our current workflow looks as follows:
- We create custom balena images (static IPs make this necessary).
- We test that they work and trigger an initial image download by connecting them to a network. (While we could use the balena CLI to add the image to the image we really want to test that a device works before shipping it.)
- We ship them to the site.
It can take days to weeks until our shipped devices are turned online. That causes a lot of our devices to appear “offline” in the balena Dashboard. While this is correct, it looks like our fleet is broken.
It would be awesome if you could add a “provisioned”, “inital” or “shipping” state one can assign manually that is set to “online” as soon as the connects the next time. That way we can add alerting around “offline” devices.
Please advise if there already is a better way of achieving this.
Thanks for your consideration