A few weeks ago I’ve experienced system instability mainly with my zigbee devices. After working with support to troubleshoot the problems, their solution was to install “non-local device types” for my failing motion sensors and to disable the local processing on my account. After the chat session ended, I was able to confirm that non-local device types were installed for two sensors, and also that I no longer had any apps running locally.
For almost a week I had no problems with my system, everything was working properly. I noticed a little lag, but nothing significant. However Saturday, my system started acting up again. My presence sensor is arriving without leaving, some of my light automations just don’t work - even if the individual devices are functional.
A quick check in IDE showed that some apps are now listed as running locally (even some flagged as “Beta” in Android that “not yet supported for local execution”). I thought that if I go in and change more devices to the “non-local” versions the problems will go away, again. Well, I had no luck finding them. They are not available as templates, not available on GitHub. @slagle, would it be possible to make them available for public somewhere, so I don’t have to chase support? I have non-local for motion sensors, but this weekend I had problems with multi sensors. Also, is there a way to disable the local processing altogether while things get worked out on your end?
I figured that is the case because I compared the device type available in templates and the device type installed by support and there is no difference. It’s good to know now, in case I have problems again, I just change the device type and that would kill my local processing. Is that true? Or is there something else that support does to “disable” local processing?
Support doesn’t have a magic button that can disable all local execution for your hub. What the meant by that is they did basically what I was talking about and switched your device to a device that doesn’t execute locally.
Exactly. Once you switch away form the official device type to one you published the execution of the app/device will be put to the cloud.
For a little more clarity there are 3 things needed to run an app locally.
App is able to run locally
Device itself is able to run locally
Official device has been added to local execution in appEngine
If one of those three things is missing it will run in the cloud.
I would love to see a report in the IDE that shows every device, and whether it means #1, #2 and #3. Just a high level check list. Show me what theoretically is “ready for local processing” vs whatever may “require cloud”.
Would be a really cool tab, shouldn’t be hard to build either.