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.
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
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
Schlage Lock - Alert when PIN Entered
Hello All -
I'm still slowly migrating from Vera Reactor to MSR (w/ Home Assistant). Everything is going fairly smooth. However, I've ran in to an issue and can't find an analog solution.
However, I've noticed that there is no "Updates" selection for sl_UserCode in MSR. The updates trigger is important as the sl_UserCode stays the same until another PIN is entered. So, for example, if Jennifer unlocks the door two times in a row, the condition is already set and won't send an alert without it.
I found the following thread after searching a little differently:
I'm going to look in to this as it seems logical. Apologies for the likely duplicate post.
I'm struggling with this. The concept in the above link seems sensible. And, in fact, I've seen it work a few times inconsistently. However, it seems like the lock doesn't want to always write to the variable as my condition never fires because the sl_UserCode never changes from the "none" value set. The prior Vera-based logic has worked for years, so I'm having a hard time blaming the lock. I'm wondering if I'm upsetting it by manually changing the variable? Too often? Not allowing it to sleep, etc?
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I have the very same problem with scene controllers. In a case, writing 0 to the variable is enough. In another one, 0 will stop any further update to the variable until I restart the luup engine. In this case the only workaround I found was to monitor the variable via luup code and write a new variable (ie last scene time) that I’ll monitor in MSR.
I have an experimental hack for all of the "sl" variables in VeraController that you can try out. I don't want to over-engineer a solution that only applies to Vera because it's a dead-end, but I think the quick-and-dirty approach may do what is needed more easily than the writing variables approach. Once I know what platform you are on, I will push a build for just that platform with the hack in it and you can try it.
Vera: 1.7.5187 (7.31)
- Core 2022.5.3
- OS 7.6
Agree that Vera is a dead end and extra energy shouldn't be expended. I have a HomeAssistant ZWave network started and have considered moving the lock over. The one thing keeping me from that is my lack of creativity as it related to Dashboards. The wife still prefers Vera's app when needing to control devices. (I have over 100 ZWave devices - many get manually controlled from time to time) So this migration will be slow and thoughtful. I figured I'd get Reactor / Automation / Scene logic over first.
Thanks and sorry for not including platform / environment info. I'm used to conversing on Vera's boards for the past 10+ years where everyone is generally on the same version / platform.
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Bare metal or docker?
Bare metal. Running in Ubuntu as a VM in VirtualBox.
For each of the
sl_state variables on Vera, this version of VeraController adds an attribute of the same name with
_updatedappended. This is a timestamp for when the last state variable update was received for that variable. You can use this extra attribute in a changes condition pair in an AND group with the test for value on the
This is experimental. You are providing, in part, the test/validation for this experiment.
Background (for documentation): the
sl_state variables on Vera are special variables that behave differently from Vera/Luup's regular variables. Normally, Luup does not send events when a state variable is written with the same value is already has. This behavior is problematic for locks and scene controllers because when the same lock code is used, or the same button is pressed, sequentially, the second (and any subsequent) uses would not cause an event. So Luup has a hack whereby any variable prefixed
sl_sends events no matter what the value being written. A further complication has been that Vera/Luup also does not have stable, persistent timestamps: every time Luup restarts, all state variable timestamps are updated to the restart time. This has made it much more difficult to detect state variable changes and differentiate actual changes from Luup restarts with no change. Recent modifications to Reactor have created the opportunity for this new hack/experiment, wherein VeraController need not rely on Vera/Luup's timestamps, rather keeping its own.
Other hubs handle these events much differently, and IMO in a much more thoughtful and better-engineered way, so spending a ton of time engineering a formal solution that works well for those platforms while addressing the foibles of Luup seems a bit of a fool's errand, and Vera systems and Luup are now effectively EOL (timing uncertain). For platforms other than Vera, the Reactor-defined services can be used to successfully handle lock codes and button presses; for VeraController users, use of the
x_svcextended attributes and this
_updatedaddition/hack are the way to go.
Amazingly quick turnaround and totally unnecessary. Thanks for that! This logic is sound.
I updated to 22144 and set the new Trigger (and removed the old set logic). I'm still not seeing either variable get updated.
I don't see anything interesting in the logs. It does see the door unlock and various rules get evaluated on that event. Is there any logging I can turn up to see more?
MikeReadington last edited by MikeReadington
Synology - Docker
Vera - 1.7.5187 (7.31)
MSR - latest-22144-c2512b52
I have one lock still remaining on a Vera that sl_UserCode won't write reliably. I can confirm this works for me.
Triggered using same code as stored sl_UserCode : Works
Triggered using different code from stored sl_UserCode: Works
Every trigger of the lock updates sl_UserCode_updated with a new value.
I hope this helps.
Remember that the changes operator produces a pulse that lasts milliseconds, and is probably too fast to see in the UI. If your dependent logic is running, then it's working, you probably just can't see that on the condition itself. To make it stand out during debugging/verification, add a "delay reset" option on the changes condition of a couple of seconds.
It's probably more useful to screen shot the rule's status panel than the editing view, by the way. That shows the logic states and other timing.
I'll test more when I get free from work. So far I'm seeing inconsistent variable updates but nice to see it worked for @MikeReadington .
One thing I've noticed is that when Vera reloads (which, let's face it, happens often), the last PIN triggers because the sl_User_code_updated gets updated to the reload epoch time.
Wondering of ways around this. I think one way could be to use a local expression that gets the current time (in epoch) and add a reasonable buffer (few minutes)? I'm not familiar with expressions but maybe something like that?
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I've posted an updated 22144 build (stamped f4d0388a) that contains a potential workaround to fix the reload issue (so it's a workaround for the workaround to bypass Vera's kludge). The update attributes should be stable on both Vera reloads and Reactor restarts.
Latest build gets rid of the extra notifications on reload. Thanks for doing this instead of me having to figure out another hack. It's a shame we have to do any of this but I suppose we've beat that horse to death over the years.
Update on my weird variable issue: I was noting that the sl_User_code (and even the sl_User_code_updated) variables were only sporadically updating. After a lot of head-scratching, I noted that the servo was moving a little slow even though the batteries were showing 66%. I decided to replace them just in case. I noted much faster servo response but, more importantly, the variable writes stabilized. Very strange but I'm happy it's better.
Many thanks, @toggledbits , for your workarounds and your forum advice. My system has been mostly stable for a few years so I'm a little rusty.
MikeReadington last edited by MikeReadington
Glad you got it. It is so funny this came up today because I actually had a Schlage direction sheet open to refresh my memory on Zwave exclude and include to move it to Hubitat.
I confirmed the reload issue would trigger the rule, and the updated 22144 resolved that for me.
I know I have said it before, but at this point I honestly can't imagine my automation life without MSR.
Thanks as always Patrick!
@mikereadington If you're moving your locks to Hubitat I recommend you also add the Reliable Locks app available in HPM.
It's resolved many issues that Schlage and Hubitat have (even with the improved native integration.)