HP Server Console Switch G2 with Virtual Media &

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HP Server Console Switch G2 with Virtual Media & CAC
Overview
HP's Server Console Switch with Virtual Media is a key component in managing the data center. Connections for two local consoles
(a console represents one keyboard, monitor and mouse) allow access to multiple servers running various operating systems. Virtual
Media capability allows a USB drive attached directly to the server console switch to be mapped to an attached server for
installations and upgrades. The local console user interface provides menus for configuration, virtual media, display, and even
security and upgrades.
In cascaded environments the Server Console Switch with Virtual Media can allow an administrator to manage up to 1024 servers
across two tiers from a single console. When tiered with additional HP Console Switches with Virtual Media application installations
and upgrades can be pushed through to any server on any of the two tiers from a single console.
The HP Server Console Switch with Virtual Media is backwards compatible with all HP Cat5 based Server Console Switches and
interface adapters.
Standard rack mounting of the HP Server Console Switches will take up 1U (1.75") of front panel rack space. However, the Switches
can also be mounted behind the HP 1U Rackmount Keyboard or the 1U TFT7600 Rackmount Keyboard Monitor or in a "zero U"
profile by mounting in the side rails of the rack.
0x2x16 or 0x2x32 HP Server Console Switch G2 with Virtual Media & CAC
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Power supply status indicator LEDs
LAN connector
Tiering chain port
RJ-45 serial setup port
Console A VGA connector
Console A USB ports
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8.
9.
10.
11.
Console B VGA connector
Console B USB ports
Target device ports (1-16)
Target device ports (17-32)
Power connectors A & B
Models
HP Server Console G2
Switch
0x2x16 KVM Server Console G2 Switch with Virtual Media and CAC
0x2x32 KVM Server Console G2 Switch with Virtual Media and CAC
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AF619A
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Overview
At A Glance
Increased target server counts:
More target server per switch increases flexibility
Improved video support:
Increases cable distances at higher resolutions
Improved security:
CAC support to the server
Dual-stack IPv6 with stateless auto configuration
LDAP included:
Microsoft Active Directory integration using LDAP is standard
Local security database on switch is also available for non LDAP implementations
Local virtual media:
Administrators can map local media to a target server in the data center to easily perform application installations or
upgrades
A USB CD-ROM, USB DVD, USB floppy drive, or USB key can be attached directly to the HP Server Console Switch G2
with Virtual Media & CAC and mapped to an attached server
When used locally with the HP 1U Rackmount Keyboard with USB or the HP TFT7600 RKM USB drives can be
connected to the front USB port on the keyboard for increased ease of use
Virtual media support requires the use of Virtual Media Interface Adapters
Virtual media interface adapter with CAC:
New interface adapters support virtual media and provide CAC on ProLiant servers
Virtual Media Interface Adapters support USB 1.1 full speed.
Tiering support:
Two levels of cascading are available to support up to 1024 servers. When all tiers are comprised of virtual media
compatible console switches and interface adapters, virtual media can be mapped to a server on any tier
IP Viewer 4.1 software:
Supports HP Server Console Switches with Virtual Media for remote switch management which can be used in the lightsout datacenter
HP Serial Console Servers, and legacy Cat5 based HP IP Console Switches
Compatible with Windows and Linux clients
No software to install on target servers
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Product Features
Target Applications and Markets
Network Administrators, System Administrators, Engineering Managers, Chief Information Officers, and Managers of Information
Systems are all among the users who will see benefits from using the HP family of server console switches.
Easy access to multiple servers (any server with PS2 or USB I/O connection port)
Multi-platform management from one console (Microsoft® Windows®, Novell, UNIX®, Linux etc)
Non-intrusive control and management of servers HP Server Console Switches are "out-of-band," allowing server activity to be
viewed on multiple systems without interfering in any way
Features
New Features:
Features
Common Access Card (CAC) support
True Serial
DVD Support
Video resolution supporting up to 1600 x 1200 on the local port
Widescreen video support modes include; 1680 x 1050, 1440 x 900, 1280 x 800, 1024 x 640, 800 x 500
Two local ports; these local ports are defined differently between the digital and analog appliances.
