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Features and Benefits ... 1 Reduce cable bulk ... 1 Access the DSR1021/1022 switch via network connection... 2 Two modes of access to the DSR1021/1022 switch ... 2 Simple access to any target device ... 2 Safety Precautions ... 4 Rack Mount Safety Considerations...
Chapter 3: Local Port Operation... 21 Controlling Your System at the Local Port... 21 Viewing and Selecting Ports and Servers ... 21 Viewing the status of your DSR1021/1022 switching system ... 22 Selecting target devices ... 22 Soft switching... 23 Navigating the OSCAR Interface ...
Launching a KVM Session ... 56 Video Viewer Window Features ... 57 Changing the toolbar... 59 Setting the Window Size... 59 Adjusting the View ... 60 Adjusting color depth... 61 Additional Video Adjustment ... 62 Adjusting Mouse Options... 64 Using Keyboard Pass-through... 67 Using Macros...
The DSR1021/1022 switch has user peripheral ports for PS/2 keyboards and mice and an SPC port that may be used to connect to an SPC power control device. An SPC device is an 8- or 16-outlet device that you can use to control the power state of any attached target devices through the embedded web server or the DSView 3 software.
D-ROM (see the DSView Installer/User Guide for more information). Users access the DSR1021/1022 switch and all attached systems via Ethernet or using a V.34, V.90 or V.92 modem from a client computer, such as a PC. Clients can be located anywhere a valid network connection exists.
Modem Analog User (OSCAR Graphical User Interface) Figure 1.1: Example DSR1021/1022 Switch Configuration Figure 1.2: The DSR1021 Switch Chapter 1: Product Overview DSR1021/1022 switch Ethernet Telephone Network (Computer with Internet browser) DSR1021 Switch Number of target devices Digital paths Analog user...
To avoid potentially fatal shock hazard and possible damage to equipment, please observe the following precautions: • Do not use a 2-wire power cord in any Avocent product configuration. • Test AC outlets at the target device and monitor for proper polarity and grounding.
The installation instructions in this chapter pertain to the hardware installation and configurations of the DSR1021/1022 switch and the built-in web server. If you plan to use the DSView 3 software for access, please refer to the DSView 3 Quick Install Guide that is included with the DSView 3...
(DHCP) and static IP addressing. Avocent recommends that IP addresses be reserved for each switch and that they remain static while the DSR1021/1022 switches are connected to the network. For additional information on setting up the DSR1021/1022 switch using the DSView 3 software, and for information on how the DSR1021/1022 switch uses TCP/IP, see the DSView Installer/User Guide or DSView 3 Online Help.
Ethernet Power Cord SETUP Port SPC Port Connection Analog User Connections Power Control Device Figure 2.1: Basic DSR1021 Switch Configuration Telephone Network Internet Connection Ethernet and/or Modem Ports Server Server Server Server Chapter 2: Installation Digital User DSR1021 Switch CAT 5...
Power off the target devices that will be part of your DSR1021/1022 switching system. Locate the power cord that came with the DSR1021/1022 switch. Plug one end into the power socket on the back panel of the DSR1021/1022 switch. Plug the other end into a grounded AC wall outlet.
(Optional) Plug one end of the cable supplied with the SPC power control device into the SPC port on the DSR1021/1022 switch and plug the other end into an SPC device. Plug the power cords from the target servers into the SPC device power outlets. Plug the SPC device into an appropriate AC wall outlet.
The lower amber LED, labeled 100M, indicates that you are communicating at the 100 Mbps rate when using an Ethernet connection. Additionally, the two LEDs above each port number on the front panel of the DSR1021/1022 switch indicate the target device status.
See the DSView Installer/User Guide that ships with your software, or refer to the DSView 3 Online Help. Adjusting Mouse Settings on Target Devices Before a computer connected to the DSR1021/1022 switch can be used for remote user control, you must set the target mouse speed and turn off acceleration. For machines running Microsoft ®...
