I am a new member of this forum and the Victron family. I have recently installed a PV system at home running on a Quattro, 2x MPPTs (250/100 + 150/85) and Pylontech batteries. I have a Venus GX for control and monitoring. The system is running perfectly and it is easy to monitor on the web/phone app.
I have also set up Home Assistant (hass.io) on a Raspberry PI, and it is running as expected. I have almost 20 Sonoff switches that I am configuring to perform load management. This is to switch large consumers in my house (water heater, geysers, pool pump, pool heat pump, etc.) and some other lights and devices/switches at the most opportune time, such as when there is sufficient excess solar available.
I have installed the Mosquitto MQTT broker on the Home Assistant Raspberry Pi. I can successfully connect via MQTT to the Sonoff devices on my network to see their status and switch them on and off.
I am also able to subscribe to the Venus MQTT broker. I haven't configured the keep-alive yet, but soon after publishing to it, I receive all the topics on a N/xxx/# subscription.
But my Home Assistant MQTT broker cannot "subscribe" or "publish" directly to the Venus MQTT broker, as it is a separate instance with its own "clients", namely all the Victron devices it communicates with.
I would like to use my Home Assistant broker to control everything. Unless I understand it wrong, I will need the devices to connect to my Home Assistant broker, or the Venus broker should forward to my HA broker (probably best, as it doesn't break anything).
Is this possible?