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DSK Agent Edge Setup

The DSK Edge Agent setup consists of the main DSK Agent service (dsk-agent) and (optional) services like the MQTT broker (eclipse-mosquitto, for the communication on the edge) and/or for connecting external data sources e.g. OPC UA Source (opcua-source), Simulated Sensor/Source (simulated-sensor),...
The services are containerized and require a Linux based host system on the edge device with an according container runtime.

Requirements#

The edge device must meet the following hardware and software requirements.

Hardware Requirements#

TypeMinimum RequirementRecommend Requirement
CPU1 Core (x86-64 / ARM32 )2 Cores
RAM1 GB Ram2 GB Ram

The DSK Agent Edge itself does not actually consume that much RAM these are the requirements for the whole system. Keep in mind that these requirements strongly depend on the overall setup and the actual load of the agent. These are minimum requirements for rather small to medium amounts of data. If high volumes of data have to be processed the requirements are higher.

If you have any questions regarding infrastructure requirements, please talk to your contact person at Tributech or send an email to our Customer Advisory Team.

Software Requirements#

TypeRequiredPreferred
OSAny current Linux DistributionUbuntu 18.04 LTS or later
RuntimeDocker Engine (≥20) + Docker-Compose (≥1.26)
or
Azure IoT Edge runtime with Moby container engine (≥1.1)
Docker Engine + Docker-Compose

Runtime#

Docker / Docker Compose#

The DSK Edge Agent services can be run using Docker Engine as a container runtime. We use Docker Compose for management/orchestration of the Docker services and provide according samples and automated deployments.

If you want to use any other container runtime (e.g. containerd) please talk to your contact person at Tributech or send an email to our Customer Advisory Team.

Azure IoT Edge Runtime#

The DSK Edge Agent services can be deployed as IoT Edge modules on the Azure IoT Edge Runtime using Moby container engine. For the message based communication within the device and with the cloud we use the infrastructure provided by the Azure IoT Edge Runtime.

For deployment on the Azure IoT Edge Runtime please talk to your contact person at Tributech or send an email to our Customer Advisory Team.