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What is the preferred method of adding Powerlogic meters (with Ethernet) to Power Monitoring Expert?

Issue
Power Monitoring Expert supports adding PM800, CM3000, CM4000 meters with ECC cards and PM5500 with direct ethernet option in one of two ways. As a direct Ethernet device, and as a Serial Device on an Ethernet Gateway. A customer would like to know which method will work. 

Product Line
ION Enterprise 6.0
StruxureWare Power Monitoring 7.0.x
Power Monitoring Expert 7.2.x
Power Monitoring Expert 8.x

Environment
Management Console

Cause
Power Monitoring Expert supports adding PM800, CM3000, CM4000 meters with ECC cards and PM5500 with direct ethernet option in one of two ways. As a direct Ethernet device, and as a Serial Device on an Ethernet Gateway. A customer would like to know which method will work. 

Resolution
There is no preferred method for adding these meters to Power Monitoring Expert. Either method will work. 

If the ECC has additional devices connected to it, the ECC will need to be added as a Gateway site in order to communicate to those devices, and therefore the preferred method would be to add the connected meter as a Serial Device on Ethernet Gateway as well. This will reduce the number of connections from PME to the ECC card. 
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