Cat 5 High-Density Dual Rail LCD KVM Switch KL1508A / KL1516A

Cat 5 High-Density Dual Rail LCD KVM Switch
KL1508A / KL1516A
User Manual
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KL1508A / KL1516A User Manual
FCC Information
This is an FCC Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may
cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take
adequate measures.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications. 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 his own expense.
RoHS
This product is RoHS compliant.
SJ/T 11364-2006
The following contains information that relates to China.
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User Information
Online Registration
Be sure to register your product at our online support center:
International
http://support.aten.com
North America
http://www.aten-usa.com/product_registration
Telephone Support
For telephone support, call this number:
International
886-2-8692-6959
China
86-10-5255-0110
Japan
81-3-5615-5811
Korea
82-2-467-6789
North America
1-888-999-ATEN ext 4988
United Kingdom
44-8-4481-58923
User Notice
All information, documentation, and specifications contained in this manual
are subject to change without prior notification by the manufacturer. The
manufacturer makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or
implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any
warranties as to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any of
the manufacturer's software described in this manual is sold or licensed as is.
Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and
not the manufacturer, its distributor, or its dealer), assumes the entire cost of all
necessary servicing, repair and any incidental or consequential damages
resulting from any defect in the software.
The manufacturer of this system is not responsible for any radio and/or TV
interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this device. It is the
responsibility of the user to correct such interference.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any damage incurred in the operation
of this system if the correct operational voltage setting was not selected prior
to operation. PLEASE VERIFY THAT THE VOLTAGE SETTING IS
CORRECT BEFORE USE.
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Package Contents
The KL1508A / KL1516A package consists of:
1 KL1508A or KL1516A Cat 5 High-Density Dual Rail LCD KVM Switch
with Standard Rack Mount Kit
1 Firmware Upgrade Cable
1 Power Cord
1 Grounding Wire
1 User Manual*
1 Quick Start Guide
Check to make sure that all of the components are present and in good order.
If anything is missing, or was damaged in shipping, contact your dealer.
Read this manual thoroughly and follow the installation and operation
procedures carefully to prevent any damage to the switch or to any other
devices on the KL1508A / KL1516A installation.
* Features may have been added to the KL1508A / KL1516A since this manual
was printed. Please visit our web site to download the most up-to-date
version of the manual.
Copyright © 2010–2011 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-0272-AX3G
Manual Date: 2011-05-18
Altusen and the Altusen logo are registered trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
All other brand names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective owners.
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Contents
FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
RoHS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
SJ/T 11364-2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
User Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Online Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Telephone Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
User Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Package Contents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
Product Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x
Chapter 1.
Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features and Benefits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
External Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
KVM Adapter Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Keyboard Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
LCD Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
KL1508A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
KL1516A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Chapter 2.
Hardware Setup
Before you Begin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Standard Rack Mounting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Single Station Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Daisy Chaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Chapter 3.
Basic Operation
Opening the Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Opening Separately. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Opening Together . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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Operating Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Closing the Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
LCD OSD Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
The LCD Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
The Adjustment Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Port Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Hotkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Hot Plugging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Hot Plugging Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Hot Plugging KVM Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Hot Plugging Console Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Powering Off and Restarting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Port ID Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Chapter 4.
OSD Operation
OSD Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
OSD Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
OSD Main Screen Headings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
OSD Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
F1: GOTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
F2: LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
F3: SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
F4: ADM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
F5: SKP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
F6: BRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
F7: SCAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
F8: LOUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Chapter 5.
Hotkey Operation
Hotkey Port Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Invoking Hotkey Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Number Lock and Minus Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Control and F12 Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Hotkey Mode Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Exiting Hotkey Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Selecting the Active Port. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Auto Scan Mode Switching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Setting the Scan Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Entering Auto Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Exiting Auto Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Skip Mode Switching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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Entering Skip Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Exiting Skip Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Computer Keyboard / Mouse Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Setting the Hotkey Beeper ON/OFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Setting the Hotkey key combination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Setting the OSD Hotkey combination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Setting the Port Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Restore the Default Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Hotkey Summary Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Chapter 6.
Keyboard Emulation
Mac Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Sun Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Chapter 7.
The Firmware Upgrade Utility
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Performing the Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Starting the Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Upgrade Succeeded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Upgrade Failed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Firmware Upgrade Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Main Board Firmware Upgrade Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Adapter Cable Firmware Upgrade Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Appendix
Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Connection Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
KL1508A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
KL1516A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Compatible Switches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
OSD Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Administrator Login Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Optional Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Dedicated Invocation Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
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Sun Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Screen Resolutions Higher than 1280 x 1024. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
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About This Manual
This User Manual is provided to help you get the most from your KL1508A /
KL1516A system. It covers all aspects of installation, configuration and
operation. An overview of the information found in the manual is provided
below.
Overview
Chapter 1, Introduction, introduces you to the KL1508A / KL1516A
system. Its purpose, features and benefits are presented, and its front and back
panel components are described.
Chapter 2, Hardware Setup, describes how to set up your installation. The
necessary steps – from a basic single stage hookup to a complete daisy chained
operation are provided.
Chapter 3, Basic Operation, explains the fundamental concepts involved
in operating the KL1508A / KL1516A.
Chapter 4, OSD Operation, provides a complete description of the
KL1508A / KL1516A's OSD (On Screen Display), and how to work with it.
Chapter 5, Hotkey Operation, details all of the concepts and procedures
involved in the keyboard hotkey operation of your KL1508A / KL1516A
installation.
Chapter 6, Keyboard Emulation, provides tables that list the PC to Mac
and PC to Sun keyboard emulation mappings.
Chapter 7, The Firmware Upgrade Utility, explains how to upgrade the
KL1508A / KL1516A's firmware with the latest available versions.
An Appendix, provides specifications and other technical information
regarding the KL1508A / KL1516A.
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Conventions
This manual uses the following conventions:
Monospaced
Indicates text that you should key in.
>@
Indicates keys you should press. For example, [Enter]
means to press the Enter key. If keys need to be chorded,
they appear together in the same bracket with a plus sign
between them: [Ctrl+Alt].
Numbered lists represent procedures with sequential steps.
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Bullet lists provide information, but do not involve sequential
steps.
o
Indicates selecting the option (on a menu or dialog box, for
example), that comes next. For example, Start o Run means
to open the Start menu, and then select Run.
Indicates critical information.
Product Information
For information about all ALTUSEN products and how they can help you
connect without limits, visit ALTUSEN on the Web or contact an ALTUSEN
Authorized Reseller. Visit ALTUSEN on the Web for a list of locations and
telephone numbers:
International
http://www.aten.com
North America
http://www.aten-usa.com
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Overview
A KL1508A or KL1516A KVM switch is a control unit that allows IT
administrators to access and control multiple computers from a single PS/2 or
USB KVM (keyboard, monitor, and mouse) console. A single KL1508A /
KL1516A can control up to 8 / 16 computers. They consist of an integrated
LCD monitor, keyboard, and touchpad in a 1U rack-mountable retractable
sliding housing.
The similarities and differences among the models in the KL1508A / KL1516A
series are shown in the following table:
Model
LCD Panel
Ports
KL1508AM
17"
8
KL1508AN
19"
8
KL1516AM
17"
16
KL1516AN
19"
16
The LCD and keyboard/touchpad modules slide independently of each other.
To maximize space in your data center, the keyboard/touchpad module slides
back to "hide away" when not in use, while the thin profile LCD monitor
rotates back – flush against the rack – allowing administrators to monitor
computer activity on the installation.
By daisy chaining up to 31 additional switches, as many as 512 computers can
be controlled from the original KVM console. An auto-sensing function
recognizes the position of each station on the chain, eliminating the need to
manually set the position, and a seven-segment front panel LED displays each
Station's position for easy identification.
Compact, high-density, RJ-45 connectors and CAT 5e/6 cable make for a
compact, efficient, wiring configuration, while the use of PS/2 and USB KVM
Adapter Cables to link to the computers, permits any combination of PCs,
Macs, Sun computers, and serial devices to coexist on the installation.
Setting up the KL1508A / KL1516A is fast and easy – plugging cables into their
appropriate ports is all that is entailed. Because the KL1508A / KL1516A
intercepts keyboard and mouse input directly, there is no software to configure
and no complex installation routines.
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Access to any computer on the installation is easily accomplished – either by
pressing front panel port selection pushbuttons; entering hotkey combinations
from the keyboard; or by means of a powerful OSD (On Screen Display) menu
system. A convenient Auto Scan function also permits automatic scanning and
one-by-one monitoring of the activities of selected computers.
Your KL1508A / KL1516A investment is protected through firmware
upgrades. You can download firmware update files from our website, and use
the Firmware Upgrade function to quickly and conveniently install them.
There is no better way to save time and money than with a KL1508A /
KL1516A installation. By using the KL1508A / KL1516A with its sliding LCD
console to manage your installation, you: (1) eliminate the expense of
purchasing separate keyboards, monitors, and mice; (2) save all the space those
extra components would take up; (3) save space that a keyboard, monitor, and
mouse would take with a standard KVM switch; (4) save on energy costs; and
(5) eliminate the inconvenience and wasted effort involved in constantly
having to move from one computer to another.
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Features and Benefits
The features and benefits provided by a KL1508A / KL1516A deployment are
described in the following table:
Features
Benefits
Simple Installation and
Operation
Plug-and-play installation – no software required – connecting
cables is all it takes. Station positions are automatically
recognized. Computer selection via front panel switches;
hotkeys; or multi-language OSD (On Screen Display) menus.
Keyboard/Touchpad
module
KVM console with 17"or 19" LCD monitor in a sliding housing
with top and bottom clearance for smooth operation in a 1U
high rack.
Dual Rail operation – LCD monitor slides independently of the
keyboard/touchpad.
Console lock enables the sliding console to remain securely
locked away when not in use.
Single Console Control Access and control up to 8 (KL1508A) or 16 (KL1516A)
computers from a single PS/2 or USB KVM (keyboard, video,
and mouse) console.
Scalability
By daisy chaining up to 31 additional KL1508A / KL1516A
switches, as many as 512 computers can be controlled from
the original KVM console – eliminating the expense of
purchasing separate peripherals for each server.
Easy Installation
Setting up the KL1508A / KL1516A is fast and easy – plugging
cables into their appropriate ports is all that is entailed.
Because there is no software to configure, incompatibility and
configuration issues are non-existent.
Easy Operation
Three port selection methods: Manual (via front panel
pushbuttons), Hotkey, and multi-language OSD (On Screen
Display).
Multi-language keyboard support includes English (US / UK),
French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Traditional Chinese.
Hardware Independent The KL1508A / KL1516A supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7,
Cross-Platform
Linux, Unix, Novell, FreeBSD, Sun, and Mac.
Support
Space-Saving RJ-45
Connectors and Cat
5e/6 Cabling
This space-saving innovation means that the KL1508A /
KL1516A can be conveniently installed in a 1U system rack,
and the installation can take advantage of the internal
network wiring built into most modern commercial buildings.
