ATEN Technology CL-1216 Switch User Manual

User Manual
CL-1208
CL-1216
2005-04-26
Warning!
This is a 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.
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Packing List
Basic Package
The basic CL-1208 / CL-1216 package consists of the following equipment:
M 1 CL-1208 / CL-1216 KVM Switch with Standard Rack Mounting Kit
M 2 Custom KVM Cable Sets (2L-5202P)
M 1 Firmware Upgrade Cable
M 1 Power Cord
M 1 User Manual
M 1 Quick Start Guide
Optional Equipment
Depending on any optional equipment that you may have purchased, one of
the following may be included in your package:
M Standard Rack Mounting Kit - Long
M Easy-Installation Rack Mounting Kit - Short
M Easy-Installation Rack Mounting Kit - Long
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.
®
© Copyright 2005 ATEN International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-0246-100G
Printed in Taiwan 04/2005
All brand names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective owners.
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Hardware Requirements . . . . . .
Computers . . . . . . . . . . .
Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CL-1208 / CL-1216BL Front View
CL-1208 / CL-1216 Rear View . .
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Daisy Chaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3. Basic Operation
Opening the Console . . . . . .
Closing the Console . . . . . .
LCD OSD Configuration . . . .
The LCD Buttons . . . . .
The Adjustment Settings . .
Port Selection . . . . . . . . . .
Manual Port Switching . .
Hot Plugging . . . . . . . . . .
Switching Station Positions
Hot Plugging CPU Ports . .
Powering Off and Restarting . .
Port ID Numbering . . . . . . .
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4. OSD Operation
OSD Overview . . . . . . .
OSD Navigation . . . . . .
OSD Main Screen Headings
OSD Functions . . . . . . .
F1 GOTO: . . . . . . .
F2 LIST: . . . . . . . .
F3 SET: . . . . . . . .
F4 ADM: . . . . . . . .
F5 SKP: . . . . . . . .
F6 BRC: . . . . . . . .
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F7 SCAN: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
F8 LOUT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
5. Hotkey Operation
Hotkey Port Access . . . . .
Invoking Hotkey Mode .
Selecting the Active Port
Auto Scanning . . . . . .
Skip Mode . . . . . . . .
Hotkey Beeper Control . . . .
Hotkey Summary Table . . .
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6. The Firmware Upgrade Utility
Preparation . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the Upgrade . . . . .
Upgrade Succeeded . . .
Upgrade Failed . . . . . .
Firmware Upgrade Recovery
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Appendix
Connection Tables . . . . . .
CL-1208 + ACS-1208A .
CL-1216 + ACS-1216A .
OSD Factory Default Settings
Clear Login Information . . .
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . .
Standard Rack Mounting
Optional Rack Mounting
Specifications . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . .
Limited Warranty . . . . . . .
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About This Manual
This User Manual is provided to help you get the most from your CL-1208 /
CL-1216 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 CL-1208 / CL-1216
System. Its purpose, features and benefits are presented, and its front and
back panel components are described.
Chapter 2, Installation describes how to set up your installation — from a
basic single stage hookup to a complete 32 switch daisy chained operation.
Chapter 3, Basic Operation explains the fundamental concepts involved
in operating the CL-1208 / CL-1216.
Chapter 4, OSD Operation, provides a complete description of the
CL-1208 / CL-1216’s OSD (On Screen Display), and how to work with it.
Chapter 5, Hotkey Operation, details all of the concepts and procedures
involved in the Hotkey operation of your CL-1208 / CL-1216 installation.
Chapter 6, The Firmware Upgrade Utility, explains how to use this
utility to upgrade the CL-1208 / CL-1216’s firmware with the latest available
versions.
An Appendix at the end of the manual provides specifications and other
technical information regarding the CL-1208 / CL-1216.
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Conventions
This manual uses the following typographical conventions:
Courier
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.
M
Bullet lists provide information, but do not involve sequential
steps.
→
Indicates movement through a series. For example, Start → Run
means to open the Start menu, and then select Run.
Indicates critical information.
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Chapter 1.
Introduction
Overview
The Master View CL-1208 / CL-1216 KVM Switch is a control unit that
allows access to multiple computers from a single KVM (keyboard, monitor,
and mouse), console. Before the development of the Master View, the only
way to control multiple computer configurations from a single console was
through a complex and costly network system. Now, with the Master View
CL-1208 / CL-1216, you can easily access multiple computers in a cost
effective manner.
A single Master View CL-1208 or CL-1216 can control up to 8 or 16
computers, respectively. As many as 31 additional Master View units can be
daisy chained to each other, so that up to 256 (CL-1208 + ACS-1208A) or
512 (CL-1216 + ACS-1216A) computers can all be controlled from a single
keyboard-monitor-mouse console.
The Master View CL-1208 / CL-1216 offers a space-saving, streamlined
approach to KVM switch technology by integrating a keyboard, LCD
monitor, and touchpad in a Slideaway™ housing. The LCD display is built
into the cover; the keyboard and touchpad are built into the base. Slide the
KVM module section out; flip the cover up; and you are ready to go to work.
When finished, flip the cover down and slide the KVM module away.
For further convenience, the Slideaway™ housing is 1U high for easy rack
mounting. The CL-1208 / CL-1216 also features high density 15 pin
connectors instead of the usual 25 pin connectors. This space-saving
innovation allows a full, 16 port switch to be installed in a 1U system rack.
Because of its modular design, the KVM section can be detached from the
switch section.
Your CL-1208 / CL-1216 investment is protected by an included Firmware
Upgrade Utility. You can stay current with the latest functionality
improvements by downloading firmware update files from our website as
they become available, and using the utility to quickly and conveniently
perform the upgrade.
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Setup is fast and easy; plugging cables into their appropriate ports is all that
is entailed. Because the CL-1208 / CL-1216 intercepts keyboard input
directly, there is no software to configure; no need to get involved in
complex installation routines; nor any need to be concerned with
incompatibility problems.