Microsoft Windows NOTE: Avocent highly recommends that all Microsoft DSR1021/1022 switches, CCM console management appliances and SwitchView IP remote access devices use the default Windows PS/2 mouse driver. To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for NT 4.0 (using default drivers): From the Desktop, select Start - Settings - Control Panel to open the Control Panel window.
Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management software you are using: • If you are using DSView software version 2.x or earlier, click Mouse Align. • If you are using DSView software version 3.0 or later, click Align Local Cursor.
Uncheck the Enable accelerated scrolling ... checkbox. Click OK to close the Mouse Properties dialog box and to save your settings. 10. Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management software you are using: •...
(Optional) Select the desired Mouse buttons option and set the Threshold slider to the desired position. Click OK to close the Control Center dialog box and to save your settings. Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management software you are using. •...
(Optional) Select the desired Mouse buttons option and set the Threshold slider to the desired position. 10. Click OK to close the Mouse dialog box and to save your settings. 11. Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management software you are using. •...
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for Sun Solaris v9 drivers: NOTE: To use a Sun Solaris driver with the DSView software and DSR1021/1022 switch, you must have the following versions of DSView software on your host system and DSR1021/1022 switch firmware: •...
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for Sun Solaris v10 drivers: NOTE:To use a Sun Solaris driver with the DSView software and DSR1021/1022 switch, you must have the following versions of DSView software on your host system and DSR1021/1022 switch firmware: •...
Avocent web site which may be used to properly align the mouse. In a web browser, enter On the Avocent web site home page, click the Support link to go to the Technical Support web page. On the Technical Support web page, click the Knowledge Base link to go to a page containing Avocent hardware and software products.
(Optional) Set the Double-Click Speed slider to the desired position. Test the double-click speed by double-clicking a word in the text field below the slider. Close the Mouse dialog box to save your settings. Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management software you are using. •...
Controlling Your System at the Local Port The DSR1021/1022 switch includes a local port on the back panel. You can use this port to connect a keyboard, monitor and mouse to the switch for direct access. The DSR1021/1022 switch uses the ®...
DSRIQ module. Selecting target devices Use the Main dialog box to select target devices. When you select a target device, the DSR1021/1022 switch reconfigures the keyboard and mouse to the settings for the selected target device.
The status flag on your desktop displays Free. Soft switching Soft switching is the ability to switch target devices using a hotkey sequence. You can soft switch to a target device by pressing of its name or number. If you have set a Screen Delay Time and you press the key sequences before that time has elapsed, the OSCAR interface will not display.
Closes current dialog box and returns to previous one. Selects the OK button, then returns to the previous dialog box. Completes a switch operation in the Main dialog box and exits the OSCAR interface. In a text box, single-clicking an entry and pressing Enter selects the text for editing and enables the Left and Right Arrow keys to move the cursor.
Backspace Configuring OSCAR Interface Menus You can configure your DSR1021/1022 switching system from the Setup dialog box within the OSCAR interface. Select the Names button when initially setting up your DSR1021/1022 switching system to identify target devices by unique names. Select the other setup features to manage routine tasks for your target devices from the OSCAR interface menu.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide To access the OSCAR interface Setup dialog box: Press Print Screen 3.1 on page 21 for an illustration of the Main dialog box populated with sample data. Click Setup to open the Setup dialog box as shown in Figure 3.2.
Figure 3.3: Names Dialog Box NOTE: If new DSRIQ modules are discovered by the DSR1021/1022 switch, the on-screen list will be automatically updated. The mouse cursor will change into an hourglass during the update. No mouse or keyboard input will be accepted until the list update is complete.
Alt+N Assigning device types While the DSR1021/1022 switch automatically discovers attached cascade switches, you need to specify the number of ports on the cascade switch through the Devices dialog box. The Devices dialog box lists Sw-4, Sw-6, Sw-8, Sw-16 or Sw-24 in the Type category for the cascade switch.
