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Edge Xpert 2.1

Edge Xpert 2.1 is based on the open source EdgeX Foundry version 2.1 release, codenamed "Jakarta".

EdgeX Jakarta Features

EdgeX Jakarta is a minor release on the second major release (Ireland). It is backward compatible with Ireland and is considered a stabilized release since Ireland incorporates many new changes from the previous minor version (Hanoi). Jakarta is also the EdgeX Foundry’s first Long Term Support (LTS) release, representing stability of the APIs, strong testing, and more.

See the EdgeX Jakarta release page for further details.

Additional Edge Xpert Features and Enhancements

  • New WebSocket Device Service allowing applications to push data into Edge Xpert via the WebSocket protocol
  • Postgres Time Series support with TimescaleDB integration and data streaming
  • Security enhancements to the Edge Xpert Manager UI
  • Migration of the accompanying Device Configuration Tool (DCT) to support V2 device profiles along with support for importing device resources via CSV files
  • Switch Edge Xpert to new documentation framework

Release Changelog

2.1.5
Edge Xpert Application Service

Enhancements

  • ConvertIntToFloatReading function updated to support an expanded range of integer values
  • Support for TLS-enabled connections added
Edge Xpert CLI

Enhancements

  • Improvements made to troubleshooting.sh
  • TLS support added to mqtt-broker, InfluxDB, Node-Red, and Grafana services

Bug Fixes

  • Windows installation error, "No such file or directory", has been fixed
  • License check failure issue with device-bacnet-ip and device-bacnet-mstp resolved
Edge Xpert Device Services
BACnet Device Service

Enhancements

  • Support added for writing Null values in put commands
  • Underlying Edge XRT service updated

Bug Fixes

  • Value readings now allow empty strings
GPS Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Edge XRT service updated

Bug Fixes

  • Value readings now allow empty strings
Modbus Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Edge XRT service updated

Bug Fixes

  • Value readings now allow empty strings
MQTT Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Value readings now allow empty strings
OPC-UA Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Edge XRT service updated

Bug Fixes

  • Value readings now allow empty strings
REST Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Value readings now allow empty strings
S7 Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Edge XRT service updated

Bug Fixes

  • Value readings now allow empty strings
Virtual Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Value readings now allow empty strings
WebSocket Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Value readings now allow empty strings
Edge Xpert Manager

New Features

  • Added ability to download Device Profiles

Enhancements

  • Minor improvements and optimizations
Edge Xpert Microservices

Enhancements

  • SecretStore-Setup: support added for X509 certificate generation in mqtt-broker, core-data, app-service, and Go device services
  • Security-Bootstrapper: Docker entrypoint scripts added for mqtt-broker, Node-Red, InfluxDB, and Grafana to support TLS settings
Edge Xpert Supporting Services

Enhancements

  • Node-Red: Support for TLS-enabled connections added
2.1.4
Edge Xpert CLI

Bug Fixes

  • edgexpert logs command has been updated to include App Services
Edge Xpert Device Services
BACnet Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded underlying Edge XRT service to fix a crash issue when running a scheduled job
GPS Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded underlying Edge XRT service to fix a crash issue when running a scheduled job
Modbus Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded underlying Edge XRT service to fix a crash issue when running a scheduled job
OPC-UA Device Service

Enhancements

  • New optional protocol property, ConnectionReadingPostDelay, added. This indicates the delay (in milliseconds) to receiving monitored item readings after a device is added

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded underlying Edge XRT service to fix a crash issue when running a scheduled job
S7 Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded underlying Edge XRT service to fix a crash issue when running a scheduled job
Edge Xpert Manager

Enhancements

  • Value range of BACnet protocol property, Device Instance, has been updated in the GUI to match service
  • New OPC-UA protocol property, Connection Reading Post Delay, has been added
Edge Xpert Microservices

Bug Fixes

  • Improved App Services restart policy to handle system reboots more efficiently
  • REST APIs have been updated to return 416 Range Not Satisfiable status when an out-of-range offset is used
2.1.3
Edge Xpert Application Service

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in the pipeline function SendDirectMethodResponse, and corrected the error message to JSON format
  • App Services SDK can now resolve XpertAddTagsFromDeviceResource accurately
  • Fixed high memory usage issue
Edge Xpert CLI

