Home Assistant OmniLinkBridge

abbachia

Member
Attempting to upgrade my HA experience without uprooting the OPII infrastructure already in place (UPB switches etc).
 
Installed the bridge and installed MQTT (as best as I can tell correctly)
below is the log file (fresh restart) from the OmniLink indicating an error connecting with the host 1883, which i believe is the MQTT broker log below as well (fresh restart)
 
Hassio newbie so probably a basic mistake.  Documentation on LinkBridge pretty thin, not much to follow to troubleshoot.  Any help/pointers appreciated
 
Home Assistant Core: 2021.12.7
Home Assistant Supervisor: 2021.12.2
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[cont-init.d] 00-banner.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] 01-log-level.sh: executing...
[cont-init.d] 01-log-level.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] done.
[services.d] starting services
[services.d] done.
2021-12-30 14:58:43 [OmniLinkBridge.CoreServer INF] Started version 1.1.11.0 on Unix 5.10.63.8 with ["OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII", "OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule", "OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule"]
2021-12-30 14:58:43 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Controller Status: Connecting
2021-12-30 14:58:43 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII INF] Controller is OmniPro II firmware 3.14A
2021-12-30 14:58:43 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Retrieving named units
2021-12-30 14:58:43 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Waiting for system formats
2021-12-30 14:58:43 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Temperature format is Fahrenheit
2021-12-30 14:58:43 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Waiting for system troubles
2021-12-30 14:58:43 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Waiting for named units Area
2021-12-30 14:58:43 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Waiting for named units Zone
2021-12-30 14:58:44 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:58:44 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:58:44 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Waiting for named units Thermostat
2021-12-30 14:58:44 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Added thermostat to watch list 1st Front
2021-12-30 14:58:45 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Polling status received for Thermostat 1st Front
2021-12-30 14:58:45 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Added thermostat to watch list 1st Back
2021-12-30 14:58:45 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Polling status received for Thermostat 1st Back
2021-12-30 14:58:45 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Added thermostat to watch list 2nd Front
2021-12-30 14:58:45 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Polling status received for Thermostat 2nd Front
2021-12-30 14:58:45 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Added thermostat to watch list 2nd Back
2021-12-30 14:58:45 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Polling status received for Thermostat 2nd Back
2021-12-30 14:58:45 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Added thermostat to watch list Playroom
2021-12-30 14:58:45 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Polling status received for Thermostat Playroom
2021-12-30 14:58:45 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Waiting for named units Unit
2021-12-30 14:58:47 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Waiting for named units Message
2021-12-30 14:58:48 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Waiting for named units Button
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII DBG] Unsolicited notifications enabled
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial AreaStatus 1 AREA 1, Status: OFF, Alarms: 0
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 1 FIRE, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 2 SIDE DOOR, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 3 BATHROOM, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 4 STUDY, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 5 DINING ROOM, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 6 FRONT DOOR, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 7 LIVING ROOM, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 8 FAMILY RM, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 9 FAMILY RM DOOR, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 10 DINETTE DOOR, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 11 DINETTE WINDOWS, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 12 KITCHEN WINDOWS, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 13 GARAGE WINDOWS, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 14 GARAGE ROLL LFT, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 15 GARAGE ROLL RHT, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 16 THERMOSTAT, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 17 BASEMENT DOOR, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 18 BASEMENT BACK, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 19 BASEMENT SIDE B, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 20 BASEMENT SIDE F, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.LoggerModule VRB] Initial ZoneStatus 21 MOTIONS, Status: SECURE
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:58:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:58:54 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:58:54 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:58:59 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:58:59 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:04 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:04 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:09 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:09 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:14 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:14 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:19 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:19 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:24 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:24 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:29 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:29 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:30 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII WRN] Ignoring unknown temp for Thermostat 2nd Front
2021-12-30 14:59:30 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.OmniLinkII WRN] Ignoring unknown temp for Thermostat 2nd Back
2021-12-30 14:59:34 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:34 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:39 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:39 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:44 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:44 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:49 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:54 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:54 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 14:59:59 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 14:59:59 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 15:00:04 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 15:00:04 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 15:00:09 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 15:00:09 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 15:00:14 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 15:00:14 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
2021-12-30 15:00:19 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule DBG] Disconnected
2021-12-30 15:00:19 [OmniLinkBridge.Modules.MQTTModule ERR] Error connecting Error while connecting with host ':1883'.
 
 
 
[s6-init] making user provided files available at /var/run/s6/etc...exited 0.
[s6-init] ensuring user provided files have correct perms...exited 0.
[fix-attrs.d] applying ownership & permissions fixes...
[fix-attrs.d] done.
[cont-init.d] executing container initialization scripts...
[cont-init.d] mosquitto.sh: executing...
[14:59:40] INFO: SSL is not enabled
[cont-init.d] mosquitto.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] nginx.sh: executing...
[cont-init.d] nginx.sh: exited 0.
[cont-init.d] done.
[services.d] starting services
[services.d] done.
[14:59:40] INFO: Starting NGINX for authentication handling...
[14:59:41] INFO: Starting mosquitto MQTT broker...
1640894381: mosquitto version 1.6.12 starting
1640894381: |-- *** auth-plug: startup
[14:59:41] INFO: Successfully send discovery information to Home Assistant.
[14:59:42] INFO: Successfully send service information to the Supervisor.
 

pete_c

Guru
Looks like the OmniPro plugin boots up before the MQTT broker boots up.
 
What did you use as an IP for the MQTT broker settings in the OmniPro plugin?
 

abbachia

Member
I bow down to you the guru of all hassio related items and the fixer of stupid mistakes...
 
I had no IP input at all.  pulled IP off MQTT log, input and voila!
 
Seems like a pretty steep learning curve on this, maybe a touch over my head, platform.  Appreciate your help and thank you in advance for the answers to my next inevitable questions.
 

pete_c

Guru
Welcome to the Cocoontech forum @abbachia.
 
Home Assistant GUI today is very plug n play.  No need to do command line stuff these days with HASSIO (old name)
 
Hassio (old name) is an RPi image or VB these days if you want to use it and adding the OmniLinkBridge is effortless.
 
Just need the keys, IP address and MQTT configuration.
 
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If you are used to running Windows you can give Homeseer a spin.  Using Mono it runs fine in Linux and Mac OS too.
 
Here been running Homeseer which has been around since the late 1990's.
 
It runs on Windows fine and Rob Mason has done an excellent job with the Omni plugin for Homeseer.
 
Just need keys and IP to configure the OmniPlugin.  
 
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Maybe give Homeseer a spin to see how you like it?

Homeseer and the Homeseer Omni Plugin can be test run for 30 days or so if you want to give them both a spin.

Personally if you are more familiar with Windows then Homeseer is the way to go.

The Homeseer web gui is the same whether you are running Homeseer in Windows, Linux (with Mono) or Mac (with Mono).

Here running Homeseer 4 and Home Assistant on the same Linux computer on two computers. They work fine running together.
 

abbachia

Member
Thanks...so far seems to be working out great!
 
One of the hiccups I have run into is that changing an "Area" for any one of the MQTT integrated devices changes all of the areas for all of the devices associated with that integration.  is there a way to split them to different areas?  can't seem to find anybody dealing with this issue.
 
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