5/9 Console 32-Port Matrix KVM Switch KM0532 / KM0932

5/9 Console 32-Port Matrix KVM Switch
KM0532 / KM0932
Matrix Expansion KVM Switch
KM0032
User Manual
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KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 User Manual
EMC Information
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION INTERFERENCE
STATEMENT: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in
a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user
will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
The device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this
equipment.
CE Warning: This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to
take adequate measures.
Suggestion: Shielded twisted pair (STP) cables must be used with the unit to
ensure compliance with FCC & CE standards.
KCC Statement
유선 제품용 / A 급 기기 ( 업무용 방송 통신 기기 )
이 기기는 업무용 (A 급 ) 전자파적합기기로서 판매자 또는 사용자는 이
점을 주의하시기 바라며 , 가정 외의 지역에서 사용하는 것을 목적으로
합니다 .
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RoHS
This product is RoHS compliant.
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User Information
Online Registration
Be sure to register your product at our online support center:
International
http://eservice.aten.com
Telephone Support
For telephone support, call this number:
International
886-2-8692-6959
China
86-400-810-0-810
Japan
81-3-5615-5811
Korea
82-2-467-6789
North America
1-888-999-ATEN ext 4988
United Kingdom
44-8-4481-58923
User Notice
All information, documentation, and specifications contained in this manual
are subject to change without prior notification by the manufacturer. The
manufacturer makes no representations or warranties, either expressed or
implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any
warranties as to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any of
the manufacturer's software described in this manual is sold or licensed as is.
Should the programs prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and
not the manufacturer, its distributor, or its dealer), assumes the entire cost of all
necessary servicing, repair and any incidental or consequential damages
resulting from any defect in the software.
The manufacturer of this system is not responsible for any radio and/or TV
interference caused by unauthorized modifications to this device. It is the
responsibility of the user to correct such interference.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any damage incurred in the operation
of this system if the correct operational voltage setting was not selected prior
to operation. PLEASE VERIFY THAT THE VOLTAGE SETTING IS
CORRECT BEFORE USE.
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Package Contents
The KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 package consists of:
1 KM0032, KM0532, or KM0932
2 Power Cords
1 Daisy Chain Cable (KM0032 only)
1 Mounting Kit
1 User Instructions*
Check to make sure that all of the components are present and in good order.
If anything is missing, or was damaged in shipping, contact your dealer.
Read this manual thoroughly and follow the installation and operation
procedures carefully to prevent any damage to the switch or to any other
devices on the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 installation.
* Features may have been added to the switch since this manual was published.
Please visit our website to download the most up to date version of the
manual.
Copyright © 2017 ATEN® International Co., Ltd.
Manual Part No. PAPE-0308-AX3G
F/W Version: 2.0.191
Manual Date: 2017-04-26
Altusen and the Altusen logo are registered trademarks of ATEN International Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.
All other brand names and trademarks are the registered property of their respective owners.
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Contents
EMC Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
User Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iv
Online Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iv
Telephone Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iv
User Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iv
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
About This Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv
Product Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv
Chapter 1.
Introduction
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Consoles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Computers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
KVM Adapter Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Connecting Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Operating Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
KM0532 / KM0932 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
KM0032 Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
KM0532 / KM0932 Rear View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
KM0032 Rear View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Chapter 2.
Hardware Setup
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Stacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Rack Mounting - Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Rack Mounting - Rear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Grounding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Single Level Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Multilevel Installations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Cascading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Cascading KM0532 / KM0932 Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Cascading Other KVM Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Daisy Chaining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Network Administration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
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Topology Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
The Adapter ID Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Chapter 3.
Super Administrator Setup
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
First Time Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Network Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Changing the Super Administrator Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Moving On. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Chapter 4.
Logging In
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Console Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Browser Login . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Disable OSD Login Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Chapter 5.
The User Interface
The Console UI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Console UI Page Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Console UI Keyboard Navigation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
The Browser UI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Browser UI Page Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Chapter 6.
Device Management
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
KA7178 Dual Output Dongle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
IP Installer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Service Ports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
DNS Server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
ANMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
SMTP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
RADIUS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
LDAP/LDAPS Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
MultiView. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
MultiView Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Creating IO Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Creating Console Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
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Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Date/Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Date. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Time Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Current System Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
Time Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Chapter 7.
User Management
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Adding Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Modifying User Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Deleting User Accounts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Creating Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Modifying Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Deleting Groups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Users and Groups. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Assigning Users to a Group From the User Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Removing Users From a Group From the User Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Assigning Users to a Group From the Group Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Removing Users From a Group From the Group Menu . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Device Assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Assigning Device Permissions From the User Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Assigning Device Permissions From the Group Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Chapter 8.
Port Access
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Page Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
The Port Selection Sidebar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
The Port Selection Tree . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Device Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Port Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Associated Link . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Console Selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Favorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Adding a Favorite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Removing a Favorite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Changing the Preference Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
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Multicast Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Restore Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Kill Session . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Broadcast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Access. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Configuring Port Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
KA7140 Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Restore Defaults . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
PON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Chapter 9.
Console Port Operation
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
The Port Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Recalling the Port Access Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Closing the Toolbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
The Toolbar Icons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Toolbar Hotkey Port Switching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Auto Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Skip Mode Switching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Port Number Switching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Keyboard Hotkey Port Switching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Port ID Numbering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Push Video Hotkey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Operation Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
Hotkey Summary Table. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Chapter 10.
Log
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139
Console UI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Log Filtering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Browser UI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Log Filtering. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Export . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Chapter 11.
The Log Server
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Starting Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
The Menu Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Configure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Search: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
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Maintenance: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
Help. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
The Log Server Main Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150
The List Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
The Event Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Chapter 12.
Maintenance
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Browser UI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Backup / Restore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154
Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155
Firmware Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
Firmware Upgrade Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Adapter Cable Firmware Upgrade Recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Private Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Console UI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
EDID Information/Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Chapter 13.
RS-232 Port Operation
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Connecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Command Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
AS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Example 1 – Normal Scan: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
Example 2 – Specific Scan:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
ST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
SP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Example 1 – Single Stage Installation: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Example 2 – Two Level Cascaded Installation:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
TK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
TS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
LP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
LI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
SN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
LU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173
Response Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174
Appendix
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
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General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175
Rack Mounting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
International. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 178
Trusted Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179
Self-Signed Private Certificates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Examples. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Importing the Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
IP Address Determination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
The Local Console . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
IP Installer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Browser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 182
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Sun Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Supported KVM Switches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Additional Connection Diagrams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Console Modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
KVM Adapter Cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
KVM Adapter Cables cont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
KVM Adapter Cables cont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
PON Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
KM0532 / KM0932 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
KM0032 Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
Restoring Factory Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
KA7140 Pin Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
About SPHD Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
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About This Manual
This manual will help you get the most from your KM0032 / KM0532 /
KM0932 system. It covers all aspects of installation, configuration and
operation. The information provided in the manual is summarized below.
Overview
Chapter 1, Introduction, introduces you to the KM0032 / KM0532 /
KM0932 System. Its purpose, features and benefits are presented, and its front
and back panel components are described.
Chapter 2, Hardware Setup, provides step-by-step instructions for setting
up your installation, and explains some basic operation procedures.
Chapter 3, Super Administrator Setup, explains the procedures that the
super administrator employs to set up the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932
network environment, and change the default password.
Chapter 4, Logging In, describes how to log in to the KM0032 / KM0532 /
KM0932 from a local console and an Internet browser.
Chapter 5, The User Interface, describes the layout and explains the
components of the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 user interface.
Chapter 6, Device Management, shows super administrators how to
configure and control overall KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 operations.
Chapter 7, User Management, shows super administrators and
administrators how to create, modify, and delete users and groups, and assign
attributes to them.
Chapter 8, Port Access, describes the features and functions found under
the Port Access tab and explains how to configure the options it provides.
Chapter 9, Console Port Operation, provides detailed information on
accessing and operating the devices connected to the KM0032 / KM0532 /
KM0932’s ports.
Chapter 10, Log, explains how to use the log file utility to view the events
that take place on the Matrix KVM Switch installation.
Chapter 11, The Log Server, provides detailed information on operating
the log server for the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932.
Chapter 12, Maintenance, shows how to backup and restore system
configuration settings, and how to perform firmware upgrades.
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Chapter 13, RS-232 Port Operation, explains how to access and operate
the devices connected to the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 via a serial
terminal connection.
An Appendix, provides technical and troubleshooting information.
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Conventions
This manual uses the following conventions:
Monospaced
Indicates text that you should key in.
[]
Indicates keys you should press. For example, [Enter] means
to press the Enter key. If keys need to be chorded, they appear
together in the same bracket with a plus sign between them:
[Ctrl+Alt].
1.
Numbered lists represent procedures with sequential steps.
♦
Bullet lists provide information, but do not involve sequential
steps.
→
Indicates selecting the option (on a menu or dialog box, for
example), that comes next. For example, Start → Run means
to open the Start menu, and then select Run.
Indicates critical information.
Product Information
For information about all ALTUSEN products and how they can help you
connect without limits, visit ALTUSEN on the Web or contact an ALTUSEN
Authorized Reseller. Visit ALTUSEN on the Web for a list of locations and
telephone numbers:
International
http://www.aten.com
North America
http://www.aten-usa.com
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Overview
The KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 Matrix KVM Switch gives IT
administrators in large corporations advanced access and control of multiple
servers. Operators working at up to 5 (KM0532) or 9 (KM0932) keyboard,
mouse, and monitor (KVM) consoles can simultaneously and independently
take direct control of up to 32 computers. With a combination of daisy chaining
and cascading, up to 9 consoles can access and control more than 8,000
computers from the first level KM0932 Matrix KVM Switch.
The Matrix KVM Switch product lineup consists of three basic models, as
shown in the table, below:
Model
Consoles
Power
KM0032
0*
Dual
KM0532
5
Dual
KM0932
9
Dual
* KM0032 switches operate as slaves chained to a KM0532 or KM0932. As
such, they do not use a console of their own. Devices connected to them are
accessed through a console belonging to the master KM0532 or KM0932.
Setup is fast and easy; plugging cables into their appropriate ports is all that is
entailed. The Matrix KVM switches feature a Console Module and KVM
Adapter Cable design with automatic console conversion that allows any
combination PS/2 and USB consoles to control any combination of PS/2, USB,
or Sun computers.
The RJ-45 port connectors, combined with Auto Signal Compensation (ASC),
provide full, non-blocked access to servers and deliver secure real-time, high
bandwidth video up to 1,000 feet away, with automatic compensation for any
video loss induced by cabling, thereby eliminating the need for KVM
extenders.
Operating over end-to-end UTP cabling allows the installation to take
advantage of the internal CAT 5e and CAT6 wiring built in to most modern
commercial buildings.
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Server access and control is easily accomplished by means of a convenient,
intuitive, graphical user interface. In addition, once initial network setup has
been accomplished at the local console level, system administration can
conveniently be managed remotely over the internet from any web browser.
Features
Š 9 (KM0932) or 5 (KM0532) consoles independently and simultaneously
control up to 32 directly connected computers
Š Standardized graphical user interface – consistent across all Altusen
products – saves on training time and costs – increases user efficiency
Š Embedded web interface for easy system configuration and management
Š Redundant power supply for Matrix KVM system
Š Virtual Media Support – allows sharing of directly-connected USB storage
devices to all servers connected with virtual media enabled adapter cables
Š Supports mounting Smart Card Readers and Virtual Media at the same
time, on computers connected with KA7166, KA7168, KA7169, and
KA7177 Adapter Cables
Š Power Association enables switch’s KVM ports to be power controlled via
associated Altusen PON products
Š RS-232 port permits user logged in over the port to perform Console and
KVM port access and control for all consoles and ports from a single
interface point
Š Console Selector allows setup of forced console to port connections for
easy viewing and operation of computers
Š Push Video Hotkey allows a user to push their console’s port connection
to another console for viewing or operating
Š Multicast Audio gives multiple console access to the same KVM portallowing both to listen to the audio being broadcast by that port
Š Get and store EDID monitor information for updates on KVM adapters for
optimum display resolutions
Š Disable Toolbar function- disables Toolbar from showing on the screen
when the toolbar hotkey is used, instantly returning user to the GUI instead
Š Disable Login Mode allows non-authenticated logins
Š Remote authentication supports; RADIUS, LDAP, TACACS, LDAPS, and
MS Active Director
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Š Supports ATEN Log Server and Syslog Server
Š Saves valuable time - backup and restore settings when changing master
stations – backup user and group accounts, station names, port access
rights, and user profile settings. Clear port note, PC name, station name,
access right, group, user name and personal profiles
Š Supports up to 1024 user and 255 group accounts
Š Audio support for multimedia-capable devices combined with audio
enabled adapter cables
Š Three level password security: Super Administrator, Administrator, User
Š Port level access control – users can only access the ports they have been
authorized for – whether in a single-station installation or a daisy chained/
cascaded installation
Š Up to 7 slave switches can be daisy chained from a master switch
Š Switches can be cascaded to three levels
Š Multiplatform support: PC, Mac, Sun, and serial devices
Š End Session function gives Super Administrators and Administrators the
ability to terminate user sessions
Š Console conversion – any type of console can control any type of
computer; mixed combinations (PS/2 & USB) supported on both the
console and computer sides
Š An additional user port is provided on the front panel for easy system
maintenance
Š Convenient computer selection via intuitive hotkey combinations or GUI
Š The GUI port list automatically expands when stations are added – port
names are automatically reconfigured when the station sequence changes
Š User’s display automatically adjusts to resolution differences on the
remote servers
Š Auto Scan feature for monitoring user-selected computers
Š Superior video quality – 1280 x 1024 @ 60 Hz for up to 300m
Š Auto Signal Compensation (ASC) assures optimum video resolution for
distances up to 300m between computers and consoles – no DIP switch
setting required
Š Compact design – rack mounts in only 1U of rack space
Š A master station can allocate the best available path for the user. If the
current path is busy and there is another path available the user is
automatically redirected to the available path
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Š Users can access features on multiple computers simultaneously – a user
can be working and listening to music on computer 1 while utilizing
virtual media on computer 2 at the same time
Š A firmware upgrade can be performed simultaneously on all daisy chained
and cascaded slave switches as well as connected adapter cables
Š Versatile port operation modes for flexible server management:
Š Scan – provides automatic monitoring of user-selected computers
Š Exclusive – allows the first user to access a port to gain exclusive
viewing rights and control over it for as long as he accesses it
Š Occupy – allows the first user to access a port to control that port while
others can only view it
Š Share – allows multiple users to access and control a port at the same
time on a cooperative basis
Š Broadcast support enables executing the same command on multiple
servers at the same time
Š Multilingual user interface support
Š Enhanced video quality via automatic skew compensation support for the
KA7240/KA7240S adapter cable, and the newer adapter cable series
(KA7120, KA7170, KA7130, KA7166, KA7168, KA7169, KA7176,
KA7177, KA7178)
Š Integration of Altusen Power Over the Net™ and Serial Over the Net™
devices into the Matrix KVM switch's UI – allowing single interface
access, control, and power-management of computers and serial devices
Š Supports cascading KN2116A/KN2124V/KN2132/KN2140V/KN4116/
KN4124V/KN4132/KN4140V/KN1132V/KN2124VA/ KN2140VA/
KN4124VA/KN4140VA/KN2116VA/KN2132VA/KN4116VA/
KN4132VA/KN4164V/KN8132V/KN8164V switches
Š Support for direct computer connections with KA7230/KA7230S/
KA7240/KA7240S* console modules using KA7xxx Adapter Cables
Š MultiView supports console and I/O grouping for single port access to a
computer connected to multiple ports utilizing multiple video cards
* The maximum distance between the KA7230S/KA7240S and servers
connected to the KM0932/KM0532 is 200 meters.
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Requirements
Consoles
The following hardware components are required for each KVM console:
Š A VGA, SVGA, or multisync monitor capable of displaying the highest
resolution provided by any computer on the installation
Š Keyboard and mouse (PS/2 or USB)
Console modules are required to connect KVM consoles to the KM0532 /
KM0932. They provide flexibility for your installation by allowing PS/2 and
USB interfaces to be mixed and matched at the KVM console side. The console
modules currently available are listed in the table below. Contact your dealer
for details or refer to the documentation included with your console module.
Function
Model Number
PS/2-USB Combo Graphic Console Module with
dual RJ-45 and RS232
KA7230/KA7230S
PS/2-USB Combo Graphic Console Module with
dual RJ-45, RS232, virtual media and audio
KA7240/KA7240S
Computers
The following hardware components are required for each computer that
connects to the switch:
Š A VGA, SVGA, or multisync video graphics card with an HDB-15 port;
or, for legacy Sun systems, a Sun 13W3 video port
Š PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports (6-pin Mini-DIN), or at least one USB
port; or, for legacy Sun systems, a Sun style keyboard port (8-pin
Mini-DIN)
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Cables
KVM Adapter Cables
KVM adapter cables connect multiplatform computers (PS/2, USB, Sun, Mac,
and serial) and certain cascaded KVM switches to the KM0032 / KM0532 /
KM0932. The KVM adapter cables currently available are listed in the table
below. Contact your dealer for details.
Function
Model Number
For PS/2 computers
KA7120
For Sun legacy computers
KA7130
For serial devices
KA7140, KA9140
For USB computers – DVI output, Virtual Media and
Smart Card Reader support
KA7166
For USB computers – HDMI output, Virtual Media and
Smart Card Reader support
KA7168
For USB computers – DisplayPort output, Virtual
Media and Smart Card Reader support
KA7169
For USB computers (including Sun and Mac)
KA7170
For KVM Switch and USB computers – USB-PS/2
KVM Adapter Module with Local Console
KA7171
For USB computers – Virtual Media and Audio support KA7176
For USB computers – Virtual Media, and Smart Card
Reader support
KA7177
For USB computers – Dual CAT 5e/6 Connections*,
Virtual Media, and Smart Card Reader support
KA7178
*See KA7178 Dual Output Dongle, page 48, for details
Connecting Cables
Other cables that are used to connect up the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932
installation include the following:
Function
Type
Connecting Console Modules or KVM Adapter
Cable to the switch
Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable
Daisy Chaining switches
LIN5-68H1-H11G (35 cm)
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Operating Systems
Supported operating systems are shown in the table, below:
OS
Windows
Linux
UNIX
Novell
Mac
Version
2000 and higher
RedHat
7.1 and higher
Fedora
Core 2 and higher
SuSE
9.0 and higher
Mandriva (Mandrake)
9.0 and higher
AIX
4.3 and higher
FreeBSD
4.2 and higher
Sun
Solaris 8 and higher
Netware
5.0 and higher
OS 9 and higher
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Components
KM0532 / KM0932 Front View
4
3
2
1
KM0532
5
6
4
3
2
1
8
7
KM0932
5
6
No.
Component
7
8
Description
1
Power LED
Lights (blue) to indicate that the unit is receiving power.
2
KVM Port LEDs
The KVM Port LEDs provide status information about their
corresponding KVM Ports, They light as follows:
Š GREEN: The computer connected to its corresponding
port is On Line.
