Starting Edge Xpert

To start Edge Xpert, you must first start all of the microservices that you require along with any Device Services, servers and other services that you require. For further information, see Starting the Microservice.

If you want to use the Edge Xpert Manager, you must also start the user interface, as described in Starting the User Interface.

Starting the Microservice

To start the Edge Xpert Manager microservice, use the edgexpert tool’s up command with the Edge Xpert Manager microservice parameter (--xpert-manager).

The following example shows the terminal content when using the up command with the Edge Xpert Manager microservice (--xpert-manager), Logging (--support-logging) and Virtual Device Service (--device-virtual) parameters:

edgexpert up --support-logging --device-virtual --xpert-manager

  Creating network "edgexpert_edgex-network" with driver "bridge"
  Creating volume "edgexpert_db-data" with default driver
  Creating volume "edgexpert_consul-data" with default driver
  Creating volume "edgexpert_grafana-data" with default driver
  Creating volume "edgexpert_nodered-data" with default driver
  Creating volume "edgexpert_export-data" with default driver
  Creating volume "edgexpert_portainer-data" with default driver
  Creating edgex-core-consul ... done
  Creating edgex-redis       ... done
  Creating edgex-support-logging ... done
  Creating edgex-core-data       ... done
  Creating edgex-core-metadata   ... done
  Creating edgex-export-distro   ... done
  Creating edgex-core-command    ... done
  Creating edgex-device-virtual  ... done
  Creating xpert-manager         ... done
  Creating edgex-export-client   ... done

The Edge Xpert Manager microservice starts a web-interface on port 8080. You can view these details using the status command, as shown in the following example terminal content:

edgexpert status

  ..
  iotech-manager          /root/go-ui-server       Up       0.0.0.0:8080->8080/tcp

Starting the User Interface

To start the user interface, open a browser and navigate to localhost:8080. Edge Xpert Manager connects and displays the Login page, as illustrated below:

Login Page

Logging In

To log in to the Edge Xpert Manager, complete the following steps:

  1. Enter your username in the text box
  2. Enter your password in the text box
  3. Select the Login button

The default user account is pre-defined, as follows:

  • Username: admin
  • Password: admin

After logging in, the Devices pane displays.

You can move between panes by selecting the one you require from the main menu.

The admin user can create, edit and delete Users. For further information, see Managing Users.

Logging Out

To log out of the Edge Xpert Manager, compete the following steos:

  1. Select the Log Out from the menu options, as illustrated below:
Log Out Option

The Log Out Confirmation dialog box appears, as illustrated below:

Log Out Confirmation
  1. Select the OK button

Changing Your Password

To change your password, complete the following steps:

  1. Select Change Password from beneath the Login button

    The Change Password dialog box displays, as illustrated below:


Change Password Dialog Box
  1. Enter your username in the Username text box

  2. Enter your current password in the Current password text box

    Note

    If you forget your current password and cannot complete the Change Password dialog box, contact your Edge Xpert administrator, who can change your password for you. If your Edge Xpert administrator supplies you with a password, IOTech recommends that you change the password immediately. For information on how an administrator can change a user’s password, see Managing Users.

  3. Enter the new passowrd in the New password text box

  4. Enter you new password again in the Re-enter new password text box

  5. Select the Save button. Selecting the Cancel button closes the Change Password dialog box without changing your password

    The Login page redisplays with a message confirming that the password has been updated, as illustrated below:


Devices Pane
  1. Login as described in Logging In using your new password