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IoT OpenShift Example Project

This example showcases an Intelligent Internet-of-Things (IoT) Gateway on Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform. The Gateway enables real-time decision making at the edge, and demonstrates the ease with which you can deploy a secure and scalable microservices application on the enterprise-grade OpenShift application platform.

IoT OCP Containers


The application is deployed as a set of microservices inside containers on OpenShift:

  • JBoss Fuse Integration Services (FIS): Tools that facilitate integration, routing, and transformation of messages and protocols, by leveraging Apache Camel technology.

  • JBoss A-MQ: Apache ActiveMQ-based message broker container image for receiving and storing telemetry from the Sensor via MQTT

  • JBoss BRMS Decision Server: Real-time execution of business rules for processing telemetry

  • Apache Zeppelin: Interactive data visualization and analytics

  • PostgreSQL: Provides persistence for sensor data

  • Simulated Software Sensor: A simple Spring Boot application that simulates temperature, vibration, and GPS sensor data



Step 1: Login to your OpenShift environment using the command-line tools

Note: If you don’t have an environment handy, the Red Hat Container Development Kit provides a fully-functional preconfigured OpenShift environment, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and JBoss, delivered as a Virtual Machine image. The VM should be enabled with minimum of 4 CPU and 6144MB memory (i.e. Vagrant file for CDK should be updated with this VM configuration)

Step 2: Download the iot-ocp project in the OpenShift instance:

$ git clone

Step 3: Execute the init script

$ cd iot-ocp
$ ./

The script automatically builds, deploys, and wires the necessary application components together. Once the process is complete, you can see a graphical visualization of the application architecture using the OpenShift Web Console.

Step 4: Login to the OpenShift web console using a web browser

Username: admin

Password: admin

Project: iot-ocp

OCP projects

Configure the Zeppelin visualization tool

The data visualization is stored in Notebooks. The interpreters allow Zeppelin to connect to PostgreSQL.

Step 5: Locate the Zeppelin service on the overview page and click on its url to launch the Zeppelin web console

Zeppelin service

Step 6: Under notebook, select Import note to import the pre-configured iot-ocp notebook

zeppelin importNote

Step 7: Execute all visualizations by hitting the "Play" button on the top lefthand corner of the page next to the name of the note

Zeppelin results

Step 8: Periodically refresh the note data through cron scheduler

zeppelin note chron

Starting the Gateway

To bring the project back up, the components should be started in the following order:

  1. PostgreSQL

  2. JBoss A-MQ

  3. JBoss BRMS Decision Sever

  4. JBoss Fuse Integration Services (FIS)

  5. Simulated Software Sensor

  6. Apache Zeppelin

Copyright 2017 by Red Hat, Inc.

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