I’m an absolute beginner in HAOS, mqtt, esphome and had some knowledge of Linux and Arduino before. Now i learn something in HA because i would like use it for any automations.
I currently have HAOS installed with mqtt esphome and Node-red.
I would like to use it to configure and connect my ESP devices and operate them in the web frontend under Home Assistant. But the comminication between my externak ESP-devices, i would like use the mqtt-broker.
I was just explained in a German forum that Home Assistant is not normally used with mqtt because then you would have two communication systems here, HA and mqtt.
Is it really like that?
I would like to fully rely on the mgtt broker for my HA. This also has something to do with my later expandability of the system.
Is it normal that HA is only used as a front end and to operate the devices (ESP’s) and as a communication protocol mqtt?
or am I really exotic because you didn’t think of it that way?