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DS R®1024 Switch
Installer/User Guide
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INSTRUCTIONS
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T A B L E O F C ON T E N T S
List of Figures ................................................................................................................ vii
List of Tables ................................................................................................................... ix
Chapter 1: Product Overview.......................................................................................... 1
Features and Benefits ........................................................................................................................ 1
Reduce cable bulk ....................................................................................................................... 1
Access the DSR1024 switch via network connection.................................................................. 2
Simple access to any target device ............................................................................................. 2
Safety Precautions ............................................................................................................................. 3
Chapter 2: Installation ..................................................................................................... 5
DSR1024 Switch Connectivity ........................................................................................................... 5
Installation Overview......................................................................................................................... 6
Setting up your network .............................................................................................................. 6
Installing the DSR1024 switch ................................................................................................... 6
Getting Started ................................................................................................................................... 8
Items supplied with the DSR1024 switch.................................................................................... 8
Additional items needed.............................................................................................................. 8
Connecting the DSR1024 Switch Hardware...................................................................................... 9
Verifying the Connections................................................................................................................ 10
DSR1024 switch........................................................................................................................ 11
DSRIQ modules ........................................................................................................................ 11
Configuring the Web Server and DSView 3 Software ..................................................................... 11
Setting up the built-in web server ............................................................................................. 11
Setting Up the DSView Software .............................................................................................. 11
Adjusting Mouse Settings on Target Devices .................................................................................. 12
Microsoft Windows ................................................................................................................... 12
LINUX....................................................................................................................................... 15
UNIX ......................................................................................................................................... 17
Novell NetWare......................................................................................................................... 19
Apple Mac OS ........................................................................................................................... 20
Chapter 3: Web Server Operations............................................................................... 21
Overview of the DSR1024 Web Server ............................................................................................ 21
Viewing and Selecting Ports and Servers ........................................................................................ 21
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About the DSR Explorer Window .................................................................................................... 22
Using the side navigation bar................................................................................................... 23
Using the top option bar ........................................................................................................... 23
Launching a KVM session ........................................................................................................ 24
Managing a DSR web server device......................................................................................... 25
Managing Local Accounts ........................................................................................................ 26
Managing Device Properties.................................................................................................... 27
Power Controlling Target Devices .................................................................................................. 28
Chapter 4: The Video Viewer......................................................................................... 29
About the Video Viewer Window ..................................................................................................... 29
Video Viewer minimum requirements.............................................................................................. 29
Launching a KVM Session ............................................................................................................... 30
Video Viewer Window Features ...................................................................................................... 31
Changing the toolbar................................................................................................................ 33
Setting the Window Size............................................................................................................ 33
Adjusting the View .................................................................................................................... 34
Adjusting color depth................................................................................................................ 35
Additional Video Adjustment .................................................................................................... 36
Adjusting Mouse Options.......................................................................................................... 38
Using Keyboard Pass-through......................................................................................................... 41
Using Macros................................................................................................................................... 42
Saving the View................................................................................................................................ 42
Closing a Video Viewer Window Session ........................................................................................ 43
Chapter 5: Terminal Operations ................................................................................... 45
The Console Menu ........................................................................................................................... 45
Network Configuration .................................................................................................................... 45
Other Console Main Menu Options................................................................................................. 48
Security Configuration ............................................................................................................. 48
Local User Accounts................................................................................................................. 48
Console Password .................................................................................................................... 49
Reset Certificates ...................................................................................................................... 49
Secure Mode ............................................................................................................................. 50
Firmware Management ............................................................................................................ 50
Enable Debug Messages........................................................................................................... 50
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Keyboard Layout Configuration............................................................................................... 50
Display Version Information .................................................................................................... 51
Rename DSRIQ......................................................................................................................... 51
Restore Factory Defaults.......................................................................................................... 52
Reset Appliance ........................................................................................................................ 52
Exit............................................................................................................................................ 52
Appendices..................................................................................................................... 53
Appendix A: FLASH Upgrades................................................................................................. 53
Appendix B: Using DSView Software Over a Modem Connection .......................................... 55
Appendix C: Using DSRIQ-SRL Modules ................................................................................ 56
Appendix D: UTP Cabling........................................................................................................ 60
Appendix E: Technical Specifications ...................................................................................... 62
Appendix F: Sun Advanced Key Emulation.............................................................................. 64
Appendix G: Technical Support................................................................................................ 66
Index................................................................................................................................ 67
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LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1.1: Example DSR1024 Switch Configuration....................................................................... 2
Figure 2.1: Basic DSR1024 Switch Configuration............................................................................ 7
Figure 3.1: Avocent DSR Explorer Window.................................................................................... 22
Figure 3.2: Side Navigation Bar...................................................................................................... 23
Figure 4.1: Video Viewer Window (Normal Window Mode) .......................................................... 31
Figure 4.2: Manual Video Adjust Dialog Box ................................................................................. 36
Figure 4.3: Video Viewer Window with Local and Remote Cursors Displayed ............................. 39
Figure 5.1: Console Main Menu...................................................................................................... 46
Figure 5.2: Network Configuration Menu ....................................................................................... 47
Figure 5.3: The Rename DSRIQ Module Screen............................................................................. 52
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LIST OF TABLES
Table 3.1: DSR Explorer Window Area Descriptions ..................................................................... 22
Table 3.2: Viewing Appliance Information...................................................................................... 27
Table 4.1: Video Viewer Window Descriptions............................................................................... 32
Table 4.2: Manual VIdeo Adjust Dialog Box Descriptions ............................................................. 37
Table C.1: DSRIQ-SRL Module Pinouts ......................................................................................... 59
Table D.1: UTP Wiring Standards .................................................................................................. 60
Table E.1: DSR1024 Switch Product Specifications ....................................................................... 62
Table F.1: Sun Key Emulation......................................................................................................... 64
Table F.2: PS/2-to-USB Keyboard Mappings ................................................................................. 65
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Product Overview
Features and Benefits
Avocent DSR® switches combine analog and digital technology to provide flexible, centralized
control of data center servers and facilitate the OA&M (operations, activation and maintenance) of
remote branch offices where trained operators may be unavailable. They provide enterprise
customers with a significant reduction of cable volume, secure remote access and flexible server
management from anywhere at anytime.
The DSR1024 switch is a keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) switch, configurable for analog
(local) or digital (remote) connectivity. Video resolutions are supported up to 1280 x 1024 for
remote users. Enhanced video quality of up to 1600 x 1200 is available to local users via the video
port.
An SPC device is an 8- or 16-outlet device that you can use to control the power state of the
attached target device through the embedded web server or the DSView 3 software .
Each DSR1024 switch model includes a MODEM port that supports V.34, V.90 or V.92compatible modems that may be used to access the switch when an Ethernet connection is not
available.
The IP-based DSR1024 switches give you flexible target device management control from
anywhere in the world.
Reduce cable bulk
With server densities continually increasing, cable bulk remains a major concern for network
administrators. The DSR1024 switch reduce KVM cable volume by utilizing the innovative
DSRIQ module and a single, industry-standard Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) CAT 5 cable.
The DSRIQ module is powered directly from the target device and provides Keep Alive
functionality when the DSR1024 switch is not powered.
The DSRIQ-SRL (serial) module is a DCE device that provides the primary interface between a
serial device and a DSR1024 switch. It provides VT100 terminal emulation, break suppression and
port history in a compact, convenient module.
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Access the DSR1024 switch via network connection
No special software or drivers are required on the attached, or client, computers.
NOTE: The client connects to the server housing the DSView® management software using an Internet
browser. For modem access, you must install DSR Remote Operations software included on the DSView 3
software CD-ROM (see the DSView Installer/User Guide for more information).
Users access the DSR1024 switch and all attached systems via Ethernet or using a V.34, V.90 or
V.92 modem from a client computer, such as a PC. Clients can be located anywhere a valid
network connection exists.
Simple access to any target device
When a user accesses the DSView Server software, a listing of all target devices to which the user
has permission to view and manage is displayed. When a user selects a target device from the list,
the video of the selected target device is displayed in a Video Viewer window. For more
information about the Video Viewer, see Chapter 4. Figure 1.1 illustrates an example of a typical
DSR1024 switch configuration.
DSR1024 Switch
Modem
Ethernet
DSView Server
Software
Telephone
Network
Analog User
Digital User
(Computer with Internet browser)
Figure 1.1: Example DSR1024 Switch Configuration
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Safety Precautions
To avoid potential video and keyboard problems when using Avocent products:
•
If the building has 3-phase AC power, ensure that the computer and monitor are on the same
phase. For best results, they should be on the same circuit.
To avoid potentially fatal shock hazard and possible damage to equipment, please observe the
following precautions:
•
Do not use a 2-wire power cord in any Avocent product configuration.
•
Test AC outlets at the target device and monitor for proper polarity and grounding.
•
Use only with grounded outlets at both the target device and monitor. When using a backup
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), power the target device, the monitor and the
DSR1024 switch from the UPS.
NOTE: The AC inlet is the main power disconnect.
•
Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the
effect that overloading of circuits might have on overcurrent protection and supply wiring.
Consider equipment nameplate ratings for maximum current.
•
Reliable earthing of equipment should be maintained. Pay particular attention to supply
connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (for example, use of power
strips). Reliable earthing of equipment should be maintained. Pay particular attention to supply
connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (for example, use of power
strips).
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DSR1024 Switch Connectivity
The DSR1024 switching system requires connectivity to a server running the DSView Server
software. DSView 3 software allows a user to view and control target devices (one at a time)
attached to the DSR1024 switching system. For more information on the DSView 3 software, see
the DSView Installer/User Guide.
The DSR1024 switching system transmits keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) information between
operators and target devices attached to the DSR1024 switch over a network using either an
Ethernet connection or a modem connection.
The DSR1024 switch uses TCP/IP for communication over Ethernet. The DSR1024 switch also
uses Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) for communication over a V.34, V.90 or V.92 modem.
You can perform KVM switching tasks by using one of the following:
•
•
the web server built into the switch
-orDSView 3 software
The installation instructions in this chapter pertain to the hardware installation and configurations
of the DSR1024 switch and the built-in web server. If you plan to use the DSView 3 software for
access, please refer to the DSView 3 Quick Install Guide that is included with the DSView 3
software package.
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Installation Overview
The general procedure for setting up and installing the DSR1024 switch is as follows:
Setting up your network
The DSR1024 switching system uses IP addresses to uniquely identify the switch and the target
devices. The DSR1024 switch supports both Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and
static IP addressing. Avocent recommends that IP addresses be reserved for each switch and that
they remain static while the DSR1024 switches are connected to the network.
For additional information on setting up the DSR1024 switch using the DSView Server software,
and for information on how the DSR1024 switch uses TCP/IP, see the DSView Installer/User
Guide or DSView 3 Online Help.
Installing the DSR1024 switch
1.
Unpack the DSR1024 switch and verify that all components are present and in good condition.
See the Getting Started section on page 8 for specific information.
2.
Make all hardware connections between the power source, DSR switch, target device, optional
SPC device, the Ethernet and the optional modem connection. See the Connecting the
DSR1024 Switch Hardware section on page 9 for detailed instructions.
3.
Turn on the power and verify that all connections are working. See the Verifying the
Connections section on page 10 for more information.
4.
If you are accessing the DSR1021/1022 switch through the web server and configuring the
switch using the console menu interface, do that at this point. See Chapter 3 for
detailed instructions.
-orOtherwise, use the DSView 3 software to configure the DSR1021/1022 switch. See the
DSView Installer/User Guide or DSView 3 Online Help for detailed instructions.
5.
Make the appropriate adjustments to your mouse settings. See the Adjusting Mouse Settings on
Target Devices section on page 12 for instructions.
Figure 2.1 on page 7 illustrates one possible configuration for your DSR1024 switch.
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DSView
Server
Software
Ethernet
Telephone
Network
Modem
Internet
Connections
SPC
Power Control
Device
RJ-45 to DB-9
Adaptor
SPC Port
Connection
SETUP Port
CAT 5
Cable
DSR1024 Switch
DSRIQ
Port
KVM
Connections
Power
Cord
Power
Transformer
Analog User
Figure 2.1: Basic DSR1024 Switch Configuration
Target
Server
DSRIQ Module
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Getting Started
Before installing your DSR1024 switch, refer to the following lists to ensure you have all items that
shipped with the DSR1024 switch as well as other items necessary for proper installation.
