HP's IP Console Switch G2 with Virtual Media and Common Access Card (CAC) support is a key component in managing the
heterogeneous data center and along with the IP Viewer software allows remote access to multiple servers running various operating
systems. Virtual Media capability allows a removable drive or ISO image to be remotely mapped to an attached server in the data
center or a remote office for software installations and upgrades. An intuitive User Interface provides menus for configuration, virtual
media, display, and even security and upgrades from the local console. The term CAC stands for Common Access Card, also known as
"Smart Cards". The CAC allows government agency and other company employees to keep all of their network access information on a
card (about the size of a credit card) that is read by either an external USB reader or a port on the PC/server. These appliances adds
support for reading and transmitting USB CCID Generic Smart Card/CAC data from user station (local or remote) to end server.
In cascaded environments the HP IP Console Switch G2 with Virtual Media & CAC can allow an administrator to manage up to 1024
servers across two tiers from a single console. When tiered with additional HP Server Console Switches with Virtual Media application
installations and upgrades can be pushed through to any server on any of the two tiers from a single console.
The HP IP Console Switch G2 with Virtual Media & CAC is backwards compatible with all HP Cat5 based Server Console Switches and
interface adapters that do not support virtual media.
Standard rack mounting of the HP IP Console Switches will take up 1U (1.75") of front panel rack space. However, the switches can also
be mounted in a "zero U" profile by mounting in the side rails of the rack, or behind the HP 1U Rackmount Keyboard or the 1U TFT7600
Rackmount Keyboard Monitor.
1. Power supply status indicator LEDs
2. LAN 1
4. S1, S2, and S3 (reserved for future use)
5. Tiering chain port
6. RJ-45 serial setup port
HP IP KVM Console Switch G2 with Virtual Media & CAC
1x1Ex8 HP IP Console Switch G2 with Virtual Media & CAC
DA - 13474 Worldwide — Version 9 — March 31, 2014
Local console VGA
Local console USB ports
Target device ports (1-4)
10. Target device ports (5-8)
11. Power Connectors A & B