Access to any computer connected to the installation is easily accomplished
either by entering Hotkey combinations from the keyboard, or by means of a
powerful, mouse driven, OSD (On Screen Display) menu system. A
convenient Auto Scan feature also permits automatic scanning and
monitoring of the activities of all computers running on the installation one
by one.
There is no better way to save time and money than with a Master View
CL-1208 / CL-1216 installation. By using the Master View CL-1208 /
CL-1216 with its Slideaway™ console to manage your installation, you: (1)
eliminate the expense of having to purchase a separate keyboard, monitor,
and mouse for each computer; (2) save all the space those extra components
would take up; (3) save the space that a keyboard, monitor, and mouse
would take with a standard KVM switch; (4) save on energy costs; and (5)
eliminate the inconvenience and wasted effort involved in constantly moving
from one computer to another.
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Features
M Integrated KVM console with 15"or 17" LCD monitor - in a Slideaway
housing
M Slideaway housing is less than 1U - with top and bottom clearance for
smooth operation in a 1U high system rack.
M Space saving technology - two consoles (one bus) controls up to 8
(CL-1208) or 16 (CL-1216) computers.
M Daisy chain up to 31 additional units - control up to 512 computers from
the switch’s integrated Slideaway console.
M No software required - convenient computer selection via Hotkeys and
mouse driven intuitive On Screen Display (OSD) menus.
M Auto Scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers.
M Broadcast support - commands from the keyboard can be broadcast to all
available computers on the installation.
M Hot Pluggable - add or remove computers without having to power down
the switch.
M Two level password security - only authorized users view and control the
computers - up to four users plus an administrator with separate profiles
for each.
M DDC Emulation of the LCD Monitor - VGA settings of every connected
computer are automatically adjusted for optimal output to the LCD
Monitor.
M Upgradable firmware.
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Hardware Requirements
Computers
The following equipment must be installed on each computer:
w A VGA, SVGA or Multisync card.
Note: The integrated LCD monitor’s maximum resolution is
1024 x 768 (15") or 1280 x 1024 (17"). Make sure that none of the
computer’s resolution settings exceed the LCD monitor’s
maximum resolution.
w A 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) mouse port.*
w Either a 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2 Style) keyboard port with +5V DC on pin
4 and Ground on pin 3, or a 5-pin DIN (AT Style) keyboard port with
+5V DC on pin 5 and ground on pin 4.*
* See the note under Cables on p. 5.
Cables
Substandard cables may damage the connected devices or degrade overall
performance. For optimum signal integrity and to simplify the layout, we
strongly recommend that you use the high quality CS Custom Cable sets
described below:
Function
CS Part Number
KVM Switch to KVM Switch (Daisy Chaining)
2L-1700 - 0.6 m
2L-1701 - 1.8 m
KVM Switch to Computer (PS/2 Connection)
2L-5201P - 1.2 m
2L-5202P - 1.8 m
2L-5203P - 3.0 m
2L-5206P - 6.0 m
KVM Switch to Computer (USB Connection)
2L-5202UP - 1.8 m
2L-5203UP - 3.0 m
2L-5206UP - 6.0 m
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Note: 1. The CL-1208 / CL-1216 does not support serial mice. You cannot
use Serial-to-PS/2 adapters with the cables. Attempts to do so will
not work.
2. If your computer uses an AT style keyboard socket you will need to
purchase a PS/2-to-AT keyboard adapter (Part No. 2A-106, or any
standard keyboard adapter), in order to plug the cable into the
computer’s keyboard port.
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10 & 11
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Introduction
1
Handle
Pull to slide the KVM module out; push to slide the module
in (see item 13 in this table).
2
LCD Display
After sliding the KVM module out, flip up the cover to
access the LCD monitor.
3
LCD Controls
The LCD On/Off switch is located here, as well as buttons
to control the position and picture settings of the LCD
display. See p. 19, for details.
4
Port Switches
Press a switch to bring the KVM focus to the computer
attached to its corresponding port. See p. 21 for details.
5
Port LEDs
Two Port LEDs are built into the Port Switches. The one on
the left is the On Line LED; the one on the right is the
Selected Port LED:
w An On Line LED lights ORANGE to indicate that the
computer attached to its corresponding port is up and
running.
w A Selected LED lights GREEN to indicate that the
computer attached to its corresponding port is the one
that has the KVM focus. The LED is steady under normal
conditions, but flashes when its port is accessed under
Auto Scan Mode (see p. 38).
6
Keyboard
7
Touchpad
8
Power LED
Lights BLUE to indicate that the unit is receiving power.
9
Rack Mounting
Tabs
The rack mounting tabs located at each corner of the unit
secure the chassis to a system rack. Refer to the Appendix
(p. 60), for rack mounting details.
10
Lock LEDs
The Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock LEDs are located here.
11
Reset Switch
Located to the right of the Lock LEDs. Press this recessed
switch in with a thin object to perform a system reset.
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Firmware
Upgrade
Section
w Firmware Upgrade Port: The Firmware Upgrade Cable
that transfers the firmware upgrade data from the
administrator’s computer to the CL-1208 / CL-1216 plugs
into this RJ-11 connector.
w Firmware Upgrade Switch: During normal operation
this switch should be in the NORMAL position. (See p. 49
for firmware upgrading details.)
13
Slide Release
In order to bring the console out, you must first release it by
sliding these tabs to the inside. See p. 17 for details on
sliding the console in and out.
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CL-1208 / CL-1216 Rear View
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1
Daisy Chain
Port
When Daisy Chaining Units, the cable plugs in here.
2
CPU Port
Section
The cables that link to the computers plug in here.
Note: The shape of these 15-pin connectors has been
specifically modified so that only KVM cables designed to
work with this switch can plug in (see the Cables section on
p. 4, for details). Do NOT attempt to use ordinary 15 pin
VGA connector cables to link these ports to the computers.
3
Power Socket
This is a standard 3 prong AC power socket. The power
cord from an AC source plugs in here.
4
Power Switch
This is a standard rocker switch that powers the unit On
and Off.