For the digital appliances, the local ports will be represented by one ACI connection and one local KVM connection.
The two ports will be independent of one another (i.e. not pre-emptive or shared).
For the analog appliance, the local ports are represented by an ACI connection and two sets of local KVM connections.
One of the KVM connections is tied to the ACI connection, so that KVM connection cannot be used if the ACI is
connected. The second KVM connection is independent of the ACI and first KVM connections/paths.
Supports Virtual Media (VM), Tiering (or cascading) up to 2 levels (base plus one lower level) through the ACI port.
Supports existing ITFC server modules, backward compatible.
Dual-stack IPv6 with stateless auto configuration
Support for DVD-ROM data over virtual media
Syslog support
BladeSystem c-Class KVM Interface Adapter for supporting BladeSystem c-Class servers
Standard Features:
Features
Local console user interface - its same as remote On Board Web Interface (OBWI) which displays system-related information
on the console monitor, such as selected server name, status, power-up test data, configuration menus and virtual media.
Programmable Scanning - An evaluation of system performance can be made by sequentially scanning any or all of the
computers in the system. Programmable scanning allows you to determine which computers to include as well as the duration
of the connection.
Configuration NVRAM - NVRAM (non-volatile RAM) makes it easy to set configuration information using commands entered
from the keyboard. The NVRAM stores the resulting configuration until a user decision is made to change the information,
even if the unit loses power.
Password Protection - For protection against unauthorized users, the switch box provides a password option for security
purposes.
Switch Firmware Update - The application code of the switch can be quickly and easily updated via FLASH ROM. Updates
can be accomplished over the LAN eliminating the need to carry a notebook into the data center to perform firmware
upgrades.
Multiple Space Saving 0U Installation Methods
Side Mount - Rails are provided for mounting the unit to the side of rack cabinets with side mounting capability.
Rear Rack Mount - HP Console Switches may be mounted behind a HP 1U Rackmount Keyboard, or the TFT7600 rack
mounted keyboard and monitor with slide rails provided with the switch.
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Product Features
PS2 Virtual Media Interface Adapter support servers with PS2 mouse and keyboard connection and a USB port for virtual
media (recommended for ProLiant servers).
USB Virtual Media Interface Adapter supports servers without PS2 mouse and keyboard connections such as Integrity
servers running Microsoft Windows.
USB 2.0 protocol and speed supported on both Virtual Media Interface Adapters.
Virtual Media Interface Adapters provide Common Access Card (CAC)
Support for a variety of server connections with Interface Adapters where virtual media is not needed.
PS/2
USB mouse and keyboard
VT100 serial console support
BladeSystems p-Class support via front diagnostics connector
The following input devices provide a convenient front USB pass through port for connecting USB media to the Server
Console Switch with Virtual Media
HP 1U Rackmount Keyboard with USB
HP TFT7600 Rackmount Keyboard Monitor
NOTE: For more information please visit: http://www.hp.com/go/kvm.
Cascaded Configurations
Cascading, also called tiering, is the ability to connect one or more switches under a single switch at the top as in a pyramid.
Cascading allows an administrator to access larger numbers of servers from a single local or remote console. The HP IP Console
Switch G2 with Virtual Media & CAC will support up to 2 levels of tiering under certain conditions
HP IP Console Switches can be supported at the top or at the second tier of a cascaded configuration.
HP IP Console Switches with Virtual Media may be cascaded to HP Server Console Switches with Virtual Media or any Cat5
based HP Server Console Switches by connecting a Cat5 cable from a server port on the top switch to the dedicated tiering
port on the switch below. Interface adapters are not needed to cascade HP Server Console Switches.
Virtual media can be mapped to servers on any tier but only if the server is connected to a HP Server Console Switch with
Virtual Media using a Virtual Media Interface Adapter. Virtual media operation requires a Virtual Media Interface Adapter
connected to a HP Console Switch with Virtual Media.
To perform a firmware upgrade for a cascaded HP Server Console Switch and all attached Interface Adapters; you must
connect to the cascaded HP KVM Server Console Switch OBWI.
