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Version: 1.1.1

Running the Agent

In order to enable thin-edge.io device management features on a device, being the main device or a child device, one has to install and run the tedge-agent service on this device.

On the main device

Per default, tedge-agent assumes it run on the main device.

running tedge-agent on the main device
tedge-agent

On a child-device

To launch tedge-agent on a child device, one has to configure the topic identifier on this device to point to the appropriate topic identifier.

running tedge-agent on the child device child-007
sudo tedge config set mqtt.device_topic_id device/child-007//
tedge-agent

The configured device topic identifier can also be overridden on the command line.

running tedge-agent on the child device child-007
tedge-agent --mqtt-device-topic-id device/child-007//

Using a custom identifier schema

If using a custom identifier schema, then the device topic identifier has to be configured even for the main device.

running tedge-agent when using a custom identifier schema
sudo tedge config set mqtt.topic_root acme
sudo tedge config set mqtt.device_topic_id factory01/hallA/packaging/belt001
tedge-agent

Or, using the command line:

running tedge-agent while using a custom identifier schema
tedge-agent --mqtt-topic-root acme --mqtt-device-topic-id factory01/hallA/packaging/belt001