5
External
Console
Section
For flexibility and convenience, the CL-1208 / CL-1216
supports an independent, external, KVM console. The
external console’s keyboard, monitor, and mouse cables
plug in here.
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Chapter 2.
Installation
Before you Begin
1. Make sure that power to all the devices you will be connecting
up have been turned off. You must unplug the power cords of
any computers that have the Keyboard Power On function.
Otherwise, the switch will receive power from the computer.
2. To prevent damage to your installation make sure that all devices
Single Stage Installation
In a Single Stage installation, there are no additional switches daisy chained
down from the first unit. To set up a single stage installation, refer to the
installation diagram on the next page (the numbers in the diagram
correspond to the numbers of the installation steps), and do the following:
1. Plug your external console’s keyboard, monitor, and mouse into the
Console Ports located on the switch’s rear panel. The ports are color
coded and marked with an appropriate icon to indicate themselves.
Note: This step is optional.
2. For each of the computers you are installing, use a KVM cable set (as
described in the Cables section on p. 4), to connect any available CPU
Port to the computer’s keyboard, video and mouse ports.
Note: Ignore the Daisy Chain Port at this time. It is only used when
daisy chaining additional Master View units. Daisy chaining is
described in the next section.
3. Use the Power cord provided with this package to connect the switch’s
Power Socket to an AC power source.
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4. Power on the switch.
5. After the switch is powered on, power on the computers.
3
4
2
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Daisy Chaining
To control even more computers, up to 31 Master View ACS-1208A /
ACS-1216A units can be daisy chained down from the CL-1208 / CL-1216.
Note: It would be unnecessarily wasteful and expensive to use CL-1208 /
CL-1216 switches for daisy chaining since there is no point in having
consoles on the chained switches. Therefore, ACS-1208A and
ACS-1216A switches are used instead.
The ACS-1208A and ACS-1216A are similar to the CL-1208 and
CL-1216, except that they come in standard housings without the built
in Slideaway™ console.
As many as 256 (CL-1208) or 512 (CL-1216) computers can be controlled from
the unit’s integrated Slideaway™ console in a complete installation. Tables
showing the relation between the number of computers and the number of
Master View units needed to control them are provided on p. 57 in the Appendix.
To set up a daisy chained installation, refer to the daisy chain installation
diagram on p. 15, and do the following:
1. Make sure that power to all the devices you will be connecting up has
been turned off.
2. Use a daisy chain cable set (described in the Cables section, p. 4), to
connect the Chain Out port of the parent unit to the Chain In port of the
child unit (First Station Out to Second Station In, Second Station Out to
Third Station In, etc.).
3. Use KVM cable sets (described in the Cables section of the ACS-1208A /
ACS-1216A User Manual), to connect any available CPU Port on the
daisy chained switch to the keyboard, video and mouse ports of the
computers you are installing.
4. Repeat the above steps for any additional Master View units you wish to
add to the chain.
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5. Power up the installation according to the following procedure:
a) Power on the First Station (CL-1208 or CL-1216).
Wait a few seconds for the unit to ascertain its Station ID.
b) Plug in the power adapters for each daisy chained Station on the
installation in turn (Second Station, then Third Station, etc.). Each
ACS-1208A / ACS-1216A has a LED display on its front panel to
indicate its Station ID (the Station ID for the First Stage unit is 01, the
ID for the Second Stage unit is 02, the ID for the Third Stage unit is
03, etc.).
In each case, wait for the Station ID to be ascertained and displayed on
the Station ID LED before plugging in the next Station.
c) After all the Stations are up, power on the computers.
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CL-1216
ACS-1216A
ACS-1216A
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Chapter 3.
Basic Operation
Opening the Console
The CL-1208 / CL-1216’s console is located under the top cover. To access the
console, slide the console module out and raise the cover.
Note: As a safety precaution, to keep the console from accidentally sliding
out, the console is locked into the In position. Before you can pull the
console module out, you must release it by pushing the catches on the
unit’s front panel toward the center of the switch.
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Closing the Console
To slide the console module back in, close the cover and do the following:
1. Pull the safety catches on the unit’s side rails toward you and push the
module in until it stops.
2. Release the catches; pull the module slightly toward you; then push it all
the way in.
Note: The reason for the two step procedure is to minimize the chances of
you pinching your fingers when sliding the module in.
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LCD OSD Configuration
The LCD Buttons
The LCD OSD allows you to set up and configure the LCD display. Four buttons
are used to perform the configuration, as described in the table, below:
Button
Function
MENU
M When you have not entered the LCD OSD Menu function, pressing
this button invokes the Menu function, and brings up the Main Menu.
M When you have entered the LCD OSD Menu function, and have
reached a setting choice with the navigation buttons, pressing this
button brings up its adjustment screen.
When navigating through the menus, this button moves you Right or
Up. When making an adjustment, it increases the value.
When navigating through the menus, this button moves you Left or
Down. When making an adjustment, it decreases the value.
EXIT
M When you have not entered the LCD OSD Menu function, pressing
this button performs an auto adjustment. An auto adjustment
automatically configures all the settings for the LCD panel to what
the OSD considers their optimum values to be.
M When you have entered the LCD OSD Menu function, pressing this
button exits the current menu and returns you to the previous
menu. Use it to leave an adjustment menu when you are satisfied
with the adjustment you made.
M When you are at the Main Menu, pressing this button exits the LCD
OSD.
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The Adjustment Settings
An explanation of the LCD OSD adjustment settings is given in the table
below:
Setting
Explanation
Brightness
Adjusts the background black level of the screen image.
Contrast
Adjusts the foreground white level of the screen image.
Phase
Adjusts the vertical size of the screen image.
Clock
Adjusts the horizontal size of the screen image.
H-Position
Positions the display area on the LCD panel horizontally
(moves the display area left or right).
V-Position
Positions the display area on the LCD panel vertically (moves
the display area up or down).
Color Temperature
Adjusts the color quality of the display. You can adjust the
“warmth” value, color balance, etc. The Adjust Color selection
has a further submenu that lets you fine tune the RGB values.
