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LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers
Product Guide
The 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 Lenovo server 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. The following figure shows the LCM8 and LCM16.
Figure 1. The 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.
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    Lenovo server 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).

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    Part number information Ordering information is shown in Table 1. Note that when ordering with feature codes, use machine type- model 1754HC3 for the LCM8 and 1754HC4 for the LCM16. Table 1. Ordering part numbers and feature codes Description Part number...

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    With server densities continually increasing, cable bulk remains a major concern for network administrators. The LCM8 and LCM16 switches significantly reduce KVM cable volume in the rack by utilizing the innovative conversion option cables and single, industry-standard CAT-5 UTP cabling. This allows a higher server density while providing greater airflow and cooling capacity.

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    Via Ethernet or serial Via Ethernet or serial Firmware upgrades to the COs Via Web GUI or Via Web GUI or serial serial Input power 100-240V, 50/60 Hz 100-240V, 50/60 Hz 8.5W power, 15W 8.5W power, 15W Connections LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers...

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    Details about the features of the LCM8 and LCM16 are discussed in this section. Local users The LCM8 console switch enables one local user and the LCM16 console switch enables two local users to access any attached servers. Local displays are connected to the console switch using VGA analog connections and local keyboards and mice use USB connections.

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    Target systems The LCM16 has 16 target system ports (known as analog rack interface (ARI) ports) and the LCM8 has eight target system ports. These can be directly attached to systems with the appropriate USB or PS/2 conversion option connector on the end. These connections use standard CAT-5 cables. You can increase the number of connected target systems by two methods: chaining or a tiered arrangement of switches.

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    This interface is used to configure and manage the appliance. Virtual media The LCM8 and LCM16 support virtual media when the target systems are connected using the Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2), part number 46M5383. You can use virtual media support to connect USB 2.0 media devices to the console switch using one of the four USB ports and make those...

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    The console switch includes the terminator needed at the end of the daisy chain. Figure 5. Chaining using USB Conversion Options Note: Neither the Virtual Media Conversion Option (VCO) nor the Virtual Media Conversion Option 2 (VCO2) support chaining. Tiered consoles LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers...

  • Page 9: Physical Specifications

    The local user at the primary console (Local user A in the figure) can preempt other local users if necessary. The LCM8 supports up to 128 target systems and the LCM16 supports up to 256 target systems in a tiered configuration.

  • Page 10: Operating Environment

    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. Server support The console switches are supported connected to the servers listed in the following tables. Support for ThinkSystem servers Table 4.

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    Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16) Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors Table 7. Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors Part number Description 1754A1X Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8) 1754A2X Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16) LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers...

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    Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16) See the ServerProven Web site for the latest compatibility information: http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/ Rack support The LCM8 and LCM16 Console Managers can be mounted in one of the following rack cabinets: 42U S2 Rack 42U Enterprise Rack 25U S2 Rack...

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    Related product families Product families related to this document are the following: KVM Switches & Consoles LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers...

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