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Installing the agent

When you install the Horizon agent software on your edge device, you can register your edge device with Open Horizon (Open Horizon) to add your device into the edge computing management domain and run edge services. The following instructions register your new edge device with the minimal helloworld example edge service to confirm the edge device is working properly. The helloworld edge service can easily be stopped when you are ready to run your own edge services on the edge device.

Before you begin

You must complete the steps in Preparing an edge device.

Installing and registering edge devices

Five different methods are provided to install the agent on and register edge devices. Each is useful in different circumstances:

Questions and troubleshooting

If you have any difficulties with any of these steps, review the provided troubleshooting and frequently asked question topics. For more information, see: