ATEN Technology KH1508I Switch User Manual

Cat 5 High-Density KVM Over the NET™
KH1508i / KH1516i
User Manual
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KH1508i / KH1516i 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
North America
http://support.aten.com
ATEN TECH
http://www.aten-usa.com/product_registration
ATEN NJ
http://support.aten.com
Telephone Support
For telephone support, call this number:
International
North America
886-2-8692-6959
ATEN TECH
1-888-999-ATEN
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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 KH1508i / KH1516i package consists of:
1 KH1508i or KH1516i Cat 5 High-Density KVM Over the NET™ Switch
1 Firmware Upgrade Cable
1 Power Cord
1 Rack Mount Kit
1 Foot Pad Set (4 pcs.)
1 User Manual*
1 Quick Start Guide
Check to make sure that all of the components are present and in good order.
If anything is missing, or was damaged in shipping, contact your dealer.
Read this manual thoroughly and follow the installation and operation
procedures carefully to prevent any damage to the switch or to any other
devices on the KH1508i / KH1516i installation.
* Features may have been added to the KH1508i / KH1516i since this manual
was printed. Please visit our website to download the most up-to-date version
of the manual.
Copyright © 2009 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-0276-AX2G
F/W Version: 1.0.068
Manual Date: 2010-03-18
Altusen and the Altusen logo are registered trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
All other brand names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective owners.
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Contents
FCC Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Product Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Chapter 1.
Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
KVM Adapter Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Supported Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Language Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
KH1508i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
KH1516i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
KH1508i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
KH1516i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chapter 2.
Hardware Setup
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Stacking and Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Stacking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Single Station Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Single Stage Installation Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
KVM Adapter Cable Installation Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Daisy Chaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Daisy Chain Installation Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Chapter 3.
Basic Operation
Port Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Keyboard Hotkeys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Hot Plugging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Hot Plugging Stations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Hot Plugging KVM Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Hot Plugging Console Ports: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Powering Off and Restarting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Port ID Numbering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Chapter 4.
Local Console Operation
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
The OSD Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
OSD Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
OSD Main Screen Headings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
OSD Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
F1 GOTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
F2 LIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
F3 SET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
F4 ADM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
F5 SKP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
F6 IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
F7 SCAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
F8 LOUT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Keyboard Port Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Invoking Hotkey Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
When Hotkey Mode is active: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Selecting the Active Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Auto Scanning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Setting the Scan Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Invoking Auto Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Skip Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Hotkey Beeper Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Hotkey Summary Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Firmware Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
KH1508i / KH1516i Mainboard Upgrade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Starting the Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Upgrade Succeeded:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Upgrade Failed: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Firmware Upgrade Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Adapter Cable Upgrade. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Before You Begin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Starting the Upgrade:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Upgrade Succeeded: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Adapter Cable Firmware Upgrade Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Chapter 5.
Browser Login
Logging In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Web Page Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
The General Dialog Box . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Web Page Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Web Page Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Upgrading the Browser Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Private Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Generating a Self-Signed Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Obtaining a CA Signed SSL Server Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Importing the Private Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Activating the OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Windows Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Java Client. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Chapter 6.
Administration and Configuration
The Administration Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
User Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Port Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Service Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Access Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Log Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Network Transfer Rate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
DNS Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Advanced Network Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Radius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
RADIUS Server Access Rights Table:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
RADIUS Server Access Rights Examples: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
LDAP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
CC Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
IP and MAC Filtering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Default Web Page Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Customization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Login Failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
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Working Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
I/O Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Miscellaneous . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
The Configuration Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Chapter 7.
The User Interface
The Main Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Windows Client Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Macros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Hotkeys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Video Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
The Message Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
The Button Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Message Display Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Compose Panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
User List Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
The On-Screen Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Control Panel Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
The Main Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Quick View Ports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
The List Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Port Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Port Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
The OSD Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Recalling the OSD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
OSD Hotkey Summary Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
OSD Toolbar Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Panel Array Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Panel Array Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Multiuser Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Keyboard Hotkey Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Auto Scanning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Setting the Scan Interval . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Invoking Auto Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Pausing Auto Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Exiting Auto Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Skip Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Mouse Synchronization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Chapter 8.
The Log File
The Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
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The Log Server
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Starting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
The Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Configure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Search . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
The Log Server Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
The List Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
The Event Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Chapter 10.
AP Operation
The Windows Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Starting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Ending the Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
The Java Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Starting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Chapter 11.
Keyboard Emulation
Mac Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Sun Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Appendix
Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
General Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
The Windows Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
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The Java Client . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
The Log Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Panel Array Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Sun Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Additional Mouse Synchronization Procedures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Trusted Certificates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Installing the Certificate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Certificate Trusted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Self-Signed Private Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Importing the Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Supported Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
OSD Factory Default Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152
Administrator Login Failure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
IP Module Firmware Upgrade Recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Limited Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
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About This Manual
This User Manual is provided to help you get the most from your KH1508i /
KH1516i 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 KH1508i / KH1516i
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 16 switch
daisy chained operation are provided.
Chapter 3, Basic Operation, explains the fundamental concepts involved
in operating the KH1508i / KH1516i.
Chapter 4, Local Console Operation, describes the concepts and
procedures used to operate the KH1508i / KH1516i from a locally connected
KVM console.
Chapter 5, Browser Login, explains how to log into the KH1508i /
KH1516i with your browser, and explains the functions of the icons and
buttons on the KH1508i / KH1516i web page.
Chapter 6, Administration and Configuration, describes how to
administer the KH1508i / KH1516i after logging in from a browser.
Chapter 7, The User Interface, explains how to connect to the KH1508i /
KH1516i with the software, and describes how to use the OSD to access and
control the computers connected to the switch.
Chapter 8, The Log File, shows how to use the log file utility to view all the
events that take place on the KH1508i / KH1516i.
Chapter 9, The Log Server, explains how to install and configure the Log
Server.
Chapter 10, AP Operation, describes how to operate the KH1508i /
KH1516i using Windows and Java Client application programs, rather than
with the browser method.
Chapter 11, Keyboard Emulation, provides tables that list the PC to Mac
and PC to Sun keyboard emulation mappings.
An Appendix, provides specifications and other technical information
regarding the KH1508i / KH1516i.
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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 ALTUSEN products and how they can help you
connect without limits, visit ALTUSEN on the Web or contact an ALTUSEN
Authorized Reseller. Visit ALTUSEN on the Web for a list of locations and
telephone numbers
Š International – http://www.aten.com
Š North America – http://www.aten-usa.com
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Introduction
Overview
The KH1508i / KH1516i KVM Switches are control units that allow access to
multiple computers from a single KVM (keyboard, monitor, and mouse)
console.
A single KH1508i / KH1516i can control up to 8 / 16 computers. As many as
15 additional KH1508 / KH1516 switches can be daisy chained from the
original unit, so that up to 256 computers can all be controlled from the original
KVM console.
Note: Aten ACS1208 / ACS1216 switches can also be installed on a KH1508i
/ KH1516i daisy chain.
Since the KH1508i / KH1516i 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.
Over the
NETTM
Local
In addition to TCP/IP connectivity, the KH1508i / KH1516i provides KVM
ports for a locally attached PS/2 console – allowing access and control from the
data center as well as over the Net. The switches utilize a single shared bus
implementation – 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.
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For local access, the KH1508i / KH1516i supports resolutions of up to 1600 x
1200, as well as 1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz for an extended distance of up to 40 m.
For remote access, the switches support up to 1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz.
The switches feature RJ-45 connectors and CAT 5 cable to link to the
computers. Utilizing PS/2, USB, and serial KVM Adapter Cables for the final
linkup, the KH1508i / KH1516i permits any combination of PCs, Macs, Sun
computers, and serial devices to coexist on the installation. Use of the adapter
cables dramatically reduces cable clutter, and makes reconfiguring the
installation easy and convenient.
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.
The KH1508i / KH1516i has been designed to work seamlessly with the
ALTUSEN CC1000 Control Center Over the NET™ for ease of access and
administration. It also allows the IP address configuration to be easily
configured from the local console OSD.
Your KH1508i / KH1516i investment is protected by a firmware upgrade
utility. You can stay current with the latest improvements in functionality by
downloading firmware update files from our website, and using the utility to
quickly and conveniently install them.
Setting up the KH1508i / KH1516i is fast and easy; plugging cables into their
appropriate ports is all that is entailed. Because the KH1508i / KH1516i
intercepts keyboard and mouse input directly, there is no software to configure;
no need to get involved in complex installation routines; no need to be
concerned with incompatibility problems.
Access to any computer on the installation is easily accomplished--either by
pressing front panel port selection switches; entering hotkey combinations
from the keyboard; or by means of a powerful menu driven OSD (On Screen
Display) system. A convenient Auto Scan function also permits automatic
scanning and one-by-one monitoring of the activities of selected computers.
There is no better way to save time and money than with a KH1508i / KH1516i
installation. By allowing a single console to manage up to 256 computers, a
KH1508i / KH1516i installation: (1) eliminates the expense of having to
purchase a separate keyboard, monitor, and mouse for each; (2) saves all the
space those extra components would take up; (3) saves on energy costs; and (4)
eliminates the inconvenience and wasted effort involved in constantly moving
from one computer to another.
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Features
Š A single console controls up to 8 (KH1508i) or 16 (KH1516i) computers
Š Dedicated chain ports - daisy chain up to 15 additional units - control up to
256 computers from a single console
Š Extends the distance between computers and switch - up to 30m for
resolutions of 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz; up to 40 m for resolutions of 1280 x
1024 @ 75Hz
Š Custom ASIC (patent pending) auto-senses station's position on daisy
chained installations - no need for manual DIP switch setting - front panel
LED indicates station's position – port names automatically reconfigured
in the OSD when the station sequence changes
Š Multiplatform support: PC, Mac, Sun and terminal-based systems
Š Remote access via LAN, WAN, or the Internet – control your installation
from down the hall, down the street, or half-way around the world –
supports 10Base-T, 100Base-T, TCP/IP, HTTP
Š Allows the creation of up to 64 user accounts
Š Advanced security – password protection and advanced encryption
technologies
Š Windows and Java-based client software – Java client provides support for
most major operating platforms
Š No software required – convenient computer selection via port selection
switches, hotkeys and intuitive On Screen Display (OSD) menus
Š Auto Scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
Š Hot Pluggable - add or remove switches/computers without having to
power down the switches
Š Two level logout - Manual and Timed
Š Upgradeable firmware
Š PS/2 keyboard and mouse emulation – computers boot even when the
console focus is elsewhere
Š Superior video quality – supports resolutions up to 1600 x 1200
Š Rack Mountable in 19" System Rack (1U)
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Requirements
General
Š For best results, we recommend that the computers used to access the
KH1508i / KH1516i 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 JRE 6 update 3or higher
installed
Š To run the Log Server, you must have the Microsoft Jet OLEDB 4.0 (or
higher) driver installed
Console
Š A VGA, SVGA, or Multisync monitor capable of the highest resolution
that you will be using on any computer in the installation.
Š A PS/2 style mouse
Š A PS/2 style keyboard
Computers
The following equipment must be installed on the computers that connect to the
KH1508i or KH1516i's KVM ports:
Š A VGA, SVGA or Multisync port
Š A Type A USB port and USB host controller (for USB KVM Adapter
Cable Connection, see below)
Š 6-pin mini-DIN keyboard and mouse ports (for PS/2 KVM Adapter Cable
Connection, see below)
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KVM Adapter Cables
Š Cat 5 (or higher) cable is required to connect the KH1508i / KH1516i to a
KVM Adapter Cable (see Single Station Installation, page 12).
Š The following KVM Adapter Cables are required for use with the
KH1508i / KH1516i:
Function
Module
Connect to devices with PS/2 ports
KA9520
Connect to devices with USB ports
KA9570
Connect to Sun Legacy systems (with 13W3 port)
KA9130
Connect to Sun USB systems
KA9131
Connect to serial based devices
KA9140
Supported Operating Systems
The following operating systems are supported by the KH1508i / KH1516i:
OS
Version
DOS
6.2 and higher
Windows
2000 and higher
Linux
Red Hat
7.1 and higher
Mandrake/Mandriva
9.0 and higher
SUSE
8.2 and higher
Free BSD
4.2 and higher
AIX
4.3 and higher
Netware
5.0 and higher
Sun
Solaris 8 and higher
Mac
8.6 and higher
Language Support
Š American English
Š French
Š German
Š Japanese
Š Traditional Chinese
Š UK English
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Components
Front View
KH1508i
1&2
3
4
5
6
7
3
4
5
6
7
KH1516i
1&2
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Component
Port
Selection
Switches
Description
Š Press a switch 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 and 8 starts Auto Scan
Mode.
2
Port LEDs
The Port LEDs are built into the Port Selection Switches. The left
ones are the On Line LEDs; the right ones are the Selected Port
LEDs:
Š An ONLINE LED lights GREEN to indicate that the computer
attached to its corresponding port is up and running. A flashing
LED indicates that the Port is being used for cascading to
another switch.
Š A SELECTED LED lights ORANGE 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.
3
4
Reset
Switch
Pressing this switch in performs a system reset.
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.
Note: The switch is recessed and must be pushed with a thin
object - such as the end of a paper clip, or a ballpoint pen.
Note: This is only for performing a local firmware upgrade
(see Firmware Upgrade Recovery, page 45) for details.
