Network Server Stack for LoRaWAN – Google Cloud Launcher

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This article provides step-by-step instructions for deploying a new instance of the Network Server Stack on Google Cloud Launcher.

 

Start the Deployment Process

In the Google Cloud Launcher Console, select OccamSmart Network Server Stack, and click Launch on Compute Engine.

Create a New Deployment

  1. Rename your deployment.
  2. Select a machine type. An f1-micro instance should be sufficient for small networks (fewer than 50 devices) with a long transmission interval.
  3. Configure networking. Note that the Network Server Stack must be have port 1700 open for UDP data from the gateway, port 1883 open for TCP for the MQTT broker, and port 80 open for the web configuration interface. These should be open by default. It is highly recommended to restrict IP ranges to trusted origins, so that others cannot add device registrations to your network.
  4. Finally, click Deploy.

Finish

Your deployment should take just a few minutes to finish instantiating.

Post Deployment

To check that all services are running, you can SSH into your newly instatiated vm, e.g.

$ gcloud compute --project YOUR_PROJECT ssh --zone "us-east1-b" YOUR_VM_NAME

and check on all of the server stack services:

systemctl status lora\*

as well as the Mosquitto MQTT broker:

systemctl status mosquitto

All of these should be in the active (running) state.

 

Open Source Components

The directory /etc/lora/open-source contains a text document called open-source-licenses.txt with the licenses of each of the open source components used in the Server Stack, as well as hashicorp.hcl.tar.gz which contains the source code for Hashicorp’s HCL configuration language, as required under the Mozilla Public License.

 

Next Steps

Now that your instance has been successfully deployed, you can start configuring it to receive data.