Š GREEN & Flashing: Its corresponding port is connected to
a cascaded KVM switch.
Š RED: The port is selected but there's no computer
connected or the connected computer is offline.
Š The LED does not light when there is no online device
connected to its corresponding port.
Š ORANGE: The computer attached to the corresponding
port is Selected (has the KVM focus) and is Online.
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No.
Component
Description
3
Console (User)
Port LEDs
Lights (green) to indicate that the console module connected
to the corresponding user port is online.
4
LAN LED
Š The LED lights ORANGE to indicate 10 Mbps data
transmission speed.
Š The LED lights GREEN to indicate 100 Mbps data
transmission speed.
Š The LED flashes when data is being transmitted
5
Reset Switch
Pressing in this button performs a system reset. When the
system is reset, the switch beeps, and then the KVM port
LEDs flash in succession until the reset is completed. After
the reset is completed you can login again.
Note: This switch is recessed and must be pushed with a
thin object.
6
Cover Latch
7
Firmware
Upgrade
Recovery Switch
During normal operation and while performing a firmware
upgrade, this switch should be in the NORMAL position. If a
firmware upgrade operation does not complete successfully,
this switch is used to perform a firmware upgrade recovery
(see Firmware Upgrade Recovery, page 158, for details).
8
Console (User)
Port
This console port is provided on the front panel for easy
administrative access
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1
4
No.
3
2
5
Component
6
Description
1
Power LED
Lights (blue) to indicate that the unit is receiving power.
2
Port LEDs
The Port LEDs provide status information about their
corresponding KVM Ports, They light as follows:
Š GREEN: The computer connected to its corresponding
port is On Line.
Š GREEN & Flashing: Its corresponding port is connected to
a cascaded KVM switch.
Š RED: The port is selected but there's no computer
connected or the connected computer is offline.
Š The LED does not light when there is no online device
connected to its corresponding port.
Š ORANGE: The computer attached to the corresponding
port is Selected (has the KVM focus) and is Online.
3
Station ID LED
The KM0032's Station ID is displayed here. It indicates the
KM0032's position in a daisy chained installation. The first
station in the chain has a Station ID of 01; the second has a
Station ID of 02, etc.
4
Reset Switch
Pressing in this button performs a system reset. When the
system is reset, the switch beeps, and then the KVM port
LEDs flash in succession until the reset is completed. After
the reset is completed you can login again.
Note: This switch is recessed and must be pushed with a
thin object.
5
Cover Latch
6
Firmware
Upgrade
Recovery Switch
10
During normal operation and while performing a firmware
upgrade, this switch should be in the NORMAL position. If a
firmware upgrade operation does not complete successfully,
this switch is used to perform a firmware upgrade recovery
(see Firmware Upgrade Recovery, page 158, for details).
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KM0532 / KM0932 Rear View
1
2
3
7
8
2
3
7
8
4
5
KM0532
6
1
4
5
KM0932
6
No.
Component
Description
1
Power Sockets
The power cords from the AC source plug in here. The
socket on the left is Socket 1; the socket on the right is
Socket 2.
2
Power Switches
These switches power the KM0532 / KM0932 on and off.
The switch on the left is Switch 1 and governs Socket 1; the
switch on the right is Switch 2 and governs Socket 2.
3
PON Port
This connector is provided for a Power over the Net™ (PON)
unit to plug into. A PON device allows computers attached to
the switch to be power-managed remotely over the net.
Contact your dealer for more details.
4
Console Ports
The Cat 5e or Cat 6 cables from the console modules plug in
here.
5
KVM Ports
The Cat 5e or Cat 6 cables that link the KM0532 / KM0932 to
the KVM Adapter Cables (which connect to the computers –
see page 20), plug in here.
6
Grounding
Terminal
The wire used to ground the switch attaches here.
7
CHAIN OUT Port
The CHAIN OUT port is used to connect the daisy chain
cable to the CHAIN IN port of a daisy chained KM0032
switch (see page 28).
8
LAN Port
The cable from the LAN, WAN, or Intranet plugs in here.
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1
No.
2
3
5
6
Component
4
7
Description
1
Power Sockets
The power cords from the AC source plug in here. The
socket on the left is Socket 1; the socket on the right is
Socket 2.
2
Power Switches
These switches power the KM0032 on and off. The switch on
the left is Switch 1 and governs Socket 1; the switch on the
right is Switch 2 and governs Socket 2.
3
PON Port
This connector is provided for a Power over the Net™ (PON)
unit to plug into. A PON device allows computers attached to
the switch to be power-managed remotely over the net.
Contact your dealer for more details.
4
KVM Ports
The Cat 5e or Cat 6 cables that link the KM0032 to the KVM
Adapter Cables (which connect to the computers – see
page 20), plug in here.
5
Daisy Chain Ports When daisy chaining KM0032 switches (see page 28), the
daisy chain cables plug in here. The upper port is the Chain
In port; the lower one is the Chain Out port.
6
Firmware
Upgrade Port
The firmware upgrade cable that transfers the firmware
upgrade data from the administrator's computer to the
KM0032, plugs into this RJ-11 connector.
7
Grounding
Terminal
The wire used to ground the KM0032 attaches here.
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Overview
For convenience and flexibility, the KM0532 / KM0932’s design utilizes
console modules that act as signal translation intermediaries between the KVM
consoles and the KVM switch. This allows PS/2 and USB interface consoles to
coexist on the same installation.
The design also uses KVM adapter cables, that serve as intermediaries between
the KVM switch and the computers, and provides the basis for multiplatform
support:
KA7230
KA7230S
KA7240
KA7240S
KM0532 / KM0932
KA7120
KA7130
KA7140
KA9140
KA7170
KA7176
KA7166
KA7168
KA7169
A separate console module is required for each KVM console; likewise, a
separate KVM adapter cable is required for each computer. For a listing of
compatible console modules, see Consoles, page 5. For a listing of compatible
KVM adapter cables, see Cables, page 6.
As a cost-saving feature, KM0032 switches, can be daisy chained down from
a KM0532 or KM0932. Since devices connected to them are accessed through
one of the KM0532 or KM0932 consoles, they don’t require a console of their
own.
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Before you Begin
1. Important safety information regarding the placement of this
device is provided on page 175. Please review it before
proceeding.
2. Make sure that power to all the devices you will be connecting
up has been turned off. You must unplug the power cords of any
computers that have the Keyboard Power On function.
Stacking and Rack Mounting
The KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 can be stacked on the desktop or rack
mounted in a variety of ways. The following sections take you through the
procedures for each method.
Stacking
The KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 can be placed on any appropriate level
surface that can safely support its weight plus the weight of its attached cables.
To place the switch, or to stack units if you are daisy chaining them, remove
the backing material from the bottom of the rubber feet that came with this
package, and stick them onto the switch’s bottom panel at the corners, as
shown in the diagram, below:
Note: To ensure adequate ventilation, allow at least 5.1 cm on each side, and
12.7cm at the back for power cord and cable clearance.
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Rack Mounting
The KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 can be mounted in a 19" (1U) rack. The
mounting brackets can screw into either the front or the back of the unit so that
it can attach to the front or the back of the rack.
Rack Mounting - Front
To mount the unit at the front of the rack, do the following:
1. Remove the two screws at the front of the unit, as shown in the diagram
below:
Phillips head hex
M3 x 6
2. Use the M3 x 8 Phillips head hex screws supplied with the rack mount kit
to screw the rack mounting brackets into the front of the unit:
Phillips head hex
M3 x 8
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3. Position the device in the front of the rack and align the holes in the
mounting brackets with the holes in the rack.
4. Screw the mounting brackets to the rack.
Note: Cage nuts are provided for racks that are not prethreaded.
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Rack Mounting - Rear
To mount the unit at the rear of the rack, do the following:
1. Remove the two screws at the rear of the unit:
Phillips head hex
M3 x 6
2. Use the M3 x 8 Phillips head hex screws supplied with the rack mounting
kit to screw the rack mounting brackets into the rear of the unit:
Phillips head hex
M3 x 8
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3. Position the device in the rack and align the holes in the mounting brackets
with the holes in the rack.
4. Screw the mounting brackets to the rear of the rack.
Note: Cage nuts are provided for racks that are not prethreaded.
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Grounding
To prevent damage to your installation it is important that all devices are
properly grounded.
Use a grounding wire to ground the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 by
connecting one end of the wire to the switch’s grounding terminal (see
page 11), and the other end of the wire to a suitable grounded object.
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Single Level Installation
In a single level installation, there are no additional KVM switches cascaded
or daisy chained down from the first level KVM switch. To set up a single level
installation, refer to the diagram on page 21 (the numbers in the diagrams
correspond to the numbered steps) and do the following:
1. Connect the KVM console.
Plug your keyboard, mouse, and monitor into their respective ports on the
console module. Each console port is marked with an identifying icon (see
page 188).
2. Connect the console module to the KM0532 / KM0932.
Use Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable to connect the LINE IN 1 or LINE IN 2 port of
the console module to one of the Console (User) ports on the KM0532 /
KM0932's rear panel.
(Repeat steps 1 and 2 for all KVM consoles that you wish to connect. Up
to 5 (KM0532), or 9 (KM0932) KVM consoles may be connected in this
fashion (1 port on the front panel, plus 4 or 8 ports on the rear panel.)
Note: The distance between any console module and any KVM adapter
cable must not exceed 300 m (KA7230S / KA7240S 200 m).
3. Connect the KVM adapter cable to the computer.
Using a KVM adapter cable that is appropriate for the computer you are
installing, plug the adapter cable’s connectors into their respective ports on
the computer (see page 189).
4. Connect the KVM adapter cable to the KM0532 / KM0932.
Use Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable to connect the KVM adapter cable to any
available KVM port on the KM0532 / KM0932.
(Repeat steps 3 and 4 for all computers that you wish to connect. Up to 32
computers may be connected in this fashion.)
5. Plug a cable from the LAN or WAN into the KM0532 or KM0932's LAN
port.
6. Connect a PON unit (Optional)
Use Cat. 5e or Cat 6 cable to connect the KM0532 or KM0932's PON port
to an SA0142 Adapter. Connect the Adapter to the PON IN port of a
PN0108 Power Over the Net™ unit (see page 192).
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7. Ground the switch.
Use a grounding wire to ground the unit by connecting one end of the wire
to the grounding terminal, and the other end of the wire to a suitable
grounded object.
Note: Do not omit this step. Proper grounding helps to prevent damage to
the unit from surges or static electricity.
8. Plug the power cords supplied with this package into the KM0532 /
KM0932’s Power Socket, and then into an AC power source.
Turn on the power to the KM0532 / KM0932.
9. Connect the console module’s power adapter to the console module and to
an AC power source.
10. Turn on the power to the computers.
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Multilevel Installations
You can greatly expand the number of computers that can be added to your
installation by performing a multilevel installation. The KM0532 / KM0932
supports two types of multilevel installation:
Š Cascading
Š Daisy chaining
Overview
Cascading involves using the KVM port(s) of a parent KVM switch (one that
is above a KVM switch linked down from it) to connect to the Console ports
of a child KVM switch.
Daisy chaining refers to adding a KVM switch via a dedicated daisy chain port
(see the diagram on page 28).
The KM0532 / KM0932 supports both daisy chaining and cascading, providing
enormous capacity and flexibility to expand the installation. The following
sections provide information and procedures to set up cascaded and daisy
chained KVM installations.
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Cascading
KM0532 and KM0932 switches support a 3 level cascade for KM0532 /
KM0932 units. They support a 1 level cascade for other compatible model
KVM switches (see Supported KVM Switches, page 186). In other words, slave
switches cannot be cascaded from non-KM0532 / KM0932 switches.
The UIs of GUI-compatible cascaded switches are integrated into the KM0532
/ KM0932’s GUI, so that when the first level consoles bring up the UI, the port
directory listing for all of the computers connected to all of the cascaded
switches is displayed in the Sidebar tree (see page 39).
Note: 1. For non GUI-compatible cascaded switches, only the switch appears
in the Sidebar tree. Each switch provides its own GUI for switching
to its ports after you access it.
2. A list of supported KVM switches – indicating their GUI
compatibility status – is provided in the Appendix on page 186.
In cascaded installations, the number of bus connections between a parent and
child KVM switch determines the number of users that can simultaneously
access the KVM ports of the child switch. A bus connection is established by
connecting a KVM port on the parent switch to a Console port on the child
switch. The KM0532 / KM0932 supports a maximum of 5 (KM0532) or 9
(KM0932) bus connections for each cascaded KM0532 / KM0932, and usually
no more than one for other KVM switches.
In order for all the KVM consoles on the first level KM0532 or KM0932 to be
able to access the KVM ports of a cascaded KM0532 / KM0932 at the same
time, you must create the maximum number of bus connections between the
first level parent switch and the child switch. If the two switches are not
directly connected, the intermediary switch(es) must have the maximum
number of bus connections to the parent and child switches.
KVM consoles connected to the KVM ports of a cascaded KVM switch can
access KVM ports on their cascade level as well as ports on cascaded child
switches. They cannot access KVM ports of switches above their cascade level.
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Cascading KM0532 / KM0932 Switches
Note: The firmware version of all cascaded KM0532 / KM0932s should
match the firmware version of the first level KM0532 / KM0932.
To cascade KM0532 / KM0932 switches refer to the installation diagram on
page 25 and do the following:
1. Connect the KVM console to the console module.
2. Connect the console module to the KM0532 / KM0932.
3. Use Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable to connect any KVM port on the parent switch to
any of the Console ports on the child switch.
Note: 1. The number of KVM consoles connected to the first level switch
that can simultaneously access the cascaded switch is limited by
the number of Console port connections between the parent and
child switches.
2. The distance between any console module and any KVM adapter
cable must not exceed 300 m (KA7230S / KA7240S 200 m).
4. Repeat step 3 for each second level KVM switch that you wish to cascade.
5. Follow the instructions given for single level installation to connect
computers, power cords, etc. (see page 20).
Note: It is not necessary to connect cascaded switches to the network.
Remote (over the network) administration of cascaded switches are
managed through the first level switch.
6. To cascade third level KVM switches, follow the instructions in steps 3, 4,
and 5 when cascading them from the second level KVM switches.)
7. Power on the first level KM0532 / KM0932.
8. Wait one minute, and then power on each second level KM0532 /
KM0932.
9. Wait one minute, and then power on each third level KM0532 / KM0932.
10. Plug the power adapters supplied with the console modules into an
appropriate AC power source, and then plug the power adapter cables into
the power jacks on the rear of the console modules.
11. Turn on the power to all the computers.
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Cascaded KM0532 / KM0932 Installation Diagram
Console Module
Console Module
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Cascading Other KVM Switches
To cascade KVM switches other than the KM0532 or KM0932, a KVM
adapter cable is required. The adapter cable converts the KM0532 / KM0932’s
port signals to ones appropriate for the connectors on the KVM switch that you
are cascading.
Note: Non-KM0532 / KM0932 switches do not support additional cascading.
After cascading a non-KM0532 / KM0932 KVM switch, you cannot
cascade any more KVM switches from it.
To cascade a KVM switch other than the KM0532 / KM0932:
1. Use Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable to connect a KVM port on the KM0532 or
KM0932 to a KVM adapter cable appropriate for the KVM switch you are
connecting. (See KVM Adapter Cables, page 6 for a list of KVM adapter
cables and the platforms that they support.)
2. Connect the cables on the KVM adapter cable to the console ports on the
KVM switch you are installing.
Other Cascaded KVM Switch Installation Diagram
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Daisy Chaining
Up to 7 KM0032 Matrix KVM Switches can be daisy chained from the first
level KM0532 / KM0932. The KM0932 is capable of supporting nine
independent KVM consoles, while the KM0532 is capable of supporting 5
independent KVM consoles. In a complete daisy chained installation, the
KVM consoles that belong to the KM0532 / KM0932 can access and control
all of the computers on the installation.
Note: You cannot cascade switches from a daisy chained switch.
To set up a daisy chained installation, refer to the diagram on page 28 and do
the following:
1. Use a daisy chain cable set (see Cables, page 6) to connect the CHAIN
OUT port of the parent KM0532 / KM0932 to the CHAIN IN port of the
first KM0032.
Note: The maximum distance between the KM0532 / KM0932 and the last
KM0032 in the chain cannot exceed 50 m.
2. Follow the instructions given for single level installation to connect
computers, LAN, power cords, etc. (see page 20).
3. For any other KM0032 switches you want to add to the chain, use a daisy
chain cable (see Connecting Cables, page 6), to connect the Chain Out
port of the parent switch to the Chain In port of the child switch.
4. Power on the installation according to the following procedure:
a) Power on the first level (KM0532 or KM0932) switch.
b) Power on each switch in the chain in turn (second station, then third
station, etc.). In each case, wait for the station position to be ascertained
and displayed on the Station ID LED before powering on the next
station. (The Station ID for the first KM0032 is 01, the Station ID for
the second level KM0032 is 02, etc.)
c) After all the KVM switches are powered on, power on the computers.
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Daisy chained Installation Diagram
Network Administration
Once the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932’s network settings have been
configured from a local console (see Network Configuration, page 33), for
convenience, administrative tasks can be performed remotely using a web
browser over the Internet.
It is not necessary to connect cascaded switches to the network. Remote (over
the network) administration of cascaded switches are managed through the first
level switch.
Topology Considerations
The use of RJ-45 KVM port connectors, combined with Auto Signal
Compensation (ASC), allow signals to travel up to 300 meters (1000 feet) and
still maintain reliability and high video resolution. This allows the KM0032 /
KM0532 / KM0932 installation to take advantage of the internal Cat 5e and Cat
6 wiring built-in to most modern commercial buildings.
Since the data signals are not transmitted in packets, the transmission cannot
go through network hubs or switches. Passive components such as patch
panels, keystone jacks, patch cables, etc. can be used to channel the traffic,
instead.
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The Adapter ID Function
Adapter Cable information (the Adapter ID, port name, OS, keyboard
language, and access mode), is stored on the adapter. The switch’s Adapter ID
function takes this information and stores it along with the adapter cable’s
configuration information (access rights, etc.), in its database – so that when
you move a server together with its adapter cable from one port to another, you
don’t have to reconfigure its settings – the Adapter ID function restores them
at the new location. The only change is in the port number.
When moving the server and adapter cable to another switch, however, only the
information that is stored on the adapter is retained. For the other settings you
must either reconfigure them, or use the Backup/Restore function (see
page 153) to restore them.
Since port settings are stored with the adapter, if you move a server to a new
port without its original adapter; or if you connect a different server to the
adapter, you must manually reconfigure the port settings for the new server.
See The Port Selection Sidebar, page 101 for port configuration details.
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Super Administrator Setup
Overview
The KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 supports three types of user, as shown in
the table, bellow:
User Type
Role
Super Administrator
Access and manage ports and devices. Manage Users and
Groups. Configure the overall installation. Configure
personal working environment.
