I have a Home Assistant running in a remote server rack/DC (location 1)
I want to add some ZigBee based motion/light sensors in a different location (location 2).
I can get IP connectivity between the two sites.
However, I can’t feasibly run a USB cable between the two (plus the HA instance is virtualised, so I’d need to do USB pass-through and all that).
Question is - what’s the best way of connecting a remote Zigbee stick to a HA instance, over TCP/IP?
Can you install HA on a small NUC/Mini-PC in location 2, and have that act some kind of secondary HA proxy, and talk to the main HA install? How would you set something like that up?
Or is there a better way - e.g. is zigbee2mqtt well supported in Home Assistant? Could you somehow broadcast the sensor readings onto there, and have Home Assistant build automations around that? (It sounds like this would be less supported and very fragile compared to some native integrations, but curious to see what people have seen).