Installing an Enterprise Agent on a Raspberry Pi Device
You can run ThousandEyes Enterprise Agents on Raspberry Pi hardware. This approach can be advantageous if your organization has locations that do not have hardware to host the agent, or that do not have technical staff to set up the agent.
With the Raspberry Pi, you can obtain low-cost hardware; configure it and the agent on it; then ship it to another location.
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (4GB or 8GB model)
ThousandEyes recommends that you obtain a Raspberry Pi bundle, such as from CanaKit or Vilros, to ensure that all the parts you'll need are included in a single order.
ThousandEyes does not support Raspberry Pi 4 Model B (2GB).
One of the following models of microSD card:
Samsung EVO Plus (32GB minimum required)
SanDisk Extreme (32 GB minimum required)
Power over Ethernet (PoE) adapter or a standard USB-C power supply
For example, Etcher works for both macOS and Windows.
Using the USB adapter that comes with your Raspberry Pi kit, write the image to your microSD card.
Select the drive of your Rasperry Pi device.
The drive should be displayed as a 32 GB Mass Storage Device.
NOTE: If the size displayed is smaller, this is likely because your kit's device is shipped with a small test partition.
You don't need to uncompress the image file.
[macOS only] Enter your password to authorize this action.
NOTE: The flashing process takes a few minutes.
Eject/remove the microSD.
Doing so limits the possibility of corrupting the image.
Go to the IP address of the Raspberry Pi:
If your computer is on the same LAN as the Raspberry Pi, open a browser tab and go to https://tepi.local.
Otherwise, connect the Raspberry Pi to a screen; open a console window and find the device's IP address. Then, on your computer, open a browser tab and go to that IP. For an example, see Installing a Physical Appliance.