MergePoint Unity KVM over IP and Serial Console Switches

MergePoint Unity KVM over IP and Serial Console Switches
MergePoint Unity KVM over IP and Serial Console Switches
The Avocent MergePoint® Unity™ switches include both KVM over IP and serial console
management technology in a single appliance.
This unique combination provides IT administrators a complete remote management solution
to access and control servers, networking equipment and other devices found in data centers
and branch offices.
The MergePoint Unity switches enhance the in-band management typically done through the
NIC of IT equipment by providing secure and remote out-of-band connections directly to the
physical KVM, USB and serial ports. This unified approach enables IT administrators a faster
method to diagnose, reconfigure or restore equipment to meet SLAs and minimize downtime.
Improve Remote Management and Staff Efficiency
 Reduce the time required to remotely diagnose/reconfigure/repair/restore servers as well as
network devices and other hardware with serial configuration and/or management consoles.
 Complement in-band tools to create a more complete remote management solution to access
servers and network equipment at remote locations.
 Virtual media enables remote USB connections to map CD-ROM and other USB mass
storage devices directly to remote servers to transfer/copy files, load updates or install new
applications, etc.
 Integrated serial device support allows secure SSH connections to the physical serial ports of
devices attached to the MPUIQ-SRL module. The Cisco® configuration settings electronically
pin out the module to enable a fast and direct connection to Cisco configuration ports,
without the need for any additional external wiring adapters or special wiring.
Quick Facts
 Remote access to KVM, USB and
serial connections
 Serial adaptor supports SSH
connections
 Serial adaptors support the Cisco
pinout to make connections to
Cisco equipment quick and easy
 Virtual media enables remote USB
connections and support for smart
card/CAC readers
 Built-in Web interface for standalone
applications or can be managed
with the DSView 3 software*
 Local and remote browser interface
for easy setup and use
Improve Physical Security
 Remote smart card/CAC reader support is provided for advanced security requirements.
Using the virtual media capabilities of the MergePoint Unity switch, a smart card reader can
be mapped from a desktop PC out to a remote server.
 Reduce the need to physically enter the data centers for local access and control.
The MergePoint Unity switch provides remote users the capabilities of a direct physical
connection from anywhere to KVM, USB and serial ports of servers and other IT equipment.
Expand Your Control
 Avocent Power Management Distribution Units (PM PDUs) can attach directly to one of the
two dedicated power control ports to allow administrators the ability to control the power to
the devices they are accessing using the MergePoint Unity switch. The integration between
remote access and power control allows administrators to see the results instantly when they
turn remote devices on/off.
 Fully integrates with the DSView® 3 management software* to allow companies to extend
their KVM and serial capabilities from the MergePoint Unity switches to include support for
blades, embedded service processors, virtual servers, third-party KVM devices and thirdparty power products. Detailed power reports and historical power trends on consumption,
capacity and cost are also available by adding the DSView 3 software Power Manager.
* version 3.7 or above
Part Number
Specifications
Description
Mechanical
Size: HxWxD
1.72 in. (4.37 cm)H
17 in. (43.18 cm)W
16/32 port models: 13.38 in. (34 cm)D
4/8 port models: 9.2 in. (23.4 cm)D
Weight:
Single power models: 8.1 lbs. (3.67 Kg);
Dual power models: 8.6 lbs. (3.9 Kg)
Ordering Details
MPU104E-XXX
4-port, 1 digital KVM path, single AC power supply
MPU108E-XXX
8-port, 1 digital KVM path, single AC power supply
MPU108EDAC-XXX
8-port, 1 digital KVM path, dual AC power supply
MPU1016-XXX
16-port, 1 digital KVM path, single AC power supply
MPU1016DAC-XXX
16-port, 1 digital KVM path, dual AC power supply
MPU2016-XXX
16-port, 2 digital KVM path, single AC power supply
MPU2016DAC-XXX
16-port, 2 digital KVM path, dual AC power supply
MPU2032-XXX
32-port, 2 digital KVM path, single AC power supply
MPU2032DAC-XXX
32-port, 2 digital KVM path, dual AC power supply
MPU4032-XXX
32-port, 4 digital KVM paths, single AC power supply
MPU4032DAC-XXX
32-port, 4 digital KVM paths, dual AC power supply
MPU8032-XXX
32-port, 8 digital KVM paths, single AC power supply
MPU8032DAC-XXX
32-port, 8 digital KVM paths, dual AC power supply
Ports/Connections
Network
Number: 2
Type: 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Power Control Ports
Number: 2
Type: RS232 serial
Connector: 8-pin modular
Device Ports
Number: 4, 8, 16 or 32
Connector: 8-pin modular
Local Console
Number: 1
Connector: USB and VGA
Cables and Accessories (one required per attached device)
MPUIQ-SRL-XXX
MergePoint Unity serial IQ (requires power from USB source or optional UPD-AM)
UPD-AM
Power supply for MPUIQ-SRL modules; each UPD-AM can power up to four serial
interface modules
DSAVIQ-USB2
Virtual media server interface module for VGA video and USB 2.0 with 14 in. cable
DSAVIQ-USB2L
Virtual media server interface module for USB 2.0 with 20 in. cable
DSAVIQ-PS2M
Virtual media server interface module for VGA video, PS/2 keyboard and mouse and
USB 2.0 virtual media with 14 in. PS/2 and USB cables
DSRIQ-VMC
USB2 server interface module supporting virtual media and smart card/(CAC) 20 in. cabling
MPUIQ-VMC
USB2 server interface module supporting virtual media and smart card/(CAC) 20 in. cabling (supports video up to 1600x1200)
Power Supply
Number: Single or dual power supplies
Type: Internal
AC input range: 100-240V
Video Resolution
Local and remote up to 1280x1024
(1600x1200 using the MPUIQ-VMC)
Standards
Approved Agency: UL, FCC, cUL,
ICES-003, CE, VCCI, KCC, C-Tick,
GOST
For country-specific availability, please contact an Avocent sales representative.
Avocent can help you answer questions like:
 How can I access a remote server that is having an OS or network connectivity issue?
 If a server drops off the network, how can you quickly determine the cause and restore
connectivity?
 How can I access a remote server to restart a service or stop a runaway process if my remote
software tools cannot make a connection?
 How can I use smart card readers for computer authentication if I am using remote hardware
such as digital KVM switches?
 When working on remote server OS or application issues, how can I transfer data or load a
new application if the network connection on that device is down or unavailable?
 How can I access the configuration port of a network router or switch that is offline without
having to take my laptop and a serial cable into the data center?
 How can I reduce the need for my IT staff, consultants and contractors to physically enter the
data center without impacting their ability to do their work?
 How can I control who physically connects to the KVM, USB and serial ports of the equipment
I have in the data center? What kind of reports do I currently have to show this?
 If I want to provide remote access to branch offices that includes servers and network
equipment, do I need to purchase multiple management appliances?
Warranty
Two years
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Copyright © 2009. Avocent Corporation.
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