The Distributed KVM–over–IP Solution
CONNECT SMART. DO MORE.
The Next Generation KVM–over–IP
Distributed KVM for the Global IT Environment
Lantronix Spider™ provides secure KVM (keyboard, video, mouse)
server management over an IP network. Unlike any other product
on the market, Spider offers a flexible, scalable and affordable
CAT5-based remote access KVM solution in a cable friendly,
compact "zero-footprint" package.
Spider is ideal for remotely managing geographically distributed
IT equipment. It eliminates server-to-switch CAT5 cable distance
limitations and gives system administrators 24/7 access to missioncritical servers distributed across a wide variety of network
environments such as high-density data centers, corporate or university campuses, multi-floor buildings, branch
offices, and test and development labs.
Connected directly to the server, Spider guarantees non-blocked access from any web browser, anywhere, at
any time! More cost-effective than traditional KVM, it provides one of the lowest "cost-per-remote-user" server
management solutions available. And no client software or external power supply is required.
Amazingly scalable, Spiders can be easily daisy-chained together using Lantronix SwitchPort+™ integrated
Ethernet switch technology. This provides an economical and highly flexible solution in environments where
numerous cable drops and distance limitations can be a challenge when adding servers.
Access Servers Anytime, from Anywhere – No Cable Distance Restrictions
KVM over IP switches are a valuable part of an effective infrastructure
management strategy, enabling administrators to gain BIOS-level access
to servers, perform maintenance and solve problems from
virtually anywhere at a moment’s notice – regardless
of location. However, the cable distance
limitation between servers and a KVM
switch present a problem. In a
"distributed IT" environment
a better solution is needed.
Lantronix Spider provides secure KVM
access to servers over a standard IP
network. It does not have the cable-length
restrictions inherent with computer interface
modules (CIMs) and current CAT5 KVM switches.
Servers can be across the room or across the globe!
Video degradation is not a factor, and additional
cable drops are not necessary.
1.
The Distributed KVM–over–IP Solution
The Next Generation of KVM
> Full non-blocked access providing one of the
lowest “cost-per-remote-user” server management
solutions available
> Secure, full BIOS-level control of servers over an
IP network
> Clean, flexible CAT5 KVM solution with virtually
no cable length restrictions
> Completely integrated IP-based KVM switch in
a “Zero U” form factor
> Cost-effective and easy “add-as-you-grow”
scalability by daisy-chaining multiple units
> Compact server-powered design – no external
power supply required
> Virtual Media support
> Browser-based – no client software required
> Each unit supports up to 8 simultaneous users
> Remote Authentication support, including LDAP,
RADIUS, and Active Directory
2.
Distributed IT Environment
Fully Secure, Non-Blocked Remote Access
Lantronix Spider provides continuous availability
to servers with 1:1 non-blocked access. This allows
administrators to have guaranteed access to missioncritical servers, regardless of how many of them need
remote access. In other words, administrators are not
locked in to a fixed number of remote users. And
adding more remote users is simple and cost effective –
just add another Spider!
Additionally with Spider, you can add remote IP users
one server port at a time, rather than adding another
switch that provides costly, pre-defined multiples.
And there is no single point of failure with Spider
deployments. If a unit is disabled, you lose access to
just one server and the Spider is easily replaced.
Small Size, Big Performance… and No External Power Required
This unique Lantronix innovation is a fully-integrated, digital IP-based KVM switch. And it has all the
capabilities of a traditional KVM switch – all in a miniaturized, zero-footprint package! About the
size of a small chalkboard eraser and weighing about 6 oz., Spider does not consume any valuable
rack space and is light enough to be cable-supported from the back of a server.
Available in USB and PS2 models, the unique low-power design enables Spider to be powered directly from
the attached server, with no external power supply required.*A redundant power supply option is available.
(See order information table.)
3.
*In cases where the target server can not supply enough power to Spider, or power is not persistent through reboots, the optional power supply may be required.
