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Architecture overview

Home Assistant provides a platform for home control and home automation. Home Assistant is not just an application: it's an embedded system that provides an experience like other consumer off-the-shelf products: onboarding, configuration and updating is all done via an easy to use interface.

  • The operating system provides the bare minimal Linux environment to run Supervisor and Core.
  • The Supervisor manages the operating system.
  • The Core interacts with the user, the supervisor and IoT devices & services.
Full picture of Home Assistant

Running parts of the stack

Users have different requirements for what they want from a home automation platform. That's why it is possible to run only part of the Home Assistant stack. For more information, see the installation instructions.