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Video: How to enable offline device configuration in PME 8.x

Issue
Users would like to link objects in Vista and Designer, as well as configure logical devices prior to bringing the devices online. This can be achieved through enabling the offline device configuration on the devices.

Product Line
Power Monitoring Expert 8.0, 8.1

Environment
Power Monitoring Expert Software Configuration
Offline Device Configuration


Cause
There is a specific combination of settings that needs to be set in order to enable the offline device configuration on a device in PME 8.

Resolution
In Management Console, double click on the device to open the Device Configuration window then right click on the blank space and open Advanced Properties. The following device properties will need to be changed:
  1. Set Enabled to 'No'.
  2. Set Offline Device Driver Enabled to 'Yes'.


NOTE: The "Offline Device Configuration" feature is supported with ethernet and serial meters. However, not all of the meters are compatible with the offline configuration. To find the list of meters supported with offline configuration, navigate to the "...PME Installer/system/translator/offsite.xml" file (as shown in screen shot below). The xml file lists all the devices supported with offline configuration. 



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