When testing the remote poller on latest snapshot of Meridian 2017.1.0, I found that it was not working.
The reason is that the Angular UI that manages the Monitoring Locations is not able to add poller packages to the server. I can see an error on FireBug:
If I go to the database, and add poller packages directly to the appropriate table and restart, for example:
The remote poller works without issues.
So, the problem seems to be a limitation of the UI.