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A Cloud interface connects Arundo Edge to a cloud environment. Once you establish a Cloud interface, you can stream data to the cloud and build dashboards to display visualizations of the data.

Example

Here's an example of a Cloud interface.

OPC UA interface

You can connect Arundo Edge the following cloud environments:

  • Arundo Fabric
  • Microsoft Azure

You can also set up a Cloud interface to stream data to an MQTT broker. You can then transfer data from the MQTT broker to apps and cloud environments as desired.


Adding a Cloud Interface

Complete the following to connect Arundo Edge to your cloud or an MQTT broker.

Arundo Fabric

Prerequisites

You need an Arundo Enterprise subscription to use this option.

Instructions

  1. Access Arundo Fabric.
  2. Launch Edge Manager on the Home page.
  3. Locate the IoT hub to use for the edge device.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Enter a Device ID for the edge device.
  6. Click + Add.
  7. Click View Key next to the device.
  8. Click Copy next to Primary.
  9. Access Arundo Edge.
  10. Select Interfaces | Add new.
  11. Select Cloud.
  12. Complete the following:

    1. In Device ID, enter the ID you defined in Step 5.
    2. In Output Type, select "Azure IoT".
    3. In Host Name, enter the name of the IoT hub associated with the device.
    4. In Shared Access Key, paste in the key you copied earlier.
  13. Click Add interface.

  14. Open the Dashboard and verify the interface is enabled.

    Enable Edge Device

  15. Open the System menu and select Upload Configuration to Fabric.

    Upload Configuration

Microsoft Azure

Prerequisites

You need a Microsoft Azure subscription to use this option.

Instructions

  1. Access Microsoft Azure.
  2. Open the IoT hub to use for the edge device.
  3. Add the edge device and note the following:

    • Device ID
    • Primary Key
  4. Access Arundo Edge.

  5. Select Interfaces | Add new.
  6. Select Cloud.
  7. Complete the following:

    1. In Device ID, enter Device Id for the edge device.
    2. In Output Type, select "Azure IoT".
    3. In Host Name, enter the name of your IoT hub.
    4. In Shared Access Key, enter the Primary Key for the edge device.
  8. Click Add interface.

  9. Open the Dashboard and verify the interface is enabled.

    Enable Edge Device

MQTT Broker

Complete the following to set up a Cloud interface that streams data to an MQTT broker. You can then transfer data from the MQTT broker to apps and cloud environments as desired.

  1. Access Arundo Edge.
  2. Select Interfaces | Add new.
  3. Select Cloud.
  4. Complete the following:

    1. In Device ID, enter the Device Id for the edge device.
    2. In Output Type, select "MQTT Client".
    3. In Host, enter the connection address for the MQTT broker.
    4. In Port, enter the port used for connections to the MQTT broker.
    5. In Topic, enter the topic name to use for tags streamed from Arundo Edge to the MQTT broker.
    6. Click Advanced Parameters.
    7. Select Separate Topics.
    8. Enter details in the remaining fields as necessary.
  5. Click Save.


Managing Cloud Interfaces

Uploading Configuration to Arundo Fabric

Complete the following to upload details about the current configuration of Arundo Edge to Arundo Fabric.

Important

You must complete this action before you can:

  • Use the Edge Manager in Arundo Fabric
  • Deploy machine learning models to Arundo Edge
  1. Open the System menu and select Upload Configuration to Fabric.

    Upload Configuration

Deleting a Cloud Interface

Complete the following to delete a Cloud interface and stop data streaming to the cloud.

  1. On the sidebar, select Interfaces and select the interface.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. Click Yes.

Last update: March 26, 2020