You can use the monitoring point USB drive 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 the Downloadable Files page.
  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 on and fully booted before you insert the USB stick.
  2. Try a different, FAT32-formatted stick. Unfortunately, not all disk utilities do a great job of formatting at FAT32, so we recommend trying a full format with Windows 7 or 8, rather than OSX. Also, not all USB stick chipsets play nice with the monitoring points so, as a sanity check, we recommend trying a second memory stick.
  3. If a different USB stick didn’t work, power cycle the unit and try again.
  4. If power cycling didn’t help, attempt a hard reset.
  5. If the monitoring point remains unresponsive to USB, it’s a candidate for RMA. open a support ticket.