Linux Device Management Platform as it should be
Linux Device Management platforms became a standard when we think of Linux based large scale products which are connected to the internet. 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, 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.
So, which tools should we really have in a Linux Device Management platform?
To keep our embedded Linux 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.
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