IoT Device Simulator
IoT Device Simulator

Appendix B: Managing Widgets

Widgets are virtual IoT devices that send simulated data to AWS IoT endpoints. The IoT Device Simulator console helps make it easier to manage your widgets. You can create, edit, and delete single widgets, or multiple widgets at a time. You can also start and stop simulations for a single widget, or multiple widgets at a time.

To view your widgets, navigate to the IoT Device Simulator console. In the navigation pane, select Widgets. A list of all widgets associated with your account will be displayed on the Device Widgets page.

To view the details of a specific widget, on the Device Widgets page, find the applicable widget and select View. This shows the widget details including ID, device type, status, the number of simulations run, the time the last simulation ran, and the time the widget was created.

To start a specific widget, find the applicable widget and select Start. This starts sending simulated data for that widget to the AWS IoT topic. To stop a specific widget, find the applicable widget and select Stop.

To start multiple widgets, on the Device Widgets page, select the checkbox next to each applicable widget. Then, select Start Devices. To start all widgets on the page, select the checkbox in the table header. Then, select Start Devices. To stop multiple widgets, select the checkbox next to each applicable widget. Then, select Stop Devices. To stop all widgets on the page, select the checkbox in the table header. Then, select Stop Devices.

To remove a widget, on the Device Widgets page, find the applicable widget and select Delete. In the popup window, select Yes, delete it! to delete the widget, or Cancel to abort the deletion.