Administrator
Access and manage authorized ports and devices. Manage
Users and Groups. Configure personal working environment.
User
Access authorized ports and devices. Manage authorized
ports and devices. Configure personal working environment.
This chapter discusses the administrative procedures that the Super
Administrator performs.
First Time Setup
Once the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 installation has been cabled up, the
Super Administrator needs to set the system up for user operation. This
involves setting the network parameters and adding users. The most convenient
way to do this for the first time is from one of the consoles.
Note: For remote methods of setting up the network, see IP Address
Determination, page 181.
After the console has been connected up (see Single Level Installation,
page 20), and the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 turned on, a login prompt
appears on the console monitor:
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Since this is the first time you are logging in, key in the default Username:
ADMINISTRATOR; and the default Password: password.
Note: For security purposes, you should change the password. (See Changing
the Super Administrator Login, page 34 for details.)
After you successfully log in, the Console’s GUI appears:
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Network Configuration
To set up the network, do the following:
1. Click the Device Management tab.
2. Select Network on the menu bar. A screen similar to the one below
appears:
3. Fill in the fields according to the information provided under Network,
page 49.
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Changing the Super Administrator Login
To change the default Super Administrator Password, do the following:
1. Click the Port Access tab.
2. Select Preferences on the menu bar.
3. Key the old password into the Old Password field.
4. Key a unique new password into the New Password field.
5. To make sure there was no mistake when entering the new password, key
the new password into the Confirm Password field.
6. Click Save.
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Moving On
After setting up the network and changing the default Super Administrator
username and password, you can proceed to other administration activities.
These include User Management, Device Management, and Firmware
Upgrade Maintenance.
These activities can be accomplished either from the console or from a web
browser. Choose the approach that suits you best.
Note: Firmware Upgrade Maintenance cannot be performed from the console.
You must log in with a web browser for this operation.
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Logging In
Overview
The KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 switch can be accessed from a local
console or an internet browser. Browser access is provided for convenience in
performing administrative tasks from a remote location. Port switching and
port operation procedures can only be performed from a console.
No matter which method you choose to access the KM0032 / KM0532 /
KM0932, the switch’s authentication procedure requires you to submit a valid
username and password. If you supply an invalid login, the authentication
routine will return a Username and/or Password Error message. If you see this
type of message, log in again with a correct username and password.
Note: If the number of invalid login attempts exceeds an amount specified by
the switch’s Super Administrator, a timeout period is invoked. You must
wait until the timeout period expires before you can attempt to log in
again. See Security, page 69 for details.
Console Login
When a console is connected to a powered on KM0532 or KM0932 and there
is no user logged in, the KM0532 or KM0932 login screen appears on the
display:
Simply key in your Username and Password, then click Login to bring up the
Console UI.
Note: Depending on the switch, the title bar displays KM0532 or KM0932
Login. If the switch is unavailable, it says No device attached.
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Browser Login
The KM0532 or KM0932 can be accessed via an Internet browser from any
platform.
Note: 1. The KM0032 is installed as a daisy chained extension to a KM0532
or KM0932, and cannot be accessed directly. It can only be accessed
via a login to the switch it is daisy chained from (a KM0532 or
KM0932).
2. Browser logins can be used for remote configuration purposes. Port
access operations can only be performed from a Console login.
To log into the switch, do the following:
1. Open the browser and specify the IP address of the switch you want to
access in the browser's location bar.
2. When a Security Alert dialog box appears, accept the certificate – it can be
trusted. (See Trusted Certificates, page 179, for details.) If other alerts
appear, accept them as well.
Once you accept the certificate(s), the login page appears:
3. Provide your username and password (set by the administrator), then click
Login to bring up the Browser UI Main Page. For a discussion of the
Browser UI Main Page, see page 42.
Disable OSD Login Mode
The Disable OSD Login Mode allows non-authenticated access to the KM0532
or KM0932 switch (See Security, page 69) via the console modules. The
Disable OSD Login Mode allows the Username and Password fields to be left
blank for a user logging into the console UI, and is managed by the Non-Auth
account in User Management (See Overview, page 77).
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The User Interface
Overview
Once you have successfully logged in the KM0532 or KM0932’s GUI Main
Page appears. The look of the page varies slightly, depending on which
method, Console or Web, you used to log in. Each of the interfaces is described
in the sections that follow.
The Console UI
Once users log in and are authenticated (see Logging In, page 37), the Console
UI Main Page comes up:
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Console UI Page Components
The Console UI page components are described in the table below:
No.
Item
Description
1
Tab Bar
The tab bar contains the KM0032 / KM0532 /
KM0932’s main operation categories. The items that
appear in the tab bar are determined by the user’s
type, and the authorization options that were
selected when the user’s account was created.
2
Menu Bar
The menu bar contains operational sub-categories
that pertain to the item selected in the tab bar. The
items that appear in the menu bar are determined by
the user’s type, and the authorization options that
were selected when the user’s account was created.
3
Sidebar
The Sidebar provides a tree view listing of items
(ports, users, groups, etc.), that relate to the various
tab bar and menu bar selections. Clicking a node in
the Sidebar brings up a page with the details that are
relevant to it.
4
Show
When the Port Access tab is selected, clicking Show
opens a filter panel that lets you expand or narrow
the scope of the ports that appear in the Sidebar
tree. The Show function is discussed in detail on
page 102.
Note: Show is only active when the Port Access tab
is selected.
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About
About provides information regarding the switch’s
current firmware version.
6
Logout
Click this button to log out of your Matrix KVM Switch
session.
7
Main Panel
This is your main work area. The screens that
appear reflect your tab, menu, and Sidebar choices.
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Console UI Keyboard Navigation
You can navigate the Console UI from the keyboard. The hotkey combinations,
and their effects, are shown in the table, below:
Focus
Miscellaneous
The Tab Bar
Hotkey
Effect
F1
Brings up the About screen.
F8
Logs you out of the session.
Ctrl P
Selects the Port Access tab.
Ctrl U
Selects the User Management tab.
Ctrl D
Selects the Device Management tab.
Ctrl L
Selects the Log tab.
The Menu Bar
Tab
After a Tab Bar item is selected, pressing Tab
cycles through its Menu Bar items.
Panel Selection
F4
Selects the Sidebar Tree.
Note: The tab bar focus switches to the Port
Access tab when you make this selection.
Sidebar Selection
F5
Selects the Main Panel
↑↓
When the focus is in the Sidebar, the arrow
keys move the selection up and down through
the port list.
Note: This function is only available under the
Port Access tab.
Main Panel Selection
F3 + ↑ ↓
When you have arrived at the port you want to
access, press F3 to bring up a session choice
box (see page 101). Use the arrow keys to
cycle to your choice, then press [Enter].
Tab
When the focus is in the Main Panel, press
Tab to move through the available parameters.
For radio buttons press [Enter] to select the
choice. For check boxes, press [Enter] to
select/deselect the item.
↑↓
For parameters with a list of choices, use the
arrow keys cycle you through the parameter
choices.
When all your parameter choices have been made, Tab down
to the Save button and press [Enter]
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The Browser UI
For the convenience of remote management, the KM0532 or KM0932 can be
accessed with most standard web browsers. Once users log in and are
authenticated (see Browser Login, page 38), the Web Browser Main Page
comes up, with the Port Access page displayed:
Note: 1. The KM0032 is installed as a daisy chained extension to a KM0532
or KM0932, and cannot be accessed directly. It can only be accessed
via a login to the switch it is daisy chained from (a KM0532 or
KM0932).
2. The screens depict a Super Administrator’s page. Depending on a
user’s type and permissions, not all of the elements appear.
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Browser UI Page Components
The web page screen components are described in the table, below:
No.
Item
Description
1
Tab Bar
The tab bar contains the KM0032 / KM0532 /
KM0932’s main operation categories. The items that
appear in the tab bar are determined by the user’s
type, and the authorization options that were
selected when the user’s account was created.
2
Menu Bar
The menu bar contains operational sub-categories
that pertain to the item selected in the tab bar. The
items that appear in the menu bar are determined by
the user’s type, and the authorization options that
were selected when the user’s account was created.
3
Sidebar
The Sidebar provides a tree view listing of ports that
relate to the various tab bar and menu bar
selections. Clicking a node in the Sidebar brings up
a page with the details that are relevant to it.
4
Show
Clicking Show opens a filter panel that lets you
expand or narrow the scope of the ports that appear
in the Sidebar tree. The Show function is discussed
in detail on page 102.
Note: Show is active when the Port Access, Device
Management, Log, or Maintenance tab is selected.
5
About
About provides information regarding the switch’s
current firmware version.
6
Logout
Click this button to log out of your Matrix KVM Switch
session.
7
Main Panel
This is your main work area. The screens that
appear reflect your menu choices and Sidebar node
selection.
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Overview
The Device Management page allows super administrators to configure and
control overall KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 operations.
Note: This page is for super administrators only. Other users can skip this
chapter.
Device
When you click the Device Management tab, the GUI opens with the Device
menu page displayed. The console page is divided into two main sections:
General, and Root Device Settings:
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Browser UI
The Device Management settings are described in the table, below:
Item
General
Meaning
Device Name
Allows you to give the switch a name. This can be
convenient by helping you to distinguish among the
various switches in a large, cascaded installation. Simply
key the name of the switch into the text box to the right of
the heading.
MAC Address
Displays the switch’s MAC Address.
IP Address
Displays the switch’s IP Address.
Power Supply
Detection
When box is checked if power is not detected at one
power source, power is automatically switched to the
second available power source.
Power 1 Status Status of Power Supply 1 (On/Off)
Power 2 Status Status of Power Supply 2 (On/Off)
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Item
Root
Device
Settings
Meaning
Web Session
Timeout
When a user is logged in via a web browser and there is
no input from the user for the amount of time set with this
function, the user is automatically logged out and will
need to log in again.
Slave
Ordinarily the KM0932 supports 9 consoles and 32 ports.
You can have up to 18 consoles supporting 64 ports by
physically connecting 2 switches on the same LAN
segment and designating one switch as the Master and
another as the Slave – then use KA7178 Dual Output
Dongles to connect the computers to each switch. (see
KA7178 Dual Output Dongle, page 48). Only computers
with KA7178 Dual Output Dongles connected to both
switches will be accessible by all consoles.
The Root Device Settings (Slave and Master IP address)
only need to be set on the Slave switch. No settings need
to be configured on the Master switch.
Put a check mark in the checkbox, then enter the Master
IP address in the box below it.
Master IP
Enter the IP address to designate the Master switch.
When you have finished making your settings, click Save.
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KA7178 Dual Output Dongle
The KA7178 Adapter Cable provides two Cat 5e/6 connectors, allowing a
computer to connect to two KM0032, KM0532, or KM0932 switches. This
allows consoles on different switches access to the same computer, as shown
below.
KA7230 / KA7230S
KA7240 / KA7240S
KA7230 / KA7230S
KA7240 / KA7240S
KA7178
by ATEN
LINK
Example: Ordinarily the KM0932 supports 9 consoles and 32 ports. You can
have up to 18 consoles supporting 64 ports by physically connecting two
KM0932 switches on the same LAN segment and designating one switch as the
Master and another as the Slave – then use KA7178 Dual Output Dongles to
connect the computers to each switch. To configure the switches for this type
of setup see Root Device Settings, page 47.
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Network
The Network page is used to specify the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932's
network environment.
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IP Installer
The IP Installer is an external Windows-based utility for assigning IP addresses
to the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932. See IP Installer, page 181 for details.
Click one of the radio buttons to select Enable, View Only, or Disable for the
IP Installer utility. See IP Installer, page 181, for IP Installer details.
Note: 1. If you select View Only, you will be able to see the KM0032 /
KM0532 / KM0932 in the IP Installer’s Device List, but you will not
be able to change the IP address.
2. For security, we strongly recommend that you set this to View Only
or Disable after use.
Service Ports
As a security measure, if a firewall is being used, the super administrator needs
to specify the port numbers that the firewall will allow. Users must indicate the
port number when they log in. If an invalid port number (or no port number) is
given, the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 will not be found. An explanation of
the fields is given in the table below:
Field
Explanation
HTTP
The port number for a browser login. The default is 80.
HTTPS
The port number for a secure browser login. The default is 443.
Note: 1. If there is no firewall (on an Intranet, for example), it doesn’t matter
what these numbers are set to, since they have no effect.
2. The service ports cannot have the same value. You must set a
different value for each one.
IP Address
The KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 can either have its IP address assigned
dynamically (DHCP), or it can be given a fixed IP address.
Š For dynamic IP address assignment, select the Obtain IP Address
Automatically radio button.
Š To specify a fixed IP address, select the Set IP Address Manually radio
button and fill in the IP address with values appropriate for your network.
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DNS Server
Š For automatic DNS Server address assignment, select the Obtain DNS
Server Address Automatically radio button.
Š To specify the DNS Server address manually, select the Set DNS Server
Address Manually radio button, and fill in the addresses for the Preferred
and Alternate DNS servers with values appropriate for your network.
Note: Specifying at the preferred DNS Server address is mandatory. The
alternate DNS Server address is optional.
When you have finished making your Network page settings, click Save.
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ANMS
The ANMS (Advanced Network Management Settings) page is divided into
four sections; Event Destination, RADIUS settings, LDAP/AD settings, and
TACACS settings shown, below:
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SMTP Settings
The KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 can send reports from an SMTP server. To
have the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 email reports from the SMTP server
to you, do the following:
1. Click to put a check in the Enable report from the following SMTP server
checkbox.
2. Key in either the domain name or the IP address of your SMTP server.
3. If your server requires authentication, click to put a check in the My server
requires authentication checkbox.
4. Key in the appropriate account information in the Account Name,
Password, and From fields.
Note: Only one email address is allowed in the From field.
5. Key in the email address (addresses) of where you want the report sent to
in the To field.
Note: If you are sending the report to more than one email address,
separate the addresses with a semicolon.
When you have finished making your ANMS page settings, click Save.
Š Log Server
Important transactions that occur on the switch, such as logins and internal
status messages, are kept in an automatically generated log file.
Š Specify the MAC address of the computer that the Log Server runs on
in the MAC address field.
Š Specify the port used by the computer that the Log Server runs on to
listen for log details in the Port field. The valid port range is 1–65535.
The default port number is 9001.
Š Syslog Server
To record all the events that take place on the switch and write them to a
Syslog server, do the following:
1. Check Enable.
2. Key in either the IPv4 address or domain name of the Syslog server.
Š Key in the port number. The valid port range is 1-65535.
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RADIUS Settings
To allow authentication and authorization for the switch through a
RADIUS server, do the following:
1. Check Enable.
2. Fill in the IP addresses and service port numbers for the Preferred and
Alternate RADIUS servers. You can use the IPv4 address, or the
domain name in the IP fields.
3. In the Timeout field, set the time in seconds that the switch waits for a
RADIUS server reply before it times out.
4. In the Retries field, set the number of allowed RADIUS retries.
5. In the Shared Secret field, key in the character string that you want to
use for authentication between the switch and the RADIUS Server. A
minimum of 6 characters is required.
6. On the RADIUS server, Users can be authenticated with any of the
following methods:
Š Set the entry for the user as su/xxxx
LDAP/LDAPS Settings
Š LDAP / LDAPS Authentication and Authorization Settings
To allow authentication and authorization via LDAP / LDAPS, refer to the
information in the table, below:
Item
Action
Enable
Put a check in the Enable checkbox to allow LDAP / LDAPS
authentication and authorization.
Enable SSL
Putting a check in this box enables SSL connections.
Preferred LDAP
Server and
Service Port
Fill in the IP address and port number for the LDAP or LDAPS
server.
Š You can use the IPv4 address, or the domain name in the
LDAP Server field.
Š For LDAP, the default port number is 389; for LDAPS, the
default port number is 636.
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Item
Alternate LDAD
Server and
Service Port
Action
Fill in an alternative IP address and port number for the LDAP
or LDAPS server to use.
Š You can use the IPv4 address, or the domain name in the
LDAP Server field.
Š For LDAP, the default port number is 389; for LDAPS, the
default port number is 636.
Timeout
Set the time in seconds that the switch waits for an LDAP or
LDAPS server reply before it runs out.
Admin DN
Consult the LDAP / LDAPS administrator to ascertain the
appropriate entry for this field. For example, the entry might
look like this:
ou=kn4132,dc=aten,dc=com
Admin Name
Key in the LDAP administrator’s username.
Password
Key in the LDAP administrator’s password.
Search DN
Set the distinguished name of the search base. This is the
domain name where the search starts for user names.
Note: For more information on configuring LDAP, you can download the full
LDAP instructional manual from our website.
TACACS Settings
Š TACACS Authentication and Authorization Settings
To allow authentication and authorization via TACACS, refer to the
information in the table, below:
Item
Enable
Preferred
TACACS+ Server
and Service Port
Action
Put a check in the Enable checkbox to allow TACACS+
authentication and authorization.
Fill in the IP address and port number for the TACACS+ server.
Š You can use the IPv4 address, or the domain name in the
TACACS Server field.
Š Enter the Service Port for the TACACS+ server port
Alternate
TACACS+ Server
and Service Port
Fill in an alternative IP address and port number for the
TACACS+ server to use.
Š You can use the IPv4 address, or the domain name in the
TACACS+ Server field.
Š Enter the Service Port for the TACACS+ server port
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Action
Enter the TACACS+ shared secret (must be at least 6
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Association
The Association page is used to associate a PN0108 PON (Power Over the
NET™) power outlet with a KVM port on the Matrix KVM Switch. Once an
association has been made, the power status of the device attached to the KVM
port can be controlled from the Port Access page, rather than having to control
the power status by opening a separate web session to the PN0108.
Note: 1. Use of this feature assumes you have installed a PN0108 and have
connected it to a device attached to a KVM switch port on the
installation, as shown in the diagram on page 192.
2. Visit our website for the latest PON firmware and up-to-date
information about supported PON models.
Power Management
When you select Association on the menu bar, it opens to the Power
Management page:
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Browser UI
The page is organized into three main sections, as described in the table, below:
Page Section
Description
Associations
This section is where you associate the PN0108 power outlet(s)
with a KVM port on the Matrix KVM Switch.
Outlet Settings
This section is where you set up the power management
configuration for each outlet. Refer to the Outlet Configuration
section of the PN0108 User Manual’s Administration chapter for
configuration details.
Schedule
This section is where you set up a scheduled Power On/Off
configuration for the outlet. Refer to the Schedule section of the
PN0108 User Manual’s Administration chapter for setup details.
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To associate a PON outlet with a KVM switch port, do the following:
1. In the Sidebar tree, select the KVM switch port you want to associate with
the PON outlet.
2. Click the Add button under Associations (a pop-up window appears),
select an outlet from the list you want to associate with the port, by
clicking on it.
