The management subsystem allows remote management of Zephyr-enabled devices. The following management operations are available:
- Image management
- File System management
- Log management (currently disabled)
- OS management
over the following transports:
- BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)
- Serial (UART)
The management subsystem is based on the Simple Management Protocol (SMP) provided by MCUmgr, an open source project that provides a management subsystem that is portable across multiple real-time operating systems.
The management subsystem is split in two different locations in the Zephyr tree:
- zephyrproject-rtos/mcumgr repo contains a clean import of the MCUmgr project
- subsys/mgmt/ contains the Zephyr-specific bindings to MCUmgr
Additionally there is a sample that provides management functionality over BLE and serial.
MCUmgr provides a command-line tool,
mcumgr,for managing remote devices.
The tool is written in the Go programming language.
Installation information can be found in the MCUmgr command-line tool section of the MCUmgr documentation. A full rundown of the necessary commands to perform Device Firmware Upgrade is located in MCUmgr command-line tool examples, and a practical step-by-step guide to DFU using MCUmgr can be found in SMP Server Sample.