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RCM Ethernet Software 2.3.x

Marway’s RCM Ethernet Software allows the remote control of power distribution outlets, and remote monitoring of power data. An operator can use a Web browser, a command line through Telnet or SSH, or SNMP manager or browser. Automated control can be scripted using a RESTful API over HTTP/S, Telnet, SSH, or SNMP.

The User Guide covers setup and operation, includes detailed references to CLI and RESTful API commands, and configuration file settings. Also covered is how to perform bulk provisioning of multiple PDUs.

The MIB files and MIB documentation will be needed for any installation planning to use SNMP to monitor or control an RCM PDU. You can explore these files individually on the MIB page linked in the menu above. (144 pages)

The SSL Certificates Technical Note explains how to create a local LAN-based private certificate authority for RCM products. When using HTTPS, CA-signed certificates (whether from a public CA or a private CA) improves both security and the user experience with modern browsers. (21 pages)

For firmware updates, please first read
RCM Release History & Compatibility.

Screen capture of the RCM dashboard.

RCM Tools

You may find the RCM Simulator (p/n MES 802) a useful tool for the development of PDU control and provisioning scripts. Having a simulator means this work can be done without taking a PDU out of commission, without a full-sized PDU occupying the developer’s workspace, or even for evaluation.

The Serial to USB cable can be ordered from Marway (p/n 311118-000), or from any cable supplier of your choice. Even though it uses an RJ45, this is not an Ethernet port. To find your own source, do a web search for “cisco compatible console USB to RJ45 cable” and you should find multiple options. If you need to use a DB-9 port instead of USB, you will need a Cisco 72-3383-01 compatible cable. These cables have RJ45 on one end and DB-9 on the other end. Wiring details are shown in the User Guide • Getting Started chapter.

A photo of the RCM PDU simulator box and cables.
The RCM Simulator can be used to develop and test code for monitoring, outlet control, alert handling, provisioning scripts, and more. Actual RCM firmware and hardware are used wit the power data and outlet behavior simulated. All network interfaces and APIs are fully functional.

Locating the Software Version
and CRC Values

The simplest way to locate the version of your RCM software is to use the web interface:

  • Connect to the PDU using the IP address in a web browser.
  • Login.
  • Open the System page.
  • Look for the Firmware Versions panel on the right.
  • Locate the line starting with Main Board.
  • The version will be the digits similar to 2.3.0 (1b201).

The version and CRC may also be discovered using the command line:

#> getSystem version
   Board 01 Version = Main Board: 2.3.0 (1b201)

#> getSystem crc
   Binary CRC       = 0x495481fb / 0xaddea063 (boot/app)

Versions and CRC values:

2.3.1 = 0xbe62e4bf / 0xf3211e33 (boot / app)

2.3.0 = 0x495481fb / 0xaddea063 (boot / app)

A fragment of the web interface System page showing the firmware versions of the RCM main board and other hardware.

Locating the Model and
Serial Numbers

The model and serial numbers are located on silver labels on the side or bottom of the PDU. Using software, the simplest way to locate the model and serial numbers of your RCM software is to use the web interface:

  • Connect to the PDU using the IP address in a web browser.
  • Login.
  • Open the System page.
  • Look for the Product Information panel on the right.

The numbers may also be discovered using the command line:

#> getSystem model
   Model Number           = MPD 833012-PSW-000

#> getSystem serial
   Serial Number          = MPS0000000-00
A fragment of the web interface System page showing the model number and serial number of an RCM product.