HP AF600A - Server Console Switch User Manual

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HP KVM Server Console Switch G2
Part Number 531671-001
March 2009 (First Edition)

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 User Guide Part Number 531671-001 March 2009 (First Edition)

  • Page 2: Intended Audience

    © Copyright 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Installing the HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 ................6 Overview ..............................6 Installation checklist ........................... 6 Console switch kit contents ....................... 6 Required items not included ......................6 Required tools ..........................6 Rack-mounting the console switch ........................ 7 Performing a standard-mount installation ....................

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Accessing the Broadcast dialog box ....................25 Activating the Broadcast dialog box ....................25 Broadcasting keystrokes ......................... 25 Broadcasting selected servers......................25 Broadcasting mouse movements ...................... 26 Setting up a scan pattern.......................... 26 Accessing the Scan dialog box ....................... 27 Adding servers to the scan list ......................

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Before you contact HP..........................47 HP contact information ..........................47 Regulatory compliance notices ..................... 48 Regulatory compliance identification numbers ..................... 48 Federal Communications Commission notice....................48 FCC rating label..........................48 Class A equipment......................... 48 Class B equipment ......................... 48 Declaration of conformity for products marked with the FCC logo, United States only........49 Modifications............................

  • Page 6: Installing The Hp Kvm Server Console Switch G2, Overview, Installation Checklist, Console Switch Kit Contents

    Installing the HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 Overview The HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 ships with rack-mounting brackets for easy integration into the rack. Stabilize the rack in a permanent location before installing the equipment. Avoid uneven loading or overloading of the rack cabinets.

  • Page 7: Rack-mounting The Console Switch, Performing A Standard-mount Installation

    Rack-mounting the console switch WARNING: For safe use, do not mount this product with the rear panel, which is the side of the console switch with I/O connectors and the AC power inlet, facing downward (facing the floor). Before installing the HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 into the rack, connect the console switch to a power source, using the power cords provided, and power on the unit.

  • Page 8: Performing A Cantilever-mount Installation

    Secure the console switch to the rails using two M-6 screws, one on each side. Performing a cantilever-mount installation Remove the four screws, two on each side, from the console switch. Attach the short 1U brackets to the console switch as indicated in step 2 ("Performing a standard- mount installation"...

  • Page 9: Performing A Side-mount Installation

    Secure the console switch to the rails using the appropriate number of M-6 screws. Performing a side-mount installation Remove the four screws, two on each side, from the console switch. Attach the side-mounting brackets to the console switch using the four screws you removed. Installing the HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 9...

  • Page 10

    Slide the side-mounting bracket tabs into the U locations on each side of the rack. Install four cage nuts into the side-mounting bracket U locations. Installing the HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 10...

  • Page 11: Console Switch Components

    Secure the console switch to the rails, using four M-6 screws, two on each side. NOTE: Some racks enable you to use four sheet metal screws in place of M-6 screws and cage nuts. Console switch components Item Description Power cord connector Power switch Serial management connector Console port A USB ports (keyboard/mouse only)

  • Page 12: Connecting The Local Console Switch

    Item Description Console port B video connector Console port B mouse connector Console port B keyboard connector Console port B USB ports (keyboard/mouse only) Activity indicator light *Additional ports are only available on the 0x2x16 console switch. Connecting the local console switch Connect the local keyboard, video, and mouse to the console switch.

  • Page 13: Installing A Ps/2 Or Usb Interface Adapter, Interface Adapter Overview, Connecting The Interface Adapters

    Installing a PS/2 or USB interface adapter Interface adapter overview An interface adapter (sold separately) is required for the console switch system to function properly. An interface adapter connects UTP CAT5 or higher cables to PS/2 or USB connections and establishes a KVM session to a server.

  • Page 14: Cascading Console Switches, Compatible Console Switch Models, Hp Ip Console Switch

    Cascading console switches Compatible console switch models This product supports only one level of cascading. Before you cascade console switches, review the following information. To ensure optimum equipment performance while cascading console switches, follow the proper powering-on sequence—power on the console switches, monitor, and then servers. CAUTION: Do not use interface adapters to cascade one HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 system with another HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 system.

  • Page 15: Cascading An Hp Kvm Server Console Switch G2 With Another Hp Kvm Server Console Switch G2

    Example of an HP IP Console Switch cascade configuration Item Description Server PS/2 interface adapter or USB interface adapter* UTP CAT5 cable or higher UTP CAT5 cable or higher KVM cable Main HP IP Console Switch Local port Cascaded HP KVM Server Console Switch *Not shown Cascading an HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 with another HP KVM Server Console Switch G2...

