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CS1708i / CS1716i 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 CS1708i / CS1716i package consists of:
Š 1 CS1708i / CS1716i KVM Switch
Š 2 Custom KVM Cable Sets (1 x PS/2; 1 x USB)
Š 1 Console Cable
Š 1 Firmware Upgrade Cable
Š 1 Mounting Kit
Š 1 Foot Pad Set (4 pcs)
Š 1 Power Adapter
Š 1 User Instructions*
Š 1 Software CD
Check to make sure that all the components are present and that nothing got
damaged in shipping. If you encounter a problem, contact your dealer.
Read this manual thoroughly and follow the installation and operation
procedures carefully to prevent any damage to the unit, and/or any of the
devices connected to it.
* Features may have been added to the CS1708i / CS1716i since this manual
was published. Please visit our website to download the most up-to-date
version of the manual.
© Copyright 2009–2013 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-0317-AT5G
F/W Version: 1.3.127
Manual Date: 2013-05-22
ATEN and the ATEN logo are registered trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
Terminology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiii
Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiii
1. Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Browsers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
CS1708i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
CS1716i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Rear Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
CS1708i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
CS1716i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
2. Hardware Setup
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Stacking and Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Stacking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Rack Mounting – Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Rack Mounting – Rear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Single Station Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Cable Connection Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Daisy Chaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Powering Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
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3. Basic Operation
Port Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
OSD/GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Keyboard Hotkeys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Hot Plugging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Hot Plugging Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Hot Plugging KVM Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Hot Plugging Console Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Port ID Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Powering Off and Restarting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
USB Peripheral Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
4. Local Console Operation
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
OSD Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
OSD Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
OSD Main Screen Headings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
OSD Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
F1: GOTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
F2: LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
F3: SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
F4: ADM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
F5: SKP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
F6: BRC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
F7: SCAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
F8: LOUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Hotkey Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Invoking Hotkey Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Hotkey Port Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Hotkey Configuration Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Hotkey Beeper Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Toggling the Hotkey Invocation Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Setting the Port Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Restore Default Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Hotkey Summary Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
5. Browser Login
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Logging In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Main Webpage Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
User Access Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Administrative Function Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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6. Administration
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Access Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
IPv4 Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
DNS Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
IPv6 Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
DNS Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
IP Installer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Finishing Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
IP Filter / MAC Filter Conflict . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Modifying Filters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Deleting Filters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Login String . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
ANMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
RADIUS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
RADIUS Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
CC Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
LDAP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Log Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
User Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Customization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Login Failure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Working Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Mouse Sync Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Reset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Firmware Upgrade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Backup Configuration / User Accounts / Port Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Restore Configuration / User Accounts / Port Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
7. The Windows Client Viewer
Starting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
The Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Hotkey Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Configuring the Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Video Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
The Message Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Message Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Compose Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
User List Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
The On-Screen Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Changing Languages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
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The Main Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
The List Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Port Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Port Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
The Port Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Recalling the GUI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Hotkey Summary Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Toolbar Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Auto Scan Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Panel Array Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
The Configuration Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
The Administration Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
User Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
ANMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Customization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
8. The Java Client Viewer
Starting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
9. The Log File
The Log File Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
10. The Log Server
Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Starting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
The Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Configure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
The Log Server Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
The List Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
The Tick Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
11. AP Operation
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
The Windows Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Starting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
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Ending the Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
The Java Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Starting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
12. The Firmware Upgrade Utility
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Downloading the Firmware Upgrade Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Starting the Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Upgrade Succeeded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Upgrade Failed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Firmware Upgrade Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Appendix
Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
General Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
The Windows Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
The Java Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Sun Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
The Log Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Panel Array Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Keyboard Emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Mac Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Sun Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
IP Address Determination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
IP Installer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
AP Windows Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
IPv6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Link Local IPv6 Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Additional Mouse Synchronization Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Trusted Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Installing the Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Certificate Trusted . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Connection Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
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CS1716i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Supported KVM Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Restoring Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
OSD Factory Default Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
About SPHD Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
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About this Manual
This user manual is provided to help you get the most from your CS1708i /
CS1716i 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 CS1708i / CS1716i 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 32-switch
daisy chained operation are provided.
Chapter 3, Basic Operation, explains the fundamental concepts involved
in operating the CS1708i / CS1716i.
Chapter 4, Local Console Operation, describes the concepts and
procedures used to operate the CS1708i / CS1716i from a locally connected
KVM console.
Chapter 5, Browser Login, explains how to log into the CS1708i /
CS1716i with your browser, and explains the functions of the icons and buttons
on the CS1708i / CS1716i web page.
Chapter 6, Administration, describes how to administer the CS1708i /
CS1716i after logging in from a browser.
Chapter 7, The Windows Client Viewer, explains how to connect to the
CS1708i / CS1716i with the Windows Client Viewer, and describes how to use
the GUI to access and control the computers connected to the switch.
Chapter 8, The Java Client Viewer, describes how to connect to the
CS1708i / CS1716i with the Java Client Viewer, and explains how to use the
GUI to access and control the computers connected to the switch.
Chapter 9, The Log File, shows how to use the log file utility to view all the
events that take place on the CS1708i / CS1716i.
Chapter 10, The Log Server, explains how to install and configure the
Log Server.
Chapter 11, AP Operation, describes how to operate the CS1708i /
CS1716i using Windows and Java Client application programs, rather than
with the browser method.
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Chapter 12, The Firmware Upgrade Utility, explains how to use this
utility to upgrade the CS1708i / CS1716i's firmware with the latest available
versions.
An Appendix, provides specifications and other technical information
regarding the CS1708i / CS1716i.
Terminology
Throughout the manual we make reference to the terms Local and Remote in
regard to the operators and equipment deployed in a KVM On the NETTM
switch installation. Depending on the point of view, users and servers can be
considered Local under some circumstances, and Remote under others:
Š Switch’s Point of View
Š Remote users – We refer to a user as a Remote user when we think of
him as someone who logs into the switch over the net from a location
that is remote from the switch.
Š Local Console – The keyboard mouse and monitor connected directly
to the switch.
Š Servers – The servers attached to the switch via KVM Adapter Cables.
Š User’s Point of View
Š Local client users – We refer to a user as a Local client user when we
think of him as sitting at his computer performing operations on the
servers connected to the switch that are remote from him.
Š Remote servers – We refer to the servers as Remote servers when we
think of them from the Local Client User’s point of view – since,
although they are locally attached to the switch, they are remote from
him.
When we describe the overall system architecture we are usually speaking
from the switch’s point of view – in which case the users are considered
remote. When we speak about operations users perform via the browser,
viewers, and AP programs over the net, we are usually speaking from the user’s
point of view – in which case the switch and the servers connected to it are
considered remote.
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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].
1.
Numbered lists represent procedures with sequential steps.
♦
Bullet lists provide information, but do not involve sequential steps.
→
Indicates selecting the option (on a menu or dialog box, for
example), that comes next. For example, Start → Run means to
open the Start menu, and then select Run.
Indicates critical information.
Product Information
For information about all ATEN products and how they can help you connect
without limits, visit ATEN on the Web or contact an ATEN Authorized
Reseller. Visit ATEN 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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Introduction
Overview
The CS1708i and CS1716i KVM switches are IP-based KVM control units that
allow both local and remote operators to monitor and access multiple
computers from a single console. For example, a single CS1708i or CS1716i
can control up to 8 or 16 computers. By daisy chaining up to 15 additional
CS1708A or CS1716A switches, as many as 128 or 256 computers can all be
controlled from a single keyboard-monitor-mouse console.
Since the CS1708i / CS1716i uses TCP/IP for its communications protocol, it
can be accessed from any computer on the Net - whether that computer is
located down the hall, down the street, or half-way around the world.
On the
NETTM
Local
Remote operators can log in from anywhere on the net via their browser. Once
they successfully log in, operators can take control using either the Windows
Client or Java Client utility. Inclusion of a Java-based client allows the
switches work with Java 2 enabled operating systems. The client software
allows operators to exchange keyboard, video and mouse signals with the
computers attached to the CS1708i / CS1716i just as if they were present
locally and working on the equipment directly. With the Panel Array feature,
the video output of up to 8 or 16 computers can be displayed at the same time.
In addition to TCP/IP connectivity, the CS1708i / CS1716i provides KVM
ports for a local console – allowing access and control from the data center as
well as over the Net. Local access to any computer on the installation is easily
accomplished either by pressing the front panel port selection switches;
entering hotkey combinations from the keyboard; or by means of a powerful
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menu driven multilingual on-screen display (OSD) system. A convenient Auto
Scan function also permits automatic scanning and one-by-one monitoring of
the activities of selected computers.
Note: The switches utilize a single shared bus – although they support local
and remote login at the same time, they do not support independent
operation. If a local user logs in while a remote user has already opened
a session, the local user sees the same screen that the remote user is
working on.
For local access, the CS1708i / CS1716i supports resolutions of up to 2048 x
1536. For remote access, the switches support up to 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz / 24
bit color depth.
Setup is fast and easy; plugging cables into their appropriate ports is all that is
entailed. Because the switches intercept keyboard input directly, there is no
need to get involved in complex software installation routines, or to be
concerned with incompatibility problems.
A custom ASIC (patent pending) provides an auto-sensing function that
recognizes the position of each station on the chain, eliminating the need to
manually set the position with DIP switches. A seven segment front panel LED
displays each station's position for easy identification.
By allowing a single console to manage all the attached computers, a CS1708i
/ CS1716i installation: eliminates the expense of having to purchase a separate
keyboard, monitor, and mouse for each computer; saves all the space those
extra components would take up; saves on energy costs; and eliminates the
inconvenience and wasted effort involved in constantly moving from one
computer to another.
Since the firmware is upgradeable, you can stay current with the latest
functionality improvements simply by downloading firmware updates from
our website as they become available.
With its advanced security features, the CS1708i / CS1716i provide the fastest,
most reliable, most cost effective way to remotely access and manage widely
distributed multiple computer installations.
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Features
Š A single console controls up to 8 (CS1708i) or 16 (CS1716i) computers
Š Daisy chain up to 15 additional units – control up to 128 (CS1708i) or 256
(CS1716i) computers from a single console
Š Auto-sensing of station's position on daisy chained installations; no need
for manual dip switch setting; front panel led indicates station's position
Š Hot pluggable – add or remove computers without having to power down
the switch
Š Port names automatically reconfigured when station sequence is changed
Š Convenient computer selection via front panel pushbuttons, hotkeys and
multilingual on-screen display (OSD) menus
Š Multiplatform support – Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Linux, Mac, and Sun
Š Secure keyboard/mouse/video transmission via RC4 128bit encryption
Š Supports SSL 128bit data encryption and RSA 1024bit certificates for
secure user logins from a browser
Š Two level password security – up to 64 user accounts with separate profiles for
each
Š Up to 32 concurrent logins
Š External (Remote) authentication support: RADIUS, LDAP, LDAPS, MS
Active Directory
Š Supports ALTUSEN CC (Central Control) Management
Š Multilanguage web UI support featuring a tree-structured local and remote
OSD
Š On-screen keyboard with multilanguage support
Š Front panel USB 1.1 hub allows connected computers to access USB
peripherals
Š Dual Interface – supports PS/2 or USB keyboard and mouse computer
connections with automatic interface detection
Š USB / PS/2 keyboard and mouse emulation – computers boot even when
the console focus is elsewhere
Š Supports USB keyboards for PC, Mac and Sun
Š Mouse DynaSync™ – automatic locked-in synching of the remote and
local mouse pointers
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Š Superior video quality – up to 2048 x 1536; DDC2B for the local console;
up to 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz / 24 bit color depth for remote sessions
Š Video DynaSync– stores the console monitor's EDID (Extended Display
Identification Data) to optimize display resolution
Š Resizable remote desktop window
Š Windows client and Java client software support; Java client works with
all operating systems
Š Panel array mode enables user to monitor multiple servers from single
screen at the same time – each selected server’s video output appears in a
separate panel – users can easily select the number of panels to view
Š Message board allows logged in users to communicate with each other,
and allows a user to take exclusive control of the KVM functions
Š Adjustable video quality for flexible adaptation to diverse network
environments
Š Auto Scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
Š Broadcast mode; operations simultaneously performed on all selected computers
(software installation, system-wide shutdown, etc.).
Š IPv6 capable
Š Firmware upgradable
Š Backup and restore configuration and user account settings
Š Event logging
Š Enable/disable browser access
Š Rack mountable in a 19" (1U) system rack
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Requirements
General
Š For best results, we recommend that the computers used to access the
CS1708i / CS1716i have at least a P III 1 GHz processor, and that their
screen resolution is set to 1024 x 768
Š For best results, we recommend an Internet connection speed of at least
128 kbps
Š Browsers must support 128 bit data encryption
Š To run the Windows client, you must have DirectX 8.0 or higher installed
Š To run the Java client, you must have Sun's Java Runtime Environment
(JRE) 6, Update 3, or higher installed
Š To run the Log Server, you must have the Microsoft Jet OLEDB 4.0 (or
higher) driver installed
Console
The following hardware components are required for the KVM console:
Š A monitor capable of displaying the highest resolution provided by any
computer in the installation.
Š A keyboard and mouse (USB or PS/2).
Computers
The following hardware components are required for each computer:
Š A video graphics card with an HDB-15 port.
Š Either a Type A USB port and USB host controller (for connecting to a
USB KVM Adapter Cable – see Cables, below); or
Š 6-pin mini-DIN keyboard and mouse ports (for connecting to a PS/2 KVM
Adapter Cable – see Cables, below).
Š For Sun legacy systems, an ATEN CV130A Sun Console Converter (for
PS/2 KVM Adapter Cable Connection – see Cables, below).
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Cables
Substandard cables might damage the connected devices or degrade overall
performance. For optimum signal integrity and to simplify the layout use the
high quality custom cable sets described below.
Function
Length
Part Number
0.6 m
1.8 m
2L-1700
2L-1701
PS/2
1.2 m
1.8 m
3.0 m
6.0 m
1.8 m
2L-5201P
2L-5202P
2L-5203P
2L-5206P
2L-5702P
USB
1.2 m
1.8 m
3.0 m
5.0 m
2L-5201U
2L-5202U
2L-5203U
2L-5205U
KVM switch to KVM switch
(daisy chaining)
KVM switch to computer
Operating Systems
Supported operating systems are shown in the table, below:
OS
Windows
Linux
UNIX
Novell
Version
2000 and higher
RedHat
7.1 and higher
Fedora
Core 5 and higher
SuSE
9.0 and higher
Mandriva (Mandrake)
9.0 and higher
AIX
4.3 and higher
FreeBSD
3.51 and higher
Sun
Solaris 8 and higher
Netware
5.0 and higher
Mac
OS 9 and higher
DOS
6.2 and higher
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Browsers
Supported browsers for users that log into the KVM On the NETTM switch
include the following:
Browser
Version
IE
6 and higher
Firefox
1.5 and higher
Mozilla
1.7 and higher
Safari
4.0 and higher
Opera
9.0 and higher
Netscape
8.1 and higher
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Components
Front Panel
CS1708i
1&2
3
4
5
6
7
8
3
4
5
6
7
8
CS1716i
1&2
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No.
1
Component
Port
Selection
Switches
Description
Press a button to give the KVM focus to the computer attached
to its corresponding port.
Š Simultaneously pressing Buttons 1 and 2 for 3 seconds
performs a Keyboard and Mouse Reset.
Š Simultaneously pressing buttons 7 & 8 on the CS1708i, or
buttons 15 & 16 on the CS1716i, starts Auto Scan mode.
See F7: SCAN, page 38
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Port LEDs
The Port LEDs are built into the Port Selection Switches. The
ones on the left are the On Line LEDs; the ones on the right are
the Selected Port LEDs:
Š An On Line LED lights ORANGE to indicate that the computer
attached to its corresponding port is up and running.
Š A Selected LED lights GREEN to indicate that the computer
attached to its corresponding port is the one that has the
KVM focus.
3
Reset Switch Pressing this switch performs a system reset. When the system
is reset, the switch beeps, and the port LEDs flash in
succession until the reset is complete. After the reset is
complete you can login again.
Note: This switch is recessed and must be pushed with a small
object, such as the end of a paper clip or a ballpoint pen.
