ThingsBoard Documentation

Documentation for using ThingsBoard IoT Platform.

Install ThingsBoard IoT Gateway as package.


This guide describes how to install ThingsBoard IoT Gateway on Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS. The minimum system requirements match official minimum requirements for the OS.

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.