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Firmware
Upgrade
Port
The Firmware Upgrade Cable that transfers the firmware upgrade
data from the administrator's computer to the KH1508i / KH1516i
(see page 40), plugs into this RJ-11 connector.
Note: This is only for performing a local firmware upgrade
(see Firmware Upgrade Recovery, page 45) for details.
6
Power LED Lights to indicate that the KH1508i / KH1516i is powered up and
ready to operate.
7
Station ID
LED
The KH1508i / KH1516i's Station ID is displayed here. If this is a
Single Station installation (see page 12), or the First Station on a
Daisy Chained installation (see page 15), the KH1508i / KH1516i
has a Station ID of 01.
On a Daisy Chained installation, the KH1508i / KH1516i auto-senses
its position and displays the Station ID that corresponds to its place in
the chain. (see Port ID Numbering, page 19, for details).
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Rear View
KH1508i
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
KH1516i
1
2
3
4
5
6
8
7
No.
Component
Description
1
Power Socket
2
Power Switch
This rocker switch powers the unit on and off.
3
LAN Port
The cable that connects the KH1508i / KH1516i to the
Internet plugs in here. The LEDs indicate data transmission
speed: ORANGE for 10 Mbps; GREEN for 100 Mbps.
4
PON Port
This connector is provided for a Power over the Net™ (PON)
unit to plug into. A PON device allows computers attached to
the KH1508i / KH1516i to be booted remotely over the net.
Contact your dealer for more details.
5
Daisy Chain
Port
When Daisy Chaining Units (see Daisy Chaining, page 15),
the daisy chain cable plugs in here.
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Local Console If this is a Single Station installation, or if this is the First
Port Section
Station of a daisy chained installation, the keyboard, monitor,
and mouse that make up the Local Console plug in here.
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KVM Port
Section
The AC power cord plugs in here.
The Cat 5 cables that link to the KVM Adapter Cables (which
link to the computers) plug in here.
Chapter 2
Hardware Setup
Overview
For convenience and flexibility that allows mixing the PS/2, USB, and serial
device interfaces, as well as multiple platforms, the KH1508i / KH1516i's
design utilizes KVM Adapter Cables (CPU Modules), that serve as
intermediaries between the switch and the connected devices (refer to the
installation diagram on page 13).
A separate KVM Adapter Cable is required for each computer or device
connection. See KVM Adapter Cables, page 5 for the model numbers.
Before You Begin
1. Important safety information regarding the placement of this
device is provided on page 137. Please review it before
proceeding.
2. 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.
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Stacking and Rack Mounting
The KH1508i / KH1516i 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.
Stacking
The KH1508i / KH1516i can be placed on any appropriate level surface that
can safely support its weight plus the weight of its attached cables. To place the
KH1508i / KH1516i, 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 switch’s bottom panel at the corners, as
shown in the diagram, below:
Note: To ensure adequate ventilation, allow at least 5.1 cm on each side, and
12.7cm at the back for power cord and cable clearance.
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Rack Mounting
The KH1508i / KH1516i can be mounted in a 19" (1U) racks. The mounting
brackets can screw into either the front or the back of the unit so that it can
attach to the front or the back of the rack. To rack mount the unit:
1. Remove the screws at the front or the rear, as shown in the diagram below.
Phillips head hex
M3 x 6
Phillips head hex
M3 x 6
2. Screw the mounting brackets into the sides of the unit at the front or the
rear, as shown in the diagram below.
Phillips head hex
M3 x 8
Phillips head hex
M3 x 8
3. Slide the unit into the front or rear of the rack and secure it to the rack.
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Single Station Installation
In a Single Stage installation, there are no additional KVM switches daisy
chained down from the KH1508i / KH1516i. To set up a single stage
installation, refer to the installation diagrams starting on page 13 (the numbers
in the diagram correspond with the numbers of the instruction steps), and do
the following:
1. Plug your Local Console’s keyboard, monitor, and mouse into the unit’s
Console Ports. Each port is color coded and marked with an appropriate
icon to identify itself.
Note: The KH1508i / KH1516i does not support distances that exceed
20m between itself and the local monitor.
2. Use Cat. 5 cable to connect any available KVM port to a KVM Adapter
Cable that is appropriate for the computer you are installing (see KVM
Adapter Cables, page 5 for details).
Note: The KH1508i / KH1516i does not support distances that exceed
40m between itself and the KVM Adapter Cable.
3. Connect the KVM Adapter Cable to the computer.
Plug the connectors on the KVM Adapter Cable into the appropriate ports
of the computer you are installing. (See KVM Adapter Cable Installation
Diagrams, page 14 for connection examples.)
4. Plug the LAN or WAN cable into the KH1508i / KH1516i’s LAN port.
5. Plug the female end of the power cord into the KH1508i / KH1516i's
Power Socket; plug the male end into an AC power source.
6. Turn on the power to the KH1508i / KH1516i.
After the KH1508i / KH1516i is powered up, you can turn on the computers.
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Daisy Chaining
Up to 15 additional KH1508 / KH1516 KVM switches can be daisy chained
down from the KH1508i or KH1516i. As many as 256 computers can be
controlled from a single console in a complete installation.
Note: Aten ACS1208 / ACS1216 switches can also be installed on a KH1508i
/ KH1516i daisy chain.
To set up a daisy chained installation, do the following:
1. Use a daisy chain cable set 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.).
Note: 1. The KH1508i / KH1516i doesn’t have a Chain In port since it is
the highest level parent – it only has a Chain Out port.
2. Daisy chain cable sets require a separate purchase – see your
dealer for details.
3. The KH1508i / KH1516i does not support distances that exceed
100m between the first station and the last station.
2. Use Cat. 5 cable to connect any available KVM port to a KVM Adapter
Cable that is appropriate for the computer you are installing (see KVM
Adapter Cables, page 5 for details).
Note: The switches do not support distances that exceed 40 m between
themselves and the KVM Adapter Cable.
3. Connect the KVM Adapter Cable to the computer. Refer to the installation
diagram on the previous page for details.
4. Use the power cord supplied with this package to connect the KVM switch
to an AC power source.
5. Repeat steps 1–4 for any other switches you want to add to the chain.
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6. Power up the installation according to the following procedure:
a) Power up the First Station. Wait for the unit to ascertain its Station ID
and display it on the Station ID LED. (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.)
b) Power on each station in turn (Second Station, then Third Station, etc.).
In each case, wait for the Station ID to be ascertained and displayed
before powering on the next station.
c) After all the Stations are up, power on the computers.
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Basic Operation
Port Selection
KH1508i / KH1516i 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 Switch that corresponds to the
device you wish to access.
OSD
OSD (On Screen Display), provides a menu driven interface to the computer
switching procedure. The KH1508i / KH1516i provides two OSD systems: A
text-based OSD when you log in from a local console; and a graphical OSD
when you log in remotely over the internet. Local console OSD operation is
discussed in the next chapter; graphical OSD operation is discussed in
Chapter 7 for Windows and 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 Keyboard Port Operation,
page 34, for details.
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Hot Plugging
The KH1508i / KH1516i supports hot plugging – components can be removed
and added back into the installation by unplugging and replugging their cables
from their 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 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 OSD. See RESET STATION IDS,
page 29, 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 26, and the Port Setting selections under the F4
ADM function, page 29, for details.
Note: If the computer’s Operating System doesn’t support hot plugging, this
function may not work properly.
Hot Plugging Console Ports:
Keyboard, monitor, and mouse can all be hot plugged. When hot plugging
the mouse:
Š You may unplug the mouse and plug it back in again (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 6 on page 16.)
Note: If, after hot plugging (or at any other time), there is no response to
keyboard and/or mouse input, perform a Keyboard and Mouse Reset
by pressing in the Reset switch (see page 7).
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Powering Off and Restarting
If it becomes necessary to power off the KH1508i / KH1516i, or if the switch
loses power and needs to be restarted, before starting it back up you must
follow these procedures:
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.
2. Wait 10 seconds then power it back on. If you have shut down more than
one station, power up the highest station first and work your way down to
the lowest one. Wait for each station to display its Station ID on the front
panel LED before powering on the next one.
3. After the station(s) is (are) up, power the computers back on.
Port ID Numbering
Each computer on the installation is assigned a unique Port ID. The Port ID is
a one or two segment number that is determined by the Stage Level and KVM
Port number of the KVM switch that the computer is connected to.
The first segment represents the KVM Port number of the First Stage unit; the
second segment represents the KVM Port number of the Second Stage unit.
A computer attached to a First Stage unit has a one segment Port ID (from 1-16)
that corresponds to the KVM Port number that it is connected to.
A computer attached to a Second Stage unit has a two segment Port ID:
Š The second segment (from 1-16), represents the KVM Port number on the
Second Stage unit that the computer is connected to. The first segment
(from 1-16) represents the KVM Port number on the First Stage unit that
the Second Stage unit links back to.
Š For example, a Port ID of 12 - 3 refers to a computer that is connected to
KVM Port 3 of a Second Stage unit that links back to KVM Port 12 of the
First Stage unit.
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Local Console Operation
Overview
When setting up your KH1508i / KH1516i 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 26).
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 65 for details.
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The OSD Main Screen
After you successfully log in, a screen similar to the one below appears:
Note: 1. The screen depicts the Administrator's Main Screen. The User Main
Screen does not show the F4 or F6 function since it is 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 Port Access, page 67, for
details).
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OSD Navigation
Š To dismiss the menu, and deactivate the OSD, Click the X at the upper
right corner of the OSD Window; or press [Esc].
Š To Logout, Click F8 or the ZZZ symbol at the top of the Main Screen, or
press [F8].
Š The OSD uses a tree view. To see the ports for a particular station, click
the plus sign [ + ] in front of the Station Number or move the Highlight
Bar to the station then press [Enter]. The Port Number list drops down. To
dismiss the list, click the circle symbol [ o ] in front of the Station Number.
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
Heading
Explanation
SN-PN
This column lists the Port ID numbers (Station Number - Port Number)
for all the Computer 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 28), 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, page 29),
its name appears in this column.
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OSD Functions
OSD functions are used to configure and control the OSD. For example,
rapidly switching to any port; scanning only selected ports; limiting the list of
ports you wish to view; designating a port as a Quick View Port; managing port
names; or making 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, that match the
Name or Port ID pattern, regardless of the current List settings (see
F2 LIST, page 25, for details).
2. Port access rights are assigned via the remote OSD. See Port Access,
page 67, 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.
POWERED ON
Lists only the ports that have their attached computers Powered
On.
QVIEW
Lists only the ports that have been selected as Quick View Ports
(see SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, page 28).
QVIEW +
POWERED ON
Lists only the ports that have been selected as Quick View Ports
(see SET QUICK VIEW PORTS, page 28, 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 their own
working environment. A separate profile for each is stored by the OSD and is
activated according to the Username that is provided during Login.
To change a setting:
1. 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, 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 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 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
0–255 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 5 Seconds. A setting of 0 (zero) disables this
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).
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Setting
Function
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 32). Key in a value from 0–255 seconds, then press [Enter].
Default is 10 seconds; a setting of 0 disables the Scan function.
SCAN/SKIP
MODE
Selects which computers will be accessed under Skip Mode (see
F5 SKP, page 31), and Auto Scan Mode (see F7 SCAN, page 32).
Choices are:
ALL - All the Ports which have been set Accessible (see Port
Access, page 67);
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 28);
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
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 Keyboard Port
Operation, page 34). Choices are:
[Num Lock] + [–] or [Ctrl] + [F12]
The default is [Num Lock] + [–].
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).
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Setting
ACTIVATE
BEEPER
Function
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, page 32), or an invalid entry is made on an
OSD menu. The default is Y (activated).
SET QUICK
This function lets the Administrator select which Ports to include as
VIEW PORTS Quick View ports.
Š 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].
Š 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.
Š If one of the Quick View options is chosen for the LIST view (see F2
LIST, page 25), 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 27), only a Port that has been selected
here will be Auto Scanned.
The default is for no ports to be selected.
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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 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. Move the
Highlight Bar to the choice you want, 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
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:
Š All alpha characters: A–Z*
Š All numeric characters: 0–9
Š - 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 OSD Factory Default Settings,
page 152) – 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.
RESET
If you change the position of one of the Stations in the daisy chain, the
STATION IDS 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.
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Setting
Function
SET
OPERATING
SYSTEM
Specifies the operating platform of the computer attached to each port.
For each port, press the [Spacebar] to cycle through the choices (PC,
Mac, Sun, and Other). Repeat until all the ports have been set, then
press [Esc]. The default is PC.
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.
SET CAT 5
LENGTH
Lets you specify how long the Cat 5 cable between the port and the
KVM adapter cable is. Press [Spacebar] to cycle through the cable
length settings:
S: Short – for up to 25 m
M: Medium – for between 20 and 40 m
L: Long – for above 35 m
An S, M, or L appears next to the port to indicate the choice.
SET
KEYBOARD
LANGUAGE
Sets the keyboard language layout for the computers attached to each
port. Press [Spacebar] to cycle through the choices: English (US);
English (UK); French; German; Japanese; Korean; Traditional
Chinese; and Spanish. The default is English (US).
FIRMWARE
UPGRADE
In order to upgrade the KH1508i / KH1516i’s firmware (see KH1508i /
KH1516i Mainboard Upgrade, page 40) 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.
