Vertiv™ AutoView™
AV104/AV108/AV116 Switch
Installer/User Guide
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1 Product Overview
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1.1 Features and Benefits
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2 Basic Operation
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2.1 Using Keystroke Commands
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2.1.1 Activation sequence commands
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2.2 Using the On-Screen Display
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2.3 Switching Between Targets
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2.3.1 Local port commands
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2.4 Enabling Port Binding
2.4.1 Pass-through USB port commands
2.5 Operating Scan Mode
2.5.1 Scan mode commands
2.6 Cascading Units
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2.7 Upgrading Firmware
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3 Appendix
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Appendix A: Product Specification
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1 PRODUCT OVERVIEW
The Vertiv™ AutoView™ AV104/AV108/AV116 is a single-user analog switch that supports up to four, eight
or 16 target devices and can be 0U or 1U rack-mounted or used as a desktop device. It supports USB
keyboard, mouse and VGA video at the local user interface and USB and VGA or DisplayPort video at the
target devices. The switch does not have a web interface, therefore, all switching is done locally.
1.1 Features and Benefits
Depending on the model, the switch provides the following features and benefits: •
Buttons for switching among KVM target devices
•
LED lights that indicate active and connected targets
•
Hotkey switching functionality
•
On-screen display switching
•
Three USB 2.0 Type-A ports for connecting a keyboard, mouse and flash drive for firmware
upgrades
•
Two USB 2.0 Type-A pass-through ports to allow you to use connected devices on a selected
target
•
VGA video output to the local monitor of up to at least 2048 x 1536 pixels
NOTE: The 4-port model does not have on-screen display capability.
NOTE: The unit does not support an absolute mouse. Support is provided for a five-button, scrolling,
relative mouse.
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2 BASIC OPERATION
The target devices connect to the product through a high density 26-pin connector and custom cable
with USB and VGA connections to the target. A second custom cable has a built-in DisplayPort to
VGA adaptor that provides a DisplayPort connection to the target. The custom cables are available in
lengths of six or 12 feet. A third custom cable supports cascading between switches. It is identical to the
VGA cables but is one foot in length. Contact your Vertiv™ representative to purchase the custom cables.
Depending on the model, you can switch between target devices using the front panel buttons, the onscreen display or hotkeys. On-screen display switching is enabled on the AV108 and AV116 switch. When
a connected target device is powered, the corresponding LED on the bottom of the button illuminates
orange. When the powered target device is selected, the corresponding LED on the top of the button
illuminates green. The switch does not have a sleep or hibernation mode. It remains powered as long as
power is provided.
Figure 2.1 AV116 Front and Back Panel
Table 2.1 Front and Back Panel Components
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
1
USB 2.0 Type-A pass-through ports
2
Capacitive port selection touch buttons
3
AC C14 power input connector
4
HD15 VGA connector
5
USB 2.0 Type-A connector for a keyboard
6
USB 2.0 Type-A connector for a firmware upgrade peripheral
7
USB 2.0 Type-A connector for a mouse
8
HD26 target port connectors
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Figure 2.2 Front Panel Capacitative Buttons and LEDs
Table 2.2 Switch Buttons and LED Indicators
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
1
Indicates target is not powered or not connected
2
Indicates target is connected and powered
3
Indicates target is connected, powered and selected
2.1 Using Keystroke Commands
The AV104/AV108/AV116 switch supports hotkey functionality. You can use hotkey functionality to do
the following:
•
Switch KVM between ports
•
Switch USB pass-through between ports
•
Start and stop scan mode
The default command mode is Ctrl+Ctrl+ [COMMAND]. When activating command mode, Ctrl + Ctrl must
be pressed sequentially within one second of each other. You can change the default command mode
using activation sequence commands. The commands are not case sensitive.
When in command (hotkey) mode, only keystrokes are passed to the target computer. Mouse activity is
disabled.
To exit command mode:
Press Enter to accept the action.
NOTE: You must press Enter to complete the command mode action. There is no way to abort a hotkey
sequence unless you enter an incorrect key sequence.
2.1.1 Activation sequence commands
The activation sequence commands allow you to activate default command mode or change the
activation sequence.
Table 2.3 Activation Sequence Commands
KEY SEQUENCE
ACTION
Ctrl+Ctrl+H+1+Enter
Activates the default command mode (Ctrl+Ctrl).
Ctrl+Ctrl+H+2+Enter
Changes the activation sequence to Alt + Alt.
Ctrl+Ctrl+H+3+Enter
Changes the activation sequence to Shift + Shift.
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2.2 Using the On-Screen Display
In addition to using the front panel buttons and keystroke commands, you can use the on-screen display
to control port selection and to rename target devices, enable or disable port binding, display the firmware
version and adjust the scan time interval.
You can also rename supported targets from the on-screen display. Target names are limited to 24
English characters.
Since the on-screen display does not support mouse functionality, the arrow keys can be used to navigate
among the target devices.
