The EdgeX Device Virtual is a device service that simulates devices that generate synthetic readings in various data types and respond to commands.
These are useful when demonstrating EdgeX or executing functional/performance tests without real devices.
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
To install edgex-device-virtual, simply use the following command: