So, after my successful migration to openHAB with a UZB dongle, and having learned to use the Z-Wave PC Controller (5.38) software for z-wave network maintenance, I thought it would be good to have a backup of the hardware.
So, I ordered another three UZB’s. They arrived yesterday.
So far so good. Next order of business: Backup the NVM of the Primary controller, restore to the Secondary controller, then use the Secondary controller, putting the Primary in a safe place.
Imagine my surprise when Z-Wave PC Controller immediately exits as soon as it talks to the secondary dongle! I tried repeatedly, same problem.
Tried again with the tertiary, same issue. Even tried plugging them in at the same time so that the tertiary got a different com port number… Didn’t help.
All of them use the same UZB driver from the Z-Wave PC controller package.
The Primary one does have a Z-Way license installed which I paid for, tried, and decided it wasn’t worth the time. So, I bought the other three without the Z-Way license. The Z-Wave PC controller app is from Silicon Labs themselves, not z-wave.me, so I can’t imagine that would have anything to do with it, right?
They could also be different revisions. I’m not sure how to check.
Why can’t anything be easy… seriously.
Any suggestions for how to proceed?
Z-Wave PC controller still does not want to anything to do with it, it just exits.
openHAB thinks it’s fine, the z-wave controller is shown as online, and paperUI shows all my Z-Wave devices are online… but NOTHING works. HABmin shows that no devices are actually responding to ping.
The Z-Wave log is full of:
2019-07-02 08:07:17.151 [ERROR] [ing.zwave.handler.ZWaveSerialHandler] - Got I/O exception Input/output error in writeArray during sending. exiting thread.
…and then I discovered that the new device was actually /dev/ttyACM1
And when I changed the Z-Wave binding to use /dev/ttyACM1, it started working.
My secondary UZB stick is now running the network, controlling my lights, and the lights are nonethewiser!!
So, that’s a big success. But, I am still absolutely dependent on the Z-Wave PC Controller app to perform maintenance tasks that the Z-Wave binding cannot yet do. I still need that to run.
The Z-Wave PC Controller app (from silicon labs) still exits immediately as soon as it tries to communicate with the secondary UZB.
It still works fine with the primary UZB, and it also works fine with an Aeotec Gen 5 Z-Stick that I also own.
Any ideas? Anyone?