Reduces cable clutter for a neat and tidy data center
environment
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Features
KVM Adapter Cables
to Connect to Servers
and Devices
Benefits
For convenience and flexibility that allows mixing the PS/2,
USB and serial interfaces, the KL1508A / KL1516A's design
utilizes KVM adapter cables that serve as intermediaries
between the KVM switch and the connected devices.
KVM adapter cables are available in PS/2, USB, and Serial
interfaces to support a wide variety of data center servers
and devices.
Two-Level Password
Security
Supports one administrator and ten user profiles. Strong
password protection prevents unauthorized accessing to the
installation – keeping your valuable data secure.
Upgradeable Firmware Stay current with the latest functionality improvements and
updates by downloading firmware upgrade files from our
website and installing them with the built-in firmware upgrade
utility.
Effortless Upgrades
Simultaneous firmware upgrades to all daisy-chained KVM
switches and dongles through the daisy-chain cable.
Auto Scanning and
Broadcast Mode
Auto scanning provides hands-free monitoring of selected
devices at variable rates. Broadcast Mode sends commands
from the console to all computers – allowing you to perform
operations (such as software installation, upgrades,
shutdowns, etc.), on them simultaneously
Superior Video Quality
Supports the video resolutions up to 1600x1200@60hz for up
to 40 meters, and 1280x1024@75hz for up to 50 meters with
the new ATEN KVM Cable Adapter KA7000 series.
Multiple User Accounts Supports up to 10 user and 1 administrator accounts
Hot Pluggable
Ability to add or remove components without having to power
off the KVM switch.
Adapter Cables with ID The KL1508A / KL1516A KVM series supports automatic ID
recognition of the new ATEN KVM Cable Adapter KA7000
series (KVM Adapter Cables). Using the new adapter cables
with ID means it is not required to change cable configuration
settings when moving cables from port to port.
Device ID and attributes are stored in the adapter cables
allowing you to hot-swap port connections without having to
reconfigure attributes.
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Requirements
External Console
Š A VGA, SVGA, or multisync monitor capable of the highest resolution
that you will be using on any computer in the installation
Š A PS/2 or USB mouse
Š A PS/2 or USB keyboard
Computers
The following equipment must be installed on the computers that connect to the
KL1508A or KL1516A KVM ports:
Š A VGA, SVGA or multisync port
Note: The integrated LCD monitor's maximum resolution is
1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz. If you want to use a higher setting for the
screen resolutions of the attached computers, see Screen Resolutions
Higher than 1280 x 1024, page 81.
Š A Type A USB port and USB host controller (for USB KVM adapter cable
connection, see following section)
- or Š 6-pin Mini-DIN keyboard and mouse ports (for PS/2 KVM adapter cable
connection, see following section)
KVM Adapter Cables
Š Cat 5e/6 cable is required to connect the KL1508A / KL1516A to one of
the KVM adapter cables.
Š The following KVM adapter cables are required for use with the KL1508A
/ KL1516A:
Function
Module
Connect to devices with PS/2 ports
KA7920 / KA7520 / KA7120
KA9520 / KA9120
Connect to devices with USB ports
KA7970 / KA7570 / KA7170
KA9570 / KA9170
Connect to Sun Legacy systems (with 13W3 port)
KA9130 / KA7130
Connect to Sun USB systems
KA9170 / KA7170
Connect to serial based devices
KA9140
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Note: 1. KVM adapter cables are referred to as I/O Modules in some dialog
boxes.
2. The following cable models support the Adapter Cable ID function:
KA7920 / KA7970 / KA7520 / KA7570 / KA7120 / KA7130 /
KA7170.
Operating Systems
Supported operating systems are shown in the table, below:
OS
1
Windows
Linux
2
UNIX
Novell
Version
NT , 2000, XP, 2003 Server, 2008 Server, Vista
RedHat
9.0, Fedora and higher, RHEL AS 4, RHEL 5
SuSE
10 and higher, OpenSUSE 10.2; SLES 10 SP1
Debian
3.1, 4.0
Ubuntu
7.04, 7.10
IBM
AIX4.3, 5L (V5.2,V5.3), V6 (V6.1)
FreeBSD
5.5, 6.1, 6.2
Netware
5.0 and higher
Sun
Solaris 8, 9, 10
Mac
9.0, 9.1, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 , 10.5
DOS
1 Does not support USB.
2 Kernels below 2.6 do not support USB 2.0
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Components
Front View
1
2
3
8
7
4
6
5
No.
Component
Description
1
Upper Handle
Pull to slide the LCD module out; push to slide the module in.
See Opening the Console, page 19, for details on sliding the
console in and out.
2
LCD Module
See LCD Module, page 9.
3
Keyboard Module
See Keyboard Module, page 8.
4
Lower Handle
Pull to slide the keyboard module out. See Opening the
Console, page 19, for more details on sliding the console in
and out.
5
Power LED
Lights (blue) to indicate that the unit is receiving power.
6
Keyboard
Release Catch
These catches (one on each side) release the keyboard
module so you can slide it away.
7
LCD Release
Catch
These catches (one on each side) release the LCD module
so you can slide it away.
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Rack Mounting
Tabs
The rack mounting tabs located at each corner of the unit
secure the chassis to a system rack. See Standard Rack
Mounting, page 12, for details.
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Keyboard Module
7
1
2
6
3
No.
Component
4
5
Description
1
Keyboard
Standard 105-key keyboard
2
Touchpad
Standard mouse touchpad
3
External Mouse
Port
This USB-type mouse port is provided for users who prefer to
use an external mouse.
4
Station ID LED
In a daisy chained installation, the Station ID of the currently
selected station displays as a 2-digit figure in this panel.
See Port ID Numbering, page 29 for further details.
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Station Selection
Area
Š The LED displays the station number that the port with the
KVM focus is located on.
Š The left button shifts the KVM focus down the chain
(Station 2 o Station 1, etc.). After Station 1, it cycles back
to the last Station.
Š The right button shifts the KVM focus up the chain. After
the last Station, it cycles to Station 1.
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Lock LEDs &
Reset Switch
The Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock LEDs are located
here.
A Reset Switch is located just to the right of the Lock LEDs.
Press this recessed switch in with a thin object to perform a
system reset.
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Port Selection
Buttons and
LEDs
To access a Port on the currently selected Station press its
corresponding port selection button. Indicator LEDs are built
into the switches:
Š An On Line LED lights to indicate that the computer
attached to its corresponding port is up and running.
Š A Selected LED lights to indicate which port has the KVM
focus.
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LCD Module
1
4
2
3
No.
Component
Description
1
LCD Display
To access the LCD monitor, slide the LCD module out and flip
up the cover. See Opening the Console, page 19, for details
on sliding the LCD module out.
2
LCD Controls
These buttons control the position and picture settings of the
LCD display. See LCD OSD Configuration, page 25, for
details.
3
LCD On/Off
Button
Push this button to turn the LCD monitor on and off. The
button lights when the LCD monitor is off to indicate that only
the monitor is off – not the KVM switch itself.)
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Firmware
Firmware Upgrade Port: The Firmware Upgrade Cable that
Upgrade Section transfers the firmware upgrade data from the administrator's
computer to the KL1508A / KL1516A plugs into this RJ-11
connector.
Firmware Upgrade Switch: During normal operation this
switch should be in the NORMAL position. (See The Firmware
Upgrade Utility, page 57 for firmware upgrading details.)
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Rear View
KL1508A
2
4
3
1
6
5
KL1516A
2
3
1
5
No.
10
4
Component
6
Description
1
Grounding
Terminal
The grounding wire used to ground the switch attaches here.
2
Power Socket
This is a standard 3-prong AC power socket. The power cord
from an AC source plugs in here.
3
Power Switch
This standard rocker switch powers the unit on and off.
4
Daisy Chain
Port
When Daisy Chaining Units (see Daisy Chaining, page 17),
the daisy chain cable plugs in here.
5
Console Port
Section
If this is a Single Station installation, or if this is the First
Station of a daisy chained installation, the keyboard, monitor,
and mouse that make up the Local Console plug in here.
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KVM Port
Section
The Cat 5/6e cables that link to the KVM Adapter Cables
(which link to the computers) plug in here.
Chapter 2
Hardware Setup
Before you Begin
1. Important safety information regarding the placement of this
device is provided on page 65. Please review it before
proceeding.
2. Make sure that power to all the devices you will be connecting
up has been turned off. You must unplug the power cords of any
computers that have the Keyboard Power On function.
3. Packing material has been inserted to protect the KL1508A /
KL1516A during shipping. Slide the LCD module out (see
Opening the Console, page 19), until the packing material is
visible. Remove the packing material before installing the unit,
as shown in the diagram below.
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Standard Rack Mounting
A standard rack mounting kit is provided with your KL1508A / KL1516A. The
kit enables the switch to be mounted in rack with a depth of 42–77 cm.
L Brackets
Side Mountng
Brackets
Note: It takes two people to mount the switch: one to hold it in place, the other
to screw it in. Optional kits—including single person Easy Installation
kits—are available with a separate purchase. See Rack Mounting,
page 67, for details.
To rack mount the switch, do the following:
1. While one person positions the switch in the rack and holds it in place, the
second person—using the screws provided with the rack mounting kit—
loosely screws the front brackets to the rack.
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2. While the first person still holds the switch in place, the second person
slides the L brackets into the switch's side mounting brackets, from the
rear until the bracket flanges contact the rack, then—using the screws
provided with the rack mounting kit—screws the L brackets to the rack.
3. After the L brackets have been secured, tighten the front bracket screws.
Note: 1. Cage nuts are provided for racks that are not prethreaded.
2. Allow at least 5.1 cm on each side for proper ventilation, and at least
12.7 cm at the back for the power cord and cable clearance.
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Single Station Installation
In a single stage installation, there are no additional KVM switches daisy
chained down from the KL1508A / KL1516A. To set up a single stage
installation, refer to the installation diagrams starting on page 15 (the numbers
in the diagram correspond with the numbers of the instruction steps), and do
the following:
1. Ground the KL1508A / KL1516A by connecting one end of the grounding
wire provided with your switch to the grounding terminal, and the other
end of the wire to a suitable grounded object.
Note: Do not omit this step. Proper grounding helps to prevent damage to
the unit from surges or static electricity.
2. Plug the console keyboard, monitor, and mouse into the unit’s console
ports. The ports are color coded and marked with icons for easy
identification.
Note: You can use any combination of keyboard and mouse connections.
For example, you can use a PS/2 keyboard with a USB mouse.
3. Use Cat 5e/6 cable to connect any available KVM port to a KVM adapter
cable that is appropriate for the computer you are installing (see KVM
Adapter Cables, page 5 for details).
