HP 372284-001 User Manual

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HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch
July 2004 (First Edition)
Part Number 372284-001

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide July 2004 (First Edition) Part Number 372284-001...

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    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

    Performing a Cantilever Installation ... 2-6 Cabling the Switch... 2-7 Chapter 3 Operation Hot Plugging... 3-1 Powering Off and Restarting ... 3-1 Port Numbering ... 3-1 Hotkey Operation ... 3-1 Port Switching... 3-2 Auto Scanning... 3-3 HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide Contents...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Power Cord Statement for Japan ... A-5 Korean Notice ... A-5 Class A Equipment... A-5 Class B Equipment ... A-6 BSMI Notice ... A-6 Appendix B Electrostatic Discharge Preventing Electrostatic Damage ... B-1 Grounding Methods ... B-2 HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

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    Contents Appendix C Specifications Index HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

  • Page 7: About This Guide, Intended Audience, Important Safety Information

    Refer all maintenance, upgrades, and servicing to qualified personnel. Weight in kg Weight in lb HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide This symbol indicates that the component exceeds the recommended weight for one individual to handle safely. WARNING: To prevent personal injury or damage to the equipment, observe local occupational health and safety requirements and guidelines for manual material handling.

  • Page 8: Rack Stability, Text Conventions

    Monospace typeface is used for command lines, code examples, screen displays, error messages, and user input. Sans serif typeface is used for uniform resource locators (URLs). viii HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

  • Page 9: Getting Help, Hp Technical Support, Hp Authorized Reseller

    For the name of your nearest HP authorized reseller: In the United States, call 1-800-345-1518. In Canada, call 1-800-263-5868. Elsewhere, refer to the HP website for locations and telephone numbers. Reader’s Comments To comment on this guide, send an email to ServerDocumentation@hp.com.

  • Page 10: Overview, Features

    Ability to control four computers and two additional USB devices with one console NOTE: Both USB peripheral ports on the switch rear panel will not function unless USB KVM cables are used. Cable sets with USB connectors are available for order from the HP website at http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/rack-options/list.html#console.

  • Page 11: Hardware Requirements

    (Rackmount model) are provided with the switch. The switch also supports computers that use USB connectors to transfer keyboard and mouse data. Cable sets with USB connectors are available for order from the HP website at http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/rack-options/list.html#console NOTE: The switch USB hub function only works with USB cable set connections.

  • Page 12: Front Panel

    Press a switch for less than 2 seconds to bring only the KVM focus to the computer attached to the corresponding port. Press switches 1 and 2 simultaneously for 2 seconds to start Auto Scan mode.

  • Page 13: Rear Panel

    Connector used for attaching the video cable for the console monitor. Connectors used for attaching the custom cable sets that link the switch to the computers. Each CPU port includes a microphone jack, speaker jack, and KVM data connector. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

  • Page 14: Desktop Model Hardware Installation

    Be sure that all devices are properly grounded. 1. Connect the console mouse and keyboard by doing one of the following: — Connect the USB mouse (1) and keyboard (2) to the USB ports on the switch front panel. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

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    IMPORTANT: If a USB mouse and USB keyboard are connected to the USB keyboard port on the switch front panel, do not use the PS/2-to-USB interface adapter to connect a second keyboard and mouse. Only use the rear panel USB ports to connect USB peripherals.

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    NOTE: The cables that ship with the Rackmount model do not include audio jacks. NOTE: The switch also supports computers that use USB connectors to transfer keyboard and mouse data. Cable sets with USB connectors are available for order from the HP website at http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/rack-options/list.html#console.

  • Page 17: Rackmount Model Hardware Installation

    Installation 5. Connect external power to the power jack on the switch rear panel using the AC adapter that came in your kit. Connect the AC power adapter plug to a grounded utility power source (Desktop models), or connect the appropriate jumper cord between the AC adapter and an uninterruptible power system (UPS) or a power distribution unit (PDU) (Rackmount model).

