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GCM16 and GCM32 Global Console Managers
Product Guide
The Global 2X2X16 Console Manager (GCM16) and Global 4X2X32 Console Manager (GCM32) are the
next generation digital keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) console managers that provide KVM-over-IP and
serial console management technology in a single appliance. Either console lets you access and manage
all servers remotely, even to the system BIOS, using your existing IP infrastructure.
The GCM16 has 16 target ports and supports up to 2 local users and 2 remote users, and the GCM32 has
32 target ports and supports up to 2 local users and 4 remote users. Figure 1 shows these two models.
Figure 1. The Global Console Managers: GCM16 (top) and GCM32 (bottom)
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The GCM16 and GCM32 Global Console Managers provide enhanced remote management, access, and
security capabilities 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 as well as
network devices and other hardware with serial configuration or management consoles, or both.
The serial capabilities of these appliances enable connecting and managing nearly any device with a serial
port directly from the console manager, including switches, routers, and PDUs. SSH and Telnet
connections are supported.
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    BIOS, using your existing IP infrastructure. The GCM16 has 16 target ports and supports up to 2 local users and 2 remote users, and the GCM32 has 32 target ports and supports up to 2 local users and 4 remote users. Figure 1 shows these two models.

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    With server densities continually increasing, cable bulk remains a major concern for network administrators. The GCM16 and GCM32 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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    Feature comparison The GCM16 and GCM32 replace the GCM2 Global Console Manager. Table 2 compares the console switches. Table 2. Comparison of features Feature GCM16 GCM32 Model 1754D1X 1754D2X Number of local concurrent users Number of remote concurrent users Local user connections - KVM...

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    Number of local concurrent users: The GCM16 and GCM32 console switches enable one or two local user to access any attached servers. If the target device is currently in use, the user attempting to gain access will be given an opportunity to force a connection to the device if their preemption level is equal to or higher than the current user’s level.

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    Target systems: The GCM16 has 16 target system ports (known as analog rack interface or ARI ports) and the GCM32 has 32 target system ports. These can be directly attached to systems with the appropriate USB or PS/2 conversion option connector on the end.

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    The connection option is powered directly from the server, providing Keep Alive functionality even if the server is not powered on. Supported video resolutions are listed in the following table. GCM16 and GCM32 Global Console Managers...

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    You can use the local management interface by connecting directly to the local port to manage the GCM16 and GCM32 switches. You can also use the remote browser interface to manage your switch. The browser interface is launched directly from the switch, and any devices connected to the GCM16 and GCM32 switches are automatically detected.

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    You can launch an SSH session or a serial client from the on-board Web interface to connect the targets that are connected to the GCM16 and GCM32 switches with an SCO cable. The SCO includes a separate USB-to-barrel power cord adapter - see Figure 2. Connect the USB end of the adapter to an available USB port on the target system to supply power to the SCO.

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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: The Virtual Media Conversion Options (VCO and VCO2) do not support chaining. Tiered consoles GCM16 and GCM32 Global Console Managers...

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    16 switches tiered underneath it that all have servers chained on their ports. The GCM16 and GCM32 support two levels of tiering. The use of virtual media and smart card authentication are both supported only when primary and secondary switches are GCM16 or GCM32 console switches.

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    OS or the network connection to those devices. This software effortlessly extends the GCM16 and GCM32 KVM and serial management capabilities to include support for blades, embedded service processors, virtual servers, and other 3rd party devices in heterogeneous data center or remote office environments, making them more manageable, accessible, extensible, and secure.

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    Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors Table 5. Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors Part number Description 1754D1X Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16) 1754D2X Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32) GCM16 and GCM32 Global Console Managers...

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    Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32) Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors Table 7. Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors Part number Description 1754D1X Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16) 1754D2X Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32) GCM16 and GCM32 Global Console Managers...

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    Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32) See the ServerProven Web site for the latest compatibility information: http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/ Rack support The GCM16 and GCM32 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 GCM16 and GCM32 Global Console Managers...

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