Language
Selects the language that the OSD displays its menus in.
OSD Duration
Lets you set the amount of time the OSD displays on the
screen. If there is no input for the amount of time you choose
Reset
Resets the adjustments on all menus and submenus to their
factory default settings.
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Basic Operation
Port Selection
The CL-1208 / CL-1216 provides three port selection methods to access the
computers on the installation: Manual; OSD (On Screen Display) menus,
and Hotkey. OSD Operation is discussed in the next chapter; Hotkey Port
Selection is discussed detail in Chapter 5.
Manual Port Switching
M Press a switch to bring the KVM focus to the computer attached to its
corresponding port.
M Press buttons 1 & 2 simultaneously for two seconds to perform a
keyboard and mouse reset.
M Press buttons 7 & 8 (CL-1208) or 15 & 16 (CL-1216) simultaneously for
two seconds to invoke Auto Scan Mode (see p. 43).
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Hot Plugging
The CL-1208 / CL-1216 supports hot plugging - components can be
removed and added back into the installation by unplugging their cables
from the 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:
Switching Station Positions
You can switch station positions by simply unplugging from the old parent
and plugging into a new one. After you do, in order for the OSD menus to
correspond to the change, you must reset the Station IDs in the OSD. See
RESET STATION IDS, p. 35, for details.
Hot Plugging CPU Ports
In order for the OSD menus to correspond to the change, you must manually
reconfigure the OSD to reflect the new Port information. See the F3 SET (p.
30) and F4 ADM (p. 32), functions for details.
Note: If the computer’s Operating System does not support hot plugging,
this function may not work properly.
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Powering Off and Restarting
If it becomes necessary to Power Off one of the ACS- 1208A / ACS-1216A
units, unplug the power adapter cable from the rear panel.
Before starting it back up you must do the following:
1. Shut down all the computers that are attached to it.
Note: You must unplug the power cords of any computers that have
the Keyboard Power On function. Otherwise, the switch will still receive
power from the computers.
1. Wait 10 seconds, then plug the Station back in.
2. After the Station is up, 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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Port ID Numbering
Each CPU port on a Master View installation is assigned a unique Port ID. The
Port ID is made up of two parts: a Station Number, and a Port Number:
M The Station Number - is a two digit number which reflects the switch’s
position in the daisy chain sequence.
Note: 1. The first station CL-1208 / CL-1216 has a Station Number of
01. The first daisy chained unit (ACS-1208A / ACS-1216A) has
a Station Number of 02, etc.
2. The daisy chained ACS-1208A / ACS-1216As have front panel
LEDs that display their Station IDs.
M The Port Number - is a two digit number which reflects the port on the
Station that the computer is connected to.
M The Station Number precedes the Port Number.
M 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 Station 12 would have a Port
ID of: 12-06.
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OSD Operation
OSD Overview
The On Screen Display (OSD) is a menu driven method to handle computer
control and switching operations. All procedures start from the OSD Main
Screen. To pop up the Main Screen, tap the [Scroll Lock] key twice.
Note: You can optionally change the Hotkey to the Ctrl key, in which case
you would tap [Ctrl] twice (see OSD Hotkey, p. 30). With this
method, the [Ctrl] keys must be on the same side (both left, or both
right).
The OSD incorporates a two level (Administrator / User) password system.
Before the OSD Main Screen comes up, a login dialog box appears that asks
you to provide your username password. If the password function has been
set, you must provide a valid username and password in order to access the
OSD Main Screen.
If this is the first time that the OSD is being run, or if the password function
has not been set, simply press [Enter]. The OSD Main Screen comes up in
Administrator Mode. In this mode, you have Administrator privileges, with
access to all Administrator and User functions, and can set up operations
(including password authorization for the future), as you would like.
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When you invoke the OSD, a screen similar to the one below appears:
F1:GOTO
F3:SET
F2:LIST
F4:ADM
ADMINISTRATOR
LIST:ALL
SN PN
QV
01
01
01
02
02
02
02
02
14
15
16
01
02
03
04
05
F5:SKP
F6:BRC
F7:SCAN X
z
F8:LOUT zz
NAME
ATEN INTL.CO. 1
ATEN INTL.CO. 2
ATEN INTL.CO. 3
FAX SERVER 1
FAX SERVER 2
WEB SERVER 1
WEB SERVER 2
MAIL SERVER 1
Note: 1. The diagram depicts the Administrator’s Main Screen. The User
Main Screen does not show the F4 and F6 functions, since these
are reserved for the Administrator and can’t be accessed by
ordinary Users.
2. The OSD always starts in List view, with the highlight bar at the
same position it was in the last time it was closed.
3. Only the ports that have been set accessible by the Administrator
for the currently logged in User are visible (see SET ACCESSIBLE
PORTS, p. 34, for details).
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OSD Navigation
w To dismiss the menu, and deactivate the OSD, Click the X at the upper
right corner of the OSD Window; or press [Esc].
w To Logout, Click F8 or the ZZZ symbol at the top of the Main Screen, or
press [F8].
w To move up or down through the list one line at a time, Click the Up and
Down Triangle symbols (▲▼) 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.
w To move up or down through the list one screen at a time, Click the Up
and Down Arrow symbols (éê), 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.
w To bring the KVM focus to a port, Double Click it, or move the Highlight
Bar to it then press [Enter].
w After executing any action, you automatically go back to the menu one
level above.
OSD Main Screen Headings
Heading
Explanation
SN-PN
This column lists the Port ID numbers (Station Number - Port Number)
for all the CPU ports on the installation. The simplest method to access
a particular computer is to Click it, or move the Highlight Bar to it, then
press Enter.
QV
If a port has been selected for Quick View scanning (see Set Quick
View Ports, p. 34), an arrowhead displays in this column to indicate so.
The computers that are powered on and are On Line have a Sun
symbol in this column to indicate so.
NAME
If a port has been given a name (see Edit Port Names, p. 33), its name
appears in this column.