Items supplied with the DSR1024 switch
The following items are shipped with the DSR1024 switch:
•
Power transformer
•
local country power cord
•
Two ribbon cables with RJ-45 connectors at each end
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One RJ-45 to DB-9 (male) adaptor for the modem connection
•
One RJ-45 to DB-9 (female) adaptor for the SETUP port
•
One CAT 5 patch cable for connecting the DSRIQ
•
One DSRIQ module (either PS/2 or USB, depending on configuration purchased)
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Additional items needed
Additional items needed for installation of the DSR1024 switch include the following:
•
(Optional) DSRIQ-VSN, DSRIQ-WSN, DSRIQ-USBS or DSRIQ-SRL supporting
serial connections
•
•
•
•
one CAT 5 patch cable for network connectivity (4-pair UTP, up to 10 meters)
(Optional) DSView 3 software
(Optional) V.34, V.90 or V.92-compatible modem and cables
(Optional) SPC power control device
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Connecting the DSR1024 Switch Hardware
To connect and power on your DSR1024 switch:
1.
Power off the target devices that will be part of your DSR1024 switching system. Locate the
power cord that came with the DSR1024 switch. Plug one end into the power socket on the
back panel of the DSR1024 switch. Plug the other end into a grounded AC wall outlet.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to your equipment:
• Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature.
• Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) outlet that is easily accessible at all times.
• Disconnect the power from the switch by unplugging the power cord from either the electrical outlet or
the appliance.
2.
Plug the VGA monitor and PS/2 keyboard and mouse cables into the corresponding DSR1024
switch ports. You must install both a keyboard and mouse on the local port, or the keyboard
will not initialize properly.
3.
Plug one end of a CAT 5 patch cable (4-pair, up to 10 meters) into the DSRIQ port and plug
the other end into the RJ-45 connector of a DSRIQ module.
4.
Plug the DSRIQ module into the corresponding ports on the back panel of the target server.
See the To connect a DSRIQ module to a server procedure on page 10 and the To connect a
DSRIQ module to a serial device procedure on page 10 for more information.
5.
Plug a CAT 5 patch cable from your Ethernet network into the LAN port on the back of the
DSR1024 switch. Network users will access the DSR1024 switch through this port.
6.
(Optional) The DSR1024 switch can also be accessed using a ITU V.92, V.90 or V.34compatible modem. Plug the included ribbon cable into the MODEM port on the back of your
DSR1024 switch. Plug the other end into the RJ-45 to DB-9 adaptor and plug the adaptor into
the connector on the modem.
NOTE: Using a modem connection instead of a LAN connection will limit the performance capability of your
DSR1024 switch.
7.
(Optional) Plug one end of the cable supplied with the SPC power control device into the SPC
port on the DSR1024 switch and plug the other end into an SPC device. Plug the power cord
from the target server into the SPC device power outlets. Plug the SPC device into an
appropriate AC wall outlet.
8.
If you will be configuring the DSR switch using the console menu interface, connect a terminal
or PC running terminal emulation software (such as HyperTerminal®) to the SETUP port on
the back panel of the DSR1024 switch using the suppliedcable. Set the terminal to 9600 bits
per second (bps), 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity and no flow control.
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9.
Power up the target device and then power up the DSR1024 switch. After approximately one
minute, the switch completes initialization and displays the target video on the local
port monitor.
10. If you did not use the console menu interface to configure the DSR1024 switch, use the
DSView 3 software to configure the switch. See the DSView Installer/User Guide or the
DSView 3 Online Help for detailed instructions.
To connect a DSRIQ module to a server:
1.
Attach the color-coded connectors of a DSRIQ module to the corresponding keyboard,
monitor and mouse ports on the server you will be connecting to the DSR1024 switch.
2.
Attach one end of the CAT 5 patch cable to the RJ-45 connector on the DSRIQ module.
Connect the other end of the CAT 5 patch cable to the desired port on the back panel of the
DSR1024 switch.
NOTE: When connecting a Sun DSRIQ module, you must use a multi-sync monitor in the local port to
accommodate Sun computers that support both VGA and sync-on-green or composite sync.
To connect a DSRIQ module to a serial device:
1.
Attach the DSRIQ-SRL module 9-pin serial connector to the serial port of the device you will
be connecting to the DSR1024 switch.
2.
Attach one end of the CAT 5 patch cable to the RJ-45 connector on the DSRIQ-SRL module.
Connect the other end of the CAT 5 patch cable to the desired port on the back panel of the
DSR1024 switch.
NOTE: The DSRIQ-SRL module is a DCE device and supports only VT100 terminal emulation.
3.
Connect the power supply to the power connector on your DSRIQ-SRL module. The cable
expander can be used to power up to four DSRIQ-SRL modules from a single power supply.
4.
Connect the DSRIQ-SRL module power supply to an appropriate AC wall outlet. Power up
your serial device. See Appendix C on page 56 for more information on DSRIQ-SRL modules.
Verifying the Connections
Verify the connections between the DSR1024 switch, DSRIQ modules and serial devices by
reading the status of the LEDs on the DSR1024 switch and the DSRIQ module.
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DSR1024 switch
The front panel of the DSR1024 switch features two LEDs indicating the Ethernet connection.
•
The top green LED, labeled Link, illuminates when a valid connection to the network is
established and blinks when there is activity on the port.
•
The lower amber LED, labeled 100M, indicates that you are communicating at the 100 Mbps
rate when using an Ethernet connection.
Additionally, there are two LEDs on the front of your DSR1024 switch to indicate the target
device status: one green and one amber.
•
•
The green LED illuminates when the attached target device has a digital session active.
The amber LED illuminates when that port is selected.
DSRIQ modules
NOTE: PS/2, Sun and USB DSRIQ modules are available for attaching computers to your DSR1024 switch.
Use the DSRIQ-SRL serial module to connect serial devices to the DSR1024 switch. The DSRIQSRL features two green LEDs: a POWER LED and a STATUS LED.
•
•
The POWER LED indicates that the attached DSRIQ-SRL is powered on.
The STATUS LED indicates that a valid selection has been made to a DSR switch.
The DSRIQ-SRL module prevents a serial break from the attached device if the module loses
power. However, a user can generate a serial break with the attached device by pressing Alt-B after
accessing the Terminal Applications menu.
Configuring the Web Server and DSView 3 Software
Setting up the built-in web server
You can access the DSR1024 switch via an embedded web server that handles most day-to-day
switching tasks. Before using the web server to access the switch, first specify an IP address.
through the SETUP port on the back panel of the switch. See Chapter 4 for detailed instructions on
how to use the SETUP port and web server to configure the switch.
Setting Up the DSView Software
See the DSView Installer/User Guide that ships with your software, or refer to the DSView 3
Online Help.
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Adjusting Mouse Settings on Target Devices
Before a computer connected to the DSR1024 switch can be used for remote user control, you must
set the target mouse speed and turn off acceleration. For machines running Microsoft® Windows®
(Windows NT®, 2000, XP, Server 2003), use the default PS/2 mouse driver.
To ensure that the local mouse movement and remote cursor display remain in sync, mouse
acceleration needs to be set to “none” for all user accounts accessing a remote system using a KVM
switch. Mouse acceleration should also be set to “none” on every remote system. Special cursors
should not be used and cursor visibility options, such as pointer trails, Ctrl key cursor location
animations, cursor shadowing and cursor hiding should also be turned off.
This section explains the steps for setting mouse movement and cursor features for use with
Avocent hardware products and DSView® management software with the following operating
systems:
•
Microsoft® Windows®
• NT 4.0
• 2000
• XP
• Server 2003
• IntelliPoint® drivers
•
LINUX®
• Red Hat® (pre-8.0, 8.0 and later, and Enterprise)
• SUSE®
•
UNIX® Sun Solaris® (versions 9 and 10)
•
Novell® NetWare®
•
Apple® MAC® OS X
NOTE: If you are not able to turn off mouse acceleration from within your operating system (OS), or if you do not
desire to adjust the settings of all your servers, newer versions of the DSView software include the Tools - Single
Cursor Mode command available in the Video Viewer window. This command places the Video Viewer window
into an "invisible mouse" mode which allows you to manually toggle control between the mouse pointer on the
target system being viewed and the mouse pointer on the client running DSView software. See Chapter 5 for
more information about the Video Viewer.
Microsoft Windows
NOTE: Avocent highly recommends that all Microsoft® Windows systems attached to the DS1800 digital switch,
DSR1021/1022 switches, CCM console management appliances and SwitchView IP remote access devices use
the default Windows PS/2 mouse driver.
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for NT 4.0 (using default drivers):
1.
From the Desktop, select Start - Settings - Control Panel to open the Control Panel window.
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2.
From the Control Panel, double-click the Mouse icon to open the Mouse Properties dialog box.
3.
Click the Motion tab.
4.
Set the Pointer speed slider to Slow (the leftmost tick mark).
5.
Make sure the Snap to default checkbox is unchecked.
6.
Click OK to close the Mouse Properties dialog box and to save your settings.
7.
Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management
software you are using:
•
•
•
If you are using DSView software version 2.x or earlier, click Mouse Align.
If you are using DSView software version 3.0 or later, click Align Local Cursor.
If you are using the AVWorks® cross-platform management application, click
Screen Refresh.
The mouse resynchronizes and should work properly.
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for Windows 2000 (using
default drivers):
1.
From the Desktop, select Start - Settings - Control Panel to open the Control Panel window.
2.
From the Control Panel, double-click the Mouse icon to open the Mouse Properties dialog box.
3.
Click the Motion tab.
4.
Set the Speed slider to the default of 50% (the sixth tick mark from the left).
5.
Set the Acceleration option to None.
6.
Make sure the Snap to default checkbox is unchecked.
7.
Click OK to close the Mouse Properties dialog box and to save your settings.
8.
Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management
software you are using:
•
•
•
If you are using DSView software version 2.x or earlier, click Mouse Align.
If you are using DSView software version 3.0 or later, click Align Local Cursor.
If you are using the AVWorks software, click Screen Refresh.
The mouse resynchronizes and should work properly.
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for Windows XP or Windows
Server 2003 (using default drivers):
1.
From the Desktop, select Start - Control Panel to open the Control Panel window.
2.
From the Control Panel, double-click the Mouse icon to open the Mouse Properties dialog box.
3.
Click the Pointer Options tab.
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4.
Set the Select a pointer speed slider to the default of midpoint (the fifth tick mark from
the left).
5.
Uncheck the Enhance pointer precision checkbox.
6.
Make sure the Snap To and the Visibility checkboxes are unchecked.
7.
Click OK to close the Mouse Properties dialog box and to save your settings.
8.
Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management
software you are using:
•
•
•
If you are using DSView software version 2.x or earlier, click Mouse Align.
If you are using DSView software version 3.0 or later, click Align Local Cursor.
If you are using the AVWorks software, click Screen Refresh.
The mouse resynchronizes and should work properly.
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for IntelliPoint drivers:
1.
From the Desktop, select Start - Control Panel to open the Control Panel window.
2.
From the Control Panel, double-click the Mouse icon to open the Mouse Properties dialog box.
3.
Click the Pointer Options tab.
4.
Set the Select a pointer speed slider to the default of midpoint (the fifth tick mark from
the left).
5.
Uncheck the Enhance pointer precision checkbox.
6.
Make sure the Snap To and the Visibility checkboxes are unchecked.
7.
Click the Wheel tab.
8.
Uncheck the Enable accelerated scrolling ... checkbox.
9.
Click OK to close the Mouse Properties dialog box and to save your settings.
10. Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management
software you are using:
•
•
•
If you are using DSView software version 2.x or earlier, click Mouse Align.
If you are using DSView software version 3.0 or later, click Align Local Cursor.
If you are using the AVWorks software, click Screen Refresh.
The mouse resynchronizes and should work properly.
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LINUX
NOTE: Red Hat and SUSE support several standard graphical user interfaces. For this document, the Red Hatmodified version of the GNOME graphical interface is shown, and the SUSE-modified version of the KDE
interface is shown. If your Red Hat installation uses the KDE graphical user interface, see the SUSE section or
refer to the KDE documentation online. If your SUSE installation uses the GNOME interface, refer to the Red Hat
section or refer to the GNOME documentation online.
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for Red Hat LINUX pre-8.0 drivers
(modified GNOME GUI):
1.
