A while ago, while upgrading to 2.4.0, I followed the advice to delete and re-add all things, except the controller. All worked well.
Later I discovered that, actually the advice was to ALSO delete and re-add the controller thing, because of the changes in the controller auto discovery. (I had the “extra” controller thing in my inbox at this stage).
So recently, while on 2.5.0, I decided to finally do this well: I deleted and re-added all things, including the controller thing.
Result: the network and all things work and are using the new controller thing. However, one thing doesn’t work since this change: the Habmin Z-Wave Network Viewer. It just shows an empty page. The things individually do have their neighbors listed.
Thanks, this is very interesting info. Why is this? All my nodes have neighbor info, regardless if they’re fully initialized or not. So I’d expect a diagram can be made from this already.
Thanks for this as well, also very interesting. I recognize a lot of the network issues in combination with the network heal. I checked my network for ghost nodes, found none. Still having issues after every heal - multiple devices are kicked offline, some for multiple hours. (That’s why I disabled it recently.)
Apparently, I have one node on the edge of my network that has issues completing initialization. At least, after restarting OpenHAB and triggering a network heal last Saturday, on Monday (today) the node still didn’t have the “Reinitialize Device” option. Healing the node manually does not seem to help. The node is 20 cm next to a healthy, initialized node, and neighbor info shows it has 8 neighbors. Finally after restarting OpenHAB just now, all nodes are showing the “Reinitialize device” option again.
Still an empty network view though.
So this raises some questions:
Why is the network view only available after all nodes are initialized?
Why do certain nodes not get initialized after a heal?
Is the presence of the “Reinitialize device” option a good indicator of a node being initialized anyway?
What more can I try to get the Network View working?
@chris: Do you possibly have the answers to above questions? And additionally these questions as well:
Is a successfully completed network-wide heal mandatory for the Zwave Network Viewer to display anything? And if so, why does this dependency exist?
Thanks for the suggestion, but this didn’t work either to get the network viewer fixed.
Sorry, I should have mentioned I was talking about a couple of mains-powered devices that have trouble initializing after a heal, so it’s not caused by the awake-period.
Anyway, since my network has trouble completing a network-wide heal, I can’t really be sure that a complete heal was finished after the change I mentioned in my original post. So this could still be the cause of the Network Viewer being blank (if this dependency indeed exists).
I’ll focus on troubleshooting the network-wide heal first now.