Updated my C7 to 2.2.3 yesterday. Let it sit on the hub for a day to settle in. My hub was at relatively early state in terms of devices when I did the move today - I had three Zwave devices and three or four zigbee, a Hue hub connected (10-12 bulbs), a Lutron Hub connected (8 Picos), and Unofficial Ring integration. I had HubConnect enabled to my ST hub, so I had a lot of "virtual" devices from my ST hub via that. I removed the vast majority of the Hubconnect virtual devices today as I moved the physical devices over from ST to the C7.
It was approximately 2:1 Zigbee vs. Zwave devices, total of about 50 to 60 devices overall. The usual suspects, motion sensors, contact sensors, plugs, and light switches. As noted Hue and Lutron were already connected.
Overall it was a surprisingly pleasant/positive experience. At least as much as it can be to walk around inside and outside the house ecluding and pairing device after device after device...
I had three inclusion issues total during todays move to the C7:
- Two devices appeared on the inclusion screen, for a single zigbee contact sensor. I was able to name them both (used same name, appended "2" to the second.) The 'ghost' device, which turned out to be the first one, didn't appear on the device list. All is good.
- Stuck on initializing with a Zwave contact sensor. Went to Zwave details screen, found the device and hit "Discover" and info filled in and all was good.
- Stuck on initializing for a GE zwave dimmer (four feet below the hub! ) - went to Zwave details screen and hit Discover several times, no joy. Rebooted hub (reboot, not power down) and dimmer showed up named "Device" with Generic Dimmer driver. Renamed to desired name, and all is good.
I was really impressed w/the overall stability of the new hub and radio firmware during this extended join session. Inclusions went steadily with very few issues as noted.
Congrats, HE team. I know I'm just an N of 1 and there are others not so lucky, but things went very well wanted to share that success.