Unique Design & Flexibility
The Ultimate in Flexibility and Scalability
Spider’s unique dual-Ethernet port design takes advantage
of Lantronix SwitchPort+ integrated Ethernet switch
technology. SwitchPort+ enables flexible, cost-effective
add-as-you-grow scalability by cascading multiple units
together through a single Ethernet connection. This allows
Test Lab
all OOB interfaces to be accessed from one IP connection
with superior video quality and exceptional mouse tracking
performance. Best of all, it requires no client software.
Spiders can be easily integrated into a total remote OOB
management strategy including serial console management
(award-winning SLC), remote power management (SLP),
and consolidated management access including autodiscovery, access control and logical device grouping
(SLM).
It’s also an ideal complement to a traditional KVM switch.
By adding a Spider to the local port of an existing analog
KVM switch, administrators gain all the advantages of remote
access without having to replace their current equipment.
Lantronix Spider can easily be integrated into a total OOB strategy and given total
consolidated access with Lantronix SLM.
4.
Powerful & Secure
With dual Ethernet ports and a
serial port, an external modem
can provide redundancy in case
the network goes down.
All the Power You Need – In a Tiny Package
Spider features a powerful ARM based processor, on-board memory
(Flash, Video and CPU SDRAM), secure operating system, web server
and intelligent power management. It also includes a video encoder and
embedded Ethernet switch with built-in support for Virtual Media. Spider
integrates a serial interface and second Ethernet port, allowing hardware
connections to all commonly used out-of-band management interfaces.
The internal processor provides data translation and packetizing so users
may access any or all OOB interfaces via one Ethernet connection.
• Hardware-based compression algorithm ensures exceptional
video performance and low bandwidth consumption
• VESA standard video support resolution up to 1280 x 1024 @ 60Hz
• Automatic video resolution detection with manual setting
capability for support of non-standard video formats
• Exceptional mouse synchronization and video performance
• Serial data rates up to 115200 baud – supports an external
modem for out-of-band access
Lantronix Spider
Applications
Lantronix Spider is designed
primarily for managing missioncritical servers and equipment in
a distributed environment.
> Campus environments
(corporate and education)
> Branch offices
> Remote sites
> Isolated servers
> Distributed IT
infrastructures (multi-floor,
multi-building, multi-site)
> In the laboratory:
computer test labs,
call centers, help desks,
training rooms
> Test and development
> Departmental IT
> Disaster recovery sites
> SMBs
> Government facilities
> Dark data center facilities
> Convention centers
> Corporate offices
> Kiosks
> Factories
> Enterprise data centers
Software, Security and Management features
• Full BIOS-level control of the attached server
• Virtual Media Support
• RADIUS, LDAP and Active Directory remote authentication support
• Secure encryption of keyboard, mouse, and video data
• User-definable groups with multilayer users and passwords
• Serial administration console port (RS-232) supports Telnet and
SSH tunneling to a server COM port
• Event Log to NFS server, E-mail (SMTP), SNMP destination IP
• Firmware upgradeable via web browser
• User configurable hot keys
• Spider View – optional Windows® client management utility included
Distributed KVM vs. High-Density KVM
5.
High-Density KVM Solution
Lantronix Spider
34 servers may require two 32-port KVMs or some combination that
leaves unused ports, increasing the cost per port.
With Spider, you can add one port at a time.
If a 32-port KVM unit fails, all access to those connected servers is lost.
If a unit is disabled you lose access to just one server; and Spider is
easily replaced.
If access to all 32 servers is through a single Ethernet connection and the
switch port fails, access to all 32 servers is lost.
Spiders can be cascaded or connected individually back to a switch.
They can even be distributed among multiple switches so no single switch
failure cuts you off from all your servers.
Most high-density solutions require purchasing dongles to connect to
managed servers, increasing cost.
Spider has the necessary HD-15 video, USB and PS/2 connections built in.
A typical high-density solution allows access to a limited number of
managed servers at a time. (A high-end 32-port KVM may only allow as
many as 8 servers to be accessed at once.)
Most CAT5-based solutions are limited to 50 to 150 feet between the
switch and server. And image quality degrades with distance.
Each Spider allows one or more people to connect to a server.