4
USB Port
USB peripherals (flash drive, CD-ROM, etc.) plug into this port.
Peripherals can be shared among the connected computers.
5
Firmware
Upgrade
Recovery
Switch
During normal operation and while performing a firmware
upgrade, this switch should be in the NORMAL position. If a
firmware upgrade operation does not complete successfully,
this switch is used to perform a firmware upgrade recovery.
See Firmware Upgrade Recovery, page 134, for details.
6
Firmware
The firmware upgrade cable that transfers the firmware upgrade
Upgrade Port data from the administrator's computer to the CS1708i /
CS1716i, plugs into this RJ-11 connector.
7
Power LED
Lights to indicate that the switch is powered up and ready to
operate.
8
Station ID
LED
The CS1708i / CS1716i station ID is displayed here. If this is a
single station installation (see page 19), or the first station of a
daisy chained installation (see page 21), the switch has a
station ID of 01.
On a daisy chained installation, the CS1708i / CS1716i autosenses its position and displays the station ID that corresponds
to its place in the chain. (see Port IDNumbering, page 25 for
details).
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Rear Panel
CS1708i
1
3
4 5 6
2
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1
3
10
4 5
6
2
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No.
Component
Description
1
Daisy Chain Port
When Daisy Chaining Units (see Daisy Chaining,
page 21), the daisy chain cable plugs in here.
2
KVM Port Section
The KVM cables that link to the computers plug in
here.
Note: The shape of these 15-pin connectors has been
specifically modified so that only custom KVM cables
designed to work with this switch can plug in.
(See Cables, page 6, for details.) Do NOT attempt to
use ordinary 15-pin VGA connector cables to link
these ports to the computers.
3
Grounding Terminal
The grounding wire used to ground the CS1708i /
CS1716i attaches here.
4
Cable Tie Slot
If you want to use a cable tie to gather the cables
together, you can run it through this slot to attach it to
the unit.
5
Power Jack
The power adapter cable plugs in here.
6
LAN Port
The cable that connects the CS1708i / CS1716i to the
Internet, LAN, or WAN plugs in here. The LED on the
left side of the port indicates data transmission speed:
Orange for 10 Mbps; Green for 100 Mbps. The LED on
the right side of the port flashes Green when the
switch is being accessed remotely.
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Console Port
The custom Console Cable set that connects the
console monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the switch
plugs in here.
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Chapter 2
Hardware Setup
Overview
For convenience and flexibility that allows mixing PS/2 and USB interfaces, as
well as multiple platforms, the CS1708i / CS1716i design utilizes custom
KVM cables that serve as intermediaries between the switch and the connected
computers (refer to the Cable Connection Diagrams, on page 20).
A separate custom KVM cable is required for each computer connection. The
custom KVM cables are listed under Cables, on page 6. Consult your dealer to
find out which custom KVM cables best fit your needs.
Before You Begin
1. Important safety information regarding the placement of this
device is provided on page 135. Please review it before
proceeding.
2. Make sure that power to all devices that you will be installing
has been turned off. You must unplug the power cords of any
computers that have the Keyboard Power On function.
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Stacking and Rack Mounting
The CS1708i / CS1716i can be stacked on the desktop or rack mounted at the
front or rear of the rack. The following sections take you through the
procedures for each method.
Note: 1. Allow at least 5.1 cm on each side for adequate ventilation and
12.7 cm at the rear for power cord and cable clearance.
2. The standard rack mounting kit does not include screws or cage nuts.
If you need additional screws or cage nuts, contact your rack dealer.
Stacking
The CS1708i / CS1716i can be placed on any level surface that can safely
support its weight and the weight of the attached cables. Make sure that the
surface is clean and free of any materials that can block the exhaust vents or
otherwise interfere with normal operation of the switch.
To place the CS1708i / CS1716i, or to stack units if you are daisy chaining
them, remove the backing material from the bottom of the rubber feet that came
with this package, and stick them onto the bottom panel at the corners, as
shown in the diagram, below:
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Rack Mounting – Front
1. Remove the screws from the left and right sides of the switch (2 screws
total) near the front of the switch.
2. Use the M3 x 8 Phillips hex head screws supplied with the rack mounting kit
to screw the rack mounting brackets into the sides near the front of the unit.
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3. Place the KVM switch in the rack. Position it so that the holes in the
mounting brackets line up with the holes in the rack. Secure the mounting
brackets to the front of the rack.
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Rack Mounting – Rear
1. Remove 1 screw each from the left and right sides of the switch (2 screws
total) near the rear of the unit.
2. Use the M3 x 8 Phillips hex head screws supplied with the rack mounting kit
to screw the rack mounting brackets into the sides near the rear of the unit.
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3. Place the KVM switch in the rack. Position it so that the holes in the
mounting brackets line up with the holes in the rack. Secure the mounting
brackets to the rear of the rack.
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Single Station Installation
To set up a single station installation refer to the diagram below (the numbers
in the diagram correspond with the numbers of the instruction steps), and do
the following:
1. Ground the CS1708i / CS1716i by connecting one end of the grounding
wire to the grounding terminal, and the other end of the wire to a suitable
grounded object.
2. Using the console cable provided with your switch, connect a USB or PS/2
keyboard, mouse, and monitor to the CS1708i / CS1716i console port.
(See Console Cable Installation Diagram on the following page.)
3. Use KVM cable sets (as described in the Cables section on page 6), to
connect any available KVM port to the keyboard, video and mouse ports
of the computer you are installing. (See KVM Cable Installation Diagrams
on the following page.)
4. Plug the power adapter cable into the CS1708i / CS1716i power jack, then
plug the power adapter into an AC power source.
After all the equipment has been connected up, power on the computers.
Single Station Installation Diagram
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Cable Connection Diagrams
Console Cable Installation Diagram
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USB
PS/2
KVM Cable Installation Diagrams
USB KVM Cable Connection
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PS/2 KVM Cable Connection
2. Hardware Setup
Daisy Chaining
To control even more computers, up to 15 additional switches can be daisy
chained down from the CS1708i / CS1716i. As many as 128 (CS1708i) or 256
(CS1716i) computers can be controlled from a single console in a complete
installation.
Note: 1. Tables showing the relation between the number of computers and the
number of CS1708i / CS1716i units needed to control them are
provided on page 155.
2. A list of supported KVM switches is provided on page 156.
To set up a daisy chained installation, refer to the installation diagram on the
following page, and do the following:
1. Make sure that all the switches you are adding to the chain are properly
grounded.
2. Use a daisy chain cable set (described in the Cables section, page 6), to
connect the Chain Out port of the CS1708i / CS1716i to the Chain In port
of the first chained unit.
3. To add additional switches to the chain, use daisy chain cable sets to
connect the Chain Out port of the parent switch to the Chain In port of the
child switch.
4. Connect the chained switches to their computers using appropriate KVM
cable sets (described in the Cables section, page 6), according to the
information given for single station installations.
Powering Up
After all the equipment has been connected up, power up the installation
according to the following procedure:
1. Plug in the power adapter for the CS1708i / CS1716i.
Wait for the unit’s station ID to display on the station ID LED.
The CS1708i / CS1716i is the first station. Its station ID is 01.
2. Plug in the power adapters for each station on the installation in turn
(second station, then third station, etc.).
3. In each case, wait for the station ID to be ascertained and displayed on the
current station before plugging in the next one.
4. After all the stations are up, power on the computers.
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Chapter 3
Basic Operation
Port Selection
CS1708i / CS1716i installations provide three methods to obtain instant access
to any computer in your installation: Manual, OSD, and Hotkey.
Manual
For manual port selection, simply press the Port Selection Switch that
corresponds to the device you wish to access.
OSD/GUI
The CS1708i / CS1716i provides two menu driven interfaces to the port
selection procedure: A text-based OSD (On Screen Display), when you log in
from a local console; and a GUI (Graphical User Interface) when you log in
remotely over the internet. Local console OSD operation is discussed in the
next chapter; GUI operations are discussed in Chapter 7 (for Windows logins)
and Chapter 8 (for Java logins).
Keyboard Hotkeys
Hotkeys allow you to conveniently provide KVM focus to a particular
computer from the local console keyboard, instead of having to manually select
them by pressing Port Selection switches. See Hotkey Operation, page 40, for
details.
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Hot Plugging
The CS1708i / CS1716i supports hot plugging – components can be removed
and added back into the installation by unplugging and replugging their cables
from the switch’s ports without the need to shut the unit down. In order for hot
plugging to work properly, however, the procedures described below must be
followed:
Hot Plugging Stations
You can change a station’s position by simply disconnecting it from its master
and reconnecting it to another switch in the chain. In order for the OSD menus
to correspond to the change, the station IDs must be reset in the OSD.
See RESET STATION IDS, page 35 for details.
Hot Plugging KVM Ports
After switching KVM ports, in order for the OSD menus to correspond to the
change, you must manually reconfigure the OSD information for the new Port
information. See F3: SET, page 32, and the Port Setting selections under the
F4 ADM function, page 34, for details.
Note: If the computer’s Operating System doesn’t support hot plugging, this
function may not work properly.
Hot Plugging Console Ports
The keyboard, monitor, and mouse can all be hot plugged. When hot plugging
the mouse:
Š You may unplug and replug the mouse (to reset the mouse, for example),
as long as you use the same mouse.
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 power up sequence described under Step 5 on page 21.
Note: If, after hot plugging there is no response to keyboard and/or mouse
input, perform a Keyboard and Mouse Reset by simultaneously
pressing the 1 and 2 front panel port LEDs.
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Port ID Numbering
Each computer on a CS1708i / CS1716i installation is assigned a unique Port
ID. The Port ID is made up of two parts: a Station Number, and a Port Number:
Š The Station Number represents the position of the switch that the computer
is connected to in the daisy chain sequence.
Š The Port Number represents the position of the port that the computer is
connected to on the CS1708i / CS1716i station.
Š The station number precedes the port number.
Š Station and port numbers from 1–9 are padded with a preceding zero, so
they become 01–09.
For example, a computer attached to Port 6 of a station that was 12th in the
daisy chain sequence, would have a Station Number of 12 and a Port Number
of 06. It’s Port ID would be: 12-06.
Powering Off and Restarting
If it becomes necessary to power off a CS1708i / CS1716i, do the following
before restarting it:
1. Shut down all the computers that are attached to the CS1708i / CS1716i.
Note: Unplug the power cords of any computers that have the Keyboard
Power On function. Otherwise, the CS1708i / CS1716i will still
receive power from the computers.
2. Unplug the CS1708i / CS1716i from its power source.
3. Wait 10 seconds, then plug the CS1708i / CS1716i back in.
4. After the CS1708i / CS1716i has started and ascertained its station ID,
power on the computers.
Note: If you have shut down more than one station, power up the highest
station first and work your way down to the lowest one.
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USB Peripheral Devices
The front panel USB port is available to connect a USB peripheral device (flash
drive, CD-ROM drive, printer, etc.) to the CS1708i / CS1716i. Any computer
connected to the CS1708i / CS1716i can access the USB peripheral on a oneat-a-time basis.
Note: Peripheral devices are only available to computers directly connected to
a CS1708i / CS1716i on the same level. They are not available to
computers connected to daisy chained switches.
USB peripherals are automatically detected on target computers when you
switch ports. For example, when you switch from to port 1 to port 2, the
peripheral automatically disconnects from the computer on port 1 and connects
to the computer on port 2.
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Chapter 4
Local Console Operation
Overview
When setting up your CS1708i / CS1716i installation for the first time, we
recommend doing it from the local console. Local console operation offers a
menu driven On Screen Display (OSD) to handle computer control and
switching operations.
All procedures start from the OSD Main Screen. To pop up the Main Screen,
tap [Scroll Lock] twice.
Note: [Scroll Lock] is the default OSD hotkey. You can optionally change the
Hotkey to the Ctrl key (see OSD HOTKEY, page 32).
The login screen appears:
Enter a valid Username and password to continue.
Note: 1. The default username is administrator; the default password is
password. The first time you log in, you must use these defaults. For
security purposes, we strongly recommend that you change the
default password to something unique.
2. Usernames and passwords cannot be managed from the local console.
User management is handled via remote administration. See User
Management, page 67 for details.
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OSD Main Screen
When you invoke the OSD, a screen similar to the one below appears:
Š 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 users.
Š The OSD always starts in LIST view, with the highlight bar at the same
position it was in the last time it was closed.
Š Only the ports that have been set accessible by the administrator for the
current logged in user are visible (see Port Access, page 99 for details).
Š The OSD uses a tree view. If a switch’s port list is collapsed, a plus symbol
displays in front of its Station Number. To see the ports click on the
switch’s Station Number, or move the highlight bar to it then press the
right arrow key. If you wish collapse a switch’s port list, click on the
switch’s Station Number, or move the highlight bar to it then press the left
arrow key.
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OSD Navigation
Š To dismiss the menu, and deactivate OSD, click the X at the upper right
corner of the OSD window; or press [Esc].
Š To log out, click F8 at the top of the main screen, or press [F8].
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 then press [Enter].
Š After executing any action, you automatically go back to the menu one
level above.
OSD Main Screen Headings
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 move the Highlight Bar to the port entry, then
press Enter.
QV
If a port has selected for Quick View scanning (see SET QUICK VIEW
PORTS, page 35), an arrowhead displays in this column to indicate so.
The computers that are powered on and are online have a sun symbol
in this column to indicate so.
NAME
If a port has been given a name (see EDIT PORT NAMES, page 34), 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, 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 a choice by either double clicking it, or
by moving the Highlight Bar to it, and pressing [Enter].
3. Press [Esc] to return to the previous menu level.
F1: GOTO
GOTO 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; then press
[Enter].
Š To use the Port ID method, key in 2; key in the Port ID; then press
[Enter].
Note: 1. You can key in a partial Name or Port ID. In that case, the screen will
show all the computers that the User has View rights to (see Port
Access, page 99), that match the Name or Port ID pattern, regardless
of the current List settings (see F2: LIST, page 31, for details).
2. Port access rights are assigned via the remote OSD. See User
Management, page 98 for details
To return to the OSD main screen without making a choice, press [Esc].
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F2: LIST
This function lets you broaden or narrow the scope of which ports the OSD
displays (lists) on the Main OSD Screen. Many of the OSD functions only
operate on the computers that are listed on the Main OSD Screen. The submenu
choices and their meanings are given in the table below.
Choice
Meaning
ALL
Lists all of the ports on the installation that have been set accessible
by the administrator for the current logged in user.
QUICK VIEW
Lists only the ports that have been selected as Quick View Ports
(see SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, page 35).
POWERED ON
Lists only the ports that have their 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 35, 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
This function allows the administrator and each user to set up his own working
environment. A separate profile for each is stored by the OSD and is activated
according to the username that was 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] or [Ctrl] [Ctrl].
Since the [Ctrl] key combination may conflict with programs running
on the computers, the default is the [Scroll Lock] combination.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
POSITION
Allows each user to customize the position where the Port ID
appears on the screen. The default is the upper left corner, but
users 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 double-click or press [Enter] to lock the
position and return to the Set submenu.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
DURATION
Determines how long a Port ID displays on the monitor after a port
change has taken place. The choices are: 3 Seconds (default) and
Always Off.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
MODE
Selects how the Port ID is displayed: the port number plus the port
name (PORT NUMBER + PORT NAME) (default); the port number
alone (PORT NUMBER); or the port name alone (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 38). Key in a value from 0–255 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 36), and Auto Scan Mode (see F7: SCAN, page 38).
Choices are:
ALL - All the Ports which have been set Accessible (see
Port
Access, page 99),
POWERED ON - Only those Ports which have been set Accessible
and are Powered On;
QUICK VIEW - Only those Ports which have been set Accessible
and have been selected as Quick View Ports (see SET QUICK
VIEW PORTS, page 35);
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.
Note: The quick view choices only show up on the administrator's
screen, since only he has Quick View setting rights (see SET
QUICK VIEW PORTS, page 35, for details).
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
0–30 minutes, then press [Enter]. A setting of 0 disables this
function. The default is 0 (disabled).
