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Install ThingsBoard IoT Gateway as package.

This guide will help you to install ThingsBoard IoT Gateway on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.


Step 1. Download the deb file

Download installation package.


Step 2. Install the gateway using apt

Install ThingsBoard IoT Gateway as package and run it as daemon use the following command:

sudo apt install ./python3-thingsboard-gateway.deb -y

The deb package will automatically install the necessary libraries for the IOT Gateway to work:

  1. System libraries: libffi-dev, libglib2.0-dev, libxml2-dev, libxslt-dev, libssl-dev, zlib1g-dev, python3-dev, python3-pip.
  2. Python modules: importlib, importlib-metadata, jsonschema, pymodbus, lxml, jsonpath-rw, paho-mqtt, pyserial, PyYAML, simplejson, pyrsistent.

Step 3. Check gateway status

systemctl status thingsboard-gateway

You may notice some errors in the output. However, it is expected, since gateway is not configured to connect to ThingsBoard yet:

... python3[7563]: ''2019-12-26 09:31:15' - ERROR - mqtt_connector - 181 - Default Broker connection FAIL with error 5 not authorised!'
... python3[7563]: ''2019-12-26 09:31:15' - DEBUG - mqtt_connector - 186 - "Default Broker" was disconnected.'
... python3[7563]: ''2019-12-26 09:31:16' - DEBUG - tb_client - 78 - connecting to ThingsBoard'
... python3[7563]: ''2019-12-26 09:31:17' - DEBUG - tb_client - 78 - connecting to ThingsBoard'

Step 4. Configure the gateway

Now you can go to configuration guide to configure the gateway. In order for the changes to be saved, we need to restart the gateway.

systemctl restart thingsboard-gateway