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OSD Functions
OSD functions are used to configure and control the OSD. For example, you
can: rapidly switch to any port; scan selected ports only; limit the list you
wish to view; designate a port as a Quick View Port; create or edit a port
name; or make OSD setting adjustments.
To access an OSD function:
1. Either Click a Function Key field at the top of the Main Screen, or press a
Function Key on the keyboard.
2. In the Submenus that appear make your choice either by Double Clicking
it, or moving the Highlight Bar to it, then 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.
w To use the Name method, key in 1; key in the port’s Name; then press
[Enter].
w To use the Port ID method, key in 2; key in the Port ID; then press
[Enter].
Note: 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 SET
ACCESSIBLE PORTS, p. 34), that match the Name or Port ID pattern,
regardless of the current List settings (see F2 LIST, p. 29, 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 Screen. Many of the OSD functions only operate
on the computers currently selected for Listing on the Main Screen with this
function. The submenu choices and their meanings are given in the table
below:
Choice
Meaning
ALL
Lists all of the ports on the installation.
QUICK VIEW
Lists only the ports that have been selected as Quick View
Ports (see SET ACCESSIBLE PORTS, p. 34).
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, p. 34), and that have
their attached computers Powered On.
Double Click the choice you want, or move the Highlight Bar to it, 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 their own,
individual, working environment. A separate profile for each is stored by the
OSD and is activated according to the Username provided during Login.
To change a setting:
1. Double Click it; or move the highlight bar to it, then press [Enter].
2. After you select an item, a submenu with further choices appears. To
make a selection, either Double Click it; or move the Highlight Bar to it,
then press [Enter]. An icon appears before the selected choice to indicate
which one it is. The settings are explained in the following table:
Setting
OSD HOTKEY
Function
Selects which Hotkey activates the OSD function:
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock] 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 you to position where the Port ID appears on the monitor.
The default is the upper left corner, but you can have it appear
anywhere on the screen.
Use the Mouse or the Arrow Keys plus Pg Up, Pg Dn, Home, End,
and 5 (on the numeric keypad with Num Lock off), to position the
Port ID display, then Click or press [Enter] to lock the position
and return to the Set submenu.
PORT ID
DISPLAY
DURATION
Determines how long a Port ID displays on the monitor after a
port change has taken place. The choices are: User Defined which lets you select the amount of time (from 1 - 255 sec.); and
Always On - which displays the Port ID at all times. If you select
User Defined, key in the number of seconds, then press [Enter].
The default is 3 Seconds. A setting of 0 (zero) disables this
function.
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Setting
Function
PORT ID
DISPLAY
MODE
Selects how the Port ID is displayed: the Port Number alone
(PORT NUMBER); the Port Name alone (PORT NAME); or the
Port Number plus the Port Name (PORT NUMBER + PORT
NAME). The default is PORT NUMBER + PORT NAME).
SCAN
DURATION
Determines how long the focus dwells on each port as it cycles
through the selected ports in Auto Scan Mode (see F7 SCAN, p.
38). Key in a value from 1 - 255 seconds, then press [Enter].
Default is 5 seconds; a setting of 0 disables the Scan function.
SCAN/SKIP
MODE
Selects which computers will be accessed under Skip Mode (see
F5 SKP, p. 36), and Auto Scan Mode (see F7 SCAN, p. 38).
Choices are:
ALL - All the Ports which have been set Accessible (see SET
ACCESSIBLE PORTS, p. 34);
QUICK VIEW - Only those Ports which have been set Accessible
and have been selected as Quick View Ports (see SET QUICK
VIEW PORTS, p. 34);
POWERED ON - Only those Ports which have been set
Accessible and are Powered On;
QUICK VIEW + POWERED ON - Only those Ports which have
been set Accessible and have been selected as Quick View Ports
and are Powered On. The default is ALL.
SCREEN
BLANKER
If there is no input from the console for the amount of time set
with this function, the screen is blanked. Key in a value from
1 - 30 minutes, then press [Enter]. A setting of 0 disables this
function. The default is 0 (disabled).
HOTKEY
COMMAND
MODE
Enables / Disables the Hotkey Command function in case a
conflict with programs running on the computers occurs.
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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 appears. Double
Click the choice you want, or move the Highlight Bar to it then press
[Enter]. An icon appears before the selected choice so that you know which
one it is. The settings are explained in the following table:
Setting
SET
USERNAME
AND
PASSWORD
Function
This function is used to set Usernames and Passwords for the
Administrator and Users:
1. One Administrator and four User passwords can be set.
2. After you select the Administrator field or one of the User fields,
a screen that allows you to key in your username and
password appears. The username and password may be up
to 15 characters long, and can consist of any combination of
letters and numbers (A - Z, 0 - 9).
3. For each individual, key in the Username and Password, then
press [Enter].
4. To modify or delete a previous Username and/or Password,
use the backspace key to erase individual letters or numbers.
SET LOGOUT
TIMEOUT
If there is no input from the console for the amount of time set
with this function, the Operator is automatically logged out. A login
is necessary before the console can be used again.
This enables other Operators to gain access to the computers
when the original Operator is no longer accessing them, but has
forgotten to log out. To set the timeout value, key in a number
from 1 - 180 minutes, then press [Enter]. If the number is 0 [zero],
this function is disabled. Default is 0 (disabled).
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Setting
EDIT PORT
NAMES
Function
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 you want, or use the Navigation Keys to move
the highlight bar to it, then press [Enter].
2. Key in the new Port Name, or modify/delete the old one. The
maximum number of characters allowed for the Port Name is
12. Legal characters include:
w Alpha characters: A - Z
w All numeric characters: 0 - 9
w + - / : . and Space
Case does not matter; the 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].
RESTORE
DEFAULT
VALUES
This function is used to undo all changes and return the setup to
the original factory default settings (see FACTORY DEFAULT
SETTINGS, p. 58) - except for the Names settings that were
assigned to the Ports, which are saved.
