Understand Azure IoT Hub Device Twins with Mender | Mender

Mender users may often deal with device inventory information such as CPU model, IP address, and software versions pertaining to each device. Mender users may also be using Azure IoT Hub for device fleet application telemetry which can contain a set of additional device information. These two services, Mender and Azure IoT Hub, initially may exist in silos which could mean managing and dealing with device information in two separate services. For example, in order to configure a device setting and deploy an update to the application with Mender, you may need to configure it to accept all updates immediately through a property in it’s Device Twin. However, this could mean you’ll need to switch to Azure IoT Hub by logging into the service and find the same device first. This is very cumbersome and error prone.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://mender.io/blog/iot-hub-device-twins