Install EVE-OS

This guide describes how to install an EVE image onto an edge device. For more information on EVE images, see our guide to EVE-OS images.

You can install directly on physical hardware (i.e., EVE-OS can run on bare metal) or you deployed in a virtual environment (i.e., EVE-OS can run inside of a virtual machine).

When you're finished, you're edge device will be ready to onboard to your ZEDEDA Cloud enterprise as an edge node.


You'll need a bootable, portable drive with EVE-OS flashed onto it. If you don't have one, please begin with our guide to getting an EVE-OS image.

You'll need physical access to your edge node.

Install EVE-OS

x86 devices

  1. Ensure that your edge node is powered off.
  2. Plug in your USB.
  3. Boot your edge node into its BIOS.
  4. Click on the Boot tab.
  5. Click on UEFI USB Hard Disk, Partition 1.
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  6. Click on the Advanced tab.
  7. Verify the following settings under the Advanced tab.
    • Intel Virtualization Technology: Enabled
    • VT-d: Enabled
    • Security Device Support: enabled.
    • TPM: set to v2.0
    • Watchdog Function: Enabled (only for Supermicro Edge Nodes)
  8. Click on the Save & Exit tab.
  9. Click Save & Reset. EVE-OS installation will begin automatically.
    • Your edge node will automatically power off after installation.
  10. While your edge node is powered off, unplug your USB.
  11. Boot your edge node into its BIOS.
  12. Change the boot drive to the default bootable disk.

Rpi devices

Ensure your RPiX device is connected to your local network over an Ethernet connection. Insert the flashed micro SD card into the SD card slot of RPi. Boot RPiX and follow the onboard instructions and prompts to complete the EVE-OS installation.

Next steps

See our guide to onboarding edge nodes.

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