”.

Creating the Edge Device

  • Go to the IoT hub you just created.
  • Click on “IoT Edge” in the sidebar under “Device management”.
  • Click on “Add IoT Edge Device”.
  • Enter a “Device ID”.
  • Accept the defaults.
  • Click on “Save”.
  • Click on “Refresh”.
  • Click on the device you just created.
  • Show the “Primary Connection String” and copy it to have it ready for later.

Setting up the RevPi Device

You can also watch this procedure on this screencast:

  • Install the configuration package using the following commands to add the Microsoft package repository and the GPG public key:

curl > ./packages-microsoft-prod.deb

sudo apt install ./packages-microsoft-prod.deb

curl > ./microsoft-prod.list

sudo cp ./microsoft-prod.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

curl | gpg --dearmor > microsoft.gpg

sudo cp ./microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/

sudo apt-get update

  • Install “moby container engine” with the following input:

sudo apt-get install moby-engine -y

sudo apt-get install iotedge -y

  • Enter the connection string for your Azure account to your configuration to assign the cloud identity to the device:

sudo nano /etc/iotedge/config.yaml

  • Edit config.yaml, scroll down to “connection string” and paste the string you copied before.

# Manual provisioning configuration
source: “manual”
device_connection_string: “;DeviceId=rpi-1;SharedAccessKey=XXXXc=”

  • Restart the service with:

sudo systemctl restart iotedge

  • Check the installation using:

sudo systemctl status iotedge

sudo iotedge check

  • Execute the command “iotedge check” twice until only one red error is left: “Production readiness: Edge hub”s storage directory”.

Your installation is now ready.


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Further Information

KUNBUS RevPi website

What is Azure IoT Edge?

Azure IoT Edge 1.0.10 release is now available

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