Getting Started

This section is designed to help you get started with Edge Xpert by summarizing a typical workflow.

A typical workflow is as follows:

  1. Start Edge Xpert, as described in the Starting the Microservice section of the Edge Xpert Manager topic

  2. Provision a device. To provision a device, you must do the following:

    1. Upload the Device Profile
    2. Create an Addressable for the Device endpoint
    3. Register the Device

    You can provision a device using the Edge Xpert Manager Device Services Wizard, which is opened by selecting the Add (+) button in the DEVICES pane. For further information, see the Adding a Device section of the Managing Devices topic.

  3. If you want to automate the pulling of data from the device using a schedule, you must create a schedule event. To create a schedule event, you must do the following:

    1. Create an Addressable for the data value endpoint
    2. Create a Schedule that runs at a defined interval
    3. Create a schedule event to associate the addressable with the timed Schedule

    For more information, see the Managing Schedules and Schedule Events topic.

  4. View the data produced by a device. For more information, see the Displaying Readings topic

  5. Export the data to a recipient, or client. These clients can be on- or off-gateway and consume the data in some way. For example, a client could be an analytics service, rules engine or cloud system. To export the data, you must do the following:

    1. Create an Addressable for the client endpoint
    2. Create an Export Registration
For more information, see the Managing Exports topic.

The following topics describe the basic use and possible options provided by Edge Xpert, and the use of IOTech’s Edge Xpert Manager: