Tutorial: Configure the device settings for Azure Stack Edge Pro GPU

This tutorial describes how to configure device related settings for your Azure Stack Edge Pro GPU device. You can set up your device name, update server, and time server via the local web UI.

The device settings can take around 5-7 minutes to complete.

In this tutorial, you learn about:

  • Prerequisites
  • Configure device settings
  • Configure update
  • Configure time

Prerequisites

Before you configure device related settings on your Azure Stack Edge Pro device GPU, make sure that:

Configure device settings

Follow these steps to configure device related settings:

  1. In the local web UI for your device, go to the Device page.

  2. Enter a Name for your device. The name must contain from 1 to 13 characters and can have letter, numbers, and hyphens.

  3. Provide a DNS domain for your device. This domain is used to set up the device as a file server.

  4. To validate and apply the configured device settings, select Apply.

    Screenshot of local web U I "Device" page 1.

    When the device name and the DNS domain are changed, the SMB endpoint is created.

    If you've changed the device name and the DNS domain, the automatically generated self-signed certificates on the device won't work. You'll need to regenerate device certificates or bring your own certificates.

    Screehshot of local web U I "Device" page 2.

  5. After the settings are applied, select Next: Update server.

    Screenshot of local web U I "Device" page 3.

Configure update

  1. On the Update page, you can now configure the location from where to download the updates for your device.

    • You can get the updates directly from the Microsoft Update server.

      Screenshot of local web U I "Update Server" page.

      You can also choose to deploy updates from the Windows Server Update services (WSUS). Provide the path to the WSUS server.

      Screenshot of local web U I "Update Server" page 2.

      Note

      If a separate Windows Update server is configured and if you choose to connect over https (instead of http), then signing chain certificates required to connect to the update server are needed. For information on how to create and upload certificates, go to Manage certificates.

  2. Select Apply.

  3. After the update server is configured, select Next: Time.

Configure time

Follow these steps to configure time settings on your device.

Important

Though the time settings are optional, we strongly recommend that you configure a primary NTP and a secondary NTP server on the local network for your device. If local server is not available, public NTP servers can be configured.

NTP servers are required because your device must synchronize time so that it can authenticate with your cloud service providers.

  1. On the Time page, you can select the time zone, and the primary and secondary NTP servers for your device.

    1. In the Time zone drop-down list, select the time zone that corresponds to the geographic location in which the device is being deployed. The default time zone for your device is PST. Your device will use this time zone for all scheduled operations.

    2. In the Primary NTP server box, enter the primary server for your device or accept the default value of time.windows.com.
      Ensure that your network allows NTP traffic to pass from your datacenter to the internet.

    3. Optionally, in the Secondary NTP server box, enter a secondary server for your device.

    4. To validate and apply the configured time settings, select Apply.

      Local web UI "Time" page

  2. After the settings are applied, select Next: Certificates.

Next steps

In this tutorial, you learn about:

  • Prerequisites
  • Configure device settings
  • Configure update
  • Configure time

To learn how to configure certificates for your Azure Stack Edge Pro device, see: