So I will try to remake this thread to some kind of guide for future use, or in worst case a documentation of my failure. At least that could also be useful for letting someone know what didn't work...
I have zero knowledge of programming, so every time I need to edit a config file in HomeAssistant or similar it requires a good portion of googletime and read, re-reading instructions.
Also is english not my native language, so bear with me.
1: Get MSR to take notice (and then actions of course) of pressed buttons on remotes.
2: Document what I do in hope I can help someone else in the future.
I will use a Fibaro Keyfob as described below, but what I understand from Togglebits answers most type of remotes should work in similar ways.
Fibaro Keyfob support in MSR? (thru Hassio & Z-wave JS)
I just bought a Fibaro Keyfob FGKF-601 and plan to give this to my son so he can control some stuff in his own room. Primary some lightning and Sonos, maybe blinds in the future.
As the noob I am it will, of course, not work as I expected.👶🏻
The remote handle 1x, 2x, 3x clicks per button (six of them) and "release button"
I thought that it would appear like some "scene controller" in HA and that I could make Rules in MSR depending on what scene-entety that was triggered.
So is not the case, and if that is because of HA, Z-wave JS or MSR I have no idea.
I found a HA Blueprint that works in HA, but of course I would prefer to keep all automation in MSR.
I guess a workaround could be using HA virtual switches "Helpers" that I suppose will come up as an on/off trigger in MSR, but before going this way I would like to check with the wisdom of your guys if there is a better way of doing this.
I am using:
MSR 22168 on windows.
Home Assistant Core 2022.6.7
Home Assistant Supervisor 2022.05.3
Home Assistant OS 7.6
Z-Wave JS version: 0.1.64
Need to ask, have thougth about this since the move from Rector to MSR I think.
What is the difference between putting constraints under trigger groups, like this
Compared to this similar rule, but the time limits is under contraints instead?
I think the Constraints parts in manual is still to be done because I can only find in the chapter menu, but it is not mentioned anywhere else.
Running MSR 22123 in Docker container and trying to use "condition must occur after" option. Will update to the latest build and log a PR if needed, but wanted to poll first if anyone is using this option successfully?
I have the following rules:
Notification activity connected to "Alarm disabled" rule did not trigger. I also did another test with quite simple rules and that didn't work either (FWIIW - when observing that test in "real-time", I didn't see any timer running on the second rule while the first rule was true).
As said, before going further with debug/logs, nice to know if someone is using this option/restriction (successfully).
online version of the manual will now state the current supported versions; Fix an error in OWMWeatherController that could cause it to stop updating; Unify the approach to entity filtering on all hub interface classes (controllers); this works for device entities only; it may be extended to other entities later; Improve error detail in messages for EzloController during auth phase; Add isRuleSet() and isRuleEnabled() functions to expressions extensions; Implement set action for lock and passage capabilities (makes them more easily scriptable in some cases); Fix a place in the UI where 24-hour time was not being displayed.
Before updating to 22178 there was a primary value echoed in MQTTControllers echo capability, can I tell the controller which value to put as primary from HASS sensors after this change as it now is null? or is it a bug?
I have not changed theprimary_attributes: true
Reactor latest-22178 bare metal
Edit: Solved in build 22179
I have a system that I consider pretty stable, running in a VM Ubuntu 20.04, it has some communication failures, but I think more by HE than by the OS/MSR.
I'm thinking of taking the next step to get more advantages from the system, and I'm thinking of using InfluxDB maybe for queries or to extend rules.
The question is, I would like practical examples of what really helps to install InfluxDB? What would you be doing that really makes a difference with this installation? Can you post examples of features or information?
MSR had a docker image file naming convention change, and I am not exactly sure how to swap the image out. I'm sure it's not rocket science, I've just never done this before.
I am using a Synology NAS, and under the environment tab there is a "REACTOR_IMAGE" variable. Can I just change the image name to the new image naming convention and clear the container, or should I launch a new container and populate the volume location from the previous reactor?
Thanks in advance
Please can anyone give me advice on a cheap way to run MSR (both initial cost and ongoing electricity cost). I currently run it on my QNAP network drive (which works very well incidentally). However, this draws a constant 35Watts (£90/yr @ 30p/kWh) and given the recent rise in fuel costs I am evaluating the best way forwards. Note, I only really need to turn my QNAP on for an hour a week to back-up my computer data. I understand that MSR can run on a Raspberry PI, but I am not competent with Linux! Thanks.
I have made good progress setting up a new Raspberry PI 4 with the latest OS (64bit) and latest Reactor images in Docker. However I am not able to copy my configuraiton files (.yml) and reactor reactions over. I am not yet that confident with linux commands, so I have tired to drag and drop the files from a USB drive to the working folders in my new Raspberry PI. I am getting a popup in the GUI stating 'The file operation was completed with errors.' and Errors occured: "rule-xxxxxx.json: Error opening file "/home/pi/reactor/....................................json":Permission denied.