From the Workspace Menu, click the Desktop Manager icon and select Application Manager Desktop_Controls to open the Control Center dialog box.
2.
From the tree view, select Peripherals - Mouse to list the mouse settings.
3.
Set the Acceleration slider to the center position.
4.
(Optional) Select the desired Mouse buttons option and set the Threshold slider to the
desired position.
5.
Click OK to close the Control Center dialog box and to save your settings.
6.
Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management
software you are using.
•
•
•
If you are using DSView software version 2.x or earlier, click Mouse Align.
If you are using DSView software version 3.0 or later, click Align Local Cursor.
If you are using the AVWorks software, click Screen Refresh.
The mouse resynchronizes and should work properly.
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for Red Hat LINUX 8.0 and
later drivers:
1.
Click the Red Hat icon.
2.
Select Preferences - Mouse to open the Mouse Preferences dialog box.
3.
Click the Motion tab.
4.
Set the Acceleration slider slightly left of the center position.
NOTE: The sliders in Red Hat LINUX versions 8 and above do not contain numbers or tick marks. Proper
alignment may be achieved only by trial and error.
5.
(Optional) Set the Sensitivity and Threshold sliders to the desired positions.
6.
Click Close to close the Mouse Preferences dialog box and to save your settings.
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7.
Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management
software you are using.
•
•
•
If you are using DSView software version 2.x or earlier, click Mouse Align.
If you are using DSView software version 3.0 or later, click Align Local Cursor.
If you are using the AVWorks software, click Screen Refresh.
8.
Test the mouse motion in the Video Viewer window.
9.
If necessary, repeat steps 4 to 8 until the mouse is properly aligned.
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for Red Hat Enterprise
LINUX drivers:
There are two ways to open the Mouse dialog box:
•
•
To open the Mouse dialog box using a menu, go to step 1.
To open the Mouse dialog box using icons, go to step 4.
1.
Click the Main Menu icon.
2.
Select Programs - Settings - Peripherals - Mouse to open the Mouse dialog box.
3.
Go to step 8.
4.
Click the Start Here icon to open the Start Here dialog box.
5.
Click the Preferences icon to open the Control Center dialog box.
6.
Click the Peripherals icon to open the Peripherals dialog box.
7.
Click the Mouse icon to open the Mouse dialog box.
8.
Set the Acceleration slider to the middle position.
9.
(Optional) Select the desired Mouse buttons option and set the Threshold slider to the
desired position.
10. Click OK to close the Mouse dialog box and to save your settings.
11. Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management
software you are using.
•
•
•
If you are using DSView software version 2.x or earlier, click Mouse Align.
If you are using DSView software version 3.0 or later, click Align Local Cursor.
If you are using the AVWorks software, click Screen Refresh.
The mouse resynchronizes and should work properly.
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for SUSE LINUX drivers:
1.
Click the SUSE icon and select Control Center. (By default, SUSE uses a modified version of
the KDE graphical user interface.)
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2.
Click anywhere in the screen area to open the Behavior (first time use default) - Control Center
window where you clicked.
3.
If the Index side navigation bar is shown in tree view, click the plus symbol (+) next to
Peripherals to display the submenu items. Otherwise, select Peripherals.
4.
Select the Mouse option to display the Mouse - Control Center dialog box.
5.
Click the Advanced tab.
6.
Set the Pointer acceleration slider to the leftmost position (1.0x).
7.
(Optional) Set the Pointer threshold, Double click interval, Drag start time, Drag start distance
and Mouse wheel scrolls by sliders to the desired positions.
8.
If necessary, click Defaults to restore the default settings.
9.
Click Apply to save your settings.
10. Click the X button in the upper-right corner to close the Mouse - Control Center dialog box.
11. Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management
software you are using:
•
•
•
If you are using DSView 2.x or earlier software, click Mouse Align.
If you are using DSView 3.0 or later software, click Align Local Cursor.
If you are using the AVWorks software, click Screen Refresh.
The mouse resynchronizes and should work properly.
UNIX
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for Sun Solaris v9 drivers:
NOTE: To use a Sun Solaris driver with the DSView software and DSR1021/1022 switch, you must have the
following versions of DSView software on your host system and DSR1021/1022 switch firmware:
• DSView software version 2.x and earlier - DS Management Software suite version 1.0.9.202 or later
• DSR1021/1022 switch with DSView software version 2.x and earlier - Firmware version 1.0.0.106 to 2.x
• DSR1021/1022 switch with DSView software 3.0 and later - Firmware version 3.0 or later
1.
From the Workspace Menu, select Desktop Manager and go to step 3.
- or Click on the tab above the Text Note control and select Applications to open the Application
Manager window.
2.
Click the Desktop_Controls icon to open the Application Manager Desktop_Controls window.
3.
Double-click the Mouse Style Manager icon to open the Style Manager toolbar and Style
Manager - Mouse dialog box.
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4.
In the Style Manager - Mouse dialog box, set the Acceleration slider to 1.0.
5.
(Optional) Select the desired Handedness and Button 2 options and set the Double-Click and
the Threshold sliders to the desired positions. Test the double-click speed by double-clicking
on the mouse icon.
6.
Click OK to close the dialog box and to save your settings.
7.
If you are using DSView or AVWorks software, select Video - Scaling - Auto Scale in any
active remote session window.
8.
Set the mouse scaling to normal by performing the following actions:
9.
a.
From the Video Viewer menu, select Tools - Session Options to open the Session Options
dialog box.
b.
Click the Mouse tab.
c.
In the Mouse Scaling area, select the Default radio button.
d.
Click OK to close the Session Options dialog box and to save your settings.
Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management
software you are using:
•
•
•
If you are using DSView software version 2.x or earlier, click Mouse Align.
If you are using DSView software version 3.0 or later, click Align Local Cursor.
If you are using the AVWorks software, click Screen Refresh.
The mouse resynchronizes and should work properly.
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for Sun Solaris v10 drivers:
NOTE:To use a Sun Solaris driver with the DSView software and DSR1021/1022 switch, you must have the
following versions of DSView software on your host system and DSR1021/1022 switch firmware:
• DSView software version 2.x and earlier - DS Management Software suite version 1.0.9.202 or later
• DSR1021/1022 switch with DSView software version 2.x and earlier - Firmware version 1.0.0.106 to 2.x
• DSR1021/1022 switch with DSView software 3.0 and later - Firmware version 3.0 or later
1.
In the Front Panel dashboard, click the Style Manager icon to open the Style Manager toolbar.
2.
Double-click the Mouse icon to open the Style Manager - Mouse dialog box.
3.
In the Style Manager - Mouse dialog box, set the Acceleration slider to 1.0.
4.
(Optional) Select the desired Handedness and Button 2 options and set the Double-Click and
the Threshold sliders to the desired positions. Test the double-click speed by double-clicking
on the mouse icon.
5.
Click OK to close the dialog box and to save your settings.
6.
If you are using DSView or AVWorks software, select Video - Scaling - Auto Scale in any
active remote session window.
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8.
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Set the mouse scaling to normal by performing the following actions:
a.
From the Video Viewer menu, select Tools - Session Options to open the Session Options
dialog box.
b.
Click the Mouse tab.
c.
In the Mouse Scaling area, select the Default setting.
d.
Click OK to close the Sessions Options dialog box and to save your settings.
Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management
software you are using.
•
•
•
If you are using DSView software version 2.x or earlier, click Mouse Align.
If you are using DSView software version 3.0 or later, click Align Local Cursor.
If you are using the AVWorks software, click Screen Refresh.
The mouse resynchronizes and should work properly.
Novell NetWare
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for NetWare Versions 5
and 6 drivers:
Novell NetWare versions 5 and 6 are not delivered with a method for changing the mouse
acceleration. An NLM (NetWare Loadable Module) jointly developed by Avocent and Novell is
available from the Avocent web site which may be used to properly align the mouse.
1.
In a web browser, enter http://www.avocent.com to visit the Avocent web site home page.
2.
On the Avocent web site home page, click the Support link to go to the Technical Support
web page.
3.
On the Technical Support web page, click the Knowledge Base link to go to a page containing
Avocent hardware and software products.
4.
Select the DSView link to list DSView software subcategories to the right of the Avocent
hardware and software products.
5.
Select the Configuration and Installation link to go to a web page containing DSView software
configuration and installation information appears.
6.
Select the DSView Software Mouse Alignment with Novell GUI Netware 5 and 6 link. The
Technical & Support Notes web page appears.
7.
Follow the instructions on the web page.
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Apple Mac OS
To adjust the mouse speed and cursor settings for Version X (using
default drivers):
1.
Click the Apple icon.
2.
Select System Prefs to open the System Prefs window.
3.
Select View - Mouse to open the Mouse dialog box.
4.
Set the Tracking Speed slider to the default of the fifth tick mark from the left.
5.
(Optional) Set the Double-Click Speed slider to the desired position. Test the double-click
speed by double-clicking a word in the text field below the slider.
6.
Close the Mouse dialog box to save your settings.
7.
Resynchronize the mouse in the software remote session window for the Avocent management
software you are using.
•
•
•
If you are using DSView software version 2.x or earlier, click Mouse Align.
If you are using DSView software version 3.0 or later, click Align Local Cursor.
If you are using the AVWorks software, click Screen Refresh.
The mouse resynchronizes and should work properly.
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Web Server Operations
Overview of the DSR1024 Web Server
In addition to the OSCAR on-screen interface, the DSR1024 switch provides a built in web server
to handle all basic KVM switching needs. For enhanced functionality and control of multiple
devices, users can upgrade to the DSView 3 software package. The DSR web server provides
secure “point-and-click” web browser-based access to control any device attached to your
DSR1024 switch.
The DSR web server supports the following browsers:
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•
•
•
Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 6.0 SP1 and later
Mozilla version 1.7.3 and later
Firefox version 1.0 and later
Netscape version 7.2 and later
Avocent recommends that the browser be kept up to date with the latest version.
A Video Viewer window allows you to control the keyboard, monitor and mouse functions of
individual target devices connected to the DSR1024 switch in real time. You may also use
predefined global macros to perform actions within the Video Viewer window. For instructions on
how to use the Video Viewer, see Chapter 4. Once the switch has been installed and configured as
described in Chapter 2 and you have set the IP address, you are ready to begin daily operation.
Viewing and Selecting Ports and Servers
Before you can begin a KVM session, you must first login to the DSR web server.
To log in to the DSR web server:
1.
Launch a web browser.
2.
In the address field of the browser, enter the IP address that you assigned to your DSR1024
switch. Use https://xxx.xx.xx.xx as the format.
3.
When the browser makes contact with the switch, enter your username and password, then
click Login. The DSR Explorer Window will appear.
NOTE: The default username is Admin with no password.
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About the DSR Explorer Window
When a user has been logged in and authenticated, the Avocent DSR Explorer window appears.
From the DSR Explorer window, users may view, access and manage their DSR1024 switch. The
window may also be used to specify system settings and change profile settings.
Figure 3.1 shows the DSView Explorer window areas for the DSR1024 switch.
A
B
C
Figure 3.1: Avocent DSR Explorer Window
Table 3.1 describes some of the DSR Explorer window areas.
Table 3.1: DSR Explorer Window Area Descriptions
Letter
Description
A
Top option bar - Use the top option bar to bookmark a DSR web server window, refresh the display
of a DSR web server window, print a web page, log out of a software session or access the
Avocent Technical Support help page. The name of the logged in user appears on the left side of
the top option bar.
B
Side navigation bar - Use the side navigation bar to display the system information you wish to
display or edit, which displays in the content area. The side navigation bar also contains icons in
the top left corner which, when clicked, expand or collapse all nodes.
C
Content area - Use the content area to display or make changes to the DSR web server system.
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Using the side navigation bar
You can use the side navigation bar to display windows in which you can specify settings or
perform operations. Figure 3.2 shows the side navigation bar of the DSR1024 Explorer window.
Figure 3.2: Side Navigation Bar
Clicking on a link that does not contain an arrow will display its corresponding window.
Using the top option bar
Bookmarking a window (Internet Explorer only)
The DSR Explorer window contains a bookmark icon and text in the top option bar. Bookmarking
a window will add a link to the window in the Favorites drop-down menu. You may select the link
at any time to quickly access the bookmarked window.
If you bookmark a window and information related to the window changes, this new information
will appear in the window when you next display the bookmarked window.
