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.
Connecting the interface adapters
Connect a UTP CAT5 cable or higher to the server connection port
page 11) on the console switch.
Connect the other end of the cable to the RJ-45 connector on the interface adapter.
Connect the interface adapter to the appropriate connectors on the server.
Repeat the preceding steps to connect additional servers to this system, if needed.
The following figure shows one possible configuration for the HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 system
with an interface adapter.
USB interface adapter
PS/2 interface adapter
To add server names, see Assigning names to servers (on page 36).
UTP CAT5 or higher cables are used throughout the examples in this guide.
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