I suspect it's something to do with permissions?
Is there an easier way to copy my configuration over??
Hello All -
I'm gradually moving away from Vera to Home Assistant. I've recently gotten the Alexa and Mini Media Player setup in Home Assistant and everything is working well.
Is there a way to call this service from Reactor? My goal is to send TTS requests to HAAS upon certain events within Reactor (e.g. "Front Door Opened")
I have a Tripp-Lite UPS (https://www.tripplite.com/smartpro-lcd-120v-1500va-900w-line-interactive-ups-avr-tower-lcd-usb-10-outlets~smart1500lcdt) that connected by a USB cable to my computer, reports various power supply and failure information, as shown in the panel below.
The application I installed runs Java and opens the console to send the information.
Has anyone tried to bring the information into the MSR? Or even a VeraPlus?
It appears that in the Manual, under Management>Network Status is for Reactor on Vera. Is the Internet check functionality available with MSR and if so is there updated instructions? I do see a variable reactor_system.internet.ok but the value is null.
I am looking for a way to check for internet status with MSR before installing an extra app on a hub to get the information.
Synology Docker latest-22149
Windows Server 2022 Build 20348
Currently running Reactor (Multi-hub) stable-22119-ae7212f
Linked to Hass 2022.0.5.4 (on a different box)
Windows server is dedicated to MSR and doesn't do anything else.
I'd like to upgrade to 22136 to take advantage of the SSL feature added recently, and also to bring my current version of Hass into the 'supported' column with MSR.
Following the instructions here: link text, section "Upgrade Windows Bare Metal"Stop Reactor Service Extract the zip, overwriting the reactor folder in c:\reactor\reactor There is no package-lock.json file so I skip that. Run "npm install --no-save --omit dev"
Next step is to start the service. I start the service and it immediately stops. "Windows could not start the Reactor service on Local Computer. Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly".
Tried rebooting, service won't stay running.
I suspect I'm missing something, it's probably obvious but I've not been able to figure it out.
I rolled back the reactor folder version (Windows Shadow copies) and then the service starts fine.
Anyone else running Windows and know what I'm missing?Tail of log file from running OK version, before upgrade attempt [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.081Z <Rule:INFO> Lounge Billy Ambient Lighting - Turn On (Rule#rule-l0ki453b) evaluation complete [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.082Z <httpapi:NOTICE> HTTP API v1 22021 base URL http://172.16.128.6:8111; listening [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.228Z <app:NOTICE> HTTP server running; registering proxy endpoints. [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.228Z <app:NOTICE> Starting WSAPI... [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.229Z <wsapi:NOTICE> wsapi: starting version 21334 [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.656Z <Engine:INFO> [Engine]Engine#1 master timer tick, local time "6/2/2022, 8:20:19 AM" (TZ offset 600 mins from UTC) [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:27:54.788Z <wsapi:INFO> wsapi: connection from ::ffff:172.16.128.5 Tail of log file from failed to start after upgrade (is identical, ii.e. nothing has been appended to it) [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.081Z <Rule:INFO> Lounge Billy Ambient Lighting - Turn On (Rule#rule-l0ki453b) evaluation complete [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.082Z <httpapi:NOTICE> HTTP API v1 22021 base URL http://172.16.128.6:8111; listening [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.228Z <app:NOTICE> HTTP server running; registering proxy endpoints. [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.228Z <app:NOTICE> Starting WSAPI... [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.229Z <wsapi:NOTICE> wsapi: starting version 21334 [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:20:19.656Z <Engine:INFO> [Engine]Engine#1 master timer tick, local time "6/2/2022, 8:20:19 AM" (TZ offset 600 mins from UTC) [stable-22119]2022-06-01T22:27:54.788Z <wsapi:INFO> wsapi: connection from ::ffff:172.16.128.5 reactor.wrapper.log (log file the failed to start event points to) 2022-06-02 08:19:23 - Stopping reactor.exe 2022-06-02 08:19:23 - ProcessKill 3628 2022-06-02 08:19:25 - Shutdown exception Message:A system shutdown is in progress. Stacktrace: at System.Runtime.InteropServices.Marshal.ThrowExceptionForHRInternal(Int32 errorCode, IntPtr errorInfo) at System.Management.ManagementScope.InitializeGuts(Object o) at System.Management.ManagementScope.Initialize() at System.Management.ManagementObjectSearcher.Initialize() at System.Management.ManagementObjectSearcher.Get() at winsw.WrapperService.GetChildPids(Int32 pid) at winsw.WrapperService.StopProcessAndChildren(Int32 