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Edge Insights for Retail

During installation, you will be prompted to enter your product key. This key is in the email you received from the Intel® Registration Center. Contact 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.

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 Retail
that you downloaded. If you need help installing Ubuntu, follow these steps:
  1. Download the Ubuntu* Linux* Desktop ISO file 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 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.

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

In this step you copy
Edge Insights for Retail
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 Retail

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
    more than once, each download beyond the first will be 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 Retail

You will now run a script that will download components and install
Edge Insights for Retail
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:
    chmod 775 edgesoftware ./edgesoftware install
  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 of 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.


  • 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 .

Product and Performance Information


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