If you click BOOKMARK or the bookmark icon after the DSR web server session has timed out, the
User Login window will open and you must log in again.
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To bookmark a window:
1.
In the top option bar, click BOOKMARK or the bookmark icon. The Add Favorite dialog box
will appear.
2.
If you wish, type a name for the window. You may also click the Create in button to create or
specify a folder in which to place the window.
3.
Click OK to close the Add Favorite dialog box.
Printing a window
All DSR web server windows contain a print icon in the top option bar.
To print a DSR web server window:
1.
In the top option bar, click PRINT or the print icon. The Print dialog box will appear.
2.
Specify the options you wish to use for printing the DSR web server window.
3.
Click Print to print the DSR web server window and close the Print dialog box.
Refreshing a window
A DSR Explorer window may be refreshed at any time by clicking REFRESH or the refresh icon in
the top option bar.
Logging Out
A user may log out at any time by clicking the logout icon in the top option bar.
Launching a KVM session
To launch a KVM session from the DSR Explorer:
1.
From the DSR Explorer, select Target Devices in the side navigation bar. A list of available
devices will appear.
2.
Click the KVM session link to the right of the target device that you wish to access. The Video
Viewer will launch. For more information on the Video Viewer, see Chapter 5.
If the target device is currently in use, users attempting access will be given an opportunity to force
a connection to the device if their preemption level is equal to or higher than the current user’s.
Users may also launch KVM sessions from the Unit Overview window.
To delete offline IQ modules:
1.
If you wish to only list servers that are available and powered, click Appliance - Appliance
Settings - Ports - IQ modules to activate the Appliance IQ modules window.
2.
Click the Delete Offline button.
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To disconnect an active KVM session (Administrator only):
1.
Click Appliance - Appliance Settings - Sessions - Active to display a list of active
KVM sessions.
2.
Select the checkbox to the left of the session you wish to disconnect and click the
Disconnect button.
Managing a DSR web server device
While not as powerful as the DSView 3 software, the DSR web server provides several
configuration options to tailor the DSR1024 switch to your specific application.
Upgrading DSRIQ modules
The DSRIQ Flash upgrade feature allows you to update DSRIQ modules with the latest firmware
available. This update can be performed using the DSR web server, DSView 3 software or the
OSCAR interface.
After the Flash memory is reprogrammed with the upgrade, the DSR1024 switch performs a soft
reset, which terminates all DSRIQ module sessions. A target device experiencing a DSRIQ module
firmware update may not display, or may display as disconnected. The target device will appear
normally when the Flash update is completed.
NOTE: Check www.avocent.com for firmware upgrade files.
NOTE: DSRIQ modules are automatically updated when the DSR1024 switch is updated. To update your
DSR1024 switch firmware, see Appendix A on page 53 or the DSView 3 Online Help.
DSRIQ modules may also be force upgraded should the need arise.
To force upgrade the DSRIQ module firmware using the DSR web server:
1.
2.
From the side navigation bar, select Appliance - Appliance Settings - Ports - IQ modules.
Select the IQ modules that you wish to upgrade and click the Upgrade button.
CAUTION:® Disconnecting a DSRIQ module during a firmware update or cycling power to the target device will
render the module inoperable and require the DSRIQ module to be returned to the factory for repair.
Rebooting the appliance
Periodically, such as after an upgrade, you may need to reboot the DSR1024 switch.
To reboot the DSR1024 switch remotely:
1.
2.
From the side navigation bar, select Appliance - Overview.
When the appliance overview window appears, click Reboot Appliance.
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Managing Local Accounts
The DSR web server provides local and login security through Administrator-defined user
accounts. By selecting Local Accounts on the side menu bar, Administrators may add and delete
users, define user preemption and access levels and change passwords.
User access levels
Accounts have two access levels: user and Administrator. Most switch management tasks can only
be performed by persons with Administrator level access.
Preemption levels
The preemption level of users determine whether they may disconnect another user’s serial or
video (KVM) session with a target device.
DSR web server Administrators may specify the preemption level for user accounts when an
account is created. The preemption level may be changed later.
Preemption levels range from 1-4, with 4 being the highest level. For example, a user with a
preemption level of 4 may preempt other level 4 users, as well as those with a level 1, 2 or 3 setting.
To change the default premption level: (Administrator only)
1.
2.
Click Appliance - Appliance Settings - Ports - OSCAR.
Use the drop-down menu to select the new level and click the Save button.
To add a new user account (Administrator only):
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
On the side menu bar, select Local Accounts. The current user list will be displayed.
Click the Add button.
Enter the name and password of the new user in the blanks provided.
Select the preemption and access levels for the new user.
Click the Save button to complete the process.
To delete a user account (Administrator only):
1.
2.
On the side menu bar, select Local Accounts. The current user list will be displayed.
Click the box to the left of each account that you wish to delete, then click the
delete button.
To edit a user account (Administrator or active user only):
1.
2.
3.
On the side menu bar, select local accounts. The current user list will be displayed.
Click the name of the user you wish to edit. A user profile will appear.
Edit the user account as needed, then click Save.
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Managing Device Properties
Viewing and changing appliance configuration information
The DSR1024 switch can report most device properties directly through the DSR web browser.
NOTE: Users can view all appliance information, but only Administrators can change settings.
Table 3.2: Viewing Appliance Information
To do this:
Select this:
Display the unit’s name or type
Appliance - Overview
Display a list of available target devices, their
type and status
Target Devices
Enter, change or display the unit’s network
address, gateway address, subnet mask, MAC
address, LAN speed, DHCP enable status or
ICMP ping reply status
Appliance - Appliance Settings - Network
Display the unit’s current firmware revision for
application, boot and Video FPGA
Appliance - Appliance Settings - Versions
Display a list of the attached IQ module and
its status
Appliance - Appliance Settings - Ports - IQ modules
Display a list of active KVM sessions and
their duration
Appliance - Appliance Settings - Sessions - Active
Display a list of devices attached to the
DSR1024 switch
Appliance - Appliance Settings - Sessions - Active
Display a list of devices attached to the
DSR1024 switch
Appliance - Connections
View the unit’s part number, serial number and
EID number
Appliance - Properties - Identity
Enter or display the unit’s Site, Department and
Location
Appliance - Properties - Location
Enable the inactivity timeout
Appliance - Appliance Settings - Sessions - KVM settings.
Then, click the Enable Inactivity timeout box
Change the unit encryption level
Appliance - Appliance Settings - Sessions - KVM settings Then select the level of encryption desired for keyboard/
mouse signals and then video signals
Change the modem time-out settings
Appliance - Appliance Settings - Ports - Modem
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Power Controlling Target Devices
NOTE: You must have Administrator privileges to change SPC power control device settings.
If a target device is connected to an SPC power control device outlet, you may power up, power
down or cycle (power target device down and then up) the target device using the DSR web server.
To power up a target device:
1.
Select Appliance - Appliance Settings - Ports - SPC - Sockets from the DSR Explorer. The SPC
sockets window will appear.
2.
Select the checkbox to the left of the device that you wish to power.
3.
Click the On button.
To power down a target device:
1.
Select Appliance - Appliance Settings - Ports - SPC - Sockets from the DSR Explorer. The SPC
sockets window will appear.
2.
Select the checkbox to the left of the device that you wish to power down.
3.
Click the Off button.
To power cycle a target device:
1.
Select Appliance - Appliance Settings - Ports - SPC - Sockets from the DSR Explorer. The SPC
sockets window will appear.
2.
Select the checkbox to the left of the device that you wish to cycle.
3.
Click the Cycle button.
To change the minimum on time, off time or wake up state:
1.
Select Appliance - Appliance Settings - Ports - SPC - Sockets from the DSR Explorer.
2.
Click the socket name that you wish to modify.
3.
Use the drop down windows to alter the desired settings.
4.
Click the Save button to exit.
To view device details regarding the connected SPC device:
Select Appliance - Appliance Settings - Ports - SPC - Settings from the DSR Explorer.
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The Video Viewer
About the Video Viewer Window
The Video Viewer is used to conduct a KVM session with the target devices attached to the DSR
switch. When you connect to a device using the Video Viewer, the target device desktop appears in
a separate window containing both the local and the target device cursor. The Video Viewer
window supports either a 3- or 5-button mouse.
The DSR web server software uses a Java-based program to display the Video Viewer window.
NOTE: The DSR web server uses system memory to store and display images within Video Viewer windows.
Each opened Video Viewer window requires additional system memory:
• An 8-bit color setting on the client PC requires 1.4 MB of memory per Video Viewer window.
• A 16-bit color setting requires 2.4 MB and a 32-bit color setting requires 6.8 MB.
Opening more than four simultaneous Video Viewer windows may affect system performance and is not
recommended. If you attempt to open more Video Viewer windows than your system memory allows, you will
receive an out-of-memory error and the requested Video Viewer window will not open.
If the device you are attempting to access is currently being viewed by another user, you will be
prompted to preempt the other user if the preemption level is equal to or greater than theirs. An
appliance administrator can disconnect the other user via the Active Session page. For more
information, see the To disconnect an active KVM session (Administrator only) procedure on page
25 in Chapter 3.
Video Viewer minimum requirements
The Video Viewer requires one of the following operating systems:
•
•
•
•
•
Windows 2000 Workstation or Server with Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 Standard, Enterprise or Web Edition
Window NT 4.0 Workstation or Server with Service Pack 6a
Windows XP Home Edition or Professional
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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The Video Viewer client requires Java version 1.4.2_04 or later when opened from Internet
Explorer, Mozilla, Netscape or Firefox browsers. The DSR web server automatically downloads
and installs the Video Viewer the first time it is opened.
NOTE: The DSR web server does not install the Java Resource Engine (JRE). The JRE is available from
http:\\www.sun.com as a free download.
Launching a KVM Session
NOTE: When using a non-proxied connection, video performance over a slower network connection may be
less than optimal. Since certain color settings (such as Grayscale) use less network bandwidth than others (such
as Best Color), changing the color settings can increase video performance. For optimal video performance over
a slower network connection, Avocent recommends a color setting such as Grayscale/Best Compression or Low
Color/High Compression. See the Adjusting color depth section on page 35 for more information.
To launch a KVM session from the DSR Explorer:
1.
2.
Click on a device listed on the Target Devices screen to open the unit overview window.
Click the KVM Session link to open the Video Viewer in a new window.
Session time-out
A remote session can time-out no activity has occurred in a Session window for a specified time.
The session time-out value can be configured by using the Appliance KVM Session Settings
window. If you specify a new time-out value, it will be used the next time the DSR web server
is accessed.
To enable, disable or configure the session time-out:
1.
2.
3.
In the side menu, select Unit Views - Appliance - Appliance Settings - Sessions - KVM Settings.
Select the desired setting for the Enable Activity Timeout box.
If necessary, select the time limit for the inactivity timeout.
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Video Viewer Window Features
Figure 4.1 shows the Video Viewer window areas, and descriptions follow in Table 4.1 on page 32.
B
C
A
H
I
Figure 4.1: Video Viewer Window (Normal Window Mode)
D
E
F
G
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Table 4.1: Video Viewer Window Descriptions
Letter
Description
A
Title Bar: Displays the name of the server being viewed. When in Full Screen mode,
the title bar disappears and the server name appears between the menu and toolbar.
B
Thumbtack: Locks the display of the menu and toolbar so that it is visible at all
times.
C
Menu and toolbar: Enables you to access many of the features in the Video Viewer
window. The menu and toolbar is in a show/hide state if the thumbtack has not been
used. Place your cursor over the toolbar to display the menu and toolbar.
Up to ten commands and/or macro group buttons can be displayed on the toolbar.
By default, the Single Cursor Mode, Refresh, Automatic Video Adjust and Align Local
Cursor buttons appear on the toolbar. For more information, see the Changing the
toolbar section on page 33 and the Using Macros section on page 42.
D
Macro buttons: Commonly used keyboard sequences that can be sent to the
target device.
E
Minimize button: Minimizes the display of the Video Viewer window into the task
bar at the bottom of the local computer.
F
Maximize button: Changes the window to Full Screen mode, which expands the
accessed device desktop to fill the entire screen. Expanding the window causes the
following to occur:
•
The title bar disappears.
•
The server name appears between the menu and toolbar.
•
The Maximize button hanges to a Normal Window Mode button and appears on
the toolbar. Clicking the button toggles the Video Viewer window to Normal
Window mode.
