it is already my 3rd Raspberry Pi 4 (and now 8GB + 1TB SSD-USB-3) on which I try to install, configure, … HA.
I’m expert in VMware, scripting, Windows Management … but don’t understand how to configure and maintain HA.
I baught Alexa devices, and, it is just plug and play. I can’t script anything, but can directly use any device, while it is so complex with HA.
I run MQTT on one standalone Raspberry, with a Z-Wave and RFX dongle .
I also run HA on a Raspberry pi4 4GB, Hassio based. It is not stable and restarting it takes so many minutes that it is usable.
No way to login directly on the host to run an apt-get update, or even, upgrade the firmware, …
Trying to do that using the GUI fails, but I don’t know why …
Is there any “HA for Dummies” guide available ?
I have to connect :
- Z-Wave devices
- Wifi LEDs and devices
- ZigBee devices
- Bluetooth devices
- RFX-433 devices
- other app from internet (meteo, sun rising, …)
I want to start back from zero, with an easy to manage environment, probably Docker based :
- Zigbee2MQTT (if really required)
Thanks in advance.
PS : This post maybe seen as “negative”, but in reality, I just need to fully understand and control that environment.