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EASY GATEWAY DEPLOYMENT WITH RESIN.IO

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Posted on April 23, 2017



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Introduction


In the past raspberry based gateway installation and maintenance was often done by local step by step installation procedures. This had two disadvantages: for heavy users with multiple gateways this was challenging regarding maintenance efforts, and inexperienced users just wanting to have a gateway considered installation procedures to be rather complex. In fact there were just quite a lot of things that could go wrong and usually some of them did.

Both issues can be addressed with remote management tools like resin.io. This labs story provides a high level overview to explain the concepts. The setup of the tool is still a bit tricky and beyond scope of this story, but installation for additional gateways is very easy. This means I can offer preinstalled SD cards to new users that are not very interested in doing these steps themselves. This allows them to focus on areas that do have their interest.