I set up OH3 from scratch including zwave with around 20 devices. All worked well until I noticed that some window sensors stopped communicating with the controller, although not shown as offline.
Finally I decided to exclude one of them (window sensor) to see if re-inclusion would solve the issue.
OH showed that a completely different Node (thermostat) got exluded…
Both devices did not acknowledge any exclusion so the controller still listed the window sensor but no longer the thermostat but both the window sensor and the thermostat still ‘regarded’ themselves as part of the network.
Rebooting OH , as expected, did not change anything, but now all devices had stopped to communicate with the controller.
Finally I did a hard reset of the controller and, as a test, a factory-reset of two other window sensors and removed all XML files except for the controller’s XML. Then included these two sensors into the new network around two days ago. Also adjusted the orphaned items to the two new nodes.
These sensors show up in the new network (as known devices) but do not communicate to the controller yet, no XML files were generated for them so far. I wake them up continuously.
Now I am lost what caused the initial mix-up of Nodes leading to excludung a different node than intended.
Also I wonder whether my procedure of hard-resets, etc. is the correct way at all to recover everything.
And even after recovery I fear that the same issues might happen again.
What could have caused the node mix-up and how to detect this earlier?
Any help or comments of more experienced zwave users are much appreciated.