ADAPTER
UPGRADE
In order to upgrade an Adapter Cables’ firmware (see Adapter Cable
Upgrade, page 46), you must first enable its Upgrade Mode with this
setting. Press [Spacebar] to select the KVM Adapter Cable you want
to upgrade.
When you select a KVM Adapter Cable, its current firmware version
levels display. Select Y to enable Firmware Upgrade Mode, or N to
leave this menu without enabling it.
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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.
Š 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 page 26).
Š 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 page 27).
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 the [Spacebar] or [Esc].
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F6 IP
This function allows you to select whether to assign the KH1508i / KH1516i’s
IP address dynamically (DHCP), or to give it a fixed IP address. Press [Enter]
to toggle between the choices.
If you toggle DHCP Enable to Off, specify the IP, Mask, and Gateway in the
appropriate fields.
Press [Esc] to exit after you have finished with your choice.
F7 SCAN
Pressing [F7] invokes Auto Scan Mode. This function allows you to
automatically switch 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 page 26).
Š The amount of time that each Port displays for is set with the Scan
Duration setting under the F3 SET function (see page 26). When you
want to stop at a particular location, press the [Spacebar] 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 by pressing P. See Invoking Auto
Scan, page 37, for details.
Š To exit Auto Scan Mode, press [Spacebar] or [Esc].
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F8 LOUT
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 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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Keyboard Port Operation
Overview
In addition to the OSD, the KH1508i / KH1516i also supports port control
directly from the keyboard with the use of hotkey combinations.
Hotkey port control allows you to provide KVM focus to a particular computer
directly from the keyboard. The KH1508i / KH1516i provides the following
Hotkey Port Control features:
Š Selecting the Active Port
Š Auto Scanning
Š Skip Mode Switching
Š Beeping to indicate a port switch
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: The minus key must be released within one half second, otherwise
Hotkey invocation is cancelled and it has no effect.
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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 yellow 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.
Selecting the Active Port
Each Computer Port is assigned a Port ID (see Port ID Numbering, page 19).
You can directly access any computer on the installation with a Hotkey
combination that specifies the Port ID of the Computer Port that the computer
is connected to. The steps involved are:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 34).
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.
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Auto Scanning
Auto Scan automatically switches among all the active Computer Ports that are
accessible to the currently logged on User at regular intervals, so that he can
monitor their activity automatically. (See SCAN/SKIP MODE of the OSD F3
SET function, page 26 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 page 26). You can
change the scan interval before activating Hotkey Auto Scanning, if you wish,
with the following Hotkey combination:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 34).
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 for the dwell time.
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 Hotkey Mode (see page 34).
2. Press [A].
After you press A, you automatically exit Hotkey Mode, and 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 by pressing P or clicking
with 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 click with the mouse.
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
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 Hotkey Mode (see page 34).
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 27, 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 [NumLock] + [-] combination
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 Beeper Control
The Beeper (see ACTIVATE BEEPER, page 28) can be Hotkey toggled On and
Off. When the beeper is set to On, the KH1508i / KH1516i beeps when it
switches ports. To toggle the Beeper, key in the following Hotkey
combination:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode (see page 34).
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.
Hotkey Summary Table
The following table summarizes Hotkey operations on the KH1508i /
KH1516i:
[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 0–255.
[A]
Invokes Auto Scan Mode.
When Auto Scan Mode is in effect, [P] pauses
Auto Scanning.
When Auto Scanning is paused, pressing any
key 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.
[↓]
Invokes Skip Mode and skips from the current
port to the first accessible port of the next
Station.
[B]
Toggles the Beeper On or Off.
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Firmware Upgrade
KH1508i / KH1516i Mainboard Upgrade
New firmware upgrade packages are posted on our website as they become
available. Check the website regularly to find the latest packages and
information relating to them. This chapter explains how to upgrade the
KH1508i / KH1516i’s mainboard firmware.
Note: When you upgrade the mainboard firmware, you must upgrade the
browser firmware to the latest version (if it isn’t already at the latest
version). Upgrading the browser firmware is described on page 56.
Before You Begin
To prepare for the firmware upgrade, do the following:
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 to get a list
of available firmware upgrade files.
2. Choose the mainboard firmware upgrade file and download it to your
computer. It will have a name like kh1508i-1516i_main_v.xxxx.exe
(where xxxx stands for the version number). The higher the number the
newer the file.
3. Use the Firmware Upgrade Cable (provided with this unit), to connect a
COM port on your computer to the Firmware Upgrade Port of the
KH1508i / KH1516i.
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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 page 21) and
select the F4ADM function.
6. Scroll down to FIRMWARE UPGRADE. Press [Enter], then press [Y] to
invoke Firmware Upgrade Mode (see page 30) For your reference, the
current firmware upgrade version displays on the screen.
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 keying in the full
path to it.
The Firmware Upgrade Utility Welcome screen appears:
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 Utility inspects your installation. All the devices capable of being
upgraded by the package are listed in the Device List panel.
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4. After you have made your selection(s), Click Next to perform the upgrade.
Š 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.
Š As the Upgrade proceeds status messages appear in the Status
Messages panel, and the progress toward completion is shown on the
Progress bar.
Š To abort the upgrade procedure before it completes, click Cancel.
If you cancel before completion, a dialog box appears warning you that
quitting at this point may cause the device’s firmware to be lost, and
you are given the option to proceed or abort the cancel operation.
To recover from a “lost firmware” situation, see Firmware Upgrade
Recovery, page 45.
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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 failed to complete successfully a dialog box appears asking if
you want to retry. Click Yes to retry. If you Click No, the Upgrade Failed
screen appears:
Click Cancel to close the Firmware Upgrade Utility. See the next section,
Firmware Upgrade Recovery, for how to proceed.
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Firmware Upgrade Recovery
There are basically four conditions that call for firmware upgrade recovery:
1. When a firmware upgrade procedure is interrupted due to a power failure
or loss of network connection.
2. When the unit’s firmware becomes corrupted for some reason and you are
unable to operate it.
3. When you invoke Firmware Upgrade Mode (see FIRMWARE UPGRADE,
page 30), but decide not to proceed with the upgrade.
4. When a firmware upgrade procedure fails.
To perform a firmware upgrade recovery, do the following:
1. Slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch (see page 7) to the Recover
position.
2. Power off and restart the switch according to the instructions given in the
Powering Off and Restarting section (see page 19).
3. Repeat the upgrade procedure starting with Starting the Upgrade, page 41.
4. When the upgrade ends, power off the switch
5. Slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch back to the Normal
position.
6. Restart the switch according to the instructions given in the Powering Off
and Restarting section (see page 19).
Note: 1. In condition 1, mentioned above, the IP module may fail and require
a special procedure to recover. In that case, see IP Module Firmware
Upgrade Recovery, page 154, for how to proceed.
2. If one of the daisy chained units fails to upgrade, unchain it from the
installation and perform the recovery and upgrade operation on it
independently. After it has been successfully upgraded, plug it back
into the chain.
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Adapter Cable Upgrade
The firmware for the KA9520, KA9570, and KA9130 KVM Adapter Cables
can also be upgraded. Check the web site regularly to find the latest packages
and information relating to them:
Before You Begin
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.
Note: The upgrade files for the three adapter cables aren’t packaged
separately. A single upgrade package provides the upgrade files for
all of them.
3. Use the Firmware Upgrade Cable (provided with this unit), to connect a
COM port on your computer to the Firmware Upgrade Port of the
KH1508i / KH1516i.
4. From your KVM switch console, bring up the OSD (see page 21) and
select the F4ADM function.
5. Scroll down to ADAPTER UPGRADE. Press [Enter].
6. In the screen that comes up, press [Y] to invoke Upgrade Mode.
Note: 1. A message appears reminding you to connect an adapter cable.
The upgrade takes place via the Cat 5 cable that connects the
adapter cable to the KVM switch, however, so there is no need to
connect a separate firmware upgrade cable. If all the adapter
cables you want to upgrade have already been connected to the
switch, simply ignore the message.
2. All the connected adapter cables get upgraded during a single
upgrade session.
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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 keying in the full
path to it.
The Firmware Upgrade Utility Welcome screen appears (see page 41).
2. Read and Agree to the License Agreement (enable the I Agree radio
button), then Click Next to continue. The Firmware Upgrade Utility main
screen appears:
The Utility inspects your installation. All the devices capable of being
upgraded by the package are listed in the Device List panel.
3. After all the devices have been listed, 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.
Note: At the completion of the upgrade the KH1508i / KH1516i restarts.
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Adapter Cable Firmware Upgrade Recovery
There are basically four conditions that call for firmware upgrade recovery:
Š When the unit’s firmware becomes corrupted for some reason and you are
unable to operate it.
Š When you invoke Adapter Upgrade Mode (see ADAPTER UPGRADE,
page 30), but decide not to proceed with the upgrade.
Š When a firmware upgrade procedure is interrupted.
Š When a firmware upgrade procedure fails.
To perform a firmware upgrade recovery, do the following:
1. Unplug the Adapter Cable from the computer it is connected to.
2. Slide its Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch (located next to the Cat 5
connector) to the Recover position.
3. Plug the adapter cable back into the computer.
4. From your KVM switch console, bring up the OSD (see page 21) and
select the F4ADM function.
5. Scroll down to ADAPTER UPGRADE. Press [Enter].
6. Press [Y] to invoke Upgrade Mode.
7. Repeat the upgrade procedure starting with Starting the Upgrade:,
page 47.
8. After the upgrade completes and the switch restarts, unplug the Adapter
Cable from the computer and slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery
Switch back to the Normal position.
9. Plug the adapter cable back into the computer.
This completes the recovery procedure.
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Browser Login
Overview
An On Screen Display (OSD) interface governs remote KH1508i / KH1516i
administration as well as user configuration and port switching operations. The
OSD can be accessed either with a Windows-based client or a Java-based
client. In order to perform remote operations, you must first log in via an
Internet browser to connect to the KH1508i / KH1516i.
Logging In
To log in from an Internet browser:
1. Open the browser and specify the IP address of the KH1508i / KH1516i in
the URL bar.
Note: If you don't know the IP address, get it from the KH1508i / KH1516i
administrator.
2. When the Security Alert dialog box appears, accept the certificate – it can
be trusted. (See Trusted Certificates, page 148, for details.)
3. A login page appears:
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4. Provide a valid Username and Password (set up by the KH1508i /
KH1516i administrator – see User Management, page 65), then Click
Login to continue.
Note: 1. If you supply an invalid login, the authentication routine will
return a message stating, Invalid Username or Password. Please
try again. If you exceed the number of login failures set by the
administrator, a message stating that The page cannot be
displayed, appears. This is done to confuse and discourage
hackers from trying to discover a valid Username and Password.
If you see this message, try logging in again being careful with the
Username and Password.
2. 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 65).
After you have successfully logged in, the KH1508i / KH1516i Main Web
page appears with the General dialog box displayed:
Note: This is the same dialog box that appears whenever you click the General
icon at the top left of the page.
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Web Page Layout
The General Dialog Box
An explanation of the dialog box fields is given in the table below:
Field
Purpose
Device Name
To make it easier to manage installations that have more than
one KH1508i / KH1516i, each one can be given a name. The
name that was assigned by the administrator to this unit displays
here.
MAC Address
The KH1508i / KH1516i's MAC Address displays here.
Firmware Version
Indicates the KH1508i / KH1516i's current firmware version
level. New versions of the KH1508i / KH1516i's firmware can be
downloaded from our website as they become available. See
Upgrading the Browser Firmware, page 56, for details.
Network Transfer
Rate
Displays the currently selected rate for data transmission. The
network transfer rate is administrator selectable – see Network
Transfer Rate, page 71.
Reset on exit
To save any configuration/administration changes that you have
made in the KH1508i / KH1516i's OSD, place a check here to
have the KH1508i / KH1516i implement the changes you have
made and reset itself when you log out.
Note: This checkbox is only enabled for users who have
administration privileges.
Last IP from DHCP
server
Displays the current IP address of the KH1508i / KH1516i.
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Web Page Icons
The purpose of the other icons at the top of the web page are explained in the
table below:
Icon
Function
Sync: Click this icon to synchronize the KH1508i /
KH1516i's time with your computer's time.
Š If both are in the same time zone, the device's time is
changed to match the computer's time.
Š If they are in different time zones, the device's time is
changed to match the computer's time, except that the
time zone difference is still maintained.
Maintenance: Click this icon to install new versions of the
KH1508i / KH1516i's firmware (See Upgrading the Browser
Firmware, page 56, for details)’ or download your own
private encryption key and signed certificate (See Private
Certificate, page 57, for details)
Note: The Maintenance icon only displays for users with
administrative permission. It doesn't appear on the web
pages of users who don't have the proper permission.
Logout: You should always click this icon to log out and end
your KH1508i / KH1516i session. If you close the browser
without first logging out, you will have to wait approximately
one minute before logging in again.
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Web Page Buttons
The purpose of the buttons at the left of the web page are explained in the table
below:
Icon
Purpose
Click this button to download the software to remotely
control the KH1508i / KH1516i and the devices connected to
it.
Note: This isn't permanent. It becomes unusable once you
exit the webpage. You must download a new Windows
Client each time you log in from your browser.
