At the moment, I have a test and a prod HA instance each with their own NodeRed instance. I have 1 MQTT broker.
I may set up a new ESPHome device starting in the “test” dashboard. I’ll get it working with devices, automations, and node red flows. I’ll then want to move the ESPhome device, YAML and dashboard to my production HA instance along with the production automations and Nodered flows. No hardware will change, just which instance I want to manage the ESPHome device. All my ESPHome devices are on DHCP with allocated ips.
What’s the best thing to do to move it? Should I just create the new device in “prod” copy and paste the YAML across from “test”, and then delete the device in “test”? Is there a way of disabling it in “test” rather than deleting it?
Never seems to slow them down in my experience.
I just tested with/without the web server on an 8266, using ESP.getFreeHeap()
(there are other memory metrics to consider also, but this call was quick and easy to test with)
Thanks! What sorts of things are you serving over HTTP? I imagine connecting to the device to see the values of whatever sensors it’s supporting, and maybe some statistics like CPU, Memory and Network. Is there a generic web page that gets set up or do you design each one from scratch?