Gather the following:
Access to the PDU metering unit
An Ethernet cable to connect the metering unit to the
Two people—one to connect the power input lead and another
to press the reset button on the metering unit
A system on the network to log into the PDU metering unit
Confirm with your network administrator that your DHCP server can accept
new media access control (MAC) addresses.
For security reasons, some network administrators disable devices with
unknown MAC addresses from connecting to the DHCP network.
If you have already connected the PDU's power input leads to the AC power
source, disconnect the power input leads to power off the PDU.
Connect an Ethernet cable to the PDU metering unit's RJ-45 Ethernet port
and to the network.
While one person presses and holds down the PDU metering unit reset
button, another person must connect the PDU power input lead to the AC power
Connect only one PDU power input lead to power on the metering
On PDUs that have one power input lead, connect that one power
lead to the AC power source.
On PDUs with two power leads, connect the first power lead
(labeled 0) to the AC power source.
On PDUs with three power input leads, connect the middle power
lead (labeled 1) to the AC power source.
Press the reset button until the PDU metering unit powers
When you power on the PDU metering unit while pressing down on the reset
button, you temporarily enable it to connect to a DHCP network. The DHCP
server assigns an IP address to the metering unit and connects it to the
network. However, if the PDU resets or power cycles, the PDU metering unit
forgets this temporary DHCP setting.
To enable DHCP network connections permanently, you must configure the
metering unit to accept IP addresses only from DHCP servers.
Ask your network administrator for the IP address that the DHCP server
assigned to the PDU metering unit.
Refer to the DHCP server's documentation for instructions on listing
devices connected to the DHCP network.
Type the metering unit's IP address into the web browser's address line.
On a system connected to the network, use a web browser to log on to the
PDU metering unit. Once connected, the web browser displays the Current
Click the Net Configuration link on the upper left side of the
The browser prompts you to log into PDU metering unit.
Log in to the PDU metering unit as an admin user.
See Login Information. Once logged in, the browser displays the Network
Click the DHCP enable checkbox to make the metering unit obtain IP
addresses only from DHCP servers.
After clicking this checkbox, the other IP address configuration fields
Click the Submit button to reset the PDU metering unit.
After resetting, the PDU metering unit obtains a new IP address from the
DHCP server. Ask your network administrator for the IP address that the DHCP
server assigned to the PDU metering unit.
If necessary, connect the remaining PDU power input leads to the AC power