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Run Azure IoT Edge Runtime on reTerminal DM device running Debian 11 (ARM32v7)


reTerminal DM is a Panel PC, HMI, PLC, IIoT Gateway all-in-one device powered by Raspberry Pi CM4, with 10.1'' IP65 front panel and rich industrial interfaces, and natively integrated with Node-RED and supports Raspberry Pi-based software ecosystem.

This document describes how to connect reTerminal DM device running Debian 11 (ARM32v7) with Azure IoT Edge Runtime pre-installed and Device Management. This multi-step process includes:

  • Configuring Azure IoT Hub
  • Registering your IoT device
  • Build and Deploy client component to test device management capability

Step 1: Prerequisites

You should have the following items ready before beginning the process:

  1. Create an Azure account
  2. Sign up to Azure Portal
  3. Setup your IoT hub
  4. Add the Edge Device
  5. Add the Edge Modules

Step 2: Prepare your Device

  1. Power on the device. Connect a 12~24V power supply to the 2-pin power terminal block connctor.
  1. Check the OS version, bit number and architecture.
$ lsb_release -irc
Distributor ID: Raspbian
Release: 11
Codename: bullseye
$ getconf LONG_BIT
$ uname -m

If your OS is older than Debian 11 (Bullseye) or LOG_BIT is 64, please install latest Raspberry Pi OS 32- bit. Please refer to Steps for Flashing Raspbian OS.


If uname -m is aarch64, your OS running 64-bit kernel. Please change to 32-bit kernel. Refer to 32-bit OS driver.

Step 3: Manual Test for Azure IoT Edge on device

3.1 Edge Runtime Enabled

  1. Register your device

  2. View registered devices and retrieve provisioning information

  3. Install IoT Edge

$ curl
prod.deb > ./packages-microsoft-prod.deb
$ sudo apt install ./packages-microsoft-prod.deb
$ rm ./packages-microsoft-prod.deb
  1. Install a container engine
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install moby-engine
$ sudo vi /etc/docker/daemon.json
$ sudo systemctl restart docker

Set the default logging driver to the local logging driver as shown in the example below.

"log-driver": "local"
  1. Install the IoT Edge runtime
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install aziot-edge defender-iot-micro-agent-edge
  1. Provision the device with its cloud identity
$ sudo iotedge config mp --connection-string 'PRIMARY_CONNECTION_STRING'
$ sudo iotedge config apply

3.2 Check the iotedge daemon

Open the command prompt on your IoT Edge device , confirm that the Azure IoT edge Daemon is under running state

sudo iotedge system status

Open the command prompt on your IoT Edge device, confirm that the module deployed from the cloud is running on your IoT Edge device

$ sudo iotedge list

On the device details page of the Azure, you should see the runtime modules - edgeAgent, edgeHub and SimulatedTemperatureSensor modules are under running status

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