Product Id: 19224809
Description: Avocent MergePoint Unity 4032DAC - KVM switch - managed - CAT5 - 32 x KVM port(s) - 1 local user - 4 IP users - desktop, rack-mountable
Mfr Part #: MPU4032DAC-001
The Avocent MergePoint Unity appliance is the fourth generation KVM over IP appliance from Avocent. This appliance provides IT administrators a complete remote management solution to access and control servers, networking equipment and other devices found in data centers and branch offices. The MergePoint Unity switch enhances the in-band management typically done through the NIC of IT equipment by providing secure and remote out-of-band connections directly to the physical KVM, USB and serial ports. This unified approach enables IT administrators a faster method to diagnose, reconfigure or restore equipment to meet SLAs and minimize downtime.
- Significant reduction of cable volume
- Keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) capabilites, configurable for analog (local) or digital (remote) connectivity
- True serial capability through Secure Shell (SSH) and Telnet
- Enhanced video resolution support, up to 1600 x 1200 or 1680 x 1050 (widescreen) native from target to remote
- Optional dual power models for redundancy
- Optional support for managing intelligent power devices
- Virtual media capability accessed through USB ports
- Dual independent local port video paths (dedicated to ACI)
- Dual stack IPv4 (DHCP) and IPv6 (DHCPv6 and auto configuration) for simultaneous access
- Smart card capability
- Reduce cable bulk
With server densities continually increasing, cable bulk remains a major concern for network administrators. The MergePoint Unity switches significantly reduce KVM cable volume in the rack by utilizing the innovative IQ module and single, industry-standard Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cabling. This allows a higher server density while providing greater airflow and cooling capacity.
- KVM switching capabilities
The MergePoint Unity switch supports IQ modules, which are powered directly from the target device and provides Keep Alive functionality when the switch is not powered.
- True serial capabilities
The MergePoint Unity switch supports the MPUIQ-SRL module, which provides true serial capabilities through Telnet. You can launch an SSH session or launch a serial viewer from the on-board web interface (OBWI) to connect the MergePoint Unity switch's attached target devices that have an MPUIQ-SRL module.
- Local and remote user interfaces
You can use the local user interface (local UI) by connecting directly to the local port to manage the MergePoint Unity switch. You can also use the remote OBWI to manage your switch system. The OBWI is web-browser based and is launched directly from the switch, and any servers connected to the MergePoint Unity switch are automatically detected. The two user interfaces share a similar look and feel for an optimal user experience.
- Control of virtual media and smart card-capable appliances
The MergePoint Unity switches allow you to view, move or copy data located on virtual media to and from any target device. Manage remote systems more efficiently by allowing operating system installation, operating system recovery, hard drive recovery or duplication, BIOS updating and target device backup. The MergePoint Unity switches allow you to use smart cards in conjunction with your MergePoint Unity switch system. Smart cards are pocket-sized cards that store and process 2 MergePoint Unity Switch Installer/User Guide information. Smart cards such as the Common Access Card (CAC) can be used to store identification and authentication to enable access to computers, networks and secure rooms or buildings. Virtual media and smart card readers can be connected directly to the switch using USB ports located on the switch. In addition, virtual media and smart card readers may be connected to any remote workstation that is running the remote OBWI or DSView 3 management software and is connected to the MergePoint Unity switch using an Ethernet connection.
- Access the MergePoint Unity switch via a standard TCP/IP network
The MergePoint Unity switches provide agentless remote control and access. No special software or drivers are required on the attached servers or client. Users access the MergePoint Unity switch and all attached systems via Ethernet or using a V.34, V.90 or V.92 modem from a client. The clients can be located anywhere a valid network connection exists.
- DSView 3 management software plug-in
The DSView 3 software may be used with the MergePoint Unity switch to allow IT administrators to remotely access, monitor and control target devices on multiple platforms through a single, web-based user interface.