HOTKEY
COMMAND
MODE
Enables / Disables the Hotkey Command function in case a conflict
with programs running on the computers occurs. The default is ON.
HOTKEY
This setting selects the Hotkey invocation keys (see Invoking
Hotkey Mode, page 41). Choices are:
[Num Lock] + [–] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
The default is [Num Lock] + [–].
OSD
LANGUAGE
Sets the language used in the OSD. Choices are: English (default),
German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
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F4: ADM
F4 is an administrator only function. It 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 to select from appears.
Double-click an item, or move the highlight bar to it then press [Enter]. An
icon appears before the selected item so that you know which one it is. The
settings are explained in the following table:
Setting
SET IP
ADDRESS
Function
This entry allows you to select whether to assign the CS1708i /
CS1716i’s IP address dynamically (DHCP), or to give it a fixed IP
address. Press [Space] to toggle between the choices.
If you toggle DHCP Enable to Off, specify the IP, Mask, and
Gateway in the appropriate fields. (Methods to determine the
CS1708i / CS1716i's IP address are described in the Appendix on
page 145.)
Press [Esc] to exit after you have finished with your choice.
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
0–180 minutes, then press [Enter]. If the number is 0 (zero), this
function is disabled. Default is 0 (disabled).
EDIT PORT
NAMES
To help remember which computer is attached to a particular port,
every port can be given a name. This function allows the
administrator to create, modify, or delete port names.
To edit a port name:
1. Click the port, 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 12.
Legal characters include:
Š All alpha characters: A–Z
Š All numeric characters: 0–9
Š - and Space
Case does not matter; OSD displays the port name in all
capitals no matter how they were keyed in.
3. When you have finished editing, press [Enter] to have the
change take effect. To abort the change, press [Esc].
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Setting
Function
RESTORE
DEFAULT
VALUES
This function is used to undo all changes and return the setup to
the original factory default settings (see Restoring Factory Default
Settings, page 157).
CLEAR THE
NAME LIST
This function is similar to Restore Default Values. The difference is
that it also clears the Names settings along with undoing all
changes and returning the setup to the original factory default
settings.
ACTIVATE
BEEPER
Choices are Y (On), or N (Off). When activated, the beeper sounds
whenever a port is changed; when activating the Auto Scan
function (see F7: SCAN, page 38); or an invalid entry is made on
an OSD menu. The default is Y.
SET QUICK
VIEW PORTS
This function lets the administrator select which ports to include as
quick view ports.
Š To select/deselect a port as a Quick View Port, double-click the
port, or use the navigation keys to move the highlight bar to it,
then press [Spacebar].
Š When a port has been selected as a Quick View Port, an icon
displays in the QV column of the port list on the Main Screen.
When a port is deselected, the icon disappears.
Š If one of the Quick View options is chosen for the LIST view (see
F2: LIST, page 31), 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 33), only a port that has been
selected here will be Auto Scanned.
The default has no ports selected for Quick View.
RESET STATION If you change the position of one of the Stations in the daisy chain,
IDS
the 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. For each port, press [Space] to cycle through the choices
(Win, Mac1, Sun, and Mac2). Repeat until all the ports have been
set, then press [Esc]. The default is Win.
Note: If you are installing a Sun or Mac computer, before you run it
for the first time you must set the correct operating system for the
port it is connected to with this function; otherwise, it will not boot.
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Setting
FIRMWARE
UPGRADE
Function
In order to upgrade the CS1708i / CS1716i firmware (see
page 129), you must first enable Firmware Upgrade mode with this
setting.
When you bring up this menu, the current firmware version levels
are displayed. Select Y to enable Firmware Upgrade mode, or N to
leave this menu without enabling it.
KEYBOARD
LANGUAGE
Sets the keyboard mapping for the computer keyboard attached to
the KVM port. To select a keyboard language, double click it, or use
the navigation keys to move the highlight bar to it, then press
[Enter].
Choices are: AUTO (default), ENGLISH (US), ENGLISH (UK),
GERMAN (GER.), GERMAN (SWISS), FRENCH, HUNGARIAN,
ITALIAN, JAPANESE, KOREAN, RUSSIAN, SPANISH, SWEDISH
and TRADITIONAL CHINESE.
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.
The selection of computers that are available for Skip Mode switching is made
with the Scan–Skip mode setting under the F3: SET function (see SCAN–SKIP
MODE, page 33). When you are in Skip Mode, press:
[←]
To skip from the current port to the previous port in the List.
[→]
To skip from the current port to the next port in the List.
[↑]
To skip from the current port to the last port of the previous station
in the List.
[↓]
To skip from the current port 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.
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
to indicate so.
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 [Space] or [Esc].
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F6: BRC
F6 is an administrator only function. When Broadcast (BRC) mode 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 (also referred to as Auto Scan Mode) allows you to automatically
switch the KVM focus 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 SCAN–SKIP
MODE, page 33).
Š The amount of time that each port displays for is set with the Scan
Duration setting under the F3: SET function (see SCAN DURATION,
page 32). When you want to stop at a particular location, press [Space] to
stop scanning and exit Auto Scan Mode.
Š If the scanning stops on an empty port, or one where the computer is
attached but is powered Off, the monitor screen will be blank, and the
mouse and keyboard will have no effect. Simply wait - after the Scan
Duration time is up, the Scan function will move on to the next port.
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 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 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 leftclick of the mouse. See Auto Scan Mode, page 43, for details.
Š To exit Auto Scan Mode, press the [Space] or [Esc].
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F8: LOUT
Clicking the F8 field, or pressing [F8] logs you out of OSD control of the
computers, and blanks the console screen. This is different from simply
pressing [Esc] when you are at the main screen to deactivate the OSD. 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 OSD login screen. You must input your username and
password before you can continue.
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 main OSD screen.
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Hotkey Operation
Overview
In addition to the OSD, the CS1708i / CS1716i also supports port control and
configuration options directly from the keyboard with the use of hotkey
combinations.
Note: To use this function Hotkey Command Mode must be enabled.
See HOTKEY COMMAND MODE, page 33 for details
Hotkey port control allows you to provide KVM focus to a particular computer
directly from the keyboard. The CS1708i / CS1716i provides the following
Hotkey Port Control features:
Š Selecting the Active Port
Š Auto Scanning
Š Skip Mode Switching
The following hotkey configuration operations can also be performed:
Š Keyboard and Mouse Resets
Š Setting the Beeper
Š Toggling the Hotkey Invocation Keys
Š Toggling 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. Invoking Hotkey
Mode takes three steps:
1. Hold down the Num Lock key;
2. Press and release the minus key;
3. Release the Num Lock key:
[Num Lock] + [-];
Note: 1. The sequence uses the default hotkey invocation method. If you
selected the alternate hotkey invocation keys (see HOTKEY,
page 33), you would use [Ctrl] and [F12], instead.
2. The Minus (or F12) key must be released within one half second,
otherwise Hotkey invocation is automatically cancelled.
When Hotkey Mode is active:
Š The Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock LEDs flash in succession to indicate
Hotkey Mode is active. They stop flashing and revert to normal status
when you exit Hotkey Mode.
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.
Š Pressing [Esc] exits Hotkey Mode.
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Hotkey Port Control
Selecting the Active Port
Each KVM port is assigned a Port ID (see Port ID Numbering, page 25). You
can directly access any computer on the installation with a Hotkey combination
that specifies the Port ID of the KVM port that the computer is connected to.
The steps involved are:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 41).
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 the wrong number.
Note: 1. Just key in the numbers; do not key in the dash.
2. If the port you want to switch to is on the current station, you can
just key in the port number – you do not need to key in the station
number.
3. Press [Enter]
After you press [Enter], the KVM focus switches to the designated
computer and you automatically exit Hotkey Mode.
Note: The KVM focus will not switch to a port if an invalid switch or port
number is entered. The 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
Auto Scan Mode automatically switches among all the KVM ports that have
been set as accessible under Scan–Skip Mode at regular intervals, so that their
activity cane be monitored automatically. (See SCAN–SKIP MODE, page 33.)
To start Auto Scan Mode, do the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 41).
2. Press [A].
After you press A, you automatically exit Hotkey Mode; enter Auto Scan
Mode; and Auto Scanning begins.
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. During the time that auto scanning is paused,
the command line displays: Auto Scan: Paused.
Pausing when you want to keep the focus on a particular computer is
more convenient than exiting Auto Scan Mode because when you
resume scanning, you start from where you left off. If, on the other
hand, you exited and restarted, scanning would start over from the very
first computer on the installation.
To resume auto scanning, press any key or left-click. Scanning
continues from where it left off.
Š While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard and mouse
functions are suspended – only Auto Scan Mode compliant keystrokes
and mouse clicks can be input. You must exit Auto Scan Mode in order
to regain normal control of the console.
3. To exit Auto Scan Mode press [Esc] or [Spacebar]. Auto scanning stops
when you exit Auto Scan Mode.
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Skip Mode
This feature allows you to switch between computers in order to monitor them
manually. You can dwell on a particular port for as long as you like – as
opposed to auto scanning, which automatically switches after a fixed interval.
To invoke Skip Mode, do the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 41).
2. Key in [Arrow]
Š Where [Arrow] refers to one of the Arrow keys. After you press
[Arrow], you automatically exit Hotkey Mode, and enter Skip Mode
where you can switch ports as follows:
←
Skips from the current port to the first accessible port previous to it.
(See SCAN–SKIP MODE, page 33, for information regarding
accessible ports.)
→
Skips from the current port to the next accessible port.
↑
Skips from the current port to the last accessible port of the previous
station.
↓
Skips from the current port to the first accessible port of the next
station.
Š Once you are in Skip Mode, you can keep on skipping by pressing the
Arrow keys. You don't have to use the hotkey invocation keys again.
Š 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 in order to regain normal control of the
console.
3. To exit Skip Mode, press [Esc] or [Spacebar].
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Hotkey Configuration Operations
Keyboard / Mouse Reset
If the keyboard or mouse ceases to function on the computer connected to the
currently selected port, you can perform a keyboard / mouse reset on the
computer. This function is essentially the same as unplugging and replugging
the keyboard and mouse on the target computer. To perform a computer
keyboard / mouse reset, key in the following hotkey combination:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 41).
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 console keyboard and mouse reset. For more information see Port Selection
Switches, page 9.
Hotkey Beeper Control
The Beeper (see ACTIVATE BEEPER, page 35) can be hotkey toggled On and
Off. When the beeper is set to On, the CS1708i / CS1716i beeps when it
switches ports. To toggle the Beeper, do the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 41).
2. Press [B]
After you press B, the Beeper toggles 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.
Toggling the Hotkey Invocation Keys
The Hotkey invocation keys (see HOTKEY, page 33) can be toggled between
the default set ([Num Lock] + [-]), and an alternate set ([Ctrl] + [F12]). To
toggle the invocation keys, do the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 41).
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.
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Toggling the OSD Hotkey
The OSD Hotkey (see OSD HOTKEY, page 32) can be toggled between [Scroll
Lock], [Scroll Lock] and [Ctrl], [Ctrl]. To toggle the OSD Hotkey, do the
following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 41).
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.
Setting the Port Operating System
A KVM port’s operating system attribute can be set to match the OS used by
the computer attached to the port. To set a port’s operating system attribute, do
the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 41).
2. Press a Function key according to the information shown in the following
table:
Key
Description
F1
Sets the Port OS to Win (PC Compatible)
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 Default Values
This administrator only hotkey restores the CS1708i / CS1716i default values
(see RESTORE DEFAULT VALUES, page 35). To restore the default values,
do the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 41).
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
The following table summarizes Hotkey operations on the CS1708i / CS1716i:
[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.
[B]
Toggles the Beeper On or Off.
[Esc] or [Spacebar]
Exits hotkey mode.
[F1]
Set Operating System to Windows
[F2]
Set Operating System to Mac
[F3]
Set 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].
[← ]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the
current port to the first accessible port
previous to it.
[→ ]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the
current port to the next accessible port.
[↑]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the
current port to the last accessible port of the
previous Station.
[↓]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the
current port to the first accessible port of the
next Station.
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Chapter 5
Browser Login
Overview
A graphical browser-based interface governs remote CS1708i / CS1716i
administration as well as user configuration and port switching operations. The
switch can be accessed either via a Windows-based viewer or a Java-based
viewer. Before gaining access, you must first log in via an Internet browser to
connect to the CS1708i / CS1716i.
Note: The Windows-based viewer is not available to non-windows platforms.
Logging In
To log in from an Internet browser, do the following:
1. Open your browser and specify the IP address of the CS1708i / CS1716i
you want to access in the browser's URL location bar.
Note: 1. For security purposes, a login string may have been set by the
administrator. If so, you must include a forward slash and the
login string along with the IP address when you log in. For
example:
192.168.0.100/CS1716i
If you don't know the IP address and login string, ask your
Administrator.
2. If you are the administrator, and are logging in for the first time,
the various ways to determine the CS1708i / CS1716i's IP address
are described in the Appendix on page 145.
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2. If a Security Alert dialog box appears, accept the certificate – it can be
trusted. (see Trusted Certificates, page 151 for details.)
The CS1708i / CS1716i login page appears:
3. Provide a valid Username and Password (set by the CS1708i / CS1716i
administrator – see User Management, page 67), then click Login to
continue.
Note: 1. If you are the Administrator and are logging in for the first time,
use the default Username: administrator; and the default
Password: password. For security purposes, we strongly
recommend you remove these and give yourself a unique
Username and Password (see User Management, page 67).
2. If you supply an invalid login, the authentication routine will
return this message: Invalid Username or Password. Please try
again. If you see this message, log in again being careful with the
Username and Password.
3. If the number of invalid login attempts exceeds an amount
specified by the switch’s administrator, a message stating that The
page cannot be displayed, appears and a timeout period is
invoked. You must wait until the timeout period expires before
you can attempt to log in again (see Login Failure, page 69).
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After you have successfully logged in, the CS1708i / CS1716i Main Webpage
appears:
Note: The makeup of the Main Webpage varies depending on the User type
and permissions (see User Management, page 67). Not all of the screen
elements appear for all users.
For example, the screenshot shown above depicts the type of page that
an Administrator (or User with administrator permissions) would see. A
typical User would not see the administration icons that appear across
the top of the page, or the Log icon at the left of the page, and the large
central area would be blank.
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Main Webpage Elements
The Main page consists of user access icons arranged vertically down the left
side, and administrative function icons arranged across the top.
Note: If a user doesn’t have permission to perform a particular activity, the
icon for that activity doesn’t appear. see User Management, page 67, for
permission details.
User Access Icons
The icons arranged down the left side perform the following functions:
Icon
Purpose
Open Windows Client: Opens the Windows Client Viewer to access the
computers connected to the switch.
Note: The Windows Client Viewer is only available when you log in using
the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) browser.
Open Java Applet: Opens the Java Applet Viewer to access the
computers connected to the switch. This Viewer makes the CS1708i /
CS1716i accessible to all platforms that have the Java Runtime
Environment (JRE) installed.
Log: All the events that take place on the CS1708i / CS1716i are
recorded in a log file. If you have the proper permission (see User
Management, page 67), clicking this icon displays the contents of the log
file. The Log File is discussed in Chapter 9.
Language: Click this icon to select the language that the interface
displays in. Click the button in the list to make your selection. After
making your choice, click Apply.
Note: Selecting Auto causes the interface to display in the language that
the browser is set to – provided it is set to one of the supported display
languages, if not, the interface defaults to English).
Logout: Click this icon to log out and end your CS1708i / CS1716i
session.
Administrative Function Icons
The icons arranged horizontally across the top of the page are linked to the
administration utilities, which are used to configure the CS1708i / CS1716i.
The administrative functions are discussed in Chapter 6
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Administration
Introduction
The administration utilities, represented by the icons located across the top of
the web page, are used to configure the CS1708i / CS1716i’s operating
environment.
This chapter discusses each of them in turn.
Note: 1. As you make your configuration changes in each dialog box, click
Apply to save them.
2. Some configuration changes only take effect after a CS1708i /
CS1716i reset. For those changes, a check is automatically put in the
Reset on Exit box (see Customization, page 69). To have the changes
take effect, log out and then log back in again.