Note: To support a resolution of 1280x1024, the recommended maximum
distance between the unit and the KVM adapter cable is 50 meters.
4. Connect the KVM adapter cable to the computer.
Plug the connectors on the KVM adapter cable into the appropriate ports
of the computer you are installing. (See KVM Adapter Cable Installation
Diagrams, page 16 for connection examples.)
5. Plug the female end of the power cord into the KL1508A / KL1516A's
power socket; plug the male end into an AC power source.
After the KL1508A / KL1516A is cabled up, you can turn on the power. After
it is powered up, you can turn on the servers.
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Single Stage Installation Diagram
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Daisy Chaining
To control even more computers, up to 31 additional KL1508A / KL1516A
KVM switches can be daisy chained from the original KL1508A or KL1516A.
As many as 512 computers can be controlled from a single console in a
complete installation.
Note: Since it would be unnecessarily wasteful and expensive to use
KL1508A / KL1516A switches for daisy chaining (there is no point in
having consoles on the chained switches), switches without LCD
consoles are used instead. Please see the table, Compatible Switches,
page 72 for a list of ATEN switches that can be installed on a KL1508A
/ KL1516A daisy chain.
Tables showing the relation between the number of computers and the number
of KL1508A / KL1516A units needed to control them are provided on page 69.
To set up a daisy chained installation, make sure that power to all the devices
you will be connecting up has been turned off, and refer to the Daisy Chaining,
page 17 as you do the following:
1. Use a daisy chain cable set to connect the Chain Out port of the parent
KL1508A / KL1516A unit to the Chain In port of the child KL1508A /
KL1516A unit (first station out to second station in, second station out to
third station in, etc.).
Note: 1. You cannot use the chain in port of the First Station, since it is the
highest level parent.
2. Daisy chain cable sets require a separate purchase. See your
dealer for details.
2. Cable up the computers and the switch according to the information
provided under Single Station Installation, page 14.
3. Repeat the above for any other switches you want to add to the chain.
4. Power up the installation according to the following procedure:
a) Plug in the power cord for the first station. Wait for the unit to ascertain
its station ID and display it on the Station ID LED. (The station ID for
the first stage unit is 01, the ID for the second stage unit is 02, the ID for
the third stage unit is 03, etc.)
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b) Power on each station on the installation in turn (second station, then
third station, etc.). In each case, wait for the station ID to be ascertained
and displayed before powering on the next station.
c) After all the stations are up, power on the computers.
Daisy Chain Installation Diagram
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Basic Operation
Opening the Console
The KL1508A / KL1516A's console consists of two modules: An LCD display
module located under the top cover; and a keyboard / touchpad module below
the LCD module.
The modules can either slide together, or independently. This allows you to
have the LCD display available for viewing while the keyboard / touchpad
module is conveniently out of the way when not in use.
Opening Separately
1. Pull the release catch to release the console, and pull the top panel a few
centimeters toward you. Once the console has been released, you can let
go of the catch.
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2. Pull the top panel all the way out until it clicks into place.
3. Rotate the top panel all the way back to expose the LCD screen.
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4. Reach underneath and pull the keyboard module all the way out until it
clicks into place.
Opening Together
Refer to the diagrams in the Opening Separately section as you do the
following:
1. Pull the release catch and pull the top and bottom panels out until the
keyboard module clicks into place.
Note: Once the console has been released, you can let go of the catch.
2. Pull the top panel the rest of the way out until it clicks into place.
3. Rotate the top panel all the way back to expose the LCD screen.
Note: Refer to the warning regarding placing excessive weight on the
keyboard module on the following page.
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Operating Precautions
The maximum load bearing capacity of the keyboard module is
30kg. Failure to heed the information below can result in damage
to the keyboard module.
RIGHT
Rest your hands and arms lightly on the
keyboard module as you work.
WRONG!
Š DO NOT lean your body weight on the
keyboard module.
Š DO NOT place heavy objects on the
keyboard module.
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Closing the Console
1. Pull the release catches located on either side of the keyboard toward you
to release the keyboard module, then slide the module slightly in.
2. Let go of the catches. Using the front handle, push the keyboard module
all the way in.
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3. Rotate the LCD module all the way down, then pull the rear catches to
release the LCD module.
4. Using the front handle, push the module all the way in.
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LCD OSD Configuration
The LCD Buttons
The LCD OSD allows you to set up and configure the LCD display. Four
buttons (see LCD Controls, page 9) are used to perform the configuration, as
described in the table below:
Button
MENU
Function
When you have not entered the LCD OSD Menu
function, pressing this button invokes the Menu
function and brings up the Main Menu.
When navigating through the menus, this button
moves you right or up. When making an adjustment, it
increases the value.
When navigating through the menus, this button
moves you left or down. When making an adjustment,
it decreases the value.
EXIT
Š When you have not entered the LCD OSD Menu
function, pressing this button performs an auto
adjustment. An auto adjustment automatically
configures all the settings for the LCD panel to what
the OSD considers their optimum values to be.
Š When you have entered the LCD OSD Menu
function, pressing this button exits the current menu
and returns you to the previous menu. Use it to
leave an adjustment menu when you are satisfied
with the adjustment you have made.
Š When you are at the Main Menu, pressing this
button exits the LCD OSD.
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The Adjustment Settings
An explanation of the LCD OSD adjustment settings is given in the table
below:
Setting
Brightness
Explanation
Adjusts the background black level of the screen image.
Contrast
Adjusts the foreground white level of the screen image.
Phase
If pixel jitter or horizontal line noise is visible on the display, your
LCD may have the wrong phase setting. Adjust the phase setting
to eliminate these problems.
Clock
If vertical banding is visible on the display, your LCD may have
the wrong clock setting. Adjust the clock setting to eliminate
vertical banding.
H-Position
Positions the display area on the LCD panel horizontally (moves
the display area left or right).
V-Position
Positions the display area on the LCD panel vertically (moves
the display area up or down).
Color Temperature
Adjusts the color quality of the display. You can adjust the
“warmth” value, color balance, etc. The Adjust Color selection
has a further submenu that lets you fine tune the RGB values.
Language
Selects the language that the OSD displays its menus in.
OSD Duration
Lets you set the amount of time that the OSD displays on the
screen. If there is no input for the amount of time you choose, the
OSD display turns off.
Reset
Resets the menu and submenu adjustments (except for
language settings) to the original factory default settings.
Port Selection
KL1508A / KL1516A installations provide three methods to obtain instant
access to any computer on your installation: Manual, OSD (on-screen display),
and Hotkey.
Manual
Manual port selection simply involves pressing the port selection switch that
corresponds to the device you wish to access.
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OSD
The OSD provides a menu driven interface to the computer switching
procedure. OSD operation is discussed in the next chapter.
Hotkey
Hotkeys allow you to conveniently provide KVM focus to a particular
computer from the keyboard instead of having to manually select them by
pressing port selection switches, or accessing the OSD. Keyboard operation is
discussed in Chapter 5.
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Hot Plugging
The KL1508A / KL1516A supports hot plugging – components can be removed
and added back into the installation by unplugging and replugging their cables
without the need to shut the unit down. In order for hot plugging to work
properly, however, the procedures described below should be followed.
Hot Plugging Stations
You can switch station positions by simply unplugging from the old parent and
plugging into a new one. After you do, in order for the OSD menus to
correspond to the change, you should reset the OSD. See RESET STATION
IDS, page 40, for details.
Hot Plugging KVM Ports
After switching KVM ports, in order for the OSD menus to correspond to the
change, you may need to reconfigure the OSD information for the new port
information. The settings of the port name, operating system, and keyboard
language will be restored to the KVM switch from any previously used adapter
cables after they are plugged in. See F3: SET, page 36, and the port setting
selections under the F4 ADM function, page 39, for details.
Note: 1. If a computer’s operating system doesn’t support hot plugging, this
function may not work properly.
2. Empty ports that previously were connected to an adapter cable will
retain their prior configuration data.
Hot Plugging Console Ports
The keyboard, monitor, and mouse can be hot plugged. When hot plugging the
mouse, however, be aware of the following:
Š If you unplug the mouse (to reset the mouse, for example), you must use
the same mouse when you plug back in.
Š If you plug in a different mouse, all the stations and all the computers on
the installation must be shut down for 10 seconds, then restarted following
the sequence given under Powering Off and Restarting on page 29.
Š Some older operating systems may not support hot-plugging.
Note: If, after hot plugging (or at any other time), there is no response to
keyboard and/or mouse input, perform a keyboard and mouse reset
by pressing in the Reset switch (see page 8).
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Powering Off and Restarting
If it becomes necessary to power off the KL1508A / KL1516A, or if the switch
loses power and needs to be restarted, before starting it back up you should
follow these procedures to prevent possible equipment issues:
1. Shut down all the computers that are attached to it.
Note: You must unplug the power cords of any computers that have the
Keyboard Power On function.
2. Wait 10 seconds then power it back on. If you have shut down more than
one station, power up the highest station first and work your way down to
the lowest one. Wait for each station to display its station ID on the front
panel LED before powering on the next one.
3. After the station(s) is (are) up, power the computers back on.
Port ID Numbering
Each computer on the installation is assigned a unique port ID. The port ID is
a one or two segment number that is determined by the stage level and port
number of the switch that the computer is connected to.
The first segment represents the stage level of the switch (04, for example); the
second segment represents the number of the port that the computer is plugged
into.
For example, if a computer is connected to KVM port 3 of a switch that is in
the 12th position of the daisy chain, it would have a port ID of 12-03.
Note: Single digit numbers (1–9) are padded with a preceding zero (0).
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OSD Operation
OSD Overview
The On Screen Display (OSD) is a menu driven method to handle computer
control and switching operations. All procedures start from the OSD Main
Screen. To display the Main Screen, tap the OSD hotkey twice.
The default hotkey is [Scroll Lock]. You can change the hotkey to the Ctrl key
or the Alt key if you like (see OSD HOTKEY, page 36).
Note: 1. If you use the Ctrl or Alt key method you must press the same Ctrl or
Alt key both times.
2. Once you start the OSD, the keyboard lock will be controlled by the
device. The number lock and caps lock will always be on when the
OSD is being accessed.
The OSD incorporates a two level (administrator / user) password system.
Before the OSD Main Screen comes up, a login dialog box appears that asks
for a username and password. You must provide a valid username and
password in order to continue.
The first time that the OSD is accessed, you must use the default username and
password. The default username is administrator; the default password is
password. For security purposes, we strongly recommend changing these to
something unique after you log in for the first time.
After logging in with the default username and password, the OSD Main
Screen opens in Administrator mode. In this mode, you have administrator
privileges, with access to all administrator and user functions, and can set up
operations (including password authorization for the future), as you would like.
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When you invoke the OSD, a screen similar to the one below appears:
Note: 1. The diagram depicts the Administrator's Main Screen. The User Main
Screen does not show the F4 and F6 functions, since these are
reserved for the administrator and can't be accessed by ordinary users.
