Raritan | KX2-464 | Dominion KX II

Dominion KX® II
Hardware Features
Next Generation Hardware
Dominion KX II is a true next generation switch with an advanced
hardware and software architecture. This innovative design enables
new levels of KVM-over-IP performance, reliability, usability, compatibility
and security.
High Performance, Next Generation
Video Hardware
Dominion KX II’s KVM-over-IP engine uses Raritan’s next generation
technology providing users with virtual at-the-rack performance. Next
generation features include ultra-fast screen refresh, 1600x1200 remote
resolution, advanced color calibration and per server video optimization.
Dual Power Supplies with Failover
For increased reliability and redundancy, all Dominion KX II models have
dual AC inputs, dual power supplies and automatic failover to support the
redundant power distribution used in enterprise data centers. If a power
supply fails, the customer will be notified via front panel LED, SNMP trap,
log message or via the administrative manager.
Four USB Ports for Keyboard, Mouse
and USB Media
The Dominion KX II has four USB 2.0 ports, three on the back panel and
one on the front panel for local keyboard, mouse and USB media.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports
with Failover
Provides high availability with dual gigabit Ethernet ports for redundancy.
Should one Ethernet switch or interface card fail, Dominion KX II will
automatically failover to the other port and continue operating.
Multiple Hardware Models
Multiple hardware models enable simultaneous access by one, two or
four remote users to 16, 32 or 64* servers. Raritan is the first and only
vendor to provide a 64 port digital KVM switch.
1U or 2U Form Factor
The Dominion KX464 is a 2U solution. Other KX II models are only 1U
in height. Dominion KX II is extremely rack-efficient.
Cat5 Cabling
Dominion KX II interconnects with each server via standard, economical
Cat5 (UTP) cabling. Servers may be located up to 45 meters from the
Dominion KX II unit.
Multiplatform Computer Interface
Modules (CIMs)
Dominion KX II supports multiplatform CIMs to connect to PS/2®,
USB and Sun servers. Dominion CIMs operate at distances of up to
45 meters from the KX II switch. The new KX II USB CIM, which
supports virtual media and Absolute Mouse Synchronization™,
operates at distances up to 30 meters from the KX II switch.
Modem Port for Emergency Access
All Dominion KX II models have an integrated modem port for emergency
remote access if the data network is unavailable.
Configurable Hardware Reset Button
Dominion KX II contains an administrator-configurable hardware reset
button on the back panel.
Dominion KX II
Features and and Benefits
Connectivity Features
One, Two or Four Concurrent
Remote IP Users
Dominion KX II provides KVM-over-IP access to one, two or four
simultaneous, remote users depending on the model purchased.
Raritan provides a wide variety of KX II models to meet most customer
needs and budgets. This is achieved while allowing full, unblocked
local port access.
16, 32 or 64 Server Ports
Users can connect up to 16, 32 or 64 servers to each Dominion KX II via
Cat5 cabling. Raritan is the first KVM-over-IP vendor with one, two and
four channel 32 port models and the first to market with a 64 port digital
KVM switch.
Remote Network Access /
Dominion KX II extends the Dominion KX’s award-winning video
compression circuitry, the industry’s highest-performing KVM-over-IP
technology. Users can access Dominion KX II from anywhere on the
network (LAN, WAN, Internet, dial-up), allowing administrators to
troubleshoot, reconfigure, reboot and even power cycle servers remotely.
Industry’s First Browser Based
Local Console Port
The Dominion KX II features the industry’s first browser-based local
access. With a common, browser-based interface and full management
functionality at the local port, the KX II provides a consistent user
experience that is easy to learn.
KX2-464 – The Industry’s Highest
Density Digital KVM Switch
The Dominion KX2-464 is the industry’s first 64-port digital switch,
providing the highest port density of any digital KVM switch. The
KX2-464 provides KVM-over-IP access to up to 64 servers, spanning
two to four racks. Featuring a 2U enclosure, dual Ethernet ports, dual
power supplies with automatic failover, and SNMP management, the
KX2-464 provides an enterprise-level solution that consolidates four
standard KVM switches to reduce cost and administration.
Integrated, Remote Power Control –
Up to Eight Power Strips per KX II
Users can power up, power down or power cycle servers connected to
optional Raritan remote power control units. A system administrator can
not only troubleshoot a server remotely, but also power cycle that server
with a click of the mouse. This user-friendly, remote power control is
available for up to eight power strips per KX II unit.
