ZEDControl Overview

Sections covered in this overview:

1. ZEDEDA Solution

ZEDEDA provides a simple and scalable cloud-based orchestration solution for distributed edge computing, eliminating the complexities of today's solutions through an open and purpose-built orchestration framework. It breaks down silos and delivers the agility customers need to evolve their connected operations with a multi-cloud strategy. Customers can now easily dropship (meaning direct delivery from the manufacturer to the customer) hardware without onsite expertise for installation, add intelligence on-demand to any edge compute at scale, and instantly unlock the value of edge data to make real-time decisions, maximize operational efficiency and drive new business outcomes.
ZEDEDA delivers visibility, control, and security for the distributed edge. ZEDEDA leverages Edge Virtualization Engine (EVE-OS), an open edge computing engine (part of LF Edge), to simplify the orchestration of containers and clusters (Docker and Kubernetes) and virtual machines (VMs) for cloud-native and legacy applications on any hardware (ARM, x86 or GPU). ZEDEDA also allows customers to connect to any cloud or on-premises system. By enabling freedom of hardware, application, and cloud at distributed edge scale, ZEDEDA provides a flexible foundation for customers to avoid vendor lock-in and consolidate workloads while future-proofing edge deployments.
Developers can deploy hardware enabled with the open-source EVE-OS and orchestrate edge nodes and applications with a multi-tenant "cloud-native" environment for IoT applications. Developers can provision resources, monitor application performance security, and perform large-scale software lifecycle management on globally distributed systems via ZedControl, all while focusing resources on app development instead of operating edge computing complexities.

2. ZedControl

ZedControl is a central control center that binds the elements of the distributed Edge Nodes and Edge applications running on these Edge Nodes and remotely orchestrates them for targeted business solutions. ZedControl manages and monitors all Edge Nodes, Edge Applications, Edge Networks, and more.
Starting with ZedControl Release 6.14.0 once logged into ZedControl, the user can switch to multiple enterprises. This means, that after login into ZedControl, the user who has access to multiple enterprises lands on the secondary login page. And thus gets a choice of login into the intended enterprise from the dropdown.
To get your ZedControl account details, send an email to support@zededa.com.

3. User Agents

The User-Agents are the interfaces users could use to access ZedControl to manage, monitor, and orchestrate the Edge Infrastructure. We offer two interfaces for ZedControl:
  • ZedUI–The Graphical User Interface to interact with the web-based ZedControl.
  • zCLI–The command-line interface is python based.
  • Terraform–Terraform with Terraform Provider ZEDCloud can manage the configuration of the objects in ZEDCloud.

4. API Token for ZedControl

API token to be used with zCLI, Terraform, or a Custom ZedControl client can be generated using the following steps. Log in to ZedControl to see the home screen, as shown below.
  • Step 1 > Click the Profile (Profile_icon.png) icon on the top navigation bar.
  • Step 2 > Click on the username from the list.
Clicking on the username will take you to the User Details screen, where you can copy the session token as shown.
  • Step 3 > Click 'Copy' to copy the session token to the clipboard. You will also get a toast message announcing as shown below:
Session Token has been copied to clipboard
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