32 Spiders means 32 simultaneous non-blocking connections – multiple
users can access the attached server simultaneously!
With Spider, there are virtually no cable limitations and image quality
doesn’t degrade with distance.
Switch-based solutions may require separate KVM and serial dongles
and/or external power supplies.
Spider is a completely integrated IP-based KVM switch that does not
require an external power supply.
Features – Lantronix Spider
Spider Distributed KVM
Traditional KVM
Security
Secure encryption of keyboard, mouse and video data
IP Source Address Filtering
Remote Authentication: LDAP, RADIUS, Active Directory
User/Group management with permissions control
Configurable port numbers (HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH)
Selective disable of Telnet/SSH
Target Server Requirements
Supports Multiple Operating Systems: Windows 98/2000/2003/XP/
Vista, Unix, Linux, or MAC OSX 10
Power/keyboard/mouse: 2 USB ports; or 1 USB, 1 PS/2 keyboard,
and 1 PS/2 mouse connector
Video Interface: HD15 VGA video output (up to 1600x1200@60Hz)
Servers
Servers
Dongles
KVM
Switch
Spiders
CAT5
50–150 feet
Analog
CAT5
300 feet
Ethernet
Switch
Ethernet
Switch
Client System Requirements
Internet Explorer 6.0+, Netscape 5.0+, Mozilla 1.0+, Firefox 1.0+, Safari 2.0+
PIII Processor equivalent or better (recommended)
Sun Java 2 Runtime Environment
Telnet/SSH client for command line (CLI) access
Interfaces
User
Network: One 10/100Base-T Ethernet Port with activity indicators (RJ45)
Cascade: One 10/100Base-T Ethernet Port with activity indicators (RJ45)
Serial: RS-232, up to 115,200 bps
Keyboard/Mouse: PS/2 or USB
Video: HD15 VGA
User
Environmental
Operating: 0º to 45º C (32º to 115º F)
Storage: -20º to 70º C (-4º to 158º F)
Humidity: 0 to 95% RH (non-condensing)
Heat Dissipation: 4 Watts (14 BTU/hr)
30 cm (11.8 in)
Power Requirements
Input: 5 VDC @ .8A max. (server powered)
Optional Auxiliary DC power supply available for redundancy (p/n: 520-085-R)
Spider options:
Certifications
UL/CUL (CSA-22.2 No. 60950-1-03 / UL-60950-1)
CE - IEC 60950-1
C-Tick
FCC Part 15, Equipment Class A
VCCI V-3/2006.04 Class A
AS/NZS CISPR 22: 2006 Class A
EN55022:1998 +A1:2000 +A2:2003 Class A
EN61000-3-2: 2000 +A2: 2005 Class A
EN61000-3-3: 1995 +A1: 2001
EN55024: 1998 +A1:2001 +A2:2003
RoHS Compliant (lead free)
30 cm (11.8 in)
58" inch cable option perfect for
cable management arms.
30 cm (11.8 in)
53.3 cm (21 in)
or
147.3 cm (58 in)
Warranty
2 year limited warranty
Physical
Spider Unit Dimensions: (H x W x D) 13.2 x 5.8 x 3.1 cm (5.2 x 2.3 x 1.2 in)
Weight: 185g (6.6 oz)
Shipping Weight: .5 kg (1.0 lbs)
Mounting Bracket Kit
Ordering Information
Part Number
Description
SLS200USB0-01
1 Port Remote KVM-over-IP with USB Connectors; 21" VGA cable
SLS200PS20-01
1 Port Remote KVM-over-IP with PS/2 and USB Connectors; 21" VGA cable
SLS200USBxo-01
1 Port Remote KVM-over-IP with USB Connectors; 58" VGA cable
SLS200PS2xo-01
1 Port Remote KVM-over-IP with PS/2 and USB Connectors; 58" VGA cable
520-085-R
13.2 cm (5.2 in)
Optional DC Power Supply with International Adapters
(100-240VAC, 50-60 Hz; 5 VDC @ 1A; USB “mini-B” type jack)
083-015-R
Replacement Mounting Bracket Kit
5.8 cm (2.3 in)
6.
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