3. The outlet ID and Name appear in the power supply list (Browser UI).
– or –
Drop down the Associated Power Supply 1 list to select the outlet you want to
associate with the port, then click the Association button just to the right of the
selection box. The outlet ID and Name appear next to Associated Power
Supply 1, 2, etc. (Console UI).
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4. (Optional) If the device connected to the KVM switch port has a dual
power supply, and if you wish to associate additional outlet ports with the
secondary power supply, simply repeat step 2, by clicking Add to select
another outlet you want to associate with the port. You can associate up to
four outlet ports to a connected device.
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5. (Optional) If you have associated two or more power supply outlets, and
you want to synchronize the On/Off/Reboot operations for all the power
supplies, click to put a check mark in the Synchronization of Power ON/
OFF/Reboot checkbox.
6. Set the Outlet Settings and Schedule settings according to the information
provided in the Connection and Schedule sections of the PN0108 User
Manual’s Administration chapter.
7. Click Save.
Now, you can manage the configuration and schedule settings of the device by
selecting its KVM port on this page (Device Management → Association).
You can also power control the device when you select its port from the Port
Access → Connections page.
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Summary
Clicking the Summary tab brings up a page similar to the one below:
Console UI
Browser UI
This page provides a sorted listing of the power associations that have been
made via the Power Management page.
Š You can change the sort order by clicking the column headings.
Š To remove a power association, select it and click Delete.
Š To remove all of the power associations, click Clear All.
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MultiView
MultiView supports multi-console port access to a computer using multiple
video cards to connect to multiple ports on the switch. The MultiView page is
divided into two sections Console Groups and IO Groups.
Console UI
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MultiView Groups
For multiple consoles to simultaneously access a computer connected by
multiple video cards to multiple ports on the switch, the consoles and ports
must be added to groups. The consoles must be added to a Console Group and
the ports must be added to an IO Group, respectively. Once both groups are
created, the consoles will automatically connect to the corresponding IO Group
port: Main IO, Member 1, Member 2, or Member 3. The Main Console will
have Full KVM access, while the remaining group consoles will have View
Only access. To create Multiview groups follow the instructions on the pages
that follow.
Creating IO Groups
To create an IO Group, do the following:
1. From the IO Groups section click Add, then drag and drop the associated
ports from the port selection tree list into the Main IO, Member 1, Member
2, and or Member 3 sections of the IO Group (Browser UI).
– or –
Select the associated ports from the sidebar, then use the arrow buttons
under Add to Group to select ports to add into the Main IO, Member 1,
Member 2, and or Member 3 sections of the IO Group, and click Add
(Console UI).
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2. Click Save.
Creating Console Groups
To create a Console Group, do the following:
1. From the Console Groups section click Add, then drag and drop the
associated consoles from the console list into the Main Console, Member
1, Member 2, and or Member 3 sections of the Console Group (Browser
UI).
– or –
Select associated consoles from the console list under Add to Group, then
use the arrow buttons to add consoles into the Main Console, Member 1,
Member 2, and or Member 3 sections of the Console Group, and click Add
(Console UI).
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Console UI: Add to Console Group
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Security
The Security page is divided into 2 main panels, Login Settings and Account
Policy, as described in the sections that follow.
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Item
Login
Settings
Meaning
Maximum
Login Failures
Sets the number of failed login attempts that are allowed
before the user is locked out of further attempts to log in.
Checking Disabled allows an unlimited number of login
failure attempts
Lockout Period
Sets the amount of time a user must wait after being
locked out before being able to try logging in again.
Disable OSD
Login Mode
Checking this box allows non-authenticated logins to the
console module, controlled by the Non-Auth account in
User Management. When disabled accounts can still
login, but the Username and Password fields can be left
blank, allowing any user to login to a console merely by
pressing the Enter key. This account can not be deleted
but can be managed as any other user account
(See Overview, page 77). This option is not secure and
it’s highly recommended to take consideration before
enabling it.
Disable RS232 Login
Mode
If Disable RS-232 Login Mode is checked, administrators
connecting to a console module via serial terminal logins
will not need to provide a username and password to
access the switch.
Simplified OSD Checking this box creates a limited login mode with basic
functionality for all User type accounts when they login
locally to the console.
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Item
Account
Policy
Meaning
Minimum
Username
Length
Sets the minimum number of characters required for a
username. Acceptable values are from 1–16. The default
is 6.
Minimum
Password
Length
Sets the minimum number of characters required for a
password. Acceptable values are from 0–16. A setting of
0 means that no password is required. Users can login
with only a Username. The default is 6.
Password Must Checking any of these items requires users to include at
Contain At
least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter or one
Least
number in their password.
Note: Note: This policy only affects user accounts created
after this policy has been enabled, and password
changes to existing user accounts. Users accounts
created before this policy was enabled, and there is no
change to the existing passwords, are notaffected.
Password
Expiration
Click to put a check in this box if you want user passwords
to expire after a certain number of days. If the box is
unchecked, user passwords do not expire.
Password
expires after
(days):
If you enable Password Expiration, key in the number of
days a password is valid for. At the end of that period, the
user’s password expires and must be given a new one.
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Date/Time
Console UI
Set the parameters according to the information below.
Date
Š Click << or >> to move backward or forward by one year increments.
Š Click < or > to move backward or forward by one month increments.
Š In the calendar, click on the day.
Time
To set the time, use the 24 hour HH:MM:SS format.
Time Zone
Š To establish the time zone that the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 is
located in, drop down the Time Zone list and choose the city that most
closely corresponds to where it is at.
Š If your country or region employs Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time),
check the corresponding checkbox.
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When you have finished making your Date/Time page settings, click Save.
Browser UI
An explanation of the settings found on this page are as follows:
Current System Time
This section displays the time and date that the switch is currently set to. The
time and date fields are for information purposes and cannot be edited.
Note: In the Browser UI, the system time displays the time relative to the
timezone that the web browser session originates from – not the
timezone of the Matrix KVM Switch. If the web browser session
originates from a timezone that is different from the switch’s timezone,
the time shown in the display will be different from the switch’s time.
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New System Time
Use these fields to change the switch’s time and date settings, as follows:
Š To set the switch’s time and date to match the time and date of the
computer you are logged in on, select the Synchronize with computer
time radio button.
Note: Your computer’s time and date are displayed in the fields just below
the heading. These fields are for information purposes only.
Š To set the time and date to values of your choosing, select the Set
manually radio button and key the settings into their appropriate fields
using the HH:MM:SS and YYYY-MM-DD formats.
Š To have the time automatically synchronized to a network time server,
select the Synchronize with NTP server radio button:
Š If you want to use your network’s default time server, put a check in
the Using default NTP server checkbox.
Š If you want to specify a time server, make sure that the Using default
NTP server checkbox is unchecked, then key in the IP address of the
time server of your choice in the Primary NTP Server field. If you
want to configure an alternate time server, key in the IP address of the
time server in the Alternate NTP Server field.
Time Zone
The Time Zone settings are the same as the ones described for the Console UI
on the preceding page.
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System
Console UI
The Console UI’s System page provides system information, including the
firmware version, regarding the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 and the
modules connected to it.
Browser UI
The Browser UI’s System page provides detailed information about the
devices (KVM switches, Console Modules, and KVM Adapter Cables)
deployed on the matrix KVM switch installation.
Note: You can change the sort order of the displayed items by clicking on the
column headings.
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User Management
Overview
The User Management page allows super administrators and administrators to
create, modify, and delete users and groups, as well as assign device
authorizations to them. Up to 1024 accounts and 256 groups can be created.
Note: 1. This page is for super administrators and administrators only.
Ordinary users can skip this chapter.
2. There are two pre-installed accounts. The super administrator account
can use to log in for the first time. The Username is
ADMINISTRATOR; the password is password. For security purposes,
we strongly recommend changing the password to something unique.
The Non-Auth account is used when the Disable Login Mode in
Device Management is activated (See Security, page 69 for details).
This account can not be deleted but it can be managed as any other
account. For security purposes is strongly recommended to leave this
feature disabled.
Accounts
When you click the User Management tab, the GUI opens with the Accounts
menu page displayed. When you access the User Management page for the first
time, a screen similar to the one below appears:
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The page is organized into two main areas. All users are listed in the Sidebar at
the left of the page. The large panel at the right also lists the users, but provides
more detailed information at-a-glance for each.
Adding Users
To add a user, do the following:
1. Select Accounts on the menu bar.
2. Select Users in the Sidebar.
3. Click Add at the bottom of the main panel. The User page opens, with the
User tab selected:
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4. Enter the required information for the user in the appropriate fields. A
description of each of the fields is given in the table, below:
5. When your selections have been made click Save. When the operation
completes, the new user appears in the Sidebar and the main panel. The
main panel also shows the user’s type, and whether the account status is
currently active or has been disabled.
Note: The sort order of the information displayed in the Console UI main
panel can be changed by clicking the column headings.
The table on the following page describes the Field Descriptions and their
options.
Field
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Description
Username
A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 15 characters is
allowed. Upper and lower case characters can be
used for usernames but logins are not case sensitive.
Password
A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 15 upper and
lower case characters is allowed. Passwords are
case sensitive.
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Field
Description
Confirm Password
To be sure there is no mistake in the password, you
are asked to enter it again. The two entries must
match.
Local User
Checking this box allows the user to login locally via
console or browser to manage the switch.
User Type
There are three categories: Super Administrator,
Administrator and User. There is no limitation on the
number of accounts that can be created in each
category (although the total number of accounts for all
categories combined cannot exceed 1024).
Š The super administrator is responsible for the
overall installation configuration and maintenance;
user management; and device and port
assignments.
Š Administrators have user management and
configuration privileges.
Š Users can access the devices and ports assigned
to them by the super administrators and
administrators.
Permissions
Š Virtual Media is only available to users. It gives
them permission to use the KM0032 / KM0532 /
KM0932’s virtual media function. See VM Mount:,
page 106 for details.
Š Power Management is only available to users. It
allows them to access a Power on the Net™ device
connected to the switch’s PON port.
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Field
Status
Description
Status allows you to control the user’s account and
access to the installation, as follows:
Š Disable Account lets you suspend a user’s account
without actually deleting it, so that it can be easily
reinstated in the future.
Š If you don’t want to limit the time scope of the
account, select Account never expires
Š If you want to limit the amount of time that the
account remains in effect, select Account expires
on, and key in the expiration date.
Š To require a user to change his password at the
next logon, select User must change password at
next logon. This can be used by the administrator
to give the user a temporary password to log in for
the first time, and then let the user set the
password of his choice for future logins.
Š To make a password permanent, so that the user
cannot change it to something else, select User
cannot change password.
Š For security purposes, administrators may want
users to change their passwords from time to time.
If not, select Password never expires. This allows
users to keep their current passwords for as long
as they like.
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Modifying User Accounts
To modify a user account, do the following:
1. Select Accounts on the menu bar.
2. In the Sidebar, click the user’s name
– or –
In the main panel, select the user’s name, then click Modify.
3. In the User page that comes up, make your changes, then click Save.
Deleting User Accounts
To delete a user account do the following:
1. Select Accounts on the menu bar.
2. In the main panel, select the user’s name, then click Delete.
3. In the confirmation popup that appears, click OK.
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Groups
Groups allow administrators to easily and efficiently manage users and
devices. Since device access rights apply to anyone who is a member of the
group, administrators need only set them once for the group, instead of having
to set them for each user individually. Multiple groups can be defined to allow
some users access to specific devices, while restricting other users from
accessing them.
Note: Only Users can belong to groups. Super Administrators and
Administrators cannot be assigned to groups.
Creating Groups
To create a group, do the following:
1. Select Groups on the menu bar.
2. Select Groups in the Sidebar.
3. Click Add at the bottom of the main panel. The Group notebook opens,
with the Group tab selected:
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nter the required information in the appropriate fields. A description of
each of the fields is given in the table below:
Field
Description
Group Name
A minimum of 1 and a maximum of 16 characters is
allowed.
Permissions
Š Virtual Media is only available to users. It gives
them permission to use the KM0032 / KM0532 /
KM0932’s virtual media function. See VM Mount:,
page 106 for details.
Š Power Management allows users to access a
Power on the Net™ device connected to the
switch’s PON port.
Note: If a user has permissions in addition to the
ones assigned to the group, the user keeps those
permissions in addition to the group ones.
Status
Status allows you to control the group’s access to the
installation, as follows:
Š Disable Group lets you suspend a group’s access
without actually deleting it, so that it can be easily
reinstated in the future.
Š If you don’t want to limit the time scope of the
group, select Group never expires
Š If you want to limit the amount of time that the
group remains in effect, select Group expires on,
and key in the expiration date.
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5. When your selections have been made click Save. When the operation
completes, the new group appears in the Sidebar and the main panel. The
main panel also shows whether the group status is currently active or has
been disabled.
Note: The sort order of the information displayed in the Console UI main
panel can be changed by clicking the column headings.
Modifying Groups
To modify a group, do the following:
1. Select Groups on the menu bar.
2. In the Group list, click the group’s name
– or –
In the main panel, select the group’s name, then click Modify.
3. In the Group notebook that comes up, make your changes, then click Save.
Deleting Groups
To delete a group do the following:
1. Select Groups on the menu bar.
2. In the main panel, select the group’s name, then click Delete.
3. In the confirmation popup that appears, click OK.
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Users and Groups
There are two ways to assign users to – and remove users from – groups: from
the Users menu; and from the Group menu.
Note: Before you can assign users to groups, you must first create them.
See Adding Users, page 79 for details.
Assigning Users to a Group From the User Menu
To assign a user to a group from the User menu, do the following:
1. Select Accounts on the menu bar.
2. In the Sidebar, click the user’s name
– or –
In the main panel, select the user’s name, then click Modify.
3. In the page that comes up, select the Groups tab. A screen, similar to the
one below, appears:
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4. In the Available Groups column, select the group that you want the user to
be in.
5. Click the Right Arrow to put the group’s name into the Selected Groups
column.
6. Repeat the above for any other groups that you want the user to be in.
7. Click Save when you are done.
Removing Users From a Group From the User Menu
To remove a user from a group from the User menu, do the following:
1. Select Accounts on the menu bar.
2. In the Sidebar, click the user’s name
– or –
In the main panel, select the user’s name, then click Modify.
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3. In the page that comes up, select the Groups tab. A screen, similar to the
one below, appears:
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4. In the Selected Groups column, select the group that you want to remove
the user from.
5. Click the Left Arrow to remove the group’s name from the Selected
Groups column. (It goes back into the Available Groups column.)
6. Repeat the above for any other groups that you want to remove the user
from.
7. Click Save when you are done.
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Assigning Users to a Group From the Group Menu
To assign a user to a group from the Group menu, do the following:
1. Select Groups on the menu bar.
2. In the Sidebar, click the group’s name
– or –
In the main panel, select the group’s name, then click Modify.
3. In the page that comes up, select the Members tab. A screen, similar to the
one below, appears:
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4. In the Available Users column, select the user that you want to be a
member of the group.
5. Click the Right Arrow to put the user’s name into the Selected Users
column.
6. Repeat the above for any other users that you want to be members of the
group.
7. Click Save when you are done.
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Removing Users From a Group From the Group Menu
To remove a user from a group from the Group menu, do the following:
1. Select Groups on the menu bar.
2. In the Sidebar, click the group’s name
– or –
In the main panel, select the group’s name, then click Modify.
3. In the page that comes up, select the Members tab. A screen, similar to the
one below, appears:
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4. In the Selected Users column, select the user that you want to remove from
the group.
5. Click the Left Arrow to remove the user’s name from the Selected Users
column. (It goes back into the Available Users column.)
6. Repeat the above for any other users that you want to remove from the
group.
7. Click Save when you are done.
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Device Assignment
When a user logs in to the Matrix KVM Switch, the GUI comes up with the
Port Access page displayed. All the ports that the user is permitted to access are
listed in the Port Selection panel at the left of the page. Access permissions for
those ports and the devices connected to them are assigned on a port-by-port
basis from the User or Group list of the User Management page.
Assigning Device Permissions From the User Menu
To assign a device permissions to a user from the User menu, do the following:
1. Select Accounts on the menu bar.
2. In the Sidebar, click the user’s name
– or –
In the main panel, select the user’s name, then click Modify.
3. In the page that comes up, select the Devices tab. A screen, similar to the
one below, appears:
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Note: Only devices that are powered on appear in the list.
4. Switches and ports are listed in the left hand column. Select the port that
you wish to configure the permissions for, then click a radio button to set
the permissions according to the information in the table, below:
Heading
Description
Not
Assigned
No permission setting is specifically assigned for the user.
If a user belongs to a group that has rights to the device,
however, the port will appear in the user’s Sidebar tree and
the user can access the device according to the rights that
belong to the group.
No Access
No access rights - the user has no rights to view or perform
any operations on the server connected to the port. The
port does not show up in the user's Sidebar or in the list in
the main panel.
With this setting, even if a user belongs to a group that has
rights to the device, the user will still not see the device in
the Sidebar or list, and will not be able to access it.
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Heading
Description
View Only
The user can only view the remote screen; he cannot
perform any operations on it.
Full Access
The user can view the remote screen and can perform
operations on the remote system from his keyboard and
monitor. If this setting is enabled, the Virtual Media setting
checkbox becomes active.
Virtual
Media
Click to put a checkmark in the box to enable the user to
use the virtual media function on this port. See VM Mount:,
page 106 for details on mounting virtual media devices.
5. Repeat the procedure for each port you wish to assign.
6. When you have finished making your choices, click Save.
7. In the confirmation popup that appears, click OK.
Assigning Device Permissions From the Group Menu
To assign a device permissions to a Group of users, do the following:
1. Select Groups on the menu bar.
1. In the Sidebar, click the group’s name
– or –
In the main panel, select the group’s name, then click Modify.
2. In the Groups page that comes up, select the Devices tab.
3. The screen that comes up is the same one that appears in the User menu,
except that there isn’t a No Access setting on this page.
The difference between using this page and the User page, is that whatever
settings you make apply to all members of the group instead of just one
individual member.
Make your device assignments according to the information described
under Assigning Device Permissions From the User Menu, page 95.
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Overview
When you log in to the switch the Port Access page comes up with the
Connections page displayed.
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Page Layout
The Port Access page is organized into several main areas:
Š All the ports that a user is permitted to access are listed in the Port
Selection Sidebar at the left of the page.
Š At the bottom of the Sidebar, there is a Show button that gives users
control over which of their ports appear in the tree
Š The main panel provides a detailed listing of each port, as well as a means
of accessing the ports.
The Port Selection Sidebar
All switches and their ports that a user is allowed to access – including
cascaded switches and their ports – are listed in a tree structure in the Sidebar
at the left of the screen:
The Port Selection Tree
Š Users are only allowed to see the switches and ports that they have access
rights for.
Š Ports and child switches may be nested under their parent switches. Click
the + in front of a switch to expand the tree and see the nested ports. Click
the - to collapse the tree and hide the nested ports.