For platform independence, the Java client allows users that
have Java installed to connect to the KH1508i / KH1516i.
Click this button to download the Java Client software to
remotely control the KH1508i / KH1516i and the devices
connected to it.
Note: This Java Client isn't permanent. It becomes
unusable once you exit the webpage. You must download a
new Java Client each time you log in from your browser.
In some instances, administrators don't want the KH1508i /
KH1516i to be accessible by browser. Clicking this button
allows the user to download the API version of the Windows
Client. Once a user has downloaded the API program, the
administrator can turn off browser access. API operation is
discussed in Chapter 10.
In some instances, administrators don't want the KH1508i /
KH1516i to be accessible by browser. Clicking this button
allows the user to download the API version of the Java
Client. Once a user has downloaded the API program, the
administrator can turn off browser access. API operation is
discussed in Chapter 10.
Clicking this button allows the administrator to download
and install the Log Server application. See Chapter 9 for Log
Server details.
If a Power on the NET™ (PON) module is connected to the
KH1508i / KH1516i, clicking this button brings up it's
interface.
All the events that take place on the KH1508i / KH1516i are
recorded in a log file. Clicking this icon displays the contents
of the log file.
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Upgrading the Browser Firmware
New firmware upgrade packages are posted on our website as they become
available. Check the website regularly to find the latest packages and
information relating to them. This section describes how to upgrade the
KH1508i / KH1516i’s browser firmware.
Note: 1. Upgrading the firmware is an administration function and requires
administrator privileges.
2. When you upgrade the browser firmware, you must upgrade the
mainboard firmware to the latest version (if it isn’t already at the
latest version). Upgrading the mainboard firmware is described on
page 40.
To upgrade the firmware, do the following:
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 to get a list of
available firmware upgrade files.
2. Choose the browser firmware upgrade file and download it to your
computer. It will have a name like kh1508i-1516i_browser_v.xxxx.csf
(where xxxx stands for the version number). The higher the number the
newer the file.
3. Open your browser and log in to the KH1508i / KH1516i.
4. Click the Maintenance icon (see page 54) to open the Firmware
configuration dialog box:
5. Click Browse; navigate to the directory that the new firmware file is in
and select the file.
6. Click Upload.
7. After the upload completes, click the Logout icon at the top right of the
web page to exit and reset the KH1508i / KH1516i.
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Private Certificate
When logging in over a secure (SSL) connection, a signed certificate is used to
verify that the user is logging in to the intended site. For enhanced security, the
Private Certificate section allows you to use your own private encryption key
and signed certificate, rather than the default ATEN certificate.
To do this, click the Maintenance icon (see page 54) to open the Private
Certificate dialog box:
There are two methods for establishing your private certificate: generating a
self-signed certificate; and importing a third-party certificate authority (CA)
signed certificate.
Generating a Self-Signed Certificate
If you wish to create your own self-signed certificate, a free utility –
openssl.exe – is available for download over the web. See Self-Signed Private
Certificates, page 151 for details about using OpenSSL to generate your own
private key and SSL certificate.
Obtaining a CA Signed SSL Server Certificate
For the greatest security, we recommend using a third party certificate
authority (CA) signed certificate. To obtain a third party signed certificate, go
to a CA (Certificate Authority) website to apply for an SSL certificate. After
the CA sends you the certificate, save it to a convenient location on your
computer.
Importing the Private Certificate
To import the private certificate, do the following:
1. Click Browse to the right of Private Key; browse to where your private
encryption key file is located; and select it.
2. Click Browse to the right of Certificate; browse to where your certificate
file is located; and select it.
Click Upload to complete the procedure.
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Activating the OSD
Windows Client
After you have successfully logged in (see Logging In, page 51), to activate the
browser-based OSD do the following:
1. Click the button (the one without the arrow) at the left of the web page.
Note: 1. You must have DirectX 8.0 or higher installed on your computer.
If not, the Windows Client will not load. If you don't already have it,
DirectX is available for free download from Microsoft's website:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads.
2. The Windows Client button with the arrow is for running the AP
version of the Windows Client (see Chapter 10, AP Operation for
more details).
2. When a connection to the KH1508i / KH1516i has been established a
screen similar to the one below appears:
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The OSD consists of three pages – Main, Configuration, and Administration.
The Administration and Configuration pages are discussed in Chapter 6. The
Main page is discussed in the The User Interface chapter, on page 85.
Note: 1. The Administration tab is disabled for users who don't have
administration permission.
2. There is a small Windows Client Control Panel at the lower right. The
control panel is discussed in detail on page 86.
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Java Client
After you have successfully logged in (see page 51), to activate the Java Client
OSD do the following:
1. Click the Java Client button (the one without the arrow) at the left of the
web page.
Note: You must have Sun's Java JRE 6 update 3 or higher installed on your
computer before running the Java Client. Java is available for free
download from the Sun Java website: http://java.sun.com.
2. Accept the security certificates.
3. When the browser dialog asks what to do with the program file, click
Open.
Note: 1. If the browser cannot run the file, save it to disk, instead. Then,
with your browser still open to the KH1508i / KH1516i web page,
run the file from your disk.
2. If you use the save to disk method, for security purposes, you
cannot simply run a previously downloaded version of the
program. Each time you want to access the KH1508i / KH1516i,
you must log in to the web page with a valid username and
password to download a fresh copy of the program.
After a second or two, an Authentication progress window appears:
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Once the authentication procedure completes successfully, the OSD Main
Screen comes up in the center of your monitor. This is the same OSD that
appears when the Windows Client is invoked.
As with the Windows Client, the OSD consists of three pages – Main,
Configuration, and Administration. The Administration and Configuration
pages are discussed in Chapter 6. The Main page is discussed in the The User
Interface chapter, on page 85.
Note: 1. The Administration tab is disabled for users who don't have
administration permission.
2. Instead of a control panel like the one that the Windows Client uses, the
Java Client has a hidden control panel, located at the bottom center of
the screen. The panel becomes visible when the mouse pointer is
moved over it. The functions of the Control Panel icons are described
in the The User Interface chapter, on page 86.
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Administration and Configuration
Overview
The remote OSD's Administration page lets the Administrator (and users with
administration permission - see User Management, page 65) configure and
control overall KH1508i / KH1516i operations. The tab that activates the page
is disabled (grayed out) for users who do not have administration permission.
The OSD Configuration page allows users to set up their own, individual,
working environments. The KH1508i / KH1516i 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 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 dialog box appears:
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General
The General Page presents four items of information. This is the same
information that displays after you log in from a browser, or when you click the
General 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.
MAC Address
This item displays the KH1508i / KH1516i’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.
Last IP from
DHCP Server
If the switch is on a network that uses DHCP assigned IP
addresses, this item is a convenient way of ascertaining what its IP
address is, to inform the Users which IP to use when they want to
log in to the KH1508i / KH1516i.
Note: If the switch has a fixed IP address, this item doesn’t appear.
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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:
Fill in the required information for a new profile, or modify the existing
information to edit a previous profile.
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A description of the field headings is given in the table below:
Heading
Description
Username
A minimum of 6 and a maximum of 16 characters is allowed.
Password
A minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 characters is allowed.
Note: For Local Console logins, only A–Z, 0–9, and Space may be
used in the password. You will be unable to log in if the password
contains characters other than these. Remote login passwords do
not have this restriction.
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 user information that you may wish to include.
Admin
Enabling this gives the user Administrator level access to the
KH1508i / KH1516i. All permissions are granted. (See
Permissions, in this table.)
User
Enabling this gives the user User level access to the KH1508i /
KH1516i. Windows Client, Power Manager, and Java Client
permissions are granted. (See Permissions, in this table.)
Select
This button is automatically enabled if the permission choices
selected by the Administrator (in the panel just below) do not
match the default access level choices for Admin or User.
Permissions
These are used together with the Select radio button to set up
permissions that differ from the defaults for Admin and User.
1. Checking Administration gives a User administration privileges,
which allows him to set up and modify the KH1508i / KH1516i's
Administration page settings.
2. Checking Windows Client allows a user to access the KH1508i
/ KH1516i via the Windows Client software. By default, all
users may access the KH1508i / KH1516i via the Windows
Client software.
3. Checking Log allows a User to view and query the log file. The
Log and Log Server buttons appear on the Main web page of
Users who have Log permission (see the screenshot on
page 52).
4. Checking Power Manager allows a User to connect to Power
on the Net™ devices. The PON button appears on the Main
web page of Users who have Power Manager permission (see
the screenshot on page 52).
5. Checking Java client allows a User to access the KH1508i /
KH1516i via the Java Client software.
6. Checking Force to Grayscale, allows a User to change the
remote display for all users to grayscale. This can speed up I/O
transfer in low bandwidth situations. The default is Disabled.
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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:
Š Click + to expand a Station and show a list of its ports
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Š The access rights choices are explained in he table, below:
Choice
Description
Full
The user can view the remote screen and can perform operations
on the remote system from his keyboard and monitor.
View Only
The user can only view the remote screen; he cannot perform any
operations on it.
None
No access rights - the Port will not show up on the User's list on the
Main Screen.
Š 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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Service Configuration
The Service Configuration dialog is composed of two main panels: Access Port
and Log Server:
Access Port
As a security measure, if a firewall is being used, the Administrator can specify
the port numbers that the firewall will allow, and set the firewall accordingly.
Users must specify the port number when they log in to the KH1508i /
KH1516i. If an invalid port number (or no port number) is specified, the
KH1508i / KH1516i 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
from the Windows Client software program. Valid entries are
from 1024–65535. The default is 9000.
HTTP
The port number for a browser login. The default is 80.
HTTPS
The port number for a secure browser login. 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 access ports cannot have the same value. You must set a different
value for each one.
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Log Server
Important transactions that occur on the KH1508i / KH1516i, such as logins
and internal status messages, are kept in an automatically generated log file.
Specify the MAC address and a port number for the computer that the Log
Server resides on in this panel. The valid port range is 0-65535. The default
port number is 9001.
Installation and operation of the Log Server is discussed in Chapter 9. The Log
File is discussed on page 115.
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Network
The Network dialog is used to specify the KH1508i / KH1516i's network
environment.
Network Transfer Rate
Set the rate at which the KH1508i / KH1516i transfers data to remote
computers. The range is from 8 to 99999 Kilobytes per second (KBps).
IP Address
The KH1508i / KH1516i 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.
DNS Server
Š For automatic DNS Server address assignment, select the Obtain DNS
Server address automatically, radio button.
Š To specify the DNS Server address manually, select the Use the following
DNS Server radio button, and fill in the addresses for the Primary and
Alternate DNS servers.
Note: Specifying at the primary DNS Server address is mandatory. The
alternate DNS Server address is optional.
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Advanced Network Management Settings
The Advanced Network Management Settings page allows you to set up login
authentication and authorization management from external sources. Click on
the ANMS icon to select RADIUS, LDAP, or CC (Control Center)
Management.
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Radius
If you are using a RADIUS server, set up its parameters as follows:
1. Check Enable Radius.
2. Fill in the IP addresses and Service Ports for the Primary and Alternate
RADIUS servers.
3. Set the time in seconds that the KH1508i / KH1516i waits for a RADIUS
server reply before it times out in the Timeout field.
4. Set the number of RADIUS retries allowed in the Retries field.
5. Key the Shared Secret character string that you want to use for
authentication between the KH1508i / KH1516i and the RADIUS Server
in this field.
6. Set the access rights for each user on the RADIUS server according to the
information in the table on the next page.
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RADIUS Server Access Rights Table:
Character
Meaning
C
Grants the user administrator privileges – allowing system configuration.
W
Allows the user to access the system via the Windows Client program.
J
Allows the user to access the system via the Java Client program.
P
Allows the user to access an attached Power Over the Net™ device.
L
Allows the user to access log information via the user’s browser.
PN
Restricts the user from accessing specified ports on the OSD port list.
Syntax: PN/1/2/3/4 (etc.)
PV
Limits the User to only being able to view specified ports on the OSD
port list.
Syntax: PV/1/2/3/4 (etc.)
UHK
Defines the OSD Hotkey (see page 84).
UHK0: Scroll Lock + Scroll Lock
UHK1: Ctrl + Ctrl
UOL
Defines the OSD List Function
UOL0: All
UOL1: Powered On
UOL2: Quick View
UOL3: Quick View +Powered On
UODM
Selects how the Port ID displays (see page 84).
UODM0: Port Number + Port Name
UODM1: Port Number
UODM2: Port Name
UODT
Determines the length of time in seconds that the Port ID displays on
the monitor after a port change (see page 84).
Syntax: UODTn (where n represents a number from 0-255)
The default is 10 seconds.
UBUZ
Turns the beeper off or on (see page 84).
UBUZ0: Beeper Off
UBUZ1: Beeper On
ULT
Sets the Logout Timeout. When there is no input from the user for the
amount of time set with this function, the user is automatically logged
out and will need to log in again. The valid Logout Timeout range is from
0-180 minutes.
Syntax: ULTn (where n represents a number from 0 to 180 minutes.
The default is 30 minutes.
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Character
USM
Meaning
Selects which computers the User can access under Auto Scan Mode
(see Scan Select, page 84).
