Exposing USB Device (Z-stick) to Home-Assistant


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Original poster
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6:13 AM
Oct 15, 2018
Hello All,
Pretty new to the community so hoping someone can help me out with this. I've installed home-assistant via the PGBlitz community apps however I'm now looking to expose a USB Z-wave controller (in this case an Aeon Labs z-stick) to the container that is running home assistant however I'm not entirely sure how this container was instantiated in the first place I guess is my dilemma. If I was running just docker I'd use docker-compose and do something like this with a yaml file:

version: '2'
- "8123:8123/tcp"
network_mode: "host"
- /dev/ttyACM0
- /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro
- /mnt/raid/hass/:/config:Z
image: homeassistant/home-assistant
restart: always

or alternatively something basic like mounting the device using a docker run:
docker run -t -i --device=/dev/ttyUSB0 ubuntu home-assistant
or using a container in a privileged mode to expose the usb device
docker run -t -i --privileged -v /dev/bus/usb:/dev/bus/usb ubuntu home-assistant

I guess my real question is where / how does a community app (in this case home-assistant) get its container spin up command/parameters from? Is there a file I can just edit such that I can expose the USB device?


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2:13 PM
Mar 5, 2019
You can fork the Apps-Community on github and deploy with your fork from the PG Menu 5 > 2 > 2.

Or you can clone the yml file to your /opt/mycontainers folder and edit it there. (use a other name than home-assistant.yml)
Then you can deploy it like normal from the PG menu > 5 > 2 > 1



Junior Member
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6:13 AM
Oct 15, 2018
So question for you then.

What's the difference between the yaml files in the


vs the


locations?? They look very similar.

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