Š A port’s ID number is displayed in brackets next to the port icon. For
convenience the ports can be named (see Configuring Port Properties,
page 123 for details).
Š Switches and ports that are on line have their monitor screen icons lit
green; the monitor screens are gray for devices and ports that are offline.
Š To access a port, double click its icon. Port operation details are discussed
in Chapter 9, Console Port Operation.
Š When you right click on a port in the Console UI tree, a small box pops up
offering a choice to open a KVM session to the port, or to mount a virtual
device on it. Double click KVM to open the KVM session to the server
connected to the port; double click VM Mount to mount a virtual device
connected to the console module’s USB port on the server connected to the
port (see page 106 for details).
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Š When you right click on a port in the Browser UI, a small button pops up
offering to let you add the port to your Favorites list, and, if the port has
been named, to erase the port’s name. Click Add to Favorites to add the
port to the Favorites list (see Favorites, page 110). If the port is already
designated as a Favorite, the button offers to remove the port from your
Favorites list. Click Clear Name to erase the port’s name.
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Show
When you click Show, at the bottom of the Sidebar, several input methods
appear that allow you to control the number and type of ports that display in the
Sidebar tree, as well as which ports get scanned when Auto Scan Mode is
invoked (see Auto Scanning, page 134):
Console UI / Browser UI
The meanings of the choices are explained in the table, below:
Choices
All
Explanation
This is the default view. With no other filter options selected,
all of the ports that are accessible to the user are listed in the
Sidebar tree.
If any Favorites have been specified (see page 110), you can
drop down the list box and select Favorites instead of All. If
you select Favorites, only the items you have selected as
Favorites display in the tree.
Power On
If you enable Power On (by putting a check in the checkbox)
only the ports that have their attached devices powered on
display in the tree.
Filter or
If you key in a search string and click Filter/Search, only port
names that match the search string display in the tree.
Wildcards (? and *) are acceptable, so that more than one port
can show up in the list. For example, if you key in Web*, both
Web Server 1 and Web Server 2 show up in the list.
Search
Hide
Clicking Hide closes the Show dialog.
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Connections
The Connections page displays port status information at the device level, and
port connection configuration options at the port level. In addition the Console
Selector tab can be used to force one or more consoles to connect to a specific
computer using a matrix chart.
Device Level
When a Matrix KVM Switch is selected in the Sidebar, the Connections page
main panel displays a list of ports for the device that the user is authorized to
access or view.
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The column headings and their meanings are described in the table, below:
Heading
Meaning
Port Number
The port’s number on the switch.
Port Name
If a name has been assigned to a port it displays here.
Status
The current status of the port – online, or offline:
Š If the port is online, the word On appears.
Š If the port is offline, a dash (Console UI) or the word
Off (Browser UI) appears.
KVM Adapter
The type of KVM Adapter Cable connected to the port.
(See KVM Adapter Cables, page 6, for adapter cable
models and usage.)
Operation (Console UI only) Connect means you can access the port by double
clicking anywhere on its line entry.
Virtual Media (Browser UI
only)
Indicates the status of Virtual Media on the server
connected to the port. Mapped means that a virtual
media device has been mapped from the console
module’s USB port to the server connected to the port; if
virtual media is not active, a dash appears. See VM
Mount:, page 106, for mounting details.
Note: The sort order of the information displayed can be changed by clicking
the column headings.
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Port Level
When a port is selected in the Sidebar tree, the Connections page changes to
display the port’s attributes and connection options:
Console UI
Port Attributes:
The port attributes are read only, and are for your reference. The attributes are
configured on the Port Access Properties page (see page 123).
Connect:
Clicking Connect, switches you to the server connected to the port.
VM Mount:
Clicking VM Mount, maps a virtual media device connected to the console
module’s USB port on the server connected the port.
Note: This can only be done with Console Modules and KVM Adapter cables
that support virtual media.
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Port Attributes:
The port attributes are read only, and are for your reference. The attributes are
configured on the Port Access Properties page (see page 123).
Associated Link
If a PN0108 PON (Power Over the NET™) power outlet port has been
associated with this port (see Association, page 59), you can control its power
status from this page by clicking the socket icon.
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Console Selector
The Console Selector tab allows Administrator’s the ability to force multiple
consoles to connect to selected ports using a graphical index chart.
The Console Selector tab lists the connected consoles and ports in a cross
reference index with selector buttons. To force a console to connect to a
specific port, expand and highlight a port from the Computer/KVM Adapter
list, select the corresponding console(s) you want to connect to it, and click
Connect. To save time you can setup and save connection arrangements as a
profiles. You can Save and Import up to 16 connection profiles to recall for
future use.
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Explanations of each Console Selector option are given in the table below:
Setting
Function
Profile
Use the pull-down box to Import or Save connection
arrangements. Up to 16 predefined profiles can be stored
(Save) and later recalled (Import). Profile names can be
changed.
Save
Use the save button to save the current connection
arrangement shown on the screen.
Import
Use this button to recall previously saved profiles by
selecting it from the Profile pull-down box, and then
clicking Import.
Connect
Use this button to initiate the console to port connections
associated with the Profile currently showing.
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Favorites
The Favorites page is similar to a bookmarks feature. Ports that you frequently
visit can be saved in a list here. Simply open this page and select the port –
rather than hunting for it in the Sidebar. In addition, you can limit the ports that
get scanned under Scan Mode, to just the ones you have selected as Favorites
(see Scan Mode, page 116).
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Adding a Favorite
Console GUI: To add a favorite under the Console GUI, first select the port in
the Sidebar, then click Add (at the bottom of the main panel).
Browser GUI: To add a favorite under the Browser GUI:
Right click on the port in the Sidebar, then click the Add to Favorites
button that appears.
– Or –
Select the port in the Sidebar, then click Add.
Removing a Favorite
To remove a favorite, simply select it in the main panel, then click then click
Delete (at the bottom of the main panel).
History
The Matrix KVM Switch logs all the events that take place on it. The History
page displays the information in the log file:
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Preferences
The Preferences page allows users to set up their own, individual, working
environments. The Matrix KVM Switch stores a separate configuration record
for each user profile, and sets up the working configuration according to the
Username that was keyed into the Login dialog box.
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Changing the Preference Settings
Make your settings changes according to the information given in the
following table:
Setting
Function
Language
Selects the language that the interface displays in. Drop down the list of
available languages to choose the one you want.
Toolbar
Hotkey
Selects which Hotkey controls the Toolbar: [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock], or
[Ctrl] [Ctrl].
Since the Ctrl key combination may conflict with programs running on the
local client computers or servers, the default is the Scroll Lock
combination.
ID Display
Selects how the Port ID is displayed: the Port Number plus the Port
Name (Port Number + Port Name); the Port Number alone (Port
Number); or the Port Name alone (port name).
ID Duration
Determines how long a Port ID displays on the monitor after a port
change has taken place. You can choose an amount from 0–240
seconds, or check Always On.
The default is Port Number + Port Name.
Note: A setting of 0 (zero) has the same effect as checking Always On.
The default is 3 Seconds.
Scan
Duration
Determines how long the focus dwells on each port as it cycles through
the selected ports in Scan Mode (see Auto Scanning, page 134). Key in
a value from 1–240 seconds.
The default is 5 seconds.
Screen
Blanker
If there is no input from the console for the amount of time set with this
function, the screen is blanked. Key in a value from 0–30 minutes, or
check Disabled to disable this function. If you check Disabled, the screen
is never blanked.
Note: A setting of 0 (zero) has the same effect as checking Disabled.
The default is Disabled.
Logout
Timeout
If there is no user input for the amount of time set with this function, the
user is automatically logged out. A login is necessary before the Matrix
KVM Switch can be accessed again. Key in a value from 0–180 minutes,
or check Disabled to disable this function. If you check Disabled, users
are never automatically logged out, no matter how much time passes.
Note: A setting of 0 (zero) has the same effect as checking Disabled.
The default is Disabled.
Broadcast
Timeout
When Broadcast is Enabled (see page 119), if there is no user input for
the amount of time set here, the Broadcast function is automatically
ended. Key in a value from 0–240 seconds, or check Disabled to disable
this function. If you check Disabled, the broadcast function is never
automatically ended, no matter how much idle time passes.
Note: A setting of 0 (zero) has the same effect as checking Disabled.
The default is 5 seconds.
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Setting
Function
Welcome
If this is enabled, a welcome message appears at the right side of the
Message
menu bar. If it is disabled, no welcome message appears. When the
(Browser UI) function is enabled, if you put a check in the Username checkbox, the
user’s name appears with the welcome message.
The default is Disabled.
View Mode
Selects which ports appear in the Sidebar. Choices are:
Accessible - All the ports that the user is permitted to access are listed.
Power On - Only the ports that the user is permitted to access and that
have their attached computers powered on are listed.
The default is Power On.
Scan Mode
Selects which computers will be accessed under Auto Scan Mode (see
page 134). Choices are:
Favorites - Only the ports that have been selected as Favorites (see
page 110), are scanned.
Accessible - All the ports that the user is permitted to access are
scanned.
Power On - Only the ports that the user is permitted to access and that
have their attached computers powered on are scanned.
The default is Power On.
Toolbar
Putting a check in the Disabled checkbox: the user can use [Scroll Lock]
[Scroll Lock] or [Ctrl] [Ctrl] to return to the Console UI when connected to
a port. This disables the Toolbar Hotkey function.
Beeper
When set to Enabled, the beeper sounds whenever a Port is changed;
when activating the Auto Scan function (see page 134); or if only a single
power line is connected (or only a single power switch is On).
The default is Enabled.
Hotkey
Command
Putting a check in the Disabled checkbox, disables the GUI hotkeys in
case they conflict with other programs running on the computers.
Audio
Click to put a check in the checkbox in front of Speaker and/or
Microphone to enable them.
Š Enabling Speaker allows sound output from the servers connected to
the switch’s ports to be heard on the speakers connected to the
Console and browser connected client computers.
Š Enabling Microphone allows microphone input from the Console to be
sent to the servers connected to the switch’s ports.
Changing a
Password
To change a user’s password:
1. Key the old password into the Old Password input box.
2. Key the new password into the New Password input box.
3. Key the new password into the Confirm Password input box.
When you have finished making your settings changes, click Save.
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Multicast Audio
The Multicast Audio feature allows multiple users accessing the same KVM
port to listen to the audio being played from it, thus a single KVM port can
broadcast its audio to multiple console module speakers which are connected
to it, at the same time.
For Multicast Audio to work check the Speaker and Microphone options on the
Port Access - Preferences page (see Browser UI, page 112), and ensure your
installation includes the required equipment below.
The diagram displays the device model requirements for Multicast Audio to
work across any KVM connection:
KA7240
KA7240
KA7176
KM0532 / KM0932
KA7240
Model Requirements:
KVM Adapter Cable
KVM Switch
Console Modules
KA7176
KM0532 / KM00932
KA7240/KA7240S
Restore Defaults
Clicking Restore Defaults undoes all Preference page changes that have been
made to the Matrix KVM Switch, and returns the parameters to their original
factory default settings.
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Sessions
The Session page lets the administrator see at a glance all the users currently
logged into the Matrix KVM Switch, and provides information about each of
their sessions.
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The meanings of the headings at the top of the page are fairly straightforward.
The headings that might need further explanation are as follows:
Š The information under the Service heading indicates whether the user has
logged in via a browser connection (HTTPS), or from a local console.
Š The information under the Console/IP heading indicates:
Š For Console connections: The console’s name followed by a slash, and
then the console port number on the switch it is connected to. For
example: Taipei/1 (where the console’s name is Taipei, and it is
connected to Console port 1).
Š For Browser connections: The IP address of the client computer.
Kill Session
Administrator have the option of forcing user logouts by selecting the user(s)
and clicking Kill Session. Clicking the Refresh button clears any selections
you have made (all the checkboxes become unchecked).
Scan
Clicking this menu item starts Scan Mode. See Auto Scanning, page 134 for
details.
Note: Scan is only available with the Console UI.
Broadcast
When Broadcast is Enabled, commands sent from the console are broadcast to
all available computers on the installation.
Note: Broadcast is only available with the Console UI.
This function is particularly useful for operations that need to be performed on
multiple computers, such as performing a system wide shutdown, installing or
upgrading software, etc.
To enable Broadcast, select the Enable radio button, then click Save.
Š While Broadcast Mode is in effect, a [b] appears before the Port ID
Display of the port that currently has the console focus.
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Š While Broadcast Mode is in effect, the mouse will not function normally.
You must exit Broadcast Mode in order to regain control of the mouse.
To exit Broadcast Mode, invoke the GUI (with the Hotkey); select Broadcast
on the menu bar; select the Disable radio button; then click Save.
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Access
The Access page is used to set user and group access rights on a port-by-port
basis.
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Users and Groups are listed on separate pages – click the appropriate tab at the
top of the panel to switch between the pages.
To set a user’s access rights for a port, first select the port in the Sidebar tree,
then check the appropriate radio buttons in the user’s row.
Note: Only powered on ports can be configured.
The meanings of the access categories are given in the table, below:
Category
Meaning
Not Assigned
No permission setting is specifically assigned for the user.
If a user belongs to a group that has rights to the device,
however, the port will appear in the user’s Sidebar tree
and the user can access the device according to the rights
that belong to the group.
No Access
No access rights - the user has no rights to view or
perform any operations on the server connected to the
port. The port will not appear in the user’s Sidebar.
With this setting, even if a user belongs to a group that
has rights to the device, the user will still not see the
device in the Sidebar, and will not be able to access it.
View Only
The user can only view the screen display of the server
connected to the port. The user cannot perform any
operations on the server connected to the port.
Full Access
The user can view the screen display of the server
connected to the port. The user can also perform
operations on the server connected to the port from his
keyboard client computer.
Virtual Media
When Full Access is selected, the Virtual Media category
becomes enabled, and a selection checkbox appears.
Click to put a checkmark to permit the user to mount a
virtual media device connected to the console module’s
USB port on the server connected the port (see VM
Mount:, page 106, for more information).
After you have made your access configuration settings, click Save (at the
bottom of the main panel).
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Properties
Configuring Port Properties
To configure a port’s properties, bring up the Port Properties configuration
page, as follows:
1. Under the Port Access tab, select the Properties menu item.
2. Click on the port in the Sidebar
– or –
Select the port in the main panel, then click Modify.
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An explanation of the configuration fields is given in the table, below:
Field
Explanation
Port Name
For convenience – especially in large installations with many
switches and ports – each switch and each port can be given a name.
Key in a name for the port (or change/delete a previous one). The
maximum number of characters allowed for a port name is 15. You
can use any combination of letters, numbers, and symbols on the
typewriter keys of keyboards with PC US English layout.
OS Language
Specifies the OS language being used by the server on the
connected port. Drop down the list to see the available choices. The
default is English US.
Port OS
Specifies the operating system that the server on the connected port
is using. Choices are Win, Mac, Sun, and Other. The default is Win.
Operating
Mode
Defines how the port is to be accessed when multiple users have
logged on, as follows:
Exclusive: The first user to switch to the port has exclusive control
over the port. No other users can view the port. The Occupy
Timeout function does not apply to ports which have this setting
(see Occupy Timeout – below, in this table).
Occupy: The first user to switch to the port has control over the port.
However, additional users may view the port’s video display. If the
user who controls the port is inactive for longer than the time set in
the Occupy Timeout box, port control is transferred to the next user
to move the mouse or strike the keyboard.
Share: Users simultaneously share control over the port. Input from
the users is placed in a queue and executed chronologically.
Occupy
Timeout
This field sets a time threshold for ports whose Access Mode has
been set to Occupy (see Operating Mode – above, in this table). If
there is no activity from the user occupying the port for the amount of
time set here, the user is timed out and the port is released. The first
user to send keyboard or mouse input after the port has been
released gets to occupy the port. Input a value from 1 to 240
seconds. The default is 3 seconds.
When you have finished making your configuration settings click Save to
return to the Properties main page.
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KA7140 Properties
When a KA7140 Adapter Cable is used to connect a serial device to the
KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932, in addition to the usual parameters, serial
parameters need to be configured, as well. To configure the KA7140 to interact
with the connected device, you need to set its serial parameters to match the
parameters of the device, as follows:
1. In the Port Access page Sidebar, select the port that the KA7140 is
connected to.
2. Select Properties on the menu bar.
3. In the main panel, select the KA7140, then click Modify (at the bottom of
the page).
The KA7140’s Properties page comes up:
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4. Drop down each of the serial parameter lists to select the port property
values that match the ones used by the connected serial console device.
The port property settings that the KA7140 supports are given in the
following table:
Setting
Meaning
Bits per second
(Baud Rate)
This sets the port’s data transfer speed. Choices are from
300—57600 (drop down the list to see them all). Set this to
match the baud rate setting of the serial console device.
Default is 9600 (which is a basic setting for many serial console
devices).
Data Bits
This sets the number of bits used to transmit one character of
data. Choices are: 7 and 8. Set this to match the data bit setting
of the serial console device. Default is 8 (which is the default for
the majority of serial console devices).
Parity
This bit checks the integrity of the transmitted data. Choices
are: None; Odd; Even. Set this to match the parity setting of the
serial console device. Default is Odd.
Stop Bits
This indicates that a character has been transmitted. Set this to
match the stop bit setting of the serial console device. Choices
are: 1 and 2. Default is 1 (which is the default for the majority of
serial console devices).
Flow Control
This allows you to choose how the data flow will be controlled.
Choices are: None, Hardware, and XON/XOFF. Set this to
match the flow control setting of the serial console device.
Default is None.
Note: None is only supported for baud rates of 9600 and lower.
For baud rates greater than 9600, you must choose Hardware
or XON/XOFF.
Access Mode
This allows you to set the serial console device’s access mode.
Choices are: Share, Occupy, and Exclusive. Default is Share.
See Operating Mode, page 126, for information regarding this
function.
5. When you have finished making your selections, click Save.
Restore Defaults
Clicking the Restore Defaults button when in the Properties main page causes
the properties for all ports to revert to their default settings.
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PON
If a Power over the NET™ (PON) module is connected to your installation
clicking the PON menu item starts a Java Applet viewer that brings up its
interface – allowing you to remotely power manage servers connected to the
Matrix KVM Switch. (See Association, page 59.)
Note: 1. PON is only available with the Browser UI.
2. PON support is implemented through the browser via a Java Applet
Viewer. Therefore, the latest version of Sun's Java Runtime
Environment (JRE) must be installed on the client computer (the one
you use to log into the Matrix KVM Switch with).
3. The PON viewer can only be used in the current browser session. If
you log out, the applet will stop. You must download and run the
applet again the next time you log in.
Once you download and run the Java Applet, the PON’s login screen comes up.
Refer to the User Manual that came with your PON package for information on
PON operation.
Note: Visit our website for the latest information regarding our PON products.
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Overview
After you have successfully logged in (see above Logging In, page 37), the
Matrix KVM Switch comes up with the Port Access tab's Connections page
displayed.