3. If you don't have Configuration privileges (see User Management,
page 67), the Administration configuration icons are not available.
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General Information
The General Information page is the first of the Administration pages, and
provides information about the CS1708i / CS1716i’s configuration.
An explanation of each of the fields is given in the table below:
Field
Explanation
Device Name:
To make it easier to manage installations that have more than one
CS1708i / CS1716i, each one can be given a name. To assign a
name for the CS1708i / CS1716i, key in one of your choosing here
(16 characters max.), then click Apply.
MAC Address:
The CS1708i / CS1716i's MAC Address displays here.
Firmware Version:
Indicates the CS1708i / CS1716i's current firmware version level.
New versions of the CS1708i / CS1716i's firmware can be
downloaded from our website as they become available (see
Firmware Upgrade, page 72). You can reference this number to
see if there are newer versions available on the website.
IPv4 address
The CS1708i / CS1716i’s IPV4 address is displayed here. The
IPv4 address is configured from the Network page, see IPv4
Configuration, page 56 for details.
IPv6 address
The CS1708i / CS1716i’s IPV6 address is displayed here. The
IPv6 address is configured from the Network page, see IPv6
Configuration, page 57 for details.
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Network
The Network dialog is used to specify the CS1708i / CS1716i's network
environment.
Access Ports
If a firewall is being used, the Administrator can specify the port numbers that
the firewall will allow and the firewall accordingly. If a port other than the
default is set, users must specify the port number as part of the IP address when
they log in. If an invalid port number is specified, the switch will not be found.
An explanation of the fields is given in the table below:
Field
Explanation
Program
This is the port number that must be specified when connecting to
the CS1708i / CS1716i from the Win Client or Java Client AP
programs. Valid entries are from 1–65535. The default is 9000.
HTTP
The port number for a browser login. Valid entries are from 1–
65535. The default is 80.
HTTPS
The port number for a secure browser login. Valid entries are from
1–65535. The default is 443.
Note: 1. If there is no firewall (on an Intranet, for example), it doesn’t matter
what these numbers are set to, since they have no effect.
2. The service ports cannot have the same value. You must set a
different value for each one.
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IPv4 Configuration
IPv4 is the traditional method of specifying IP addresses. The CS1708i /
CS1716i can either have its IP address assigned dynamically (DHCP), or it can
be given a fixed IP address.
Š For dynamic IP address assignment, select the Obtain an IP address
automatically, radio button.
Š To specify a fixed IP address, select the Set IP address manually, radio
button and fill in the IP address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway fields
with settings appropriate for your network.
Note: If the CS1708i / CS1716i is on a network that uses DHCP to assign
network addresses, and you need to ascertain its IP address, see IP
Address Determination, page 145, for information.
DNS Server
The CS1708i / CS1716i can either have its DNS server address assigned
automatically, or a fixed address can be specified.
Š For automatic DNS Server address assignment, select the Obtain DNS
server address automatically, radio button.
Š To specify a fixed address, select the Use the following DNS server
address, radio button and fill in the required information.
Note: Specifying an alternate DNS Server address is optional.
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IPv6 Configuration
IPv6 is the new (128-bit) format for specifying IP addresses. (See IPv6,
page 147.) The CS1708i / CS1716i can either have its IPv6 address assigned
dynamically (DHCP), or it can be given a fixed IP address.
Š For dynamic IP address assignment, select the Obtain an IP address
automatically, radio button.
Š To specify a fixed IP address, select the Set IP address manually, radio
button and fill in the IP address, Prefix Length, and Default Gateway fields
with settings appropriate for your network.
Note: If the CS1708i / CS1716i is on a network that uses DHCP to assign
network addresses, and you need to ascertain its IP address, see IP
Address Determination, page 145, for information.
DNS Server
The CS1708i / CS1716i can either have its DNS server address assigned
automatically, or a fixed address can be specified.
Š For automatic DNS Server address assignment, select the Obtain DNS
server address automatically, radio button.
Š To specify a fixed address, select the Use the following DNS server
address, radio button and fill in the required information.
Note: Specifying an alternate DNS Server address is optional.
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IP Installer Settings
The IP Installer is an external Windows-based utility for assigning IP addresses
to the CS1708i / CS1716i.
Click one of the radio buttons to select Enable, View Only, or Disable for the
IP Installer utility. See IP Installer, page 145 for details.
Note: 1. If you select View Only, you will be able to see the CS1708i / CS1716i
in the IP Installer’s Device List, but you will not be able to change the
IP address.
2. For security, we strongly recommend that you set this to View Only
or Disable after using it.
Finishing Up
After making any network changes, be sure Reset on exit on the Customization
page (see Customization, page 69) has been enabled (there is a check in the
checkbox), before logging out. This allows network changes to take effect
without having to power the CS1708i / CS1716i off and on.
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Security
The Security page controls access to the CS1708i / CS1716i.
If any User Station Filters have been configured, they appear in the IP Filter
and/or MAC Filter list boxes.
IP and MAC Filters control access to the CS1708i / CS1716i based on the IP
and/or MAC addresses of the computers attempting to connect. A maximum of
100 IP filters and 100 MAC filters are allowed.
To enable IP and/or MAC filtering, Click to put a check mark in the IP Filter
Enable and/or MAC Filter Enable checkbox.
Š If the Include button is checked, all the addresses within the filter range are
allowed access; all other addresses are denied access.
Š If the Exclude button is checked, all the addresses within the filter range
are denied access; all other addresses are allowed access.
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Adding Filters
To add an IP filter, do the following:
1. Click Add. A dialog box similar to the one below appears:
2. Specify the filter address in the dialog box (for example, 192.168.0.200),
then click OK.
A second dialog box, similar to the one below, appears:
3. To filter a single IP address, key in the same address as the start IP. To
filter a continuous range of addresses, key in the end number of the range
(for example, 192.168.0.225).
4. After filling in the address, click OK.
Repeat these steps for any additional IP addresses you want to filter.
To add a MAC filter, do the following:
1. Click Add. A dialog box similar to the one below appears:
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2. Specify the MAC address in the dialog box (for example, 001074670000),
then click OK.
Repeat these steps for any additional MAC addresses you want to filter.
IP Filter / MAC Filter Conflict
If there is a conflict between an IP filter and a MAC filter – for example, where
a computer’s IP address is allowed by the IP filter but it’s MAC address is
excluded by the MAC filter – then that computer’s access is blocked.
In other words, if either filter blocks a computer, then the computer is blocked,
no matter what the other filter is set to.
Modifying Filters
To modify a filter, select it in the IP Filter or MAC Filter list box and click
Modify. The Modify dialog box is similar to the Add dialog box. When it
comes up, simply delete the old address(es) and replace it with the new one(s).
Deleting Filters
To delete a filter, select it in the IP Filter or MAC Filter list box and click
Delete.
Login String
The Login String lets the Administrator specify a login string that users must
include (in addition to the IP address) when they access the CS1708i / CS1716i
with a browser. For example:
192.168.0.126/CS1716i
Note: 1. There must be a forward slash between the IP address and the string.
2. If no login string is specified here, anyone will be able to access the
CS1708i / CS1716i login page using the IP address alone. This makes
your installation less secure.
For security purposes, we recommend that you change this string occasionally.
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ANMS
The Advanced Network Management Settings page allows you to set up login
authentication and authorization management from external sources. It is
divided into several sections, each of which is described in the sections that
follow.
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RADIUS Settings
To allow authentication and authorization for the CS1708i / CS1716i through
a RADIUS server, do the following:
1. Check Enable.
2. Fill in the IP addresses and port numbers for the Preferred and Alternate
RADIUS servers.
3. In the Timeout field, set the time in seconds that the CS1708i / CS1716i
waits for a RADIUS server reply before it times out.
4. In the Retries field, set the number of allowed RADIUS retries.
5. In the Shared Secret field, key in the character string that you want to use
for authentication between the CS1708i / CS1716i and the RADIUS
Server.
6. On the RADIUS server, set the access rights for each user according to the
information in the table, below:
Character
Meaning
C
Grants the user administrator privileges, allowing the user to configure
the system.
W
Allows the user to access the system via the Windows Client program.
J
Allows the user to access the system via the Java applet.
L
Allows the user to access log information via the user's browser.
V
Limits the user's access to only viewing the video display.
PN / SN
Denies the user access to port(s) / station(s)
PV / SV
Limits the user’s access to only viewing port(s) / station(s)
PF / SF
Allows the user full access to all ports / all stations.
Note: Characters are not case sensitive and are comma delimited.
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RADIUS Examples
RADIUS Server access rights examples are given in the table, below:
String
Meaning
c,w
User has administrator privileges; user can access the system
via the Windows Client.
w,j,l
User can access the system via the Windows Client; user can
access the system via the Java Applet; user can access log
information via the user's browser.
pn/0102
User cannot access station 01, port 02
pf/a
User can access all ports
sv/2
User can only view station 02
CC Management Settings
To allow authorization for the CS1708i / CS1716i through a CC (Control
Center) server, check Enable and fill in the CC Server’s IP address and the port
that it listens on in the appropriate fields.
LDAP Settings
The CS1708i / CS1716i allows log in authentication and authorization through
external programs. To allow authentication and authorization via LDAP or
LDAPS, the Active Directory’s LDAP Schema must be extended so that an
extended attribute name for the CS1708i / CS1716i – CS1716i-accessRight –
is added as an optional attribute to the person class.
Note: Authentication refers to determining the authenticity of the person
logging in; authorization refers to assigning permission to use the
device’s various functions.
In order to configure the LDAP server, you will have to complete the following
procedures: 1) Install the Windows Server Support Tools; 2) Install the Active
Directory Schema Snap-in; and 3) Extend and Update the Active Directory
Schema.
To allow authentication and authorization for the CS1708i / CS1716i via
LDAP / LDAPS, refer to the information in the table on the following page. For
more information, please see the ATEN website at www.aten.com.
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Item
Action
Enable
Put a check in the Enable checkbox to allow LDAP / LDAPS
authentication and authorization.
LDAP / LDAPS
Click a radio button to specify whether to use LDAP or LDAPS.
Enable Authorization Select whether to enable Enable Authorization, or not.
1. If enabled (the box is checked), the LDAP / LDAPS server
directly returns a ‘permission’ attribute and authorization for
the user that is logging in. With this selection the LDAP
schema must be extended.
2. If not enabled (no check in the box), the result the server
returns indicates whether the user that is logging in belongs
to the ‘CS1708i / CS1716i Admin Group’. If the result is ‘yes’
the user has full access rights; if the result is ‘no’, the user
only has limited access rights.
Note: Consult the LDAP / LDAPS administrator to ascertain
whether to enable the Enable Authorization function, or not.
LDAP Server IP and
Port
Fill in the IP address and port number for the LDAP or LDAPS
server. For LDAP, the default port number is 389; for LDAPS,
the default port number is 636.
Timeout
Set the time in seconds that the CS1708i / CS1716i waits for an
LDAP or LDAPS server reply before it times out.
LDAP Administrator
DN
Consult the LDAP / LDAPS administrator to ascertain the
appropriate entry for this field. For example, the entry might look
like this:
LDAP Administrator
Password
Key in the LDAP administrator’s password.
Search DN
Set the distinguished name of the search base. This is the
domain name where the search starts for user names.
cn=LDAPAdmin,ou=cs1716i,dc=aten,dc=com
If Enable Authorization is not checked, this field must include
the entry where the CS1708i / CS1716i Admin Group is created.
Consult the LDAP / LDAPS administrator to ascertain the
appropriate value.
Admin Group
Key in the Group Name for CS1708i / CS1716i administrator
users.
If Enable Authorization is not checked, this field is used to
authorize users that are logging in. If a user is in this group, the
user receives full access rights. If a user is not in this group, the
user only receives limited access rights. Consult the LDAP /
LDAPS administrator to ascertain the appropriate value.
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Log Server
Important transactions that occur on the CS1708i / CS1716i, such as logins and
internal status messages, are kept in an automatically generated log file
Š Specify the MAC address of the computer that the Log Server runs on in
the MAC address field.
Š Specify the port used by the computer that the Log Server runs on to listen
for log details in the Port field. The valid port range is 1–65535. The
default port number is 9001.
Note: The port number must different than the one used for the Program
port (see HTTPS, page 55).
See Chapter 10, The Log Server, for details on setting up the log server. The
Log File is discussed on page 111.
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User Management
The User Management page is used to create and manage user profiles. Up to
64 user profiles can be established.
Š To add a user profile, fill in the information asked for in the right panel,
then click Add. The new user’s name appears in the left panel.
Š To delete a user profile, select it from the names displayed in the left panel,
and click Remove. The user’s name is removed from the panel.
Š To modify a user profile, first select it from the list in the left panel; change
the information that appears in the right panel; then click Update.
Note: The user’s password is not displayed – the Password and Confirm
password fields are blank. If you do not want to change the user’s
password, simply leave the two fields as is. If you do want to change
the user’s password, key the new password in the Password and
Confirm password fields.
Š The Admin and User radio buttons select automatically configured
permissions. If you wish to modify these permissions, choose the Select
radio button, then specify the permissions individually.
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An explanation of the profile items is given in the table below:
Item
Explanation
Username
A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 characters is allowed.
Password
A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 characters is allowed.
Confirm
Password
To be sure there is no mistake in the password you are asked to
enter it again. The two entries must match.
Description
Additional information about the user that you may wish to include.
Permissions
Click to place/remove a check mark next to an item to
grant/withhold access to that aspect of the CS1708i / CS1716i’s
operation.
Win Client: Checking Win Client allows a user to access the
CS1708i / CS1716i via the Windows Client software.
Java Client: Checking Java Client allows a user to access the
CS1708i / CS1716i via the Java Client software.
Configure: Checking Configure gives a user Administrator
privileges, and allows the user to set up and modify the CS1708i /
CS1716i's operating environment.
Log: Checking Log allows a user to view the contents of the log
file.
Š The Reset button clears all the information shown in the right panel.
Š When you have made all your changes, click Apply.
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Customization
The Customization page allows the Administrator to set miscellaneous
operational parameters for the CS1708i / CS1716i.
Timeout
If there is no user input for the amount of time specified here, the user is
automatically logged out, and must log in again before the CS1708i / CS1716i
can be accessed. The default is 0, which means that the Timeout function is
disabled.
Login Failure
Š Allowed sets the number of consecutive failed login attempts that are
permitted from a remote computer. The default is 5 times.
Š Timeout sets the amount of time a remote computer must wait before
attempting to login again after it has exceeded the number of allowed
failures. The default is 3 minutes.
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Working Mode
The Working Mode parameters are explained in the table below:
Parameter
Explanation
Enable ICMP
If ICMP is enabled, the CS1708i / CS1716i can be pinged and
an IP address can be assigned with the ARP command. If it is
not enabled, the device cannot be pinged, nor can it be
assigned an IP address with the ARP command. The default is
Enabled.
Enable Device List
If this parameter is enabled, the device will show up in the list of
local CS1708i / CS1716i units on the AP Windows Client
Connection screen (see Starting Up, page 122). If it is not
enabled, it will not show up. The default is Enabled.
Force All to
Grayscale
If Force All to Grayscale is enabled, the remote display for all
users is changed to grayscale. This can speed up I/O transfer in
low bandwidth situations. The default is Disabled.
Enable Browser
If Enable Browser is enabled, browser access to the switch is
permitted. If browser access is not enabled, users must use
either the WinClient AP or Java Client AP program to access the
switch (see AP Operation, page 121). The default is Enabled.
Enable Multiuser
If this parameter is enabled, more than one user can log into the
CS1708i / CS1716i at the same time. The default is Enabled.
Mouse Sync Mode
Determines how the local and remote mouse pointer movement becomes
synchronized
Automatic
Selecting Automatic enables Mouse DynaSync™, which provides automatic
locked-in synching of the local and remote pointers – eliminating the need to
constantly resync the two movements manually.
Note: If Automatic is selected, all computers connected to the switch must use
USB Adapter Cables. Otherwise, the mouse pointer will not move.
