Get Started Guide

  • 2022.3
  • 10/23/2022
  • Public Content

Install Edge Insights for Fleet

During the installation, you will be prompted to enter your product key. This key is in the email you received from the Intel
Registration Center. Contact Support Forum if you do not have this email message.
The steps below explain how to:
  • Prepare your target system.
  • Copy the package.
  • Complete the installation steps.
Be aware that screenshots may show a package version number that is different from the current release. See the Release Notes for information on the current release.

Step 1: Prepare the Target System

Make sure your target system has a fresh installation of Ubuntu* Linux* that corresponds to the version of Edge Insights for Fleet that you downloaded. If you need help installing Ubuntu*, follow these steps:
  1. Download Ubuntu package to your developer workstation.
  2. Create a bootable flash drive using an imaging application, such as Startup Disk Creator, available on Ubuntu*.
  3. After flashing the USB drive, power off your target system, insert the USB drive, and power on the target system.
    If the target system doesn’t boot from the USB drive, change the boot priority in the system BIOS.
  4. Follow the prompts to install Ubuntu* with the default configurations. For detailed instructions, see the Ubuntu guide.
  5. Power down your target system and remove the USB drive.
  6. Power up the target system. You will see Ubuntu* Desktop is successfully installed.
  7. You must have
    access for the target system.
  8. You must have GUI access for the target system.

Step 2: Copy the Edge Insights for Fleet .zip File to the Target System

In this step you copy Edge Insights for Fleet to your target system.
  1. Copy
    from the developer workstation to the Home directory on your target system. You can use a USB flash drive to copy the file. The icon looks like this:

Step 3: Extract the Edge Insights for Fleet Software

In this step you extract
. You need to be on the target system to complete these steps.
  1. Make sure you have a working Internet connection.
  2. Open a new terminal.
  3. Extract the package:
    If you download the file more than once, each download beyond the first is appended by a number.
  4. (Optional) Use the link in the
    file to open this Get Started Guide on the target system for an easy way to copy and paste commands.

Step 4: Install the Edge Insights for Fleet Software

If you are running behind a proxy server, please be sure that the proxy settings are configured correctly. The edgesoftware tool uses these proxy settings to download and install the modules.
You will now run a script that will download components and install Edge Insights for Fleet on your target system.
The software installation will take 1 to 2 hours. The completion time depends on your target system and Internet connection.
  1. Run these commands:
    cd edge_insights_for_fleet/ chmod 775 edgesoftware ./edgesoftware install
    If you encounter any Docker* pull-related issues during the installation process, refer to the Troubleshooting section.
  2. Type the product key at the prompt:
  3. Based on components selected and system configuration, you might be prompted for additional actions. For example, if your system is behind a proxy, you are asked to enter proxy settings.
When the installation is complete, you see the message
Installation of package complete
and the installation status for each module.
To confirm your installation was successful and for a quick look at how it works, use the Introduction to the Edge Software Command Line Interface (CLI).


  • Make sure you have an active internet connection during the full installation. If you lose Internet connectivity at any time, the installation might fail.
  • Make sure you are using a fresh Ubuntu* installation. Earlier software, especially Docker* and Docker Compose*, can cause issues.
If you’re unable to resolve your issues, go to the Support Forum.

Product and Performance Information


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