using an Aeotec z-wave stick, I always need to reboot the host to add/delete devices after re-attaching the stock to the rPi. is this as designed? I would have hoped a mere refresh of the z-wave network would suffice, or a restart at most.
btw, I dont have zwave: in the configuration.yaml, only have installed the core integration
You shouldn’ add/remove Z-Wave devices with the stick, you should rather use the add/remove node services from the Z-Wave Panel. See the warning here in the docs.
FWIW with the OZW Beta I never need to restart the network when I add/remove a device.
There’s two parts to the equation, one is the add-on which runs the ozwdaemon software (I run this on a separate Pi as a standalone software) and the other is the integratiom for Home Assistant, which you need to setup through the UI, once you have the add-on installed.
The other thing you need to know is that you MUST be running the built-in mqtt broker for this to work with the add-on. Any external broker won’t work.
And if you do use an external broker you can install the stand alone docker ozw container. But also that mqtt broker must allow anonymous clients since ozw doesn’t support credentials for logging into mqtt. At least it didn’t the last time I checked.
Like I said when I last looked into it the integration didn’t support it so i ended up creating another broker that allowed anonymous ckuents do i could test it out. So it’s good that there has been progress there.
I’ll look at the docs to see how it needs done in the non-add-on docker version.