pid) at winsw.WrapperService.StopIt() at winsw.WrapperService.OnShutdown() 2022-06-02 08:20:11 - Starting C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe C:\reactor\reactor\node_modules\node-windows\lib\wrapper.js --file C:\reactor\reactor\app.js --scriptoptions= --log "Reactor wrapper" --grow 0.25 --wait 1 --maxrestarts 3 --abortonerror n --stopparentfirst undefined 2022-06-02 08:20:11 - Started 3272 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - Stopping reactor.exe 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - ProcessKill 3272 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - Found child process: 3280 Name: conhost.exe 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - Found child process: 3504 Name: node.exe 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - Stopping process 3280 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - Send SIGINT 3280 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - SIGINT to 3280 failed - Killing as fallback 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - Stopping process 3504 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - Send SIGINT 3504 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - SIGINT to 3504 failed - Killing as fallback 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - Stopping process 3272 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - Send SIGINT 3272 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - SIGINT to 3272 failed - Killing as fallback 2022-06-02 08:30:54 - Finished reactor.exe 2022-06-02 08:33:41 - Starting C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe C:\reactor\reactor\node_modules\node-windows\lib\wrapper.js --file C:\reactor\reactor\app.js --scriptoptions= --log "Reactor wrapper" --grow 0.25 --wait 1 --maxrestarts 3 --abortonerror n --stopparentfirst undefined 2022-06-02 08:33:41 - Started 4184 2022-06-02 08:36:57 - Starting C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe C:\reactor\reactor\node_modules\node-windows\lib\wrapper.js --file C:\reactor\reactor\app.js --scriptoptions= --log "Reactor wrapper" --grow 0.25 --wait 1 --maxrestarts 3 --abortonerror n --stopparentfirst undefined 2022-06-02 08:36:57 - Started 3100 Windows event log event: Child process [4184 - C:\Program Files\nodejs\node.exe C:\reactor\reactor\node_modules\node-windows\lib\wrapper.js --file C:\reactor\reactor\app.js --scriptoptions= --log "Reactor wrapper" --grow 0.25 --wait 1 --maxrestarts 3 --abortonerror n --stopparentfirst undefined] finished with 1
On the status page rule history is there any adjustably on length of the history shown? I had an occasion where it would have been helpful to go a few notches farther back than it does as currently configured.
I don't know if this is a log parser or if it is a separate smaller data set. If it is a log parser, any chance for maybe something like a "more" button?
I can't find any posts or reference in docs for this log message<EzloController:NOTICE> EzloController#ezlo received notice of new device, but auto-rediscover is OFF; ignoring
I've restarted MSR and hard refreshed browser but the new entity is not added. Can I set auto-rediscover to ON or how do I get the new device added into Reactor?
Bare metal latest-22142
The device is a Xiaomi Mini Switch, it's publishing correct values in ezmqtt.
Edit 2: The Xiaomi Aqara Mini Switch is now mapped in build 22149.
For the life of me I cannot figure this out.
when I run the du -hs command (from the host) for the mapped volume I get 25M
(/home/seth/ReactorConfig maps to /var/reactor)
Inside the container I ran du -hs for each of the folders that the ui is complaining about
/opt/reactor = 71.2M
/var/reactor/storage = 2.9M
/var/reactor/logs = 17.6M
If I run df on the docker container I get this. Disk space is not critical
Issues installing MSR on Debian 10 Linux
I bought a cheap HP T520 Thin Client machine with an SSD to run MSR on, rather than running it on my Rpi with SD card etc where it is located currently.
I installed node js It says I have version 10.24.0 of node js installed.
When I run this command to test MSR "node app.js" it says:
"Error: This application requires nodejs 12.20.1 or higher"
I have run "apt update" command and it says all packages are up to date, so I am not sure how to increase the version number of node js on this Debian install ?
Any tips ?
I followed this guide here the PPA section, now node is showing as version 12.22.1
I can now acceess MSR in the web browser.
So just need to figure out how to make MSR auto start on boot under Debian 10 Buster.
Note: To avoid confusion, remove the nodejs and npm packages you installed before downloading and installing.
Note 2: You really should go to node 14.15 or higher. I'm going to remove support for 12 before release this summer.
Just checked my Raspberry Pi that is running the live version of MSR currently and that is node version 12.22.0
So just need to figure out how to make MSR auto start on boot under Debian 10 Buster.