When the DSR1021/1022 switch discovers a cascade switch, the numbering format changes from a DSR port only to [DSR port]-[switch port] to accommodate each target device under that switch. For example, if a switch is connected to DSR port 6, each target device connected to it would be numbered sequentially.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide To access the OSCAR interface Menu dialog box: Press Print Screen Figure 3.1 on page 21 for an illustration of the Main dialog box populated with sample data. Click Setup - Menu in the Main dialog box to open the Menu dialog box as shown in Figure 3.7.
OSCAR interface with no delay. Click OK to save setting. Setting a Screen Delay Time allows you to complete a soft switch without the OSCAR interface displaying. To perform a soft switch, see the Soft switching section on page 23.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Figure 3.8: Flag Dialog Box To determine how the status flag is displayed: In the Flag Type section of the Flag dialog box, select Name or EID to determine what information to display. Select Displayed to show the flag all the time.
Left-click on the title bar and drag to the desired location. Right-click to return to the Flag dialog box. NOTE: Changes made to the flag position are not saved until you click OK in the Flag dialog box. Click OK to save settings. -or- Click X to exit without saving changes.
From the Commands dialog box, clear the Broadcast Enable checkbox. Using Scan mode In Scan mode, the DSR1021/1022 switch automatically scans from port to port (target device to target device). You can scan up to eight target devices, specifying which ones to scan and the number of seconds that each will display.
To add target devices to the Scan list: If the OSCAR interface is not open, press appear. See Figure 3.1 on page 21 for an illustration of the Main dialog box populated with sample data. Click Setup - Scan to open the Scan dialog box. Figure 3.11 shows the Scan dialog box populated with sample data.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Press Alt+Down Arrow Press Alt+Up Arrow Press Alt+Home Press Alt+End In the Time column, type the number of seconds (from 3-255) of desired time before the scan moves to the next target device in the sequence.
Select Scan Enable in the Commands dialog box. Click X to close the Commands dialog box. NOTE: Scanning will begin as soon as the Scan Enable button is selected. To cancel Scan mode: If the OSCAR interface is open, select a target device. -or- If the OSCAR interface is not open, move the mouse or press any key on the keyboard.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Figure 3.13: Screen Saver Dialog Box To set the Screen Saver options: NOTE: The Screen Saver password is set within the DSView 3 software. For more information, see the DSView Installer/User Guide. Type the number of minutes for Inactivity Time (1-99) to delay activation of the password protection and screen saver features.
Setting the keyboard country code NOTE: Using a keyboard code that supports a language different from that of your DSR1021/1022 switch firmware will cause incorrect keyboard mapping. Sun servers can use keyboard mappings for non-US keyboards. By default, the DSR1021/1022 switch sends the US keyboard country code to Sun and USB modules attached to target devices, and the code is applied to the target devices when they are powered on or rebooted.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Figure 3.14: Keyboard Dialog Box Select a country code and click OK. Reboot the Sun servers. After rebooting, each Sun server will request the country code setting stored in the DSRIQ module. NOTE: If you wish to reboot the target devices by power-cycling them, you must wait 90 seconds before...
Managing Server Tasks Using the OSCAR Interface From the OSCAR interface Commands dialog box, you can manage your DSR1021/1022 switching system and user connections, enable the Scan and Broadcast modes and update your firmware. Table 3.5 lists commands you can use to manage routine tasks for your target devices..
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Viewing and disconnecting user connections You can view and disconnect users through the User Status dialog box. The username (U) is always displayed; however, you can display either the target device name or EID number to which a user is connected.
Reset command. The Reset command sends a hot-plug sequence to the target device which causes the mouse and keyboard settings to be sent to the DSR1021/1022 switch. With communication re-established between the target device and the DSR1021/1022 switch, functionality is restored to the user.
Displaying version information The OSCAR interface enables you to display the version number of the switch firmware and any auxiliary devices connected to the switch. This information facilitates system troubleshooting and support. For optimum performance, keep your firmware current.
Figure 3.19: DSRIQ Selection Dialog Box Select a DSRIQ module to view and click the Version button. The DSRIQ Version dialog box appears. For more information on loading firmware, see Appendix A on page 77. Figure 3.20: DSRIQ Version Dialog Box Click X to close the DSRIQ Version dialog box.
