It has been a while since I’ve added a new zwave device and I’m experiencing some challenges around entity naming.
So- I added a device (Zooz dimmer) via the zwave configuration panel. It came in perfectly. I renamed the node within the zwave configuration panel, restarted hass, and the name has changed appropriately within the zwave configuration menus.
However, in the device states developer menu, the device entity name is a generic name (light.level_2). I wanted to add the device to a group and referencing it via the “old_entity_id” (light.front_entry_lights_level_11_0 in my example) or the “new_entity_id” value ( light.front_entry_lights_level) doesn’t work. The only way it shows up is using the dev states entity id (light.level_2 in this instance)
I just ran into the same issue today. Running Hassio 64.2, added a new micro switch. It shows up and I was able to change the name through the zwave panel. Under device states it just shows as switch.switch.
I last added a device a couple months ago, not sure if this was an intentional change or not.
Hi I came across the same issue with one difference: the Initial zwave device name was empty. Only after a restart zwave showed the correct Initial name. Renaming with the procedure above worked. Two restarts for one device is quite a hassle…