Universal Virtual Media
All KX II Models have Virtual Media
The benefits of virtual media – mounting of remote drives/media on
the target server to support software installation, remote booting and
diagnostics – are now available in all the Dominion KX II models.
Virtual Media is available through a
centralized management appliance,
CommandCenter® Secure Gateway,
as well as in Standalone Mode.
Customers can access Virtual Media through Raritan’s CommandCenter
Secure Gateway. But, unlike other solutions, Virtual Media is available
standalone for customers not using a central management system.
Wide Variety of Supported Virtual
Media Drives and Devices
Each Dominion KX II comes equipped with Virtual Media to enable
remote management tasks using the widest variety of CD, DVD, USB,
internal and remote drives and images. Unlike other solutions, the
Dominion KX II supports Virtual Media access of hard drives and
remotely mounted disks for added flexibility and productivity.
Secure Virtual Media with
128 Bit Encryption
Virtual Media sessions are secured using 128 bit AES or RC4 encryption.
Dominion KX II
Features and Benefits
New USB CIM with Virtual Media,
Absolute Mouse Synchronization™
and Firmware Update
The new D2CIM-VUSB CIM supports Virtual Media sessions to target
servers supporting the USB 2.0 interface. Available in economical
32 and 64 quantity CIM packages, this new CIM supports Absolute
Mouse Synchronization as well as remote firmware update.
Client Access and Control
Universal KVM Client Access –
Anytime, Anywhere, Anyhow
The Dominion KX II provides KVM access through the industry’s
broadest and most flexible range of operating systems, platforms
and browsers, with no additional client license fees or cumbersome
software licensing.
Next Generation Common
User Interface
The Dominion KX II has a next generation, browser-based user interface
for enhanced usability and productivity. This interface is common across
the local port, remote access, management software as well as other
Raritan products. This reduces training time and increases productivity.
Web Accessible Client
Users can access Dominion KX II via Web browser for anytime,
anywhere access. Raritan’s client software is automatically downloaded;
this eliminates the need to install “client” software on each user desktop.
Multiplatform Client Access to
KX I and KX II
Existing customers of the Dominion KX can use the multiplatform client
to simultaneously access their existing KX switches as well as newlypurchased KX II switches.
Multiplatform Access and Control for
Windows®, Linux®, Sun®/SolarisTM
and Macintosh®
Raritan’s Java™-based clients provide multi-platform access and control
on Windows, Linux, Sun/Solaris and Macintosh desktops.
Leading Web Browser Support
Including Firefox and MozillaTM
Raritan’s client software supports the major Web browsers including
Internet Explorer®, Firefox and Mozilla.
Standalone Clients Available
Standalone versions of the client software are available on the
www.raritan.info Web site for modem access and for users preferring
an installed client.
Virtual KVM Desktop™
Virtual KVM Desktop – A New Level of
Access and Control
Raritan’s Virtual KVM Desktop provides a new generation of KVM access
and control that provides a connection to the target server virtually
indistinguishable from a direct connection. The Virtual KVM Desktop
is based on the following Raritan innovations: Full screen video,
transparent keyboard handling, flexible video scaling and fast video
Absolute Mouse Synchronization
The Absolute Mouse Synchronization feature is the ultimate mouse
synchronization solution. For servers with a compatible USB mouse port,
there is no need to adjust the mouse settings on the target server.
This reduces installation time and enhances the Dominion KX II’s
plug-and-play nature. In addition, the remote and target server mouse
pointers never go out of synchronization. This feature is enabled by
the new D2CIM-VUSB virtual media CIM.
1600x1200 Remote Video Resolution
Dominion KX II provides 1600x1200 remote and local video resolution
so even remote users can work with today’s higher resolution monitors.
Full Screen Video Display
With the Dominion KX II’s full screen video display, users appear to be
directly connected to the target server. The user views the full video
display from the target server without window borders or toolbars.
Dominion KX II
Features and Benefits
Flexible Video Scaling
In many instances, the user would like to “scale,” i.e. stretch or compress
the target server’s video display to fit the display window on the client.
With the Dominion KX II’s flexible scaling, the user is not restricted to
fixed-size windows, but can drag the window border to the desired size,
including small thumbnail views.
Intelligent Mouse Synchronization
Most KVM switches require the customer to manually adjust the mouse
motion and mouse acceleration settings for all connected target servers
for each KVM user. With the Dominion KX II’s Intelligent Mouse option,
no such manual configuration is required for many servers. The system
can automatically adjust to the server’s mouse settings. This further
enhances the KX II’s plug-and-play operation.