Here's a sample service configuration for systemd. You would modify and place this file in (typically)
[Unit] Description=Multi System Reactor After=network.target [Service] Type=simple User=patrick WorkingDirectory=/home/patrick/Documents/reactor ExecStart=/usr/local/bin/node app -p Restart=on-failure RestartSec=5s [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
The key things you need to modify are the
Uservalue (do not run Reactor as root), the
WorkingDirectory(path to the Reactor install directory), and
ExecStartfor the correct path to your
Then run the following commands:
sudo systemctl daemon-reload # tells systemd the config has changed sudo systemctl enable reactor # tells systemd to start the service at boot sudo systemctl start reactor # tells systemd to start the service now
Also since you've just installed/upgraded nodejs, don't forget to run
npm i --no-savein your Reactor install directory before starting Reactor.
To avoid confusion, remove the nodejs and npm packages you installed before downloading and installing.
OK thanks that's helpful about running it as a service, but I am not that far along yet I don't think.
Now need to uninstall node js and the npm packages and then install the 14.x node js version etc.
Which I am not sure how to uninstall things yet.
OK I think I have uninstalled everything using these commands:
apt remove nodejs
I've downloaded the x86 64bit Linux version of node js and I am looking at installing that one instead now.
It looks like the PPA link you gave recommends adding a package repository and installing them via apt, so uninstall should just be:
sudo apt remove nodejs npm
Those PPA instructions also tell you how to get the version you want.
sudo apt remove nodejs npm
Bit late to run that command:
apt remove nodejs npm Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package 'npm' is not installed, so not removed Package 'nodejs' is not installed, so not removed 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
I think the commands I ran earlier have removed things but I still see a .npm folder in my home folder.
I am working out now how to install the later 14.x version of node js.
I installed again using the PPA method and just changed the curl command to use the 14.x
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_14.x -o nodesource_setup.sh
I now have node version 14.17.0 installed.
Don't forget to complete the Reactor install instructions here: https://reactor.toggledbits.com/docs/Installation/#new-install-linux-various-bare-metal-without-docker
OK making some progress slowly. I now have MSR up and running automatically after a system reboot.
And I am on node js version 14.17.0
Now to copy everything from my Rpi installation to the new HP Thin Client installation to get all my rules moved over.
I assume I can just copy the entire reactor folder from one machine to the other.
You just need
storagesubfolders. It won't hurt to copy everything, but it's overkill.
OK many thanks.
Just looking at setting a static LAN IP first on the new HP thin client box.
Probably a good idea to make sure you have NTP running on the box as well (network time).
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@cw-kid, yeah it takes a little googling to set up and brand new debian OS but I am sure you will get there. I went through the same thing setting up my T640. Debian takes a little bit more work than ubuntu which has a lot of these setup by default.
I'm reading this article about Debian and time here.
The date and time is currently set correctly:
"By default, Debian 10 runs the standard ntpd server to keep your system time synchronized with a pool of external time servers. We can check that it’s running with the systemctl command:"
sudo systemctl status ntp
When I run this command in Putty it says:
Unit ntp.service could not be found.
It goes on to say "To get more information about the status of ntpd we can use the ntpq command:"
I get the response:
-bash: ntpq: command not found
So maybe its not currently installed on my installation.
its only a 16GB SSD in the HP Thin Client, so I don't have a desktop environment installed only SSH server etc.
I will look at installing this ntpd service next.
Ran this command to install it:
apt-get install ntp
Now the above commands are working.
Hi, well I bought the HP T520 Thin Client because of what you said to me previously. It was cheap enough from eBay.
I had some issues with the power supply however as it didn't come with one.
I did have a spare suitably spec'd laptop power supply, but it had the wrong DC connector plug on the end of it.
So I ordered the correct "DC Tip 7.4x5.0mm Power Plug Socket Connector" off eBay and cut the other one off and soldered the new one on.
However the HP Thin Client was not turning on, no power nothing at all and totally dead.
I then read that you have to use a genuine HP power supply, as they have some kind of checking so that the thin clients won't power on if you are using a 3rd party power supply.
Corporate Greed !
I then found an article about hacking the unit and soldering in a 240K resister on the back of the power input jack and I did this today and amazingly it worked and the thin client powered on.
One thing I can't figure out how to do yet is to update the BIOS without having one of their supported OS installed.
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I don't have this exact model but... my HP desktops all have the ability to update the BIOS from within the UEFI BIOS. Have you tried that? Sorry for the song and dance on the power supply. I never encountered this since I always got power bricks with the ones I bought and I actually have spare power supplies... Great soldering job though!
There is an option in the BIOS menu to update / flash the BIOS but when I click OK on it, it says:
"Can not find bios update interface"
I've not really looked in to it properly yet as I was keen to get MSR up and running first.
From the quick Google searches I did, most suggested you need to have one of the HP supported operating systems installed to be able to update the BIOS.
But there must be some work around some how. I need to read in to it more.