New Features

  • New microservice, support-provision, added to the Edge Xpert CLI. This can provision other microservices in the product
  • Enhancements

    • Default timeout extended to 300 seconds (previously 60 seconds); interval checks extended to 3 seconds (previously 1 second)
    • Network Alias is now used instead of Hostname within the docker-compose.yml file, allowing backwards compatibility with older versions of Docker

    Bug Fixes

    • Removed unnecessary exposure of some service ports to increase security (mqtt-broker and all device services)
    • Fixed an issue where edgexpert config did not check docker-compose-security.yml (Case: 00001387)
Edge Xpert Device Services
BACnet Device Service

Enhancements

  • Added the Socat network tool, allowing users to more easily test BACnet/MSTP with simulated devices

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded the underlying Edge XRT service to fix minor bugs
GPS Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded the underlying Edge XRT service to fix minor bugs
  • Updated default value of Driver_GpsdHostname to be 0.0.0.0 (Case: 00001331)
Modbus Device Service

Enhancements

  • Added the Socat network tool, allowing users to more easily test Modbus-RTU with simulated devices

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded the underlying Edge XRT service to fix minor bugs
OPC-UA Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded the underlying Edge XRT service to fix minor bugs
S7 Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Upgraded the underlying Edge XRT service to fix minor bugs
Edge Xpert Manager

Enhancements

  • Functionality added to allow Edge Xpert Manager to create App Services insecurely, without running SecretStore (Vault)
  • Edge Xpert Manager now supports creating App Services with ExternalMQTT as the trigger for the functions pipeline
2.1.2
Edge Xpert Application Service

New Features

  • Added the concept of device tagging so that data events can include more contextutal information when exported. There is a new "tags" field added to the device description along with support for exporting these in the App Services and Edge Xpert Manager

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where default-pipeline would repeatedly add functions
  • Fixed an issue where CA Certificate was not properly seeded into SecretProvider when using HTTP Export
Edge Xpert CLI

Enhancements

  • Docker compose override mechanism has been implemented and docker-compose.yml files have been simplified
  • Upgraded kuiper to version 1.4 and MQTT message bus is now used by default
  • Upgraded Kong DB (Postgres) to version 13.6

Bug Fixes

  • Updated sample configuration for http-get-mqtt-export. To avoid an unnecessary and misleading path, SecretPath is now set to an empty string
  • Updated sample configuration for GoogleCloudIoT to remove irrelevant comments and cacert has been updated to googlerootcacert
Edge Xpert Device Services
BACnet Device Service

Enhancements

  • Auto events are now blocked when the device admin status is set to "locked"

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with environment variables not being recognised
  • Updated container names to device-bacnet-ip and device-bacnet-mstp to fix entrypoint issues
GPS Device Service

Enhancements

  • Auto events are now blocked when the device admin status is set to "locked"
Modbus Device Service

Enhancements

  • Auto events are now blocked when the device admin status is set to "locked"
MQTT Device Service

Enhancements

  • Auto events are now blocked when the device admin status is set to "locked"
OPC-UA Device Service

Enhancements

  • Auto events are now blocked when the device admin status is set to "locked"
REST Device Service

Enhancements

  • Auto events are now blocked when the device admin status is set to "locked"
S7 Device Service

Enhancements

  • Auto events are now blocked when the device admin status is set to "locked"
Virtual Device Service

Enhancements

  • Auto events are now blocked when the device admin status is set to "locked"
WebSocket Device Service

Enhancements

  • Auto events are now blocked when the device admin status is set to "locked"
Edge Xpert Manager

New Features

  • Postgres export destination support has been added to App Services

Enhancements

  • Dashboard page performance has been improved and a new loading effect has been added
  • Enabled device tagging. "Tags" field added to Devices page, "Add Event Tags from Device" attribute added to the App Services field

Bug Fixes

  • "Host" OPC-UA protocol property has been renamed to "Address" to match the device service property
Edge Xpert Microservices

Enhancements

  • Enabled device tagging by adding "tags" field to device descriptions

Bug Fixes

  • proxy service is now aware of the existence of consul, this prevents a route initialization error
2.1.1
Edge Xpert Application Service

Enhancements

  • JavascriptTransform reworked to support arm32/arm64/x86_64 on alpine base image

