OK, i thought i know enough about Zigbee/Conbee/Deconz, but this clearly isn’t the Case…
I am using my Conbee II via Deconz on Homeassistant, all on the latest Version.
My Live System is a RPi4.
Additionally i have a Dev Unit, same Hardware, which (should) also function as Fallback Machine.
From Time to Time i restore the latest Backup from the Live System to the Dev System.
Today i was testing some Things on the Dev-Unit, and wanted to check something with Zigbee.
I thought i can just unplug the Stick from the Live System, and use it in the Dev-System. But this is not the Case, i get Errors like
12:03:33:086 max transmit errors for node 0x2C1165FFFE7D9811, last seen by neighbors 24 s 12:03:33:103 0x2C1165FFFE7D9811 error APSDE-DATA.confirm: 0xD0 on task 12:03:34:550 0x50325FFFFEE2246C error APSDE-DATA.confirm: 0xE1 on task 12:03:45:966 0x01E6 seems to be a zombie recv errors 10 12:03:45:967 Node zombie state changed 0x2c1165fffe7d9811 12:03:54:965 ZCL attribute report 0x50325FFFFEE2700A for cluster: 0x0006, ep: 0x01, frame control: 0x08, mfcode: 0x0000 12:04:00:605 discovery for zombie 0x2C1165FFFE7D9811 dropped, last try was 145 seconds ago
(Note, i just randomly copied the different Messages for demonstration, they might not all belong to the same Device)
So, obviously - the Zigbee-Devices are ‘locked’ to the other Machine.
I thought, they are only bind to the Stick itself, with its corresponding MAC/SN/whatever.
However, as soon i put the Stick back into the Live Machine, i could control the Devices again.
Now i am wondering:
How long does it take til i can use (the same) Stick with a different Machine? Is it individual set per Device, are there Rules of Thumbs?
I had the Stick disconnected for +10 Mins, but i still couldn’t control Devices
How does the Zigbee Devices/Zigbee Network determine if a connection Attempt is valid? Obviously it is not (only) related to the Stick Mac/SN/ID
Is there anything i could do, to shorten the Time i have to wait til i control the Devices with another Machine?
While during Tests this is no Problem, but in Case i have a major Failure of course i want to be back up as soon as possible
Am really curious what the real Zigbee/Conbee-Masters say Thanks for your enlighting in Advance!