DSR
Installer/User Guide
For models: DSR800 DSR1161 DSR2161 DSR4160
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Product Overview
Features and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chapter 2: Installation
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Installing the DSR Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Chapter 3: Local Port Operation
Controlling your System at the Local Port . . . . . . 17
Viewing and Selecting Ports and Servers . . . . . . . . 17
Configuring OSCAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Resetting your Keyboard and Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Displaying Version Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Chapter 4: Terminal Operations
Accessing the Terminal Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Appendices
Appendix A: FLASH Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Appendix B: Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . 38
Appendix C: Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
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Features and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
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Features and Benefits
Avocent’s DSR combines analog and digital technology to provide flexible,
centralized control of data center servers. This solution provides enterprise
customers with a significant reduction of cable volume, secure remote access
and flexible server management from anywhere at anytime.
The DSR consists of a rack mountable KVM switch configurable for analog or
digital connectivity. Each DSR model provides enhanced video quality of up to
1280 x 1024 for digital users and 1600 x 1280 for the analog user.
The DSR works over standard LAN connections. Users can access servers
across a 100BaseT Ethernet connection or directly through a local port on the
DSR for digital KVM and administration, depending on the model selected. The
IP-based DSR appliance gives you flexible server management control from
anywhere in the world.
Reduce cable bulk
With server densities ever increasing, cable bulk remains one of the major
concerns of every network administrator. The DSR significantly relieves KVM
cable volume in the rack by utilizing the innovative DSRIQ module and single
CAT 5 cabling. This allows you higher server density while providing greater
airflow and cooling capacity. The DSRIQ module is powered directly from the
server and provides Keep-alive functionality whether or not the DSR unit is
powered up.
Access the DSR via network connection
No special software or drivers are required on the attached, or Host, computers.
Users access the DSR unit and all attached systems via Ethernet from a PC
running the DSView application. This software resides on the user PC. User
PCs can be located anywhere a valid network connection exists. The DSR unit
can be configured on a separate network from your data network, allowing
access to your servers even if your applications network is down.
DSView provides simple point and click access to any server
When a user connects, the DSView application will display a listing of all
computers and serial devices to which the user has permission to access. When
a user selects a computer from the list, the video of the selected computer is
displayed in the program window. Multiple servers can be accessed by one user.
Each additional computer’s video will appear in a separate program window.
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DSAdmin and DSAuthentication Service create and
manage user permissions with DES encrypted security
An administrator describes the configuration of computers attached to the DSR
using an application called DSAdmin. Once the topology is described, the
administrator then establishes which computers a user has permission to
access. Usernames and passwords are derived from Windows NT, eliminating
the need for redundant user databases. Once the topology is established, the
DSAuthentication Service software manages the system’s user permissioning.
DSView polls the server for access permissions on power-up and every time a
switch is initiated for the most current permissions possible. A refresh is also
available for immediate updates to a user’s access profile. In addition to the
permissioning function, the DSAuthentication Service also stores pertinent
information about attached devices in a database. Room location, rack location
and computer type can all be stored for quick reference.
CAT5 Connection
KVM-Connection to Switch
Digital IP-connection
DSR2161
TCP/IP
Analog
User
Figure 1.1: Example DSR Configuration
Digital
User
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Number
of
Digital Analog
servers users
user
DSR 800
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1
1
16
1
1
16
2
1
16
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0
DSR 1161
100-240V
, 1.0A, 50-60 Hz
LAN
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5
6
7
8
9
10
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13
14
15
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DSR 2161
100-240V
, 1.0A, 50-60 Hz
LAN
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
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DSR 4160
100-240V
, 1.0A, 50-60 Hz
LAN
Figure 1.2: DSR Model Comparison
Safety Precautions
To avoid potential video and/or keyboard problems when using Avocent products:
•
If the building has 3-phase AC power, ensure that the computer and monitor
are on the same phase . For best results, they should be on the same circuit.
•
Use only Avocent-supplied cable to connect computers and KVM switches.
Avocent warranties do not apply to damage resulting from user-supplied cable.
To avoid potentially fatal shock hazard and possible damage to equipment,
please observe the following precautions:
•
Do not use a 2-wire power cord in any Avocent product configuration.
