Getting started with OpenDXL in Node-RED?

  • Awhile ago our team was considering creating a Node-RED extension that would let us send events over OpenDXL from our own custom flow(s). It looks like the OpenDXL community beat us to the punch already, though.

    I'm not sure where to get started though, I see around 20+ solutions listed when I go to the Node-RED Category on the solutions page. I'm trying to figure out which of these solutions I can use to actually install the OpenDXL Node-RED node (nodes?), etc.

  • It's recommended that users who want to get started with the DXL nodes/flows available for Node-RED visit the OpenDXL Node-RED Nodes solution. The GitHub repository for that project contains a wiki and documentation that not only help with setting up the required environment, but provide samples and API information.

    Additionally, there is also the OpenDXL Node-RED Docker solution. There you will find a Docker image that is ready out-of-the-box to support the official OpenDXL Node-RED solutions available. Note that some additional environmental requirements may need to be met for the various community-built solutions that use Node-RED.