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 (for Yes), or N (for No). When activated, the beeper
sounds whenever a Port is changed; when activating the Auto
Scan function (see F7 SCAN, p. 38); or an invalid entry is made
on an OSD menu. The default is Y (activated).
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(F4 ADM: continued)
Setting
SET QUICK
VIEW PORTS
Function
This function lets the Administrator select which Ports to include
as Quick View ports.
w To select/deselect a port as a Quick View Port, use the
Navigation Keys to move the highlight bar to it, then
press the [Spacebar].
w When a port has been selected as a Quick View Port, an
arrowhead displays in the QV column of the LIST on the Main
Screen to indicate so. When a port is deselected, the
arrowhead disappears.
w If one of the Quick View options is chosen for the LIST view
(see F2 LIST, p. 29), only a Port that has been selected here
will display on the List.
w If one of the Quick View options is chosen for Auto Scanning
(see SCAN/SKIP MODE, p. 31), only a Port that has been
selected here will be Auto Scanned.
The default is for no ports to be selected.
SET
ACCESSIBLE
PORTS
This function allows the Administrator to define User access to the
computers on the installation on a Port-by-Port basis.
For each User, select the target Port; then press the [Spacebar] to
cycle through the choices: F (Full access), V (View only), or blank.
Repeat until all access rights have been set, then press [Enter].
The default is F for all users on all ports.
Note: A blank setting means that no access rights are granted.
The port will not show up on the User’s LIST on the Main Screen.
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Setting
RESET
STATION IDS
Function
If you change the position of one of the Stations in the daisy
chain, 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.
FIRMWARE
UPGRADE
In order to upgrade the CL-1208 / CL-1216’s firmware (see
Chapter 31), you must first enable Firmware Upgrade Mode with
this setting.
When you bring up this menu, the current firmware version levels
display. Select Y to enable Firmware Upgrade Mode, or N to
leave this menu without enabling it.
SET PS/2 CLK
MODE
Select the target computer from the list, then use the spacebar to
cycle through the choices:
0 PS/2 CLK delay = Off; ASIC filter = On
1 PS/2 CLK delay = On; ASIC filter = Off
2 PS/2 CLK delay = Off; ASIC filter = Off
The default is 0. Unless a computer is experiencing problems, we
recommend this setting. If you experience a problem with DELL
Server 1655MC computers, select setting 1.
SET CONSOLE
MODE
This setting selects which consoles (internal/external) are enabled:
0 Both consoles enabled
1 LCD console only
2 External console only
Use the spacebar to cycle to the choice you want. The default is 0.
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F5 SKP:
This function enables you to easily skip backward or forward - switching the
KVM focus from the currently active computer port to the previous or next
available one.
w The selection of computers to be available for Skip Mode switching is
made with the Scan/Skip Mode setting under the F3 SET function
(see p. 31).
w 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
(see p. 31).
w 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.
w 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.
w To exit Skip Mode, press [Spacebar] or [Esc].
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F6 BRC:
F6 is an Administrator only function. When this function is in effect,
commands sent from the console are broadcast to all available computers on
the installation.
This function is particularly useful for operations that need to be performed
on multiple computers, such as performing a system wide shutdown,
installing or upgrading software, etc.
BRC works in conjunction with the F2 LIST function. The LIST function
(see p. 29), is used to broaden or narrow the focus of which Ports appear on
the OSD Main Screen. When you Broadcast a command, it only goes to the
Ports currently selected to be listed on the OSD Main Screen.
w While BRC Mode is in effect, a Speaker symbol appears before the Port
ID Display of the port that currently has the console focus.
w 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.
w To exit BRC Mode, invoke the OSD (with the OSD Hotkey), then Click
the F6 field, or press [F6], to turn BRC Mode off.
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F7 SCAN:
This function automatically switches among the available computers at
regular intervals so that you can monitor their activity without having to take
the trouble of switching manually.
w The selection of computers to be included for Auto Scanning is made
with the Scan/Skip Mode setting under the F3 SET function (see p. 31).
w The amount of time that the focus stays on each Port is set with the Scan
Duration setting under the F3 SET function (see p. 31).
w 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.
w While you are in Auto Scan Mode, you can pause the scanning in order to
keep the focus on a particular computer either by pressing P, or with a
Left Click of the mouse. To resume scanning, press any key or Left Click,
again. See Invoking Auto Scan, p. 44, for further details.
w To stop scanning and stay at a particular location, press the [Spacebar] to
exit Auto Scan Mode. 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.
w 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.
w To exit Auto Scan Mode, press the [Spacebar] or [Esc].
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F8 LOUT:
Clicking the F8 field or, or pressing [F8] logs you out of the OSD, and
blanks the Console screen. This is different from simply deactivating the
OSD when you are at the Main Screen by pressing [Esc].
With this function you must log in all over again to regain access to the
OSD, whereas with [Esc], all you have to do to reenter the OSD is tap the
OSD Hotkey.
Note: 1. When you reenter the OSD after logging out, the screen stays blank
except for the OSD Main Screen. You must input your 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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Chapter 5.
Hotkey Operation
Hotkey Port Access
Hotkey Port Access allows you to provide the KVM focus to any computer
on your installation directly from the keyboard. The CL-1208 / CL-1216
provides three hotkey port access features:
M Selecting the Active Port
M Auto Scanning
M Skip Mode Switching
Invoking Hotkey Mode
All Hotkey operations begin by invoking Hotkey Mode (HKM) as follows:
1. Hold down the Num Lock key;
2. Press and release the minus key;
3. Release the Num Lock key:
[Num Lock] + [-];
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When Hotkey Mode is active:
M The Caps Lock, and Scroll Lock LEDs flash in succession to indicate so.
They stop flashing and revert to normal status when you exit HKM.
M A Command Line appears on the monitor screen. The command line
prompt is the word Hotkey: in yellow text on a blue background, and
displays the subsequent Hotkey information that you key in.
M Ordinary keyboard and mouse functions are suspended - only Hotkey
compliant keystrokes and mouse clicks (described in the sections that
follow), can be input.