  • Page 16

    The following figure shows a HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 cascaded to another HP KVM Server Console Switch G2. The top console switch is the main console switch. The bottom console switch is the cascaded console switch. CAUTION: Do not use interface adapters to cascade one HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 system with another HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 system.

  • Page 17: Local Port Operation, Overview, Accessing The Main Dialog Box

    Local port operation Overview The HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 system has at least one local port (based on the specific model) on the rear panel ("Console switch components" on page 11) that enables the user to connect a keyboard, monitor, and mouse to the HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 for direct access.

  • Page 18: Viewing Servers, Viewing The Port Column

    Button Description Disconnect Enables you to disconnect the local KVM session. Setup Enables you to access the Setup dialog box and configure the OSD. Commands Enables you to access the Commands dialog box. Viewing servers You can view servers by name, port, or by the unique EID embedded in each interface adapter. Viewing the Port column When you launch the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog...

  • Page 19: Viewing The Server Status Column, Selecting Servers, Soft Switching, Soft Switching To A Server

    Viewing the Server Status column The status of each server in the HP KVM Server Console Switch system is indicated by the icons in the right column of the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17). Item Description The interface adapter is connected directly, cascaded through an HP KVM Server Console...

  • Page 20: Configuring Switches For Soft Switching, Soft Switching To A Previous Server, Disconnecting From A Server

    Configuring switches for soft switching From the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17), click Setup>Menu. The Menu dialog box appears. For Screen Delay Time, enter the number of seconds of delay desired before the Main dialog box displays after the Print Scrn key is pressed.

  • Page 21: Configuring The Setup Dialog Box, Accessing The Setup Dialog Box, Managing Routine Tasks For Servers

    Keystroke Description Right or Left arrows Moves the cursor between columns. When editing a text box, these keys move the cursor within the column. Page Up or Page Down Pages up and down through Name and Port lists. Ctrl + Ctrl, Shift + Shift Activates OSD.

  • Page 22: Changing The Display Behavior, Accessing The Menu Dialog Box, Selecting The Display Order Of Servers

    Button Function Broadcast Controls multiple servers simultaneously through keyboard and mouse actions. Scan Sets up custom scan patters for up to 16 servers. Security Sets password to restrict server access. A valid password must be alphanumeric and contain a minimum of five characters and a maximum of 15 characters. Permitted characters are case sensitive and can consist of A–Z, 0–9, spaces and hyphens.

  • Page 23: Selecting And Setting The Osd Hot Key Command, Setting A Screen Delay Time

    -or- Select EID to display servers numerically by interface adapter ID number. -or- Select Port to display servers numerically by port number. Click OK to save settings. -or- Click X to exit, or press the Esc key to exit without saving settings. Selecting and setting the OSD hot key command Select the desired hot key sequence.

  • Page 24: Accessing The Flag Dialog Box, Displaying The Status Flag

    Flag Description Control used to set flag position Accessing the Flag dialog box From the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17), click Setup>Flag. The Flag dialog box appears. Displaying the status flag From the Flag dialog box ("Accessing the Flag dialog box"...

  • Page 25: Broadcasting To Servers, Accessing The Broadcast Dialog Box, Activating The Broadcast Dialog Box, Broadcasting Keystrokes

    Broadcasting to servers Analog users can simultaneously control more than one server in a system to be sure that all selected servers receive identical input. For each server receiving the broadcast, you can choose to broadcast keystrokes and mouse movements independently. NOTE: During broadcast, any users connected to a broadcast server will be disconnected and unable to access any servers.

  • Page 26: Broadcasting Mouse Movements, Setting Up A Scan Pattern

    From the Broadcast dialog box ("Accessing the Broadcast dialog box" on page 25), select the keyboard and mouse checkboxes for the servers that are to receive the broadcast commands. Press the Up or Down Arrow keys to move the cursor to the target server. Then press the Alt + K keys to select the keyboard checkbox and/or the Alt + M keys to select the mouse checkbox.

  • Page 27: Accessing The Scan Dialog Box, Adding Servers To The Scan List

    Accessing the Scan dialog box From the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17), click Setup>Scan. The Scan dialog box appears. Adding servers to the scan list From the Scan dialog box ("Activating Scan mode" on page 28), select the checkbox beside each server to be added to the scan list.

  • Page 28: Activating Scan Mode, Deactivating Scan Mode, Setting Local Console Switch Security

    Click Clear to remove all servers from the scan list. Click OK to save settings. Activating Scan mode From the Commands dialog box ("Accessing the Commands dialog box" on page 38), select Scan Enable. Click X to close the Commands dialog box. NOTE: The scanning begins as soon as you click Scan.

