PowerShell and DevOps

TH05 Simple Home Assistant Server Can Make Your IT Life Better

August 8th, 2024

9:30am - 10:45am

Level: Introductory

Mike Nelson

Technology Architect, Microsoft MVP, Citrix CTA, VMware vExpert

Home Assistant (HASS) is an exceptional open source, open platform automation tool for the home. But did you know that you can extend HA beyond the home and into your world of IT? HA can automate and control devices that have integrations built in, but you can also do the same for some things that do not. And many things that you can control in the home, you also want to control in IT, like cameras, networks, switches, routers, and even desktops. We will take a look at some of the more useful and creative ways to integrate HASS into your daily worklife using a simple ZimaBoard server, and HASS installation, and a few integrations and Add-ons.

You will learn:

  • How to configure Home Assistant on a ZimaBoard server
  • Controlling IT devices with HASS and creating automations with those devices
  • How to extend HASS into other areas of IT including security, infrastructure, and more