NOTE: For more information on cascading HP Server Console Switches please visit: http://www.hp.com/go/kvm.
PS2/USB Virtual Media, CAC Interface Adapter (PN: AF624A)
1. Video connector
2. Mouse connector
4. USB connector (for Virtual Media only)
5. RJ-45 connector
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3. Keyboard connector
USB Virtual Media, CAC Interface Adapter (PN: AF623AA)
1. Video connector
2. USB connector
3. RJ-45 connector
HP KVM CNSL SRL/PWR G2 ITFC ADPTR (PN: AF625A)
USB Coax Power Connector Cable which replaces AC Power Adapter
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1. RJ-45 serial connector (to RJ-45/DB9 adapter or to a Cisco 3. RJ-45 connector (for CAT5 to switch)
appliance)
2. Power connector (mate to USB power connector or power
supply)
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HP Server Support
KVM Support
HP ProLiant Server Support
All HP ProLiant servers running any operating system are supported on all HP Server Console Switches.
HP Integrity Server Support
Integrity Server support is dependent on operating system and hardware configurations. For systems capable of displaying VGA
graphics the USB Interface Adapter (PN 336047-B21) may be used. Some Integrity Servers may require an optional graphics
adapter.
With some operating systems the Serial Interface G2 Adapter (PN: AF625A) may be connected to the RS-232 management port to
provide serial connection through the HP Server Console Switch and the HP IP Console Switch.
HP Unix Server Support
HP9000 Servers can be managed using the Serial Interface G2 Adapter (PN: AF625A) connected to the RS-232 management port
providing serial connection through the HP Server Console Switch and the HP IP Console Switch.
NOTE: For additional information on supported options for the HP Integrity and HP9000 Servers please consult the HP9000,
Integrity and carrier-grade servers Configuration Guide.
HP Serial Console Servers may also be used to support serially managed servers and devices.
KVM Support with virtual media (requires Virtual Media Interface Adapter)
HP ProLiant Server Support for virtual media
All HP ProLiant servers capable of supporting USB storage devices and USB drive keys and running Microsoft Windows 2003 or
later, RedHat 4 or later, or SLES 10 or later are supported. Requires Virtual Media Interface Adapter connected to a HP Console
Switch with Virtual Media.
HP Integrity Server Support for virtual media
For systems running Microsoft Windows 2003 or later capable of displaying VGA graphics the USB Interface Adapters with Virtual
Media may be used. Some Integrity Servers may require an optional graphics adapter.
NOTE: Some hardware configurations and/or operating systems may only transfer virtual media at USB 1.1 speeds.
NOTE: Please see the following URL for additional information regarding USB support:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/usb-support.html.
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Service and Support, HP Care Pack, and Warranty Information
Three-year limited warranty, including hardware diagnostic support, pre-failure warranty (coverage of hard drives, memory and
processors). The warranty is fully supported by HP Services and a worldwide network of resellers and service providers. In addition
90-day's getting started software telephone support may be covered under the warranty or available for an additional fee.
Enhancements to warranty services are available through HP Care Pack services.
NOTE: Limited warranty is 3 year parts only.
Care Pack services provide a range of life cycle support options that let you choose the service levels that meet your business
requirements, from basic to mission-critical.
A full range of HP Care Pack hardware and software services are available including:
Installation and start up
Education courses
Extended onsite hardware coverage hours from same business day 13 hours, 5 day to 24 hours, 7 days call window with
options including 4-hour response or 6-hour Call To Repair
Comprehensive range of software technical support for Microsoft, Linux, ProLiant Essentials and VMWare-based IT solutions
helping to deliver high level of application availability. Response times range from 30 mins for critical problems to 2 hours.
System Management, Performance Services and Mission Critical Support Solution
HP Care Pack Services include HP branded hardware options qualified for the server, purchased at the same time or afterwards,
internal to the enclosure, as well as 22" and smaller external monitors and tower UPS options up to 3KVA. 22" and smaller external
monitors will be covered at the same service level and coverage period as the server. For servers or storage systems installed within a
rack, service also covers all HP qualified rack options installed within the same rack.
