SF Edge Asset Management

Edge prerequisites

Version: To allow over the air asset management, your edge instances require at least version 2.7.0.xxx. Manually update with the latest version, downloadable here:

pageEdge version repository

Configuration: In the same folder as "appsettings.xml" a file "otasettings.xml" is required. Default folder: C:\ProgramData\Senseforce\Luna Data\[ServiceName]\configs

An exemplary otasettings.xml is provided here:

Make sure to correctly enter the following information in the file:

  • username & password

  • ServerUrl

  • InstanceIdentifier

Contact Senseforce support to get the necessary credentials and identifiers.

Manage thousands of Edge instances

The SF Edge component enables you to participate in the IIoT journey. Manageing a vast amount of local instances used to be difficult and required close alignment with the customer. With the Senseforce Asset Management tools, each instance can be updated and reconfigured at any time.

To access the Asset Management Toolset your Senseforce user requires "Thing Write" access permissions. Make sure to provide the according to rights with the group management tool.

Navigate to Edge Device Management to open the Asset Management Tools.

a. Edge overview: All connected Edge instances are displayed in the center of the screen

Currently, only online Edges are displayed. We are working on also providing information for offline Edge instances and possibilities to schedule updates for them.

b. Action panel menu: Click here to access the available actions for a single Edge

c. Action panel: The following options are available to execute remotely:

The Edge configuration folder structure must be prevailed. If you'd like to update the MqttSettings.xml, make sure to add the following folders into the zip-file configurations/OutputPlugins/Mqtt/MqttSettings.xml

A maximum amount of 10MB of files can be transferred. If larger log files are available, the operation fails. Untick "Retrieve log files" to only read configuration files.

d. Bulk actions: All the described Action Panel options are also available for multiple Edges at once. Select one or several instances and perform the corresponding action.

For bulk actions always use the icon menu (d) but not (b).

f. Edge search: Search for one or several specific instances

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