2. Only the ports that have been set accessible by the Administrator for
the currently logged in user are visible (see SET ACCESSIBLE
PORTS, page 39, for details).
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OSD Navigation
Š To dismiss the menu, and deactivate the OSD, click the X at the upper
right corner of the OSD Window or press Esc.
Š To Logout click F8 or the ZZZ symbol at the top of the Main Screen, or
press [F8].
Š The OSD uses a tree view. To see the ports for a particular station, click
the plus sign [ + ] in front of the station number. The port number list
drops down. To dismiss the list, click the circle symbol [ o ] in front of the
station number.
Š To move up or down through the list one line at a time, click the up and
down triangle symbols (ST or use the up and down arrow keys. If there
are more list entries than there is room for on the Main Screen, the screen
will scroll.
Š To move up or down through the list one screen at a time, click the up and
down arrow symbols (ÏÐ), or use the [Pg Up] and [Pg Dn] keys. If there
are more list entries than there is room for on the Main Screen, the screen
will scroll.
Š To bring the KVM focus to a port, double-click it, or move the highlight
bar to it and then press [Enter].
Š After executing any action, you automatically go back to the menu one
level above.
OSD Main Screen Headings
Heading
Explanation
SN-PN
This column lists the port ID numbers (station number-port number) for
all the KVM ports on the installation. The simplest method to access a
particular computer is to click it, or move the highlight bar to it, and then
press [Enter].
QV
If a port has been selected for Quick View scanning (see SET QUICK
VIEW PORTS, page 38), an arrowhead displays in this column.
The computers that are powered on and are online have a sun symbol
in this column.
NAME
If a port has been given a name (see EDIT PORT NAMES, page 40), its
name appears in this column.
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OSD Functions
OSD functions are used to configure and control the OSD. For example, you
can rapidly switch to any port, scan selected ports only, limit the list you wish
to view, designate a port as a Quick View Port, create or edit a port name, or
make OSD setting adjustments.
To access an OSD function:
1. Either click a function key field at the top of the Main Screen, or press a
function key on the keyboard.
2. In the submenus that appear make your choice either by double clicking it,
or moving the highlight bar to it, and then pressing [Enter].
3. Press [Esc] to return to the previous menu level.
F1: GOTO
Accessing the GOTO function allows you to switch directly to a port either by
keying in the port's name or its port ID.
Š To use the Name method, key in 1, key in the port's name, and then press
[Enter].
Š To use the Port ID method, key in 2, key in the port ID, and then press
[Enter].
Note: You can key in a partial name or port ID. The screen will show all the
computers that the user has View rights to (see SET ACCESSIBLE
PORTS, page 39), that match the name or port ID pattern, regardless of
the current List settings (see F2: LIST, page 35, for details).
To return to the OSD Main Menu without making a choice, press [Esc].
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F2: LIST
Many of the switch’s OSD functions only operate on the computers currently
selected for listing on the Main Screen. Accessing this function lets you
broaden or narrow the scope of ports that get listed. The submenu choices and
their meanings are given in the table below:
Choice
Meaning
ALL
Lists all of the ports on the installation.
QUICK VIEW
Lists only the ports that have been selected as Quick View Ports
(see SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, page 38).
POWERED ON
Lists only the ports that have attached computers Powered On.
QUICK VIEW +
POWERED ON
Lists only the ports that have been selected as Quick View Ports
(see SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, page 38), and that have their
attached computers Powered On.
Move the highlight bar to the choice you want, then press [Enter]. An icon
appears before the choice to indicate that it is the currently selected one.
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F3: SET
Accessing this function allows the administrator and each user to set up an
individual working environment. A separate profile for each operator is stored
by the OSD and is activated according to the username provided during login.
To change a setting:
1. Double-click it; or move the highlight bar to it, then press [Enter].
2. After you select an item, a submenu with further choices appears. To make
a selection, either double click it; or move the highlight bar to it, then press
[Enter]. An icon appears before the selected choice to indicate which one
it is. The settings are explained in the following table:
Setting
OSD
HOTKEY
Function
Selects which hotkey activates the OSD function:
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]; [Ctrl] [Ctrl] or [Alt] [Alt].
Since the [Ctrl] or [Alt] key combinations may conflict with programs
running on the computers, the default is the [Scroll Lock] combination.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
POSITION
Allows you to position where the port ID appears on the monitor. The
default is the upper left corner, but you can choose to have it appear
anywhere on the screen.
Use the mouse or the arrow Keys plus Pg Up, Pg Dn, Home, End, and
5 (on the numeric keypad with Num Lock off), to position the port ID
display, then click or press [Enter] to lock the position and return to the
Set submenu.
Note: The setting affects the currently selected port. If you don’t want
to use the default position, you must change the setting for each port
individually.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
DURATION
Determines how long a port ID displays on the monitor after a port
change has taken place. There are two choices: 3 seconds and Off.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
MODE
Selects how the port ID is displayed: the port number alone (PORT
NUMBER); the port name alone (PORT NAME); or the port number
plus the port name (PORT NUMBER + PORT NAME). The default is
PORT NUMBER + PORT NAME).
SCAN
DURATION
Determines how long the focus dwells on each port as it cycles through
the selected ports in Auto Scan mode (see F7: SCAN, page 44). Key in
a value from 1–255 seconds, then press [Enter]. Default is 5 seconds;
a setting of 0 disables the Scan function.
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Setting
SCAN/SKIP
MODE
Function
Selects which computers will be accessed under Skip mode (see F5:
SKP, page 42), and Auto Scan mode (see F7: SCAN, page 44).
Choices are:
ALL – All the ports which have been set Accessible (see SET
ACCESSIBLE PORTS, page 39);
QUICK VIEW – Only those ports which have been set Accessible and
have been selected as Quick View Ports (see SET QUICK VIEW
PORTS, page 38);
POWERED ON – Only those ports which have been set Accessible
and are Powered On;
QUICK VIEW + POWERED ON – Only those ports which have been
set Accessible and have been selected as Quick View Ports and are
Powered On. The default is ALL.
SCREEN
BLANKER
If there is no input from the console for the amount of time set with this
function, the screen is blanked. Key in a value from 1–30 minutes, then
press [Enter]. A setting of 0 disables this function. The default is Off.
HOTKEY
COMMAND
MODE
Enables / Disables the Hotkey function (see Hotkey Operation,
page 45), in case a conflict with programs running on the computers
occurs. The default is On.
HOTKEY
This setting selects the Hotkey invocation keys (see Hotkey Operation,
page 45). Choices are [NUM LOCK] + [-], or [CTRL] + [F12]. The
default is [NUM LOCK] + [-].
OSD
LANGUAGE
Sets the language that the OSD displays in. Choices are: English,
German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.The
default is English.
SET
CONSOLE
KEYBOARD
Sets the keyboard language mapping of the console keyboard. The
default is Auto. If the switch does not automatically receive language
mapping from the keyboard, it will set to English (US).
SET
LOGOUT
TIMEOUT
If there is no input from the console for the amount of time set with this
function, the operator is automatically logged out. A login is necessary
before the console can be used again.
This enables other operators to gain access to the computers when the
original operator is no longer accessing them, but has forgotten to log
out. To set the timeout value, key in a number from 1–180 minutes,
then press [Enter]. If the number is 0 (zero), this function is disabled.
Default is Off.
Note: This feature does not function if Set Login Mode is disabled. See
See SET LOGIN MODE, page 41.
ACTIVATE
BEEPER
Choices are Y (for Yes), or N (for No). When activated, the beeper
sounds whenever a port is changed, when activating the Auto Scan
function (see F7: SCAN, page 44), or an invalid entry is made on an
OSD menu. The default is On.
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Setting
Function
SET QUICK
This function lets the administrator select which ports to include as
VIEW PORTS Quick View ports.
Š To select/deselect a port as a Quick View Port, use the navigation
keys to move the highlight bar to it, then press the [Spacebar].
Š When a port has been selected as a Quick View Port, an arrowhead
displays in the QV column of the LIST on the Main Screen to
indicate so. When a port is deselected, the arrowhead disappears.
Š If one of the Quick View options is chosen for the LIST view (see F2:
LIST, page 35), only a port that has been selected here will display
on the List.
Š If one of the Quick View options is chosen for Auto Scanning (see
SCAN/SKIP MODE, page 37), only a port that has been selected
here will be Auto Scanned.
The default is for no ports to be selected.
TOUCHPAD
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Enables / Disables the touchpad function of the console. Choices are Y
(for Yes), or N (for No). The active status (Touchpad On / Touchpad
Off) is also shown.
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F4: ADM
F4 is an administrator only function. Accessing this function allows the
administrator to configure and control the overall operation of the OSD. To
change a setting double click it; or use the up and down arrow keys to move the
highlight bar to it, then press [Enter].
After you select an item, a submenu with further choices appears. Double click
the choice you want, or move the highlight bar to it, then press [Enter]. An icon
appears before the selected choice. The settings are explained in the table on
the next three pages:
Setting
SET USER
ACCOUNT
Function
This function is used to set usernames and passwords for the
administrator and users:
Š One Administrator and 10 user passwords can be set.
Š After you select the administrator field or one of the user fields, a
screen that allows you to key in your username and password
appears. The username and password may be up to 16 characters
long, and can consist of any combination of letters and numbers (A–
Z, 0–9).
Š For each individual, key in the username and password, then press
[Enter].
Š To modify or delete a previous username and/or password, use the
backspace key to erase individual letters or numbers.
Š The
icon indicates data is stored in the account.
SET
This function allows the administrator to define user access to the
ACCESSIBLE computers on the installation on a port-by-port basis.
PORTS
For each user, select the target port, then press the [Spacebar] to cycle
through the choices: F (Full access), V (View Only), or N (No Access).
Repeat until all access rights have been set, then press [Esc]. The
default is F for all users on all ports.
Note: An N setting means that no access rights are granted. The port
will not show up on the user's LIST on the Main Screen.
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Setting
EDIT PORT
NAMES
Function
To identify which computer is attached to a particular port, every port
can be assigned a name. This function allows the administrator to
create, modify, or delete port names. To assign a port name:
1. Click the port you want, or use the navigation keys to move the
highlight bar to it, then press [Enter].
2. Key in the new port name, or modify/delete the old one. The maximum number of characters allowed for the port name is 14. Legal
characters include:
Š All alpha characters: A–Z*
Š All numeric characters: 0–9
*You can enter the port names in either upper or lower case
however the OSD displays the port name only in UPPERCASE.
3. When you have finished editing, press [Enter] to have the change
take effect. To abort the change, press [Esc].
RESTORE
DEFAULT
VALUES
This function is used to undo all changes and return the setup to the
original factory default settings (see OSD Factory Default Settings,
page 73) – except for the Names settings that were assigned to the
ports, which are saved.