•
Test AC outlets at computer and monitor for proper polarity and grounding.
•
Use only with grounded outlets at both the computer and monitor. When
using a backup power supply (UPS), power the computer, the monitor and
the DSR unit off the supply.
NOTE : The AC inlet is the main disconnect.
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Rack mount safety considerations
•
Elevated Ambient Temperature: If installed in a closed rack assembly, the
operation temperature of the rack environment may be greater than room
ambient. Use care not to exceed the rated maximum ambient temperature
of the unit.
•
Reduced Air Flow: Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such
that the amount of airflow required for safe operation of the equipment is
not compromised.
•
Mechanical Loading: Mounting of the equipment in the rack should be such
that a hazardous condition is not achieved due to uneven mechanical loading.
•
Circuit Overloading: Consideration should be given to the connection of
the equipment to the supply circuit and the effect that overloading of
circuits might have on overcurrent protection and supply wiring. Consider
equipment nameplate ratings for maximum current.
•
Reliable Earthing: Reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment should
be maintained. Pay particular attention to supply connections other than
direct connections to the branch circuit (e.g. use of power strips).
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Contents
Getting Started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Installing the DSR Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Chapter 2: Installation
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The DSR system requires that the DSView, DSAdmin and DSAuthentication
Service software be installed prior to use. DSView is the application that allows
a user to view and control a server attached to the DSR system. DSAdmin is
used to configure and maintain the system. DSAuthentication is a Windows NT
or 2000 service used to prevent unauthorized access to the DSR system.
NOTE : The local port, on models DSR800, DSR1161 and DSR2161, does not require the DS
software for operation. The local port uses OSCAR, Avocent’s on-screen configuration and
activity reporting interface. For more information, see Chapter 5.
The DSR system uses Ethernet networking infrastructure and TCP/IP protocol
to transmit keyboard, video and mouse information between operators and
connected computers. Although 10BaseT Ethernet may be used, Avocent
recommends a dedicated, switched 100BaseT network.
Getting Started
Before installing your DSR, refer to the list below to ensure you have all items that
shipped with the DSR as well as other items necessary for proper installation.
Supplied with the DSR
•
DSR Unit
•
Local country power cord
•
Rack mounting brackets
•
Null modem cable
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DSR Quick Install
Additional items needed
•
One DSRIQ module per server
•
One CAT 5 patch cable per server (up to 10 meters)
•
DS Software
Verification of Ethernet/computer connections
The front panel of the DSR features two LEDs describing the Ethernet
connection. The top LED is the Link indicator. It will illuminate when a valid
connection to the network is established and blink when there is activity on
the port. The lower amber LED, labeled 100Mbps, will indicate that you are
communicating at the 100Mb rate.
Additionally, there are two LEDs above each port number on the front of your
unit: one green and one amber. The green LED will illuminate when the
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attached system is powered-on. The amber LED will illuminate when that port
is selected by the DSView Client.
Setting up your network
The DSR system uses IP addresses to uniquely identify the DSAuthentication
Server, the DSR units and the computers running DSView. The DSR supports
both bootP (a subset of DHCP) and Static IP addressing. Avocent recommends
that IP addresses be reserved for each unit and that they remain static while
the DSR units are connected to the network. For additional information on
how the DSR uses the TCP protocol, see Appendix D.
CAT5 Connection
KVM-Connection to Switch
Digital IP-connection
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Au
DS
DSR2161
Authentication
Service
TCP/IP
Analog
User
Figure 2.1: The DSR in a Network Configuration
Digital
User
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Installing the DSR Unit
The diagram below illustrates one possible configuration for your DSR
appliance. Follow the lettered and numbered instructions below to successfully
install your DSR unit. The figure below illustrates one possible configuration.
Network
Digital User
Configuration Port
for updating
firmware
DSR1161 Appliance
100-240V
, 1.0A, 50-60 Hz
1
2
LAN
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Servers 2-16
Analog User
DSRIQ
Module
Server 1
Figure 2.2: Basic DSR Configuration
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to your equipment- Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature.
- Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
- Disconnect the power from the unit by unplugging the power cord from either the electrical
outlet or the unit.
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To install the DSR hardware:
1.
Remove the DSR unit from the packing material.
2.
