Local balena push command does not to work

Hi there
Started playing around with balena and checkin gout local development. However I ran into a problem with local deployment.

Command sudo balena scan does show me my device as expeced running balenaOS 2.38.0+rev1. I can also access the device via balena ssh <device-ip>. So far so good.

As soon as I try a balena push <device-ip> it fails due to:

Could not communicate with local mode device at address

Switchin DEBUG on it seems that communication with port 48484 does not work:

[Debug]   Checking we can access device
[Debug]   Sending request to http://<device-ip>:48484/ping

Pushing the project using the balenaCloud does work.

I’m using balena-cli v11.9.3.

Any idea what might be wrong?

Many thanks!

Have you enabled Local Mode via the Dashboard? Check out the list of requirements here: https://www.balena.io/docs/learn/develop/local-mode/#local-mode-requirements

Shame on my reading skills… over read the last but most important point:

Local mode must be enabled through the dashboard. To use local mode on a development device, click on the small Actions dropdown at the top right of the device page and select Enable Local Mode .

Somehow I expected to have the local mode automatically enabled when using the image with development mode enabled.

Hey @klatr,

Just to let you know, we have an open issue (https://github.com/balena-io/balena-cli/issues/1304) to allow people to enable local mode from the CLI itself, which may help you in the future.