You can use the USB drive on a physical monitoring point to configure it and to read its configuration.

Configure monitoring point

You can configure some monitoring points for additional features using an blank FAT32-formatted USB stick.

To configure a monitoring point:

  1. Navigate to Monitoring point configuration files.
  2. Select the link for the feature you are configuring.
  3. Edit the downloaded config file for your needs.
    • Uncomment sections to be used.
    • Replace content in arrow brackets.
  4. Copy the file onto a USB stick.
  5. Make sure the monitoring point is ready.
  6. Insert the USB stick into the monitoring point.
    • The monitoring point reads the configuration from the USB stick and indicates that it is doing so.
  7. Wait until the monitoring point is finished.
  8. Remove the USB stick.
    • The monitoring point configuration is updated.
    • Any problems updating the configuration are logged in the usb.log file on the USB stick.

Read monitoring point configuration

You can read a monitoring point’s configuration using a blank FAT32-formatted USB stick.

To read a monitoring point configuration:

  1. Power on the monitoring point and wait until it is ready.
  2. Insert the USB stick into the monitoring point.
    • The monitoring point writes the configuration to the USB stick and indicates that it is doing so.
  3. Wait until the monitoring point is finished.
  4. Remove the USB stick and insert it in your computer.
    • The configuration is on the .html file.

USB stick can be inserted

A USB stick can be inserted into a monitoring point when it is ready. A monitoring point indicates it is ready as follows:

m22
The heartbeat LED blinks in a heartbeat pattern.
m25 | m35
The status LED is either a green heartbeat, green solid, or red flashing.
m30
The red status LED remains unlit.
r40 | r45 | r400
The LCD cycles through appliance information beginning with the hostname.

USB stick inserted

When you insert a USB stick into a monitoring point that is ready, it provides the following feedback:

m22
The heartbeat LED changes to rapid beat.
m25 | m35
The monitoring point beeps twice and the status LED changes to a green rapid beat.
m30
The monitoring point beeps.
r40 | r45 | r400
The LCD displays ‘USB Drive Detected’.

USB stick can be removed

When the monitoring point is finished with the USB stick it lets you know when it can be removed as follows:

m22
The heartbeat LED blinks in a heartbeat pattern.
m25 | m35
The status LED is either a green heartbeat, green solid, or red flashing.
m30
The monitoring point beeps.
r40 | r45 | r400
The LCD displays ‘Complete/remove USB drive’.

No response to USB insertion

If the monitoring point LED pattern doesn’t change when you insert the USB stick:

  1. Make sure the monitoring point is powered on and ready to receive the USB stick before you insert it.
  2. Power the monitoring point off then on and try again.
  3. Try reformatting or using a different FAT32-formatted USB stick.
    • Not all disk utilities format FAT32 properly. We recommend trying a full format with Windows 7 or 8 rather than OSX.
    • Not all USB stick chipsets are compatible with the monitoring points. We recommend trying one from a different manufacturer.
  4. Contact AppNeta Support for help.