NOTE: For more information on HP Care Pack services, contact any of our worldwide sales offices or resellers or visit our worldwide
Web site on the internet at: http://www.hp.com/hps/carepack
NOTE: For more complete information on HP Services offerings, customers and resellers, please visit us at: http://www.hp.com/hps
NOTE: Additional information regarding worldwide limited warranty and technical support is available at:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/platforms/warranty/index.html
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Related Options
Interface Adapters for
Virtual Media and CAC
USB Virtual Media, CAC Interface Adapter
PS2/USB Virtual Media, CAC Interface Adapter, 1 pack
NOTE: Requires PS/2 mouse and keyboard connections and one USB port on server.
AF623A
AF624A
Interface Adapters for
Serial Connectivity
HP KVM CNSL SRL/PWR G2 ITFC ADPTR
NOTE: VT100 True Serial
AF625A
Interface Adapters for
Virtual Media
USB Virtual Media Interface Adapter
PS/2 Virtual Media Interface Adapter, 1 pack
NOTE: Requires PS/2 mouse and keyboard connections and one USB port on server.
AF603A
AF604A
Interface Adapters
PS/2 Interface Adapter - 1 pack
(support KVM functionality PS/2 Interface Adapter - 8 pack
only)
USB Interface Adapter - 1 pack
BladeSystem c-Class KVM Interface Adapter - 1 pack
NOTE: Supports HP BladeSystems c-Class products only.
262588-B21
262587-B21
336047-B21
AF605A
CAT5e Cables
CAT5e Cable 3', 4 pack
CAT5e Cable 6', 8 pack
CAT5e Cable 12', 8 pack
CAT5e Cable 20', 4 pack
CAT5e Cable 40', 1 pack
263474-B21
263474-B22
263474-B23
263474-B24
263474-B25
Service & Support
(Care Pack)
Hardware Installation (Electronic)
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Technical Specifications
HP Server Console Switch Dimensions
with Virtual Media
Height
Width
Depth
Weight
Power Requirements
Rated Voltage
Rated Frequency
Rated Input Current
Input Power
Heat
Temperature Range
Maximum Ambient
Operating Temperature
Ambient Storage and
Shipping Temperature
Operating
Transit
Storage
Operating
Non-operating
VGA, SVGA, XGA
Temperature
Relative Humidity
(non-condensing)
Video Modes Supported
1.72 in (4.36 cm)
17 in (43.8 cm)
9.2 in (23.68 cm)
7.0 lb (3.2 kg) 8 & 16 Port, 7.6 lb (3.4 kg) 32
Port
100 to 240V AC
50 to 60 Hz
0.5 to 0.25A
60W (max)
200 BTU/hr (max)
50° to 122° F (10° to 50° C)
68° to 158° F (20° to 70° C)
50° to 122° F (10° to 50° C)
-22° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C)
-4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C)
20% to 80%
5% to 95%
CAT 5 Cable lengths and Video Resolution Restrictions
Total Cable Length
10'
50'
100'
Total Cable Length
10'
50'
100'
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1600X1200
@85Hz
X
X
1280x1024
@85Hz
X
X
Wide Screen 16x9 / 16x10
1680x1050 1440x900
@60Hz
@60Hz
X
X
X
X
1024x768
@85Hz
X
X
1280x800
@60Hz
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@60Hz
X
X
800x600
@85Hz
X
X
X
800x500
@60Hz
X
X
X
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Environment-friendly
Products and Approach
End-of-life Management
and Recycling
Hewlett-Packard offers end-of-life HP product return, trade-in, and recycling
programs in many geographic areas. For trade-in information, please go to:
http://www.hp.com/go/green. To recycle your product, please go to:
http://www.hp.com/go/green or contact your nearest HP sales office.
Products returned to HP will be recycled, recovered or disposed of in a
responsible manner.
The EU WEEE directive (2002/95/EC) requires manufacturers to provide
treatment information for each product type for use by treatment facilities.
This information (product disassembly instructions) is posted on the Hewlett
Packard web site at: http://www.hp.com/go/green. These instructions may be
used by recyclers and other WEEE treatment facilities as well as HP OEM
customers who integrate and re-sell HP equipment.
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services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial
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