•
The Close button appears on the toolbar.
G
Close button: Closes the VIdeo Viewer window.a
H
Accessed device desktop: Interacts with your device through this window.
I
Frame: Resizes the Video Viewer window by clicking and holding on the frame.
a The Close button may not be present for all operating systems.
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Changing the toolbar
You can choose the amount of elapsed time before the toolbar hides in the Video Viewer window
when it is in show/hide state (that is, not locked in place by the thumbtack).
To specify a toolbar hide time:
1.
Select Tools - Session Options from the Video Viewer window menu
-orClick the Session Options button.
The Session Options dialog box appears.
2.
Click the Toolbar tab.
3.
Use the arrow keys to specify the number of elapsed seconds prior to hiding the toolbar.
4.
Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog box.
Setting the Window Size
NOTE: The View - Scaling command is not available if the Video Viewer window is in Full Screen mode or to
non-primary users of a shared session.
When the DSR web server is used for the first time, any open Video Viewer windows display at a
resolution of 1024 x 768 until the user changes the value. Each Video Viewer window can be set to
a different resolution.
The DSR web server automatically adjusts the display if the window size changes during a session
as long as autoscaling is enabled. If the target device resolution changes any time during a session,
the display adjusts automatically.
To change the Video Viewer window resolution:
1.
2.
Select the View - Scaling command.
Click on the desired resolution.
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Adjusting the View
Using menus or Task buttons in the Video Viewer window, you can do the following:
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Align the mouse cursors.
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Refresh the screen.
•
Enable or disable Full Screen mode. When Full Screen mode is enabled, the image adjusts to
fit the desktop up to a size of 1024 x 768. If the desktop has a higher resolution, the
following occurs:
•
•
•
The full-screen image is centered in the desktop, and the areas surrounding the Video
Viewer window are black.
•
The menu and toolbar are locked so that they are visible at all times.
Enable automatic, full or manual scaling of the session image:
•
With full scaling, the desktop window remains fixed and the device image scales to fit
the window.
•
With automatic scaling, the desktop window is sized to match the resolution of the
server being viewed.
•
With manual scaling, a drop-down menu of supported image scaling resolutions is
displayed.
Change the color depth of the session image.
To align the mouse cursors:
Click the Align Local Cursor button in the Video Viewer window toolbar. The local cursor should
align with the cursor on the remote device.
NOTE: If cursors drift out of alignment, turn off mouse acceleration in the attached device.
To refresh the screen:
Click the Refresh Image button in the Video Viewer window.
-orSelect View - Refresh from the Video Viewer window menu.
The digitized video image is completely regenerated.
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To enable or disable full screen mode:
1.
To enable Full Screen mode, click the Maximize button.
-orSelect View - Full Screen from the Video Viewer window menu.
The desktop window disappears and only the accessed device desktop is visible. The screen
resizes up to a maximum of 1024 x 768. If the desktop has a higher resolution, then a black
background surrounds the full screen image. The floating toolbar appears.
-or-
2.
To disable Full Screen mode, click the Full Screen Mode button on the floating toolbar to
return to the desktop window.
To enable automatic, full or manual scaling:
1.
To enable automatic scaling, select View - Scaling from the Video Viewer window menu. The
device image scales automatically.
-or-
2.
To enable full scaling, select View - Scaling from the Video Viewer window menu. The device
image scales automatically to the resolution of the server being viewed.
-or-
3.
To enable manual scaling:
a.
Select View - Scaling from the Video Viewer window menu.
b.
Choose the dimension to scale the window. Available manual scaling sizes are as follows:
1024 x 768
960 x 720
896 x 672
832 x 624
768 x 576
704 x 528
640 x 480
Adjusting color depth
The DSR switch Dambrackas Video Compression™ (DVC) algorithm enables users to adjust the
number of viewable colors in a remote session window. You can choose to display more colors for
the best fidelity or fewer colors to reduce the volume of data transferred on the network.
Video Viewer windows can be viewed using the Best Color Available (slower updates), Best
Compression (fastest updates), a combination of Best Color and Best Compression or in Grayscale.
You can specify the color depths of individual ports and channels by selecting the View - Color
command in a remote session window. These settings are saved individually per channel.
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Additional Video Adjustment
Generally, the Video Viewer window automatic adjustment features optimizes the video for the
best possible view. However, users can fine-tune the video with the help of Avocent Technical
Support by selecting the Tools - Manual Video Adjust command in the Video Viewer window
menu or clicking the Manual Video Adjust button. This displays the Manual Video Adjust dialog
box. Video adjustment is a per target setting.
Users can also verify the level of packets per second required to support a static screen by
observing the packet rate located in the lower left-hand corner of the dialog box.
To manually adjust the video quality of the window:
NOTE: The following video adjustments should be made only on the advice and with the help of Avocent
Technical Support.
1.
Select Tools - Manual Video Adjust from the Video Viewer window menu.
-orClick the Manual Video Adjust button.
The Manual Video Adjust dialog box appears. Figure 4.2 shows the dialog box. Table 4.2 on
page 37 describes each element of the dialog box..
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
Figure 4.2: Manual Video Adjust Dialog Box
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Table 4.2: Manual VIdeo Adjust Dialog Box Descriptions
Letter Description
Letter
Description
A
Image Capture Width
H
Pixel Noise Threshold
B
Pixel Sampling/Fine Adjust
I
Automatic Video Adjustment
C
Image Capture Horizontal Position
J
Refresh Image
D
Image Capture Vertical Position
K
Adjustment bar
E
Contrast
L
Video Test Pattern
F
Brightness
M
Performance Monitor
G
Block Noise Threshold
N
Close button
2.
Click the icon corresponding to the feature you wish to adjust.
3.
Move the Contrast slider bar and then fine-tune the setting by clicking the Min (-) or Max (+)
buttons to adjust the parameter for each icon pressed. The adjustments display immediately in
the Video Viewer window.
4.
When finished, click Close to exit the Manual Video Adjust dialog box.
Image capture width, pixel sampling/fine adjust, image capture horizontal position
and image capture vertical position
The Image Capture Width, Pixel Sampling/Fine Adjust, Image Capture Horizontal Position and
Image Capture Vertical Position adjustments affect how the target video is captured and digitized
and are seldom changed.
The image capture parameters are automatically changed by the Automatic Adjustment function. A
special image is required on the target in order to make accurate adjustments independently.
Contrast and brightness
If the image in the Video Viewer window is too dark or too light, select Tools - Automatic Video
Adjust or click the Automatic Video Adjust button. This command is also available in the Video
Adjustments dialog box. In most cases, this corrects video problems.
In cases where clicking on Auto Adjust several times does not set the contrast and brightness as
desired, adjusting the contrast and brightness manually can help. Increase the brightness. Do not go
more than 10 increments before moving the contrast. Generally, the contrast should be moved very
little.
Detection thresholds
In some cases, noise in the video transmission keeps the packets/sec count up, which is indicated by
little dots changing in the area of the cursor when it is moved. Varying the threshold values may
result in “quieter” screens and can improve cursor tracking.
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You can modify Noise Threshold and Priority Threshold values if you are using standard video
compression. You can also modify Block Noise Threshold and Pixel Noise Threshold values. You
can restore default threshold values by clicking Auto Adjust Video.
Block noise threshold and pixel noise threshold
The Block Noise Threshold and Pixel Noise Threshold values set the minimum color levels in
terms of changed video blocks and pixels per thousand that are allowed.
•
The Block Noise Threshold sets the minimum color change that occurs in a single video
block. Increasing the value reduces the network bandwidth. Decreasing the value makes the
size of these artifacts smaller.
•
The Pixel Noise Threshold sets the minimum color change in a single pixel. Decreasing the
value reduces the number of low-contrast artifacts, but increases network bandwidth.
See the Adjusting the View section on page 34 for information about changing the color depth.
Automatic video adjustment
NOTE: You can also select Tools - Automatic Video Adjust from the Video Viewer window menu or click the
Automatic Video Adjust toolbar icon to automatically adjust the video.
In most cases, you do not need to alter the Video Settings from the default. The system
automatically adjusts and uses the optimal video parameters. The DSR web server performs best
when the video parameters are set such that no (0) video packets are transmitted for a static screen.
You can easily adjust your video parameters to ideal settings by clicking on the Auto Adjust Video
button in the Manual Video Adjust dialog box.
NOTE: A green screen with yellow lettering may appear during auto-adjustment.
Refresh image
NOTE: You can also select View - Refresh from the Video Viewer window menu to refresh the image.
Clicking the Refresh Image button in the Manual Video Adjust dialog box completely regenerates
the digitized video image.
Video test pattern
Clicking the Video Test Pattern button in the Manual Video Adjust dialog box toggles a display of
a video test pattern. Click the Video Test Pattern button again to toggle back to a normal
video image.
Adjusting Mouse Options
The Video Viewer window mouse options affect cursor type, cursor mode, scaling, alignment and
resetting. Mouse settings are device-specific; that is, they may be set differently for each device.
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NOTE: If the device does not support the ability to disconnect and reconnect the mouse (almost all newer PCs
do), then the mouse will become disabled and the device will have to be rebooted.
Cursor Type
The Video Viewer window offers five appearance choices for the local mouse cursor. You can also
choose no cursor or the default cursor.
Single cursor mode
In Single Cursor mode, the display of the local (second) cursor in the Video Viewer window turns
off and only the target device mouse pointer is visible. The only mouse movements that appear are
those of the target device remote cursor. Use Single Cursor mode when there is no need for a local
cursor. Figure 4.3 shows both the Remote Cursor and the Local Cursor displayed in the Video
Viewer window.
Remote Cursor
Local Cursor
Figure 4.3: Video Viewer Window with Local and Remote Cursors Displayed
The cursor mode status of the Video Viewer window displays in the title bar, including the
keystroke that will exit Single Cursor mode. You can define the keystroke that will exit Single
Cursor mode in the Session Options dialog box.
NOTE: When using a device that captures keystrokes before they reach the client, you should avoid using those
keys to restore the mouse pointer.
To enter single cursor mode:
Select Tools - Single Cursor Mode from the Video Viewer window menu.
-orClick the Single Cursor Mode button.
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The local cursor does not appear and all movements are relative to the target device.
To select a key for exiting single cursor mode:
1.
Select Tools - Session Options from the Video Viewer window menu.
-orClick the Session Options button.
The Session Options dialog box appears.
2.
Click the Mouse tab.
3.
Select a terminating keystroke from the drop-down menu in the Single Cursor mode area.
4.
Click OK to save settings.
When you enable Single Cursor mode, you can press the specified key to return to Regular
Desktop mode.
To exit single cursor mode:
Press the key on the keyboard that is identified in the title bar.
To change the mouse cursor setting:
1.
Select Tools - Session Options from the Video Viewer window menu.
-orClick the Session Options button.
The Session Options dialog box appears.
2.
Click the Mouse tab.
3.
Select a mouse cursor type in the Local Cursor panel.
4.
Click OK to save settings.
Mouse Scaling
You can choose among three preconfigured mouse scaling options or set your own custom scaling.
The preconfigured settings are Default (1:1), High (2:1) or Low (1:2)::
•
In a 1:1 scaling ratio, every mouse movement on the desktop window sends an equivalent
mouse movement to the server.
•
In a 2:1 scaling ratio, the same mouse movement sends a 2X mouse movement.
•
In a 1:2 scaling ratio, the value is 1/2X.
To set mouse scaling:
1.
Select Tools - Session Options from the Video Viewer window menu.
-or-
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Click the Session Options button.
The Session Options dialog box appears.
2.
Click the Mouse tab.
3.
To use one of the preconfigured settings, check the appropriate radio button.
-or4.
To set custom scaling:
a.
Click the Custom radio button to enable the X and Y fields.
b.
Type a mouse scaling value in the X and Y fields. For every mouse input, the mouse
movements are multiplied by the respective X and Y scaling factors. Valid input range
is 0.25-3.00.
Mouse Alignment and Synchronization
Because the DSR web server cannot get constant feedback from the mouse, there are times when
the mouse on the DSR switch may lose sync with the mouse on the host system. If your mouse or
keyboard no longer responds properly, you can align the mouse to re-establish proper tracking.
Alignment causes the local cursor to aligned with the cursor on the remote server. Resetting causes
the appliance to simulate a mouse and keyboard reconnect at the device as if you had disconnected
and then reconnected them.