CLEAR THE
NAME LIST
This function clears the port name list.
RESET
If you change the position of one of the stations in the daisy chain, the
STATION IDS OSD settings will no longer correspond to the new situation. This
function directs the OSD to rescan the station positions of the entire
installation and updates the OSD so that the OSD station information
corresponds to the new physical layout.
Note: Only the station numbers get updated. Except for the port
names, all administrator settings (such as Set Accessible Ports, Set
Quick View Ports, etc.), for all of the computers affected by the change,
have to be manually redone.
SET
OPERATING
SYSTEM
Specifies the operating platform of the computer attached to each port.
You must configure each port on the installation. For each port, press
the [Spacebar] to cycle through the choices (PC, Mac or Sun). Repeat
until all the ports have been set, then press [Esc]. The default is PC.
Note: If you are installing a Sun or Mac computer it may not boot when
you run it for the first time unless you first set the correct operating
system for the port it is connected to.
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Setting
SET CAT 5
LENGTH
Function
Lets you specify how long the Cat 5/6e cable between the port and the
KVM adapter cable is. Press [Spacebar] to cycle through the cable
length settings:
S: Short – for up to 25 m
M: Medium – for between 20 and 35 m
L: Long – for above 35 m
An S, M, or L appears next to the port to indicate the choice.
SET
KEYBOARD
LANGUAGE
Sets the keyboard language layout for the computers attached to each
port. Press [Spacebar] to cycle through the choices: The default is
English (US).
SET
CONSOLE
MODE
This setting selects which console(s) (internal/external) are enabled:
0 Both consoles enabled
1 LCD Console only
2 External console only
Use the spacebar to cycle through the choices. The default is 0.
Changes will not be saved until you logout.
FIRMWARE
UPGRADE
In order to upgrade the KL1508A / KL1516A and adapter cable
firmware (see The Firmware Upgrade Utility, page 57) you must first
enable Firmware Upgrade mode with this setting.
When you bring up this menu, the current firmware version levels
display. Select Y to enable Firmware Upgrade mode, or N to leave this
menu without enabling it.
ADAPTER
UPGRADE
This function allows the administrator to check the firmware version of
the KVM adapter cable. When you bring up this menu, the current
firmware version levels display. See FIRMWARE UPGRADE, above,
also.
SET LOGIN
MODE
This function allows the administrator to request users to login or not.
When the login dialog box is disabled, the system disables the login/
logout function. If the system is re-started, the login/logout function
remains disabled.
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F5: SKP
This function enables you to easily skip backward or forward, switching the
console focus from the currently active KVM Port to the previous or next
available one.
Š The selection of computers to be available for Skip mode switching is
made with the Scan/Skip mode setting under the F3 SET function
(see page 37).
Š When you are in Skip mode, press:
m
To skip to the previous port in the List.
o
To skip to the next port in the List.
n
To skip to the last port of the previous station in the List.
p
To skip to the first port of the next station in the List.
Note: When you skip, you only skip to the previous or next available
computer that is in the Scan/Skip mode selection (see page 37).
Š If a port has been selected for Scan/Skip mode, when the focus switches to
that port a left/right triangle symbol appears before its port ID display.
Š While Skip mode is in effect, the console will not function normally. You
must exit Skip mode in order to regain control of the console.
Š To exit Skip mode, press the [Spacebar] or [Esc].
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F6: BRC
F6 is an administrator only function. When this function is in effect, commands
sent from the console are broadcast to all available computers on the
installation.
This function is particularly useful for operations that need to be performed on
multiple computers, such as performing a system wide shutdown, installing or
upgrading software, etc.
Š While BRC mode is in effect, a speaker symbol appears before the port ID
display of the port that currently has the console focus.
Š While BRC mode is in effect, the mouse will not function normally. You
must exit BRC mode in order to regain control of the mouse.
Š To exit BRC mode, invoke the OSD (with the OSD Hotkey), then click the
F6 field, or press [F6], to turn BRC mode off.
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F7: SCAN
This function automatically switches among the available computers at regular
intervals so that you can monitor their activity without having to take the
trouble of switching manually.
Š The selection of computers to be included for Auto Scanning is made with
the Scan/Skip mode setting under the F3 SET function (see page 37).
Š The amount of time that each port displays for is set with the Scan
Duration setting under the F3 SET function (see page 36).
Š As each computer is accessed, an S appears in front of the port ID
display to indicate that it is being accessed under Auto Scan mode.
Š While you are in Auto Scan mode, you can pause the scanning in order to
keep the focus on a particular computer either by pressing P, or with a left
click of the mouse. To resume scanning, press any key or left click again.
See Auto Scan Mode Switching, page 48, for details.
Š While Auto Scan mode is in effect, the console will not function normally.
You must exit Auto Scan mode in order to regain control of the console.
Š To exit Auto Scan mode, press the [Spacebar] or [Esc].
F8: LOUT
Clicking the F8 field, or pressing [F8], logs you out of the OSD and blanks the
console screen. This is different from simply deactivating the OSD when you
are at the Main Screen by pressing [Esc].
With this function you must log in all over again to regain access to the OSD,
whereas with [Esc], all you have to do to reenter the OSD is tap the OSD
Hotkey.
Note: 1. When you reenter the OSD after logging out, the screen stays blank
except for the login dialog box. You must input your username and
password before you can continue (see page 31). If login has been
disabled by the administrator (see page 41), the F8 function is also
disabled.
2. If you reenter the OSD after logging out, and immediately use [Esc]
to deactivate the OSD without having selected a port from the OSD
menu, a Null Port message displays on the screen. The OSD hotkey
will bring up the OSD Main Screen.
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Hotkey Port Control
Hotkey port control allows you to provide KVM focus to a particular computer
directly from the keyboard. The KL1508A / KL1516A provides the following
Hotkey port control features:
Š Selecting the Active Port
Š Auto Scan Mode Switching
Š Skip Mode Switching
Š Computer Keyboard / Mouse Reset
The following settings can also be controlled in Hotkey mode:
Š Setting the Beeper
Š Setting the Quick Hotkey
Š Setting the OSD Hotkey
Š Setting the Port Operating System
Š Restoring the OSD Default Values
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Invoking Hotkey Mode
All Hotkey operations begin by invoking Hotkey mode.1 To invoke Hotkey
mode you may use two possible keystroke sequences shown below. Only one
of the two key-sequences below can be operational (see Setting the Hotkey key
combination on page 52):
Number Lock and Minus Keys
1. Hold down the [Num Lock] key;
2. Press and release the [Minus] key;
3. Release the [Num Lock] key:
[Num Lock] + [-]
Control and F12 Keys
1. Hold down the [Ctrl] key;
2. Press and release the [F12] key;
3. Release the [Ctrl] key:
[Ctrl] + [F12]
Hotkey Mode Environment
When Hotkey mode is active:
Š A command line appears on the monitor screen. The command line prompt
is the word Hotkey: in white text on a blue background, and displays the
subsequent Hotkey information that you key in.
Š Ordinary keyboard and mouse functions are suspended – only Hotkey
compliant keystrokes (described in the sections that follow), can be input.
Exiting Hotkey Mode
Pressing [Esc] exits Hotkey mode.
1.
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Make sure that the Hotkey Command Mode function is enabled and
that you key in the appropriate Hotkey. See page 37 for details.
Chapter 5. Hotkey Operation
Selecting the Active Port
Each computer port is assigned a port ID (see Port ID Numbering, page 29).
You can directly access any computer with a Hotkey combination that specifies
the port ID that the computer is connected to. The steps are:
1. Enter the Hotkey mode with the:
[Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12] combination.
2. Key in the port ID.
The port ID numbers display on the command line as you key them in. If
you make a mistake, use [Backspace] to erase it.
3. Press [Enter].
After you press [Enter], the KVM focus switches to the designated
computer and you automatically exit Hotkey mode.
Note: In Hotkey mode, the KVM focus will not switch to a port if an
invalid switch or port number is entered. The Hotkey command line
will continue to display on the screen until you enter a valid switch
and port number combination, or exit Hotkey mode.
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Auto Scan Mode Switching
Auto Scan automatically switches among all the active computer ports that are
accessible to the currently logged on user at regular intervals. This allows their
activity to be monitored automatically (See SKAN/SKIP MODE of the OSD F3
SET function, page 37).
Setting the Scan Interval
The amount of time Auto Scan keeps the focus on each port is set with the
SCAN DURATION setting of the OSD F3 SET function (see page 36). You can
change the scan interval, before you activate Hotkey Auto Scanning, by
entering the following Hotkey combination:
1. Enter the Hotkey mode:
[Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12] combination.
2. Key in [A][n]
Where [A] is the letter A, and [n] is a number from 1–255 that
represents the length of the focus time in seconds.
The letter A and the numbers display on the command line as you key
them in. Use [Backspace] to erase any wrong entry.
3. Press [Enter]
After you press [Enter], you exit Hotkey mode, and are ready to start Auto
Scanning.
Entering Auto Scan
To enter the Auto Scanning mode, key in the following Hotkey combination:
1. Enter the Hotkey mode:
[Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12] combination.
2. Press [A] + [Enter].
Š While you are in Auto Scan mode, you can pause the scanning to keep
the focus on a particular computer by pressing [P]. When Auto
Scanning is paused, the Command Line displays: Auto Scan: Paused.
When you want to keep the focus on a particular computer, Pausing is
more convenient than exiting Auto Scan mode. When you resume
scanning it starts at the computer where you paused. If you exited and
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then restarted Auto Scanning, it starts, at the beginning, from the first
computer on the installation.
To resume Auto Scanning, press any key. Scanning continues from the
computer you paused at.
Š While the Auto Scan mode is operating, ordinary keyboard and mouse
functions are suspended - only Auto Scan mode compliant keystrokes
can be input. You must exit Auto Scan mode to regain normal control
of the console.
Exiting Auto Scan
1. To exit Auto Scan mode press [Esc] or [Spacebar]. Auto Scanning
stops when you exit Auto Scan mode.
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Skip Mode Switching
This feature allows you to switch between computers in order to monitor them
manually. You can focus on a particular port for as long as you like – as
opposed to auto-scanning, which automatically switches the port focus after a
fixed interval.
Entering Skip Mode
To enter Skip mode, key in the following Hotkey combination:
1. Enter the Hotkey mode by pressing the:
[Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12] combination.
2. Press one of the [Arrow] keys.
After you press one of the keyboard arrows, you automatically exit Hotkey
mode and enter Skip mode where you can switch ports as follows:
m
Skips to the first accessible port. (See SCAN/SKIP MODE,
page 37, for information regarding accessible ports.)
o
Skips to the next accessible port.
n
Skips to the last accessible port of the previous station.
p
Skips to the first accessible port of the next station.
