Both original and enhanced standard PDUs contain a metering unit that enables you to monitor the current (in amperes) being used by the connected equipment. The enhanced PDU metering unit enables you to monitor voltage, power, apparent power, and energy. Before you can monitor the PDU remotely, you must first connect it to the network.
These topics describe how to connect a standard PDU metering unit to the network. The metering unit supports both DHCP and static IP addressing. After connecting the metering unit to the network, see Monitoring Original PDUs or Monitoring Enhanced PDUs for instructions on how to configure and monitor a PDU.