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Debugging the Home Assistant Supervisor

The following debug tips and tricks are for developers who are running the Home Assistant image and are working on the base image. If you use the generic Linux installer script, you should be able to access your host and logs as per your host.

Debug Supervisor

Before you will be able to use the Python debugger you need to enable the debug option in Supervisor:

ha su options --debug=true
ha su reload

If you are running Supervisor on a remote host, you won't be able to access the Supervisor container directly. The "Remote ptvsd debugger" add-on (available from the Development Add-On Repository exposes the debugging port on your host IP address allowing to debug the Supervisor remotely.

Below you will find an example Visual Studio Code configuration to attach a Python debugger to the Home Assistant Supervisor. This configuration is intended as the default by Run> Start Debugging or pressing F5. You will need to change "IP" to match your Supervisor's IP within the Docker environment (use ip addr within the Supervisor container) or the host IP if you debug remotely.


"version": "0.2.0",
"configurations": [
"name": "Supervisor remote debug",
"type": "python",
"request": "attach",
"port": 33333,
"host": "IP",
"pathMappings": [
"localRoot": "${workspaceFolder}",
"remoteRoot": "/usr/src/hassio"