Once you are in Skip mode, you can continue skipping by pressing the
arrow keys. You do not have to use the [Num Lock] + [-] combination
again.
While Skip mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard and mouse functions are
suspended – only Skip mode compliant keystrokes can be input. You must
exit Skip mode to regain normal control of the console.
Exiting Skip Mode
1. To exit Skip mode, press [Esc] or [Spacebar].
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Computer Keyboard / Mouse Reset
If either the keyboard or mouse stop functioning on the computer connected to
the currently selected port, you can perform a keyboard / mouse reset on the
computer by executing the following steps:
1. Enter the Hotkey mode with the:
[Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12] combination.
2. Press [F5].
After you press [F5] you automatically exit Hotkey mode and regain
keyboard and mouse control on the computer connected to the KVM port.
If you fail to regain keyboard / mouse control on the computer after
pressing [F5], perform a system reset. For more information see Lock
LEDs & Reset Switch, page 8.
This function is essentially the same as unplugging and replugging the
keyboard and mouse on the target computer.
Setting the Hotkey Beeper ON/OFF
The beeper (see Activate Beeper, page 37) can be turned on and off with
Hotkeys by the following steps:
1. Enter the Hotkey mode with the:
[Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12] combination.
2. Press [B].
After you press [B], the beeper turns on or off. The command line displays
Beeper On or Beeper Off for one second; then the message disappears and you
automatically exit Hotkey mode.
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Setting the Hotkey key combination
The keys used to enter the Hotkey Mode (see HOTKEY COMMAND MODE,
page 37) can be switched between:
[Num Lock] + [-], and [Ctrl] + [F12]
by the following steps:
1. Enter the Hotkey mode with the:
[Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12] combination.
2. Press [H].
After you press [H], the command line displays HOTKEY HAS BEEN
CHANGED for one second; then the message disappears and you
automatically exit Hotkey mode.
Setting the OSD Hotkey combination
The Hotkeys used to access the OSD (see OSD HOTKEY, page 36) can be
switched between [Scroll Lock], [Scroll Lock], [Ctrl], [Ctrl],
and [Alt], [Alt] by the following steps:
1. Enter the Hotkey mode with the:
[Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12] combination.
2. Press [T].
After you press [T], the command line displays HOTKEY HAS BEEN
CHANGED for one second; then the message disappears and you
automatically exit Hotkey mode.
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Setting the Port Operating System
A port’s operating system configuration can be matched to that of the computer
attached to the port by performing the following steps:
1. Enter the Hotkey mode with the:
[Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12] combination.
2. Press a [Function] key, where [Function] refers to one of the
function keys in the following table:
Key
Description
F1
Sets the Port OS to Windows
F2
Sets the Port OS to Mac
F3
Sets the Port OS to Sun
After pressing a function key you automatically exit Hotkey mode.
Restore the Default Values
This administrator-only Hotkey restores the KL1508A / KL1516A default
values (see RESTORE DEFAULT VALUES on page 40) by performing the
following steps:
1. Enter the Hotkey mode with the:
[Num Lock] + [-] or [Ctrl] + [F12] combination.
2. Press [R].
3. Press [Enter].
After you press [Enter], the command line displays RESET TO DEFAULT
SETTING for three seconds; then the message disappears and you
automatically exit Hotkey mode.
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Hotkey Summary Table
[Num Lock] + [-]
[A] [Enter]
or
Invokes Auto Scan mode.
When Auto Scan mode is in effect, [P] or
left-click pauses auto-scanning.
[Ctrl] + [F12]
When auto-scanning is paused, pressing
any key or another left-click resumes autoscanning.
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[B]
Toggles the Beeper On or Off.
[Esc] or [Spacebar]
Exits hotkey mode.
[F1]
Sets Operating System to Windows
[F2]
Sets Operating System to Mac
[F3]
Sets Operating System to Sun
[F5]
Performs a keyboard / mouse reset on the
target computer.
[H]
Toggles the Hotkey invocation keys.
[Port ID] [Enter]
Switches access to the computer that
corresponds to that Port ID.
[R] [Enter]
Administrator only hotkey. It returns the
switch’s settings to their default values.
[T]
Toggles the OSD Hotkey between [Ctrl]
[Ctrl] and [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock].
[m]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the
current port to the first accessible port
previous to it.
[o]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the
current port to the next accessible port.
[n]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the
current port to the last accessible port of the
previous Station.
[p]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the
current port to the first accessible port of the
next Station.
Chapter 6
Keyboard Emulation
Mac Keyboard
The PC compatible (101/104 key) keyboard can emulate the functions of the
Mac keyboard. The emulation mappings are listed in the table below.
PC Keyboard
Mac Keyboard
[Shift]
Shift
[Ctrl]
Ctrl
[Ctrl] [1]
[Ctrl] [2]
[Ctrl] [3]
[Ctrl] [4]
[Alt]
Alt
[Print Screen]
F13
[Scroll Lock]
F14
=
[Enter]
Return
[Backspace]
Delete
[Insert]
Help
[Ctrl]
F15
Note: When using key combinations, press and release the first key (Ctrl),
then press and release the activation key.
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Sun Keyboard
The PC compatible (101/104 key) keyboard can emulate the functions of the
Sun keyboard when the Control key [Ctrl] is used in conjunction with other
keys. The corresponding functions are shown in the table below.
PC Keyboard
Sun Keyboard
[Ctrl] [T]
Stop
[Ctrl] [F2]
Again
[Ctrl] [F3]
Props
[Ctrl] [F4]
Undo
[Ctrl] [F5]
Front
[Ctrl] [F6]
Copy
[Ctrl] [F7]
Open
[Ctrl] [F8]
Paste
[Ctrl] [F9]
Find
[Ctrl] [F10]
Cut
[Ctrl] [1]
[Ctrl] [2]
-
[Ctrl] [3]
+
[Ctrl] [4]
[Ctrl] [H]
Help
Compose
‹
Note: When using key combinations, press and release the first key (Ctrl),
then press and release the activation key.
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Chapter 7
The Firmware Upgrade Utility
Introduction
The purpose of the Windows-based Firmware Upgrade Utility is to provide an
automated process for upgrading the KL1508A / KL1516A and compatible
adapter cable firmware. The program comes as part of a Firmware Upgrade
Package that is specific for each device.
The latest revisions of new firmware for the KL1508A / KL1516A, and
supported KVM Adapter Cables are posted as Firmware Upgrade Packages on
our web site. Check the website regularly to find the latest firmware packages
and information relating to them.
Note: 1. A single upgrade package contains the upgrade files for the Main
Board and all the supported KVM Adapter Cables.
2. KVM Adapter Cables are referred to as I/O Modules in some dialog
boxes.
Before You Begin
To prepare for the firmware upgrade, do the following:
1. From a computer that is not part of your KVM installation go to the ATEN
Internet support site and choose the model name that relates to your device
to get a list of available Firmware Upgrade Packages.
2. Choose the Firmware Upgrade Package you want to install (usually the
most recent), and download it to your computer.
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3. Use the firmware upgrade cable (provided with this unit), to connect a
COM port on your computer to the firmware upgrade port of your device.
Note: On a daisy chained installation, connect the cable to the first station
(master) unit. The chained stations (slaves) that are the same model
will receive the upgrade via the daisy chain cables.
4. Shut down all of the computers except those that are attached to cable
adapters that require upgrade. The cable adapters require the computers
power source to be upgraded. Do not shut down the stations on the KVM
installation that you want to upgrade.
5. From your KVM switch console, bring up the OSD (see page 31) and
select the F4ADM function.
6. Scroll down to FIRMWARE UPGRADE. Press [Enter], then press [Y] to
start the Firmware Upgrade mode (see page 41).
Note: The upgrade to the KVM Adapter Cables takes place via the Cat 5e/
6 cable that connects the adapter cable to the KVM switch, so there
is no separate firmware upgrade cable to attach.
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Performing the Upgrade
Starting the Upgrade
To upgrade your firmware:
1. Run the downloaded Firmware Upgrade Package file, either by double
clicking the file icon, or by opening a command line and keying in the full
path to it.
The Firmware Upgrade Utility Welcome screen appears:
2. Read and Agree to the License Agreement (enable the I Agree radio
button).
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(Continued from previous page.)
3. Click Next to continue. The Firmware Upgrade Utility main screen
appears:
The Utility checks to make sure the KL1508A / KL1516A is in the
Firmware Upgrade Mode and then lists all firmware needed preselected in
the Device List panel.
Note: 1. The Device List lists all the models of KVM Adapter Cable that
require upgrading. Selecting the model will upgrade all the
devices of that particular model.
2. If the Utility fails to list any firmware check that the KL1508A /
KL1516A is connected and in the Firmware Upgrade Mode.
Alternatively the Firmware Package maybe corrupted or the
wrong version therefore obtain a new copy of the file and retry.
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4. Select MAIN to upgrade the firmware for the Main Board. Deselect any
KVM Adapter Cable types that are not required to be upgraded. After you
have made your selection(s), click Next to perform the upgrade.
Š Check Firmware Version - when selected the utility compares the Main
Board firmware level with the upgrade files MAIN. If the device
versions are higher than the upgrade versions a dialog box informs you
and gives you the option to continue or cancel.
If you didn't enable Check Firmware Version, the utility installs the
upgrade files without checking whether they are a higher level, or not.
Š As the upgrade proceeds status messages appear in the Status
Messages panel, and the progress toward completion is shown on the
Progress bar.
Š To abort the upgrade procedure before it completes, click Cancel.
If you cancel before completion, a dialog box warns you that the
upgrade will not finish and shows the options to proceed or abort the
cancel operation. The Mainboard and OSD firmware may be missing or
corrupted upon rebooting the switch.
To recover from missing or corrupt firmware, see Firmware Upgrade Recovery,
page 63.
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Upgrade Succeeded
After the upgrade has completed, a screen appears to inform you that the
procedure was successful:
Click Finish to close the Firmware Upgrade Utility.
Note: At the completion of the upgrade, the KL1508A / KL1516A restarts.
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Upgrade Failed
If the upgrade failed to complete successfully a dialog box appears asking if
you want to retry. Click Yes to retry. If you click No, the Upgrade Failed
screen appears.
Click Cancel to close the Firmware Upgrade Utility. See the next section,
Firmware Upgrade Recovery, for how to proceed.
Firmware Upgrade Recovery
Should the firmware on the switch be missing or corrupted it may not be
possible to operate or boot the switch. This could be due to:
Š Starting the Firmware Upgrade mode (see FIRMWARE UPGRADE,
page 41), and then canceling the upgrade.
Š An interruption of the firmware upgrade.
Š The firmware upgrade procedure failing.
Š The unit’s firmware becoming corrupted for unknown reasons.
Main Board Firmware Upgrade Recovery
To perform a firmware upgrade recovery, do the following:
1. On the KVM Switch slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch (see
page 8) to the Recover position.
