• 5.0
  • 04/26/2022
  • Public Content

Add and Connect to an Edge Node

To add and connect to an edge node you will need two devices. One, with
Intel® Edge Software Configurator
installed on it, and another device, which will serve as the edge node.

Step 1: Go to Deploy > Connect to an Edge Node

Click on
in the top menu and select
Connect to an Edge Node
In the
Connect to an Edge Node
screen, you will see a
Connection Pending
tab with the list of connection pending edge nodes with its creation time and actions list. In the Connection Complete tab, you will see the list of connection complete edge nodes with details like IP address, creation time, status, CPU cores and actions. You can also search for a specific edge node.
If there are no edge nodes registered, the
Connect to an Edge Node
screen displays a message and shortcut for adding edge nodes.

Step 2: Add and Connect to an Edge Node

  1. In the
    Connect to an Edge Node
    screen under the
    Connection Pending
    tab, click on
    Add Edge Node
  2. Name the Edge Node. Do not use spaces or special characters.
  3. You can select the
    options for the IDV feature and
    for the Remote Power Cycle Configurations.
    The IDV feature should be enabled on the Host machine before it can be enabled here on the BareMetal.
  4. Click on
  5. You will see a set of instructions to connect an edge node in the note section, and commands for deploying an edge agent, which must be executed on the device that needs to be connected.
  6. Follow the steps mentioned on the screen to install the certificates on the edge node being connected.
  7. By executing the command given on the device to be connected, you can install the edge agent on your remote Docker environment. As mentioned, reboot the device after installation of agent.
  8. Click on
    . You will see the newly added device under the
    Connection Complete

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