Connect a terminal or PC running terminal emulation software (such as
HyperTerminal) to the Configuration Port on the back panel of the DSR
using the supplied null-modem cable. The terminal should be set to 9600
baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control.
3.
Plug the supplied power cord into the back of the DSR unit and then into
an appropriate power source.
4.
When the power is switched on, the Power indicator on the front of the
unit will blink for approximately 30 seconds while performing a self-test.
Approximately 10 seconds after it stops blinking, press the Enter key to
access the main menu.
NOTE: The DSR unit may be rack mounted in a 1U configuration. The DSR does not support
a 0U configuration.
To configure the DSR hardware:
1.
You will see the Terminal Applications menu with six options. Select
option 1, Network Configuration.
Figure 2.3: Network Configuration Menu
2.
Select option 1 to set your network speed. When possible, you should set
your connection manually without relying on the auto negotiate feature.
Once you enter your selection, you will be returned to the Network
Configuration menu.
3.
Select option 2 and specify if you are using a static or BootP IP address.
Avocent recommends using a static IP address for ease of configuration. If
you are using a BootP address, please configure your BootP server to
provide an IP address to the DSR, and skip to procedure C.
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Select options 3-5 from the Terminal application menu in turn to finish
configuring your DSR for IP Address, Netmask and Default Gateway. Once
this is completed, type a Ø to return to the Main menu.
To adjust the mouse acceleration:
NOTE: We highly recommend that all Windows systems attached to the DSR use the default
Windows PS/2 mouse driver.
Before a PC running Windows NT or 2000 can be connected to the DSR, an
adjustment to mouse acceleration must be made. Follow the steps below.
For Windows NT (using default drivers):
1.
From the Desktop, select Start - Settings - Control Panel – Mouse.
2.
Click on the Motion tab.
3.
Set the pointer speed to Slow. This will also need to be done for any NT
user account that will be accessing the NT system through the DSR.
For Windows 2000:
1.
From the Desktop, select Start - Settings - Control Panel - Mouse.
2.
Click on the Motion tab.
3.
Set the Acceleration setting to none and the speed setting to the default of 50%.
To connect a DSRIQ module to each server:
1.
Locate the DSRIQ for your DSR unit.
2.
Attach the appropriately color-coded ends to the keyboard, monitor and
mouse ports on the first server you will be connecting to this DSR unit.
3.
Attach one end of the CAT 5 cabling that will run from your DSRIQ to the
DSR unit to the RJ45 connector on the DSRIQ.
4.
Connect the other end of the CAT 5 cable to the desired port on the back of
your DSR unit.
5.
Repeat this step for all servers you wish to attach.
NOTE: Power down the DSR unit before servicing. Always disconnect the power cord from the
wall outlet.
To connect the local port keyboard, monitor and mouse:
(800, 1161 and 2161 models only)
Attach your keyboard, monitor and mouse connectors to the appropriate ports on
the back of your DSR unit.
NOTE: You must install both a keyboard and mouse on the local port or the keyboard will not
initialize properly.
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To connect and power up your DSR:
1.
Connect your network cable from the LAN port on the rear of the DSR to
your network.
2.
Then power up all attached systems.
NOTE : Your software registration key will be necessary for all installations. Internet Explorer 5.0 or
higher must be installed on all systems running DSR software.
To install your DS software:
See the DS Installer/User Guide that ships with your software.
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Contents
Controlling your System at the Local Port . . . . . . 17
Viewing and Selecting Ports and Servers . . . . . . . . 17
Configuring OSCAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Resetting your Keyboard and Mouse . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Displaying Version Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
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Controlling your System at the Local Port
The DSR800, 1161 and 2161 models include a local port on the back of the unit.
This port allows you to connect a keyboard, monitor and mouse to the unit for
direct access. The DSR uses OSCAR, our patented on-screen configuration and
activity reporting interface, which has intuitive menus to configure your
system and select computers. Computers can be identified by name or number,
allowing you to customize server names.
Viewing and Selecting Ports and Servers
Use the Main dialog box to view, configure and control servers in the DSR system.
To access the Main dialog box:
Press Print Screen to launch OSCAR. The Main dialog box will appear.