2. Power off and restart the switch according to the instructions given in the
Powering Off and Restarting section (see page 29).
3. Proceed with the firmware upgrade as described in Performing the
Upgrade, starting on page 59.
4. When the upgrade ends, power off the switch
5. Slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch back to the Normal
position.
6. Power on the switch.
Note: If one of the child KVM units fails to upgrade successfully, unchain it
from the installation and perform the recovery and upgrade operation on
it independently. After it has been successfully upgraded, plug it back
into the chain
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Adapter Cable Firmware Upgrade Recovery
To perform an adapter cable firmware upgrade recovery, do the following:
1. Unplug the adapter cable from the computer it is connected to.
2. Slide its Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch (located next to the RJ45
connector) to the Recover position.
3. Plug the adapter cable back into the computer.
4. From your KVM switch console, bring up the OSD (see page 32) and
select the F4ADM function.
5. Scroll down to FIRMWARE UPGRADE. Press [Enter].
6. Press [Y] to invoke Upgrade mode.
7. Proceed with the firmware upgrade as described in Performing the
Upgrade, starting on page 59.
8. After the upgrade completes and the switch restarts, unplug the adapter
cable from the computer and slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch
back to the Normal position.
9. Plug the adapter cable back into the computer.
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Safety Instructions
General
Š Read all of these instructions. Save them for future reference.
Š Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the device.
Š Do not place the device on any unstable surface (cart, stand, table, etc.). If
the device falls, serious damage will result.
Š Do not use the device near water.
Š Do not place the device near, or over, radiators or heat registers.
Š The device cabinet is provided with slots and openings to allow for
adequate ventilation. To ensure reliable operation, and to protect against
overheating, these openings must never be blocked or covered.
Š The device should never be placed on a soft surface (bed, sofa, rug, etc.) as
this will block its ventilation openings. Likewise, the device should not be
placed in a built in enclosure unless adequate ventilation has been
provided.
Š Never spill liquid of any kind on the device.
Š Unplug the device from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Š The device should be operated from the type of power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available,
consult your dealer or local power company.
Š The device is designed for IT power distribution systems with 230V
phase-to-phase voltage.
Š To prevent damage to your installation it is important that all devices are
properly grounded.
Š The device is equipped with a 3-wire grounding type plug. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not attempt to defeat the
purpose of the grounding-type plug. Always follow your local/national
wiring codes.
Š Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord or cables. Route the
power cord and cables so that they cannot be stepped on or tripped over.
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Š If an extension cord is used with this device make sure that the total of the
ampere ratings of all products used on this cord does not exceed the
extension cord ampere rating. Make sure that the total of all products
plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
Š To help protect your system from sudden, transient increases and
decreases in electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or
uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
Š Position system cables and power cables carefully; Be sure that nothing
rests on any cables.
Š Never push objects of any kind into or through cabinet slots. They may
touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts resulting in a risk of fire
or electrical shock.
Š Do not attempt to service the device yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
Š If the following conditions occur, unplug the device from the wall outlet
and bring it to qualified service personnel for repair.
Š The power cord or plug has become damaged or frayed.
Š Liquid has been spilled into the device.
Š The device has been exposed to rain or water.
Š The device has been dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged.
Š The device exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need
for service.
Š The device does not operate normally when the operating instructions
are followed.
Š Only adjust those controls that are covered in the operating instructions.
Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage that will
require extensive work by a qualified technician to repair.
Š Do not connect the RJ-11 connector marked “UPGRADE” to a public
telecommunication network.
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Rack Mounting
Š Before working on the rack, make sure that the stabilizers are secured to
the rack, extended to the floor, and that the full weight of the rack rests on
the floor. Install front and side stabilizers on a single rack or front
stabilizers for joined multiple racks before working on the rack.
Š Always load the rack from the bottom up, and load the heaviest item in the
rack first.
Š Make sure that the rack is level and stable before extending a device from
the rack.
Š Use caution when pressing the device rail release latches and sliding a
device into or out of a rack; the slide rails can pinch your fingers.
Š After a device is inserted into the rack, carefully extend the rail into a
locking position, and then slide the device into the rack.
Š Do not overload the AC supply branch circuit that provides power to the rack.
The total rack load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit rating.
Š Make sure that all equipment used on the rack – including power strips and
other electrical connectors – is properly grounded.
Š Ensure that proper airflow is provided to devices in the rack.
Š Ensure that the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment
does not exceed the maximum ambient temperature specified for the
equipment by the manufacturer
Š Do not step on or stand on any device when servicing other devices in a rack.
Š Caution: Slide/rail (LCD KVM) mounted
equipment is not to be used as a shelf or a work
space.
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Technical Support
International
Š For online technical support – including troubleshooting, documentation,
and software updates: http://support.aten.com
Š For telephone support, see Telephone Support, page iii.
North America
Email Support
Online
Technical
Support
support@aten-usa.com
Troubleshooting
Documentation
Software Updates
Telephone Support
http://www.aten-usa.com/support
1-888-999-ATEN ext 4988
When you contact us, please have the following information ready beforehand:
Š Product model number, serial number, and date of purchase.
Š Your computer configuration, including operating system, revision level,
expansion cards, and software.
Š Any error messages displayed at the time the error occurred.
Š The sequence of operations that led up to the error.
Š Any other information you feel may be of help.
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Specifications
Function
Computer
Connections
KL1508A
8
16
Max.
256 (via Daisy Chain)
512 (via Daisy Chain)
Port Selection
Connectors
KL1516A
Direct
OSD (On Screen Display); Hotkeys Pushbuttons
Console
Keyboard
Video
1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue)
Mouse
1 x 6-pin Mini-DIN Female (Green);
1 x USB Type A Female
KVM Ports
Daisy Chain
1 x 6-pin Mini-DIN Female (Purple);
1 x USB Type A Female
8 x RJ-45 Female (Black)
Out
1 x DB-25 Male (Black)
F/W Upgrade
1 x RJ-11 Male (Black)
Power
1 x 3-Prong AC socket
External Mouse
Switches
Port Selection
1 x USB Type A Female
8 x Pushbutton
KVM Reset
16 x Pushbutton
1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
F/W Upgrade
1 x Slide
Power
1 x Rocker
LCD Power
1 x Pushbutton
LCM Adjustment
4 x Pushbutton
Station
LEDs
16 x RJ-45 Female (Black)
Port
2 x Pushbutton
On Line
8 (Green)
Selected
8 (Orange)
Power
Station ID
Lock
16 (Green)
16 (Orange)
1 (Blue)
1 x 2 Digit 7-segment (Orange)
1 x Num Lock(Green)
1 x Caps Lock(Green)
1 x Scroll Lock(Green)
LCD Power
Emulation
Keyboard / Mouse
Video
1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz
Scan Interval
1 - 255 sec.
I/P Rating
Power
Consumption
1 (Orange)
PS/2; USB (PC, Mac, Sun); Serial
100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz; 1A
17” LCD
100V 26.2W / 230V 27.4W
19: LCD
100V 28.2W / 230V 29.1W
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Function
Environment
KL1508A
KL1516A
Operating Temp.
0 - 40o C
Storage Temp.
-20–60o C
Humidity
Physical
Properties
Housing
Weight
Dimensions
(L x W x H)
70
0 - 80% RH, Non-condensing
Metal
17” LCD
16.84 kg
16.86 kg
19” LCD
18.31 kg
18.33 kg
17” LCD
70.90 x 48.20 x 4.40 cm
19” LCD
76.00 x 48.20 x 4.40 cm
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Connection Tables
The following table indicates the relationship between the number of KL1508A
/ KL1516A units and the number of computers that they control
KL1508A
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
1
1-8
9
65 - 72
17
129 - 136
25
193 - 200
2
9 - 16
10
73 - 80
18
137 - 144
26
201- 208
3
17 - 24
11
81 - 88
19
145 - 152
27
209 - 216
4
25 - 32
12
89 - 96
20
153 - 160
28
217 - 224
5
33 - 40
13
97 - 104
21
161 - 168
29
225 - 232
6
41 - 48
14
105 - 112
22
169 - 176
30
233 - 240
7
49- 56
15
113 - 120
23
177- 184
31
241 - 248
8
57 - 64
16
121 - 128
24
185 - 192
32
249 - 256
KL1516A
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
1
1 - 16
9
129 - 144
17
257 - 272
25
385 - 400
2
17 - 32
10
145 - 160
18
273 - 288
26
401 - 416
3
33 - 48
11
161 - 176
19
289 - 304
27
417 - 432
4
49 - 64
12
177 - 192
20
305 - 320
28
433 - 448
5
65 - 80
13
193 - 208
21
321 - 336
29
449 - 464
6
81 - 96
14
209 - 224
22
337 - 352
30
465 - 480
7
97- 112
15
225 - 240
23
353 - 368
31
481 - 496
8
113 - 128
16
241 - 256
24
369 - 384
32
497 - 512
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Compatible Switches
The following ATEN switches switches can be installed on a KL1508A /
KL1516A daisy chain:
ACS1208A / ACS1216A
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OSD Factory Default Settings
The factory default settings are as follows:
Setting
OSD Hotkey
Default
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]
Port ID Display Position
Upper Left Corner
Port ID Display Duration
3 Seconds
Port ID Display Mode
Scan Duration
The Port Number plus the Port Name
5 Seconds
Scan/Skip Mode
All
Screen Blanker
OFF
Hotkey Command Mode
Hotkey
ON
[Num Lock] + [-]
Logout Timeout
OFF
Beeper
ON
Accessible Ports
F (Full Access) For all Users on all Ports
Operation Mode
Share
OSD Language
English
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Administrator Login Failure
If you are unable to perform an Administrator login (because the Username and
Password information has become corrupted or you have forgotten it, for
example) you can clear the login information with the following procedure:
1. Power off the KL1508A / KL1516A and remove its housing.
2. Short the jumper labeled J15.
J15
3. Power on the switch.
The on screen display will show a message informing you that the
password information has been cleared.
4. Power off the switch.
5. Remove the jumper cap from J15.
6. Close the housing and start the KL1508A / KL1516A back up.
After you start back up, you can use the default Username and Password (see
OSD Overview, page 31) to log in.
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Optional Rack Mounting
For convenience and flexibility, three optional rack mounting kits are available
as shown in the following table:
KVM Model
KL1508M / KL1516M
KL1508N / KL1516N
Bracket Type
Size (cm)
Standard Installation – Long
68.0—105.0
Easy Installation – Short
57.0—70.0
Easy Installation – Long
68.0—105.0
Standard Installation – Long
68.0—105.0
Easy Installation – Short
63.0—70.0
Easy Installation – Long
74.0—105.0
To install the long bracket standard rack mount kit, simply replace the short L
brackets on the standard rack mount kit with the long ones, and mount the
switch according to the instructions given for Standard Rack Mounting,
page 12.
