sorry, I’m sure it’s right in front of my eyes, but I can’t see, where I can do a z-wave inclusion/exclusion in HABmin.
The docs say:
Inclusion and Exclusion
HABmin provides functions to include and exclude devices from the ZWave network. In the ZWave Network Menu is an Include and Exclude option - selecting either of these will put the controller into include or exclude mode for 30 seconds.
My installation: openHAB2 installed by openHABian, HABmin installed by PaperUI, z-wave-Binding installed by PaperUI.
My existing z-wave network (raZberry with 2 devices) is detected and appear in the automatically generated classic ui.
In HABmin there are some options which are inactiv:
Chris, maybe I’m a little confused. Are you saying there is OH2 functionality to put your controller into Inclusion Mode? I only ask because every time I have to use the Z-Stick to include an item directly I have to remove it from the Pi2, include, reinsert, and then restart the Pi. Not the biggest issue, but not as smooth as with OH1.
I’m not convinced that NWI works - this is not something that I have any documentation on and I’ve not confirmed it works. So I would assume that to include devices they should be within direct range of the controller (10 to 15 meters should normally be ok).
If someone has confirmed NWI works, then maybe they can update this…
From what I’ve read, I thought it was best practice to include your zwave devices near their location of use as so they would identify their neighbors and build those associations. If you take the sensor to the controller the devices it may see may not be the ones closest to it during normal operation.
If this is the case, is the nightly “heal” designed to fix those connections and allow the devices to discover their new neighbors?
It might help if the devices are included in-situ, but as this is often not possible, the system should resolve these movements. ZWave is designed to have mobile devices (eg hand-held controllers) so static routes are not the only way to work. It should be noted that not all devices support network wide inclusion - this is a relatively new feature so older devices don’t support this (and this is needed even if the device being included supports NWI).
The nightly heal should resolve any movements although it’s worth noting that the nightly heal is not included in the current OH2 master (only OH1 and OH2 development version).