M Pressing [Esc] exits HKM.
Selecting the Active Port
Each CPU port is assigned a unique Port ID (see Port ID Numbering, p. 24).
You can directly access any computer on the installation with a Hotkey
combination that specifies the Port ID of the CPU Port that the computer is
connected to. The steps involved are:
1. Invoke HKM (see p. 5-41).
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.
3. Press [Enter]
After you press [Enter], the KVM focus switches to the designated
computer and you automatically exit HKM.
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Auto Scanning
Auto Scan automatically switches among all the active CPU Ports that are
accessible to the currently logged on User at regular intervals, allowing
automatic monitoring of computer activity. (See Scan/Skip Mode of the OSD
F3 SET function, p. 31 for information regarding accessible ports.)
Setting the Scan Interval:
The amount of time Auto Scan dwells on each port is set with the Scan
Duration setting of the OSD F3 SET function (see p. 31). You can change
the scan interval before activating Hotkey Auto Scanning, if you wish, with
the following Hotkey combination:
1. Invoke HKM (see p. 41).
2. Key in [T] [n]
Where [T] is the letter T, and [n] is a number from 1-255 that represents the
number of seconds the system dwells on a port before going on to the next.
The letter T and the numbers display on the Command Line as you key
them in. If you make a mistake, use [Backspace] to erase the wrong
number.
3. Press [Enter]
After you press [Enter], you automatically exit Hotkey Mode, and are
ready to invoke Auto Scanning.
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Invoking Auto Scan:
To start Auto Scanning, key in the following Hotkey combination:
1. Invoke HKM (see p. 41).
2. Press [A].
When you press A, you automatically exit HKM; enter Auto Scan Mode;
and Auto Scanning begins.
M 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 you Exit Auto Scan Mode, on the other hand, when you restart
scanning, you start over from the beginning with the very first
computer on the installation.
To resume Auto Scanning after Pausing, press any key or Left Click.
Scanning continues from where it left off.
M 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 or as little as
you like - as opposed to Auto Scanning, which automatically switches after a
fixed interval. To invoke Skip Mode, key in the following Hotkey
combination:
1. Invoke HKM (see p. 41).
2. Key in [Arrow]
M Where [Arrow] refers to one of the Arrow keys. After you press
[Arrow], you automatically exit HKM, 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, p. 31, 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. If you are at a port on the First Station you
cycle backward to the last accessible port on the Last Station.
↓
Skips from the current port to the first accessible port of the
next Station. If you are at a port on the Last Station you
cycle forward to the first accessible port on the First station.
M Once you are in Skip Mode, you can keep on skipping by pressing the
Arrow keys. You don’t have to invoke HKM again.
M 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 Beeper Control
The Beeper can be Hotkey toggled On and Off (see Activate Beeper, p. 33).
To toggle the Beeper, key in the following Hotkey combination:
1. Invoke HKM (see p. 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 HKM.
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Hotkey Summary Table
[Num Lock] + [-]
[Port ID] [Enter]
Switches access to the computer that
corresponds to that Port ID.
[T] [n] [Enter]
Sets the Auto Scan interval to n seconds where n is a number from 1 - 255.
[A]
Invokes Auto Scan Mode.
When Auto Scan Mode is in effect, [P] or Left
Click pauses Auto Scanning.
When Auto Scanning is paused, pressing
Any Key or another Left Click resumes Auto
Scanning.
[←]
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. If you are at a port on the
First Station you cycle backward to the last
accessible port on the Last Station.
[↓]
Invokes Skip Mode and Skips from the
current port to the first accessible port of the
next Station. If you are at a port on the Last
Station you cycle forward to the first
accessible port on the First station.
[B]
Toggles the Beeper On or Off.
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Chapter 6.
The Firmware Upgrade Utility
The Windows-based Firmware Upgrade Utility (FWUpgrade.exe) provides a
smooth, automated process for upgrading the KVM switch’s firmware.
The Utility comes as part of a Firmware Upgrade Package that is specific for
each device. New firmware upgrade packages are posted on our web site as
new firmware revisions become available. Check the web site regularly to
find the latest packages and information relating to them.
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Preparation
To prepare for the firmware upgrade, do the following:
1. From a computer that is not part of your KVM installation go to our
Internet support site and choose the model name that relates to your
device to get a list of available Firmware Upgrade Packages.
2. Choose the Firmware Upgrade Package you want to install (usually the
most recent), and download it to your computer.
3. Use the Firmware Upgrade Cable (provided with this unit), to connect a
COM port on your computer to the Firmware Upgrade Port of your switch.
Note: On a daisy chained installation, the chained stations will
automatically receive the upgrade via the daisy chain cables.
4. Shut down all of the computers - but not the Stations - on your KVM
installation.
5. From your KVM switch console, bring up the OSD (see p. 25) and select
the F4ADM function.
6. Scroll down to FIRMWARE UPGRADE. Press [Enter], then press [Y] to
invoke Firmware Upgrade Mode (see p. 35.) For your reference, the current
firmware upgrade version displays on the screen.
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The Firmware Upgrade Utility
Starting the Upgrade
To upgrade your firmware:
1. Run the downloaded Firmware Upgrade Package file - either by double
clicking the file icon, or by opening a command line and 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. As you select devices, a detailed description of each appears in the Device
Description panel.
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The Firmware Upgrade Utility
5. After you have made your device selection(s), 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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The Firmware Upgrade Utility
Firmware Upgrade Recovery
There are basically three conditions that call for firmware upgrade recovery:
M When you invoke Firmware Upgrade Mode (see p. 50), but decide not to
proceed with the upgrade.
M When the Mainboard firmware upgrade fails.
