Starting from scratch - reconnecting zwave controller and devices

I’ve had my current openhab setup for over a year and decided to start fresh. For some reason i’m stuck on what i believe is the easiest part.


  • HP Proliant DL360 G6 server
  • Server OS: VMware ESXi 6.0.0-Update2
  • Aeotec z-stick gen5
  • VM OS:
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
    Release: 18.04
    Codename: bionic
  • Openhab 2.3.0 stable release (apt)
  • Zwave version
  • openjdk version “1.8.0_181”
  • OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_181-8u181-b13-0ubuntu0.18.04.1-b13)
  • OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.181-b13, mixed mode)

I had the z-stick paired originally but it wouldn’t find most of my devices during pairing mode. I decided to do the following:

  1. Completely reset the z-stick
  2. upgrade to the latest zwave version (above). I do not have the zwave binding installed also in the GUI. added the jar in /addons dir, installed serial:transport feature, and openhab was part of dialout and tty.
  3. deleted the zwave controller thing
  4. Added the controller manually through the Habmin ‘Add a new thing Wizard’
  5. changed the port to match the usb device
    crw-rw---- 1 root dialout 166, 0 Aug 30 21:53 /dev/ttyACM0

After restarting openhab2 mutliple times i keep seeing this debug error in the log.

2018-08-30 21:53:45.475 [DEBUG] [g.zwave.internal.ZWaveConfigProvider] - ZWave product zwave:serial_zstick has no references!

2018-08-30 21:53:45.480 [DEBUG] [g.zwave.internal.ZWaveConfigProvider] - ZWave product zwave:device has no references!

What did I do wrong !?



Did you get this sorted? I’m looking at the same errors messages after upgrading to bionic.