Fast Video Switching
Once the Dominion KX II’s advanced video resolution detection has
calculated a target server’s video characteristics, connections to the
server occur almost instantaneously. This gives the KX II user
immediate access in most cases to all connected servers.
Transparent Keyboard Handling
Transparent keyboard handling means that virtually all user keystrokes
are sent to the target server and not processed by the desktop client.
This key feature of the Raritan Virtual KVM Desktop obviates the need
for most keyboard macros and allows the user to directly interact with
the target server with a higher level of connectivity.
Software Features
“Plug and Play” Appliance – Quick
and Easy Setup
Dominion KX II is a completely self-contained system (i.e. an appliance).
All KX II features, including authentication and Web access, are built into
the unit and do not require the use of an additional server.
Automatic Color Calibration
The Dominion KX II provides automatic and manual color calibration that
optimizes the screen display to provide vivid, lifelike colors to enhance
productivity and reduce bandwidth.
15-bit Color Support
Dominion KX II’s 15-bit color support (32.000 colors) enables high video
quality over the network. Multiple color modes, as well as greyscale, are
available to connect via modem or low bandwidth link.
PC Share Mode
Up to eight users can connect and remotely access each connected
server. This feature is very useful for administrator collaboration for
teamed troubleshooting of servers.
Automatic and Manual Bandwidth
Video performance is automatically configured to match the available
network bandwidth. With high speed LAN access, more bandwidth is
available and higher quality video information can be sent resulting in
better performance. When accessing via dial-up modem, Dominion KX II
adapts to the limited bandwidth available. Users can also manually
configure if desired.
Real-Time Server Status
and Availability
Users can easily determine, via the user interface, if a given server
is currently accessible/available.
Security Features
AES Encryption
The Dominion KX II utilizes the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
encryption for added security.
AES is a US government approved cryptographic algorithm that is
recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) in the FIPS Standard 197.
Dominion KX II
Features and Benefits
Video and Virtual Media Encryption
Dominion KX II securely encrypts the video stream in addition to
keyboard and mouse data.
RADIUS, LDAP and Active Directory®
Dominion KX II integrates with industry-standard directory servers,
such as Microsoft’s Active Directory, using either the LDAP or RADIUS
protocols. This allows Dominion KX II to use pre-existing
username/password databases for security.
Configurable Strong Password
The Dominion KX II has administrator-configurable, strong password
checking to ensure that user created passwords meet corporate and/or
government standards and are resistant to brute force hacking.
Local Authentication with User, Groups
and Permissions
In addition to external authentication, the Dominion KX II supports
local authentication. Administrators can define users and groups
with customizable administration and port access permissions.
Multiple Security Features
Dominion KX II offers many additional security features including strong
password checking, password aging, access control lists, inactivity
timers, group permissions, per port authorization, etc.
Management Features
Remote Management and
Administrators can perform all management, administration and
configuration operations, using a simple graphical user interface,
from the convenience of their desktop.
Raritan’s CommandCenter Integration
Like the rest of the Dominion Series, Dominion KX II features complete
CommandCenter Secure Gateway integration, allowing enterprise users
to consolidate all Dominion devices into a single logical system,
accessible from a single IP address, and under a single management
interface. The Dominion KX II also integrates with the new
CommandCenter NOC service management appliances.
Dominion KX I Compatibility
Customers who have purchased Raritan’s award-winning Dominion KX I
switches can continue to use these switches together with the new
Dominion KX II. Both CommandCenter Secure Gateway and Raritan’s
multiplatform client support seamless access and control of target
servers and serial devices connected to the KX I and KX II digital
Paragon and Dominion CIM
For existing Raritan customers, select Paragon I and Paragon II CIMs as
well as the Dominion KX I DCIMs are supported by the KX II. Paragon
and Dominion customers wanting to upgrade to KX II can reuse many of
their CIMs, reducing the cost of migration.
SNMP Management and Syslog
The Dominion KX II SNMP agent distributes SNMP traps for important
system events to SNMP management systems, including the new
CommandCenter NOC service management appliances. SNMP traps
are fully configurable by the administrator. Syslog also available.
Firmware Upgrade over Ethernet
Dominion KX II firmware upgrades can be downloaded directly from
the Raritan Web site and upgrades can be performed via the network.
KX II DCIM Firmware Upgrades
The Dominion KX II D2CIMs can be firmware upgraded from the KX II
appliance to support new features and improvements. This includes the
new KX II USB CIM supporting virtual media and Absolute Mouse
Synchronization and the new KX II Power CIM.
Dominion KX II
Features and Benefits
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