Deploying a fleet of IoT or Linux based devices is tough mission with many difficulties that needed to be addressed along the the development period.
There are a few reasons for the increment of Device Management platforms requirement these days.
“Keep everything Stable and Updated”
This sentence is one of the major reasons why all of us must have a good device management platform for our Linux based product. The product may run in different environments, with various user use cases, and even small software/hardware changes in some events. To monitor and update those Linux devices, we need to have a piece of information regarding our devices, called “metadata” – ID, Name, Tag, Status, Location, if the device is online or offline and more. That data will help us achieve a good starting point for doing more complicated tasks such as deploying an OTA software update with a 100% successful deployment rate.
JFrog Connect Device management Platform with a Raspberry Pi on a map
So, which tools should we really use to manage a fleet of devices remotely?
To keep our remote product updated and maintained, a full control center including remote control and running remote commands like ‘Reboot’ the product are a must. Moreover, it is a good practice to have a monitoring system that includes a few essential features like diagnosing the Linux device, reading and analyzing the current error of the application and monitoring the device hardware resources, all should be part of a standard device management platform for Linux based product.
Notifications functionality is another great tool to consider in a Device Management platform, where we can get notified by email for every single important message that may affect our product and should be solved as quickly as possible.
You are more than welcome to try JFrog Connect platform today. JFrog Connect includes all the needed mentioned tools and it’s completely free and full-featured up to 3 devices.