Step 10: (Optional) Run the Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Edge Agent as a native process - Amazon Kinesis Video Streams
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Step 10: (Optional) Run the Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Edge Agent as a native process

Set up the Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Edge Agent as a systemd service.

systemd is a systems and service manager on Linux devices. systemd is the recommended way to manage the process, as it will restart the Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Edge Agent in case the application encounters an error or the device running the application loses power.

Do the following:

Run the Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Edge Agent as a native process
  1. Create a new file in /etc/systemd/system and name it aws.kinesisvideo.edge-runtime-agent.service.

    Paste the following:

    [Unit] Description=AWS Kinesis Video Streams edge agent StartLimitBurst=3 StartLimitInterval=30 [Service] Type=simple Restart=on-failure RestartSec=10 WorkingDirectory=/download-location/kvs-edge-agent/KvsEdgeComponent/artifacts/aws.kinesisvideo.KvsEdgeComponent/EdgeAgentVersion Environment="GST_PLUGIN_PATH=/download-location/kvs-edge-agent/KvsEdgeComponent/artifacts/aws.kinesisvideo.KvsEdgeComponent/EdgeAgentVersion" Environment="LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/download-location/kvs-edge-agent/KvsEdgeComponent/artifacts/aws.kinesisvideo.KvsEdgeComponent/EdgeAgentVersion/lib" ... Environment="" ExecStart=/usr/lib/jvm/java-11-amazon-corretto/bin/java --add-opens java.base/jdk.internal.misc=ALL-UNNAMED -Dio.netty.tryReflectionSetAccessible=true -cp kvs-edge-agent.jar:libs.jar com.amazonaws.kinesisvideo.edge.controller.ControllerApp [Install]

    For more information about the parameters accepted by systemd service configuration file, see the documentation.


    Add required the environment variables at the ... location, as specified in Step 8: Build and run the Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Edge Agent.

  2. Reload the service files to include the new service.

    Type sudo systemctl daemon-reload.

  3. Start the service.

    Type sudo systemctl start aws.kinesisvideo.edge-runtime-agent.service.

  4. Check the status of the Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Edge Agent service to verify that it is running.

    Type sudo systemctl status aws.kinesisvideo.edge-runtime-agent.service.

    The following is an example of the output that you will see.

    aws.kinesisvideo.edge-runtime-agent.service - AWS Kinesis Video Streams edge agent Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/aws.kinesisvideo.edge-runtime-agent.service; disabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (running) since Thu 2023-06-08 19:15:02 UTC; 6s ago Main PID: 506483 (java) Tasks: 23 (limit: 9518) Memory: 77.5M CPU: 4.214s CGroup: /system.slice/aws.kinesisvideo.edge-runtime-agent.service └─506483 /usr/lib/jvm/java-11-amazon-corretto/bin/java -cp kvs-edge-agent.jar:libs.jar com.amazonaws.kinesisvideo.edge.controller.ControllerApp
  5. Inspect the logs for any errors.

    Type journalctl -e -u aws.kinesisvideo.edge-runtime-agent.service.

  6. Type systemctl --help for the full list of options to manage the process using systemctl.

    The following are some common commands to manage the Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Edge Agent:

    • To restart, type sudo systemctl restart aws.kinesisvideo.edge-runtime-agent.service.

    • To stop, type sudo systemctl stop aws.kinesisvideo.edge-runtime-agent.service.

    • To automatically start on every device reboot, type sudo systemctl enable aws.kinesisvideo.edge-runtime-agent.service.