Figure 3.1: Main Dialog Box
Viewing the status of your DSR system
The status of servers in your system is indicated in the far right column of the
Main dialog box. The following table describes the status symbols.
OSCAR Status Symbols
Symbol
Description
Server connected and powered up.
Connected server is powered down or is not operating properly.
A
Analog user identifier. In DSR1161/DSR2161 configurations, the
analog user will always be A.
Indicates that a DSRIQ module is being upgraded.
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Selecting servers
Use the Main dialog box to select servers. When you select a server, the DSR
reconfigures the keyboard and mouse to the settings for the selected server.
To select servers:
1.
Double-click the server name or port number.
—or—
If the display order of your server list is by port (Port button is depressed),
type the port number and press Enter.
—or—
If the display order of your server list is by name (Name button is
depressed), type the first few letters of the name of the server to establish
it as unique, and press Enter.
To select the previous server:
Press Print Screen and then Backspace. This key combination toggles you
between the previous and current connections.
To disconnect from a server:
Press Print Screen and then Alt+Ø. This leaves the user in a free state, with no
server selected. The status flag on your desktop displays Free.
Soft switching
After you press Print Screen to initially open the OSCAR GUI, you can select
servers without displaying OSCAR. This is called a soft switch.
To configure servers for selection without displaying OSCAR:
1.
Press Print Screen to launch OSCAR. The Main dialog box appears.
2.
Click Setup-Menu. The Menu dialog box appears.
3.
For Delay Time, type the number of seconds of delay desired before the
Main dialog box is displayed after Print Screen is pressed.
4.
Click OK.
To select servers without displaying OSCAR:
1.
To select a server, press Print Screen. If the display order of your server list
is by port (Port button is depressed), type the port number and press Enter.
—or—
If the display order of your server list is by name (Name button is
depressed), type the first few letters of the name of the server to establish
it as unique, and press Enter.
2.
To switch back to the previous server, press Print Screen then Backspace.
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OSCAR navigation basics
The following table describes how to use the keyboard and mouse to navigate
OSCAR GUI.
This Keystroke
Does This
Print Screen
Opens OSCAR GUI.
F1
Opens the Help screen for the current dialog box.
Escape
Closes the current dialog box without saving changes and
returns to the previous one. In Main dialog box, it closes
OSCAR and returns to the selected server. In a message box,
it closes the pop-up box and returns to the current dialog box.
Alt
Use in combination with the underlined letters to open dialog
boxes, select or check options, and execute actions.
Alt+X
Closes current dialog box and returns to previous one.
Alt+O
Selects the OK button, then returns to the previous dialog box.
Enter
Completes the switch operation in the Main dialog box and
exits OSCAR GUI.
Single-Click, Enter
In a text box, it selects the text for editing and enables the Left
and Right Arrow keys to move the cursor. Press Enter again
to quit the edit mode.
Print Screen, Backspace Toggles back to previous selection if no other keystrokes have
been typed.
Print Screen, Alt+Ø
Immediately disconnects the user from a server — no server is
selected. Status Flag displays Free.
Print Screen, Pause
Immediately turns on screen saver mode and prevents access to
that particular console, if it is password protected.
Up/Down Arrows
Moves the cursor from line to line in lists.
Right/Left Arrows
Moves the cursor between columns. When editing a text box,
these keys move the cursor within the column.
Page Up/Page Down
Pages up and down through Name and Port lists.
Home/End
Moves the cursor to the top or bottom of a list.
Backspace
Erases characters in a text box.
Delete
Deletes current selection.
Shift-Del
Deletes from current selection to all lines below it when editing
a scan list.
Numbers
Type from the keyboard or keypad.
Caps Lock
Disabled. (Use the Shift key to change case.)
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Configuring OSCAR
You can configure your DSR system from the Setup menu. Below Configure,
select the Names button when initially setting up your DSR system to identify
servers by unique names. Select the other setup features to manage routine
tasks for your servers from the OSCAR menu.
To access the Setup menu
1.
Press Print Screen to launch OSCAR. The Main dialog box appears.
2.
Click Setup. The Setup dialog box appears.
Figure 3.2: Setup Dialog Box
Setup Features to Manage Routine Tasks for your Servers
Feature
Purpose
Menu
Change the server listing between numerical by port and alphabetical by name.
