Eclipse hawkBit™ - Update Server
Eclipse hawkBit is an domain independent back end solution for rolling out software updates to constrained edge devices as well as more powerful controllers and gateways connected to IP based networking infrastructure.
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- Having issues with hawkBit? Open a GitHub issue.
- You can also check out our Project Homepage for further contact options.
Examples and Extensions
We offer a sandbox installation that is free for everyone to try out hawkBit. However, keep in mind that the sandbox database will be reset from time to time. It is also not possible to upload any artifacts into the sandbox. But you can use it to try out the Management UI, Management API and DDI API. Keep in mind as well that you are not permitted to store any kind of personal data in the sandbox.
In addition the following vendors offer free trial accounts for their hawkBit compatible products:
hawkBit does not provide off the shelf clients for devices as part of the project. The long term goal is to provide an Eclipse hono integration which will provide connectivity through various IoT protocols and as a result allows a wide range of clients to connect to hawkBit. However, the hawkBit Direct Device Integration (API) API is HTTP/JSon based which should allow any update client to integrate quite easily.
There are clients outside of the Eclipse IoT eco system as well, e.g.:
- SWupdate which is a Linux Update agent with focus on a efficient and safe way to update embedded systems.
- rauc-hawkbit which is a python-based hawkBit client application and library for the RAUC update framework.
Runtime dependencies and support
Java Runtime Environment: 1.8
|Database||H2||MySQL/MariaDB||MS SQL Server||IBM DB2|
|DDLs maintained by project|
|Test dependencies defined|
|Versions tested||1.4||MySQL 5.6/5.7, AWS Aurora||MS SQL Server 2017||DB2 Server v11.1|
|Docker image with driver provided|
|JDBC driver||H2 1.4||MariaDB Connector/J 2.0||MSSQL-JDBC 6.4|
|Status||Test, Dev, Trial||Production grade||Production grade||Test, Dev|
(Optional) RabbitMQ: 3.6,3.7
docker run -d -p 8080:8080 hawkbit/hawkbit-update-server
Open the update server in your browser:
See below for how to build and run the update server on your own. In addition we have a guide for setting up a complete landscape.
hawkBit (Spring boot) starters
Clone, build and run hawkBit
git clone https://github.com/eclipse/hawkbit.git cd hawkbit mvn clean install java -jar ./hawkbit-runtime/hawkbit-update-server/target/hawkbit-update-server-#version#.jar
Device Simulator (optional)Start hawkBit
git clone https://github.com/eclipse/hawkbit-examples.git cd hawkbit-examples mvn clean install
java -jar ./hawkbit-device-simulator/target/hawkbit-device-simulator-#version#.jar
Management API example (optional)Generate getting started data with the
java -jar ./hawkbit-example-mgmt-simulator/target/hawkbit-example-mgmt-simulator-#version#-exec.jar
Status and API stability
hawkBit is currently in '0.X' semantic version. That is due to the need that there is still content in hawkBit that is in need for refactoring. That includes the maven module structure, Spring Boot Properties, Spring Boot auto configuration as well as internal Java APIs (e.g. the repository API ).
However, the device facing DDI API is on major version 'v1' and will be kept stable.