  • Page 18: Performing A Side-mount Installation

    1. Remove the eight screws, four on each side, from the switch. 2. Attach the 0U brackets to the switch, using the screws you removed. 3. Install two cage nuts into the side-mount bracket U locations, and secure the switch to the rails using two M-6 screws, one on each side.

  • Page 19: Performing A Cantilever Installation

    Performing a Cantilever Installation 1. Remove the eight screws, four on each side, from the switch. 2. Attach the 1U brackets to the switch, using six of the screws you removed, three on each side. 3. Do one of the following: —...

  • Page 20: Cabling The Switch

    — Install two cage nuts, one on each side of the rack. 4. Secure the switch to the rails, using the appropriate screws. Cabling the Switch Connect the switch cables as described in “Desktop Model Hardware Installation.” HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide Installation...

  • Page 21: Hot Plugging, Powering Off And Restarting, Port Numbering, Hotkey Operation

    Each CPU port on the switch is assigned a port number. The port numbers are marked on the switch rear panel. The Port ID of a computer is the same as the CPU port number to which it is connected. For example, a computer connected to CPU port 3 has a Port ID of 3.

  • Page 22: Port Switching

    Switches KVM focus and USB peripherals to port n Switches KVM focus and audio focus to port n Switches audio focus and USB peripherals to port n Switches KVM focus, audio focus, and USB peripherals to port n HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

  • Page 23: Auto Scanning, Hotkey Setting Mode, Invoking Hsm

    A n Enter To exit Auto Scan mode, press the ESC key or the spacebar. Hotkey Setting Mode Hotkey Setting Mode (HSM) is used to set up the switch configuration. All operations begin with invoking HSM. Invoking HSM 1. Press and hold the Num Lock key.

  • Page 24: Alternate Hsm Invocation Keys, Alternate Port Switching Keys, Keyboard Operating Platform

    An alternate set of HSM invocation keys is provided in case the default set conflicts with programs running on the computers. To switch to the alternate HSM invocation set: 1. Invoke HSM as described in the “Invoking HSM” section in this chapter.

  • Page 25: Listing Hotkey Settings, Usb Reset, Hotkey Beeper Control, Disabling Port Switching Keys, Restoring Default Settings

    1. Invoke HSM as described in the “Invoking HSM” section in this chapter. 2. Press the R key. 3. Press the Enter key. All hotkey settings return to the factory default settings. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide Operation Beeper On Beeper Off...

  • Page 26: Hsm Summary Table, Keyboard Emulation, Sun Keyboard

    Performs a USB reset Toggles the beeper on and off Enables or disables the port switching keys Resets the hotkey settings to their default status Sun Keyboard Stop Again Props Undo Front Copy Open HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide continued...

  • Page 27: Macintosh Keyboard

    Shift Ctrl Ctrl 4 Prt_Sc Scroll Lock Desktop Menu Enter Back Space Ctrl Win Ctrl 1 Ctrl 2 Ctrl 3 HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide continued Sun Keyboard Paste Find Help Mult V_DN V_UP Compose Macintosh Keyboard Shift...

  • Page 28: Before You Begin

    HP website as new firmware revisions become available at http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/rack-options/list.html#console Before You Begin 1. From a computer that is not part of the KVM installation, go to the HP website and download the firmware upgrade package to the computer. 2. Power off the switch.

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    Firmware Upgrade Utility 4. Slide the Firmware Upgrade Switch to the UPGRADE position. 5. Power on the switch by plugging in one of the KVM cables. The switch front panel LEDs flash to indicate that it is in Firmware Upgrade mode.

  • Page 30: Starting The Upgrade

    1. Run the downloaded Firmware Upgrade Package file by double-clicking the file icon, or by opening a command line and entering the full path to the file. The Firmware Upgrade Utility Welcome screen appears. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide Firmware Upgrade Utility...

