This NetDirector Cat5 KVM switch offers BIOS-level access to multiple computers and servers in a complex, demanding IT environment. The B064-064-08-IPG provides complete control of up to 64 computers and/or servers directly, including blade servers, from a single monitor, USB keyboard and USB mouse. Dual redundant power supplies confirm the unit will continue running in the event one power supply fails, ensuring 24/7 reliability. A Laptop USB Console (LUC) port allows direct connection of a laptop for easy console operation of the KVM switch.
The B064-064-08-IPG offers a comprehensive, cost-effective network management solution that installs in 1U of space in an EIA-standard 19-inch rack using the included hardware. No server-resident software is required, so server performance and reliability are never compromised. Flash-upgradable firmware over an Ethernet network fine-tunes compatibility with emerging standards.
The B064-064-08-IPG supports all major server platforms and VT100-based serial devices. Because compatibility is based on common hardware standards, rather than system software dependencies, almost any platform can be accommodated. Supported web browsers for users who log in remotely include Internet Explorer, Firefox, Mozilla, Safari, Opera and Netscape Navigator.
This Cat5 KVM switch is designed to ease multi-server management in data centers, server rooms and other high-density environments. Built-in IP capability allows up to nine users - one local and eight remote - to access the network independently and simultaneously. An optional dial-in connection (modem port) is provided to ensure access in situations when the KVM switch is not available over the primary network. You may also select a connected computer using on-console pushbuttons, GUI (graphical user interface), OSD (on-screen display) or keyboard hotkey commands. An LED per KVM port indicates when a computer is connected to the port, when it is powered on and when it is selected.
The advanced OSD with high-resolution video up to 1920 x 1200 (at 60 Hz) with 24-bit color depth provides a GUI with management tools, including custom port labeling, auto-scanning and panel array mode. The OSD may be set to display in English, German, Russian, Japanese, traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese.
PS/2 and USB console ports are included. Only one keyboard/mouse combination may be connected at a time.
The B064-064-08-IPG supports IPv4, Link Local IPv6 Address and IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration protocols. You may set the IP address manually or have it automatically assigned via DHCP server (the default method).
The B064-064-08-IPG offers three levels of password protection (super administrator, administrator and user) to prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to connected servers/computers. Remote authentication support is provided via RADIUS, LDAP, LDAPS and Active Directory. The B064-064-08-IPG also incorporates advanced encryption technologies: 1024-bit RSA, 56-bit DES, 256-bit AES and 128-bit SSL. It also supports high-grade FIPS 140-2 level 1 security standards.
Virtual Media capability allows any computer connected to the KVM via a B055-001-USB-V2, B055-001-UDP, B055-001-UDV or B055-001-UHD server interface unit to access DVD/CD drives, flash drives and other storage media from a remote computer, as if it were directly connected. This allows administrators to perform file transfers, install software and perform diagnostics across a network.
- Up to 9 users (1 local, 8 remote) can control up to 64 computers/servers simultaneously
- Virtual Media allows access to remote storage, including DVD/CD drives and flash drives
- Dual redundant C14 power inlets keep the unit running in case one power supply fails
- Dedicated LUC port connects directly to a laptop for easy console operation
- Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases
- This product is covered by a 3-Year Limited Warranty