Azure IoT Edge is an interesting platform for Edge computing. It opens up a lot of new scenarios for local computing as an extension of the Azure cloud. And the combination is both secure and flexible due to the usage of open (security) standards.
But it’s still in Public Preview so once in a while things go sour. Either no messages arrive at in the cloud or local logic is not executed. So this means you have to log into your Edge device (remember to always have a backup plan) and check out the local logging.
But what if I could check out the logging right within Azure?
I came across this Github gem to make Azure IoT Edge local logs available in Azure! And it only takes 15 minutes or less.
“This repository provides an Azure IoT Edge module that can be used to send container logs from other modules on the edge device, including the edge runtime, securely to Azure Log Analytics in the cloud. “