Web Server Operations Overview of the DSR1021/1022 Web Server In addition to the OSCAR on-screen interface, the DSR1021/1022 switch provides a built in web server to handle all basic KVM switching needs. For enhanced functionality and control of multiple devices, users can upgrade to the DSView 3 software package. The DSR web server provides secure “point-and-click”...
Using the side navigation bar You can use the side navigation bar to display windows in which you can specify settings or perform operations. Figure 4.2 shows the side navigation bar of the DSR1021Explorer window. Figure 4.2: Side Navigation Bar Clicking on a link that does not contain an arrow will display its corresponding window.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide To bookmark a window: In the top option bar, click BOOKMARK or the bookmark icon. The Add Favorite dialog box will appear. If you wish, type a name for the window. You may also click the Create in button to create or specify a folder in which to place the window.
NOTE: Check www.avocent.com NOTE: DSRIQ modules are automatically updated when the DSR1021/1022 switch is updated. To update your DSR1021/1022 switch firmware, see Appendix A on page 77 or the DSView 3 Online Help. DSRIQ modules may also be force upgraded should the need arise.
By selecting Local Accounts on the side menu bar, Administrators may add and delete users, define user preemption and access levels and change passwords. User access levels Accounts have two access levels: user and Administrator. Most switch management tasks can only be performed by persons with Administrator level access. Preemption levels The preemption level of users determine whether they may disconnect another user’s serial or...
Managing Device Properties Viewing and changing appliance configuration information The DSR1021/1022 switch reports most device properties directly through the DSR web browser. NOTE: Users can view all applicance information, but only Administrators can change settings. Table 4.2: Viewing Appliance Information To do this: Display the unit’s name or type...
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Power Controlling Target Devices NOTE: You must have Administrator privileges to change SPC power control device settings. If a target device is connected to an SPC power control device outlet, you may power up, power down or cycle (power target device down and then up) the target device using the DSR web server.
The Video Viewer is used to conduct a KVM session with the target devices attached to the DSR switch. When you connect to a device using the Video Viewer, the target device desktop appears in a separate window containing both the local and the target device cursor. The Video Viewer window supports either a 3- or 5-button mouse.
Best Color), changing the color settings can increase video performance. For optimal video performance over a slower network connection, Avocent recommends a color setting such as Grayscale/Best Compression or Low Color/High Compression. See the Adjusting color depth section on page 61 for more information.
Chapter 5: The Video Viewer Video Viewer Window Features Figure 5.1 shows the Video Viewer window areas, and descriptions follow in Table 5.1 on page 58. Figure 5.1: Video Viewer Window (Normal Window Mode)
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Table 5.1: Video Viewer Window Descriptions Letter a The Close button may not be present for all operating systems. Description Title Bar: Displays the name of the server being viewed. When in Full Screen mode, the title bar disappears and the server name appears between the menu and toolbar.
Changing the toolbar You can choose the amount of elapsed time before the toolbar hides in the Video Viewer window when it is in show/hide state (that is, not locked in place by the thumbtack). To specify a toolbar hide time: Select Tools - Session Options from the Video Viewer window menu -or- Click the Session Options button.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Adjusting the View Using menus or Task buttons in the Video Viewer window, you can do the following: • Align the mouse cursors. • Refresh the screen. • Enable or disable Full Screen mode. When Full Screen mode is enabled, the image adjusts to fit the desktop up to a size of 1024 x 768.
832 x 624 Adjusting color depth The DSR switch Dambrackas Video Compression number of viewable colors in a remote session window. You can choose to display more colors for the best fidelity or fewer colors to reduce the volume of data transferred on the network.