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Manual
If Automatic synching isn’t able to keep the pointers in sync, selecting Manual
provides you with a number of methods to bring them back into sync:
Š Perform a video and mouse auto sync by clicking the Video Settings icon
on the Control Panel (see page 77).
Š Perform an Auto Sync with the Video Adjustment function (see The
Control Panel, page 77).
Š Invoke the Adjust Mouse function with the Adjust Mouse hotkeys (see
Adjust mouse, page 79, for details).
Š Move the pointer into all 4 corners of the screen (in any order).
Note: If you continue to have sync problems, you should set the mouse speed
and acceleration settings on each problematic server. See Additional
Mouse Synchronization Procedures, page 149, for instructions.
Reset
The functions performed by these parameters are explained in the table, below:
Parameter
Reset on Exit
Explanation
Place a check here to have the switch reset itself and implement
all the new settings when you log out. Following the reset, wait
approximately 30 to 60 seconds before logging back in.
For network IP address settings changes the check box is
automatically selected and the switch will reset when you log out.
Clearing the check mark before logging out will cause the new IP
settings to be ignored and the original IP address settings will
remain in effect.
Note: Even though the new IP information is ignored, it still
remains in the field. Therefore, the next time you log in the
checkbox will be selected and the next time that the switch resets
the IP settings that you thought you discarded will be saved. To
avoid this problem, you should be sure that the IP settings that
appear in the field are the ones you want to save.
Reset Default
Values
This function undoes all changes that have been made to the
switch (except for the Port Names), and returns the parameters to
their original factory default settings.
Clear Port Names
This function removes the names that have been assigned to the
ports settings (see Port Names, page 88).
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Maintenance
The Maintenance page allows the Administrator to upgrade the CS1708i /
CS1716i’s firmware, and to backup and restore the CS1708i / CS1716i’s
configuration settings, user accounts, and port names.
Firmware Upgrade
As new versions of the CS1708i / CS1716i firmware become available, they
can be downloaded from our website. Check the website regularly to find the
latest information and packages.
Note: The firmware upgrade described in this section refers to the CS1708i /
CS1716i’s icard firmware. Each time you perform this upgrade, you
must also upgrade the mainboard firmware (see Chapter 12, The
Firmware Upgrade Utility).
To upgrade the icard firmware, do the following:
1. Download the new firmware file to your computer.
2. Open your browser; log in to the CS1708i / CS1716i; and click the
Maintenance icon.
3. Click Browse (to the right of the Firmware File text input box); navigate
to the directory that the new firmware file is in and select the file.
4. Click Upload.
5. After the upload completes, and a message appears on the screen to inform
you that the operations succeeded, logout to exit and reset the CS1708i /
CS1716i.
Note: You will need to wait a bit before logging back in.
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Backup Configuration / User Accounts / Port Names
This section of the page gives you the ability to back up the CS1708i /
CS1716i’s configuration, user profile information, and port names.
To perform a backup, do the following:
1. In the Password field, key in a password for the file.
Note: Make a note of the password, since you will need it to be able to
perform restore operations with the file.
2. Select whether to backup the configuration information, user account
information, port names, or backup all.
3. Click Save.
4. When the browser asks what you want to do with the file, select Save to
disk; then save it in a convenient location.
Note: The CS1708i / CS1716i saves all its backup files as CS1716i.conf.
If you want to save more than one backup file, simply rename the
file to something convenient when you save it.
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Restore Configuration / User Accounts / Port Names
Backed up Configuration information, User Accounts, and Port Names can be
restored with this section of the page. Information currently configured on the
CS1708i / CS1716i will be replaced with the information that you restore.
To restore a previous backup, do the following:
1. In the Password field, key in the same password that you used to save the
backup file.
2. Click Browse; navigate to the file and select it.
Note: If you renamed the file, you can leave the new name. There is no
need to return it to its original name.
3. Click Restore.
After the file is restored, a message appears to inform you that the
procedure succeeded.
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Chapter 7
The Windows Client Viewer
Starting Up
The Windows Client Viewer is only available when you log in using the
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) browser. After you log in (see Logging In,
page 49), click the Open Windows Client icon at the left of the page.
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A second or two after you click the Open Windows Client link, you connect to
the switch:
The CS1708i / CS1716i’s GUI comes up with the Main page displayed in the
center of the screen and a Control Panel displayed at the lower right. The GUI
consists of three pages – Main, Configuration, and Administration. The Main
page is what you use to switch ports and access the servers connected to them.
Note: 1. If another user is using the GUI, it does not appear. A message
informing you that it is in use by another user appears, instead – you
must wait until the other user finishes with it before it becomes
available to you.
2. The Administration tab is not available for users who don't have
administration permission.
3. The display of the server connected to the highlighted port in the GUI
Main page may appear behind the GUI, but you can’t work on it at
this time. You can only work on it after accessing it with the GUI.
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After switching to a port, you can work on the remote system via the screen
display on your monitor just as if it were your local system. You can maximize
the window, drag the borders to resize the window; or use the scrollbars to
move around the screen.
The next section discusses the Control Panel, the GUI is discussed beginning
on page 85.
The Control Panel
The control panel consists of an icon bar at the top, with a text bar below it. The
text bars display the video resolution of the accessed device at the remote
location at the left; and the number of currently logged in users in the center:
Note: To place the control panel anywhere on the screen, move the mouse
pointer over the text bar area and drag the panel to the new position.
The functions that the icons perform are described in the table below:
Icon
Function
Click to bring up the Hotkey Setup dialog box (see Hotkey Setup,
page 79 for details).
Click to bring up the Video Settings dialog box (see Video Settings,
page 81).
Click to perform a video and mouse auto sync operation. It is the
same as clicking the AutoSync button in the Video Settings dialog
box (see Video Settings, page 81).
Click to toggle the remote display between color and grayscale.
Click to bring up the Message Board (see The Message Board,
page 82).
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Icon
Function
Click to send a Ctrl+Alt+Del signal to the remote system.
Click the keyboard to bring up the on-screen keyboard. Click the
arrowhead to bring up the list of available keyboard languages (see
The On-Screen Keyboard, page 84).
Click to exit the remote view.
These icons show the Num Lock, Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock status
of the remote computer.
Š When the lock state is On, the LED is bright green and the lock
hasp is closed.
Š When the lock state is Off, the LED is dull green and the lock hasp
is open.
Click on the icon to toggle the status.
Note: When you first connect, the LED display may not be accurate.
To be sure, click on the LEDs to set them.
Click to display information about the Windows Client version.
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Hotkey Setup
Various configuration actions related to the keyboard, video, and
mouse can be performed via hotkey combinations. The actions
performed by the Hotkeys are listed at the left of the panel; the hotkeys that
invoke them are shown to the right.
An explanation of the Hotkey actions is given in the table below:
Action
Explanation
Toggle screen mode
Toggles the screen display between full screen and
windowed modes.
Adjust Video
Brings up the Video Settings dialog box (see Video Settings,
page 81).
Toggle OSD
Toggles the Control Panel Off and On.
Toggle pointer display
If you find the display of the two mouse pointers (local and
remote) to be confusing or annoying, you can use this
function to hide the non-functioning pointer. Since this
function is a toggle - use the hotkeys again to bring the
pointer display back to its original configuration.
Adjust mouse
This utility synchronizes the local and remote mouse
pointers. After invoking this utility, simply click the local
mouse pointer on top of the remote mouse pointer.
Note: If you still have synchronization problems following this
procedure, see Mouse Sync Mode, page 70, and Additional
Mouse Synchronization Procedures, page 149 for further
steps you can take to resolve the problem.
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Action
Explanation
Substitute Alt key
Although all other keyboard input is captured and sent to the
remote system, [Alt + Tab] and [Ctrl + Alt + Del] work on your
local computer. In order to implement their effects on the
remote system, another key may be substituted for the Alt
key. If you substitute the F12 key, for example, you would use
[F12 + Tab] and [Ctrl + F12 + Del].
Exit remote location
Breaks the connection to the CS1708i / CS1716i and returns
you to local operation.
Configuring the Hotkeys
If you find the default Hotkey combinations inconvenient, you can configure
them by following these steps:
1. Highlight the Action.
2. Click Start
3. Key in the new combination.
The key names appear in the Key field as you press them.
4. Click Set
5. Click Close.
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Video Settings
The Video Settings dialog box allows you to adjust the placement and
picture quality of the remote screen display on your monitor.
The meanings of the adjustment options are given in the table below:
Option
Usage
Screen Position
Adjust the horizontal and vertical position of the remote computer
window by Clicking the Up, Down, Left, and Right buttons.
AutoSync
Click AutoSync to have the vertical and horizontal offset values of
the remote screen detected and automatically synchronized with
the local screen.
Note: 1. If the local and remote mouse pointers are out of sync,
in most cases, performing this function will bring them
back into sync.
2. This function works best with a bright screen.
3. If you are not satisfied with the results, use the Screen
Position arrows to position the remote display manually.
Video Quality
Drag the slider bar to adjust the overall Video Quality. The larger
the value, the clearer the picture and the more video data goes
through the network. Depending on the network bandwidth, a
high value may adversely effect response time.
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The Message Board
To alleviate the possibility of access conflicts resulting from multiple
user logins, the CS1708i / CS1716i provides a message board that
allows users to communicate with each other:
The Button Bar
The buttons on the Button Bar are toggles. Their actions are described in the
table below:
Button
Action
Enable/Disable Chat. When disabled, messages posted to the board
are not displayed. The button is shadowed when Chat is disabled. The
icon displays next to the user's name in the User List panel when the
user has disabled Chat.
Occupy/Release Keyboard/Video/Mouse. When more than one user is
logged in, this button allows a user to occupy the KVM. When a user
occupies the KVM, other users cannot see the video, and cannot input
keyboard or mouse data. The button is shadowed when the KVM is
occupied. The icon displays next to the user's name in the User List
panel when the user has occupied the KVM.
Occupy/Release Keyboard/Mouse. When more than one user is logged
in, this button allows a user to occupy the KM. a user occupies the KM,
other users can see the video, but cannot input keyboard or mouse data.
The button is shadowed when the KM is occupied. The icon displays
next to the user's name in the User List panel when the user has
occupied the KM.
Show/Hide User List. When you Hide the User List, the User List panel
closes. The button is shadowed when the User List is open.
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Message Display Panel
Messages that users post to the board - as well as system messages - display in
this panel. If you disable Chat, however, messages that get posted to the board
won't appear.
Compose Panel
Key in the messages that you want to post to the board in this panel. Click
Send, or press [Enter] to post the message to the board.
User List Panel
The names of all the logged in users are listed in this panel.
Š By default, messages are posted to all users. To post a message to one
individual user, select the user's name before sending your message.
Š If a user's name is selected, and you want to post a message to all users,
select All Users before sending your message.
Š If a user has disabled Chat, its icon displays before the user's name to
indicate so.
Š If a user has occupied the KVM or the KM, its icon displays before the
user's name to indicate so.
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The On-Screen Keyboard
The CS1708i / CS1716i supports an on-screen keyboard, available
in multiple languages, with all the standard keys for each
supported language. Click this icon to pop up the on-screen keyboard:
One of the major advantages of the on-screen keyboard is that if the keyboard
languages of the remote and local systems aren’t the same, you don’t have to
change the configuration settings for either system. The user just has to bring
up the on-screen keyboard; select the language used by the computer on the
port he is accessing; and use the on-screen keyboard to communicate with it.
Note: You must use your mouse to click on the keys. You cannot use your
actual keyboard.
Changing Languages
To change languages, do the following:
1. Click the down arrowhead next to the keyboard icon to drop down the
language list.
2. Select the new language from the list.
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The Main Page
This page lists all of the CS1708i / CS1716i's ports and governs port access.
Selecting a port and double clicking it switches you to the device on that port.
Note: The administrator selects which ports are accessible to each user with
the User Management function (see page 98 for details).
Š The GUI uses a tree view. To see the ports for a particular station, click the
plus sign [ + ] in front of the Station Number. To dismiss the list, click the
minus sign [ – ] in front of the Station Number.
Š A port icon in the shape of a monitor displays in front of the port number.
Ports that have devices connected to them that are up and running have the
port icon lit in green.
Š Ports that have been selected as Quick View ports (see SET QUICK VIEW
PORTS, page 35 and The I/O Panel, page 105), have a red eye icon
displayed with the monitor in the port icon column to indicate so.
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The List Function
The List Function lets you broaden or narrow the scope of which ports the GUI
displays (lists) in the Main Screen. To invoke the List Function, click the arrow
at the upper right corner of the panel, or press [F3]:
The screen changes to allow you to choose the ports that will be listed:
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The drop down list on the left offers four fixed choices as shown in the table,
below:
Choice
Meaning
All
Lists all of the ports on the installation.
Powered On
Lists only the ports that have their attached devices
powered on.
Quick View
Lists only the ports that have been selected as Quick
View ports (see SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, page 35,
and The I/O Panel, page 105).
Quick View + Powered On
Lists only the ports that have been selected as Quick
View Ports and that have their attached devices
Powered On.
The text input box on the right allows you to key in a search condition so that
only port names that match what you key in show up in the list, as shown in the
screenshot, below:
Š To go back to the default view, erase the string and either click the
binoculars to the right of the box, or press [Enter].
Š To dismiss the List function, click the arrow or press [F3].
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Port Names
To help remember which computer is attached to a particular port, every port
can be given a name. This field allows the Administrator to create, modify, or
delete port names. To configure a port name:
1. Click once on the port you want to edit, then either press [F2], or click
again on the highlight bar.
Note: This is not a double click. It involves two separate clicks. A double
click will switch you to the device attached to the port.
After a second or two, the bar changes to a text input box:
2. Key in the new Port Name, or modify/delete the old one.
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3. When you have finished editing the port name, click anywhere outside of
the input box to complete the operation.
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Port Operation
Once you select a port on the OSD Main Screen its screen comes up on your
monitor, and your keyboard and mouse input affects the remote system.
Note: The administrator selects which ports are accessible to each user with
the User Management function (see page 98 for details).
The Port Toolbar
The GUI provides a toolbar to help you control the CS1708i / CS1716i from
within the captured port. To bring up the toolbar, tap the OSD Hotkey twice
(Scroll Lock is the default OSD Hotkey). The toolbar appears at the upper left
corner of the screen:
Š Depending on the settings that were selected under ID Display (see The
Configuration Page, page 95), the Port Number and/or the Port Name
display at the right of the toolbar.
Š When the toolbar displays, mouse input is confined to the toolbar area.
Š Keyboard input has no effect on the computer connected to the port. To
carry out operations on the computer connected to the port, close the
toolbar by clicking the X on it, or by pressing [Esc]. You can also recall
the GUI (see below), and select the port again.
Recalling the GUI
To dismiss the toolbar and bring back the GUI (the Main, Configuration, and
Administration pages), do one of the following:
Š Tap the GUI Hotkey once;
Š From the toolbar click the icon that brings up the GUI (see page 91).
The Port Toolbar closes, and the main GUI display reappears.
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Hotkey Summary Table
The following table presents a summary of the Hotkey actions. To set the
Hotkey, see OSD/GUI Hotkey, page 96.
To...
When...
Do This...
Open the Toolbar The Toolbar is not open.
Click the GUI Hotkey twice.
Open the GUI
The Toolbar is open.
Click the GUI Hotkey once.
Open the GUI
The Toolbar is not open.
Click the GUI Hotkey three times.
Toolbar Icons
The meanings of the toolbar icons are explained in the table below:
Click to skip directly to the last port of the previous station.
Click to skip directly to the first port of the next station.
Click to skip directly to the first accessible port on the entire installation.
Click to skip directly to the first accessible port previous to the current one.
Click to begin Auto Scan Mode. The CS1708i / CS1716i automatically
switches among the ports that were selected for Auto Scanning under the
Configuration Scan Select function (see Scan Select, page 96). This allows
you to monitor their activity without having to switch among them manually.
Click to skip directly from the current port to the next accessible one.
Click to skip directly from the current port to the to the last accessible port
on the entire installation.
