I run three Synology NAS devices on my home network, and I’ve found that sometimes when HA restarts, the values returned from each NAS are not necessarily assigned to the same device in HA as following the previous restart - I’m guessing it’s down to the order that they’re discovered by HA on restart.
Could I request that a recognisable value be included in the device sensor name, please, such as the:
IP address: “sensor.192-168-X-YYY_total_size_volume_1”
MAC address: “sensor.00-11-22-33-44-55_total_size_volume_1”
Serial number: “sensor.13X0Y7Z012345_total_size_volume_1”
…or similar, so that when you’re referencing the device details in a group, automations, etc. in HA, you can be certain which device you’re referring to?
…rather than “sensor.total_size_volume_1”
For example, with my three NAS devices, I get:
…which appear to be associated with the NAS devices depending on in which order they are discovered, which can change each time HA is restarted.