myZWave Configuration

myServer supports Z-Wave devices

Z-Wave has become the defacto standard for homeowners and small businesses who are looking to automate their residences. There are hundreds of Z-Wave devices from dozens of manufacturers covering everything from lighting to climate, to security and video monitoring. Allonis’ myZWave controller adds a robust, scalable and inexpensive way to control your Z-Wave devices.

Installing ZWay software on a Pi

Ensure Raspian is working on the Pi

Boot the Pi and connect via Putty.  On initial connect you might see a message if you want to connect via SSH.  Accept.

Log into Debian with allonis / Allonis=1

Next enter this command:

wget -q -O - https://storage.z-wave.me/RaspbianInstall | sudo bash

ZWay software will then install.

Configure the myZWave controller:

  1. Connect the myZWave controller to it's power supply so it can boot.  The LED lights inside should be flickering rapidly during boot.  If it flashes more regularily, that's a sign that it isn't booting.  Try to remove / reinsert the SDMicro card and retry.
  2. By default, the device will connect via ethernet and receive a DHCP server generated IP address.
  3. To determine what IP address it has been assigned, go to http://find.zwave.me
  4. At the bottom of the webpage, you will see your devices IP address.  You can also plug the myZWave controller into a HDMI display, and connect a USB mouse.  Once the Raspberry OS loads you can then see the current IP address on the top right of the desktop.
  5. You can click on that link to go directly to it's web user interface.
  6. You can assign the device by creating a static IP entry on your DHCP server (your router) or by configuring a static ip on the myZWave controller itself.
  7. Once you have assigned a static IP, go to http://your device IP:8083
  8. Create a username and password if asked.  Write down your selections!
  9. If the device asks you to login, Default username/password is admin / Allonis=1
  10. Click on the menu "gear" on top right and select "Devices".
  11. Click on the "Manage with ExpertUI" in the ZWave row.
  12. post login you can also navigate directly by going to http://your device IP:8083/expert
  13. Click on the Network tab and then Control.
  14. To add a Z-Wave device, clock on Start Inclusion.
  15. For most Z-Wave devices, you simply then click on the device to turn it on, or it's Set button.
  16. The Z-Wave Device Manager will immediately (on connection) switch back to normal mode.
  17. You can then click Start Inclusion to pair another Z-Wave device.
  18. Continue adding devices until all are added.
  19. You don't need to "Add Devices to Dashboard" or any other activity within the myZWave controller's web configuration utilities.

 

Configuring myServer:

  1. Shutdown myServer
  2. Select and Install the ZWave driver from myInstaller onto myServer PC
  3. Start myServer
  4. In the Device Drivers page, double click on the Razberry driver
  5. Click the Discover button.  This should find the Razberry on the network.
  6. Type the Razberry controller's IP address if Discover didn't find it (it may be offline)
  7. The default port is 8083
  8. Type the Admin's user name and password
  9. The default poll rate is 1.5 seconds.
  10. Click Read Razberry Configuration button.  This will populate the Lighting Family Manager with your Razberry controller defined devices.  The devices will also display in the form at the bottom of the Razberry driver.

 

Updating the software on the myZWave controller

As new Z-Wave devices enter the market, at some point you may find that the myZWave controller doesn't support yours.  The myZWave controller may have an update that adds support.  To update it:

  1. Connect the myZWave controller to an HDMI monitor, keyboard and mouse and start it.
  2. Login using login name / password of "pi" / "raspberry"
  3. At a Terminal screen, type:
  4. wget -q -O - https://storage.z-wave.me/RaspbianInstall | sudo bash

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