Downloads

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Disk images

These disk images (*.img or *.sdimg) are based on images provided by board manufacturers and already have Mender fully integrated. They are used to provision the device storage for devices without Mender running already.

Mender provides images based on the following distributions:

Note that we do not offer commercial support for these images. They are based on images supported by board manufacturers, like the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and provide the same software and configuration options as the original images. Please use the support resources available from the board manufacturer, or contact us if you have any questions on the Mender integration.

Board OS Disk image Storage size
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and B+ Raspberry Pi OS Buster Lite 2020-05-27 raspios-buster-lite-raspberrypi3-mender.img.xz 8 GB
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Raspberry Pi OS Buster Lite 2020-05-27 raspios-buster-lite-raspberrypi4-mender.img.xz 8 GB

You can find images for other devices in our Mender Hub community forum, see Debian Family or Yocto Project integration posts.

mender-artifact

The mender-artifact utility is used to work with Mender Artifacts, which are files with the .mender suffix and contain software to be deployed. See Artifact creation for more information on how to use this utility.

Follow the correct link according to your host platform to download mender-artifact as a standalone utility:

Platform Download link
Linux mender-artifact 3.4.0
Mac OS X mender-artifact 3.4.0

Remember to add execute permission and ensure that the mender-artifact utility is in a directory that is specified in your PATH environment variable. Most systems automatically have /usr/local/bin in your PATH so the following should allow proper execution and location of this binary.

sudo chmod +x mender-artifact
sudo cp mender-artifact /usr/local/bin/

Please refer to your host Operating System documentation for more details.

If you are using Mac OS X, note that using mender-artifact with disk image files (e.g.: *.sdimg, *.img, or others holding the storage partitions) has limited functionality. Commands like mender-artifact cat or mender-artifact cp will not work due to lack of support for certain utilities on the Mac platform.

Mender client

The Mender client runs on the device, checks for and installs software updates packaged as Mender Artifacts. See Client installation for more information about how to configure and use the Mender client.

A Debian package (.deb) is provided for convenience to install on e.g Debian, Ubuntu or Raspberry Pi OS. We provide packages for the following architectures:

Architecture Devices Download link
armhf (ARM-v6) ARM 32bit distributions, for example Raspberry Pi OS for Raspberry Pi or Debian for BeagleBone mender-client_2.4.0-1_armhf.deb
arm64 ARM 64bit processors, for example Debian for Asus Tinker Board mender-client_2.4.0-1_arm64.deb
amd64 Generic 64-bit x86 processors, the most popular among workstations mender-client_2.4.0-1_amd64.deb

mender-cli

The mender-cli utility enables an easy interface to key use cases of the Mender server API, such as uploading a Mender Artifact, from the command line. See Server integration for more information.

Follow the correct link according to your host platform to download mender-cli:

Platform Download link
Linux mender-cli 1.5.0
Mac OS X mender-cli 1.5.0

Remember to add execute permission and ensure that the mender-cli utility is in a directory that is specified in your PATH environment variable. Most systems automatically have /usr/local/bin in your PATH so the following should allow proper execution and location of this binary.

sudo chmod +x mender-cli
sudo cp mender-cli /usr/local/bin/

Please refer to your host Operating System documentation for more details.

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