AWS Greengrass
Developer Guide

Test Communications

  1. On your computer, open two command-line windows. Just as in Module 5, one window will be for the GG_Switch device and the other for the GG_TrafficLight device.


    These are the same commands that you ran in Module 5.

    Run the following commands for the GG_Switch device:

    cd path-to-certs-folder python --endpoint AWS_IOT_ENDPOINT --rootCA root-ca-cert.pem --cert switch.cert.pem --key switch.private.key --thingName GG_TrafficLight --clientId GG_Switch

    Run the following commands for the GG_TrafficLight device:

    cd path-to-certs-folder python --endpoint AWS_IOT_ENDPOINT --rootCA root-ca-cert.pem --cert light.cert.pem --key light.private.key --thingName GG_TrafficLight --clientId GG_TrafficLight

    Every 20 seconds, the switch updates the shadow state to G, Y, and R, and the light displays its new state.

  2. On every third green light (every 3 minutes), the function handler of the Lambda function is triggered, and a new DynamoDB record is created. After and have run for three minutes, go to the AWS Management Console, search for and open the DynamoDB console. Make sure that the N. Virgina (us-east-1) region is selected, then choose Tables and choose the CarStats table. Next, choose the Items tab:

                            Screenshots of DynamoDB console with CarStats and Items tab

    You should see entries with basic statistics on cars passed (one entry for every three minutes). You may need to choose the refresh button (two circular arrows) to view updates to the CarStats table:

                            DynamoDB CarStats screenshot showing multiple record


    If necessary, you can troubleshoot issues by viewing the AWS Greengrass core logs, particularly router.log:

    cd /greengrass/ggc/var/log sudo cat system/router.log | more

    For more information, see Troubleshooting AWS Greengrass Applications.

You have reached the end of this tutorial and should now understand the AWS Greengrass programming model and its fundamental concepts, including AWS Greengrass cores, groups, subscriptions, and the deployment process for Lambda functions running at the edge.

You can delete the DynamoDB table, delete the Lambda functions, and stop communications between the AWS Greengrass core device and the AWS IoT cloud. To stop communications, open a terminal on the AWS Greengrass core device and run one of the following commands:

  • To shut down the AWS Greengrass core device:

    sudo halt
  • To stop the AWS Greengrass daemon:

    cd /greengrass/ggc/core/ sudo ./greengrassd stop