Where ever you see "automation controller" replace that with "myServer"Okay this makes sense. How would myserver integrate into the above when I am able to get it?
This is why one ALWAYS picks the automation controller FIRST. Because it then dictates all next decisions.
For myServer (the system I know best) here is "what you should do"
Others can chime in for competing systems on what they know best.
Harmony remote > Harmony Hub > ethernet > myServer Harmony driver / myServer automation system
Your smartphone browser > wiFi (in home - not cloud) > myServer web server / automation system
myServer > myRaz Z-Wave controller > Z-Wave RF Qubino (or other Z-Wave) RGBW controller > RGBW LED strip lights (needs a low voltage power supply too)
myServer > ethernet > Caseta pro hub > Lutron RF > Caseta lights wired in wall to standard lighting
Other future Stuff:
myServer ethernet your AV equipment
myServer streaming media content player(s) > amplifier > speakers
myServer ethernet Internet Cloud server (like ecobee) Internet ecoBee thermostat (in home)
If you don't have an automation controller selected up front, then you will be hit and miss on what works and throwing stuff away.