I experienced the strangest thing today. A day or so ago - all of my home automation went offline. At the core is a HomeAssistant, running on a Balena Fin.
It took me awhile to figure it out (there are a LOT of moving parts and integrations) - but eventually I noticed the Mobile App was unable to connect to HomeAssistant.
So - off to the Balena Dashboard. The device showed as ‘online’ – but I couldn’t connect to it’s (enabled) public URL. So…
I decided to reboot it.
It went offline - and never came back. I’ve checked its internal IP - it’s not even pingable on the local network. Just for kicks, I power-cycled the device, to see if that would help: It didn’t.
So – the device is completely offline, and the “Wife Acceptance Factor” on the home automation is taking a serious hit. Thank goodness we still have a few manual switches that can be used.
Short of hooking up monitor and keyboard – any suggestions?