  • Page 29: Accessing The Security Dialog Box, Changing The Password, Setting Password Protection

    Accessing the Security dialog box From the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17), click Setup>Security. The Security dialog box appears. Changing the password From the Security dialog box ("Accessing the Security dialog box" on page 29), click the New field or double-click the New field.

  • Page 30: Removing The Password Protection, Resetting A Console Switch Password

    Enter the password, and then click OK. Removing the password protection From the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17), click Setup>Security. Choose one of the following options: In the Security dialog box, click the New field and press the Enter key. Double-click the New field, leave the New field blank, and press the Enter key.

  • Page 31: Exiting Screen Saver Mode, Activating Screen Saver Mode Without Password Protection, Deactivating The Screen Saver

    Exiting screen saver mode To exit the Screen Saver mode, press any key or move the mouse. The Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17) is displayed. Activating Screen Saver mode without password protection If your HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 does not require a password to gain access to the Security dialog box ("Accessing the Security dialog box"...

  • Page 32: Accessing The Switch Dialog Box, Setting The Switch And Share Modes, Changing The Keyboard Language

    Accessing the Switch dialog box From the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17), click Setup>Switch. The Switch window appears. Setting the Switch and Share modes Access the Switch window ("Accessing the Switch dialog box" on page 32). Select either Preemptive or Cooperative as the Switch mode.

  • Page 33: Accessing The Keyboard Dialog Box, Selecting The Keyboard Language, Setting The Osd Interface Language

    Accessing the Keyboard dialog box From the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17), click Setup>Keyboard. The Keyboard dialog box appears. Selecting the keyboard language From the Keyboard dialog box ("Accessing the Keyboard dialog box" on page 33), select the keyboard country code.

  • Page 34: Assigning Device Types, Accessing The Devices Dialog Box

    Click Language. The Language window appears. Select the desired language. Choose one of the following options: Click OK to change the OSD interface language and return to the Setup window. Click X or press the Esc key to exit without changing the keyboard language. Assigning device types While the console switch automatically discovers cascaded Compaq Server Console Switches attached to your unit, you must specify the number of ports on the cascade Compaq Server Console Switch through...

  • Page 35: Modifying Device Types, Accessing The Names Dialog Box

    When the HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 discovers a cascaded HP KVM Server Console Switch G2, the port numbering changes automatically to accommodate each server. For example, if the HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 is connected to port 02, the switch port is listed as 02, and each server under it is numbered sequentially 02-01, 02-02, and so on.

  • Page 36: Assigning Server Names, Assigning Names To Servers

    Assigning server names Use the Names dialog box ("Accessing the Names dialog box" on page 35) to identify individual servers or serial devices by name rather than by port number. The Names list is always sorted by port order, and the names are stored in the Interface Adapter.

  • Page 37: Managing Console Switch Tasks Using The Osd

    NOTE: Changes made in the Name Modify dialog box are not saved until you click OK in the Names dialog box. Managing console switch tasks using the OSD You can manage the HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 system from the Commands dialog box ("Accessing the Commands dialog box"...

  • Page 38: Accessing The Commands Dialog Box, Running System Diagnostics

    Accessing the Commands dialog box From the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17), click Commands. The Commands dialog box appears. NOTE: The Log Out button is only active if a password is set. For more information on setting a password, see Setting password protection (on page 29).

  • Page 39: Activating Run Diagnostics

    Activating Run Diagnostics From the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17), click Commands>Run Diagnostics. A warning message appears indicating that all users will be disconnected. Choose one of the following options: Click OK to begin. All users are disconnected, and the Diagnostics dialog box appears. Click X or press the Esc key to exit the dialog box without running a diagnostic test.

  • Page 40: Device Reset, Displaying Version Information, Accessing The Version Dialog Box

    Device Reset If your local PS/2 keyboard and mouse lock up, you can re-establish operation of these peripherals by issuing a device reset. The device reset function resets the local PS/2 keyboard and mouse for the local console. From the Main dialog box, click Commands. The Commands dialog box appears. Click Device Reset.

  • Page 41: Upgrading The Firmware, Upgrading The Console Switch Firmware, Upgrading The Interface Adapter Firmware

    Upgrading the firmware Upgrading the console switch firmware Connect the serial cable to the serial port on the PC (must be running Microsoft® Windows®) and to the serial port ("Console switch components" on page 11) on the rear panel of the HP KVM Server Console Switch G2.