Click to recall the GUI.
Click to invoke Panel Array Mode (see page 93).
Click to close the Port Toolbar.
Click to log out and end the session.
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Auto Scan Mode
When Auto Scan Mode is invoked, the CS1708i / CS1716i automatically
switches among all the ports that are accessible to the currently logged on user
at regular intervals, so that the user can monitor their activity automatically.
(See Scan Select, page 96, for information regarding accessible ports.)
While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard and mouse functions are
suspended. You must exit Auto Scan Mode in order to regain normal control
of the keyboard.
Under Auto Scan Mode, the normal toolbar is replaced by one that looks
similar to the one below:
The meanings of the toolbar elements are explained in the table below:
Element
Meaning
The S indicates the port is being accessed under Auto Scan
Mode.
Click to pause (temporarily stop) auto scanning. When auto scan is
paused the icon changes to an arrowhead. Click the arrowhead to
resume scanning from the point where you stopped.
Click to exit Auto Scan Mode. The KVM focus stays on the port that
had the focus when Auto Scan Mode was stopped.
Indicates the Port ID ([Station Number - Port Number]) of the port
that currently has the KVM focus.
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Panel Array Mode
Clicking on the Port Toolbar's Panel icon invokes Panel Array Mode. Under
this mode the screen is divided into a grid of panels:
Š Each panel represents one of the CS1708i / CS1716i's ports. The port’s ID
displays in the top center of the panel.
Š When the Array is invoked, it scans through each of the powered-on ports
at 4 second intervals.
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The panel array toolbar (shown at the bottom right of the screenshot) provides
shortcut navigation and control of the panel array. The meanings of the toolbar
icons are explained in the table below:
Icon
Meaning
Move back four panels.
Move to the previous panel.
Pause panel scanning, leaving the focus on the panel that currently has it.
Move to the next panel.
Move ahead four panels.
Show More Ports: Increase the number of panels in the array.
Show Fewer Ports: Decrease the number of panels in the array.
Toggle between 4/3 and current aspect ratio.
Exit Panel Array mode.
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7. The Windows Client Viewer
The Configuration Page
The GUI’s Configuration page allows users to set up their own, individual,
working environments. The CS1708i / CS1716i stores a separate configuration
record for each user profile, and sets up the working configuration according
to the Username that is used to log in.
The Configuration page settings are explained in the table on the following
page.
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Setting
Function
Language
Selects the language that the GUI displays in. Drop down the list
of supported languages to make your choice
OSD/GUI Hotkey
Selects which Hotkey controls the GUI function: [Scroll Lock]
[Scroll Lock] or [Ctrl] [Ctrl].
Since the Ctrl key combination may conflict with programs
running on the computers, the default is the Scroll Lock
combination.
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.
ID Duration
Determines how long a Port ID displays on the monitor after a
port change has taken place. The choices are: 3 Seconds
(default) and Always Off.
Scan Select
Selects which computers will be accessed under Auto Scan
Mode (see Auto Scan Mode, page 92). Choices are: ALL - All the
Ports which have been set Accessible (see Port Access,
page 99); POWERED ON - Only those Ports which have been
set Accessible and are Powered On; QUICK VIEW - Only those
Ports which have been set Accessible and have been selected as
Quick View Ports (see SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, page 35, and
The I/O Panel, page 105); 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.
Scan Duration
Determines how long the focus dwells on each port as it cycles
through the selected ports in Auto Scan Mode (see Auto Scan
Mode, page 92). Key in a value from 0 – 255 seconds. The
default is 10 seconds; a setting of 0 disables the Scan function.
Note: When using Auto Scan from a remote console, the Scan
Duration must be at least 5 seconds to compensate for signal
delay.
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 0–30
minutes. A setting of 0 disables this function. The default is 0
(disabled).
Logout Timeout
If there is no Operator input for the amount of time set with this
function, the Operator is automatically logged out. A login is
necessary before the CS1708i / CS1716i can be accessed again.
Enter a value from 0 – 180 minutes. The default is 30 minutes. 0
disables the function.
Beeper
When set to ON, the beeper sounds whenever the port is
switched, when activating the Auto Scan function (see Auto Scan
Mode, page 92), or when an invalid entry is made on an OSD
menu. The default is ON.
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The Administration Page
Each of the administrative functions is represented by an icon at the left of the
page. Clicking the icon brings up its associated dialog box. When the
Administration page first comes up the General page is displayed:
Note: This page is not available for users who don't have administration
permission.
General Information
The General Information page presents three items of information. This is the
same information that displays after you log in from a browser, or when you
click the General Information icon at the top left of the browser main page. The
meaning of these items is described in the table, below:
Item
Meaning
Device Name
This field lets you give the switch a unique name. This can be
convenient when you need to differentiate among several devices
in multi station installations. Click in the field to key in the name.
MAC Address
This item displays the CS1708i / CS1716i’s MAC address.
Firmware Ver
This item displays the current firmware version number. You can
reference it to see if there are newer versions available on the
Altusen website.
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User Management
The User Management dialogs are used to create and manage user profiles. Up
to 64 user profiles can be established. Up to 32 users can log in concurrently.
Š To delete a user profile, select it in the list box, and click Remove.
Š To modify a user profile, select it and click Edit.
Š To add a user, click New.
If you choose Edit or New, a dialog box similar to the one below appears:
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With the exception of the Port Access button, the information required for this
dialog box is the same as that described in the Administration chapter – see
page 67 for details.
Port Access
Clicking the Port Access button brings up a dialog box that allows the
Administrator or a User with Administration permission to define the selected
User's access to the computers on a port-by-port basis:
Note: If the list is collapsed, click the [+] in front of the Station to expand the
list and show the ports
The access rights choices are explained in he table, below:
Choice
Explanation
Full
The user can view the remote server’s screen and can perform
keyboard and mouse operations on the remote server.
View Only
The user can only view the remote server’s screen; he cannot
perform any operations on it.
None
No access rights – the port will not show up on the user's List of ports
on the Main Screen.
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The default setting is Full for all users on all ports. The access rights can be
changed in the following ways:
Š Click directly over an access right to cycle through the choices
Š Move the highlight bar to a port and press + to cycle forward through
the choices
Š Move the highlight bar to a port and press - to cycle backward through
the choices
Š [Shift] Click on any port to have all the ports on the Station cycle
through the choices in unison
Š Hold down [Shift] and tap + to have all the ports on the Station cycle
forward through the choices in unison
Š Hold down [Shift] and tap - to have all the ports on the Station cycle
backward through the choices in unison
Š When you have finished making your choices, click Save.
Š If you want to abandon your choices and exit without saving, click
Cancel.
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Network
The Network dialog is used to specify the CS1708i / CS1716i's access ports
and network environment.
The information called for is the same as the information discussed under
Network in the Administration chapter – see page 55 for details.
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ANMS
The Advanced Network Management Settings page allows you to set up login
authentication and authorization management from external sources.
The information called for is the same as the information discussed under
ANMS in the Administration chapter – see page 62 for details.
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Security
The Network dialog is used to control access to the CS1708i / CS1716i.
The information called for is the same as the information discussed under
Security in the Administration chapter – see page 59 for details.
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Customization
The Customization page allows the Administrator to set miscellaneous
operational parameters for the CS1708i / CS1716i.
Š The information called for in the Firmware Upgrade panel, is the same as
the information discussed under Maintenance in the Administration
chapter – see page 72 for details.
Š The information called for in the Login Failures, Working Mode, and
Mouse Sync Mode panels is the same as the information discussed under
Customization in the Administration chapter – see page 69 for details.
Š The meanings of the Reset on exit, Restore Default Values, and Clear Port
Names parameters are the same as the ones discussed under Reset in the
Administration chapter – see page 71 for details.
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The I/O Panel
Clicking the Attributes button in the I/O panel brings up a dialog box that
allows you to set attribute parameters for each of the ports:
The port numbers are listed in the column on the left. The port's attributes are
shown to its right.
Š The first column to the right of the port numbers specifies the operating
platform that the computer on the connected port is using. Choices are PC,
Mac1, Sun, and Mac2. The default is PC.
Š The next column sets the port’s Quick View status (see SET QUICK VIEW
PORTS, page 35). The default is Disable QV.
Š To change an attribute:
Š Click on it to cycle through the choices.
Š Navigate to it with the Arrow Keys and press + or - to cycle through
the choices. Hold down [Shift] while you press + or - to have all the
ports on the Station cycle through the attribute choices in unison.
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Chapter 8
The Java Client Viewer
Starting Up
The Java Client Viewer makes the CS1708i / CS1716i accessible to all
platforms that have the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed.
(See Requirements, page 5, for the required JRE version.) The JRE is available
for free download from the Java web site (http://java.com).
To run the Java Client Viewer, after you log in (see Logging In, page 49), Click
the Open Java Applet link:
Note: The Windows Client Viewer icon is only available when you log in
using the Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) browser.
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A second or two after you click the Open Java Applet link, you connect to the
switch:
The CS1708i / CS1716i’s GUI comes up with the Main page displayed in the
center of the screen and a Control Panel displayed at the lower right. The GUI
consists of three pages – Main, Configuration, and Administration. The Main
page is what you use to switch ports and access the servers connected to them.
Note: 1. If another user is using the GUI, it does not appear. A message
informing you that it is in use by another user appears, instead – you
must wait until the other user finishes with it before it becomes
available to you.
2. The Administration tab is not available for users who don't have
administration permission.
3. The display of the server connected to the highlighted port in the GUI
Main page may appear behind the GUI, but you can’t work on it at
this time. You can only work on it after accessing it with the GUI.
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After switching to a port, you can work on the remote system via the screen
display on your monitor just as if it were your local system.
Š You can maximize the window, drag the borders to resize the window; or
use the scrollbars to move around the screen.
Š You can switch between your local and remote programs with [Alt + Tab].
Operation
The features and functions of Java Client Viewer operation are the same as
those of the Windows Client Viewer. Refer to Chapter 7, The Windows Client
Viewer, for details.
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Chapter 9
The Log File
The Log File Screen
The CS1708i / CS1716i logs all the events that take place on it. Following a
reset, it writes them to a log file, which is a searchable database. To view the
contents of the log file, click the Log icon at the left of the page. A screen
similar to the one below appears:
A maximum of 512 events are kept in the log file. As new events are recorded,
they are placed at the bottom of the list. When a new event is recorded after
there are 512 events in the log file, the earliest event in the list is discarded.
Note: To maintain and view a record of all the events that take place (not just
the most recent 512), set up the Log Server AP program. See The Log
Server, page 113.
To clear the log file, click on the Clear Log icon at the lower right of the page.
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Chapter 10
The Log Server
The Log Server is a Windows-based administrative utility that records all the
events that take place on selected CS1708i / CS1716i units and writes them to
a searchable database. This chapter describes how to install and configure the
Log Server.
Installation
1. With Windows running, put the CS1708i / CS1716i software CD that
came with this product into the CD (DVD) drive.
2. Navigate to the Log Server AP Installer folder on the CD.
3. Click the Log Server icon to execute LogServerSetup.exe and start the
installation.
4. Click Next. Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation and have the Log Server program icon placed on your desktop.
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Starting Up
To bring up the Log Server, either double click the program icon, or key in the
full path to the program on the command line. The first time you run it, a screen
similar to the one below appears:
Note: 1. The MAC address of the Log Server computer must be specified in
the ANMS settings – see Log Server, page 66 for details.
2. The Log Server requires the Microsoft Jet OLEDB 4.0 driver. If the
program doesn’t start, see The Log Server program does not run.,
page 142, .
The screen is divided into three components:
Š A Menu Bar at the top
Š A panel that will contain a list of CS1708i / CS1716i units in the middle
(see The Log Server Main Screen, page 119, for details).
Š A panel that will contain an Events List at the bottom
Each of the components is explained in the sections that follow.
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The Menu Bar
The Menu bar consists of four items:
Š Configure
Š Events
Š Options
Š Help
These are discussed in the sections that follow.
Note: If the Menu Bar appears to be disabled, click in the CS1708i / CS1716i
List window to enable it.
Configure
The Configure menu contains three items: Add, Edit, and Delete. They are used
to add new CS1708i / CS1716i units to the CS1708i / CS1716i List, edit the
information for units already on the list, or delete CS1708i / CS1716i units
from the list.
Š To add a CS1708i / CS1716i to the CS1708i / CS1716i List, click Add.
Š To edit or delete a listed CS1708i / CS1716i, first select the one you want
in the CS1708i / CS1716i List window, then open this menu and click Edit
or Delete.
When you choose Add or Edit, a dialog box, similar to the one below appears:
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A description of the fields is given in the table, below:
Field
Explanation
Address
This can either be the IP address of the CS1708i / CS1716i or its DNS
name (if the network administrator has assigned it a DNS name). Key in
the value specified for the CS1708i / CS1716i in the ANMS settings (see
ANMS, page 62).
Port
Key in the port number that was specified for the CS1708i / CS1716i in
the ANMS settings (see ANMS, page 62).
Description
This field is provided so that you can put in a descriptive reference for
the unit to help identify it.
Limit
This specifies the number of days that an event should be kept in the
Log Server's database before it expires and it is cleared out.
Fill in or modify the fields, then click OK to finish.
Events
The Events Menu has two items: Search and Maintenance.
Search
Search allows you to search for events containing specific words or strings.
When you access this function, a screen similar to the one below appears:
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A description of the items is given in the table below:
Item
Explanation
New search
This is one of three radio buttons that define the scope of the
search. If it is selected, the search is performed on all the
events in the database for the selected CS1708i / CS1716i.
Search last results
This is a secondary search performed on the events that
resulted from the last search.
Search excluding last
results
This is a secondary search performed on all the events in the
database for the selected CS1708i / CS1716i excluding the
events that resulted from the last search.
Server List
CS1708i / CS1716i units are listed according to their IP
address. Select the unit that you want to perform the search
on from this list. You can select more than one unit for the
search. If no units are selected, the search is performed on all
of them.
Priority List
Sets the level for how detailed the search results display
should be. 1 is the most general; 3 is the most specific.
Start Date
Select the date that you want the search to start from. The
format follows the MM/DD/YYYY convention, as follows:
11/04/2005
Start Time
Select the time that you want the search to start from.
End Date
Select the date that you want the search to end at.
End Time
Select the time that you want the search to end at.
Pattern
Key in the pattern that you are searching for here. The
multiple character wildcard (*) is supported. E.g., h*ds would
match hands and hoods.
Results
Lists the events that contained matches for the search.
Search
Click this button to start the search.
Print
Click this button to print the search results.
Export
Click this button to write the search results to a .txt file.
Exit
Click this button to exit the Search dialog box.
Maintenance
This function allows the administrator to perform manual maintenance of the
database, such as erasing specified records before the expiration time that was
set with the Limit setting of the Edit function (see page 116).
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Options
Network Retry allows you to set the number of seconds that the Log Server
should wait before attempting to connect if the previous attempt to connect
failed. When you click this item, a dialog box, similar to the one below appears:
Key in the number of seconds, then click OK to finish.
Help
From the Help Menu, click Contents to access the online Windows Help file.
The help file contains instructions about how to setup, operation and
troubleshoot the Log Server.
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The Log Server Main Screen
Overview
The Log Server Main Screen is divided into two main panels.
Š The upper (List) panel lists the CS1708i / CS1716i units that have been
selected for the Log Server to track (see Configure, page 115).
Š The lower (Event) panel displays the log events for the currently selected
CS1708i / CS1716i (the highlighted one - if there are more than one). To
select a CS1708i / CS1716i unit in the list, simply click on it.
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The List Panel
The List panel contains six fields:
Field
Recording
Explanation
Determines whether the Log Server records log events for
this CS1708i / CS1716i or not. If the Recording check box is
checked, the field displays Recording, and log events are
recorded. If the Recording check box is not checked, the field
displays Paused, and log events are not recorded.
Note: Even though a CS1708i / CS1716i is not the currently
selected one, if its Recording check box is checked, the Log
Server will still record its log events.