USM0: All
USM1: Powered On
USM2: Quick View
USM3: Quick View + Powered On
UST
Determines the length of time in seconds the KVM focus dwells on each
port in Auto Scan Mode (see Scan Duration, page 84).
Syntax: USTn (where n represents a number from 0–255)
Note: 1. Characters are not case sensitive. Upper or lower case works equally
well.
2. Characters are comma delimited.
3. An invalid character in the configuration string will prohibit access to
the KH1508i / KH1516i for the user.
RADIUS Server Access Rights Examples:
c,w,p
User has administrator privileges; user can access the system via the
Windows Client; user can manage the attached Power over the NET
device.
w,j,l
User can access the system via the Windows Client; user can access
the system via the Java Client; user can access log information via the
user’s browser.
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LDAP Settings
To allow authentication and authorization for the KH1508i / KH1516i via
LDAP / LDAPS, set the parameters as follows:
1. Check the box to enable LDAP / LDAPS authentication and authorization.
2. Click a radio button to specify whether to use LDAP or LDAPS
3. 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.
4. Set the time in seconds that the KH1508i / KH1516i waits for an LDAP or
LDAPS server reply before it times out.
5. Consult the LDAP / LDAPS administrator to ascertain the appropriate
entry for this field. For example, the entry might look like this:
ou=kh1516i,dc=aten,dc=com
6. Key in the LDAP administrator’s username.
7. Key in the LDAP administrator’s password.
Set the distinguished name of the search base. This is the domain name where
the search starts for user names.
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CC Management Settings
To allow authorization for the KH1508i / KH1516i 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.
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Security
The Security page controls access to the KH1508i / KH1516i.
IP and MAC Filtering
Š If any filters have been configured, they appear in the IP Filter and/or
MAC Filter list boxes.
Š IP and MAC Filters control access to the KH1508i / KH1516i 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.
Š To add a filter, click New. A dialog box similar to the ones below appears:
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Note: Each IP filter can consist of a single address, or a range of addresses.
To filter a single IP address, key in the same address in both the
From and To fields. To filter a continuous range of IP addresses, key
in the start of the range in the From field; key in the end of the range
in the To field.
After you specify the filter addresses, click OK.
Š To delete a filter, select it in the IP Filter and/or MAC Filter list boxes and
click Remove.
Š To modify a filter, select it in the IP Filter and/or MAC Filter list boxes
and click Edit. The Edit dialog box is similar to the New dialog box.
When it comes up, simply delete the old address and replace it with the
new one.
Default Web Page Name
Š The Default web page name entry field lets the Administrator specify a
login string (in addition to the IP address) that the user must include when
accessing the KH1508i / KH1516i with a browser. For example:
192.168.0.126/abcdefg
Š The user must include the forward slash and the string along with the IP
address. For security purposes, we recommend that you change this string
from time to time.
Note: If no login string is specified here, anyone will be able to access the
KH1508i / KH1516i login page using the IP address alone. This
makes your installation less secure.
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Customization
The Customization dialog box is arranged in four major sections, as described
below:
Login Failures
Š Allowed: sets the number of consecutive failed login attempts that are
permitted from a remote computer.
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.
Working Mode
Š If Stealth Mode is enabled, the KH1508i / KH1516i cannot be pinged.
Š To permit browser access to the KH1508i / KH1516i, click to put a check
mark in the Enable Browser checkbox. If browser access is not enabled,
users will not be able to log into the unit via their browsers.
Š If Multiuser Operation is enabled, up to 32 users can simultaneously
access the KH1508i / KH1516i.
Š If Set default to grayscale is enabled, the remote display is changed to
grayscale. This can speed up I/O transfer in low bandwidth situations.
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I/O Modules
Clicking the Attributes button in the I/O Modules section brings up a dialog
box that allows you to set attribute parameters for each of the ports:
Note: KVM Adapter Cables are referred to as I/O Modules in these dialog
boxes.
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
system that the computer on the connected port is using. Choices are PC,
Mac, Sun, and Other. The default is PC.
Š The next column specifies the OS language that the computer on the
connected port is using. Choices are US English, UK English, French,
German, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese. The default
is US English.
Š The third column specifies the length of the Cat5 cable that is used to
connect the computer to the port. Choices are Short (less than 25m),
Medium (20–40m), and Long (greater than 35m). The default is Short.
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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Timeout
The Timeout setting applies to ports with the Occupy I/O attribute. It controls
the amount of time (0-255 seconds) that elapses before an inactive user is timed
out when other users are waiting to take control of the port. Once the first user
becomes inactive (i.e. stops sending keyboard and mouse input), it begins to
countdown the amount of time specified in the Timeout field. If the user does
not send input before the time expires, that user is timed out and the port is
released. The next user to send mouse or keyboard input gains control of the
port.
To apply Timeout settings:
1. Click Attributes... on the Customization dialog box. The Setting I/O
Attributes dialog box appears (see I/O Modules, page 81).
2. In the Timeout field, enter the Timeout time in seconds.
3. Click Apply. (To exit without saving your changes, click Cancel.)
Note: The Timeout setting applies to all ports on the KH1508i / KH1516i.
Miscellaneous
The functions performed by the remaining elements at the bottom of the screen
are described in the table, below:
Parameter
Explanation
Reset on Exit
Place a check here to have the KH1508i / KH1516i 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.
Note: For some changes the Reset on exit check box is
automatically selected and the KVM switch will reset when you log
out. Clearing the check mark before logging out will cause the new
settings to be discarded.
Reset Values
Clicking this button undoes all changes that have been made to the
Configuration and Administration pages (except for the Port Names
that were assigned to the Ports) and returns the parameters to the
original factory default settings (see OSD Factory Default Settings,
page 152).
Clear Name List
This function clears the Port Name settings.
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The Configuration Page
The OSD Configuration page allows users to set up their own, individual,
working environments. The KH1508i / KH1516i 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
OSD Hotkey
Selects which Hotkey controls 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.
ID Display
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. You can choose an amount from 0 - 255
seconds. The default is 5 Seconds.
Check the Always On box to constantly show the ID display.
Scan Select
Selects which computers will be accessed under Auto Scan Mode (see
Auto Scanning, page 112). Choices are: ALL - All the Ports which
have been set Accessible (see Port Access, page 67); 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 28,); 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 Scanning,
page 112). Key in a value from 0 - 255 seconds. The default is 10
seconds; a setting of 0 disables the Scan function.
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 KH1508i / KH1516i 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 Scanning,
page 112), or when an invalid entry is made on an OSD menu. The
default is ON.
Change
Password
Allows a user to change the account password. After clicking the
Change Password button, a dialog box appears. Enter the old
password. Then, enter a new password and confirm it by entering it
again. Press OK to save changes, or press Cancel to discard changes.
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Overview
Once you have successfully logged in (see Logging In, page 51), activate the
browser-based OSD. The look of the user interface main page varies slightly,
depending on which method you used to log in (Windows Client or Java
Client). The functions are described fully in the sections that follow.
The Main Page
After you switch to the KH1508i / KH1516i (see page 58), the OSD comes up
with the Main page and Windows Client Control Panel displayed:
The OSD consists of three pages – Main, Configuration, and Administration.
Administration and Configuration are discussed in Chapter 6.
Note: 1. The Administration tab is disabled for users who don't have
administration permission.
2. There is a small Control Panel that appears above the Main page when
you mouse over the top toolbar. This control panel is discussed in
detail on page 86.
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Windows Client Control Panel
The control panel consists of an icon bar at the top, with two text bars below it.
Initially, the text bars display the video resolution and IP address of the device
at the remote location. As the mouse pointer moves over the icons in the icon
bar, however, the text bar information changes to describe the icon's function.
The functions that the icons perform are described in the table below.
The Control Panel functions are described in the table below:
Icon
Function
This is a toggle. Click to make the Control Panel persistent – i.e., it
always displays on top of other screen elements. Click again to have it
display normally.
Click to bring up the Macros dialog box (see page 88 for details).
Click to bring up the Video Options dialog box. Right-click to perform a
quick Auto Sync (see Video Settings, page 93, for details).
Toggles the display between Full Screen Mode and Windowed Mode.
Click to take a snapshot (screen capture) of the remote display. See
Snapshot, page 101, for details on configuring the Snapshot
parameters.
Click to bring up the Message Board (see The Message Board,
page 96).
Click to send a Ctrl+Alt+Del signal to the remote system.
Click to bring up the on-screen keyboard (see The On-Screen
Keyboard, page 98).
Click to display a dropdown Macro List of User macros. Access and run
macros more conveniently rather than using the Macros dialog box (see
the Macros icon in the table above, and the Macros section on page 88).
Click to bring up the Control Panel Configuration dialog box. See
Control Panel Configuration, page 100, for details on configuring the
Control Panel.
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Icon
Function
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.
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Macros
The Macros icon provides access to three functions found in the
Macros dialog box: Hotkeys, User Macros, and System Macros. Each
of these functions is described in the following sections.
Hotkeys
Various actions related to manipulating the remote server can be accomplished
with hotkeys. Selecting the Hotkeys radio button lets you configure which
hotkeys perform the actions.
The actions are listed to the left; the hotkeys that invoke them are shown to the
right. Use the checkbox to the left of an action’s name to enable or disable its
hotkey.
If you find the default Hotkey combinations inconvenient, you can reconfigure
them as follows:
1. Highlight an Action, then click Set Hotkey.
2. Press your selected Function keys (one at a time). The key names appear in
the Hotkeys field as you press them.
3. When you have finished keying in your sequence, click Save.
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Š To reset all the hotkeys to their default values, click Reset; to cancel
setting a hotkey value, click Cancel; to clear an action’s Hotkeys field,
click Clear.
Š You can use the same function keys for more than one action, as long as
the first key is not the same. For example, you can use F1 F2 F3 for one
action; F2 F1 F3 for another; F3 F2 F1 for a third, etc.
Note: You must press and release the keys one key at a time.
An explanation of the Hotkey actions is given in the table below:
Action
Explanation
Exit remote location
Breaks the connection to the KH1508i
returns you to local operation.
Adjust Video
Brings up the video adjustment utility.
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Toggle OSD
Toggles the Control Panel Off and On.
Toggle mouse 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 shrink the non-functioning pointer down to a barely
noticeable tiny circle, which can be ignored. Since this
function is a toggle, use the hotkeys again to bring the mouse
display back to its original configuration.
Adjust mouse
This utility synchronizes the local and remote mouse
movements following a video resolution change. After
invoking this utility, simply click the local mouse pointer on top
of the remote mouse pointer.
Video Auto-sync
This combination performs an auto-sync operation. It is the
same as clicking the Auto-sync button in the Video Options
dialog box (see Video Settings, page 93).
Show/Hide Local
Cursor
Toggles the display of your local mouse pointer off and on.
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].
Substitute Ctrl key
If your local computer captures Ctrl key combinations,
preventing them from being sent to the remote system, you
can implement their effects on the remote system by
specifying a function key to substitute for the Ctrl key. If you
substitute the F11 key, for example, pressing [F11 + 5] would
appear to the remote system as [Ctrl + 5].
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User Macros
User Macros are used to perform specific actions on the remote server. To
create the macro, do the following:
1. Select the User Macros radio button, then click Add.
2. In the dialog box that comes up, replace the “New Macro” text with a
name of your choice for the macro:
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3. Click Record.
The dialog box disappears, and a small panel appears at the top left of the
screen:
4. Press the keys for the macro.
Note: To pause macro recording, click Pause. To resume, click Pause
again.
5. Then, click Done.
You return to the Macros dialog box with your system macro key presses
displayed in the Macro column:
If you want to change any of the keystrokes, select the macro and click
Edit.
6. To assign a hotkey to the macro click Set Hotkey; key in the hotkey; then
click Save.
7. To change any of the keystrokes, select the macro and click Edit.
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After creating your macros, you can run them in any of three ways:
1. By using the hotkey (if one was assigned).
2. By opening the Macro List on the Control Panel and clicking the one you
want (see page 86).
3. By opening this dialog box and clicking Play.
If you run the macro from this dialog box,
you can specify how the macro runs, by
clicking the arrow next to the Play button.
Š If you choose Play Without Wait, the macro runs the keypresses one after
another with no time delay between them.
Š If you choose Play With Time Control, the macro waits for the amount of
time between key presses that you took when you created it. Click on the
arrow next to Play to make your choice.
Š If you click Play without opening the list, the macro runs with the default
choice (NoWait or TimeCtrl), which is shown in the Playback column.
You can change the default choice by clicking on the current choice
(NoWait in the screenshot shown), and selecting the alternative choice.
Note: User Macros are stored on the local client computer of each user.
Therefore there is no limitation on the of number of macros, the size of
the macro names, or makeup of the hotkey combinations that invoke
them.
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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 Arrow buttons.
Auto-Sync
Click Auto-Sync 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.
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Option
RGB
Usage
Drag the slider bars to adjust the RGB (Red, Green, Blue)
values. When an RGB value is increased, the RGB component of
the image is correspondingly increased.
If you enable Set to Grayscale, the remote video display is
changed to grayscale.
Gamma
This section allows you to adjust the video display's gamma
level. This function is discussed in detail in the next section,
Gamma Adjustment.