  • Page 42: Upgrading Interface Adapter Firmware Simultaneously, Loading Interface Adapter Firmware Individually

    Upgrading interface adapter firmware simultaneously From the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box" on page 17), click Commands>IA Status. The IA Status dialog box appears. Select PS/2, USB, or Serial, and then click Upgrade. The IA Upgrade dialog box appears. NOTE: You can configure automatic upgrades of all interface adapters connected to the console switch by checking the Auto Upgrade box in the IA Status window.

  • Page 43

    NOTE: This method of loading the interface adapter firmware will always overwrite the current version of firmware in the interface adapter. HP recommends upgrading your interface adapters simultaneously ("Upgrading interface adapter firmware simultaneously" on page 42), which only upgrades interface adapters needing a new version of firmware. From the Main dialog box ("Accessing the Main dialog box"...

  • Page 44: Decommissioning An Interface Adapter

    Select the individual interface adapter, and click Version. The IA Version dialog box appears. Click Load Firmware. Decommissioning an interface adapter IMPORTANT: Decommissioning an interface adapter restores the factory defaults, removing any assigned server names and resetting any other configurations, while leaving the EID unchanged.

  • Page 45: Troubleshooting, Connection Length Requirements, Troubleshooting Table

    Troubleshooting Connection length requirements The HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 offers optimum video performance when the distance between the server and console switch is 15 m (50 ft) or less (1280 x 1024 at 75 Hz). The system is capable of operation at distances up to 30 m (100 ft) at reduced video resolutions (800 x 640 at 60 Hz, worst case).

  • Page 46

    Problem Solution When connecting a serial interface adapter to a • Use the "printenv" command to show the TERM server running Linux Red Hat or SLES, the assigned under Linux. It can be matched appropriately numeric keypad keys on a PC keyboard do not with other termcap entries by editing the profile or map to VT100 emulation under the Linux shell.

  • Page 47: Technical Support, Before You Contact Hp, Hp Contact Information

    Technical support Before you contact HP Be sure to have the following information available before you call HP: • Technical support registration number (if applicable) • Product serial number • Product model name and number • Product identification number • Applicable error messages •...

  • Page 48: Regulatory Compliance Notices, Regulatory Compliance Identification Numbers, Federal Communications Commission Notice, Fcc Rating Label

    Regulatory compliance notices Regulatory compliance identification numbers For the purpose of regulatory compliance certifications and identification, this product has been assigned a unique regulatory model number. The regulatory model number can be found on the product nameplate label, along with all required approval markings and information. When requesting compliance information for this product, always refer to this regulatory model number.

  • Page 49: Declaration Of Conformity For Products Marked With The Fcc Logo, United States Only, Modifications, Cables

    To identify this product, refer to the part, series, or model number found on the product. Modifications The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard Company may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Cables Connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic RFI/EMI connector hoods in order to maintain compliance with FCC Rules and Regulations.

  • Page 50: Canadian Notice (avis Canadien), European Union Regulatory Notice

    EMC Directive 2004/108/EC Compliance with these directives implies conformity to applicable harmonized European standards (European Norms) which are listed on the EU Declaration of Conformity issued by Hewlett-Packard for this product or product family. This compliance is indicated by the following conformity marking placed on the product: This marking is valid for non-Telecom products and EU harmonized Telecom products (e.g.

  • Page 51: Japanese Notice, Korean Notice, Power Cord Statement For Japan

    Japanese notice Korean notice Class A equipment Class B equipment Power cord statement for Japan Regulatory compliance notices 51...

  • Page 52: Acronyms And Abbreviations

    Acronyms and abbreviations cyclic redundant checks electronic identification number interface adapter keyboard, video, and mouse on-screen display SLES SUSE Linux Enterprise Server universal serial bus unshielded twisted pair voltage direct-current video graphics array Acronyms and abbreviations 52...

  • Page 53: Index

    Index connection length 45 console switch, connecting 12 console switch, managing tasks using OSD 37 accessing the Broadcast dialog box 25 console switch, resetting a password 30 accessing the Commands dialog box 38 console switches, cascading 14, 15 accessing the Devices dialog box 34 contacting HP 47 accessing the Flag dialog box 24 controlling the status flag 23...

  • Page 54

    interface adapter, decommissioning 44 required items not included 6 interface adapter, installing 13 required tools 6 resetting devices 40 routine tasks, managing for servers 21 running system diagnostics 38 Japanese notice 51 Scan dialog box 26, 27, 28 keyboard language, changing 33 scan list, adding servers 27 kit contents 6 Scan mode, activating 28...

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