To realign the mouse:
Click the Align Local Cursor button in the Video Viewer window toolbar.
Using Keyboard Pass-through
Keystrokes that a user enters when using a Video Viewer window may be interpreted in two ways,
depending on the screen mode of the Video Viewer window.
•
If a Video Viewer window is in Full Screen mode, all keystrokes and keyboard combinations
except Ctrl-Alt-Del are sent to the remote server being viewed.
•
If a Video Viewer window is in Regular Desktop mode, Keyboard Pass-through mode can be
used to control whether the remote server or local computer recognizes certain keystrokes or
keystroke combinations.
Keyboard pass-through must be specified using the Session Options dialog box. When enabled,
keyboard pass-through sends all keystrokes and keystroke combinations except Ctrl-Alt-Del to the
remote server being viewed when the Video Viewer window is active. When the local desktop is
active, keystrokes and keystroke combinations entered by the user affect the local computer.
NOTE: The Ctrl-Alt-Delete keyboard combination can be sent only to a remote server by using a macro.
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NOTE: The Japanese keyboard ALT-Han/Zen keystroke combination is always sent to a remote server
regardless of the screen mode or keyboard pass-through setting.
To specify keyboard pass-through:
1.
Select Tools - Session Options from the Video Viewer window menu.
-orClick the Session Options button.
The Session Options dialog box appears.
2.
Click the General tab.
3.
Select Pass-through all keystrokes in regular window mode.
4.
Click OK to save setting.
Using Macros
The DSR web server comes pre-configured with macros for both the Windows and Sun platforms.
To send a macro:
Select Macros - <desired macro> from the Video Viewer window menu.
-orSelect the desired macro from the buttons available on the Video Viewer menu.
Saving the View
You can save the display of a Video Viewer either to a file or to the clipboard for pasting into a
word processor or other program.
To capture the Video Viewer window to a file:
1.
Select File - Capture to File from the Video Viewer window menu.
-orClick the Capture to File button.
The Save As dialog box appears.
2.
Enter a filename and choose a location to save the file.
3.
Click Save to save the display to a file.
To capture the Video Viewer window to your clipboard:
Select File - Capture to Clipboard from the Video Viewer window menu.
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-orClick the Capture to Clipboard button.
The image data is saved to the clipboard.
Closing a Video Viewer Window Session
To close a Video Viewer window session:
Select File - Exit from the Video Viewer window.
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CHAPTER
5
Terminal Operations
The Console Menu
Each DSR1024 switch can be configured at the appliance level through the Console menu interface
accessed through the SETUP port on the back panel of the switch. You can access all terminal
commands through a terminal or PC running terminal emulation software.
NOTE: Avocent does not recommend this method for setting options for the DSR1024 switch. The preferred
method is to make all configuration settings except those for the web server in the DSView 3 software. The web
server can be configured only through the Console menu interface.
See the DSView Installer/User Guide or DSView 3 Online Help for more information on configuring the
DSR1024 switch.
Network Configuration
To configure network settings using the Console menu:
1.
When you power on your DSR1024 switch, the switch initializes for approximately one
minute. After it completes initialization, press any key on the terminal or on the PC running the
terminal emulation software to access the Console menu interface as shown in Figure 5.1 on
page 46.
NOTE: The terminal can be connected at any time, even when the switch is already powered on.
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Figure 5.1: Console Main Menu
2.
The Console Main menu displays as shown in Figure 5.1.
3.
Type 1 and press Enter for the Network Configuration option to display the Network
Configuration menu shown in Figure 5.2 on page 47.
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Figure 5.2: Network Configuration Menu
4.
Type 1 and press Enter to set your network speed and return to the Network Configuration
menu. When possible, set your connection manually without relying on the auto negotiate
feature.
5.
Type 2 and press Enter to specify whether you are using a static or Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol (DHCP) address.
•
A static IP address can be used to provide a user-defined IP address, netmask and default
gateway for the DSR10241024 switch. Avocent recommends using a static IP address for
ease of configuration.
•
DHCP is a protocol that automates the configuration of TCP/IP-enabled computers. When
DHCP is selected, the IP Address, Netmask and Default Gateway settings are
automatically assigned to the DSR10241024 switch and cannot be modified by a DS user.
If you are using the DHCP option, please configure your DHCP server to provide an IP
address to the DSR10241024 switch and then skip step 6.
6.
Select the remaining options from the Network Configuration menu, in turn, to finish
configuring your DSR10241024 switch for IP address, netmask, default gateway and ping
response.
7.
Type 0 (zero) and press Enter to return to the Console Main menu.
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Other Console Main Menu Options
Besides the Network Configuration option, the Console Main menu of the DSR10241024 switch
features the following menu items:
•
•
•
•
•
Security Configuration
Firmware Management
Enable Debug Messages
Keyboard Layout Configuration, Display Version Information, Rename DSRIQ, Restore
Factory Defaults
Reset Appliance and Exit
Security Configuration
The DSR1024 switch contains an internal database that can be used by the DSR Remote Operations
software or the SETUP port if the DSView Server software is unavailable. The DSR1024 switch
contains an internal database that may be used by the DSR Remote Operations software or the
Console port if the DSView Server is unavailable.
The Security Configuration menu contains the following options:
•
Local User Accounts: Add, edit or delete users to/from the DSR10241024 switch database.
•
Console Password: Enable or disable using security for the console (access requires an
Admin account).
•
Reset Certificates: Reset the certificate used by the DSView 3 software system.
•
Secure Mode: Enable or disable the DSView 3 software Secure mode.
Local User Accounts
NOTE: When you use the options to add, edit or delete a user, a list of existing users appear. Enter N to display
the next page of users in the database or enter P to go back to the previous page of users.
To add a user to the DSR10241024 switch database:
1.
Type 2 and press Enter to access the Security Configuration menu option.
2.
Type 1 and press Enter to access the Local User Accounts menu option. A list of users already
within the database appears.
3.
Type A.
4.
At the user name prompt, type a username and press Enter.
5.
At the password prompt, type a password and press Enter.
6.
At the next prompt, type the password again and press Enter.
7.
Enter 0 (zero) to exit.
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To rename a user in the DSR10241024 switch database:
1.
From the Console Main menu, type 2 and press Enter to access the Security Configuration
menu option.
2.
Type 1 and press Enter to access the Local User Accounts menu option. A list of users already
within the database appears.
3.
Type E.
4.
At the prompt, enter the number of the user you wish to rename and then press Enter.
5.
Type a new username and press Enter.
6.
Enter the password for the user.
7.
Re-enter the password to confirm it.
8.
Enter 0 (zero) to exit.
To remove a user from the DSR10241024 switch database:
1.
From the Console Main menu, type 2 and press Enter to access the Security Configuration
menu option.
2.
Type 1 and press Enter to access the Local User Accounts menu option. A list of users already
within the database appears.
3.
Type D.
4.
At the prompt, enter the number of the user you wish to delete and then press Enter.
5.
At the prompt, type Y to confirm deletion of the user from the DSR10241024 switch database.
6.
Press Enter to remove the user.
7.
Enter 0 (zero) to exit.
Console Password
If this is enabled, the user must log in to access to the switch’s Console Main menu.
Reset Certificates
This menu option enables you to clear the certificate sent by the DSView 3 software to the
DSR1024 switch.
When a DSR10241024 switch is added to a server running DSView 3 software, a certificate
automatically downloads from that server to the DSR1024 switch. That certificate is replicated
across all servers running DSView 3 software operating in a predefined system. Thereafter, any of
the servers in that system will be able to communicate with the
DSR1024 switch.
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If the server running DSView 3 software cannot contact the DSR10241024 switch to add the
certificate, an error message displays and the DSR10241024 switch is not added to the database.
Secure Mode
The DSR1024 switch operates in one of two modes: Security disabled or Security enabled.
•
In Security disabled mode, the DSR10241024 switch allows any server running DSView 3
software to communicate with it.
•
In Security enabled mode, an initial server running DSView 3 software can download a
certificate to the switch. If that server is part of a system that replicates certificates, it passes
the certificate to the other servers in that certificate replication system. Thereafter, all servers
in that system will be allowed to access the DSR1024 switch. All servers that are not part of
that system will be locked out.
When the DSR10241024 switch is removed from the DSView 3 software database, the certificate is
removed from the DSR10241024 switch. This enables you to move the DSR1024 switch from one
certificate replication system to another. You can also remove the certificate by using the Console
menu accessed via the SETUP port on the DSR10241024 switch. See the
Reset Certificates section on page 49 for instructions.
See the DSView Installer/User Guide for more information on software security.
Firmware Management
This menu contains the FLASH Download selection. For more information, see Appendix A on
page 53.
Enable Debug Messages
This menu option turns on console status messages. Because this can significantly reduce
performance, you should enable debug messages only when instructed to do so by Avocent
Technical Support. When you are finished viewing the messages, press any key to exit this mode.
Keyboard Layout Configuration
NOTE: Using a keyboard code that supports a language different from that of your DSR switch firmware will
cause incorrect keyboard mapping.
Sun servers may use keyboard mappings for non-US keyboards. By default, the DSR1024 switch
sends the US keyboard country code to Sun and USB modules attached to target devices and the
code is applied to the target devices when they are powered up or rebooted. Codes are then stored
in the DSRIQ module.
Issues may arise when you use the US keyboard country code with a keyboard of another country.
For example, the Z key on a US keyboard is in the same location as the Y key on a German
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keyboard. Sun servers will interpret pressing the Y key on a German keyboard as pressing the Z key
when the US keyboard country code is used.
The Keyboard command enables you to send a different keyboard country code than the default US
setting. The specified country code is sent to the target device attached to the DSR1024 switch
when it is powered up or rebooted and the new code is stored in the DSRIQ module.
See Appendix F on page 64 for information on emulating certain Sun keys using a PS/2 keyboard
and special considerations for Japanese and Korean Sun USB keyboards.
NOTE: You can only view or change keyboard country code settings via the Console menu on the SETUP port.
To set the keyboard country code for Sun servers:
1.
Type 5 and press Enter to select the Keyboard Layout Configuration menu option. A list of
countries will appear.
2.
Select the country from the list by number, or press 0 (zero) to save your changes, if any,
and exit.
3.
Reboot the Sun server. After rebooting, the Sun server will request the country code setting
stored in the DSRIQ module.
NOTE: If you wish to reboot the target device by power-cycling it, you must wait 90 seconds before rebooting. A
soft reboot may be performed without waiting 90 seconds.
Display Version Information
When you select this menu item from the Main menu, all important version information for the
switch hardware and firmware displays. You can also select to view the DSRIQ module
version information.
Rename DSRIQ
Select this menu item from the Main menu to change the name of the attached DSRIQ module.
To change the name of the DSRIQ module:
1.
Type 7 and press Enter to select the Rename DSRIQ module menu option. The current DSRIQ
EID and Name display.
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Figure 5.3: The Rename DSRIQ Module Screen
2.
Enter a meaningful name, or press Enter to revert to the using the EID as the DSRIQ name.
Names may be up to 15 characters long. Legal characters include A-Z, a-z, 0-9, space and hyphen.
3.
You will be prompted to accept the new name. If it is correct, type y, then press Enter.
Restore Factory Defaults
This menu option restores all switch options to the default settings.
Reset Appliance
You can execute a soft reset of the DSR10241024 switch with this menu option.
Exit
This menu selection returns you to the ready prompt. If the Console menu interface password is
enabled, you must exit the Console Main menu so that the next user will be prompted with the
Username and Password login screen.
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APPENDICES
Appendix A: FLASH Upgrades
You can use the DSR1024 switch FLASH upgrade feature to update your appliance with the latest
firmware available. You can perform this update by using the DSView 3 software or by using a
Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server.
After the FLASH memory is reprogrammed with the upgrade, the DSR1024 switch performs a soft
reset, which terminates all DSRIQ module sessions. A target device experiencing a DSRIQ module
firmware update may not display, or may display as disconnected. The target device will appear
normally when the FLASH update is completed.
CAUTION: Disconnecting a DSRIQ module during a firmware update or cycling power to the target device will
render the module inoperable and require the DSRIQ module to be returned to the factory for repair.
To upgrade the DSR1024 switch firmware using the DSView 3 software:
The preferred method for updating the firmware is to use the DSView 3 software. See the DSView
Installer/User Guide for detailed instructions.
