OH3 with Conbee II for Zigbee in a Proxmox LXC:
- Platform information:
- Hardware: Intel NUC i5 BDH
- OS: Proxmox v 6.3.3 with OH3 running in LXC
- Java Runtime Environment: openjdk version “22.214.171.124” 2020-11-04
- openHAB version: Latest version 3 installed with openhabian (9-2-2021)
- Issue of the topic: please be detailed explaining your issue
- Please post configurations (if applicable):
I started from scratch with openHAB v 3 on a new Intel NUC. I run Proxmox v 6 as host OS and created a LXC container with Debian 10 for openHAB3.
Installed openHAB3 via openhabian and it seems to run fine. I am able to configure openHAB3.
But the first step was to get my Z-Wave and Zigbee dongles working. (I used the same dongles which i had on my OH 2.5 on RPi2). I have the Aeotec Z-Stick Gen5 and the Conbee II sticks connected to an USB hub and put the USB-hub in the NUC. (Same USB Hub was used on RPi).
I managed to get both USB interfaces as USB Passthrough from the Proxmox Host to the LXC.
It required some searching to get this working, but i managed.
My Z-Wave dongle is working as it should. But the Conbee II dongle with deCONZ, I am not able to get it right.
In OH3 i installed the deconz-binding. Next i wanted to configure the Thing for deCONZ. But this needs the API KEY in order to work. But i could not find a way to get this API Key in the Proxmox LXC.
So i tried the following. I took the Conbee II dongle and put it in my Win-10 machine and via a REST API plugin in the browser i was able to follow the instructions from the
Now i was able to get an API Key. So i moved the Conbee II dongle back to the Intel NUC and configured the deCONZ Thing with this API Key.
If i look at the deCONZ Thing, this is the Code:
UID: deconz:deconz:210c4b61f7 label: deCONZ thingTypeUID: deconz:deconz configuration: host: /dev/ttyACM1 apikey: 08780DCE0B6 httpPort: 80 timeout: 2000
But the Thing remains in:
I am not sure if this method for aquiring the API Key is valid. But i do not know how to get the API Key in the LXC where OH3 is also running.
Btw, my Z-Wave dongle on /dev/ttyACM0 is working perfectly, So it has nothing to do with the USB Passthrough configuration.
Hopefully someone can shed a light on this…