To initiate the on-screen display with a list of targets:
Press Print Screen or press Ctrl+Ctrl+O+Enter.
Figure 2.3 On-Screen Display Initial Window
Table 2.4 On-Screen Display Initial Window
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
1
USB pass-through icon (unbound shown)
2
Target powered icon (powered shown)
3
Target field (selected target field shown)
A green circle appears next to powered targets, a locked icon appears next to a target bound to a port via
USB pass-through and an unlocked icon appears next to an unbound target.
To bind or unbind a target:
1.
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the target and press Enter.
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2. Press B to bind the target.
-orPress U to unbind the target.
To assign or edit a target name:
1.
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the target field and press E.
2. Type the name in the target field.
3. Press Enter to save.
-orPress Esc to exit without saving.
To set a scan time and run a scan:
Figure 2.4 Enter Scan Time Dialog Box with Default Time
1.
Press T and press Backspace to clear the existing scan time value.
NOTE: The scan time value indicates seconds. The default scan time is 30 seconds.
2. Enter a value between 02 and 60.
3. Press Enter to save the scan time.
4. Press S to start the scan.
To view the firmware version: Press V.
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Figure 2.5 Firmware Version Window
2.3 Switching Between Targets
You can switch between connected target devices using the unit's front panel buttons, keystroke
commands or through the on-screen display. The target device does not have to be powered on to be
selected. The switch automatically selects port 1 by default.
2.3.1 Local port commands
The local port commands allow you to select a KVM target and toggle between current and previous
active ports.
If you are using the on-screen display to toggle between and select ports, your selection is active
immediately. If you are in command mode and selecting ports by keystroke, you must exit command mode
to enable mouse movement and keystrokes on the target device. Pressing Enter or ESC at the end of a
keystroke sequence exits command mode.
Table 2.5 Local Port Commands
KEYSTROKE
VALUE
ACTION
Ctrl+Ctrl+[nn]+Enter
Depending on the switch model, enter a value
between 01 and 16 where nn is the value format.
For example, 01 selects port 1.
Selects active KVM target.
Ctrl+Ctrl+L+[Backspace]+ [Enter or ESC]
N/A
Toggles between the current and previous active
ports. Press and release Backspace until you
reach the desired port.
Ctrl+Ctrl+L+[X ARROW]+ [Enter or ESC]
Press the up, down, right or left arrow for the
variable X ARROW.
Selects the next higher numbered port (up and
right arrows) or selects the next lower numbered
port (down and left arrows). Press and release
the arrow key until you reach the desired port.
2.4 Enabling Port Binding
By default, port binding is enabled for the two front panel USB pass-through ports. Port binding allows the
two ports to be connected to the same target as the selected KVM session regardless of the target you
select through the front panel buttons, keystroke commands or the on-screen display. When binding is
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enabled, the internal USB hub and any devices that are connected to the front USB ports are
automatically mapped to the target that is connected to the user through the local port connection.
When you switch the KVM connection to a different port, the USB pass-through also switches to that port.
The pass-through ports are connected to a target by an on-board hub and a second USB connector.
Each target port on the unit's back panel has two USB cables with connectors. The cable with the black
connector is for the KVM connection and the cable with the yellow connector is for the USB pass-through
connection. The two front panel pass-through ports are mapped to an internal USB hub and pushed to
the yellow USB cable. When you switch to a port, the keyboard and mouse traffic from the local port routes
through the black connector to the target.
You can enable and disable binding using keystroke commands or the on-screen display. When port
binding is disabled, pass-through port selection is independent of the KVM session selection and you can
switch a USB hub and its connected devices to a port different from what you are connected to. You can
only use keystroke commands to select a target for the pass-through ports. If the target selected for passthrough is different from the target selected for the KVM session, the green LED on the selected passthrough port flashes slowly and the green LED for the selected KVM session illuminates.
2.4.1 Pass-through USB port commands
The pass-through USB port commands allow you to select a target PC to control the USB hub ports, move
or disable the ports and enable or disable port binding. When you initiate keystroke port selection, USB
pass-through port binding is automatically disabled.
Table 2.6 Pass-through USB Port Commands
KEY SEQUENCE
VALUE
ACTION
Ctrl+Ctrl+U+[nn]+Enter
Enter a value between 01 and 16 where nn is the
value format.
Selects the PC target that controls the USB hub
ports.
Ctrl+Ctrl+U+C+Enter
N/A
Moves USB hub ports to currently selected KVM
session channel.
Ctrl+Ctrl+U+D+Enter
N/A
Disables USB hub ports. No target connected to
hub.
Ctrl+Ctrl+B++Enter
N/A
Enables port binding.
Ctrl+Ctrl+B-+Enter
N/A
Disables port binding.
2.5 Operating Scan Mode
The switch supports Scan mode which allows you to scan for newly connected target devices. You can
control Scan mode with keystroke commands or from the on-screen display. You can set a scan to run in
intervals between 2 and 60 seconds. The default scan interval is 30 seconds. The target device must be
connected to a target port and powered on to be detected during Scan mode.
