Select the appropriate agent for your device

Basic information about the qbee agent requires a lightweight C-based agent on the embedded device. This agent is designed for low resource usage and is highly portable, with most required libraries being self-contained. The agent utilizes a pull-based configuration management approach, enabling it to work effectively across firewalls and in various edge deployment scenarios.

Identify OS and architecture

Identify your architecture and OS with uname -a or uname -m and possibly qbee already provides an agent that works:

root@ctr-700-422471:~# uname -a                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Linux ctr-700-422471 4.9.88-04910-g55e1fe5 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Apr 1 07:54:29 CEST 2019 armv7l GNU/Linux
In this case the armv71 indicates an 32 bit ARM architecture.

Our qbee platform offers a wide range of package options, including ones for your specific platform. If we don't have one available, we can create a custom package for you by cross-compiling it to your Linux OS and architecture. These packages can be found under the "Package" tab in your qbee web application.

Architecture OS Package:
ARM 32bit Debian based armhf
ARM 64 bit Debian based arm64
Intel x86 Debian based amd64

Our platform is designed to be highly versatile, running on any device that supports basic Linux, from full servers to limited embedded devices. We constantly update our library of available agent packages, creating specific libraries for devices with customized Linux, as well as general packages that will run on many platforms that follow common Linux flavour styles. If your device is based on any flavour of Debian Linux, you can try the corresponding package for your CPU architecture (e.g. Armhf or AMD64), which often works out of the box. We can also provide packages as tarballs, giving you even more flexibility. In addition, we have a Yocto meta layer available to integrate into your Yocto build.


We can basically create the qbee agent for any Linux system. Please ask us if your system is not in the list in the package tab.

We also have YOCTO packages available. Please reach out if you have questions.