Thanks for this ‘workaround’. I will take a look at this later today. My concern is that unless the PlugIn is modified at source, each time there is a Hue firmware upgrade will the Hue bulbs vanish again and another few hours spent fixing it.
I downloaded the D_PhilipsHue2.xml file and edited the Manufacturer from Philips to Signify. I unplugged the Hue bridges so Vera did not see them, then restored a backup from the 23rd. I then uploaded the edited xml file. When the Luup engine restarted I git the “Please wait, configuring z-wave devices” and then the hue lights vanished again
There must be some other file that is used that I missed. At the moment though this does not seem to work.
I changed the xml file to include Signify Netherlands B.V. as the manufacturer and for a moment I thought that had fixed it - then Vera did a reload and starting configuring devices and then they were gone (again). I have even tried deleting the whole ‘manufacturer’ name and no luck.
I spoke to Vera support and they are receiving a lot of calls about the Hue bulbs vanishing since the hub firmware update. They are looking for a fix.
Unless someone much more clever than I can figure this, I’ll have to wait.
Well… I gave up and switched to AltHue plugin. Although I have to adapt several scenes. Which is for me also a good reason to use Reactor for this in stead of the limited scene capabilities of Vera.
Again an example that we luckily have a bunch of very capable external plugin writers. Much more capable and quicker than Vera team (sorry to say so…). @amg0 and @rigpapa igpapa thanks again for you excellent plugins!
I will not loose more time to check the old plugin and start with AltHue. If you are able to maintain the devices and want to preserve scenes (to some degree, since AltHue is using standard actions, while the official one goes for proprietary ones…) you can
restore a backup
remove the embedded flag from the child devices (this should prevent a delete) before they get deleted
run a discovery
swap device ID, as previously shown
This will preserve scenes. If you are able to start from scratch, just do it and never look back. AltHue is very well maintained and it’s working with standard actions, so 100% compatible with mobile apps.
EDIT: and I wish it was possible for the community to flag a plug-in as not working and have the AppStore reflect this, to prevent new users not accessing the forum from installing non-working things and get frustrated. There’s a long list of scenarios like this…
Bit the bullet and moved over to AltHue - creating a second device as I need two Hue Bridges. It took a press of the button on the Hue Bridges and a couple of Engine Reloads to get things working, but all devices in and working and added back into the scenes.
As soon as my Vera is working again ( I updated to the latest firmware and can’t connect to Vera at all anymore) I will try this. Do you happen to know if it is also possible to adjust the colorloop speed?