Raspberry Pi Server Setup

We will be installing Home Assistant onto a Raspberry Pi 3B+ and connect it to your home network using Ethernet.

Basically this is the easiest and best way to set up a Smart Home Hub like this as the Disk Image used automatically configures the server when connected to the internet through Ethernet. By using a wired connection for the server, you can be sure that you get the fastest and most reliable connection possible for your Smart Home.

To get this going, you will create a boot disk using a MicroSD card. This MicroSD card will then go into the Raspberry Pi, which is then connected to your home Router via Ethernet. After about 20 minutes, you should be able to access the user interface from any device connected to your home WiFi by simply going to http://hassio.local:8123

Here are the things we will need to get your server up and running:

Raspberry Pi 3 - Model B+ - 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 with 1GB RAM

PRODUCT ID: 3775
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is the most popular Raspberry Pi computer made, and the Pi Foundation knows you can always make a good thing better! And what could make the Pi 3...
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This setup will also work with other Raspberry Pi versions, but it will run much better on the Pi 3B and Pi 3B+ New Raspberry Pi computers are coming out all the time, feel free to use the latest one that is supported by HASS.io!

SD/MicroSD Memory Card - 16GB Class 10 - Adapter Included

PRODUCT ID: 2693
Add speedy mega-storage in a jiffy using this 16 GB Class 10 micro-SD card. It comes with a SD adapter so you can use it with any of our shields or adapters! Preformatted to FAT so it...
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Other MicroSD cards will work as well, but this is a good baceline MicroSD card. For better operation it is recommended that you use a 64GB Application Class 2 MicroSD card.

Ethernet Cable - 3 ft long

PRODUCT ID: 995
We have so many Internet-connected goodies in the shop, we figured it's time to carry a cable so you can easily connect them up! This cable is 3 feet long, comes in Adafruit black...
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5V 2.5A Switching Power Supply with 20AWG MicroUSB Cable

PRODUCT ID: 1995
Our all-in-one 5V 2.5 Amp + MicroUSB cable power adapter is the perfect choice for powering single-board computers like Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone or anything else that's power...
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As for the Software tools, you will want the following:

SD Card Formatting tool:

SD Card Boot Disk tool:

This guide was first published on Sep 05, 2019. It was last updated on Sep 05, 2019. This page (Raspberry Pi Server Setup) was last updated on Nov 13, 2019.