I finally completed the migration from C4 to C7 (latest firmware). What a process! I have about 100 devices (Lutron switches, Zigbee sensors, and Zwave plugs and switches) so the process was over a month and hours of pairing and long patch cables (side note, why the heck is the C7 not allowed to plugin to a POE port per their manual....that is annoying as all my switches are POE). My C4 was a rock star, but I wanted to upgrade as I was fearful of it crashing at some point and there is no backup for the radio, only the settings. I used the bravenel migration method (Migrating a Z-Wave Network).
I had to bring my hub to every zwave device to pair it. I never had to do this with the C4. I ended up getting a repeater to use to make the process easier.
I have no ghost devices in my hub and everything seems to be communicating, mostly.
Overall, I wish I stayed on the C4, but there is no going back now. The C4 had almost no issues. There are a few things I am hoping someone could give me some insight on:
My Inovelli Red Series Dimmers are not performing well AT ALL. Yes they turn off and on, but the delay is unbearably slow. Dimming takes forever (I checked the dimming speed settings in the device already). Also, I use the notifications all the time and those are no longer working consistently. I removed and re-added these dimmers as I could not use the bravenel method above so these are newly paired. My first thought was to upgrade the firmware, however when going through this process (https://support.inovelli.com/portal/en/kb/articles/how-to-update-your-dimmer-switch-firmware-hubitat) I am unable to get them to update. It just says "Please wake up your sleepy device". The lights are on and working, so not sure how to get past that. Aside from this fixing the issue hopefully, could anything else be causing these Inovelli's to no longer work well on the C7
This one I realize is a known issue, however my OG Schlage locks are just bad now on the new C7. States do not update and commands occasionally work. I gave up and ordered some newer Schlage Zigbee ones and one Zwave Plus version (sorry, I like the design so am sticking with Schlage) in hopes to fix this. I tried using repeaters to fix this, but the issue remains. I had the original locks that came out, so I am guessing the newer ones will hopefully work better.
My Zigbee sensors (motion and water) throughout the house don't see to be reporting as well as they used to. I have a mix of Iris v1/v2. I use the Device Monitor app by erocm123 and they mostly show as "Not reporting events". This was never an issue on the C4. My Zigbee devices repaired well so not sure if there is some cleanup needed on the Zigbee side of things to get these working better.
Thanks in advance!