M 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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Connection Tables
The following tables indicate the relationship between the number of Master
View units and the number of computers that they control on a daisy chained
installation:
CL-1208 + ACS-1208A
MVs
Computers
MVs
Computers
MVs
Computers
MVs
Computers
1
1-8
9
65 - 72
17
129 - 136
25
193 - 200
2
9 - 16
10
73 - 80
18
137 - 144
26
201- 208
3
17 - 24
11
81 - 88
19
145 - 152
27
209 - 216
4
25 - 32
12
89 - 96
20
153 - 160
28
217 - 224
5
33 - 40
13
97 - 104
21
161 - 168
29
225 - 232
6
41 - 48
14
105 - 112
22
169 - 176
30
233 - 240
7
49- 56
15
113 - 120
23
177- 184
31
241 - 248
8
57 - 64
16
121 - 128
24
185 - 192
32
249 - 256
CL-1216 + ACS-1216A
MVs
Computers
MVs
Computers
MVs
Computers
MVs
Computers
1
1 - 16
9
129 - 144
17
257 - 272
25
385 - 400
2
17 - 32
10
145 - 160
18
273 - 288
26
401 - 416
3
33 - 48
11
161 - 176
19
289 - 304
27
417 - 432
4
49 - 64
12
177 - 192
20
305 - 320
28
433 - 448
5
65 - 80
13
193 - 208
21
321 - 336
29
449 - 464
6
81 - 96
14
209 - 224
22
337 - 352
30
465 - 480
7
97- 112
15
225 - 240
23
353 - 368
31
481 - 496
8
113 - 128
16
241 - 256
24
369 - 384
32
497 - 512
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OSD Factory Default Settings
The factory default settings are as follows:
Setting
Default
OSD Hotkey
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]
Port ID Display Position
Upper Left Corner
Port ID Display Duration
3 Seconds
Port ID Display Mode
The Port Number plus the Port Name
Scan Duration
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
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Clear Login Information
If you are unable to perform an Administrator login (because the Username
and Password information has become corrupted, or you have forgotten it,
for example), you can clear the login information with the following
procedure:
1. Power off the switch and remove the top cover from the unit chassis.
2. Short the jumper labeled Default Password on the switch’s main board.
3. Power on the switch.
When you power the switch on, the following message appears on the
LCD display:
USERNAME AND PASSWORD INFORMATION HAS BEEN CLEARED.
PLEASE POWER OFF THE SWITCH, REMOVE THE JUMPER, CLOSE
THE CASE, THEN RESTART.
4. After you start back up, the OSD login function acts exactly the way it did
the first time the switch was run (see p. 26) and you can reset passwords
for the Administrators and Users.
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Rack Mounting
Standard Rack Mounting
A standard rack mounting kit is provided with your CL-1208 / CL-1216. The
kit enables the switch to be mounted in rack with a depth of 45 - 85 cm.
To rack mount the switch, do the following:
1. Slide the switch into the rack and screw the front brackets to the rack.
2. Slide the L brackets onto the switch, from the rear until the bracket
flanges contact the rack, then screw the brackets to the rack.
Note: It may take two people to position the switch correctly while
performing these procedures.
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Optional Rack Mounting
For convenience and flexibility, three optional rack mounting kits are
available: 1) a long bracket (68.0 - 110.0 cm) standard rack mounting kit; 2)
a short bracket (41.5 - 70cm) Easy-Installation rack mount kit; and a long
bracket (68.0 - 105.0cm) Easy-Installation rack mount kit.
To install the long bracket standard rack mount kit, simply replace the short
L brackets on the standard rack mount kit with the long ones, and mount the
switch according to the instructions given on p. 60.
With an Easy-Installation, kit, one person can mount the switch. To install
the Easy-Installation kit, do the following:
1. Remove the standard L brackets, and the side mounting brackets from
both sides of the switch.
Phillips hex head
M3 x 8
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2. Attach the left and right easy-installation mounting rails to the inside of
the rack. The flange that supports the switch will be to the inside.
Rear Flange
Slide Bar
Rear Attachment
Sliding Bracket
LEFT
RAIL
Support
Flange
RIGHT
RAIL
a) Screw the front flanges to the rack first.
b) Slide the bars with the rear flanges toward the rack until the flanges
make contact with the rack, then screw the rear flanges to the rack.
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3. Slide the switch onto the support flanges and secure it to the mounting
rails at the front.
4. Slide the rear attachment sliding bracket along the slide bar until it
contacts the rear of the switch, then screw it to the rear of the switch.
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Specifications
Function
Computer
Direct
Connections
Max
Port Selection
LEDs
Connectors
CL-1208
CL-1216
8
16
256 (via Daisy Chain)
512 (via Daisy Chain)
Push button switches:
OSD (On Screen Display);
Hotkeys
On Line
8 (Orange)
16 (Orange)
Selected
8 (Green)
16 (Green)
Power
1 (Blue)
Lock
1 x Num Lock (Green)
1 x Caps Lock (Green)
1 x Scroll Lock (Green)
CPU Ports
8 x SPHD-15 F
Daisy Chain
1 x DB-25 M
FW Upgr.
1 x RJ-11
Switches
16 x SPHD-15 F
1 x Slide (FW Upgrade Recovery)
Scan Interval (OSD Select) User Specified: 1 - 255 secs.
Emulation
Keyboard
PS/2
Mouse
PS/2
Video
15" LCD: 1024 x 768; DDC2B
17" LCD: 1280 x 1024; DDC2B
Power Consumption
120V 60Hz 24W / 230V 50Hz 24W
Operating Temperature
0 - 50o C
Storage Temperature
-20 - 60o C
Humidity
0 - 80% RH
Housing
Metal
Weight
15" LCD: 13.4kg
17" LCD: 13.8kg
Dimensions (L x W x H)
62.66 x 48.0 x 4.2 cm (19" / 1U)
15" LCD: 14.3kg
17" LCD: 14.5kg
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Troubleshooting
Problem
There are ghost images
on the external monitor.
Solution
The distance between the external console and the
CL-1208 / CL-1216 is too great. The maximum cable
distance should not exceed 20m and, in some cases,
may need to be shorter. Replace the VGA cable with
one of an appropriately short length.
Limited Warranty
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE DIRECT VENDOR’S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE
PAID FOR THE PRODUCT FROM THE 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 specially 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 inquires please contact your direct vendor.
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