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. In addition, multiple
target systems can be daisy-chained together using CAT-5 cables, and then all connected to the console
switch using one cable, thereby eliminating a lot of cable clutter.
The 1754 LCM Digital Activation Key, part number 81Y2393, is a upgrade that turns the LCM KVM analog
switch into a digital device enabling remote access to servers it is connected to. This device enables one
remote user. The Digital Activation Key is a small USB device that is inserted into one of the USB ports at
the rear of the unit. The following figure shows the Digital Activation Key. An LED on the end of the key
shows its status.
Figure 2. 1754 LCM Digital Activation Key
LCM8 and LCM16 Local Console Managers