Change the Delay Time before OSCAR displays after pressing Print Screen.
Flag
Change display, timing, color, or location of the status flag.
Security
Set passwords to protect or restrict server access.
Enable the screen saver.
Names
Identify servers by unique names.
Changing the display behavior
Use the Menu dialog box to change the display order of servers, set
a time to delay display of the OSCAR GUI after pressing Print Screen
and change the switch connection mode.
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Figure 3.3: Menu Dialog Box
To access the Menu dialog box:
1.
Press Print Screen to launch OSCAR. The Main dialog box appears.
2.
Click Setup-Menu in the Main dialog box. The Setup menu appears.
To choose the display order of servers in the Main dialog box:
1.
Select Name to display servers alphabetically by name.
—or—
Select Port to display servers numerically by port number.
2.
Click OK.
If the servers are displayed by name, the Name button is depressed in the Main
dialog box and the indicator defaults in the Name column in the OSCAR GUI. If
the servers are displayed by port number, the Port button is depressed in the Main
dialog box, and the indicator defaults in the Port column in the OSCAR GUI.
To set a delay time for OSCAR GUI:
1.
Type in the number of seconds you want to delay display of the OSCAR
GUI after you press Print Screen.
2.
Click OK.
Setting a time to delay display of the OSCAR GUI allows you to complete a soft
switch without OSCAR GUI displaying. To perform a soft switch, see Soft
Switching in this chapter.
To set the Switch Mode:
1.
Select the type of switching mode you desire:
Cooperative (default setting) To have the DSR maintain the current user
connection; the current user won’t be disconnected if another user
requests connection.
—or—
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Preemptive To have the DSR allow any user to select any server at any
time; a request from another user disconnects the current user.
2.
Click OK.
Controlling the status flag
The status flag displays on your desktop and shows the name or port number
of the selected server or the status of a particular port. Use the Flag dialog
box to display the flag by port number or by server name, limit the time the
flag displays, change the flag color, make the flag transparent or opaque and
change the location of the flag on the desktop.
OSCAR Status Flags
Flag
Description
Flag type by name.
Flag type by port number.
Flag indicating that the user has been disconnected from all systems.
To access the Flag dialog box
1.
Press Print Screen. The Main dialog box will appear.
2.
Click Setup-Flag. The Flag dialog box appears.
Figure 3.4: Flag Dialog Box
To determine how the status flag is displayed:
1.
Select Name or Port to determine what information will be displayed.
2.
Select Displayed to show the flag all the time or select Timed to display the
flag for only 5 seconds after switching.
3.
Select a flag color in Display Color.
4.
In Display Mode, select Opaque for a solid color flag or select Transparent
to see the desktop through the flag.
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To position the status flag on the desktop:
a. Click Set Position to gain access to the Position Flag screen.
Figure 3.5: Position Flag
b.
c.
Left click on the title bar and drag to the desired location.
Right click to return to the Flag dialog box.
NOTE: Changes made to the flag position are not saved until you click OK in the Flag dialog box.
6.
Click OK to save settings or click X to exit without saving changes.
Setting console security
Use the Security dialog box to set security on your local port console. You can
establish a screen saver mode that engages after your console remains unused
for a user-definable time delay. Once engaged, your console will remain
locked until you press any key or move the mouse. You will then need to type
in your password to log in.
Use the Security dialog box to lock your console with password protection, set
or change your password and enable the screen saver.
To access the Security dialog box
1.
Press Print Screen. The Main dialog box will appear.
2.
Click Setup-Security. The Security dialog box appears.
Figure 3.6: Security Dialog Box
To set or change the password:
1.
Single-click and press Enter or double-click in the New text box.
2.
Type the new password in the New text box and press Enter. Passwords
may be up to 12 characters long and are case sensitive. Legal characters
are: A-Z, a-z, Ø-9, space and hyphen.
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3.
In the Repeat box, type the password again and press Enter.
4.
Click OK (if you only want to change your password) and then close the
dialog box.
To password protect your console:
1.
Set your password as described in the previous procedure.
2.
Select Enable Screen Saver.
3.
Type the number of minutes for Time Delay (from 1 to 99) to delay
activation of password protection and the screen saver feature.