Network
Select the type of internet connection that the Local Client
computer uses. The KH1508i / KH1516i will use that selection to
automatically adjust the Video Quality and Detect Tolerance
settings to optimize the quality of the video display.
Since network conditions vary, if none of the pre-set choices
seem to work well, you can select Customize and use the Video
Quality and Detect Tolerance slider bars to adjust the settings to
suit your conditions.
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.
Enable Refresh
The KH1508i / KH1516i can redraw the screen every 1 to 99
seconds, eliminating unwanted artifacts from the screen. Select
Enable Refresh and enter a number from 1 through 99. The
KH1508i / KH1516i will redraw the screen at the interval you
specify. This feature is disabled by default. Click to put a check
mark in the box next to Enable Refresh to enable this feature.
Note: 1. The switch starts counting the time interval when
mouse movement stops.
2. Enabling this feature increases the volume of video
data transmitted over the network. The lower the
number specified, the more often the video data is
transmitted. Setting too low a value may adversely
affect overall operating responsiveness.
Transparency
Adjusts the transparency of the Control Panel and other Toolbars.
Slide the bar until the display in the example window is to your
liking.
Color Depth Control This setting determines the richness of the video display by
adjusting the amount of color information.
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Gamma Adjustment
If it is necessary to correct the gamma level for the remote video display, use
the Gamma function of the Video Adjustment dialog box.
Š Under Basic configuration, there are ten preset and four user-defined levels
to choose from. Drop down the list box and choose the most suitable one.
Š For greater control, clicking the Advanced button brings up the following
dialog box:
Š Click and drag the diagonal line at as many points as you wish to achieve
the display output you desire.
Š Click Save As to save up to four user-defined configurations derived from
this method. Saved configurations can be recalled from the list box at a
future time.
Š Click Reset to abandon any changes and return the gamma line to its
original diagonal position.
Š Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.
Š Click Cancel to abandon your changes and close the dialog box.
Note: For best results, change the gamma while viewing a remote computer.
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The Message Board
To alleviate the possibility of access conflicts resulting from multiple
user logins, the KH1508i / KH1516i 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 you Occupy 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 you Occupy 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 Your name appears in blue; other users' names appear in black.
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 KH1508i / KH1516i 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.
To change languages, do the following:
1. Click the down arrow next to the currently selected language to drop down
the language list.
2. Select the new language from the list.
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To display/hide the expanded keyboard keys, click the arrow to the right of the
language list arrow.
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Control Panel Configuration
Clicking the Control Panel icon brings up a dialog box that allows you
to configure the items that appear on the Control Panel, as well as its
graphical settings:
The dialog box is organized into six main sections as described in the table,
below:
Item
Description
Customize
Control Panel
Allows you to select which icons display in the Control Panel
Control Panel
Style
Š Enabling Transparent makes the Control Panel semi-transparent,
so that you can see through it to the display underneath.
Š Enabling Icon causes the Control Panel to display as an icon until
you mouse over it. When you mouse over the icon, the full panel
comes up.
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Item
Screen Options
Description
Š If Full Screen Mode is enabled, the remote display fills the entire
screen.
Š If Full Screen Mode is not enabled, the remote display appears as
a window on the local desktop. If the remote screen is larger than
what is able to fit in the window, move the mouse pointer to the
screen border that is closest to the area you want to view and the
screen will scroll.
Š If Keep Screen Size is enabled, the remote screen is not resized.
Š If the remote resolution is smaller than that of the local monitor,
its display appears like a window centered on the screen.
Š If the remote resolution is larger than that of the local monitor,
its display is centered on the screen. To access the areas that
are off screen, move the mouse to the corner of the screen that
is closest to the area you want to view and the screen will
scroll.
Š If Keep Screen Size is not enabled, the remote screen is resized to
fit the local monitor's resolution.
Bus Info
If Bus Info is enabled, the number of the bus you are on, as well as
the total number of users on the bus, displays on the bottom row
center of the Control Panel as follows: Bus No./Total Users.
Snapshot
These settings let the user configure the KH1508i / KH1516i’s screen
capture parameters:
Š Path lets you select a directory that the captured screens
automatically get saved to. Click Browse; navigate to the directory
of your choice; then click OK. If you don’t specify a directory here,
the snapshot is saved to your desktop.
Š Click a radio button to choose whether you want the captured
screen to be saved as a BMP or a JPEG (JPG) file.
Š If you choose JPEG, you can select the quality of the captured file
with the slider bar. The higher the quality, the better looking the
image, but the larger the file size.
Keyboard Pass
Through
When this is enabled, the Alt-Tab key press is passed to the remote
device and affect that device. If it is not enabled, Alt-Tab acts on your
Local Client computer.
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The Main Page
This page lists all of the KH1508i / KH1516i'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 65 for details).
Š The OSD 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 below), have a red
eye icon displayed with the monitor in the port icon column to indicate so.
Š There are two buttons on the title bar at the top right:
Button
Function
Log out: clicking this button (or pressing F8) closes the OSD
display and logs you out of the KH1508i / KH1516i session.
Close: clicking this button (or pressing [Esc]) closes the OSD
display but does not log you out of the session. You can bring the
display back with the OSD hotkeys (see OSD Hotkey, page 84).
The administrator can also use this page to enable/disable Quick View status
for selected ports, and to create, modify, or delete names for each of the ports.
Quick View Ports
Selecting certain ports as Quick View ports is a way of limiting which ports are
included when the KH1508i / KH1516i is in auto scan mode. If the KH1508i /
KH1516i is configured to only auto scan ports that have Quick View status (see
Scan Select, page 84), designating a port as a Quick View port in this dialog
box means that it will be included when auto scanning is in effect.
The spacebar toggles a port's Quick View status. To select/deselect a port,
highlight it and press the spacebar. When a port has been selected as a Quick
View port, a red eye icon displays with the monitor icon in the port icon
column. When a port isn't selected, there is no red eye icon in the column.
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The List Function
The List Function lets you broaden or narrow the scope of which ports the OSD
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
Quick View + Powered On
Lists only the ports that have been selected as Quick
View Ports (see p. 102), 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. Wildcards (?
and *) are acceptable, so that more than one port can show up in the list. For
example, if you key in Rn*, both RnD 01 and RnD 02 show up in the list, as
shown in the screenshot, below:
Š After you key in your string, either click the binoculars to the right of the
box, or press [Enter].
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 65 for details).
The OSD Toolbar
The OSD provides a toolbar to help you control the KH1508i / KH1516i 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 83), 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 OSD (see below), and select the port again.
Š While keyboard input has no effect on the computer connected to the port,
you can use the keyboard to perform the following port operation
functions, however:
Š Skip Mode port switching – see Skip Mode, page 113 for details.
Š Auto Scanning – see Invoking Auto Scan, page 112 for details.
Recalling the OSD
To dismiss the toolbar and bring back the OSD display (the Main,
Configuration, and Administration pages), do one of the following:
Š Tap the OSD Hotkey once;
Š From the toolbar click the icon that brings up the OSD (see page 108).
The OSD Toolbar closes, and the main OSD display reappears.
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OSD Hotkey Summary Table
The following table presents a summary of the OSD Hotkey actions. To set the
OSD Hotkey, see OSD Hotkey, page 84.
To...
When...
Do This...
Open the Toolbar The OSD Toolbar is not open.
Click the OSD Hotkey twice.
Open the OSD
The OSD Toolbar is open.
Click the OSD Hotkey once.
Open the OSD
The OSD Toolbar is not open.
Click the OSD Hotkey three times.
OSD Toolbar Icons
The meanings of the toolbar icons are explained in the table below
Click to skip to the first accessible port on the entire installation without
having to invoke the OSD.
Click to skip to the first accessible port previous to the current one without
having to invoke the OSD.
Click to begin Auto Scan Mode. The KH1508i / KH1516i automatically
switches among the ports that were selected for Auto Scanning under the
Configuration Scan Select function (see Scan Select, page 84). This allows
you to monitor their activity without having to switch among them manually.
Click to skip from the current port to the next accessible one without having
to invoke the OSD.
Click to skip from the current port to the last accessible port on the entire
installation without having to invoke the OSD.
Click to bring up the OSD.
Click to close the toolbar.
Click to logout and exit the Windows Client application.
Click to invoke Panel Array Mode (see page 109).
Switches the Cat5 cable length between the Short, Medium, and Long
settings (see I/O Modules, page 81 for details). The length of the line
displayed changes according to the setting.
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Panel Array Mode
Clicking on the OSD Toolbar's Panel icon invokes Panel Array Mode. Under
this mode, the OSD divides your screen into a 4 x 4 grid of 16 panels:
Š Each panel represents one of the KH1508i / KH1516i's ports. Starting with
Port 1 at the upper left; going from left to right; top to bottom; Port 16 is at
the lower right.
Š When the Array is first invoked, it scans through each of the ports that
were selected for Auto Scanning under the Configuration page's Scan
Select function (see page 84), and displays information about the port (port
name, resolution, on line status, port access status), at the bottom of the
panel.
Š The number of panels in the array (16, 9, 4, or 1) can be selected by
clicking Show More Ports (+), and Show Fewer Ports (-) on the panel
array toolbar.
Š If the computer connected to a port is on line, its screen displays in its
panel, otherwise the panel is blank.
Š Only ports that are accessible to the currently logged in user display (see
Port Access, page 67). All other panels are blank.
Š If you move the mouse pointer over a panel, information about the port
displays at the bottom of the screen.
Š You can access a computer connected to a port by moving the mouse
pointer over its panel and clicking. You switch to the computer exactly as
if you had selected it from the OSD Main screen.
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Panel Array Toolbar
The panel array toolbar, at the lower right of the screen, provides shortcut
navigation and control of the panel array as described in the table below:
Click and drag to move the toolbar to another position on the screen.
Pause panel scanning, leaving the focus on the panel that currently has it.
Move back four panels.
Move to the previous panel.
Move to the next panel.
Move ahead four panels.
Increase the number of panels in the array.
Decrease the number of panels in the array.
Toggle 4/3 aspect ratio.
Exit Panel Array mode.
Note: For issues affecting multiple user operation in Panel Array Mode, see
Multiuser Operation, page 111.
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Multiuser Operation
The KH1508i / KH1516i supports multiuser operation. Up to 32 users can log
in at the same time. When multiple users simultaneously access the KH1508i /
KH1516i switch from remote consoles, the rules of precedence that apply are
shown in the following table:
Operation
General
Rule
Š Once a user invokes the OSD, no other user can invoke it
until the original user closes it.
Auto Scan Mode
Š If a user has invoked Auto Scan Mode (see Auto Scanning,
page 112), but the OSD has not been invoked, another user
can interrupt Auto Scan Mode by invoking the OSD.
Panel Array Mode
Š When a user has invoked Panel Array Mode (see page 109),
all successive users automatically enter Panel Array Mode.
Panel Array Mode continues until the original user stops it.
(Administrators can override Panel Array Mode.)
Š Only the user who starts Panel Array Mode can use the Skip
Mode (see page 113) function.
Š Only the user who starts Panel Array Mode and users with
administrator priveleges can switch ports. Other users
automatically switch to the ports that the original user
selects.
Note: If a user does not have access rights to the port that
the original user switches to, that user will not be able to
view the port.
Š Individual users can increase or decrease the number of
panels they wish to view in Panel Array Mode; however, the
picture quality may decrease as the number of panels
decreases.
Note: We recommend that the user who starts Panel Array Mode set it to
display at least four panels; otherwise, it is possible that other users may
receive only part of the picture.
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Keyboard Hotkey Operation
Keyboard hotkey combinations allow you to provide KVM focus to a port
directly from the keyboard. The KH1508i / KH1516i provides the following
hotkey features:
Š Auto Scanning
Š Skip Mode Switching
The hotkeys are: A and P for Auto Scanning; and the Arrow Keys for Skip
Mode.
Note: 1. In order for hotkey operations to take place, the OSD Toolbar must be
visible (see , page 101). To use the keys designated as hotkeys (i.e. A,
P, etc.) for normal, non-hotkey purposes, you must first close the
toolbar.
2. For issues affecting multiple user operation in Auto Scan Mode, see
Multiuser Operation, page 111.
Auto Scanning
The Auto Scan function 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 84, 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 (see page 84).
Invoking Auto Scan
To start Auto Scanning, tap the A key. The Auto Scan function cycles through
the ports in order - starting from the first port on the installation. An S appears
in front of the Port ID Display to indicate that the port is being accessed under
Auto Scan Mode.
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Pausing Auto Scan
While you are in Auto Scan Mode, you can pause the scanning in order to keep
the focus on a particular computer by pressing P. During the time that Auto
Scanning is paused, the S in front of the Port ID blinks On and Off.
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 were to exit and
restart Auto Scan Mode, the scanning would start from the very first computer
on the installation. To resume Auto Scanning, press any key except Esc or the
Spacebar. Scanning continues from where it left off.
Exiting Auto Scan
While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard functions are
suspended. You must exit Auto Scan Mode in order to regain normal control
of the keyboard. To exit Auto Scan Mode press Esc or the Spacebar. Auto
Scanning stops when you exit Auto Scan Mode.
Skip Mode
Skip Mode allows you to switch ports in order to monitor the computers
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. The Skip Mode hotkeys are the four Arrow keys. Their operation is
explained in the table below:
Arrow
Action
←
Skips from the current port to the first accessible port previous to it. (See
Scan Select, page 84, for information regarding accessible ports.)
