Well, this isn't much fun. Have had to reboot my fresh out of the box and freshly up-firmwared Vera Plus between adding each of my existing switches. Have only managed 5 successfully so far. ~30 to go... yikes.
Process: Exclude existing (working!) devices from Vera 3 on UI7, reset device to factory default, attempt to include to new Vera Plus.
- every device has excluded easily and immediately from the Vera 3.
- About a 50% failure rate re-including the reset devices.
- Leviton VRMX1s require me to put them in Amber flashing mode before they will include. Odd, they paired with the Vera3 just turning on/off.
- cannot re-include my old Monster IWC600 that controlled my Living Room has been working flawlessly for 6+ years.
- cannot allow Vera to "Automatically Configure" the Monster IWD600S dimmers that have been working for 6+ years. MCV Support says "Not Supported, Bye"
On IWC600 Wall Controller specifically:
Excluded it, reset it, try to include and I get the "Failure to go into learning mode" message from Vera.
I moved Vera to 1 foot of the wall controller. Same. Failure to go into learning mode. Reset device again. Same.
Oh, and btw, I live in a 4 floor house. I would not have even bothered
doing this if I knew that Vera couldn't connect to Wifi. Why can't it? Who knows. Has a wifi radio in it, but... And, the idea of buying a 100' ethernet cable to drag around the house is... just... ludicrous. Wow. Will try to connect to the VeraPlus wifi and see if I can include from there.
I'm committed to doing this upgrade and seeing if the expanded RAM (and additional radios) on the Vera Plus finally made my Vera installation stable and more useful. I have several floors of Nests, Sonos, Echos, SmartTVs, Remotes, etc etc that I want to integrate together but could not with the memory and speed limitations of the Vera3. Not feeling super optimistic at the mo'.
If anyone has a tip on the IWC controllers on UI7, I'm all ears
. (yep, found the old thread with the "jaded" method. didn't work.)
Not beaten YET (help!),
...Dating Vera Since 2008
OK, taking the plunge. Received my VeraPlus to replace my Vera3, hoping that some of the flakiness/log errors/slow responsiveness/frequent rebooting is due to the 3s limited memory. Will rebuild the network from scratch. So fresh and so clean clean.
Note that I've been a beleaguered, yet eternally optimistic, Vera beta tester since 2008. Yes, 2008... If this last move to the Plus doesn't make for a robust home automation hub with professional integrations with other platforms, I'll be moving along to other choices.
Thinking Good Thoughts,