4.
For Mode, select Energy if your monitor is EnergyStar™ compliant;
otherwise select Screen.
CAUTION: Monitor damage can result from the use of Energy Mode with monitors not
compliant with EnergyStar.
5.
Click Test to activate the screen saver test which lasts 10 seconds then
returns you to the Security dialog box (optional).
6.
Click OK.
To log in to your console:
1.
Press any key on the keyboard or move your mouse. The Password dialog
box appears. Type your password, and then click OK.
2.
Press Print Screen to start the OSCAR GUI.
To remove password protection from your console:
1.
From the Main dialog box, click Setup-Security; the Password dialog box
appears. Type your password, and then click OK.
2.
In the Security dialog box, single-click and press Enter or double-click in
the New box. Leave the box blank. Press Enter.
3.
Single-click and press Enter or double-click in the Repeat box. Leave the
box blank. Press Enter.
4.
Click OK if you only want to eliminate your password.
To enable the screen saver mode with no password protection:
1.
If your console does not require a password to gain access to the Security
box, go to step 2.
—or—
If your console is password protected, see previous procedure then go to
step 2.
2.
Select Enable Screen Saver.
3.
Type the number of minutes for Time Delay (from 1–99) that you want to
delay activation of the screen saver.
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4.
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Choose Energy if your monitor is EnergyStar compliant; otherwise
select Screen.
CAUTION: Monitor damage can result from the use of Energy Mode with monitors not
compliant with EnergyStar.
5.
(Optional) Click Test to activate the screen saver test, which lasts 10
seconds, then returns you to the Security dialog box.
6.
Click OK.
NOTE: Activation of the screen saver mode logs the user out of a server; no server is selected.
The status flag displays Free.
To exit the screen saver mode:
Press any key or move your mouse. The Main dialog box appears.
To turn off the screen saver:
1.
In the Security dialog box, clear Enable Screen Saver.
2.
Click OK.
To immediately turn on the screen saver:
1.
Press Print Screen, then press Pause.
2.
This command only works when the user is connected to a server.
Assigning server names
Use the Names dialog box to identify servers by name rather than by port number.
To access the Names dialog box:
1.
Press Print Screen. The Main dialog box will appear.
2.
Click Setup-Names. The Names dialog box appears.
Figure 3.7: Names Dialog Box
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To assign names to servers:
1.
Double-click or press Enter to select the text in the Name box. Type a
name. Names of servers may be up to 15 characters long. Legal characters
include: A-Z, a-z, Ø-9, space and hyphen.
Press Backspace or Delete to delete an incorrect entry. Press the Arrow
keys to move the cursor in the Name box. Press Insert or the Spacebar to
insert a character space.
2.
Repeat step 1 for each server in the system.
3.
Click OK to save the names.
—or—
Click Defaults then click OK to restore default settings.
—or—
Click X or press Escape to exit the dialog box without saving changes.
To list servers alphabetically by name:
Press Alt+N or click Name in the Main dialog box.
Resetting your Keyboard and Mouse
If a keyboard or mouse locks up, you may be able to reestablish operation of
these peripherals by issuing a reset command. The reset command sends a
hot-plug sequence to the server which causes the mouse and keyboard settings
to be sent to the DSR. With communication re-established between the server
and the DSR, functionality is restored to the user.
To reset the mouse and keyboard values:
1.
From the Commands menu, click Reset.
2.
A message box displays indicating that the mouse and keyboard have been
reset. Click X to close the message box.
Figure 3.8: Commands Dialog Box
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Displaying Version Information
Use the Version dialog box to display the version number of the DSR firmware
and any auxiliary devices connected to the DSR as well as display keyboard
and mouse information for the currently selected server.
This information facilitates system troubleshooting and support. For optimum
performance, keep your firmware current.
To display version information:
1.
Click Version in the Commands dialog box. The Version dialog box is displayed.
2.
Click X to close the Version dialog box.
Figure 3.9: Version Dialog Box
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Terminal Operations
Contents
Accessing the Terminal Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
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Chapter 4: Terminal Operations
Accessing the Terminal Menu
Each individual DSR may be configured at the unit level through the
Configuration port on the back of the unit. All Terminal Commands are
accessed through a terminal or PC running terminal emulation software.
