I have switched form a raspberry pi to an intel NUC running Ubuntu and Home Assistant in a docker. Overall the NUC has been great. It has been stable and Home Assistant restarts are super fast.
Checking that the configuration.yaml file is valid using “Check Config” is pretty much instant. Very nice.
I have a few issues that I can’t seem to figure out. This is probably due to my inexperience with Ubuntu and Linux in general. I have the NUC hard-wired with an ethernet cable to my router.
If I reset the NUC or the power goes out temporarily, the NUC wll restart. When this happens Home Assistant does not start up properly. I believe this is caused by the ethernet port on the NUC being off by default. I have messed around a bunch and tried looking it up, but I am at a loss.
I have an aeotec z-stick for a zwave controller. I have had the USB port change on me as well. (ttyACM0 vs ttyACM1).
I also want to setup some kind of remote access to the NUC for debugging and just playing around when I want to. Maybe something like VNC. I have logged in with VNC before, but it seems to have the same restart issue as #1 above. When the NUC restarts, I no longer have VNC access.
I am hoping some of the other NUC users have some experience they can share.