I have an ESP device that I want to change the name OTA. Is there a secret sauce I am unaware of to do this, or should I plan to dismantle the device to plug in a UART and flash it over USB?
I saw in the next version of esphome there is a rename available, I haven’t looked into, but maybe wait for it?
Check Core Components and the section Changing ESPHome Node Name
I am not sure what the new rename option will do, but it looks like a commandline parameter to esphome.
Thanks. There’s no rush to change my device’s name so I can wait for the next release of core.
Next release of esphome is what I meant.
I’ll be watching for it.
You can install the beta release beside the current release, so you can test the rename action.
it is possible, I did it. Follow the discussion on discord
essentially ESPHome Core Configuration — ESPHome
In the upcoming release (beta at the moment) it will be even easier and can be done in one step from the dashboard
I’m running ESPHome in a venv and simply edit the /etc/hosts file for name changes.
# ESPHome temporary IP's for hostname changes 192.168.2.109 esph-sonoff-16a-02.local esph-sonoff-16a-02 192.168.2.68 esph-og-sz-fl.local esph-og-sz-fl
Thanks, that did it for me, too.
The key for me was realizing that use_address: overrides the name: parameter for IP resolution.
Thanks, but I am risk adverse.
I could have used this in the past, but at that time the device was accessible enough to just plug in a UART. This one would have been more work.
Thanks, but I want to change the device name, not the host ame.