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Version: 5.0

Build and Run the Amazon SageMaker Edge Manager Demo on Torizon


This demo is a porting for TorizonCore of the original demo dlr-demo from NXP that demonstrates features of Amazon SageMaker Edge Manager and AWS IoT Greengrass V2.

The demo uses Amazon Kinesis Video Streams to display the real-time video feed of the detections and a Managed Grafana MLOps Dashboard.

This article complies to the Typographic Conventions for Torizon Documentation.




This demo uses paid AWS services, so expect charges on your AWS account from setting it up.

Clone the Repository​

Clone the repository to your machine:

$ cd ~
$ git clone -b aws-cloud-demo-video-kvs
$ cd aws-cloud-demo-torizon

Configure the Project​

Modify the file:
  • Set your selected AWS_REGION.
  • Set PROJECT_NAME with a unique project name.
  • Set DOCKERHUB_LOGIN with your dockerhub username. This will be used to push and pull containers to your board.
  • Set your BOARD_IP. You can also use the hostname.
  • Set BOARD_PWD with the password for your board.

Install the Services in the Cloud​

Use the script:

$ ./

It may take about 15 minutes to conclude.

Install the Credentials to the Device​

Use the script. This will install AWS IoT Greengrass on your Board's filesystem, with its credentials and certificates.

$ ./

Run the Demo​

Use the script. This will start Greengrass Nucleus.

$ ./

Check if Model is Loaded​

It is necessary to wait for the model to be loaded before proceeding. Trying to view the output before the model is loaded causes problems that require the application to be restarted.

SSH Into the Board​

Use SSH to connect to the board.

$ ssh torizon@<board-ip-address>

Attach a Terminal to the Running Container​

# docker exec -it aws-cloud-demo-torizon bash

Find Edge Manager Camera Integration Name​

Find the name of your edge manager camera integration, it will be in the format aws.sagemaker.<PROJECT_NAME>_edgeManagerClientCameraIntegration.log. If there is no log file for the camera integration, wait until there is one, this can take over a minute.

## ls /greengrass/v2/logs
aws.greengrass.LegacySubscriptionRouter.log aws.greengrass.Nucleus.log aws.greengrass.SageMakerEdgeManager.log greengrass.log main.log my-dlr-demo-torizon-mobilenet-ssd-v2-coco-quant.log

Wait for the Model to Load​

View the log and wait until you see that the model is loaded:

## tail -f /greengrass/v2/logs/aws.sagemaker.<PROJECT_NAME>_edgeManagerClientCameraIntegration.log
2022-09-12T18:01:11.011Z [INFO] (Copier) stdout. Model loaded..... {,, currentState=RUNNING}

Configure the Grafana Dashboard and AWS X-Ray (Optional)​

If you do not wish to setup the Grafana MLOps dashboard and AWS X-Ray service map, skip to Video Output.


To configure the Grafana MLOps dashboard and AWS X-Ray service map, you need:

X-Ray Setup​

To setup the MLOps dashboard, first go to the corresponding folder in the repository:

$ cd ~/aws-cloud-demo-torizon/mlops-deployment
Publish X-Ray Daemon​


$ ./

This publishes X-Ray daemon as a Greengrass component com.mlops.xray version 1.1.0.

Get the Latest Edge Manager Client Camera Integration Component Recipe​


$ ./

Which gets the latest edgeManagerClientCameraIntegration component recipe and deploy version 0.2.0 with following modifications:

  • Adds com.mlops.xray >= 1.1.0 as a hard dependency
  • Updates version to 0.2.0
  • Uploads one modified component source file to S3
  • Updates source file URL
Attach Policy for AWS X-Ray​


$ ./

This allows Greengrass to write segments to X-Ray service.



$ ./

Which gets the latest deployment for the device, updates the component versions, includes the new com.mlops.xray and deploys X-Ray to the device.

Validate X-Ray Installation​

On the terminal attached to the container, as was done in Check if model is loaded, verify that com.mlops.xray produces logs outputs as published segments:

## tail -f /greengrass/v2/logs com.mlops.xray.log
2022-06-18T22:00:11.054Z [INFO] (Copier) com.mlops.xray: stdout. 2022-06-18T22:00:11Z [Info] Successfully sent batch of 50 segments (0.149 seconds). {, serviceName=com.mlops.xray, currentState=RUNNING}
2022-06-18T22:00:12.022Z [INFO] (Copier) com.mlops.xray: stdout. 2022-06-18T22:00:12Z [Info] Successfully sent batch of 50 segments (0.147 seconds). {, serviceName=com.mlops.xray, currentState=RUNNING}

Also, you can go to the AWS X-Ray console and check if the Service Map is built for the last 5 - 10 minutes.

Grafana Dashboard Setup​


You need to be logged in to your Grafana account for the following steps.

Create an Amazon Managed Grafana instance​
  1. Create an Amazon Managed Grafana instance.
  2. Enable AWS X-Ray data source during installation. Make sure to add the X-Ray Grafana Plugin.
  3. Make yourself Admin on Grafana
Load the dashboard​
  1. Login to Grafana instance with AWS IAM
  2. Go to Configuration > Data Sources and click "AWS X-Ray [Region]"
  3. Copy the uid of data source from URL. It's the last section of the URL. For the URL, the uid is abcf12345.
  4. Replace all arn:aws:xray:eu-west-1:123456789012 occurrences in grafana/dashboard_json_model.json with your region and account ID:
$ sed -i 's/arn:aws:xray:eu-west-1:123456789012/arn:aws:xray:<aws-region>:<aws-account-id>/g grafana/dashboard_json_model.json
  1. Replace all abcf12345 occurrences in grafana/dashboard_json_model.json with your uid:
$ sed -i 's/abcf12345/<uid>/g grafana/dashboard_json_model.json

Observing the Results​

Video Output​

On AWS Management Console, go to Kinesis Video Streams, and use the playback view to see the video output:

Grafana MLOps Dashboard​

In Grafana, go to Dashboards > Browse and click the Import button. Choose the file ~/aws-cloud-demo-torizon/mlops-deployment/grafana/dashboard_json_model.json to import.

At this point, the dashboard will be available.

Cleaning up Everything​


This will delete all the things in your AWS account.

To wipe all things and deployments created on your account, use the python script. Due to some possible interdependencies, you may need to run this script twice.

$ python3

See Also​

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