Address
This is the IP Address or DNS name that was given to the
CS1708i / CS1716i when it was added to the Log Server (see
Configure, page 115).
Port
This is the port number that was assigned to the CS1708i /
CS1716i when it was added to the Log Server (see
Configure, page 115).
Connection
If the Log Server is connected to the CS1708i / CS1716i, this
field displays Connected.
If it is not connected, this field displays Waiting. This means
that the Log Server's MAC address and/or port number has
not been set properly. It needs to be set in the ANMS settings
(see page 62) and specified in the Configure dialog box (see
Configure, page 115).
Days
This field displays the number of days that the CS1708i /
CS1716i's log events are to be kept in the Log Server's
database before expiration (see Configure, page 115).
Description
This field displays the descriptive information given for the
CS1708i / CS1716i when it was added to the Log Server (see
Configure, page 115).
The Tick Panel
The lower panel displays tick information for the currently selected CS1708i /
CS1716i. Note that if the installation contains more than one switch, even
though a switch isn’t currently selected, if its Recording checkbox is checked,
the Log Server records its tick information and keeps it in its database.
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AP Operation
Overview
In some cases, the Administrator may not want the CS1708i / CS1716i to be
available via browser access. AP versions of the Windows Client and the Java
Client are provided to enable direct access of the CS1708i / CS1716i without
having to go through a browser.
The programs are initially downloaded from the browser page. After they have
been downloaded by the Users, the Administrator can disable browser access
(see Working Mode, page 70).
The Windows Client
Installation
To install the Windows Client on your computer, do the following:
1. Run the program WinClient.exe on the software CD that came with your
CS1708i / CS1716i package.
2. Follow along with the installation dialog boxes.
3. When the installation completes, an icon – CS1708i iClient or CS1716i
iClient – is placed on your desktop and a program entry is made in the
Windows Start menu:
(Start → All Programs → CS1716i → WinClient).
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Starting Up
To connect to the CS1708i / CS1716i, either click its icon on the desktop or
click its entry on the Start menu. If this is the first time that you are running the
utility, a dialog box appears requesting you to input your serial number.
The serial number can be found on the CS1708i / CS1716i's CD case. Key in
the serial number - 5 characters per box - then click OK to bring up the
CS1708i / CS1716i Connection Screen.
Note: 1. Letters in the serial number must be entered in capitals.
2. This dialog box only appears the first time you run the program. In the
future, you go directly to the Windows Client Connection screen.
To connect to the CS1708i / CS1716i, click the WinClient.exe program icon
(on your desktop) to bring up the Windows Client Connection Screen:
Note: You must have DirectX 8.0 or higher installed on your computer. If not,
the Client program will not load.
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A description of the Connection Screen is given in the following table:
Server List
Each time the WinClient.exe file is run, it searches the user's
local LAN segment for CS1708i / CS1716i units, and lists
whichever ones it finds in this box. If you want to connect to
one of these units, double-click it.
Server
This area is used when you want to connect to a CS1708i /
CS1716i at a remote location. You can drop down the IP list
box and select an address from the list. If the address you
want isn't listed, you can key in the IP address you want.
Then, key in the Port number in the Port field. If you don't
know the Port number, contact your Administrator.
Š When the IP address and Port number for the unit you wish
to connect to have been specified, click Login.
Š When you have finished with your session and come back
to this dialog box, click Logout.
Message List
Lists status messages regarding the connection to the
CS1708i / CS1716i.
Switch to Remote View Once contact with a CS1708i / CS1716i has been
established, this button becomes active. Click it to switch and
take over console control of the unit that is attached to the
CS1708i / CS1716i.
The screen output of the unit appears on your monitor. Your
keystrokes and mouse movements are captured and sent to
the CS1708i / CS1716i to be executed on the attached unit.
If the CS1708i / CS1716i is connected to a KVM switch, you
can control the switch and the computers connected to it just
as if you were connected locally.
Change Password
This button becomes active after a connection to a CS1708i /
CS1716i unit has been established. It allows the user to
change the password used to log in to the CS1708i /
CS1716i.
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Connecting
To connect to a CS1708i / CS1716i unit:
1. From the Server List box, double-click the device that you wish to
connect to.
– Or –
Specify the IP address and port number in the Server IP and Port input
boxes, and then Click Login. The Login dialog box appears:
2. Key in a valid Username and Password, and then click OK.
3. Once contact with the CS1708i / CS1716i has been established, the Switch
to Remote View button becomes active. Click it to connect to the
CS1708i / CS1716i and take over console control of the unit that is
connected to it.
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Operation
Once a connection to the CS1708i / CS1716i has been established, the remote
system's video output is captured and displayed on your monitor. At the same
time, your local keystroke and mouse input is captured and sent to the remote
system.
The look and feel of the AP Windows client operation is the same as for the
The Windows Client Viewer. Refer back to Chapter 7, for details.
Ending the Session
After you log out of the CS1708i / CS1716i, you return to the Connection
dialog box. Click Logout to end the session.
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The Java Client
Starting Up
To connect to the CS1708i / CS1716i with the Java Client AP program, do the
following:
1. Copy iClientJ.jar from the software CD that came with your CS1708i /
CS1716i package to a convenient location on your computer.
2. Double click the iClientJ.jar icon – or key in the full path to the program
on the command line – to bring up the Java Client Connection screen.
If this is the first time that you are running the program a dialog box
appears requesting you to input your serial number.
The serial number can be found on the CS1708i / CS1716i's CD case. Key
in the serial number - 5 characters per box - then click OK to bring up the
CS1708i / CS1716i Connection Screen.
Note: 1. Letters in the serial number must be entered in capitals.
2. This dialog box only appears the first time you run the program.
In the future, you go directly to the Connect dialog box.
The Connect dialog box appears:
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3. Key in the IP address and port number of the target switch, then click
Connect.
After you establish a connection, a Login dialog box appears:
4. Provide a valid Username and Password, and then click OK.
Once the authentication procedure completes successfully, the CS1708i /
CS1716i main page displays on your monitor.
Operation
The look and feel of the Java Client AP operation is the same as for the Java
Client Viewer. Refer back to Chapter 8 for details.
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Chapter 12
The Firmware Upgrade Utility
Introduction
The purpose of the Windows-based Firmware Upgrade Utility is to provide an
automated process for upgrading all CS1708i / CS1716i switches in an
installation. The program comes as part of a Firmware Upgrade Package that
is specific for each device.
As new firmware versions become available, new firmware upgrade packages
are posted on our website. Check the website regularly to find the latest
information and packages.
Note: 1. The firmware upgrade described in this chapter refers to the
CS1708i / CS1716i’s mainboard firmware.
2. Each time you perform this upgrade, you must also do a browserbased upgrade to upgrade the icard firmware (see Maintenance,
page 72 for details).
Downloading the Firmware Upgrade Package
To download the firmware upgrade package:
1. From a computer that is not part of your KVM installation go to our
Website and choose the model name that relates to your device. A list of
available firmware upgrade packages appears.
2. Choose the firmware upgrade package that you wish to install (usually the
most recent) and download it to your computer.
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Preparation
To prepare for the firmware upgrade, do the following:
1. Use the Firmware Upgrade Cable provided with this unit to connect a COM
port on your computer to the Firmware Upgrade Port of your switch.
2. Shut down all the computers, but not the stations, on the KVM installation.
3. From your KVM switch console, login to the OSD as the administrator
(see page 27) and select the F4 ADM function.
4. Scroll down to FIRMWARE UPGRADE. Press [Enter], then press [Y] to
invoke Firmware Upgrade mode (see page 36.)
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Starting the Upgrade
To upgrade the firmware:
1. Run the downloaded firmware upgrade package file either by doubleclicking the file icon, or by opening a command line and entering the full
path to it.
The Firmware Upgrade Utility welcome screen appears:
Note: The screens shown in this section are for reference only. The
wording and layout of the actual screens put up by the Firmware
Upgrade Utility may vary slightly from these examples.
2. Read and Agree to the License Agreement (enable the I Agree radio button).
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3. Click Next to continue. The Firmware Upgrade Utility main screen
appears. The devices capable of being upgraded are listed in the Device
List panel:
4. Click Next to perform the upgrade.
If you enabled Check Firmware Version, the Utility compares the device's
firmware level with that of the upgrade files. If it finds that the device's
version is higher than the upgrade version, it brings up a dialog box
informing you of the situation 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.
As the upgrade proceeds, status messages appear in the Status Messages
panel, and the progress toward completion is shown on the Progress bar.
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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.
Upgrade Failed
If the Upgrade Succeeded screen doesn't appear, it means that the upgrade
failed to complete successfully. See the next section, Firmware Upgrade
Recovery, for how to proceed.
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Firmware Upgrade Recovery
There are three conditions that call for firmware upgrade recovery:
Š When a firmware upgrade is manually aborted.
Š When the mainboard firmware upgrade fails.
Š When the I/O firmware upgrade fails.
To perform a firmware upgrade recovery, do the following:
1. Power off the switch. If it is part of a daisy chain, disconnect it from the chain.
2. Connect the Firmware Upgrade Cable to its Firmware Upgrade Port.
3. Slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch to the Recover position.
4. Power the switch back on and repeat the upgrade procedure.
5. After the switch has been successfully upgraded, power it off, and slide the
Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch back to the Normal position.
6. If the switch is part of a daisy chain, replace it in the chain.
7. Power the switch back on.
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Safety Instructions
General
Š This product is for indoor use only.
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
un-interruptible 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 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.
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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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Troubleshooting
The first step in solving problems is to make sure that all cables are securely
attached and seated completely in their sockets. In addition, if your product is
not running the latest firmware version, we strongly recommend that you
upgrade.
Administration
Problem
Resolution
After upgrading firmware, the CS1708i Your Internet browser is displaying cached web
/ CS1716i still appears to be using the pages – not new ones. Clear your browser
old firmware version.
cache; delete all temporary Internet files and
cookies, close the Internet browser, and then
open a new instance of the browser.
The default network setting for the
CS1708i / CS1716i is DHCP, but the
network uses fixed IP addresses and
doesn’t have a DHCP server.
Use the local console OSD’s F4 function to
give the CS1708i / CS1716i a fixed IP address.
See SET IP ADDRESS, page 34, for details.
General Operation
Problem
Erratic Operation
Resolution
Check that the power adapter that was supplied
with the unit is plugged in and functioning
properly.
Press and hold the Reset Switch (see page 9) for
longer than three seconds.
Mouse and/or keyboard not
responding due to improper mouse
and/or keyboard reset.
Unplug the cable(s) from the console port(s), then
plug it/them back in again.
All Station IDs display as 01.
Station 1 has suddenly lost power. Wait a few
seconds for the system to reinitialize the station
sequence and display the proper IDs.
Sudden loss of network connection
due to local reset of CS1708i /
CS1716i.
Close your CS1708i / CS1716i connection. Wait
approximately 30 seconds, and log in again.
Mouse Pointer does not move
If Mouse DynaSync™ is enabled (see Automatic,
page 70), all computers connected to the switch
must use USB Adapter Cables. Otherwise, the
mouse pointer will not move.
Mouse Pointer Confusion
If you find the display of two mouse pointers (local
and remote) to be confusing or annoying, you can
use the Toggle Pointer Display function to hide
the non-functioning pointer. See page 79 for
details.
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The Windows Client
Problem
Resolution
Windows Client won't
connect to the CS1708i /
CS1716i.
DirectX 8.0 or higher must be installed on your computer.
Remote mouse pointer is
out of sync.
1. Use the AutoSync feature (see Video Settings,
page 81), to sync the local and remote monitors.
2. If that doesn't resolve the problem, use the
Adjust Mouse feature (see Adjust mouse, page 79) to
bring them back in sync.
3. If the two methods described above fail to resolve the
problem, use the Toggle Pointer Display function (see
page 79).
Part of remote window is off
my monitor.
Use the AutoSync feature (see Video Settings, page 81)
to synchronize the local and remote monitors.
My antivirus program
reports that there is a trojan
after I access the CS1708i /
CS1716i with my browser
and then open the Windows
Client Viewer.
The Windows Client Viewer uses and ActiveX plugin
(windows.ocx) that some antivirus programs mistakenly
see as a virus or trojan. We have tested our firmware
extensively and found no evidence of a virus or trojan.
You can add the plugin to your antivirus program’s White
List and use the Viewer safely. If you are reluctant to use
the Windows Client Viewer, however, you can simply use
the Java Client Viewer, instead.
The Java Client
For mouse synchronization problems, see Mouse Sync Mode, page 70. For
connection and operation problems, see the table below:
Problem
Resolution
Java Client won't
1. Java JRE 6 or higher must be installed on your computer.
connect to the
2. Make sure to include the correct login string when you specify
CS1708i / CS1716i.
the CS1708i / CS1716i's IP address (see Login String,
page 61).
3. Close the Java Client, reopen it, and try again.
Pressing the
Windows Menu key
has no effect.
Java doesn't support the Windows Menu key.
Java Client
performance
deteriorates.
Exit the program and start again.
National language
characters do not
appear.
When entering national language characters, if your local
keyboard is set to a non-English national language layout, you
must set the remote computer's keyboard layout to English.
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Sun Systems
Problem
Resolution
Video display problems with
The display resolution should be set to 1024 x 768.
HDB-15 interface systems
Under Text Mode:
(e.g. Sun Blade 1000 servers).
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.
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 using them fails
to resolve the problem, consult the Sun VGA card's manual.
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The Log Server
Problem
The Log Server
program does not
run.
Resolution
The Log Server requires the Microsoft Jet OLEDB 4.0 driver in
order to access the database.
This driver is automatically installed with Windows ME, 2000,
and XP.
For Windows 98 and NT you will have to go to the Microsoft
download site:
http://www.microsoft.com/data/download.htm
to retrieve the driver file:
MDAC 2.7 RTM Refresh (2.70.9001.0)
Since this driver is used in Windows Office Suite, an alternate
method of obtaining it is to install Windows Office Suite. Once
the driver file or Suite has been installed, the Log Server will run.
Panel Array Mode
Problem
Low resolution video in Panel
Array Mode.
Resolution
Increase the number of panels that are displayed.
Some users only receive a partial The first user to invoke Panel Array Mode should
image when multiple remote
set it to display a minimum of four panels.
users are logged in concurrently.
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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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IP Address Determination
If you are an administrator logging in over the Net for the first time, you need
to access the CS1708i / CS1716i in order to give it an IP address that users can
connect to. There are three methods to choose from. In each case, your
computer must be on the same network segment as the CS1708i / CS1716i.
After you have connected and logged in you can give the CS1708i / CS1716i
its fixed network address. (See Network, page 55.)
IP Installer
For computers running Windows, an IP address can be assigned with the IP
Installer utility:
1. Unzip the contents of IPInstaller.zip (found on the Software CD that came
with your CS1708i / CS1716i package) to a directory on your hard drive.
2. Go to the directory that you unzipped the IPInstaller program to and run
IPInstaller.exe. A dialog box similar to the one below appears:
3. Select the CS1708i / CS1716i in the Device List.
Note: 1. If the list is empty, or your device doesn't appear, click
Enumerate to refresh the Device List.
2. If there is more than one device in the list, use the MAC address
to pick the one you want. The CS1708i / CS1716i's MAC address
is located on its bottom panel.
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4. Select either Obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP), or Specify an
IP address. If you chose the latter, fill the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and
Gateway fields with the information appropriate to your network.
5. Click Set IP.
6. After the IP address shows up in the Device List, click Exit.
Browser
1. Set your computer's IP address to 192.168.0.XXX
Where XXX represents any number or numbers except 60. (192.168.0.60 is
the default address of the CS1708i / CS1716i.)
2. Specify the switch's default IP address (192.168.0.60) in your browser, and
you will be able to connect.
3. Assign a fixed IP address for the CS1708i / CS1716i that is suitable for the
network segment that it resides on.
4. After you log out, reset your computer's IP address to its original value.
AP Windows Client
For computers running Windows, the CS1708i / CS1716i's IP address can be
determined with the Windows AP program (see The Windows Client,
page 121). When you run the program it searches the network segment for
CS1708i / CS1716i devices, and displays the results in a dialog box similar to
the one below:
You can now use this network address, or you can change it by clicking Login,
logging in, clicking Admin Utility, and clicking the Network tab.