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    2. Read the License Agreement, and select the I Agree radio button. Click Next to continue. The Firmware Upgrade Utility Main screen appears. The Utility inspects your installation. All the devices capable of being upgraded by the package are listed in the Device List panel. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

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    A message appears if the firmware version of the device is higher than the upgrade version, and you have the option to continue or cancel the upgrade. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide Firmware Upgrade Utility...

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    6. Click Finish to close the Firmware Upgrade Utility. 7. Power off the switch by unplugging the KVM cable that you connected to the switch rear panel in step 5 of the “Before You Begin” section.

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    Firmware Upgrade Utility 9. Slide the Firmware Upgrade Switch to the NORMAL position. 10. Connect all the KVM cables. 11. Reconnect the power cable. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

  • Page 35: Troubleshooting

    USB devices are not responding. A device not recognized message appears in Windows HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide Possible Cause Action The switch is not Connect the switch to external power. If the receiving enough power. switch is already connected to external power,...

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    Refer to the “Keyboard Operating Platform” section in chapter 3 for more information. The Firmware Upgrade Be sure that the Firmware Upgrade Switch is in Switch is in the wrong the NORMAL position. position. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

  • Page 37: Regulatory Model Number, Federal Communications Commission Notice, Class A Equipment

    Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at personal expense. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide Regulatory Compliance Notices...

  • Page 38: Class B Equipment

    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. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

  • Page 39: Cables, Canadian Notice (avis Canadien), Class A Equipment, Class B Equipment, European Union Regulatory Notice

    This product complies with the following EU Directives: Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC EMC Directive 89/336/EEC CE Compliance of this product is valid only if powered with the correct HP-provided and CE marked AC adapter. If this product has telecommunication functionality, it also complies with the essential requirements of: R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC...

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    Notice for products incorporating 5GHz Wireless LAN devices Frequency availability for 802.11a or 802.11h Wireless LAN is not currently harmonized throughout the European Union. For compliance requirements, users should verify with their supplier, local HP office or Telecommunications authority. http://www.art-telecom.fr HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

  • Page 41: Japanese Notice, Power Cord Statement For Japan, Korean Notice, Class A Equipment

    Regulatory Compliance Notices Japanese Notice Power Cord Statement for Japan Korean Notice Class A Equipment HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

  • Page 42: Bsmi Notice, Class B Equipment

    Regulatory Compliance Notices Class B Equipment BSMI Notice HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

  • Page 43: Preventing Electrostatic Damage

    Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at static-free workstations. Place parts on a grounded surface before removing them from their containers. Avoid touching pins, leads, or circuitry. Always be properly grounded when touching a static-sensitive component or assembly. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide Electrostatic Discharge...

  • Page 44: Grounding Methods

    If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, have an authorized reseller install the part For more information on static electricity, or assistance with product installation, contact your authorized reseller. HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

  • Page 45: Specifications

    Resolution Power consumption Operating temperature Storage temperature Humidity Housing Weight Dimensions (L x W x H) HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide Specifications Specification Front panel switches; hotkey Hotkey 4 (Orange) 4 (Green) 1 USB Type A 1 USB Type A 1 HDB —...

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    2-3 console microphone 2-2 console monitor 2-2 console speakers 2-2 external power 2-4 HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide PS/2 keyboard and mouse 2-2 RJ-11 firmware upgrade cable 4-1 USB keyboard and mouse 2-1 console requirements 1-2 controlling the hotkey beeper 3-5...

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    1-4 monitor 1-4 numbering 3-1 selecting 1-3, 3-2 switching 1-3, 3-2 USB hub 1-4 USB keyboard and mouse 1-3 power jack 1-4 powering off the switch 3-1 PS/2-to-USB interface adapter, connecting 2-2 HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide...

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    2-2 specifications C-1 starting Auto Scan 1-3 summary, hotkey 3-6 Sun keyboard 3-6 switches, port selection 1-3 HP 1x4 USB/PS2 KVM Switch User Guide switching ports 1-3, 3-2 symbols electric shock vii in text viii weight vii symbols on equipment vii...

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