Note: Port operations can only be performed from the Console UI. The
Browser UI is for configuration purposes only.
All the ports that a user is permitted to access are listed in the Sidebar tree at
the left of the page. To access a device connected to one of the ports, either
double click its icon, or click the port’s Connect link in the main panel.
Once you switch to a port, its screen displays on your monitor, and your
keyboard and mouse input affects the remote system. You can operate the
device connected to the port just as if you were connected to it directly.
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The Port Toolbar
The switch interface provides a toolbar to help you with port switching
operations from within the captured port. To bring up the toolbar, tap the
Toolbar Hotkey (Scroll Lock or Ctrl), twice. The toolbar appears at the upper
left corner of the screen:
Depending on the settings that were selected for ID Display (see page 112), the
Port Number and/or the Port Name display at the right of the toolbar. The
meanings of the toolbar icons are given in a table on page 133.
When the toolbar displays, mouse input is confined to the toolbar area and
keyboard input has no effect on the computer connected to the port. To carry
out operations on the computer, you must close the toolbar.
Note:When the Disable Toolbar function is enabled, it disables the Toolbar
from showing on the screen when the toolbar hotkey is used, instantly returning
user to the GUI instead. (See Toolbar, page 116)
Recalling the Port Access Page
To break the port connection and recall the Port Access page, do the following:
Click the icon on the toolbar that recalls the Port Access page (see above The
Toolbar Icons, page 133)
– or –
Tap the Toolbar hotkey (Scroll Lock or Ctrl), once.
Closing the Toolbar
To close the toolbar, do the following:
Click the X icon on the toolbar
– or –
Recall the Port Access page and select the port again.
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The Toolbar Icons
The meanings of the toolbar icons are explained in the table below.
Icon
Purpose
Click to switch to the station previous to the current one in the
Sidebar tree.
Click to switch to the station that comes after the current one in
the Sidebar tree.
Click to switch to the first port listed in the Sidebar tree.
Click to switch to the first port previous to the current one listed
in the Sidebar tree.
Click to begin Auto Scan Mode. The Matrix KVM Switch
automatically switches among the ports that were selected for
Auto Scanning with the Port Select and Show functions (see
above , page 102). This allows you to monitor their activity
without having to switch among them manually.
Click to switch to the port that comes after the current one in
the Sidebar tree.
Click to switch to the last port listed in the Sidebar tree.
Click to recall the Port Access page.
Click to toggle the toolbar between transparent and opaque.
Click to close the toolbar.
Click to log out of the Matrix KVM Switch session.
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Toolbar Hotkey Port Switching
When the toolbar displays, you can use hotkeys to provide KVM focus to a port
directly from the keyboard. The Matrix KVM Switch provides the following
hotkey features:
Š Auto Scanning
Š Skip Mode Switching
Š Port Number Switching
Š Push Video
The hotkeys features are explained in the sections that follow:
Note: 1. In order for hotkey operations to take place, the toolbar must be
visible (see above The Toolbar Icons, page 133).
2. To use the keys designated as hotkeys (i.e. A, P, etc.) for normal, nonhotkey purposes, you must first close the toolbar.
Auto Scanning
The Scan function automatically switches among all the ports that are
accessible to the currently logged on user at regular intervals, so that the user
can monitor their activity automatically. Users can also limit the number of
ports scanned with the Show function of the Sidebar Tree. See , page 102 for
details.
The amount of time Auto Scan dwells on each port is set with the Scan
Duration setting (see above Scan Duration, page 115), but can be changed on
the fly via hotkey (see above Hotkey Summary Table, page 138).
To start Auto Scanning, with the toolbar showing, tap the A key. The Auto
Scan function (Auto Scan Mode) cycles through the ports in order - starting
from the first port in the Sidebar. An S appears in front of the Port ID Display
to indicate that the port is being accessed under Auto Scan Mode.
Š While you are in Auto Scan Mode, you can pause the scanning in order to
keep the focus on a particular server by pressing P. During the time that
Auto Scanning is paused, the S in front of the Port ID blinks On and Off.
Š Pausing when you want to keep the focus on a particular server can be
more convenient than exiting Auto Scan Mode because when you Resume
scanning, you start from where you left off. If, on the other hand, you were
to exit and then restart Auto Scan Mode, the scanning would start over
from the very first port in the Sidebar tree.
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Š To Resume Auto Scanning after a pause, press any key except [Esc] or the
[Spacebar]. Scanning continues from where it left off.
Š While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard functions are
suspended. You must exit Auto Scan Mode in order to regain normal
control of the keyboard. To exit Auto Scan Mode press [Esc] or
[Spacebar]. Auto Scanning stops when you exit Auto Scan Mode.
Skip Mode Switching
Skip Mode allows you to switch ports in order to monitor the computers
manually. You can dwell on a particular port for as long or as little as you like
- as opposed to Auto Scanning, which automatically switches after a fixed
interval. The Skip Mode hotkeys are the four Arrow keys. Their operation is
explained in the table below:
Arrow
Action
←
Skips from the current port to the port previous to it in the Sidebar tree.
→
Skips from the current port to the port that comes after it in the Sidebar
tree.
↑
Skips from the current port to the very first port in the Sidebar tree.
↓
Skips from the current port to the very last port in the Sidebar tree.
Port Number Switching
To hotkey switch to a port using the port number method, do the following:
1. Hold down the Num Lock key
2. Press and release the minus key
3. Release the Num Lock key
[Num Lock] + [-]
4. Key in the port’s port number (for example, 09)
5. Tap [Enter].
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Keyboard Hotkey Port Switching
Hotkey port switching is also available when the toolbar is closed. In order to
use this function, however, you must first invoke hotkey mode, as follows:
1. Hold down the Num Lock key;
2. Press and release the minus key;
3. Release the Num Lock key:
[Num Lock] + [-];
Note: The Minus key must be released within one half second, otherwise
Hotkey invocation is automatically cancelled.
When Hotkey Mode is active:
Š Ordinary keyboard and mouse functions are suspended – only Hotkey
compliant keystrokes (described in the sections that follow), can be input.
Š Pressing [Esc] exits Hotkey Mode.
Port ID Numbering
Each computer on a KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 installation has a unique
Port ID that reflects the position it occupies in the overall installation. For
example:
Š A computer connected to KVM Port 15 of a first stage KM0532 / KM0932
would have a Port ID of 15.
Š A computer connected to KVM Port 4 of a switch that is cascaded from
KVM Port 15 of a first stage KM0532 / KM0932 would have a Port ID of
15 04. (Single digit port numbers are padded with a preceding zero.)
Š A computer connected to KVM Port 9 of a switch that occupies Station 7
in a daisy chain would have a Port ID of C7 09.
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Push Video Hotkey
The Push Video feature allows a user to push their console’s port connection
to another console for viewing or operating in a Share or Occupy mode. To do
so; invoke the Hotkey Mode (see above Keyboard Hotkey Port Switching,
page 136) and enter the letter P followed by the console number you wish to
push your video to. For example; if you want to push your console port
connection to console 5, use: P5.
Operation Mode
For the Push Video feature to work, each port’s Operation Mode must be set to
Share or Occupy. If a port is set to Exclusive only the first user connected to
that port can view or control it, and the Push Video feature will not allow other
users to connect. The Operation Mode for each port can be configured from the
Port Access tab under the Properties menu. (see above Configuring Port
Properties, page 123)
The list below defines how the port is to be accessed when multiple users
attempt to log on using the Push Video feature:
Exclusive: The first user to switch to the port has exclusive control over the
port. No other users can view the port. The Occupy Timeout function does
not apply to ports which have this setting.
Occupy: The first user to switch to the port has control over the port.
However, additional users may view the port’s video display. If the user who
controls the port is inactive for longer than the time set in the Occupy
Timeout box, port control is transferred to the next user to move the mouse or
strike the keyboard.
Share: Users simultaneously share control over the port. Input from the users
is placed in a queue and executed chronologically.
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Hotkey Summary Table
The following table summarizes Hotkey operations on the KM0032 / KM0532
/ KM0932:
Invocation
[Num Lock] + [-]
Hotkey
Action
[Port ID] [Enter]
Switches access to the computer that
corresponds to that Port ID.
[T] [n] [Enter]
Sets the Auto Scan interval to n seconds where n is a number from 1 - 255.
[A]
Invokes Auto Scan Mode.
When Auto Scan Mode is in effect, [P] or
Left Click pauses Auto Scanning.
When Auto Scanning is paused, pressing
Any Key or another Left Click resumes Auto
Scanning.
[←]
Invokes Skip Mode and Skips from the
current port to the first accessible port
previous to it.
[→]
Invokes Skip Mode and Skips from the
current port to the next accessible port.
[↑]
Invokes Skip Mode and Skips from the
current port to the last accessible port of the
previous Station.
[↓]
Invokes Skip Mode andSkips from the
current port to the first accessible port of the
next Station.
[B]
Toggles the Beeper On or Off.
[-]
Toggles operation between the user’s
computer (connected to the Console
Module’s Local Computer Port), and the
KM0532 / KM0932.
[P] [Console ID]
[Enter]
Pushes video of the current console to the
Console ID number entered to share port
access.
Note: You must press [Esc] to exit Auto Scan and Skip Modes.
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Log
Overview
The Matrix KVM Switch logs all the events that take place on it. The log stores
a maximum of 512 events. When the limit is reached, the oldest events get
discarded as new events come in. To view the contents of the log, click the Log
icon. A screen similar to the one below appears:
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Browser UI
Console UI
A listing of the events that have been recorded in the log file appear in the main
panel: the time of the event is listed in the left column; a description of the
event that occurred at that time is listed to the right. To clear the list click Clear
All (at the bottom right of the Filter panel).
Log Filtering
The Filter panel at the bottom of the page allows you to filter the log file for
events containing specific words or strings:
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A description of the items is given in the table, below:
Item
Description
Today
Select this radio button to filter results for records from the
current day only.
All
Select this radio button to filter results for all the records in the
log file.
Range
Select this radio button to filter results for records for a
particular time period, then key in the From and To dates in
their respective text input boxes using a YYYY-MM-DD format.
Pattern
Key in the pattern that you are searching for here.
Apply
Click to start the search. The results of the search will appear
in the main panel.
Note: Only the data in the Log Information column is searched.
Reset
Click to clear all the filter fields and display the complete (prefiltered) log in the main panel.
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Browser UI
Like the Console page, the events that have been recorded in the log file appear
in the main panel: the time of the event is listed in the left column; a description
of the event that occurred at that time is listed to the right. To clear the list click
Clear All.
Log Filtering
The browser interface provides a log filtering function similar to the one that
the console interface offers. Click Filter to bring up the Filter panel:
Š The browser-based filter panel is similar to the console-based one. Refer
back to the information given for the console-based filter for operation
details.
Š To dismiss this panel, click the Filter button, again.
Export
Export provides a convenient means of auditing the log file. When you click
Export, a dialog box comes up that offers the opportunity to open the contents
of the log file in Excel (for Windows users), or to save the contents to file in
csv format (for Windows and other platforms):
Csv files can be opened in standard spreadsheet programs, such as Excel and
Open Office Calc.
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The Log Server
The Windows-based Log Server is an administrative utility that records all the
events that take place on selected Matrix KVM switches and writes them to a
searchable database. This chapter describes how to install and configure the
Log Server.
Installation
1. Go to www.aten.com→ Support & Download → Downloads.
2. Enter the model number of the Matrix switch and click Go.
3. Under Software & Drivers click the LogServer_Setup_V1.x.xxx.zip file
and unpack it to a location on your hard drive.
4. Go to the location on your hard disk that you downloaded the Log Server
program to, and double click its icon (LogSetup.exe) to bring up the
Windows Client Connection Screen:
The Log Server installation screen appears:
5. Click Next. Then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation and have the Log Server program icon placed on your desktop.
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Starting Up
To start the Log Server, either double click the program icon, or key in the full
path to the program on the command line. The first time you run it, a screen
similar to the one below appears:
Note: 1. The MAC address of the Log Server computer must be specified in
the ANMS settings.
2. The Log Server requires the Microsoft Jet OLEDB 4.0 driver- if the
program doesn’t start.
The screen is divided into three components:
Š A Menu Bar at the top
Š A panel that will contain a list of Matrix KVM switches in the middle.
Š A panel that will contain an Events List at the bottom
Each of the components is explained in the sections that follow.
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The Menu Bar
The Menu bar consists of four items:
Š Configure
Š Events
Š Options
Š Help
These are discussed in the sections that follow.
Note: If the Menu Bar appears to be disabled, click in the List window to
enable it.
Configure
The Configure menu contains three items: Add; Edit; and Delete. They are
used to add new units to the List; edit the information for units already on the
list; or delete units from the list.
Š To add a unit to the list, click Add.
Š To edit or delete a listed unit, first select the target in the List window, then
open this menu and click Edit or Delete.
When you choose Add or Edit, a dialog box, similar to the one below, appears:
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A description of the fields is given in the table, below:
Field
Explanation
Address
This can either be the IP address of the computer the Log Server is
running on, or its DNS name.
Port
The port number that was assigned to the Log Server under Device
Management.
Description
This field is provided so that you can put in a descriptive reference for
the unit to help identify it.
Limit
This specifies the number of days that an event should be kept in the
Log Server's database. Events that exceed the amount of time
specified here can be removed with the Maintenance function.
Enable
automatic
export for
every
Check this box and enter the number of Days to pass before the log
server automatically exports a log file. Click Browser to select the
directory where you want the log file saved to.
Fill in or modify the fields, then click OK to finish.
Events
The Events Menu has two items: Search and Maintenance.
Search:
Search allows you to search for events containing specific words or strings.
When you access this function, a screen, similar to the one below, appears:
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A description of the items is given in the table, below:
Item
Description
New search
This is one of three radio buttons that define the scope of the
search. If it is selected, the search is performed on all the
events in the database for the selected unit.
Search last results
This is a secondary search performed on the events that
resulted from the previous search.
Search excluding last
results
This is a secondary search performed on all the events in the
database for the selected unit excluding the events that
resulted from the previous search.
Server List
Matrix KVM switches are listed according to their IP address.
Select the unit that you want to perform the search on from this
list. You can select more than one unit for the search. If no
units are selected, the search is performed on all of them.
Priority
Sets the level for how detailed the search results display
should be. Least is the most general; Most is the most specific.
Least results appear in black; Less results appear in blue;
Most results appear in red.
Start Date
Select the date that you want the search to start from. The
format follows the YYYY/MM/DD convention, as follows:
2009/11/04
Start Time
Select the time that you want the search to start from. The
format follows the HH:MM:SS convention.
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Item
Description
End Date
Select the date that you want the search to end at.
End Time
Select the time that you want the search to end at.
Pattern
Key in the pattern that you are searching for here. The multiple
character wildcard (%) is supported. E.g., h%ds would match
hands and hoods.
Results
Lists the events that contained matches for the search.
Search
Click this button to start the search.
Print
Click this button to print the search results.
Export
Click this button to save the search results to file.
Exit
Click this button to exit the Log Server.
Maintenance:
This function allows the administrator to perform manual maintenance of the
database, such as erasing specified records before their expiration time is up.
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Options
Network Retry allows you to set the number of seconds that the Log Server
should wait before attempting to connect if its previous attempt to connect
failed. When you click this item, a dialog box similar to the one below, appears:
Key in the number of seconds, then click OK to finish.
Help
From the Help menu, click Contents to access the online Windows Help file.
The help file contains instructions about how to setup, operation and
troubleshoot the Log Server.
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The Log Server Main Screen
Overview
The Log Server Main Screen is divided into two main panels.
Š The upper (List) panel lists all of the units that have been selected for the
Log Server to track.
Š The lower (Event) panel displays the tick information for the currently
selected unit. (If there are more than one unit, the selected unit is the one
that is highlighted).
Š To select a unit in the list, simply click on it.
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The List Panel
The List panel contains six fields:
Field
Explanation
ID
Provides the list of devices which have been added to the log
server. Use the checkbox to select devices for which you want
to view logs.
State
Displays whether the Log Server records the ticks for this unit,
or not. If the ID checkbox is checked, the field displays
Recording, and the ticks are recorded. If the ID checkbox is
not checked, the field displays Paused, and the ticks are not
recorded.
Note: Even though a unit is not currently the one selected, if
its ID checkbox is checked, the Log Server will still record its
ticks.
Address
This is the IP Address or DNS name that was given to the unit
when it was added to the Log Server.
Port
This is the Access Port number assigned to the unit.
Connection
Š If the Log Server is connected to the unit, this field displays
Connected.
Š If the Log Server is not connected, this field displays
Waiting. This means that the Log Server's MAC address
has not been set properly. It needs to be set on the Device
Management Date/Time page.
Days
This field displays the number of days that the unit's log events
are to be kept in the Log Server's database before expiration.
Description
This field displays the descriptive information given for the unit
when it was added to the Log Server.
The Event Panel
The lower panel displays log events for the currently selected unit. Note that if
there are more than one units, even though they aren't currently selected, if their
Recording checkbox is checked, the Log Server records their log events and
keeps them in its database.
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Maintenance
Overview
The Maintenance tab for Browser UI sessions and Console UI sessions are
exclusive and differ in function.
Browser UI
The browser session offers three menu items: Backup/Restore, Firmware
Upgrade and Certificates:
Š Backup/Restore allows super administrators to backup KM0032 /
KM0532 / KM0932 system configuration settings to a file, and restore
configuration settings from previously saved files.
Š Firmware Upgrade allows super administrators to upgrade firmware for
connected Matrix KVM Switches, attached console modules, and KVM
adapter cables.
Š Certificates allow for enhanced security, the Private Certificate section
allows you to use your own private encryption key and signed certificate,
rather than the default ATEN certificate
Note: The Backup/Restore, Firmware Upgrade, and Certificates operations
are not available from a console session.
Backup / Restore
When you click the Maintenance tab, the Browser UI opens with the Backup/
Restore menu page displayed. The page is divided into two main sections:
Backup, and Restore:
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The operations performed in the backup/restore procedures are described in the
table, below:
Procedure
Operation
Backup
Backs up the system configuration – including master station settings,
user and group accounts, user profiles, port access rights, and
favorites.
Restore
Deletes the current master station settings, user and group accounts,
user profiles, port access rights, and favorites; then restores those
settings to the values that exist in the previously saved backup file.
Backup
To back up system configuration settings, do the following:
1. (Optional) In the Backup panel, provide a password for the backup file.
Any combination of characters may be used for the password.
Note: Providing a password is a security feature – if you provide a
password, you will need to give the same password in order to
restore the configuration settings from this file.
2. Click Backup.
3. In the dialog box that comes up, click OK to save the configuration file
(System.conf) to a location on your hard disk.
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4. Navigate to the directory where you want to save the file and click Save.
Restore
To restore system configuration settings, do the following:
1. In the Restore panel, click Browse.
2. Navigate to the directory where the backup file is located and select it.
3. When you return to the Backup/Restore page enter the password you set
when the backup file was created.