→
Skips from the current port to the first accessible port that comes after it.
↑
Skips from the current port to the very first accessible port on the
installation.
↓
Skips from the current port to the very last accessible port on the
installation.
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Mouse Synchronization
Until you close the KH1508i / KH1516i connection, mouse movements have
no effect on your local system, but instead are captured and sent to the remote
system.
From time to time, especially if you change video resolution, the local mouse
movement may no longer be synchronized with the remote system's mouse
pointer. There are three quick methods that can be used to bring the two
pointers back into sync:
Š Right-clicking on the hammer icon in the Windows Client Control Panel.
Š Moving the mouse pointer into the Control Panel and back out again.
Š Performing an Auto Sync with the Video Adjustment function (see Video
Settings, page 93, for details).
If performing these actions does not resolve the problem, do the following:
1. Invoke the Adjust Mouse function with the Adjust Mouse hotkeys (see
Adjust mouse, page 89, for details).
2. Move the local mouse pointer exactly on top of the remote mouse pointer
and click.
If this procedure still does not help, you should set the mouse speed and
acceleration for each problematic computer attached to the switch. see
Additional Mouse Synchronization Procedures, page 145, for instructions.
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The Log File
The Main Screen
The KH1508i / KH1516i logs all the events that take place on it. To view the
contents of the log file, click the Log icon at the left of the web page. A screen
similar to the one below appears:
A maximum of 512 events are stored in the log file. To clear the log file, click
on the Clear Log icon at the lower right of the screen.
Note: The Log File is a temporary file that is erased when the KH1508i /
KH1516i is turned off or loses power. It is recommended that you install
the Log Server to backup the contents of the log file.
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The Log Server
The Windows-based Log Server is an administrative utility that records all the
events that take place on selected KH1508i / KH1516i units and writes them to
a searchable database. This chapter describes how to install and configure the
Log Server.
Installation
1. From the computer that you want to use as the Log Server, open your
browser and log into the KH1508i / KH1516i (see Logging In, page 51).
2. Click the Log Server button at the left of the web page to start the Log
Server installation program.
3. If any security warning dialog boxes appear, ignore them and click Run or
Open.
Note: If the browser cannot run the file, save it to disk, instead, and run the
file from your disk.
When you run the installation program (LogSetup.exe), the Log Server
Setup screen comes up:
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 on
the Service Configuration page of the Administrator Utility
(see page 69).
2. The Log Server requires the Microsoft Jet OLEDB 4.0 driver in order
to access the database.
The screen is divided into three components:
Š A Menu Bar at the top
Š A panel for a list of KH1508i / KH1516i units in the middle (see Overview,
page 123).
Š A panel for an Events List at the bottom (see Overview, page 123).
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 KH1508i / KH1516i
List window to enable it.
Configure
The Configure menu contains three items: Add, Edit, and Delete. They are used
to add new KH1508i / KH1516i units to the KH1508i / KH1516i List, edit the
information for units already on the list, or delete KH1508i / KH1516i units
from the list.
Š To add a KH1508i / KH1516i to the KH1508i / KH1516i List, click Add.
Š To edit or delete a listed KH1508i / KH1516i, first select the one you want
in the KH1508i / KH1516i 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 KH1508i / KH1516i or its DNS
name (if the network administrator has assigned it a DNS name).
Port
The Port number assigned to the KH1508i / KH1516i (see Log Server,
page 70).
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 KH1508i / KH1516i.
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 KH1508i / KH1516i excluding the
events that resulted from the last search.
Server List
KH1508i / KH1516i 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.
Exit
Click this button to exit the Search dialog box.
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Maintenance
This function allows the administrator to perform manual maintenance of the
database. He can use it to erase specified records before the expiration time that
was set with the Limit setting of the Edit function (see page 120).
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 KH1508i / KH1516i units that have been
selected for the Log Server to track (see Configure, page 119).
Š
The lower (Event) panel displays the log events for the currently selected
KH1508i / KH1516i (the highlighted one - if there are more than one). To
select a KH1508i / KH1516i 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 KH1508i / KH1516i or not. If the Recording checkbox is
checked, the field displays Recording, and log events are
recorded. If the Recording checkbox is not checked, the field
displays Paused, and log events are not recorded.
Note: Even though a KH1508i / KH1516i is not the currently
selected one, if its Recording checkbox 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
KH1508i / KH1516i when it was added to the Log Server (see
Configure, page 119).
Port
This is the Port number assigned to the KH1508i / KH1516i
(see Configure, page 119).
Connection
If the Log Server is connected to the KH1508i / KH1516i, this
field displays Connected.
If it is not connected, this field displays Waiting. This means
that the Log Server's MAC address has not been set properly.
It needs to be set on the Service Configuration page of the
Administrator Utility (see page 69).
Days
This field displays the number of days that the KH1508i /
KH1516i's log events are to be kept in the Log Server's
database before expiration (see Configure, page 119).
Description
This field displays the descriptive information given for the
KH1508i / KH1516i when it was added to the Log Server (see
Configure, page 119).
The Event Panel
The lower panel displays log events for the currently selected KH1508i /
KH1516i. Note that if there are more than one KH1508i / KH1516i units, even
though they aren't currently selected, if their Recording checkbox is checked,
the Log Server records their log events and keeps them in its database.
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Overview
In some cases, the Administrator may not want the KH1508i / KH1516i to be
available via browser access. AP versions of the Windows Client and the Java
Client are provided to enable direct access of the KH1508i / KH1516i 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 80).
The Windows Client
Installation
To install the Windows Client on your computer, do the following:
1. Log into the KH1508i / KH1516i with your browser, and click the second
Windows Client button (the one with the arrow). A screen similar to the
one below appears:
2. Click Save. In the dialog box that comes up specify a location on your
hard disk to save it to.
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Starting Up
To connect to the KH1508i / KH1516i, go to the location on your hard disk that
you saved the Windows Client program to, and double-click its icon
(WinClient.exe) 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:
Menu Bar
The Menu Bar contains three items: File, Tools, and Help.
1. The File Menu allows the operator to Create, Save, and
Open user created Work files (see page 128 for details).
2. The Tools Menu contains two entries: Keyboard and Config, (see page 128 for details).
Server List
Each time the WinClient.exe file is run, it searches the User's
local LAN segment for KH1508i / KH1516i 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 KH1508i /
KH1516i 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, then contact the Administrator.
When the IP address and Port number for the unit you wish to
connect to have been specified, click Connect to start the
connection. When you have finished with your session, Click
Disconnect to end the connection.
Message List
Lists status messages regarding the connection to the
KH1508i / KH1516i.
Switch to Remote View Once contact with a KH1508i / KH1516i has been
established, this button becomes active. Click it to switch and
take over console control of the unit that is attached to the
KH1508i / KH1516i.
The screen output of the unit appears on your monitor. Your
keystrokes and mouse movements are captured and sent to
the KH1508i / KH1516i to be executed on the attached unit.
If the KH1508i / KH1516i 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 KH1508i /
KH1516i unit has been established. It allows the User to
change the password used to log in to the KH1508i /
KH1516i.
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„ The File Menu
The File Menu allows the operator to Create, Save, and Open user created
Work files. A Work File consists of all the information specified in a Client
session. This includes the Server List and Server IP list items, as well as the
Hotkey settings.
Whenever a user runs the Client program, it opens with the values contained in
the current work file. The current work file consists of the values that were in
effect the last time the program was closed.
The File menu consists of three items, as follows:
New
Allows the user to create a named work file so its values will not
be lost, and it will be available for future recall.
Open
Allows the user to open a previously saved work file and use the
values contained in it.
Save
Allows the user to save the values presently in effect as the
current work file.
„ The Tools Menu
Tools menu operations are performed after you connect, but before you switch
to remote view. There are two entries on the Tools Menu: Keyboard and
Config. They are explained in the sections that follow.
Keyboard
Various configuration actions related to the keyboard, video, and mouse can be
performed via hotkey combinations. The Hotkey Setup utility is accessed by
opening the Tools menu and selecting Keyboard. The Hotkey Setup Screen that
appears is essentially the same dialog box discussed in the browser-based
Windows Client chapter. See , page 101, for details.
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Config
When you select Config, a screen similar to the one below appears:
Š If Full Screen Mode is enabled (there is a checkmark in the box), the
remote display fills the entire screen of your local monitor.
Š If Full Screen Mode is not enabled (there is no checkmark in the box), the
remote display appears as a window on your desktop. If the remote screen
is larger than what is able to fit in the window, move the mouse pointer to
the screen border that is closest to the area you want to view and the screen
will scroll.
Š If Keep Screen Size is enabled (there is a checkmark in the box), the
remote screen is not resized.
Š If the remote resolution is smaller, its display appears as a window
centered on your screen.
Š If the remote resolution is larger, its display is centered on your screen.
To access the areas that are off screen, move the mouse to the corner of
the screen that is closest to the area you want to view and the screen
will scroll.
Š If Keep Screen Size is not enabled (there is no checkmark in the box), the
remote screen is resized to fit the resolution of your local monitor.
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Connecting
To connect to a KH1508i / KH1516i 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 Connect. The Login dialog box appears:
2. Key in a valid Username and Password, and then click OK.
The program attempts to connect to the selected KH1508i / KH1516i unit.
While it does so, you can check the Message List window for status
messages regarding the operation's progress.
3. Once contact with the KH1508i / KH1516i has been established, the
Switch to Remote View button becomes active. Click it to connect to the
KH1508i / KH1516i and take over console control of the unit that is
connected to it.
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Operation
Once a connection to the KH1508i / KH1516i 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
browser version of the Windows Client. Refer back to Chapter 7, for details.
Ending the Session
After you log out of the KH1508i / KH1516i, you return to the Connection
dialog box. Click Disconnect to end the session.
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The Java Client
Installation
To install the Java Client on your computer, do the following:
1. Log into the KH1508i / KH1516i with your browser, and click the second
Java Client button (the one with the arrow). A screen similar to the one
below appears:
2. Click Save. In the dialog box that comes up specify a location on your
hard disk to save it to.
Starting Up
To connect to the KH1508i / KH1516i do the following:
1. Open a command line window and change to the directory where the Java
Client file (iKVMmain.jar) is at.
2. From the command line, issue the following command:
java - jar iKVMmain.jar
Note: You must install Java JRE 6 update 3 or higher before running the
Java Client. It will not work with earlier versions of Java.
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The Address Input dialog box appears:
3. Key in the IP address for the unit you want to connect to - including a
forward slash followed by the login string.
Note: For security purposes, the login string (set by the administrator),
must be specified correctly as part of the IP address. The system
administrator may change the string from time to time to thwart
unauthorized access attempts. Be sure you have the correct string
when you attempt to 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 KH1508i /
KH1516i main page displays on your monitor.
Operation
The look and feel of the AP Java Client operation is the same as for the browser
version of the Windows Client. Refer back to Chapter 7, for details.
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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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Safety Instructions
General
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
uninterruptible 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 Use caution when pressing the device rail release latches and sliding a
device into or out of a rack; the slide rails can pinch your fingers.
Š After a device is inserted into the rack, carefully extend the rail into a
locking position, and then slide the device into 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
Technical support is available both by email and online (with a browser over
the web):
International
Email Support
Online
Support
support@aten.com
Technical Support
http://support.aten.com
Troubleshooting
Documentation
Software Updates
http://www.aten.com
Telephone Support
886-2-8692-6959
North America
Email Support
ATEN TECH support@aten-usa.com
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Online
Support
Technical Support
ATEN NJ
Troubleshooting
Documentation
Software Updates
Telephone Support
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1-732-356-1703
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
Administration
Problem
Resolution
After upgrading firmware, the KH1508i Your Internet browser is displaying cached web
/ KH1516i 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
KH1508i / KH1516i is DHCP, but the
network uses fixed IP addresses and
doesn’t have a DHCP server.
Use the local console OSD’s F6 function to
give the KH1508i / KH1516i a fixed IP address.
See F6 IP, page 32, for details.
General Operation
Problem
Resolution
Erratic Operation
Press and hold the Reset Switch (see page 7)
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 back in again.
Sudden loss of network connection
due to local reset of KH1508i /
KH1516i.
Close your KH1508i / KH1516i connection.
Wait approximately 30 seconds, and log in
again.
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 Mouse
Display function to shrink the non-functioning
pointer. See page 89 for details.
Some characters that are keyed in
don’t display on the remote system
This is usually due to the local OS keyboard
language and the remote OS keyboard
language being different. Make sure that the
keyboard language for both systems are the
same.
Video is a little blurred, or a little overly Change the Cat5 cable length setting. See I/O
sharp.
Modules, page 81.
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The Windows Client
Problem
Resolution
won't connect to the KH1508i /
KH1516i.
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 93), to sync the local and remote monitors.
2. If that doesn't resolve the problem, use the
Adjust Mouse feature (see Mouse Synchronization, page 114) to bring them back in sync.
3. If the two methods described above fail to
resolve the problem, use the Toggle Mouse Display function (see page 89).
Part of remote window is off my
monitor.
Use the AutoSync feature (see Video Settings,
page 93) to synchronize the local and remote
monitors.
