I just bought a VeraPlus and was wondering if there are advantages to using my old VeraLite as a slave. I have a large property and was thinking there might be an advantage to running both the Lite and the Plus on opposite sides of the house to increase the efficiency.
Is that a good idea or not?
Will it create more conflicts or help?
Are there other suggestions as to what to do with the VeraLite that I might not be aware of?
Thanks you all in advance. Having owned the Lite for a few years now, y’all have helped me tremendously in my home automation hobby.
I’ve been running a dual Vera setup for over a year. My original Vera 3 running UI5 and a Vera 3 running Ui7. They can access eachothers devices/scenes via http calls and it’s been a very satisfactory solution. So much so that my new setup will consist of a VeraPlus and a VeraEdge in a similar arrangement. Note that using the Vera thsi way results in 2 different mesh networks that can’t route each other’s devices. So plan your device locations accordingly.
Each of my Vera’s is on a GE outdoor module (found cheap on fleabay) controlled by the other Vera. Each pings the other on a regular basis. If no response from one, the other will power it down and back up and send me a notification of that. Both are of course on a UPS.
I am considering this as well. I currently have a VeraEge that has been running pretty well for the last year, but want to add some more devices and plugins. I am starting to run low on RAM and considering getting a VeraPlus to help with the load. Can you point me to any resources that will help explain how to run more than one controller? Also, are there any drawbacks to doing this such as only being able to run scenes / devices from the controller that they are connected to?
I don’t believe there are many resources. But it is quite easy to have them control eachother via HTTP calls. Just create a scene and put LUA like the below in there. Which will execute scene 8 on the device with IP 10.10.1.2 (change to your scene# and Vera IP)
[quote=“BOFH, post:4, topic:191831”]I don’t believe there are many resources. But it is quite easy to have them control eachother via HTTP calls. Just create a scene and put LUA like the below in there. Which will execute scene 8 on the device with IP 10.10.1.2 (change to your scene# and Vera IP)