Note: If you did not set a password for the file, leave the field blank.
4. Click Restore.
When the Restore procedure has finished, a message stating that the
Matrix KVM Switch will reboot is sent to all users with active sessions.
After a short while the switch reboots. When it comes back up the
configuration settings that were restored from the backup file are in effect.
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Firmware Upgrade
New firmware versions can be downloaded from our website as they become
available. Check the website regularly, to find the latest upgrade packages.
Under Firmware Upgrade the following devices get upgraded simultaneously:
Š The master KVM switch
Š All daisy chained KVM switches
Š All consoles attached to the master switch
Š All KVM adapter cables connected to the master and daisy chained
switches.
Note: 1. Cascaded stations, consoles attached to cascaded stations, and KVM
adapter cables connected to cascaded switches do not get upgraded
with this function. Each station (including its consoles and KVM
adapter cables) must be upgraded on a station-by-station basis.
2. Before performing the upgrade, you may want to notify users that the
system will be going down, and that they should log out of their
sessions.
To upgrade the firmware do the following:
1. From a computer that is not part of your KVM installation go to our
website and download the firmware upgrade package appropriate to your
Matrix KVM Switch.
2. Open your browser and log in to the Matrix KVM Switch with a super
administrator’s account.
3. Click the Maintenance tab; select Firmware Upgrade on the menu bar.
A confirmation dialog box appears:
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4. Click Yes to continue. After a short while, the Firmware Upgrade page
comes up:
All the stations, consoles and KVM adapters that are capable of being
upgraded are listed.
Note: Only online stations and consoles, as well as KVM adapters
connected to online devices show up in the list. Offline stations and
consoles, as well as adapters connected to offline devices do not get
upgraded.
5. Make sure there is a check in the checkbox in front of the modules you
want to upgrade. Uncheck the modules that you do not want to upgrade.
6. Click Browse. Navigate to the directory where the firmware upgrade file
is located and select it.
7. Enable or disable Check Firmware Version
Š If you enabled Check Firmware Version the current firmware level is
compared with that of the upgrade file. If the current version is equal to
or higher than the upgrade version, a popup message appears, to inform
you of the situation and stops the upgrade procedure.
Š If you didn't enable Check Main Firmware Version, the upgrade file is
installed without checking what its level is.
8. Click Upgrade to start the upgrade procedure. As the upgrade proceeds,
progress information is shown on the screen. Once the upgrade completes
successfully, the switch resets itself.
9. Log in again, and check the firmware version to be sure it is the new one.
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Firmware Upgrade Recovery
Should the switch’s firmware upgrade procedure fail, and the switch becomes
unusable, the following firmware upgrade recovery procedure will resolve the
problem:
1. Power off the switch.
2. Press and hold the Reset Switch in (see Reset Switch, page 9 for details).
3. While holding the Reset Switch in, power the switch back on.
This causes the switch to use the original factory installed main firmware
version. Once the switch is operational, you can try upgrading the main
firmware again.
Adapter Cable Firmware Upgrade Recovery
Should the adapter firmware upgrade procedure fail for one of the KVM
Adapter Cables and the adapter becomes unusable, the following adapter
firmware upgrade recovery procedure will resolve the problem:
1. Unplug the Adapter from the computer it is connected to.
2. Slide its Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch (located next to the Cat 5e/
Cat 6 cable connector) to the RECOVER position.
3. Plug the Adapter back into the computer.
4. Repeat the Adapter upgrade procedure.
5. After the Adapter has been successfully upgraded, unplug the Adapter
from the computer it is connected to; slide the Firmware Upgrade
Recovery Switch back to the NORMAL position; and plug the Adapter
back in.
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Certificates
Private Certificate
When logging in over a secure (SSL) connection, a signed certificate is used to
verify that the user is logging in to the intended site. For enhanced security, the
Private Certificate section allows you to use your own private encryption key
and signed certificate, rather than the default ATEN certificate.
There are two methods for establishing your private certificate: generating a
self-signed certificate; and importing a third-party certificate authority (CA)
signed certificate.
Š Generating a Self-Signed Certificate
If you wish to create your own self-signed certificate, a free utility –
openssl.exe – is available for download over the web. See Self-Signed
Private Certificates, page 180 for details about using OpenSSL to generate
your own private key and SSL certificate.
Š Obtaining a CA Signed SSL Server Certificate
For the greatest security, we recommend using a third party certificate
authority (CA) signed certificate. To obtain a third party signed certificate,
go to a CA (Certificate Authority) website to apply for an SSL certificate.
After the CA sends you the certificate and private encryption key, save
them to a convenient location on your computer.
Š Importing the Private Certificate
To import the private certificate, do the following:
1. Click Browse to the right of Private Key; browse to where your private
encryption key file is located; and select it.
2. Click Browse to the right of Certificate; browse to where your
certificate file is located; and select it.
3. Click Upload to complete the procedure.
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Note: 1. Clicking Restore Default returns the device to using the default
ATEN certificate.
2. Both the private encryption key and the signed certificate must be
imported at the same time.
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Console UI
EDID Information/Update
The console session’s Maintenance function has two tabs: Monitor
Information, and Update Adapter:
Note: Only Super Administrators can use Maintenance functions.
Monitor Information
The Monitor Information tab provides the console’s EDID (Extended Display
Identification Data) which includes; EDID Revision number, Vendor Name,
Model Name, Serial Number, and Supported Resolutions.
Š To retrieve new EDID Information for the Monitor, simply click: Get.
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Update Adapter
The Update Adapter tab allows a user to manually update a computers KVM
Adapter by sending its EDID information (including monitor resolution) to the
dongle for display optimization.
Š To update a computers KVM Adapter simply select it on the Computer/
KVM Adapter list and click: Send.
Š To restore the default settings for an adapter simply select it on the
Computer/KVM Adapter list and click: Restore Defaults
If the update is successful a Message: Operation Successful box appears.
Note: The Monitor Information and Update Adapter operations are not
available from a Browser session.
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RS-232 Port Operation
Overview
RS-232 port operation allows Super Administrators or Administrators to
establish a serial terminal login to the KM0532 / KM0932 from their
computer’s COM port to a Console Module’s RS-232 port. This allows a Super
Administrator or Administrator to monitor the usage of all the consoles and all
the ports from a single access point.
This function is extremely useful in large data centers where the display of all
the consoles can be projected onto a wall for easy viewing of all operations, and
the entire installation can be monitored on a port-by-port basis.
Preparation
The first step in preparing for RS-232 port operation is, to use the modem cable
that came with your Console Module to connect the module’s RS-232 port to
a COM port on your computer.
Next, set up your serial terminal program (such as HyperTerminal) so that it’s
serial parameters match those of the Console Module. The Console Module’s
default parameters are given in the table, below:
Parameter
Value
Bit per second:
115200
Data bits:
8
Parity:
None
Stop bits:
1
Flow control:
None
Note: You can deviate from the default parameters provided that both sides
match.
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Connecting
Once you establish a connection via your terminal program, the command
screen comes up.
1. Press [Enter] to bring up the Username prompt.
2. Key in your username, then press [Enter] to bring up the Password
prompt.
3. Key in your password, then press [Enter] to bring up the command
prompt:
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Restrictions
Š Only Super Administrators and Administrators can use this function. It is
not available to ordinary users.
Š Super Administrators or Administrators must log in through a serial
terminal connection (such as HyperTerminal).
Š A regular login connection (by any user) between the Console Module
being used for the RS-232 login and the KM0532 / KM0932 must be
established before the RS-232 login attempt.
Š The user profile for the Super Administrator or Administrator logging in
over the RS-232 port must exist in the database of the KM0532 / KM0932
that the Console Module is attached to.
Š Access rights:
Š Super Administrators can access consoles and ports that have been
given Super Administrator, Administrator, and User access rights.
Š Administrators can only access consoles and ports that have been given
Administrator and User rights.
Š Switching of Console and KVM ports over the RS-232 connection
depends on the access rights of the user who is logged into the Console
Module via the Console Module port. Only the ports that the user has
access rights to are available.
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Command Summary
A description of the commands supported with this function is provided in the
table below:
Command
Description
AS
This is the Auto Scan Mode command. It is followed by a string
that specifies the console, duration, and ports you want to auto
scan (see AS, page 168 for details).*
ST
This is the Disable Auto Scan command. It is followed by a
string that specifies the console on which you want auto scan
disabled. (see ST, page 168 for details).*
SP
This is the Switch Port command. It is followed by a string that
specifies which port you want to switch to (see SP, page 169 for
details).*
TK
This is the Terminate KVM Session command. It is followed by
a string that specifies which port session to terminate (see TK,
page 170 for details).*
TS
This is the Terminate Console Session command. It is followed
by a string that specifies which console session to terminate
(see TS, page 170 for details).
LP
This is the List KVM Port Information command. It is followed
by a string of commands to specify which ports on the switch or
chain you want to list. (see LP, page 171 for details).*
LI
This is the List KVM Ports command. It is followed by the
console port number of the console whose KVM ports you wish
to list (see LI, page 172 for details).*
Note: Following the command with the word ALL, instead of the
console port number, lists the KVM ports for all available
consoles.
SN
This is the Change Port Name command. It is followed by a
string that specifies which port you want to change and the new
name for the port. (see SN, page 172 for details).*
LU
This is the List User Profile command. It is followed by the
console port number of the console whose logged in users you
wish to see. It displays the profile of the user logged into the
specified Console Module, and what the user’s status is
(Administrator, or User). (See LU, page 173 for details.)
Note: 1. Super Administrators’ user names and status level are
not displayed. NA displays, instead.
2. Following the command with the word ALL, instead of
the console port number, lists the user profiles of all
users logged into all Console Modules.
Exit
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* Only online ports that are available to the users that are logged into the
Console Module(s) are shown with this command.
Examples of the commands are given in the sections that follow.
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AS
This command is used to enabled Auto Scan Mode for a console. The generic
format of this command is:
AS XX YY ZZ
Where:
Š XX is a two-digit number that represents the console number on the
KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 you want Auto Scan Mode started.
Š YY represents the scan duration in seconds that Auto Scan Mode will pause
for between each port scan.
Š ZZ is a two-digit number that represents the port(s) on the switch that you
want to scan. When ports are specified in Auto Scan Mode, those ports are
scanned, and all other ports are ignored.
Example 1 – Normal Scan:
To start Auto Scan Mode on console 02, to scan all ports, issue the following
command:
AS 02
This command sets console 2 to start auto scanning all ports, with the Scan
Duration time set in Port Access - Preferences.
Example 2 – Specific Scan:
AS 02 03 02,05,08,09,10,12
This command starts Auto Scan Mode for console 02, at 3 second scan
intervals, on ports 02, 05, 08, 09, 10, and 12.
This command enables Auto Scan Mode on console (XX), for a specific scan
duration (YY), on the ports specified (ZZ,ZZ). All other ports are ignored.
ST
This command is used to disable Auto Scan Mode for a console. The generic
format of this command is:
ST XX
Where: XX is the console number on which you want Auto Scan Mode
disabled.
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SP
This command is used to switch the KVM focus to a particular port. The
generic format of this command is:
SP XX YY ZZ
Where:
Š XX is a two-digit number that represents the console port number on the
KM0532 / KM0932 that the Console Module you wish to access connects
to.
Š YY represents either a KVM port number on the KM0532 / KM0932 that
the Console Module connects to; or the Station Number of a switch daisy
chained from the KM0532 / KM0932.
Š ZZ is a two-digit number that represents the port on the cascaded or daisy
chained switch that you wish to give the focus to.
Example 1 – Single Stage Installation:
To put the KVM focus of the session running on Console Module 5 to KVM
Port 18, issue the following command:
SP 05 18
This command switches the KVM focus of the session running on Console Port
5 from the port it is currently on to KVM Port 18.
After this command is issued, the display of the server connected to KVM Port
18 appears on Console 5’s monitor, and Console 5’s keyboard and mouse input
goes to the server connected to KVM Port 18.
Example 2 – Two Level Cascaded Installation:
SP 02 03-08
This command switches the KVM focus of the session running on Console Port
2 from the port it is currently on to KVM Port 8 of the second level switch
cascaded from KVM Port 3 of the first stage KM0532 / KM0932.
After this command is issued, the display of the server connected to KVM Port
8 of the switch cascaded from KVM Port 3 of the first stage KM0532 /
KM0932 appears on Console 2’s monitor, and Console 2’s keyboard and
mouse input goes to the server connected to KVM Port 08 of the switch
cascaded from the first stage KM0532 / KM0932’s KVM Port 3.
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Example 3 – Daisy Chained Installation:
SP 08 C3 12
This command switches the KVM focus of the session running on Console Port
8 from the port it is currently on to KVM Port 12 of a switch that occupies
Station 3 in a daisy chain.
After this command is issued, the display of the server connected to KVM Port
12 of the switch that occupies Station 3 in a daisy chain that links back to the
top level KM0532 / KM0932, appears on Console 8’s monitor, and Console 8’s
keyboard and mouse input goes to the server connected to KVM Port 12 of the
Station 3 switch.
TK
This command is used to terminate a KVM Port session, and takes the
following form:
TK XX
Where XX represents the Console Port number of the Console Module that the
KVM Port session you want to terminate is running on.
For example, TK 08 terminates the KVM session running on the Console
Module connected to Console Port 8. Once the session terminates, the KM0532
/ KM0932 GUI displays on the Console Module.
TS
This command is used to terminate a Console log in session, and takes the
following form:
TS XX
Where XX represents the Console Port number of the Console Module whose
session you want to terminate.
For example, TS 08 terminates the log in session of the Console Module
connected to Console Port 8. Once the session terminates, the log in screen
displays on the Console Module.
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LP
This command is used to list the KVM port information for all or specified
switch ports. The LP command lists the port #, Power On / Off, and port name.
The available command are:
LP ALL
LP ON
LP OFF
LP XX
Where:
Š ALL -lists the port information for all ports on the switch.
Š ON -lists port information for ports connected to the switch, which are
powered on.
Š OFF -lists port information for ports connected to the switch, which are
powered off.
Š XX is a two-digit number that represents the particular port number(s),
and/or switch that you want to list information for.
For example, LP 01 lists the port information for port number 01.
For example, LP C1-12 lists the port information on Chain 1, for port
number 12.
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LI
This command is used to list the KVM ports that are available on a particular
Console Module. The command takes two forms:
LI XX
LI ALL
Where:
Š XX is a two-digit number that represents the console port number on the
KM0532 / KM0932 that the Console Module you wish to access connects
to.
For example, LI 04 lists all the available KVM ports that are accessed
via the Console Module connected to console module port 4 of the
KM0532 / KM0932.
Š ALL causes all the available ports on all available Console Modules to be
listed.
SN
This command is used to rename a KVM port. The command takes one form:
SN XX portname
Where:
Š XX is a two-digit number that represents the port number you want to
change.
Š portname is the new name you want to give to the particular port.
For example, SN 08 newport08 renames port number 08 to newport08.
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LU
This command is used to list the user profiles of the users that have logged into
the KM0532 / KM0932 installation via the Console Modules. that are available
on a particular Console Module. The command takes two forms:
LU XX
LU ALL
Where:
Š XX is a two-digit number that represents the console port number on the
KM0532 / KM0932 of the Console Module whose logged in user you wish
to list.
For example, LU 02 lists the user profile of the user who is logged into
the Console Module connected to console module port 2 of the KM0532 /
KM0932.
Š ALL causes the user profiles of all the logged in users on all available
Console Modules to be listed.
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Response Messages
After sending RS-232 commands to the KVM switch, the switch will provide
a response message notifying the administrator of the status of the action taken.
Below is a list of the possible response messages and their meaning.
0: Operation succeeded.
1: Port name error.
2: Operation failed. Command is invalid.
3: No access right.
4: Operation failed. You do not have authorization to switch console I/O port.
5: No response from the mainboard, please login later.
6: Operation failed. Console is not logged in.
7: No response from the selected console.
8: Operation failed. Console is not allowed to switch to KA7140 by RS232
commands.
9: Console port switching to I/O port succeeded. In using: ...
10: Login failed. The password has expired.
11: Operation failed. Port switching is only allowed when console is in the Port
Access tab, or when in a KVM session.
12: Operation failed. In using: "user".
13: Operation failed. No video path for this IO port.
Example 1:
If you send the switch port command SP 01 03 to the switch, and the mainboard
has no response from the port, the response message is:
5: No response from the mainboard, please login later.
Example 2:
If you send the switch port command SP 02 04 to the switch, and the action is
successful, the response message is:
0: Operation succeeded.
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Safety Instructions
General
Š This product is for indoor use only.
Š Read all of these instructions. Save them for future reference.
Š Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the device.
Š Do not place the device on any unstable surface (cart, stand, table, etc.). If
the device falls, serious damage will result.
Š Do not use the device near water.
Š Do not place the device near, or over, radiators or heat registers.
Š The device cabinet is provided with slots and openings to allow for
adequate ventilation. To ensure reliable operation, and to protect against
overheating, these openings must never be blocked or covered.
Š The device should never be placed on a soft surface (bed, sofa, rug, etc.) as
this will block its ventilation openings. Likewise, the device should not be
placed in a built in enclosure unless adequate ventilation has been provided.
Š Never spill liquid of any kind on the device.
Š Unplug the device from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid
or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
Š The device should be operated from the type of power source indicated on
the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power available,
consult your dealer or local power company.
Š The device is designed for IT power distribution systems with 230V
phase-to-phase voltage.
Š To prevent damage to your installation it is important that all devices are
properly grounded.
Š The device is equipped with a 3-wire grounding type plug. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not attempt to defeat the
purpose of the grounding-type plug. Always follow your local/national
wiring codes.
Š Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord or cables. Route the
power cord and cables so that they cannot be stepped on or tripped over.
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Š If an extension cord is used with this device make sure that the total of the
ampere ratings of all products used on this cord does not exceed the
extension cord ampere rating. Make sure that the total of all products
plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
Š To help protect your system from sudden, transient increases and
decreases in electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or
uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
Š Position system cables and power cables carefully; Be sure that nothing
rests on any cables.
Š Never push objects of any kind into or through cabinet slots. They may
touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts resulting in a risk of fire
or electrical shock.
Š Do not attempt to service the device yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
Š If the following conditions occur, unplug the device from the wall outlet
and bring it to qualified service personnel for repair.
Š The power cord or plug has become damaged or frayed.
Š Liquid has been spilled into the device.
Š The device has been exposed to rain or water.
Š The device has been dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged.
Š The device exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need
for service.
Š The device does not operate normally when the operating instructions
are followed.
Š Only adjust those controls that are covered in the operating instructions.
Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage that will
require extensive work by a qualified technician to repair.
Š Do not connect the RJ-11 connector marked “UPGRADE” to a public
telecommunication network.
