Virtual Edges are software-based versions of their physical counterparts. They simulate the functionalities of physical edge devices, allowing for quick deployment, easy scalability, and convenient testing.
Before provisioning your Virtual Edge, ensure you have the following:
- You have the capacity on your virtualization environment to provision a device that has an x86 processor, at least 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
- A reliable internet connection.
- A computer for downloading the image and connecting to the virtualization environment to deploy it.
- An account on the MachineMetrics platform with either Manager or Executive level permissions.
Supported Virtualization Environments
Our platform supports several popular virtualization environments. A download link is provided for each environment along with detailed steps for deploying the image.
VMWare can be used to provision the MachineMetrics Virtual Edge software in production environments.
Minimum Version: 6.7+
Hyper-V can be used to provision the MachineMetrics Virtual Edge software in production environments.
Minimum Version: Any version running on a currently supported Windows version.
VirtualBox is not a production-grade system and should only be used during trials or for testing. It should also be noted that the edge software is designed to be running 24/7. The computer that is being used for trial purposes to run the Virtual Edge via VirtualBox should be continuously powered on and software updates should be configured to not interrupt the operation of the system.
Minimum Version: Latest available version
Activating Your Virtual Edge
Now that your edge device is provisioned, follow the steps on the screen to activate it to your company. Please review our detailed guide on Activating Your Edge Device: A Step-by-Step Guide (Setup and configuration).