To access the Terminal menu:
1.
Connect a terminal or PC running terminal emulation software (such as
Hyperterminal) to the configuration port on the back panel of the DSR
using the supplied null-modem cable. The terminal should be set to 9600
baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity and no flow control. The terminal may be
connected at any time, even when the unit is powered.
2.
Press any key to access the Main menu.
Terminal applications menu commands
The Terminal Applications menu of the DSR features seven selections:
Network Configuration, Security Configuration, Firmware Management,
Enable Debug Messages, Set/Change Password, Configure Sun Keyboard
Layout Code and Exit. Each are discussed below.
Network Configuration menu
The DSR is configured for network access through this option. When it is
selected, you will have access to the addressing that allows the DSR to be
positioned in your network.
Security Configuration menu
This menu option allows you to configure DSR authentication security. When it
is selected, you will be given two menu options: Reset Security Keys
(Authentication Server certificates) and Authentication Server connection status.
The DSR operates in one of two modes: All or Secure. This setting is controlled
from the Security menu on the DSR console port. In the default All mode, the
DSR allows any Authentication Server to initiate a session between the DSR
and DSView. In Secure mode, only one specific Authentication Server is
allowed to initiate this session; other Authentication Servers are locked out.
NOTE: In secure mode the ability to select a backup authentication server through DSView
is eliminated.
When a DSR is added to the database with DSAdmin, the appropriate
Authentication Server certificate is added to the DSR automatically.
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If DSAuthentication cannot contact the DSR to add the certificate, an error
message is displayed and the DSR is not added to the database.
When the last reference to a DSR is removed from the database, the
Authentication Server certificate is removed from the DSR, which allows the
DSR to be moved from one Authentication Server to another. The
Authentication Server certificate can also be removed from the Security menu
on the DSR console port via the Reset Security Keys option.
When the DSR is in All mode, DSAdmin displays a warning message when the
DSR is added to the database, stating that the certificate could not be installed. If
you intend to operate in All mode you may safely ignore this warning. Otherwise,
you may wish to change the Security settings on the console port of the DSR.
Firmware Management menu
This menu option allows you to access two commands: Flash Download and
Toggle Boot Firmware. The Flash Download selection allows you to upgrade
your DSR firmware with upgrades available from Avocent. You may use the
Toggle Boot Firmware command to switch from your current firmware back
to the original factory firmware installed on your DSR unit. For more
information see Appendix A: FLASH Upgrades.
Enable Debug Messages menu
This menu option allows you to configure the DSR to display messages
regarding the status of the DSR unit. Once you select the level of detail you
wish to receive, the DSR will begin to display information on your Terminal
screen. When you are finished viewing, press any key to exit this mode.
Set/Change Password menu
The DSR can be set to a secure mode where the Terminal menu cannot be
accessed without first entering a password.
To activate security:
1.
Select the Set/Change Password menu option. You will be prompted to
decide if you wish to continue. Enter a Y.
2.
Type a password for this DSR unit and press Enter . This password may be
up to 14 characters long.
3.
You will be prompted to re-type the password. Once you complete this
step, security will be active and you will not be able to access DSR
terminal operations without the password.
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To change the password:
1.
Select the Set/Change Password menu option.
2.
You will be prompted to type the old password and a new one.
3.
Re-enter the new password to verify.
CAUTION: This password places your DSR terminal in a secure mode. This password should
be guarded like any network password and care should be taken to avoid forgetting or
misplacing it. There are no means for recovering a lost password.
Exit menu
This menu selection will return you to the ready prompt.
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Appendices
Contents
Appendix A: FLASH Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Appendix B: Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . 38
Appendix C: Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Appendices
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Appendices
Appendix A: FLASH Upgrades
The DSR FLASH upgrade feature allows you to update your unit with the latest
firmware available. To perform this update, you will first need a Trivial FTP
(TFTP) server. If you do not have a TFTP server, there are several shareware
programs that you can download.
You can find a freeware TFTP server at http://www.klever.net/kin/
pumpkin.html.
Next you will need to download the latest FLASH firmware from Avocent
at http://www.avocent.com/support. Save the FLASH upgrade file to the
appropriate directory on the TFTP server.