To upgrade the DSR1024 switch firmware using the Console menu interface:
NOTE: If you do not have a TFTP server, you can find several shareware and freeware programs on the Internet
that you can download and install.
1.
Visit http://www.avocent.com/support and download the latest FLASH firmware from
Avocent. Save the FLASH upgrade file to the appropriate directory on the TFTP server.
2.
Connect a terminal or PC running terminal emulation software (such as HyperTerminal) to the
SETUP port on the back panel of the DSR1024 switch using the supplied ribbon cable and
adaptor. Set the terminal to 9600 bps, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity and no flow control.
3.
If the DSR1024 switch is not on, turn it on now. After approximately one minute, press any
key to access the Console Main menu.
4.
The Console Main menu displays. Select the Firmware Management option.
NOTE: The current version of your firmware displays on the Firmware Management menu.
5.
Type 1 and press Enter to access FLASH Download.
6.
Type the IP address of your TFTP server and press Enter.
7.
Enter the name of the file that you downloaded from the Avocent web site.
8.
Confirm the TFTP download by typing y or yes and pressing Enter. The DSR1024 switch will
verify that the file you downloaded is valid.
9.
At the prompt, confirm the upgrade by typing y or yes and press Enter to confirm.
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10. The DSR1024 switch begins the FLASH upgrade process. On-screen indicators display the
upgrade progress. When the upload is complete, the DSR1024 switch resets and upgrades the
internal subsystems.
11. Once the upgrade is complete, a verification message appears on-screen.
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Appendix B: Using DSView Software Over a Modem Connection
An external modem can be attached to the DSR1024 switch. You can use this modem to access the
switch when an Ethernet connection is not available.
A modem/PPP dial-up connection must be established before the remote operation is enabled. Be
sure to set the dial-up connection options to 115,200 bps, 8 bits, 1 stop bit, no parity and enabled
hardware flow control.
Before you begin
Perform the following actions before using the DSR Remote Operations software:
•
Ensure that the DSR1024 switch is configured. See Chapter 2 for more information.
•
Ensure that DSR1024 switch users have been added to the DSR1024 switch internal database.
If the DSView Server software is not available, the switch database is used for authentication.
If neither are available, authentication cannot be performed for the DSR1024 switch. See
Chapter 3 for more information.
•
Ensure that an external modem is attached to the DSR1024 switch MODEM port. The modem
should have auto-answer turned off (typically a modem’s default setting).
•
Ensure that your client PC contains dial-up software and that the software is configured
properly. See your operating system documentation for more information.
Establishing a DSR Remote Operations software connection
See the DSView Installer/User Guide for detailed instructions on how to establish a DSR Remote
Operations software connection.
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Appendix C: Using DSRIQ-SRL Modules
The DSRIQ-SRL module is a serial-to-VGA converter that permits VT100-capable devices to be
viewed from the DSR1024 switch local port or by using the DSView 3 software. The actual serial
data is not accessed but is merely displayed. All serial data coming from the target device is
displayed in a VT100 window, placed into a video buffer and sent to the DSR1024 switch as
though it came from a VGA target. Likewise, keystrokes entered on a keyboard are sent to the
attached device as though they were typed upon a VT100 terminal.
DSRIQ-SRL module modes
You can access the following modes from the DSRIQ-SRL module:
•
On-Line: This mode enables you to send and receive serial data.
•
Configuration: This mode enables you to specify DSR1024 switch communication
parameters, the appearance of the Terminal Applications menu and key combinations for
specific actions and macros.
•
History: This mode enables you to review serial data.
Configuring the DSRIQ-SRL module
NOTE: The DSRIQ-SRL module is a DCE device and supports only VT100 terminal emulation.
Pressing Ctrl-F8 activates the Configuration screen of the DSRIQ module’s Terminal Applications
menu, which enables you to configure your DSRIQ-SRL module.
NOTE: When any Terminal Applications menu is active, pressing Enter saves changes and returns you to the
previous screen. Pressing Escape returns you to the previous screen without saving changes.
Within the Terminal Applications menu’s Configuration screen, you can modify the
following options:
•
Baud Rate: Use this option to specify the serial port communications speed. Available options
are 300, 1200, 2400, 9600, 19,200, 34,800, 57,600 or 115,200 bps. The default value is 9600.
•
Parity: Use this option to specify the serial port’s communications parity. Available options
are EVEN, ODD or NONE. The default value is NONE.
•
Flow Control: Use this option to specify the type of serial flow control. Available options are
NONE, XOn/XOff (software) and RTS/CTS (hardware). The default value is NONE. If you
select a bps rate of 115,200, the only available flow control is RTS/CTS (hardware).
•
DSR/CD Mode: Use this option to control how the DSR1024 switch and CD lines operate.
Available options are Always on and Toggle. When in Toggle mode, DSR and CD lines are
turned off for one-half second and then turned on each time a module is selected or deselected.
The default value is Always on.
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•
Enter Sends: Use this option to specify the keys that are transmitted when Enter is pressed.
Available options are <CR> (Enter), which moves the cursor to the left side of the screen, or
<CR><LF> (Enter-Linefeed), which moves the cursor to the left side of the screen and down
one line.
•
Received: This option enables you to specify how the module translates a received Enter
character. Available options are <CR> (Enter) or <CR><LF> (Enter-Linefeed).
•
Background: This option changes the screen’s background color. The currently-selected color
displays in the option line as it is changed. Available colors are Black, Light Grey, Yellow,
Green, Teal, Cyan, Blue, Dark Blue, Purple, Pink, Orange, Red, Maroon and Brown. The
default color is Black. This value cannot be identical to the Normal Text or Bold Text value.
•
Normal Text: This option changes the screen’s normal text color. The currently-selected
color displays in the option line as it is changed. Available colors are Grey, Light Grey,
Yellow, Green, Teal, Cyan, Blue, Dark Blue, Purple, Pink, Orange, Red, Maroon and Brown.
The default color is Grey. This value cannot be identical to the Bold Text or
Background value.
•
Bold Text: This option changes the screen’s bold text color. The currently-selected color
displays in the option line as it is changed. Available colors are White, Yellow, Green, Teal,
Cyan, Blue, Dark Blue, Purple, Pink, Orange, Red, Maroon, Brown and Light Grey. The
default color is White. This value cannot be identical to the Normal Text or Background value.
•
Screen Size: This option allows you to specify the screen’s text width size. Available values
are widths of 80 columns or 132 columns. The length for both widths is 26 lines.
Use the following Terminal Application menu’s Configuration screen options to define the
function keys that will perform a selected action. To specify a new function key, press and hold the
Ctrl key, then press the function key that you want to associate with the action. For example, if you
want to change the Configuration (Config) Key Sequences option from <CTRL-F8> to
<CTRL-F7>, press and hold the Ctrl key and then press F7.
•
Config Key Sequences: Use this option to define the key combination that causes the
Terminal Application menu’s Configuration screen to appear. The default key sequence is
Ctrl-F8.
•
On-Line Key Sequence: Use this option to define the key sequence that displays the On-Line
mode. The default key sequence is Ctrl-F10.
•
Help Key Sequence: Use this option to define the key combination that displays the Help
System screen. The default key sequence is Ctrl-F1.
•
History Key Sequence: Use this option to define the key combination that enables History
mode. The default key sequence is Ctrl-F9.
•
Clear History Key Sequence: Use this option to define the key combination that clears the
history buffer while in History mode. The default key sequence is Ctrl-F11.
•
Break Key Sequence: Use this option to configure the key combination that generates a break
condition. The default key sequence is Alt-B.
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To configure a DSRIQ-SRL module:
1.
Press Ctrl-F8 to open the Configuration Screen.
2.
Select a parameter to change. You can navigate the Configuration Screen using the Up Arrow
and Down Arrow keys.
3.
Modify the selected value using the Left Arrow and Right Arrow keys.
4.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to modify additional values.
5.
Press Enter to save your changes and exit the Configuration Screen.
-orPress Escape to exit the Configuration Screen without saving the changes.
Creating a DSRIQ-SRL module macro
You can access the Macro Configuration screen by pressing the Page Down key while the
Terminal Applications menu’s Configuration screen is open. You can configure the DSRIQ-SRL
module with up to 10 macros. Each macro can be up to 128 characters in length.
To create a macro:
1.
Select the DSRIQ-SRL module you wish to configure and press Ctrl-F8 to activate the
Terminal Applications menu’s Configuration screen.
2.
When the Terminal Applications menu appears, press Page Down to view the Macro Configuration
screen. The Macro Configuration screen shows the 10 available macros and the associated key
sequences, if any, for each.
3.
Using the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys, scroll to an available macro number and highlight
the listed keystroke sequence. Type the new macro keystroke sequence over the default. Any
combination of Ctrl or Alt and a single key may be used. When you have finished entering the
keystroke sequence that will activate the new macro, press the Down Arrow key.
4.
On the line below the macro keystroke sequence you just entered, type the keystroke sequence
that you wish the macro to perform.
5.
Repeat steps 3 and 4 to configure additional macros.
6.
When finished, press Enter to return to the previous screen.
Using History mode
You can use History mode to examine the contents of the history buffer, which contains the events
that have occurred. The DSRIQ-SRL module maintains a buffer containing 240 lines minimum, or
10 screens, of output. When the history buffer is full, it will add new lines at the bottom of the
buffer and delete the oldest lines at the top of the buffer.
NOTE: The Config Key Sequence, On-Line Key Sequence and Clear History Key Sequence used in the
following procedure are the default values. You can change these key combinations by using the Terminal
Applications menu.
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To use History mode:
1.
Press Ctrl-F9 to enter into History mode.
2.
Press one of the following key combinations to perform the indicated action:
•
Home: Move to the top of the buffer.
•
End: Move to the bottom of the buffer.
•
Page Up: Move up one buffer page.
•
Page Down: Move down one buffer page.
•
Up Arrow: Move up one buffer line.
•
Down Arrow: Move down one buffer line.
•
Ctrl-F8: Enter Configuration mode by opening the Configuration screen.
•
Ctrl-F9: While in Configuration mode, return to the previous screen with History
mode enabled.
•
Ctrl-F10: While in Configuration mode, return to the previous screen with On-Line
mode enabled.
•
Ctrl-F11: Clear the history buffer. If you choose this option, a warning screen will appear.
Press Enter to delete the history buffer, or Escape to cancel the action. The previous
screen will reappear.
3.
When finished, press Ctrl-F10 to exit History mode and return to On-Line mode.
DSRIQ-SRL module pinouts
Table C.1: DSRIQ-SRL Module Pinouts
DB9-F Host Signal
Pin
Name/Description
Signal Flow
SRL Signal
Name/Description
1
DCD - Data Carrier Detect
Out of SRL
DTR - Data Terminal Ready
2
RXD - Receive Data
Out of SRL
TXD - Transmit Data
3
TXD - Transmit Data
In to SRL
RXD - Receive Data
4
DTR - Data Terminal Ready
In to SRL
DSR - Data Set Ready
5
GND - Signal Ground
N/A
GND - Signal Ground
6
DSR - Data Set Ready
Out of SRL
DTR - Data Terminal Ready
7
RTS - Request to Send
In to SRL
CTS - Clear to Send
8
CTS - Clear to Send
Out of SRL
RTS - Request to Send
9
N/C - Not Connected
N/A
N/C - Not Connected
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Appendix D: UTP Cabling
The following information is intended to brief you on various aspects of connection media. The
performance of a DSR1024 switching system depends on high quality connections. Poor quality or
poorly installed or maintained cabling can diminish DSR system performance.
NOTE: This appendix is for information purposes only. Please consult with your local code officials and cabling
consultants prior to any installation.
DSR1024 switching systems use UTP cabling.
UTP copper cabling
The three types of UTP cabling that the DSR switch supports are as follows:
•
CAT 5 UTP (4-pair) high performance cable consists of twisted pair conductors used primarily
for data transmission. The twisting of the pairs gives this cable some immunity from the
infiltration of unwanted interference. CAT 5 cable is generally used for networks running at 10
or 100 Mbps.
•
CAT 5E (enhanced) cable has the same characteristics as CAT 5, but is manufactured to
somewhat more stringent standards.
•
CAT 6 cable is manufactured to tighter requirements than CAT 5E cable. CAT 6 has higher
measured frequency ranges and significantly better performance requirements than CAT 5E
cable at the same frequencies.