While it takes two people to perform a standard installation, with an EasyInstallation, kit, one person can mount the switch. To install the EasyInstallation kit, do the following:
1. Remove the standard L brackets and the side mounting brackets from both
sides of the switch.
Phillips head hex
M4L4
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2. Attach the left and right easy-installation mounting rails to the inside of
the rack. The flange that supports the switch will be to the inside.
Rear Flange
Slide Bar
Front Flange
Rear Attachment
Sliding Bracket
LEFT
RAIL
Support
Flange
RIGHT
RAIL
a) Screw the front flanges to the rack first.
b) Slide the bars with the rear flanges toward the rack until the flanges
make contact with the rack, then screw the rear flanges to the rack.
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3. Slide the switch onto the support flanges. Use the screws supplied with
this package to loosely attach the front of the switch to the front of the rack
(only tighten the screws part way).
Phillips I head
M4L6
4. Slide the rear attachment sliding brackets along the slide bars until they
contact the rear of the switch, then use the screws supplied with this
package to attach the bars to the rear of the switch (tighten the screws all
the way).
Phillips I head
M4L6
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5. Slide the switch open and closed a couple of times to be sure that it is
properly aligned and operating smoothly. (See Opening the Console,
page 19 for opening and closing procedures.)
6. After determining that the switch is properly lined up and operating
correctly, finish up by fully tightening down the partially tightened front
attachment screws inserted in step 3.
Dedicated Invocation Keys
Two dedicated keys are provided on the keyboard module to make it easy to
invoke Hotkey Mode and the OSD (as shown in the diagram below):
Note: These keys are toggles. Press once to invoke the feature; press again to
exit.
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Troubleshooting
General
Problem
Solution
Keyboard and/or mouse do
not work after computer
boots up.
For computers with PS/2 connectors, if you are using 2L520xP cables, make sure that all the connectors
(keyboard, video, and mouse) are plugged into their ports
on the computer before starting the computer. Plugging
the cables in after the computer has booted will not
resolve the problem.
When I emulate the Sun
To go into OK Mode, use the following key sequence:
keyboard, I can’t go into OK 1. Press and release [Ctrl].
Mode ([Stop] [A]).
2. Press and hold [T].
3. Press and hold [A].
4. Release [T] and [A] together.
There are ghost images on
the external monitor.
The distance between the external console and the
KL1508A / KL1516A is too great. The maximum VGA
cable distance should not exceed 20m and, in some
cases, may need to be shorter. Replace the VGA cable
with one of an appropriately short length.
I can’t set the computers’
screen resolutions higher
than 1280 x 1024, even
though the KL1508A /
KL1516A supports 1600 x
1200 for remote computers.
The maximum screen resolution of the KL1508A /
KL1516A’s integrated LCD monitor is 1280 x 1024. In
order to protect it from being damaged by resolutions that
are beyond its display capability, we recommend that the
screen resolutions of the connected computers be set to
1280 x 1024 or lower.
If you wish to set the screen resolutions of the connected
computers to something higher than 1280 x 1024, see
Screen Resolutions Higher than 1280 x 1024, page 81.
When I switch to one of the
computers on my
installation, the LCD
monitor screen goes blank.
All I see is a black screen.
The maximum screen resolution of the KL1508A /
KL1516A’s integrated LCD monitor is 1280 x 1024. The
screen resolution of the problem computer is set to
something that is too high for the KL1508A / KL1516A’s
LCD monitor to display.
To resolve the problem, connect an external KVM
console (with a monitor capable of displaying the problem
computer’s screen resolution) to the KL1508A /
KL1516A’s external console ports. Use the external
console to access the problem computer and reduce its
resolution to 1280 x 1024.
Note: Although the LCD monitor only supports video
resolutions of up to 1280 x 1024, the KL1508A /
KL1516A, itself can support video resolutions up to 1600
x 1200 @ 60 Hz. If you wish to set the screen resolutions
of the connected computers to something higher than
1280 x 1024, see Screen Resolutions Higher than 1280 x
1024, page 81 for details.
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Sun Systems
Problem
Video display problems
with HDB-15 interface
systems (e.g. Sun Blade
1000 servers).
Solution
The display resolution should be set to 1024 x 768 @
60Hz.
Under Text Mode:
1. Go to OK mode and issue the following commands:
setenv output-device screen:r1024x768x60
reset-all
Under XWindow:
1. Open a console and issue the following command:
m64config -res 1024x768x60
2. Log out.
3. Log in.
Video display problems
with 13W3 interface
systems (e.g. Sun Ultra
servers).*
The display resolution should be set to 1024 x 768 @
60Hz.
Under Text Mode:
1. Go to OK mode and issue the following commands:
setenv output-device screen:r1024x768x60
reset-all
Under XWindow:
1. Open a console and issue the following command:
ffbconfig -res 1024x768x60
2. Log out.
3. Log in.
* These solutions work for most common Sun VGA cards. If these procedures
fail to resolve the problem, consult the manual for the Sun VGA card.
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Screen Resolutions Higher than 1280 x 1024
The maximum screen resolution of the KL1508A / KL1516A’s integrated LCD
monitor is 1280 x 1024. In order to protect it from being damaged by
resolutions that are beyond its display capability, we recommend that the
screen resolutions of the connected computers be set to 1280 x 1024 or lower.
If you wish to display screen resolutions higher than 1280 x 1024, you can
follow the procedure described below to change the computers’ screen
resolutions and safeguard the KL1508A / KL1516A’s LCD monitor:
Note: We strongly recommend that you close the KL1508A / KL1516A LCD
console before continuing (see Closing the Console, page 23.) Using
the LCD monitor to view computers that are set to resolutions that
exceed its maximum capability can damage it and shorten its life span.
To access computers from the local console when the integrated console
is closed, simply connect an external KVM console with a monitor that
supports 1600 x 1200 @ 60 Hz to the KL1508A / KL1516A’s external
console ports.
1. From a remote computer, log into the KL1508A / KL1516A and access the
computer whose screen resolution you wish to change.
2. Open the computer’s Control Panel and double-click Display. The
Display Properties dialog box appears.
3. Click the Settings tab, and then click Advanced.
4. In the dialog box that appears, click the Monitor tab.
5. Under Monitor settings, click to clear the Hide modes that this monitor
cannot display check box.
6. Click Apply.
7. Click the Adapter tab, and then click List All Modes. The List All Modes
dialog box appears.
8. Under List of valid modes, select the display mode that you want the
computer to use.
Note: The maximum screen resolution and refresh rate that the KL1508A
/ KL1516A supports for remote computers is 1600 x 1200@60 Hz.
9. Click OK, and then click Apply. The display mode changes to the one you
selected.
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10. If the Monitor Settings dialog box appears requesting you to confirm the
settings change, click Yes.
11. After the Monitor Settings dialog box closes, click OK.
12. In the Display Properties dialog box, click OK.
This completes the procedure. Repeat these steps for any other computer whose
screen resolution you wish to change.
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Appendix
Limited Warranty
ALTUSEN warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one
(1) year from the date of purchase. If this product proves to be defective, contact ALTUSEN's
support department for repair or replacement of your unit. ALTUSEN will not issue a refund.
Return requests can not be processed without the original proof of purchase.
When returning the product, you must ship the product in its original packaging or packaging that
gives an equal degree of protection. Include your proof of purchase in the packaging and the RMA
number clearly marked on the outside of the package.
This warranty becomes invalid if the factory-supplied serial number has been removed or altered
on the product.
This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse,
abuse, negligence or modification of any part of the product. This warranty does not cover damage
due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper equipment, or attempted repair
by anyone other than ALTUSEN. This warranty does not cover products sold AS IS or WITH
FAULTS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL ALTUSEN'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE
PRODUCT. FURTHER, ALTUSEN SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT,
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, ITS ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE, OR ITS
DOCUMENTATION. ALTUSEN SHALL NOT IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL,
DAMAGE OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY, AND ANY EXPENSES
FROM RECOVERY, PROGRAMMING, AND REPRODUCTION OF ANY PROGRAM OR
DATA.
ALTUSEN makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory with respect to
its products, contents or use of this documentation and all accompanying software, and specifically
disclaims its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.
ALTUSEN reserves the right to revise or update its product, software or documentation without
obligation to notify any individual or entity of such revisions, or update.
For details about extended warranties, please contact one of our dedicated value added resellers.
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Index
A
Adapter cable installation, 16
Administrator Login Failure, 74
Auto Scanning, 36, 48
Invoking Auto Scan, 48
Pausing Auto Scan, 48
Setting the Scan Interval, 48
Stopping, 49
Front View, 7
H
Hardware Setup, 11
Hot Plugging, 28
Hotkey, 31
Selecting the Active Port, 47
Summary Table, 54
Hotkey Mode
Exiting, 46
Invoking, 46
Hotkey Port Control, 45
B
Benefits, 3
C
Closing the Console, 23
Components
Front View, 7
Rear View, 10
Connection Tables, 69
Console
Closing, 23
Opening Together, 21
Separate Opening, 19
D
Daisy chaining, 17
F
Factory Default Settings, 73
Features, 3
Firmware Upgrade
Recovery, 64
Firmware upgrade
cable, 58
port, 58
recovery, 63
Firmware Upgrade Mode
Invoking, 58
I
Installation
Daisy chaining, 17
Single Station, 14
Invoking Hotkey Mode, 46
K
Keyboard Emulation
Mac, 55
Sun, 56
Keyboard port operation, 45
Keyboard Reset, 51
KL1508A, 10
Rear View, 10
KL1516A
Rear View, 10
KVM Adapter Cables, 5
KVM adapter installation, 16
L
LCD OSD
Adjustment Settings, 26
Buttons, 25
Configuration, 25
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M
Mouse Reset, 51
O
Online
Registration, iii
Opening the Console, 19
Operating Precautions, 22
OSD
Factory Default Settings, 73
Functions, 34
Hotkey, 31
Main Screen Headings, 33
Navigation, 33
Overview, 31
Password, 31
P
Password, 31
Port
Selection, 26
Port ID
Numbering, 29
Powering Off and Restarting, 29
R
Rack mounting
Optional, 75
Standard, 12
86
Rear View
KL1508A, 10
KL1516A, 10
Requirements
Computer, 5
Console, 5
KVM adapter cables, 5
Operating Systems, 6
OS Support, 6
RoHS, ii
S
Safety Instructions
General, 65
Rack Mounting, 67
Scan Duration, 36
Selecting the Active Port, 47
Setting the Auto Scan Interval, 36,
48
Setting the Scan Interval, 36
SJ/T 11364-2006, ii
Skip Mode, 50
T
Technical Support, 68
Telephone support, iii
Troubleshooting, 79
U
User Notice, iii
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