I’m currently in the process of modernizing my home lab environment. I decided to go with Terraform, and the first step was getting to where I can spin up a new host in my vsphere cluster just by adding a few lines in terraform.

This should be simple enough, right?

I’m in the process of evaluating alternative solutions to the Wink (I really want the Central Scene functionality for the HomeSeer Switches!). After a brief foray into HomeAssistant (which doesn’t support it either), I decided to try OpenHAB 2. It’s early in that process, but so far it looks promising.

Unfortunately, ESXi has an issue or three with USB passthrough support.