My antivirus program reports that
there is a trojan after I access the
KH1508i / KH1516i 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 Cleint Viewer, instead.
The Java Client
For connection and operation problems, see the table below:
Problem
Resolution
Java Client won't
1. Java JRE 6 update 3 or higher must be installed on your comconnect to the
puter.
KH1508i / KH1516i.
2. Make sure to include the correct name of the web page
when you specify the KH1508i / KH1516i's IP address (see
Default Web Page Name, page 79).
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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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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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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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 KH1508i / KH1516i's ports - not on the computer you are using
to access the KH1508i / KH1516i.
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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Specifications
Function
Computer Connections
KH1508i
Direct
Maximum
Port Selection
Connectors
8
16
128 (via daisy chain)
256 (via daisy chain)
OSD; Hotkey; Pushbutton
Console
Port
Keyboard
1 x 6-pin Mini-DIN Female (Purple)
Video
1 x HDB-15 Female (Blue)
Mouse
1 x 6-pin Mini-DIN Female (Green)
KVM Port
8 x RJ-45 Female
1 x DB-25 Male (Black)
Power
1 x 3-prong AC socket
1 x RJ-45 Female
PON
1 x DB-9 Male (Black)
Reset
1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
Power
Port Selection
1 x Rocker
8 x Pushbutton
F/W Upgrade
LEDs
8 (Green)
Selected
8 (Orange)
Station ID
Link
10 / 100Mbps
Emulation
Keyboard/Mouse
Video
Local
Remote
Scan Interval
16 (Green)
16 (Orange)
1 (Blue)
2 x 7-segment (Orange)
1 (Orange)
1 (Orange / Green)
PS/2
1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz (40m); 1600 x 1200 @ 60Hz (30m)
1280 x 1024 @ 75Hz
1–255 secs
I/P Rating
100–240V AC; 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
Operating Temp.
Storage Temp.
Humidity
Physical
Properties
16 x Pushbutton
1 x Slide
On Line
Power
Environment
16 x RJ-45 Female
Daisy Chain Ports
LAN
Switches
KH1516i
120V/12W; 230V/12W
0–50° C
-20–60° C
0–80% RH; Non-condensing
Housing
Metal
Weight
2.80 kg
Dimensions L x W x H
43.70 x 16.10 x 4.40 cm (19"/1U)
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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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Self-Signed Private Certificates
If you wish to create your own self-signed encryption key and certificate, a free
utility – openssl.exe – is available for download over the web at
www.openssl.org. To create your private key and certificate do the following:
1. Go to the directory where you downloaded and extracted openssl.exe to.
2. Run openssl.exe with the following parameters:
openssl req -new -newkey rsa:1024 -days 3653 -nodes -x509
-keyout CA.key -out CA.cer -config openssl.cnf
Note: 1. The command should be entered all on one line (i.e., do not press
[Enter] until all the parameters have been keyed in).
2. If there are spaces in the input, surround the entry in quotes (e.g.,
“ATEN International”).
To avoid having to input information during key generation the following
additional parameters can be used:
/C /ST /L /O /OU /CN /emailAddress.
Examples
openssl req -new -newkey rsa:1024 -days 3653 -nodes -x509
-keyout CA.key -out CA.cer -config openssl.cnf -subj
/C=yourcountry/ST=yourstateorprovince/L=yourlocationor
city/O=yourorganiztion/OU=yourorganizationalunit/
CN=yourcommonname/emailAddress=name@yourcompany.com
openssl req -new -newkey rsa:1024 -days 3653 -nodes -x509
-keyout CA.key -out CA.cer -config openssl.cnf -subj
/C=CA/ST=BC/L=Richmond/O="ATEN International"/OU=ATEN
/CN=ATEN/emailAddress=eservice@aten.com.tw
Importing the Files
After the openssl.exe program completes, two files – CA.key (the private key)
and CA.cer (the self-signed SSL certificate) – are created in the directory that
you ran the program from. These are the files that you upload in the Private
Certificate panel of the Security page (see page 57).
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Supported Devices
The following table represents a list of supported devices that can be used on a
KH1508i / KH1516i installation.
Type
Daisy Chain Switches
KH1508; KH1516; ACS1208A; ACS1216A; CS1708A;
CS1716A
PON
PN0108; PN1216
Central Control
CC1000
OSD Factory Default Settings
The factory default settings are as follows:
Setting
Default
OSD Hotkey
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]
Port ID Display
Port Number + Name
Port ID Display Duration
5 Seconds
Scan / Skip Mode
All
Scan Duration
10 Seconds
Screen Blanker
0 Minutes (disabled)
Beeper
On
Accessible Ports
F (Full) For all Users on all Ports
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Administrator Login Failure
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), there is a procedure you can use to clear the login information.
Note: Performing this procedure also returns all settings to their defaults.
To clear the login information (and return all settings to their defaults), do the
following:
1. Power off the KH1508i / KH1516i and remove its housing.
2. Using a jumper cap, short the jumper on the IP module (the daughter card
located at the rear-left of the unit, above the mainboard), labeled Default
Password (J3).
3. Power on the switch.
4. Wait a few seconds. When the front panel LEDs flash, power off the
switch.
5. Remove the jumper cap from J3.
6. Close the housing and power on the KH1508i / KH1516i.
After powering on the unit, you can use the default Username and
Password (see Overview, page 21), to log in.
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IP Module Firmware Upgrade Recovery
If a firmware upgrade procedure was interrupted due to a sudden power failure
or loss of network connection, the ordinary firmware upgrade recovery
procedures described in Firmware Upgrade Recovery, page 45, may not work
for the IP module. In that case, to recover the IP module, do the following:
1. Power off the KH1508i / KH1516i and remove its housing.
2. Using a jumper cap, short the jumper on the IP module (the daughter card
located at the rear-left of the unit, above the mainboard), labeled J2.
3. Power on the switch.
The IP module will now work with the factory default firmware.
4. Do the firmware upgrade procedure again.
5. After the upgrade procedure completes: power off the switch; remove the
jumper cap from J2; close the housing; and power the switch on again.
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Limited Warranty
ALTUSEN warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one
(1) year from the date of purchase. If this product proves to be defective, contact ALTUSEN's
support department for repair or replacement of your unit. ALTUSEN will not issue a refund.
Return requests can not be processed without the original proof of purchase.
When returning the product, you must ship the product in its original packaging or packaging that
gives an equal degree of protection. Include your proof of purchase in the packaging and the RMA
number clearly marked on the outside of the package.
This warranty becomes invalid if the factory-supplied serial number has been removed or altered
on the product.
This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse,
abuse, negligence or modification of any part of the product. This warranty does not cover damage
due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper equipment, or attempted repair
by anyone other than ALTUSEN. This warranty does not cover products sold AS IS or WITH
FAULTS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL ALTUSEN'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE
PRODUCT. FURTHER, ALTUSEN SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT,
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, ITS ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE, OR ITS
DOCUMENTATION. ALTUSEN SHALL NOT IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL,
DAMAGE OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY, AND ANY EXPENSES
FROM RECOVERY, PROGRAMMING, AND REPRODUCTION OF ANY PROGRAM OR
DATA.
ALTUSEN makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory with respect to
its products, contents or use of this documentation and all accompanying software, and specifically
disclaims its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.
ALTUSEN reserves the right to revise or update its product, software or documentation without
obligation to notify any individual or entity of such revisions, or update.
For details about extended warranties, please contact one of our dedicated value added resellers.
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Index
A
Access Port, 69
Activating the OSD
Java, 60
Windows, 58
Adapter cable installation, 14
ADM, 29
Administration, 63
Customization Page, 80
General, 63
List Function, 103
Network, 71
Port access, 67
Quick View Ports, 102
RADIUS, 72, 73
Security, 78
User management, 65
Administrator functions, 29
Administrator Login Failure, 153
AP Operation
Config, 129
Java Client, 132
Windows Client, 125
Auto Scanning, 32, 36, 112
Invoking Auto Scan, 37, 112
Multiuser Operation, 111
Pausing Auto Scan, 37, 113
Scan Duration, 27, 84
Setting the Scan Interval, 36, 112
Stopping, 37
B
Beeper, 84
Hotkey Control, 39
Browser
General Dialog Box, 53
Logging In, 51
C
Cat5 cable length, 81
CC Management, 77
Components
Front View, 6
Rear View, 8
Configuration Page
Windows Client, 83
Control Panel
Windows Client, 86
Corrupt Password, 153
Customization Page, 80
D
Daisy Chaining, 15
Date/Time Settings
Synchronize, 54
default, 21
Default username and
password, 21
Default Web Page Name, 79
F
Factory Default Settings, 152
Features, 3
Firmware upgrade
adapter cable, 46
browser, 56
cable, 40, 46
mainboard, 40
port, 40, 46
Firmware upgrade recovery, 45
IP Module, 154
Forgotten Password, 153
Front View, 6
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G
GOTO, 24
H
Hardware Setup, 9
Hot Plugging
Stations, 18
Hotkey
Beeper Control, 39
Command Mode, 27
OSD, 26, 84
Port Control, 34
Selecting the Active Port, 35
Summary Table, 39
Hotkey Mode
auto scanning, 36
exiting, 35
invoking, 34
Hotkey operation
Auto Scanning, 112
keyboard, 112
OSD, 108
Hotkeys, 88
Windows Client, 88, 128
I
I/O Modules, 81
Installation
Single Station, 12
Invalid login, 52
Invoking Hotkey Mode, 34
IP Address, 53
J
Java Client, 132
AP Installation, 132
AP Login, 133
AP Operation, 133
Troubleshooting, 142
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K
Keyboard
On-Screen, 98
Keyboard Emulation
Mac, 135
Sun, 136
Keyboard hotkey operation, 112
Keyboard Port Operation, 34
KVM adapter installation, 14
L
Language Support, 5
LDAP Settings, 76
LEDs
Port, 7
Station ID, 7
LIST, 25
List Function, 103
Local Console OSD, 21
Log File, 115
Log Server
Configure, 119
Events, 120
Installation, 117
Main Screen, 118, 123
Maintenance, 122
Menu Bar, 119
Options, 122
Search, 120
Starting Up, 118
Log server, 70
Logging In, 51
Logging Out, 54
Login
Invalid login, 52
Login Failures, 80
Logout, 33
LOUT, 33
Index
M
Macros
User, 90
WinClient, 88
Main Page
Windows Client, 102
Main Webpage, 52
Message Board
Windows Client, 96
Mouse Synchronization, 114
Multiuser Operation, 111
N
Network, 71
O
Online
Registration, iii
On-Screen Keyboard, 98
Operating Systems, 5
Operation
AP, 125
OSD
Activating
Java, 60
Windows, 58
Administration Page, 85
Configuration Page, 83
Factory Default Settings, 152
Functions, 24
Hotkey, 21, 26, 84
Local Console, 21
Logout, 33
Main Page, 102
Main Screen, 22
Main Screen Headings, 23
Navigation, 23
Recalling, 107
Toolbar, 107
OSD hotkey operation, 108
P
Panel Array Mode
Multiuser Operation, 111
Windows Client, 109
Password, 21
Pause, 32
Port
LEDs, 7
Selection, 17
Port access, 67
Port control
hotkeys, 34
Port ID
Display Duration, 26
Display Mode, 26, 84
Display Position, 26
Numbering, 19
Port Names, 105
Port operation
Windows Client, 107
Powering Off and Restarting, 19
Private Certificates, 151
Q
Quick View Ports, 102
R
Rack Mounting, 11
RADIUS, 72, 73
Access Rights Examples, 75
Access rights table, 74
Rear View, 8
refresh screen, 94
Requirements
Computer, 4
Console, 4
General, 4
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KVM Adapter Cables, 5
Reset on exit, 53
Reset Switch, 7
RoHS, ii
S
Safety Instructions
General, 137
Rack Mounting, 139
SCAN, 32
Scan
Duration, 84
Select, 84
Scan Duration, 27
SCAN/SKIPMODE, 27
Screen Blanker, 27, 84
screen, refresh, 94
Security, 78
Selecting the Active Port, 35
Self-signed certificates, 151
Service configuration, 69
SET, 26
Setting the Auto Scan Interval, 36,
112
Single Station Installation, 12
SJ/T 11364-2006, ii
Skip Mode, 27, 38, 113
Specifications, 147
Stacking, 10
Station ID LEDs, 7
Supported devices, 152
Supported Operating Systems, 5
T
Technical Support, 140
Telephone support, iii
Toolbar
OSD, 107
Panel Array Mode
(Windows), 109
160
Troubleshooting
Administration, 141
General operation, 141
Java Client, 142
Log Server, 143
Login Failure, 153
Panel Array Mode, 143
Sun Systems, 144
Windows Client, 142
Trusted Certificates, 148
U
User Macros, 90
User management, 65
User Notice, iii
Username
default, 21
V
Video Settings
Windows Client, 93
W
Webpage
Buttons, 55
Icons, 54
Layout, 53
Windows Client
AP Config, 129
AP File Menu, 128
AP Installation, 125
AP Login, 130
AP Operation, 131
AP Tools Menu, 128
Control Panel, 86
Hotkeys, 128
Message Board, 96
Toolbar, 107
Troubleshooting, 142
Working Mode, 80