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Using a software-defined private network, LoopEdge Remote Access enableslets you:

  • Access to LoopEdge software, no matter where in the world it resides.
  • Diagnose LoopEdge issues without requiring on-premise intervention.

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Configure Cloud Connectivity
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ConfigureCloudConnectivity

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titlePrerequisites

This procedure assumes that you already have created a LoopCloud Company and Project. Refer to the following documentation for instructions:

Overview of a Cloud Connector Configuration

The following high-level diagram illustrates the basic steps required to configure a cloud connector for enabling remote access to LoopEdge. Detailed steps are listed in this procedure.

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Steps to Configure LoopEdge Cloud Connectivity

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To facilitate this configuration, log in to both LoopCloud and LoopEdge so that you can copy and paste configurations to connect these platforms.

In LoopCloud

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To configure remote access, you must first set up Loopedge - LoopCloud connectivity. Follow the steps described in Activate a LoopEdge Device for LoopCloud Connectivity. Make sure that the LoopCloud device model is an MQTT plain TCP model at a minimum.

Below are the MQTT connection parameters for the LoopCloud device model:

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{
  "mqttHostName": "%MQTT_HOST%",
  "mqttTcpPort": "%MQTT_TCP_PORT%",
  "mqttUserName": "%MQTT_USERNAME%",
  "mqttPassword": "%MQTT_PASSWORD%",
  "mqttClientId": "%MQTT_CLIENT_ID%",
  "mqttReqTopicName": "%MQTT_REQ_TOPIC%",
  "mqttRespTopicName": "%MQTT_RESP_TOPIC%",
  "mqttDataTopicName": "%MQTT_DATA_TOPIC%",
  "remoteNetwork": "%REMOTE_NETWORK%"
}

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This one-time-only code is valid for only 60 seconds. Be sure to take the following LoopEdge steps immediately.

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In the Activation Code pop-up, click the Image Removed icon to copy the code to the clipboard.


In LoopEdge

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Once you have followed the steps in Activate a LoopEdge Device for LoopCloud Connectivity to activate the LoopEdge device on LoopCloud, go to System > Remote Access in the LoopEdge navigation panel. A network card shows the activated network.


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Configure a Loop Network for Remote Access to LoopEdge
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ConfigurePrivateNetwork

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titlePrerequisites
  • Before taking the following steps, complete the steps listed in: Configure Cloud Connectivity.
  • You will need Contact your Litmus Automation representative to get the Loop RemoteAccess application to set up a network.

Overview of Remote Access Configuration


The following high-level diagram illustrates the basic steps required to configure remote access to LoopEdge. Detailed steps are listed below the diagram.

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Steps to Configure LoopEdge Remote Access

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To configure this network, you will once again need to switch between LoopCloud and LoopEdge. In addition, you will use the Loop RemoteAccess application to get network node IDs.

In Loop RemoteAccess App

  1. Copy the network Node ID.



    This unique ID serves as a token to authorize the Loop platform to join the secure private network. 

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LoopCloud

  1. In the LoopCloud navigation panel, click Remote.

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  2. Click the + icon in the upper right of the window to add a member to the network.
  3. In the Add new member dialog, paste the Node ID that you copied from the Loop RemoteAccess service and click Save.
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    The node will be listed in the Remote Network list, as part of your network.

  4. At the top of the LoopCloud Remote Network window, click the  icon to copy the network ID.
    You will use this ID in the next step, in the remote access service, to join the network. This establishes the handshake between the private network and the Loop platform.

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In Loop RemoteAccess

  1. In the RemoteAccess application, select Join Network and paste the network ID that you copied from LoopCloud.

In LoopEdge

  1. In the LoopEdge navigation panel, expand System and click Remote Access.
    A network card will be displayed with an IPv6 address.
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  2. Select and copy the IPv6 address from the displayed Remote Access network card.
  3. To remotely access the LoopEdge device, enter the IPv6 address enclosed in square brackets into the address/search bar of a web browser.

    Example:

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This IPv6 address is the only address that will be used to remotely access LoopEdge.

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