Table 5.2: Manual VIdeo Adjust Dialog Box Descriptions Letter Description Image Capture Width Pixel Sampling/Fine Adjust Image Capture Horizontal Position Image Capture Vertical Position Contrast Brightness Block Noise Threshold Click the icon corresponding to the feature you wish to adjust. Move the Contrast slider bar and then fine-tune the setting by clicking the Min (-) or Max (+) buttons to adjust the parameter for each icon pressed.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide You can modify Noise Threshold and Priority Threshold values if you are using standard video compression. You can also modify Block Noise Threshold and Pixel Noise Threshold values. You can restore default threshold values by clicking Auto Adjust Video.
NOTE: If the device does not support the ability to disconnect and reconnect the mouse (almost all newer PCs do), then the mouse will become disabled and the device will have to be rebooted. Cursor Type The Video Viewer window offers five appearance choices for the local mouse cursor. You can also choose no cursor or the default cursor.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide The local cursor does not appear and all movements are relative to the target device. To select a key for exiting single cursor mode: Select Tools - Session Options from the Video Viewer window menu. -or- Click the Session Options button.
Because the DSR web server cannot get constant feedback from the mouse, there are times when the mouse on the DSR switch may lose sync with the mouse on the host system. If your mouse or keyboard no longer responds properly, you can align the mouse to re-establish proper tracking.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide NOTE: The Japanese keyboard ALT-Han/Zen keystroke combination is always sent to a remote server regardless of the screen mode or keyboard pass-through setting. To specify keyboard pass-through: Select Tools - Session Options from the Video Viewer window menu.
Chapter 5: The Video Viewer -or- Click the Capture to Clipboard button. The image data is saved to the clipboard. Closing a Video Viewer Window Session To close a Video Viewer window session: Select File - Exit from the Video Viewer window.
PC running terminal emulation software. NOTE: Avocent does not recommend this method for setting options for the DSR1021/1022 switch. The preferred method is to make all configuration settings except those for the web server in the DSView 3 software.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Figure 6.1: Console Main Menu The Console Main menu displays as shown in Figure 6.1. Type and press Enter Configuration menu shown in Figure 6.2 on page 73. for the Network Configuration option to display the Network...
DHCP is selected, the IP Address, Netmask and Default Gateway settings are automatically assigned to the DSR1021/1022 switch and cannot be modified by a DS user. If you are using the DHCP option, please configure your DHCP server to provide an IP address to the DSR1021/1022 switch and then skip step 6.
Reset Appliance and Exit Security Configuration The DSR1021/1022 switch contains an internal database that can be used by the DSR Remote Operations software, the local port, or the CONSOLE port if the DSView 3 software is unavailable. The Security Configuration menu contains the following options: •...
This menu option enables you to clear the certificate sent by the DSView 3 software to the DSR1021/1022 switch. When a DSR1021/1022 switch is added to a server running DSView 3 software, a certificate automatically downloads from that server to the DSR1021/1022 switch. That certificate is replicated across all servers running DSView 3 software operating in a predefined system.
If that server is part of a system that replicates certificates, it passes the certificate to the other servers in that certificate replication system. Thereafter, all servers in that system will be allowed to access the DSR1021/1022 switch. All servers that are not part of that system will be locked out.
Set the terminal to 9600 bps, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity and no flow control. If the DSR1021/1022 switch is not on, turn it on now. After approximately one minute, press any key to access the Console Main menu.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide 10. The DSR1021/1022 switch begins the FLASH upgrade process. On-screen indicators display the upgrade progress. When the upload is complete, the DSR1021/1022 switch resets and upgrades the internal subsystems. 11. Once the upgrade is complete, a verification message appears on-screen.
Appendix B: Using DSView Software Over a Modem Connection An external modem can be attached to the DSR1021/1022 switch. You can use this modem to access the switch when an Ethernet connection is not available. A modem/PPP dial-up connection must be established before the remote operation is enabled. Be sure to set the dial-up connection options to 115,200 bps, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity and enabled hardware flow control.
All serial data coming from the target device is displayed in a VT100 window, placed into a video buffer and sent to the DSR1021/1022 switch as though it came from a VGA target. Likewise, keystrokes entered on a keyboard are sent to the attached device as though they were typed upon a VT100 terminal.