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IPv6
At present, the CS1708i / CS1716i supports three IPv6 address protocols: Link
Local IPv6 Address, IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration, and Stateful
Autoconfiguration (DHCPv6).
Link Local IPv6 Address
At power on, the CS1708i / CS1716i is automatically configured with a Link
Local IPv6 Address (for example, fe80::210:74ff:fe61:1ef). To find out what
the Link Local IPv6 Address is, log in with the CS1708i / CS1716i’s IPv4
address and the address is displayed on the General Information page.
Once you have determined what the IPv6 address is, you can use it when
logging in from a browser or the Win and Java Client AP programs.
For example:
If you are logging in from a browser, you would key in
http://[fe80::2001:74ff:fe6e:59%5]
for the URL bar.
If you are logging in with the AP program, you would key:
fe80::2001:74ff:fe6e:59%5
Note: 1. To log in with the Link Local IPv6 Address, the client computer must
be on the same local network segment as the CS1708i / CS1716i.
2. The %5 is the %interface used by the client computer. To see your
client computer’s IPv6 address: from the command line issue the
following command: ipconfig /all. The % value appears at the
end of the IPv6 address.
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IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration
If the CS1708i / CS1716i’s network environment contains a device (such as a
router) that supports the IPv6 Stateless Autoconfiguration function, the
CS1708i / CS1716i can obtain its prefix information from that device in order
to generate its IPv6 address. For example, 2001::74ff:fe6e:59.
As above, the address is displayed on the General Information page.
Once you have determined what the IPv6 address is, you can use it when
logging in from a browser or the Win and Java Client AP programs.
For example:
If you are logging in from a browser, you would key in
http://[2001::74ff:fe6e:59]
for the URL bar.
If you are logging in with the AP program, you would key:
2001::74ff:fe6e:59
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Additional Mouse Synchronization Procedures
If the mouse synchronization procedures mentioned in the manual fail to
resolve mouse pointer problems for particular computers, try the following:
Note: 1. These procedures are to be performed on the computers attached to
the CS1708i / CS1716i's ports - not on the computer you are using to
access the CS1708i / CS1716i.
2. In order for the local and remote mice to synchronize, you must use
the generic mouse driver supplied with the Windows operating
system. If you have a third party driver installed - such as one
supplied by the mouse manufacturer - you must remove it.
1. Windows 2000:
Set the mouse speed to the middle position; set the mouse acceleration to
None (Control Panel → Mouse → Mouse Properties → Motion):
2. Windows XP / Windows Server 2003:
Set the mouse speed to the middle position; disable Enhance Pointer
Precision (Control Panel → Printers and Other Hardware → Mouse →
Pointer Options):
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3. Windows ME / Windows 95:
Set the mouse speed to the middle position; disable mouse acceleration
(click Advanced to get the dialog box for this).
4. Windows NT / Windows 98:
Set the mouse speed to the slowest position.
5. Sun / Linux:
Open a terminal session and issue the following command:
Sun: xset m 1
Linux: xset m 0
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Trusted Certificates
Overview
When you try to log in to the device from your browser, a Security Alert
message appears to inform you that the device’s certificate is not trusted, and
asks if you want to proceed.
The certificate can be trusted, but the alert is triggered because the certificate’s
name is not found on Microsoft list of Trusted Authorities. You have two
options: 1) you can ignore the warning and click Yes to go on; or 2) you can
install the certificate and have it be recognized as trusted.
Š If you are working on a computer at another location, accept the certificate
for just this session by clicking Yes.
Š If you are working at your own computer, install the certificate on your
computer (see below for details). After the certificate is installed, it will be
recognized as trusted.
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Installing the Certificate
To install the certificate, do the following:
1. In the Security Alert dialog box, click View Certificate. The Certificate
Information dialog box appears:
Note: There is a red and white X logo over the certificate to indicate that it is
not trusted.
2. Click Install Certificate.
3. Follow the Installation Wizard to complete the installation. Unless you
have a specific reason to choose otherwise, accept the default options.
4. When the Wizard presents a caution screen:
Click Yes.
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5. Next, click Finish to complete the installation; then click OK to close the
dialog box.
Certificate Trusted
The certificate is now trusted:
When you click View Certificate, you can see that the red and white X logo is
no longer present – further indication that the certificate is trusted:
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Specifications
Function
Computer
Connections
Direct
Max
Port Selection
Connectors
CS1708i
CS1716i
8
16
128 (via daisy chain)
256 (via daisy chain)
OSD/GUI; Hotkey; Pushbutton
Console Port
KVM Ports
1 x SPHD-18 M
8 x SPHD-17 F
1 x DB-25 M
Power
1 x DC Jack
LAN
1 x RJ45 F
FW Upgrade
1 x RJ-11
USB Port (1.1)
Switches
16 x SPHD-17 F
Daisy Chain
Reset
Port Selection
1 x USB Type A
1 x Semi-recessed pushbutton
8 x Pushbutton
16 x Pushbutton
FW Upgr. Rec.
LEDs
1 x Slide
On Line
8 (Orange)
16 (Orange)
Selected
8 (Green)
16 (Green)
Station ID
1 x 2-digit, 7-segment (Orange)
Power
10/100 Mbps
Emulation
Keyboard/Mouse
Video
Local Console
Remote
1 (Dark Green)
1 (Orange/Green – at LAN port)
PS/2, USB
2048 x 1536; DDC2B
1600 x 1200 @60Hz / 24bit color depth
Scan Interval (OSD Select)
Power Consumption
Environment
1–255 sec.
DC 5.3 V; 9.5 W
Operating Temp.
0–50o C
Storage Temp.
Physical
Properties
-20–60o C
Humidity
0–80% RH, Non-condensing
Housing
Metal
Weight
LxWxH
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DC 5.3 V; 11 W
2.81 kg
3.00 kg
43.30 x 16.00 x 4.40 cm
Appendix
Connection Tables
The following tables indicate the relationship between the number of switches
and the number of computers that they control.
CS1708i
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
1
1-8
9
65 - 72
2
9 - 16
10
73 - 80
3
17 - 24
11
81 - 88
4
25 - 32
12
89 - 96
5
33 - 40
13
97 - 104
6
41 - 48
14
105 - 112
7
49- 56
15
113 - 120
8
57 - 64
16
121 - 128
No.
Computers
No.
Computers
1
1 - 16
9
129 - 144
2
17 - 32
10
145 - 160
3
33 - 48
11
161 - 176
4
49 - 64
12
177 - 192
5
65 - 80
13
193 - 208
6
81 - 96
14
209 - 224
CS1716i
7
97- 112
15
225 - 240
8
113 - 128
16
241 - 256
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Supported KVM Switches
The table below lists KVM switches that are compatible with the CS1708i /
CS1716i and the type of expansion that they use. (KVM switches listed below
are sold separately. Contact your dealer for details.)
Expansion Type
Brand
Model
Daisy Chain
ATEN
ACS1208A
8 Port PS/2 KVM Switch
ACS1216A
16 Port PS/2 KVM Switch
CL1208
8 Port USB / PS/2 LCD KVM Switch
CL1216
16 Port USB / PS/2 LCD KVM Switch
CS1708
8 Port USB KVM Switch
CS1716
16 Port USB KVM Switch
CS1708A
8 Port USB / PS/2 KVM Switch
CS1716A
16 Port USB / PS/2 KVM Switch
KH1508
8-Port High-Density KVM Switch
KH1516
16-Port High-Density KVM Switch
KH1508A
8-Port High Density KVM Switch*
KH1516A
16-Port High Density KVM Switch*
ALTUSEN
Name
Note: The CS1708i / CS1716i must be installed as the master switch when
Daisy Chained with KH1508A or KH1516A switches.
Please keep in mind the following limitations when installing more than one
KVM switch:
Š The maximum distance between the CS1708i / CS1716i and the last
switch in the daisy chain cannot exceed 150 meters, regardless of the
number of switches in the daisy chain.
Š The maximum distance between any two KVM switches in the daisy chain
cannot exceed 15 meters.
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Restoring Factory Default Settings
You can restore the factory default settings (listed on the next page) for the
CS1708i / CS1716i. With this procedure, the administrator and all user
accounts are removed from the system. All port names and setting are also
removed.
Note: 1. A jumper cap is required when performing this procedure.
2. If your Administrator login information has become corrupted, or you
have forgotten it), this procedure to reset the original defaults (see
page 27).
1. Unplug the CS1708i / CS1716i’s power adapter.
2. Place a jumper cap over pins 1-2 of the mainboard jumper labeled J17.
3. Plug in the power adapter. The following directions appear on the KVM
console screen:
USERNAME AND PASSWORD INFORMATION AND PORT/USER
INFORMATION HAS BEEN CLEARED. PLEASE POWER OFF THE
SWITCH, REMOVE THE JUMPER, CLOSE THE CASE, THEN
RESTART.
4. Unplug the power adapter again.
5. Remove the jumper cap from the jumper.
6. Close the housing and plug the power adapter in again.
After powering on the unit, you can use the default username and
password to log in.
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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
Port Number plus Port Name
5 Seconds
Scan-Skip Mode
All
Screen Blanker
0 (Disabled)
Logout Timeout
0 (Disabled)
Beeper
Y (Activated)
Accessible Ports
F (Full) For all Users on all Ports
About SPHD Connectors
This product uses SPHD connectors for its KVM and/or
Console ports. We have specifically modified the shape of these
connectors so that only KVM cables that we have designed to
work with this product can be connected.
Limited Warranty
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DIRECT VENDOR'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE PAID
FOR THE PRODUCT FROM DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, DISK,
OR ITS DOCUMENTATION.
The direct vendor makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory with
respect to the contents or use of this documentation, and especially disclaims its quality,
performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.
The direct vendor also reserves the right to revise or update the device or
documentation without obligation to notify any individual or entity of such
revisions, or update. For further inquiries, please contact your direct vendor.
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Index
A
Access Ports, 55
Activate Beeper, 35
ADM, 34
Administration, 53
ANMS, 62
Customization, 69, 104
customization, 104
Firmware upgrading, 72
List Function, 86
Network, 55
Administration Page, 97
ANMS, 62, 102
AP Operation
Java Client, 126
Windows Client, 121
Authentication
external, 62, 102
Auto Scan Mode, 43
Auto Scanning, 38
Invoking Auto Scan, 43
Pausing Auto Scan, 43
Scan Duration, 32, 96
Stopping, 43
B
Backup Configuration / User
Accounts, 73
Beeper, 96
Activate, 35
Hotkey Control, 45
BRC, 37
Broadcast Mode, 37
Browser
Logging In, 49
C
CC Management, 64
Clear Port Names, 71
Clear the Name List, 35
Components
front panel, 8
rear panel, 10
computer connection tables, 155
Configuration
backup, 73
restore, 74
Configuration Page
Windows Client, 95
console cable installation, 20
Control Panel, 77
CS1708A / CS1716A
computer connection tables, 155
rear view, 11
Customization, 69, 104
D
Daisy chaining, 21
default, 27
Default username and
password, 27
desktop mounting, 14
DNS Server, 56, 57
E
EDID, 4
Edit Port Names, 34
External authentication, 62, 102
F
F1 GOTO, 30
F2 LIST, 31
F3 SET, 32
F4 ADM, 34
F5 SKP, 36
F6 BRC, 37
F7 SCAN, 38
F8 LOUT, 39
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factory default settings, 158
restoring, 157
Firmware upgrade, 72
OSD setting, 36
port, 130
recovery, 134
I
Installation
daisy chaining, 21
single station, 19
Invalid login, 50
Invoking Hotkey Mode, 41
IP
Address determination, 145
IP Address, 34
G
General Information, 54, 97
GOTO, 30
GUI
recalling, 90
GUI Hotkey, 96
H
hardware requirments
cables, 6
computers, 5
consoles, 5
Hot Plugging, 24
Console Ports, 24
KVM ports, 24
Hot Plugging Stations, 24
Hotkey
Beeper Control, 45
Command Mode, 33
OSD, 32, 96
Port Control, 40
Selecting the Active Port, 42
Summary Table, 47
Hotkey Configuration
Operations, 45
Hotkey Invocation Keys
toggling, 45
Hotkey Mode
exiting, 41
invoking, 41
Hotkey Setup, 79
Hotkey setup, 79
Hotkey Summary Table, 91
160
J
Java Applet Viewer, 107
Java Client, 126
AP Login, 127
AP Operation, 127
Troubleshooting, 140
K
Keyboard
On-Screen, 84
Keyboard Emulation
Mac, 143
Sun, 144
Keyboard Language, 36
Keyboard Port Operation, 42
KVM adapter cables, 6
L
LDAP Settings, 64
LIST, 31
List Function, 86
Local Console OSD, 27
Log file, 111
Log Server
Configure, 115
Events, 116
Installation, 113
Main Screen, 114, 119
Maintenance, 117
Menu Bar, 115
Options, 118
Search, 116
Index
Starting Up, 114
Tick Panel, 120
Log server, 66
Logging In, 49
Login
Invalid login, 50
Login Failure, 69
Login String, 61
Logout, 39
Logout Timeout, 34
LOUT, 39
M
MAC
Address, 54
Main Page
Windows Client, 85
Main Webpage, 51
Main Webpage Elements, 52
Message Board
Windows Client, 82
mounting
desktop, 14
rack, 14
Mouse Sync Mode, 70
N
Network, 55, 101
O
Online
Registration, iii
On-Screen Keyboard, 84
Operation
AP, 121
OSD
Configuration Page, 95
factory default settings, 158
Functions, 30
Hotkey, 27, 32
Local Console, 27
Logout, 39
Main Page, 85
Main Screen, 28
Main Screen Headings, 29
Navigation, 29
Toolbar, 90
OSD Hotkey
toggling, 46
P
Panel Array Mode
Windows Client, 93
Password, 27
Pause, 38
Port
Selection, 23
Port Access, 99
Port control
hotkeys, 40
Port ID
Display Duration, 32
Display Mode, 32, 96
Display Position, 32
Numbering, 25
Port Names, 34, 88
Port names
clearing, 71
Port Operating System
setting, 46
Port operation
Windows Client, 90
ports
quick view, 35
set operating system, 35
Powering Off and Restarting, 25
Q
quick view ports, 35
R
rack mounting, 14
front, 15
rear, 17
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safety information, 137
RADIUS
examples, 64
RADIUS Settings, 63
Recalling the GUI, 90
Requirements
General, 5
Reset Default Values, 71
Reset on Exit, 71
Reset Station IDs, 35
Restore Configuration / User
Accounts, 74
Restore Default Values, 35
restoring factory defaults, 157
RoHS, ii
S
safety instructions
general, 135
rack mounting, 137
SCAN, 38
Scan
Duration, 96
Select, 96
Scan Duration, 32
SCAN/SKIP MODE, 33
Screen Blanker, 33, 96
Security, 59, 103
Login string, 61
Selecting the Active Port, 42
Serial number, 126
serial number, 122
SET, 32
Quick View Ports, 35
Single station installation, 19
SJ/T 11364-2006, ii
Skip Mode, 36, 44
Specifications, 154
stacking, 14
Station IDs
Reset, 35
162
T
Technical Support, 138
Telephone support, iii
Tick Panel, 120
Time out control, 69
Toolbar
OSD, 90
Panel Array Mode (Windows), 93
Troubleshooting, 139
General operation, 139
Java Client, 140
Log Server, 142
Panel Array Mode, 142
Sun Systems, 141
Windows Client, 140
Trusted Certificates, 151
U
User Accounts
backup, 73
restore, 74
User Management, 67, 98
User Notice, iii
User Station Filters, 59
Username
default, 27
V
Video DynaSync, 4
Video Settings
Windows Client, 81
W
Windows Client
AP Installation, 121
AP Login, 124
AP Operation, 125
Message Board, 82
Toolbar, 90
Troubleshooting, 140
Windows Client Viewer, 75
Working Mode, 70
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