Update: the problem has stopped happening. My last action was to once more unlink and relink in Google assistant which I had done several times prior. However now Google has connected to my Home Assistant without any problem for 2 days. I can not think of anything else I did which may have resulted in this change. I will update if the problem returns
I am successful in setting up the Google Assistant component
and have successfully added the device to Google Home which then displays the entities exposed by my Home Assistant service. The problem is that after some time, Google Home will report that it is unable to connect to “Home Assistant” (the display name for my Google Action)Some time later I can check Google Home and the state of the entities is displayed and they can be controlled successfully.
The times between success or problem varies from a fraction of an hour to several hours.
I have tried using the Google home Android app on my phone and Chromebook and on my Google Home Hub and find they will all report either success or failure at the same time. That is, if one is successful, they all are and vice-versa.
I am running Home Assistant 0.84.6 in a Docker container in Fedora 29
I use an SSL cert from Let’s Encrypt and have a static IPV4 address with my COX business service. I see no indications of network connection problems. All of my in-house services run with no problems reported.
I see no problems reported in the Home Assistant log. I do not see how to look for problem reports in my Google Action but maybe I’ve missed something as that is a very new area for me.
Any suggestions as to what to look for to diagnose and correct this problem? Anyone else see such intermittent problems with Google Assistant?