Finally started playing with MQTT, which is fun!
I started with the MQTT Broker on Homey.
Now that I want to take this more seriously, which device is better suited as a broker?
- Homey 2019 (regular, non-Pro version)
- Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+
(And why? Performance? Security?)
Current MQTT plans (that might impact resource usage):
- Use TLS (only)
- Use authorization
- Use MQTT Hub/Gateway on Homey (publishing data for about 30 devices)
- Publish a few topics from my router
Both devices already have some load (Homey continuously gets smart (electricity) meter data from a Pi Zero, Pi 3B+ runs Homebridge for a few devices). If performance is really bad on both the Homey and the Pi I could use a spare Pi 3 Model B (non-plus), but if either device can easily handle this (on top of the existing load) I’d rather not add another device to the mix…