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Popular Configurations - IBM REDBOOKS 1U 17 Manual

1u 17-inch and 19-inch flat panel console kits system x at-a-glance guide
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Figure 5 shows the 19-inch Flat Panel Console Kit with an UltraNav keyboard and USB optical drive
connected to the IBM GCM2 Console Switch. The console switch is connected to each managed server
using IBM Virtual Media Conversion Option (VCO) cables, one for each server. These VCO cables enable
the sharing of the USB devices (optical drive and any device attached to the USB pass-through port on
the Flat Panel Console Kit) to the managed servers.
Note: The VCO cables do not support chaining of cables.
Figure 5. 19-inch Flat Panel Console Kit sample configuration
The parts used are listed in Table 7.
Table 7. Components used when the 19-inch Flat Panel Console Kit is connected to the GCM2 Console
Switch
Part number/
Description
machine type
172319X
IBM 1U 19-inch Flat Panel Console Kit
40K5372
IBM UltraNav USB keyboard - US English
17352GX
IBM Global 2 x 16 Console Manager (GCM2)
39M2894
IBM Virtual Media Conversion Option cable (one per managed server)
Varies
Ethernet cabling
Varies
Servers with USB and VGA ports
IBM 1U 17-inch and 19-inch Flat Panel Console Kits
Quantity
1
1
1
2 (as shown)
2 (as shown)
2 (as shown)
10

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