Wiring standards
The 8-conductor (4-pair) RJ-45 terminated UTP cable: EIA/TIA 568A and B has two supported
wiring standards. These standards apply to installations using CAT 5, 5E and 6 cable specifications.
The DSR1024 switching system supports either of these wiring standards. Table D.1 details these
wiring standards.
Table D.1: UTP Wiring Standards
Pin
EIA/TIA 568A
EIA/TIA 568B
1
white/green
white/orange
2
green
orange
3
white/orange
white/green
4
blue
blue
5
white/blue
white/blue
6
orange
green
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Table D.1: UTP Wiring Standards (Continued)
Pin
EIA/TIA 568A
EIA/TIA 568B
7
white/brown
white/brown
8
brown
brown
Cabling installation, maintenance and safety tips
Prior to installing or maintaining your cables, review the following list of important
safety considerations:
•
Keep all CAT 5 runs to a maximum of 10 meters each.
•
Maintain the twists of the pairs all the way to the point of termination, or no more than one-half
inch untwisted. Do not skin off more than one inch of jacket while terminating.
•
If bending the cable is necessary, make it gradual with no bend sharper than a one inch radius.
Allowing the cable to be sharply bent or kinked can permanently damage the cable’s interior.
•
Dress the cables neatly with cable ties, using low to moderate pressure. Do not over
tighten ties.
•
Cross-connect cables where necessary, using rated punch blocks, patch panels and
components. Do not splice or bridge cables at any point.
•
Keep CAT 5 cable as far away as possible from potential sources of EMI, such as electrical
cables, transformers and light fixtures. Do not tie cables to electrical conduits or lay cables on
electrical fixtures.
•
Always test every installed segment with a cable tester. “Toning” alone is not an
acceptable test.
•
Always install jacks so as to prevent dust and other contaminants from settling on the contacts.
The contacts of the jack should face up on the flush mounted plates, or left/right/down on
surface mount boxes.
•
Always leave extra slack on the cables, neatly coiled in the ceiling or nearest concealed
location. Leave at least five feet at the work outlet side and 10 feet at the patch panel side.
•
Choose either 568A or 568B wiring standard before beginning. Wire all jacks and patch panels
for the same wiring scheme. Do not mix 568A and 568B wiring in the same installation.
•
Always obey all local and national fire and building codes. Be sure to firestop all cables that
penetrate a firewall. Use plenum rated cable where it is required.
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Appendix E: Technical Specifications
Table E.1 lists the technical specifications for the DSR1024 switch.
Table E.1: DSR1024 Switch Product Specifications
Server Ports
Number
1 (DSR1024 switch)
Types
DSRIQ-PS/2, DSRIQ-USB, DSRIQ-VSN (Sun VGA), DSRIQ-WSN (Sun
13W3) and DSRIQ-SRL modules
Connectors
RJ-45
Sync Types
Separate horizontal and vertical
Plug and Play
DDC2B
Video Resolution
640 x 480 @ 60 Hz (Local Port and Remote Port Minimum)
800 x 600 @ 75 Hz
960 x 700 @ 75 Hz
1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz
1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz (Remote Port Maximum using a DSRIQ module)
Supported Cabling
4-pair UTP CAT 5 or CAT 6, 10 meters maximum length
SETUP Port
Number
1
Type
Serial RS-232 Cable
Connector
RJ-4 with RJ-45 to DB-9 (female) adaptor
Network Connection
Number
1
Type
Ethernet: IEEE 802.3 2002 Edition - 10BaseT, 100BaseT
Connector
RJ-45
Local Port
Number
1
Type
PS/2 and VGA
Connectors
PS/2 MiniDIN and 15-pin D-Sub
MODEM Port
Number
1
Type
RJ-4 with RJ-45 to DB-9 (male) adaptor
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Table E.1: DSR1024 Switch Product Specifications (Continued)
Connectors
RJ-45
SPC Device Port
Number
1
Type
RJ-45
Dimensions
Height x Width x Depth
1.10 x 8.08 x 6.30 in
(2.80 x 20.51 x 16.00 cm)
Weight
1.1 lbs (0.50 kg) without cables
Power Supply
AC-input Power
20 W maximum
AC-input Range
100 - 240 VAC
AC-input Current Rating
AC-input Cable
18 AWG three-wire cable, with a three-lead IEC-320
receptacle on the external transformer and a country-dependent plug on
the power resource end
AC Frequency
50 - 60 Hz autosensing
Ambient Atmospheric Condition Ratings
Temperature
32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit (0 to 40 degrees Celsius) operating;
-22 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit (-30 to 70 degrees Celsius) nonoperating
Humidity
10 - 95% noncondensing
Safety and EMC Standards UL, FCC, cUL, ICES-003, CE, GS, VCCI, MIC, C-Tick, GOST
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Appendix F: Sun Advanced Key Emulation
Certain keys on a standard Type 5 (US) Sun keyboard can be emulated by key press sequences on a
PS/2 keyboard. To enable Sun Advanced Key Emulation mode and use these keys, press and hold
Ctrl+Shift+Alt and then press the Scroll Lock key. The Scroll Lock LED blinks. Use the indicated
keys in Table F.1 as you would use the advanced keys on a Sun keyboard.
Table F.1: Sun Key Emulation
Sun Key (US)
PS/2 Key to Enable Sun Key Emulation
Compose
Application(1)
Compose
keypad
Power
F11
Open
F7
Help
Num Lock
Props
F3
Front
F5
Stop
F1
Again
F2
Undo
F4
Cut
F10
Copy
F6
Paste
F8
Find
F9
Mute
keypad /
Vol.+
keypad +
Vol.-
keypad -
Command (left)(2)
F12
Command (left)(2)
Win (GUI) left(1)
Command (right)(2)
Win (GUI) right(1)
(1) Windows 95 104-key keyboard
(2) The Command key is the Sun Meta (diamond) key
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For example: For Stop + A, press and hold Ctrl+Shift+Alt and press Scroll Lock, then F1 + A.
These key combinations will work with the DSRIQ-USB module (if your Sun system comes with a
USB port) as well as the Sun DSRIQ-VSN and DSRIQ-WSN modules. With the exception of F12,
these key combinations are not recognized by Microsoft Windows. Using F12 performs a Windows
key press.
When finished, press and hold Ctrl+Shift+Alt and then press the Scroll Lock key to toggle Sun
Advanced Key Emulation mode off.
Special considerations for Japanese Sun USB and Korean Sun
USB keyboards (DSRIQ-USB modules only)
Japanese Sun USB and Korean Sun USB keyboards assign usage IDs for certain keys that differ
from standard USB usage IDs. If DSRIQ-USB modules are attached to your Sun servers, the Han/
Zen and Katakana/Hiragana keys on Japanese Sun USB keyboards and Hangul and Hanja keys on
Korean Sun USB keyboards must be accessed using alternate keystrokes.
Due to these keyboard-specific differences, keyboard mapping inconsistencies may be encountered
when switching between target devices using Sun DSRIQ-VSN and DSRIQ-WSN modules and
target devices using DSRIQ-USB modules. These keys function normally if your Sun servers are
attached to the DSR1024 switch using a DSRIQ-VSN or DSRIQ-WSN module.
Table F.2 lists the keyboard mappings that take place when a DSRIQ-USB module is used in this
setting.
Table F.2: PS/2-to-USB Keyboard Mappings
PS/2 Keyboard
Korean Sun USB
USB Usage ID Sun USB Keyboard Keyboard
Japanese Sun USB
Keyboard
Right-Alt
0xE6
AltGraph
Hangul
Katakana/Hiragana
Windows
Application
0x65
Compose
Hanja
Compose
Hangul
0x90
N/A
N/A
N/A
Hanja
0x91
N/A
N/A
N/A
Katakana/Hiragana
0x88
N/A
N/A
Han/Zen
Han/Zen
0x35
`~
`~
N/A
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Appendix G: Technical Support
Our Technical Support staff is ready to assist you with any installation or operating issues you
encounter with your Avocent product. If an issue should develop, follow the steps below for the
fastest possible service:
1.
Check the pertinent section of the manual to see if the issue can be resolved by following the
procedures outlined.
2.
Check our web site at www.avocent.com/support to search the knowledge base or use the online service request.
3.
Call Avocent Technical Support for assistance at (888) 793-8763. Visit the Avocent web site at
http://www.avocent.com/support and click on Support Phone Numbers for current phone
support hours.
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INDEX
Numerics
D
100BaseT Ethernet 62
DSR switch
10BaseT Ethernet 62
comes with 8
Features 1
A
Installation 5
access
DSRIQ Terminal Applications menu 11
secure, remote 1
Network Configuration 2
Product Specifications 62
DSR switch database
target device 2
add user 48
via a network connection 2
remove user 49
via modem 1, 2, 9
via network connection 9
add a user to the DSR switch database 48
rename user 49
DSRIQ
module 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 25, 53, 56, 62
connecting 10
B
Basic DSR Configuration 7
Benefits 1
DSRIQ port 7, 9
DSRIQ-SRL module 1, 10, 11, 56, 62
configuring 56, 58
C
creating macros 58
CAT 5 patch cable 1, 8, 9, 10, 60, 61, 62
History mode 58
change the name of the DSRIQ module 51
modes 56
connect a DSRIQ module to a server 10
pinouts 59
connect and power up your DSR switch 9
Console menu 45, 50, 51, 52, 53
add a user 48
DSView Explorer
printing a window 24
refreshing a window 24
window areas 22
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DSView software 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 45, 48, 49, 50,
53, 55, 56
Korean Sun USB Keyboards 65
KVM 5
configuring 11
cable volume 1
database 50
illustrated 7
illustrated 2
switch 1
Secure mode 48
security 50
system 48
KVM session. See Video Viewer
L
Local country power cord 8
E
Enable Debug Messages 50
M
Example DSR Switch Configuration 2
Macros (Video Viewer)
about 42
F
sending 42
Features 1
modem 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 55
Firmware Management 50
illustrated 2
FLASH
port 1, 9, 55
Download 50
Mouse settings
Upgrades 53
H
aligning in the Video Viewer 41
N
History
mode 57, 58, 59
I
network speed 47
P
Point-to-Point Protocol 5
Installation 5
POWER LED 11
Installation Overview 6
PPP 5
J
procedure
Japanese Approvals ii
Japanese Sun USB Keyboards 65
K
keyboard
country code for Sun servers
setting 51
To add a user to the DSR switch database 48
To change the name of the DSRIQ module 51
To configure a DSRIQ-SRL module 58
To configure network settings using the Console
menu 45
To connect a DSRIQ module to a serial device
10
To connect a DSRIQ module to a server 10
INDEX
To connect and power up your DSR switch 9
SPC power control device 1, 6, 8, 9, 63
To create a DSRIQ-SRL module macro 58
To remove a user from the DSR switch database
49
To rename a user in the DSR switch database 49
illustrated 7
STATUS LED 11
T
To set the keyboard country code for Sun servers
51
Technical Support 66
To upgrade the DSR switch firmware using the
Console menu 53
Terminal Operations 29, 45
To upgrade the DSR switch firmware using the
DSView software 53
To use History mode 59
R
Reduce cable bulk 1
remove a user from the DSR switch database 49
rename a user in the DSR switch database 49
Requirements
Video Viewer 29
Reset Appliance 52
Reset Certificates 49
Restore Factory Defaults 52
ribbon cables with RJ-45 connectors at each end 8
RJ-45 to DB-9 adaptor 8
Terminal Applications menu 11, 56, 57, 58
U
upgrade the DSR switch firmware 53
V
Verifying the Connections 10
Video Viewer
about 29
adjusting color depth 35
adjusting mouse options 38
adjusting the view 34, 36
aligning the mouse 41
capturing a window 42
changing the window resolution 33
closing a session 43
enabling scaling types 35
enabling/disabling full screen mode 35
S
Safety Precautions 3
Secure Mode 50
Sessions
Video Viewer session time-out 30
Setting up your network 6
Simple point and click access to any server 2
SPC devices
power controlling from the Video Viewer 28
SPC port 9, 63
launching a KVM session 30
macros 42
minimum requriements 29
refreshing the screen 34
selecting the cursor type 39
session time-out 30
specifying a toolbar hide time 33
specifying scaling 40
using keyboard pass-through 41
window features 31
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