Setup SoftHub

1. Install Docker

Download Docker for your preferred OS at

2. Install Ezlo SoftHub

For Linux
Once you have docker installed and ready you can download all images and provision your hub with a single command:
docker run --net host -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock --restart=always --name orchestrator-vhubzz /root/orchestrator vhub -start -option provision -username=your-Ezlo-username -password=your-ezlo-password -zwave=/dev/ttyUSB1
For Windows

Now, you can start softhub in Windows in one line, Open PowerShell and run this command:

Set-ExecutionPolicy -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -Scope CurrentUser; powershell Invoke-WebRequest -uri -outfile start.ps1; .\start.ps1 -zwave=/dev/ttyUSB0
Additional Steps on Windows to enable USB dongle support for WSL

You need pass through Z-Wave USB dongle to WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

Please reference this link:

Learn how to connect a USB device to your WSL 2 Linux distribution using usbipd-win.

Here are the summary steps in case necessary components are installed.

Enter PowerShell in administrator mode

PS> wsl --install -d Ubuntu

PS> winget install --interactive --exact dorssel.usbipd-win

PS> usbipd wsl list

PS> usbipd wsl attach --busid <busid> -d ubuntu

PS> wsl ls /dev/ttyUSB*

PS > docker run --net host -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock --restart=always --name orchestrator-vhubzz /root/orchestrator vhub -start -option provision -username=your-Ezlo-username -password=your-ezlo-password -zwave=/dev/ttyUSB0

3. Access Your Ezlo SoftHub​

Download our Vera mobile app if you haven’t done so already.

You will see a new controller in your vera app as well as on your EZLogic dashboard which you can connect to like any physical controller:

Additional configuration for Z-wave Usb sticks

To initialize your Z-Wave device, you will need to go to settings, Z-Wave settings:

And reset your Z-Wave network

This only affects your new virtual controller, it will not affect other Ezlo devices you have.

Once these steps are completed you can include and control Z-Wave devices normally as you would with any other Ezlo hub.

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