2.5.1 Scan mode commands
The Scan mode commands allow you to determine scan intervals, start or stop a scan and enable or
disable mouse movement. When you initiate interval scanning, USB pass-through port binding is
automatically disabled.
When interval scanning is stopped, USB pass-through port binding is automatically enabled unless you
disable it by keystroke command (Ctrl+Ctrl+B-]+Enter) or through the on-screen display.
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Table 2.7 Scan Mode Commands
KEY SEQUENCE
VALUE
ACTION
Ctrl+Ctrl+S+[nn]+Enter
Enter a value between 02 and 60 where nn is the
value format.
Sets the interval scan time; the default setting is
30 seconds.
Ctrl+Ctrl+S+G+Enter
N/A
Starts the interval scan function.
Ctrl+Ctrl+S+H+Enter
N/A
Stops the interval scan function.
Ctrl+Ctrl+SM++Enter
N/A
Enables mouse movement to stop scanning.
Ctrl+Ctrl+SM-+Enter
N/A
Disables mouse movement to stop scanning.
2.6 Cascading Units
The switches support one level of switch-to-switch cascading. You can connect a secondary switch to
each port of a primary switch. You can connect targets to each port on a secondary switch, but you
cannot connect additional switches to a secondary switch.
A cascading cable can be used to connect from a target port on the top-tier unit into a console port of the
second-tier unit. You can use a cascading cable or the standard VGA cable for the connection.
Figure 2.6 Cascading Units Example Configuration
Table 2.8 Cascading Units Example Configuration Components
ITEM
DESCRIPTION
1
Primary switch - You can connect one secondary switch to each port on the primary switch.
2
Secondary switches - You can connect one target to each port on each of the secondary switches.
3
Secondary switch targets - You can only connect target devices to secondary switches. Secondary switches do not support third-tier switch
connections.
4
Secondary switch connected to port 1 on the 16-port primary switch
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ITEM
DESCRIPTION
5
Secondary switch connected to port 5 on the 16-port primary switch
6
Target device connected to port 1 on a 16-port secondary switch
7
Target device connected to port 2 on a 16-port secondary switch
8
Target Linux® device connected to port 8 on a 16-port secondary switch
9
Target Mac® device connected to port 12 on a 16-port secondary switch
To access the secondary unit's target devices using a hotkey sequence:
1.
On the primary switch, select the port that is connected to the secondary switch.
2. Press Ctrl+Ctrl+T+[nn]+Enter where the variable nn signifies the two-digit port number
connected to the cascaded unit.
NOTE: The primary and secondary hotkeys in an activation sequence must match (for example,
Ctrl+Ctrl, Alt+Alt or Shift+Shift) to use the on-screen display hotkey combination.
2.7 Upgrading Firmware
You can upgrade the switch's firmware by connecting a USB Flash drive loaded with the latest firmware
file to the back panel USB 2.0 Type-A connector port. The Flash drive must be FAT32 formatted, and
loaded with the following upgrade files:
•
cricket.bin – upgrade file for the main processor
•
tpu.bin – upgrade files for target processors
•
fpga.bin – upgrade for field-programmable gate array (FPGA)
NOTE: The fpga.bin file is only applicable for units with on-screen display capability.
During the process, the switch determines if the upgrade files' versions detected on the USB Flash drive
are different from the versions on the switch. If new versions are detected, the unit automatically
upgrades and reboots. When the switch is updating, both LEDs for each port illuminate sequentially in a
scrolling pattern until the update is complete. When the update is complete, the LEDs flash on and off
indicating the switch rebooted and is ready for use.
NOTE: You can also use this process to downgrade firmware.
To upgrade the firmware: 1.
Download and copy the upgrade files to the top level of the Flash drive.
2. Insert the Flash drive into the firmware upgrade USB 2.0 Type-A port on the back panel.
To confirm the firmware version:
1.
Before removing the Flash drive from the switch, press Ctrl+Ctrl+V+Enter to write the
version.txt file to the drive.
2. Remove the Flash drive from the switch and insert it into a computer.
3. Navigate to and open the version.txt file on the Flash drive to view the unit's firmware version.
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3 APPENDIX
This section contains the Product Specifications.
Appendix A: Product Specification
The following table lists the product specifications for the Vertiv™ AutoView™ AV104/AV108/AV116
switches.
Table 3.1 Product Specification
SPECIFICATION
DESCRIPTION
Enclosure
Metal
Power input connector
100-240 V, 50-60 Hz AC, single IEC 60320 C14 connector
Number of support target devices
•
AV104: 4
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AV108: 8
•
AV116: 16
Dimensions
WxHxD: 17.1 x 1.70 x 4.75 inches (434.35 x 43.18 x 120.65 mm)
Operating temperature
32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
Storage temperature
-22° to 158° F (-30° to 70° C)
Operating humidity
20-85% relative humidity, non-condensing
Storage humidity
5-95% relative humidity at a maximum wet bulb temperature of 38.7° C
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