I'm not going to start the religious wars here...The two systems shouldn't be compared as they are of completely different leagues but can complement each other. If you want to know more you should ask on the HS forum.
Linux and Pi illiterate here. Would it be possible to run the Homeseer Pi version on the Linux VM of a Qnap Nas or is there something specific to the Pi that makes it incompatible with other Linux operating system VM?
I've been looking for anything stating which it has but am unable to find out which one (probably because of not really knowing what those terms mean or where to look) but this is what the linux specs states on there website.
On quick googling, I think you are probably out of luck.
It doesn't necessarily matter what processor you have as much as how they implemented the virtualiztion. QEMU/KVM (the virtualization software a lot of linux based NAS use) can emulate ARM for use in VMs, but not many are setup that way.
Also, for what it is worth, you can run ARM VMs in Windows using Virtual Box as well.
Thanks for the update I will be looking into this closer in the coming weeks.
All I need is the 1 for Hubitat. I will still use Hubitat as my controller, I just need something actually reliable for the zwave devices. Rumor has it zwave is rock solid on Homeseer, so all I need is it to house my zwave devices and still have Hubitat control them.
I was afraid someone would recommend that. I find Home Assistant very intimidating as I'm extremely code illiterate and have heard rumors that it takes some time to get it configured. But I did learn how to setup Kodi from scratch on some Android boxes so I guess I can try learning more about it.
It's really not that complicated. I find the UI to be more difficult to use for their automations than simply writing them in a text editor. This is improving but it's going to take time and I still prefer just coding them.
edited because my keyboard is sucking... new one in the mail....
There's really no easy way apart from MQTT bridges to do what you want to do (Other hubs -> Hubitat).
HomeAssistant has changed a lot in recent months. It's not as user friendly as Hubitat, but it's getting there slowly. Hass uses OpenZwave at it's core for Z-Wave. I would say it's glitchy in some ways and behind HomeSeer, ST and even Hubitat when it comes to ease of use. Device support is good, and there's all kinds of advanced options like direct associations, node mapping, per node heal etc. If you take the time to learn how to use all the advanced functions and are patient, Z-wave on Hass performs quite well. I've been running all of my Z-wave stuff on Hass for a week, and it's quite stable.
I still liked HomeSeer's implementation best though.