Once this is complete, the following step will upload the new FLASH file:
To upload a new FLASH file:
1.
Connect a terminal or PC running terminal emulation software (such as
HyperTerminal) to the configuration port on the back panel of the DSR
using the supplied null-modem cable. The terminal should be set to 9600
baud, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control.
2.
If the DSR is not on, turn it on now. After approximately 10 seconds, press
any key to access the main menu.
3.
You will see the Terminal Applications menu with six options. Select
Option 3, Firmware Management.
NOTE: The current version of your firmware will be displayed on the Firmware Management screen.
4.
Select Option 1, FLASH Download.
5.
Type the IP Address of your TFTP server and press Enter.
6.
Type the name of the file that you downloaded from the Avocent site.
7.
Confirm the TFTP download by typing a y or yes and pressing Enter.
8.
The DSR will verify that the file you downloaded is valid. Next, you will be
prompted to confirm the upgrade. Type a y or yes and press Enter to confirm.
9.
The DSR will begin the FLASH upgrade process. On-screen indicators
will display the upgrade progress. When the upload is complete, the DSR
will reset and upgrade the internal subsystems.
WARNING: Do not cycle power to the DSR during this process. A loss of power will render
the DSR inoperable and require the unit be returned to the factory for repair.
10. Once the upgrade is complete, a verification message will appear on screen.
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Appendix B: Technical Specifications
Server Ports
Number
Types
Connectors
Sync Types
Plug and Play
Video Resolution
Dimensions
Dimensions (HxWxD)
DSR800: 8
DSR1161, 2161, 4160:16
PS/2 Keyboard, PS/2 Mouse
RJ45
Separate horizontal and vertical
DDC2B
Local Port Maximum 1600 x 1280 @ 75Hz
Digital Port Maximum 1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz
DSR800: 1.72 x 17.00 x 8.075 in. 1U form factor (4.45 x 43.18 x
20.5 cm)
DSR1161, 2161,4160: 1.72 x 17.00 x 11.00 in. 1U form factor (4.45 x
43.18 x 27.94cm)
Weight
8lbs (3.6kg) without cables
Heat Dissipation
92 Btu/hr
Airflow
8 cfm (DSR1161, 2161, 4160 only)
AC-input power
DSR800: 25W maximum DSR1161, 2161, 4160: 40W maximum
AC-input Range
100 to 240 VAC
AC-input current rating DSR800: 0.5A
DSR1161, 2161, 4160: 1A
AC-input cable
18 AWG three-wire cable, with a three lead IEC-320 receptacle on
the power supply end and a country dependant plug on the power
resource end.
AC Frequency
50 - 60 Hz Auto Sensing
Temperature
32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (0 to 40 degrees Celsius) operating; 4 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 to 70 degrees Celsius)
nonoperating
Humidity
10 to 95% noncondensing
Agency Approvals
USA (UL, FCC), Canada (cUL, ICES-003), Japan (VCCI), Australia
(C-Tick), European Union (CE), Meets Class A limits for emmissions,
additional approvals may be pending
Configuration Port
Number
1
Type
Serial RS232
Connectors
DB9 Male
Network Connection
Number
1
Type
Ethernet: IEEE 8023, 10 Base-T, Fast Ethernet: IEEE 802.3U,
100BaseT
Connector
RJ45
User Consoles
Type
PC running Windows NT or 2000 OS and DSR console application
Minimum Configuration-300MHz Pentium III, 64Mb RAM, 100BaseT
NIC, XGA Video
Recommended Configuration-450MHz Pentium III , 128Mb Ram,
100BaseT NIC, SXGA Video
Local Port
Number
1
Type
PS/2 and VGA
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Appendix C: Technical Support
Our Technical Support staff is ready to assist you with any installation or
operating issues you encounter with your Avocent product. If an issue should
develop, follow the steps below for the fastest possible service:
1.
Check the pertinent section of the manual to see if the issue can be
resolved by following the procedures outlined.
2.
Check our web site at www.avocent.com/support to search the knowledge
base or use the on-line service request.
3.
Call Avocent Technical Support for assistance at (888) 793-8763. Visit the
Avocent web site at http://www.avocent.com/support and click on Getting
Support for current phone support hours.
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