My Home Assistant Configuration
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Home Assistant Configuration

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Yes, I name my servers after rappers...


biggie runs VMWare ESXi 5 and the following two virtual machines:

It's primary function is as a router and as a NAS, mostly storing media (TV, movies, music) as well as a backup target for computers.



bigsean runs Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and is the primary home automation system.






Devices are broken down by room

Entrance Hallway


Living Room

Guest Bathroom

Interior Hallway

Robbie's Room


  • End of day sunset notification
  • Front door is open
  • Notify if motion detected in Living Room or Hallway when no one is home
  • Notify if Robbie's door is opened when he isn't home
  • Notify if there is motion in Robbie's Room when he isn't home
  • Robbie arrived home
  • Robbie left home
  • Send a notification 1 hour before sunset
  • Send notifications for guests/misc calls from front desk
  • Send notifications for package delivery
  • Someone arrived home
  • Someone left home
  • Turn off all devices when everyone leaves home
  • Turn off living room lights when Apple TV is playing
  • Turn off Robbie's Room lights when Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku is playing
  • Turn on entrance hallway overhead when the door opens
  • Turn on hallway lights when there is movement at night
  • Turn on living room lights when Apple TV is paused
  • Turn on Robbie's Room lights when Apple TV, Chromecast or Roku is paused


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