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iotedgew.ps1 Add container support both for IoT Edge Dev Tool and IoT Edge Runtime ( Aug 16, 2018 Fix Yeoman's permission issue in Linux container (#313) Sep 4, 2018
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Running Azure IoT Edge in a container


Build docker image

Make sure you have Docker installed and configured to be in Linux Container mode.

Build the docker image by running the build-container.ps1 file. It will create an image tagged iot-edge-c.

Set the connection string to the IoT Edge device you want to connect to in the run-container.ps1 file.

Run docker image

Create and set the enviroment variable IOT_DEVICE_CONNSTR to your IoT Edge Device connection string.

Execute the run-container.ps1 file. A container named iotedgec will be created and inside the iotedged daemon will be started. If everything is working correctly you will see the daemon output log.

The daemon will use the default ip address assigned by Docker to the container (most probably will be The discovery is automatically done in the script. If you have changed your Docker network configuration this script may not work as expected, as it looks specifically for eth0.

Use IoT Edge CLI

Once the container is running, open another console and from there you can use

docker exec iotedgec iotedge -H http://<CONTAINER_IP>:15580 <command>

to interact with IoT Edge daemon. For example:

docker exec iotedgec iotedge -H list

to list the active IoT Edge modules.

To simplify usage a wrapper around the docker exec command is available via iotedgew.ps1. It can be used just as the original iotedge, and it will automatically forward all request to the docker container:

.\iotedgew list

To get the IP address used by the iotedgec container you use the inspect command:

docker inspect iotedgec -f "{{range .NetworkSettings.Networks}}{{.IPAddress}}{{end}}"

Terminate container

Just ctrl-c in the running container.

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