IoT-capable APs, vRIoT, Node-RED, and Philips Hue - for beginners

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Hi.. are there any resources to help me get started with the IoT capabilities of the APs, and vRIoT? I’d ideally like to start experimenting with Philips Hue lights and motion sensors, Node-RED, IoT capable APs and vRIoT. I could do with a newbies guide to getting started with hooking it all together..

Thanks in advance for any pointers..

Cheers, James
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James M

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Ankush, Employee

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Hi James,

We have a detailed installation guide that provides all instructions on how to setup/install vRIOT server.
https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/2910-ruckus-iot-1-4-ga-controller-software-installation...

Plus we have configuration guide that also help on how to manage the vRIOT server and manage the IoT devices.
https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/2911-ruckus-iot-1-4-ga-controller-configuration-guide

Please go through them and let us know if you have any questions.

Regards,
-Ankush

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Hi James,

Look at this video course on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff5YhsGHz7E&list=PLySwoo7u9-KKFiezMUeOd6LskdvU3FM5n

HTH
Thanks
Karthik.

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James M

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Hi Both

Thanks for the information.  I probably should have mentioned, I already have vRIoT up and running - that's a simple 5 minute deployment. The video unfortunately is just a high level overview of IoT and the Ruckus ecosystem.. what I need is to understand the specific practicalities of getting something simple up and running, such as hooking in Philips Hue lighting and Node-RED.

I was under the impression that vRIoT would essentially be able to replace the functionality of the Hue Bridge, and I could use Node-RED to control the lighting and sensors etc.  Am I incorrect in this assumption?

Are there any pre-built nodes/flows for Node-RED?

Thanks for any info

Cheers, James
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James M

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Hi

Just wondering if anyone else is able to give me some help on this?

Cheers, James
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James M

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Hi

An update.  For anyone else starting out with this - I found the following videos which simplified things greatly:

Adding Zigbee Devices to the Ruckus IoT Controller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqze7km_WlY

Adding BLE Devices to Ruckus IoT Controller
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOpAWynFpbY

I now have a Hive Smart Switch, and a Philips Hue bulb as added IoT devices, and I can control them from the IoT controller interface.

What I could do with some help on now, is interfacing to this with NodeRED - not sure which node I'd start with, or how to pass requests to the controller.

Any help on that aspect, gratefully received!

Cheers, James