Install VPX Agent on NVIDIA Jetson (Jetpack 5.1.2)

Install JetPack 5.1.2

Flash the system image JetPack 5.1.2 (L4T 35.4.1) onto your Jetson device. Follow the documentation from NVIDIA. Depending on your hardware capability, you have the option to use an SSD or internal storage.

Make sure the NVIDIA docker engine is installed (apt package nvidia-docker2)

Installation size

Jetpack 5.1.2 requires at least 32GB or more of storage. In order to free up more storage for additional software, either use a bigger storage device or follow the NVIDIA reference.

Install VPX Agent

With our installer script, installing the VPX agent is easy. Make sure to get the serial(s) from us in advance.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install curl -y
curl >  && chmod +x 

After the installation script is complete, the IoT Edge runtime will pull four docker containers as outlined below.

The device type needs to be set in SWARM Control Center. Currently, only our support team can do that. Please create a ticket, therefore.

Make sure that the container curiosity-arm64-jetpack5 is used.

swarm@VPX:~$ sudo docker ps -a
CONTAINER ID        IMAGE                                             COMMAND                   CREATED             STATUS              PORTS                                                                  NAMES
57eec104e917   "./curiosity"             2 weeks ago         Up 5 minutes                                                                               curiosity
82b106f9d3d7         "java -jar app.jar"       6 weeks ago         Up 10 days                                                                                 azure-module
27ffd61ab021       "/bin/sh -c 'echo \"$…"   6 weeks ago         Up 10 days>443/tcp,>5671/tcp,>8883/tcp   edgeHub
5e96e96eb440     "/bin/sh -c 'exec /a…"    6 weeks ago         Up 10 days                                                                                 edgeAgent

Downloading curiosity might take a while due to the size (~5GB)

You will see in the SWARM Control Center an "Unnamed Device" with the corresponding registration ID:

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