• Enter Sends: Use this option to specify the keys that are transmitted when Available options are <CR> (Enter), which moves the cursor to the left side of the screen, or <CR><LF> (Enter-Linefeed), which moves the cursor to the left side of the screen and down one line.
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide To configure a DSRIQ-SRL module: Press to open the Configuration Screen. Ctrl-F8 Select a parameter to change. You can navigate the Configuration Screen using the Down Arrow Modify the selected value using the Repeat steps 2 and 3 to modify additional values.
To use History mode: Press to enter into History mode. Ctrl-F9 Press one of the following key combinations to perform the indicated action: • : Move to the top of the buffer. Home • : Move to the bottom of the buffer. •...
The 8-conductor (4-pair) RJ-45 terminated UTP cable: EIA/TIA 568A and B has two supported wiring standards. These standards apply to installations using CAT 5, 5E and 6 cable specifications. The DSR1021/1022 switching system supports either of these wiring standards. Table D.1 details these wiring standards.
Table D.1: UTP Wiring Standards (Continued) EIA/TIA 568A white/brown brown Cabling installation, maintenance and safety tips Prior to installing or maintaining your cables, review the following list of important safety considerations: • Keep all CAT 5 runs to a maximum of 10 meters each. •...
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Appendix E: Technical Specifications Table E.1 lists the technical specifications for the DSR1021/1022 switch. Table E.1: DSR1021/1022 Switch Product Specifications Number Types Connectors Sync Types Plug and Play Video Resolution Supported Cabling Number Type Connector Number...
Table E.1: DSR1021/1022 Switch Product Specifications (Continued) Type Serial RS-232 Connectors DB9 Male Number Type RJ-45 Height x Width x Depth 1.72 x 17.00 x 8.08 in; 1U form factor (4.37 x 43.18 x 20.51 cm) Weight 5.3 lbs (2.40 kg) without cables...
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Appendix F: Sun Advanced Key Emulation Certain keys on a standard Type 5 (US) Sun keyboard can be emulated by key press sequences on a PS/2 keyboard. To enable Sun Advanced Key Emulation mode and use these keys, press and hold...
DSRIQ-USB modules. These keys function normally if your Sun servers are attached to the DSR1021/1022 switch using a DSRIQ-VSN or DSRIQ-WSN module. Table F.2 lists the keyboard mappings that take place when a DSRIQ-USB module is used in this setting.
Appendix G: Technical Support Our Technical Support staff is ready to assist you with any installation or operating issues you encounter with your Avocent product. If an issue should develop, follow the steps below for the fastest possible service: Check the pertinent section of the manual to see if the issue can be resolved by following the procedures outlined.
2 target devices 1 via a network connection 2 via modem 1, 2, 9 via network connection 9 add a user to the DSR switch database 74 assign a device type 29 Basic DSR Configuration 7 Benefits 1 Broadcast...
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Device Modify Dialog Box 29 Device Types Assigning 28 Devices dialog box 28 OSCAR interface 25 Setup Features 25 disconnect dialog box 42, 43 DSRIQ modules 22 flag 31 target device 23 user 42 user connections 42...
40 OSCAR interface 25 Korean Sun USB Keyboards 89 KVM 5 cable volume 1 illustrated 7 switch 1 KVM session. See Video Viewer Local country power cord 8 Local Port Operation 21 Macros (Video Viewer) about 68 sending 68...
22 Technical Support 90 Terminal Applications menu 11, 80, 81, 82 Terminal Operations 55, 71 The DSR1021 Switch 3, 4 upgrade the DSR switch firmware 77 User Connections Viewing and Disconnecting 42 User Status 41 User Status Dialog Box 42...
DSR1021/1022 Switch Installer/User Guide Verifying the Connections 10 Version Dialog Box 44 Video Viewer about 55 adjusting color depth 61 adjusting mouse options 64 adjusting the view 60, 62 aligning the mouse 67 capturing a window 68 changing the window resolution 59...