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IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers
IBM Redbooks Product Guide
The IBM® 1754 1x8 and 2x16 Local Console Managers (LCM8 and LCM16) are the next generation
analog keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) console managers that provide enhanced local access,
management, and security capabilities to IBM System x® and IBM BladeCenter® environments.
The LCM8 has eight target ports and supports one local user, and the LCM16 has 16 target ports and
supports up to two local users. Local video resolution can be up to 1600x1200 or 1680x1050
(widescreen). Two level tiering allows you to manage up to 256 servers connected to multiple switches
from one local console. Figure 1 shows the LCM8 and LCM16.
Figure 1. The IBM 1754 Local Console Managers: LCM8 (top) and LCM16 (bottom)
Did You Know?
The LCM8 and LCM16 support Two Factor Authentication (TFA), a system where two different security
elements are used in conjunction to authenticate to a server or desktop. TFA is an authentication process
where a person proves their identity with two methods: something you know (for example, a password or
PIN) and something you have (such as a smart card). Use of TFA is growing due to requirements by
governments and other institutions with a high need for security. An example of a TFA device that the
Local Console Managers support is the CCID-compliant Common Access Card (CAC) reader.
You can use the LCM8 and LCM16 with a Global Console Manager to provide network-wide remote
access with out-of-band access to servers, network equipment, and other devices with serial configuration
or console ports all from a single appliance. This unified approach improves staff efficiency by reducing
the time required to remotely diagnose, reconfigure, repair, or restore servers and network devices and
other hardware with serial configuration, management consoles, or both.
IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers
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  • Page 1 IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers IBM Redbooks Product Guide The IBM® 1754 1x8 and 2x16 Local Console Managers (LCM8 and LCM16) are the next generation analog keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) console managers that provide enhanced local access, management, and security capabilities to IBM System x® and IBM BladeCenter® environments.
  • Page 2: Part Number Information

    1754HC3 fc 5341 1754HC4 fc 5341 IBM 1754 LCM Digital Activation Key 81Y2393 1754HC3 fc A17X 1754HC4 fc A17X The IBM LCM8 Local Console Manager includes the following items: An 8-port console switch  Mounting hardware for an EIA space for rack sidewall compartment ...
  • Page 3: Feature Comparison

    The IBM 1754 LCM Digital Activation Key, part number 81Y2393, is a software upgrade that turns your IBM 1754 Local Console Manager KVM analog switch into a digital device enabling remote access to servers it is connected to.
  • Page 4 (ARI) ports, whereas the LCM16 has two local user ports and 16 ARI ports. Figure 2. Connections on the LCM16 Local Console Manager Note: Figure 2 shows the rear of the unit. There are no connectors on the front of the unit. IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers...
  • Page 5 The Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen 2 (VCO2) supports the virtual media capability of the console switches; however, it does not support chaining. We describe both virtual media and chaining in the "Virtual media" and "Chaining" sections below. IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers...
  • Page 6 A Web browser interface accessible from any computer on the same Ethernet network as the console  switch (provided the Ethernet port of the console switch is connected and properly configured). This interface is used to configure and manage the appliance. IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers...
  • Page 7 Card (CAC) reader is connected to the USB Passthru Port of the 19-inch Flat Panel Console Kit. The CAC reader is effectively connected to the remote server by way of the LCM16 and the VCO2 conversion option. IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers...
  • Page 8 Figure 4. Using the Local Console Manager with a Common Access Card (CAC) reader IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers...
  • Page 9 Chaining The IBM cable chaining solution enables users to manage a "daisy chain" of multiple servers through a single connection to the console switch, replacing many long cables with just a few short ones, simplifying rack management, helping lower cabling cost, and reducing setup, diagnostic, and maintenance times.
  • Page 10 The LCM8 supports up to 128 target systems and the LCM16 supports up to 256 target systems in a tiered configuration. If the master switch is a Global Console Manager, GCM16 (1754D1X), or GCM32 (1754D2X), then tiering can also be used with the additional benefit of supporting remote network-attached users. IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers...
  • Page 11: Physical Specifications

    Operating: 0° to 50°C (32° to 132°F)  Non-operating: -20° to 70°C (-4° to 158°F)  Relative humidity:  10% to 95%  Warranty The LCM8 and LCM16 have a three-year limited warranty. IBM 1754 LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers...
  • Page 12: Supported Systems

    IBM Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8) 1754A1X IBM Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16) 1754A2X The console switches are supported connected to the IBM System x servers listed in the following table. Table 5. Supported System x servers (Part 1) Part Product description...
  • Page 13: Supported Racks

    Local Console Manager LCM8 and LCM16 Installation and User's Guide  http://ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=psg1MIGR-5085151 IBM Redbooks® at-a-glance guide for the IBM 1U 17-inch and 19-inch Flat Panel Console Kits  http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0731.html?Open IBM Redbooks at-a-glance guide for the IBM GCM16 and GCM32 Global Console Managers ...
  • Page 14 Web sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this IBM product and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.IBM may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
  • Page 15 (® or ™), indicating US registered or common law trademarks owned by IBM at the time this information was published. Such trademarks may also be registered or common law trademarks in other countries. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the Web at http://www.ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml...

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