Bug Fixes

  • Data in the end of PrintDataToLog function is now returned
  • TokenURL can now optionally be exposed in the log for debug purposes
Edge Xpert CLI

Enhancements

  • Upgraded Vault from 1.8.7 to 1.8.8

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where edgexpert pull --all was missing some services which do not need licenses
Edge Xpert Device Services
BACnet Device Service

Enhancements

  • Upgraded underlying Edge XRT service to v1.1.51
  • Improved error messages to add more information for debugging
GPS Device Service

Enhancements

  • Upgraded underlying Edge XRT service to v1.1.51
  • Improved error messages to add more information for debugging
Modbus Device Service

Enhancements

  • Upgraded underlying Edge XRT service to v1.1.51
  • Improved error messages to add more information for debugging
MQTT Device Service

Bug Fixes

  • Corrected the expose port in Dockerfile to 59982
OPC-UA Device Service

Enhancements

  • Upgraded underlying Edge XRT service to v1.1.51
  • Improved error messages to add more information for debugging
S7 Device Service

Enhancements

  • Upgraded underlying Edge XRT service to v1.1.51
  • Improved error messages to add more information for debugging
Edge Xpert Manager

New Features

  • Log level in App Services can now be adjusted via dropdown box

Enhancements

  • Styling has been optimized and improved, in particular for Firefox users
  • Device Get Command response tables is now the first tab and now includes the resource name

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed LOADING: Redis is loading the dataset in memory error during UI bootstrap
  • Fixed issue where editing App Services without filters would cause a blank page on Edge Xpert Manager
Edge Xpert Microservices

Enhancements

  • Removed obsolete code which conditionally selected app-service image when using JavascriptTransform function in an app-service.
2.1.0
Edge Xpert Application Service

New Features

  • Added support for Postgres and TimescaleDB integration, with new proprietary built-in function "PostgresWrite"
  • Support for more HTTP methods introduced at the Application Service level: GET, POST, PUT, PATCH, and DELETE
  • New function, SetContextVariables, introduced to allow setting of context variables at the Application Service level

Enhancements

  • Integrated the EdgeX Foundry Jakarta Release changes into the Edge Xpert Application Service
  • OAuth 2.0 mechanism added into HTTP Export function at the Application Service level
Edge Xpert CLI

Enhancements

  • docs command deprecated as product documentation is now all available online
  • Consul removed from default service list
  • Added environment variable EDGEXPERT_PROJECT to override default docker-compose file. Useful for development or customers that require custom build
Edge Xpert Device Services
BACnet Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Device SDK upgraded to v2.1.0
  • Upgraded service to use Edge XRT v1.1.48
GPS Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Device SDK upgraded to v2.1.0
  • Upgraded service to use Edge XRT v1.1.48
Modbus Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Device SDK upgraded to v2.1.0
  • Upgraded service to use Edge XRT v1.1.48
MQTT Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Device SDK upgraded to v2.1.0
OPC-UA Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Device SDK upgraded to v2.1.0
  • Upgraded service to use Edge XRT v1.1.48
REST Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Device SDK upgraded to v2.1.0
  • Updates to predefined device configuration
S7 Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Device SDK upgraded to v2.1.0
  • Upgraded service to use Edge XRT v1.1.48
Virtual Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Device SDK upgraded to v2.1.0
WebSocket Device Service

Enhancements

  • Underlying Device SDK upgraded to v2.1.0
Edge Xpert Manager

New Features

  • Added the "EdgeX Message Bus SubscribeTopics" field in Edge Xpert Manager App Service page
  • Added WebSocket as a new protocol in Device Service
  • Created a default key and certificate in Edge Xpert Manager for TLS enablement

Enhancements

  • Added support for multiple SetContextVariables, XpertHTTPExport, and JavascriptTransform functions for App Service
  • Refined the error message that appears when services cannot be reached by Edge Xpert Manager
Edge Xpert Microservices

Enhancements

  • Integrated the EdgeX Foundry Jakarta Release changes into Edge Xpert
  • MQTT now used as the default EdgeX message bus
  • Lower case conversion implemented before storing to database

Bug Fixes

  • Enabled RedisDB TLS connection in security mode (Case: 00001282)
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