I have some devices that are either:
a) not always plugged in - such as appliance switches I use exclusively during winter for indoor Christmas lights
b) Physically relocated - outdoor switches used for Christmas lights at the front of the house over the holiday period, then moved to the rear of the house for deck lighting during the summer
How should I be handling these devices to ensure optimal network performance? I feel like devices being missing or routes not as expected may at worse cause problems, at best hinder performance?
When these devices aren't plugged in/powered I see a lot of warnings about missed polls in the event log (which makes sense). Is there any way to reconfigure the network to 'skip' these devices? I see an option in the properties for 'mark offline after failed poll attempts' - should I be using that?
What is the best thing to do every time I physically move a device? How do I make it relearn the routes/topology? Is that what the 'heal network' option is used for?
Should I be using the 'smart route' polling option? the description isn't clear on when this should be used. I have an Aeotec Gen5 controller.
In both the scenerios outlined above, I'm hoping there is an easier/more efficient option than to keep including/excluding the devices everytime I want to repurpose them.