Using the PDU Metering Unit
Besides monitoring the current of connect equipment, you can reset the PDU, view
information about the network connection and firmware revisions, and adjust the LCD screen.
Reset the PDU Metering Unit
You can reset the PDU metering unit using the reset button.
Note - Resetting the metering unit does not power cycle equipment attached to the PDU.
- Press and hold the reset button until you see a five-second countdown displayed on
the LCD screen (see PDU Metering Unit LCD Screen and Reset Button).
You must press the reset button for 20 seconds before the five-second countdown begins.
Figure 5-16 PDU Metering Unit LCD Screen and Reset Button
- During the five-second countdown, release the reset button and then tap the button
again to force the metering unit to reset.
View Status Information on the LCD Screen
When the PDU metering unit resets or powers on, you can view network
and firmware version level information on the LCD screen.
- Reset the PDU metering unit.
See Reset the PDU Metering Unit for instructions.
- After the metering unit resets, the LCD screen displays information about the unit.
The screen displays the following information:
HW: x.x FW:x.x
DHCP: OFF (or ON)
The following table describes the LCD screen information.
Version of the PDU
Version of the PDU firmware.
IP address of the metering unit.
If DHCP is OFF, the IP address is an internally stored static address.
If DHCP is ON, the IP address is set by the DHCP server.
Displays VALID when the correct
version of the HTML pages is installed, INVALID when not.
Adjust the LCD Screen
You can adjust the LCD screen orientation and background to help you view
the screen within the rack.
- Press and hold the reset button until the LCD screen rotates 90 degrees°.
Continue to press and release the reset button to cycle through different LCD
screen orientations. The first four screens have white text on a black background, while
the other four have black text on a white background. The final selected
screen becomes the new default orientation.
Figure 5-17 Adjusting the LCD Screen
RJ-45 Ethernet Port LED and Pin Descriptions
PDU Metering Unit RJ-45 Connector LEDs and Pins describes the LEDs and pins of the PDU metering unit’s RJ-45 Ethernet
Figure 5-18 PDU Metering Unit RJ-45 Connector LEDs and Pins
1 Transmit+ (TX+)
2 Transmit- (TX-)
3 Receive+ (RX+)
4 Not used
5 Not used
6 Receive- (RX-)
7 Not used
8 Not used
9 Activity LED – flashes when network data is being transmitted through the port
10 Link LED – lights when the unit is connected to a network