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
Error importing backup from vera
I am new here and decided to move my 10+ year old vera installation to hass.
Decision based upon the activity in this forum, the new Reactor plugin and my NX584 alarm panel being supported by HA.
These have been challenging days where I learned a lot about docker and a lot of other new stuff.
On my path I now stumbled upon an error in importing the reactor files from a recent vera backup into my new rector docker container running on a Qnap TS473A.
The error is:
Fetching current rulesets...
Can't parse config from tools/verabackup.tar: SyntaxError: Unexpected token e in JSON at position 0
at JSON.parse (<anonymous>)
at processTicksAndRejections (internal/process/task_queues.js:95:5)
The backup file must be from a current version of Vera Reactor. This file reports undefined
I am running Reactor 3.8 which is supposed to be the latest according to the auto update.
Any pointers anyone?
toggledbits last edited by toggledbits
You are trying to feed the "tar" file into the importer. The tar file is an archive package that can contain multiple files. You need to un-tar the archive, and then feed the file that it unpacks into the importer.
If your archive file ends with
.tgz), then un-tar'ing it is done like this:
tar -x -z -v -f mytarfile.tar.gz
If your archive ends with
.tar, then it's the same, just drop the
The latest Reactor for Vera is 3.9, which currently can only be installed from Github source; it is not in the Vera App Marketplace. However, this should not matter to your efforts here.
Aha, thanks for your swift response! Any pointer to which file(s) to use? There are a few hundred of them and multiple with Reactor in the name..
Ah. I was wondering... you have the wrong file(s), then. Reactor backups are one file with all ReactorSensors in the single file.
Use the "Download" link on the Backup and Restore page of the Reactor master device (important: right-click the link and choose "Save As..." -- instructions are there with the link), and you will download a single JSON file. That's the input to the importer.
Make sure the backup date being reported there is recent, also. If not, make a new backup first.
Aha, I should have been able to figure that out myself but I had no idea that option existed. Thanks anyway, I just imported the file and it worked!
Thanks for your excellent work, your software is very intuitive as compared to others.
Is there any advice or good practice for replacing the vera house modes?
toggledbits last edited by toggledbits
Will you still be using your Vera? Are you moving to or adding another hub? If so, which?
I am trying to get rid of my Vera and moving to HA on Qnap.
It has been quite a challenge up to now especial since I have a NX584 so needed to set up a separate Pi for that but I keep on it.
My NX584 used to set the house modes and your reactor took care of the lights and the heating.
The house modes were nice although I would have preferred something more fancy like:
At home daylight
At home dark
At home alarm on
Away alarm on
I just make rules for those things. I have a Rule Set called Dusk-Dawn, somewhat misnamed, and it has rules for Morning, Day, Evening, Night, and other time cycles. I then use Rule State conditions in other rules for each room to figure out what to do at those times in those rooms. There are also virtual switches for "Party Mode" (prevents lights from automatically being turned off at night, among other things); "Guest Mode" changes the light pattern on the main level/kitchen so guests don't have to walk around a dark house if they need a snack; etc.
Following that model, you could make a Rule Set called "House Mode", and have rules or virtual switches for each mode accordingly. The trick is to set up your rules so that modes can't "overlap" -- get your rules right so that it's not possible to be in two modes at once (e.g. can't simultaneously be Day and Night).
Thank, I will give it a spin and see where it leads me too!
Running MSR on docker.
Trying to import the reactor config from Vera.
My workflow is:
- docker exec -it reactor /bin/sh
- /opt/reactor # node tools/import_reactor_backup.js /var/reactor/reactor-config-backup.json vera
Got the following error: (After restarting, no reactor config from Vera was imported)
Fetching current rulesets...
Pass 1: Translating...
ReactorSensor 134 Auto (un)lock doors
Creating ruleset for ReactorSensor 134 Auto (un)lock doors
Creating rule rule-134
ReactorSensor 139 Auto Lights
Creating ruleset for ReactorSensor 139 Auto Lights
Creating rule rule-139
ReactorSensor 143 Somfy Control
Creating ruleset for ReactorSensor 143 Somfy Control
Creating rule rule-143
ReactorSensor 167 Blue Iris Control
Creating ruleset for ReactorSensor 167 Blue Iris Control
Creating rule rule-167
ReactorSensor 183 Towel and Heater Sch
Creating ruleset for ReactorSensor 183 Towel and Heater Sch
Creating rule rule-183
ReactorSensor 208 Geofencing Action
Creating ruleset for ReactorSensor 208 Geofencing Action
Creating rule rule-208
(node:639) UnhandledPromiseRejectionWarning: TypeError: Cannot read property 'split' of undefined
at fixConditions1 (/opt/reactor/tools/import_reactor_backup.js:185:82)
at Array.forEach (<anonymous>)
at fixConditions1 (/opt/reactor/tools/import_reactor_backup.js:41:35)
at Array.forEach (<anonymous>)
at fixConditions1 (/opt/reactor/tools/import_reactor_backup.js:41:35)
at Array.forEach (<anonymous>)
node --trace-warnings ...to show where the warning was created)
(node:639) UnhandledPromiseRejectionWarning: Unhandled promise rejection. This error originated either by throwing inside of an async function without a catch block, or by rejecting a promise which was not handled with .catch(). To terminate the node process on unhandled promise rejection, use the CLI flag
--unhandled-rejections=strict(see https://nodejs.org/api/cli.html#cli_unhandled_rejections_mode). (rejection id: 1)
(node:639) [DEP0018] DeprecationWarning: Unhandled promise rejections are deprecated. In the future, promise rejections that are not handled will terminate the Node.js process with a non-zero exit code.
Any help will be appreciated. The worst case scenario is to re-do all the triggers and conditions in MSR from the ground up.
Are you using Vera's geofencing?
Yes I am using Vera Geofencing.
OK. Pull the updated docker container and try again.
I did a pull, now running 21257. Import seems to be working. The import tool created a bunch of rules from Vera Reactor. I will go through them 1 at a time to make the necessary changes. I will report back later if there are issues related to this.