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Rack Mounting
Š Before working on the rack, make sure that the stabilizers are secured to
the rack, extended to the floor, and that the full weight of the rack rests on
the floor. Install front and side stabilizers on a single rack or front
stabilizers for joined multiple racks before working on the rack.
Š Always load the rack from the bottom up, and load the heaviest item in the
rack first.
Š Make sure that the rack is level and stable before extending a device from
the rack.
Š Use caution when pressing the device rail release latches and sliding a
device into or out of a rack; the slide rails can pinch your fingers.
Š After a device is inserted into the rack, carefully extend the rail into a
locking position, and then slide the device into the rack.
Š Do not overload the AC supply branch circuit that provides power to the
rack. The total rack load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit
rating.
Š Make sure that all equipment used on the rack – including power strips and
other electrical connectors – is properly grounded.
Š Ensure that proper airflow is provided to devices in the rack.
Š Ensure that the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment
does not exceed the maximum ambient temperature specified for the
equipment by the manufacturer
Š Do not step on or stand on any device when servicing other devices in a
rack.
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Technical Support
International
Š For online technical support – including troubleshooting, documentation,
and software updates: http://support.aten.com
Š For telephone support, see Telephone Support, page iv:
North America
Email Support
Online
Technical
Support
support@aten-usa.com
Troubleshooting
Documentation
Software Updates
Telephone Support
http://www.aten-usa.com/support
1-888-999-ATEN ext 4988
When you contact us, please have the following information ready beforehand:
Š Product model number, serial number, and date of purchase.
Š Your computer configuration, including operating system, revision level,
expansion cards, and software.
Š Any error messages displayed at the time the error occurred.
Š The sequence of operations that led up to the error.
Any other information you feel may be of help.
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Trusted Certificates
Overview
When you try to log in to the device from your browser, a Security Alert
message appears to inform you that the device’s certificate is not trusted, and
asks if you want to proceed.
The certificate can be trusted, but the alert is triggered because the certificate’s
name is not found on the Microsoft list of Trusted Authorities. You can ignore
the warning and click Yes to go on.
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Self-Signed Private Certificates
If you wish to create your own self-signed encryption key and certificate, a free
utility – openssl.exe – is available for download over the web at
www.openssl.org. To create your private key and certificate do the following:
1. Go to the directory where you downloaded and extracted openssl.exe to.
2. Run openssl.exe with the following parameters:
openssl req -new -newkey rsa:1024 -days 3653 -nodes -x509
-keyout CA.key -out CA.cer -config openssl.cnf
Note: 1. The command should be entered all on one line (i.e., do not press
[Enter] until all the parameters have been keyed in).
2. If there are spaces in the input, surround the entry in quotes (e.g.,
“ATEN International”).
To avoid having to input information during key generation the following
additional parameters can be used:
/C /ST /L /O /OU /CN /emailAddress.
Examples
openssl req -new -newkey rsa:1024 -days 3653 -nodes -x509
-keyout CA.key -out CA.cer -config openssl.cnf -subj
“/C=yourcountry/ST=yourstateorprovince/L=yourlocationor
city/O=yourorganiztion/OU=yourorganizationalunit/
CN=yourcommonname/emailAddress=name@yourcompany.com
openssl req -new -newkey rsa:1024 -days 3653 -nodes -x509
-keyout CA.key -out CA.cer -config openssl.cnf -subj
“/C=CA/ST=BC/L=Richmond/O=ATEN International/OU=ATEN
/CN=ATEN/emailAddress=eservice@aten.com.tw
Importing the Files
After the openssl.exe program completes, two files – CA.key (the private key)
and CA.cer (the self-signed SSL certificate) – are created in the directory that
you ran the program from. These are the files that you upload in the Private
Certificate panel of the Maintenance page (see Private Certificate, page 159).
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IP Address Determination
If you are an administrator logging in for the first time, you need to access the
KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 in order to give it an IP address that users can
connect to. There are three methods to choose from. In each case, your
computer must be on the same network segment as the KM0032 / KM0532 /
KM0932. After you have connected and logged in you can give the KM0032 /
KM0532 / KM0932 its fixed network address. (See Network, page 49.)
The Local Console
The easiest way to assign an IP address is from the local console. Refer to First
Time Setup, page 31, for details on the procedure involved.
IP Installer
For computers running Windows, an IP address can be assigned with the IP
Installer utility. The utility can be obtained from the Download area of our web
site. Look under Driver/SW, and the model of your switch. After downloading
the utility to your computer, do the following:
1. Unzip the contents of IPInstaller.zip to a directory on your hard drive.
2. Go to the directory that you unzipped the IPInstaller program to and run
IPInstaller.exe. A dialog box similar to the one below appears:
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3. Select the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 in the Device List.
Note: 1. The computer that you run this program from must be on the same
network segment as the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 you want
to configure.
2. If the list is empty, or your device doesn't appear, click
Enumerate to refresh the Device List.
3. If there is more than one device in the list, use the MAC address
to pick the one you want. The KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932's
MAC address is located on its bottom panel.
4. Select either Obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP), or Specify an
IP address. If you chose the latter, fill the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and
Gateway fields with the information appropriate to your network.
5. Click Set IP.
6. After the IP address shows up in the Device List, click Exit.
Browser
1. Set your computer's IP address to 192.168.0.XXX
Where XXX represents any number or numbers except 60. (192.168.0.60 is
the default address of the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932.)
2. Specify the switch's default IP address (192.168.0.60) in your browser, and
you will be able to connect.
3. Assign a fixed IP address for the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 that is
suitable for the network segment that it resides on.
4. After you log out, reset your computer's IP address to its original value.
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Troubleshooting
Overview
Operation problems can be due to a variety of causes. The first step in solving
them is to make sure that all cables are securely attached and seated completely
in their sockets.
In addition, updating the product’s firmware may solve problems that have
been discovered and resolved since the prior version was released. If your
product is not running the latest firmware version, we strongly recommend that
you upgrade. See Firmware Upgrade, page 156, for upgrade details.
General
Problem
Solution
I can’t use the KA9222 or
KA9272 Console Modules
with the KM0032 / KM0532
/ KM0932.
The KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932 does not support these
two console modules. Instead, use the KA7230/
KA7230S, and KA7240/KA7240S Console Modules with
the KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932.
The KVM console monitor
does not display and there
is no response to keyboard
and mouse input.
1. Verify that all cables are securely connected and in
good condition, including those of the console modules, KVM adapter cables, and Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable.
2. Upgrade the firmware for the KVM adapter cables.
There are display problems 1. Make sure that the console monitor is properly
on the monitor connected to
grounded.
the Console Module.
2. Use the grounding terminal on the Console Module to
properly ground the Console Module.
1. Verify that the username and password are correct. If
I can’t use the KA7230/
KA7230S and KA7240/
after verifying that the username and password are
KA7240S Console Modules
correct you still cannot login, then follow Step 2.
to login to the KM0032 /
2. Upgrade the firmware version of the console modKM0532 / KM0932.
ules.
I can’t use an Ethernet hub
to connect the console
modules and KVM adapter
cables to the KM0032 /
KM0532 / KM0932.
Although Cat 5e or Cat 6 cable is used to connect the
console modules and KVM adapter cables to the
KM0032 / KM0532 / KM0932, it does not support the
Ethernet protocol; thus, you cannot use an Ethernet hub
to connect them.
The password for the
default super administrator
account needs to be reset.
See Restoring Factory Default Settings, page 196
I upgrading the firmware,
but some of the modules
were not upgraded
successfully.
See Firmware Upgrade, page 156.
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Problem
Solution
See Firmware Upgrade Recovery, page 158.
The firmware upgrade
process was prematurely
aborted and now some of
the modules are inoperable.
I can't upgrade the firmware Make sure that you have selected the correct firmware
version.
upgrade package and try again. When upgrading the
firmware through the KM0832 Administrator Utility, use a
firmware upgrade package with an FW extension. When
the system is unavailable due to a system failure, use a
firmware upgrade package with an EXE extension to
reinstall the firmware. (See Firmware Upgrade,
page 156.)
I can't access the KM0032 /
KM0532 / KM0932.
1. Perform a system reset (see Reset Switch, page 9).
2. Reinstall the firmware. (See Firmware Upgrade,
page 156.)
When I login, the browser
generates a CA Root
certificate is not trusted, or
a Certificate Error
response.
The certificate can be trusted. See Supported KVM
Switches, page 186, for details.
Some characters I enter
from the keyboard do not
display correctly.
Change the keyboard layout setting for the port to match
the layout of the keyboard that you are using.
To change the keyboard layout setting:
1. Open the Port Management Webpage for the port you
are having the problem with.
2. In the Keyboard Layout field, select the layout of the
keyboard you want to use.
3. Click Save.
4. If the computer attached to the port is a Sun server or
iMac, or if changing the keyboard layout setting
doesn’t immediately resolve the problem, reboot the
computer. After rebooting, the characters you enter
from the keyboard should display properly.
I can’t use the special keys
on my Apple (Sun)
keyboard to control Mac
(Sun) computers.
Change the keyboard setting for the port to match the
keyboard that you are using.
To change the keyboard setting:
1. Open the Port Management Webpage for the port you
are having the problem with.
2. In the Keyboard field, select the keyboard you want
to use.
3. Click Save.
4. Reboot the computer attached to the port. After
rebooting, you should be able to use the special keys
on your keyboard to control the computer.
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Sun Systems
Problem
Video display problems
with HDB-15 interface
systems (e.g. Sun Blade
1000 servers).
Solution
The display resolution should be set to 1024 x 768 @
60Hz.
Under Text Mode:
1. Enter the ok prompt (see below) and issue the following firmware commands:
setenv output-device screen:r1024x768x60
reset-all
Under XWindow:
1. Open a console and issue the following command:
m64config -res 1024x768x60
2. Log out.
3. Log in.
Video display problems
with 13W3 interface
systems (e.g. Sun Ultra
servers).*
The display resolution should be set to 1024 x 768 @
60Hz.
Under Text Mode:
1. Enter the ok prompt (see below) and issue the following firmware commands:
setenv output-device screen:r1024x768x60
reset-all
Under XWindow:
1. Open a console and issue the following command:
ffbconfig -res 1024x768x60
2. Log out.
3. Log in.
I am using a PC keyboard
to control a Sun Solaris
server and want to use
Stop-A keys to enter the ok
prompt.
Do the following:
1. Press and release [Ctrl]
2. Press and hold down [T]
3. Press [A].
Note: Before entering the ok prompt, consult the server’s
documentation for any precautionary steps that you
should take.
* These solutions work for most common Sun VGA cards. If these procedures
fail to resolve the problem, consult the manual for the Sun VGA card.
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Supported KVM Switches
The table below lists KVM switches that are compatible with the KM0032 /
KM0532 / KM0932 and the type of expansion that they use. (KVM switches
listed below are sold separately. Contact your dealer for details.)
Expansion Type
Brand
Model
Name
Cascade
ALTUSEN KM0532
5 Console 32 Port Matrix KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KM0932
9 Console 32 Port Matrix KVM Switch
Daisy Chain
ALTUSEN KM0032
32 Port Matrix KVM Switch
Daisy Chain
ALTUSEN KH1508
8 port PS/2 High Density KVM Switch
Daisy Chain
ALTUSEN KH1516
16 port PS/2 High Density KVM Switch
Daisy Chain
ALTUSEN KH1508A
8 port PS/2-USB High Density KVM
Switch
Daisy Chain
ALTUSEN KH1516A
16 port PS/2-USB High Density KVM
Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN2116A
16 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN2124v
24 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN2132
32 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN2140v
40 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN4116
16 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN4124v
24 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN4132
32 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN4140v
40 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN1132V
32 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN2124VA 24 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN2140VA 40 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN4124VA 24 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN4140VA 40 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN2116VA 16 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN2132VA 32 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN4116VA 16 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
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Cascade
ALTUSEN KN4132VA 32 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN4164V
64 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN8132V
32 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Cascade
ALTUSEN KN8164V
64 port PS/2-USB KVM Switch
Note: Refer to our website for the most up-to-date information regarding
supported KVM switches.
Keep in mind the following limitations when installing more than one KVM
switch. Where distances are mentioned, they refer to the cumulative length of
all cables used to connect the devices.
Š The maximum distance from any console module to the lowest level KVM
switch (or Matrix Plus KVM adapter cable in a cascade) cannot exceed
300 meters (KA7230S / KA7240S 200 m).
Š The maximum distance between any two KVM switches in the daisy chain
cannot exceed 10 meters.
Š The maximum distance between the first and last KVM switches in the
daisy chain cannot exceed 50 meters.
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Additional Connection Diagrams
Console Modules
KA7230
KA7230S
KA7240
KA7240S
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KVM Adapter Cables
KA7120
by ATEN
LINK
KA7170
by ATEN
LINK
KA7140
by ATEN
LINK
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KVM Adapter Cables cont.
KA7176
by
yA
ATEN
TEN
LINK
LIN
KA7130
by ATEN
LINK
KA9140
SERIAL TERMINAL
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KVM Adapter Cables cont.
KA7166
KA7168
KA7169
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PON Setup
PN0108
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KM0532 / KM0932 Specifications
Function
KM0532
KM0932
Computer Connections
Console Connections
32
5
9
Port Selection
Connectors
GUI, Hotkeys
Console Port
KVM Port
Daisy chain
Switches
5 x RJ-45 Female
32 x RJ-45 Female
1 x VHDCI 68 Female (Black)
LAN
1 x RJ-45 Female
PON
1 x RJ-45 Female (Black)
Power
2 x 3-prong AC Socket
Reset
1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
Power
2 x Rocker
F/W Upgrade
LEDs
Console Port (On Line)
KVM Port
(On Line / Selected)
1 x Slide
5 (Green)
Input
1 (Blue)
100–240V~, 50/60 Hz; 1A
Power Consumption
Keyboard/Mouse
Scan Interval
120V/45W; 230V/
46W
PS/2; USB; Serial
1280x1024 @ 60 Hz max. 300 m*
Operating Temperature
0–50o C
Storage Temperature
Physical
Properties
120V/50W; 230V/
51W
1–240 Seconds
Video
Environment
9 (Green)
32 Dual-colored (Green / Orange or Red)
Power
Emulation
9 x RJ-45 Female
-20–60o C
Humidity
0–80% RH, Noncondensing
Housing
Metal
Weight
Dimensions (L x W x H)
6.07 kg
6.08 kg
43.36 x 41.09 x 4.40 cm
Note: The maximum distance between the KA7230S / KA7240S and servers
connected to the KM0932/KM0532 is 200 meters.
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Computer
Connections
Function
KM0032
Direct
32
Port Selection
Connectors
via daisy chain
KVM Port
Daisy chain
F/W Recovery
PON
Switches
1 x Semi-recessed Pushbutton
Power
2 x Rocker
KVM Port
(On Line / Selected)
Power
1 x Slide
32 Dual-colored (Green / Orange or Red)
1 x 7-Segment Display (Orange)
1 (Blue)
100–240V~, 50/60 Hz; 1A
Power Consumption
Keyboard/Mouse
Scan Interval
120V/50W; 230V/51W
PS/2; USB; Serial
1–240 Seconds
Video
1280x1024 @ 60 Hz max 300 m*
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Physical
Properties
1 x RJ-45 Female (Black)
Reset
Input
Environment
1 x RJ-45 Female
2 x 3-prong AC Socket
Station ID
Emulation
2 x VHDCI 68 Female (Black)
Power
F/W Upgrade
LEDs
32 x RJ-45 Female
0–50o C
-20–60o C
Humidity
0–80% RH, Noncondensing
Housing
Metal
Weight
6.06 kg
Dimensions (L x W x H)
43.36 x 41.09 x 4.40 cm
Note: The maximum distance between the KA7230S / KA7240S and servers
connected to the KM0932/KM0532 is 200 meters.
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Factory Default Settings
The factory default settings are as follows (in alphabetical order):
Setting
Accessible Ports
Beeper
Date & Time
Daylight Savings Time
Default
Š Super Administrators – Full for all ports
Š All other users – None for all ports.
On (Activated)
Synchronize with my computer
Enabled
Default Gateway
192.168.0.254
DHCP Enabled
Yes (Enabled)
Hotkey Command Mode
On (Enabled)
HTTP Port
HTTPS Port
Interface Language
IP Address
80
443
English
192.168.0.60
Lockout Period
3 minutes
Logout Timeout
0 (Disabled)
Maximum Login Failures
Occupy Timeout
Port Access
Port ID Display Duration
Port ID Display Mode
Port ID Display Position
Port Language
Port Operating System
Scan Duration
Scan Mode
Screen Blanker
SMTP Server Mail
Notification
Subnet Mask
Toolbar Hotkey
View Mode
5
60 seconds
None
(Super Administrators and Administrators have full
access)
User Defined (3 seconds)
The Port Number plus the Port Name
Upper Left Corner
U.S. English
Windows (PC compatible)
5 seconds
Accessible + Powered
0 (Disabled)
No (Disabled)
255.255.255.0
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]
Accessible + Powered
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Restoring Factory Default Settings
You can restore the factory default settings and the default login settings for the
Matrix KVM Switch.
Note: When restoring the default login settings, all super administrator,
administrator, user, and group accounts are deleted.
To restore the factory default settings (see page 195), or the default login
settings, do the following:
1. Power off the switch and remove its housing.
Š To restore the factory default settings, use a jumper cap to short the
mainboard jumper labeled J4.
Š To restore the default login settings, use a jumper cap to short the
mainboard jumper labeled J3.
2. Power on the switch.
3. When a message appears on the console screen informing you that the
factory default settings have been restored (or the default Username and
Password has been restored), power off the switch.
4. Remove the jumper cap from the jumper.
5. Close the housing and start the switch.
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KA7140 Pin Assignments
Pin assignments for the KA7140 Adapter are given in the table, below:
Pin
Assignment
1
DCD
2
RXD
3
TXD
4
DTR
5
GND
6
DSR
7
RTS
8
CTS
9
N/A
DB9 Female
About SPHD Connectors
This product uses SPHD connectors for its KVM and/or
Console ports. We have specifically modified the shape of these
connectors so that only KVM cables that we have designed to
work with this product can be connected.
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Limited Warranty
ALTUSEN warrants this product against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one
(1) year from the date of purchase. If this product proves to be defective, contact ALTUSEN's
support department for repair or replacement of your unit. ALTUSEN will not issue a refund.
Return requests can not be processed without the original proof of purchase.
When returning the product, you must ship the product in its original packaging or packaging that
gives an equal degree of protection. Include your proof of purchase in the packaging and the RMA
number clearly marked on the outside of the package.
This warranty becomes invalid if the factory-supplied serial number has been removed or altered
on the product.
This warranty does not cover cosmetic damage or damage due to acts of God, accident, misuse,
abuse, negligence or modification of any part of the product. This warranty does not cover damage
due to improper operation or maintenance, connection to improper equipment, or attempted repair
by anyone other than ALTUSEN. This warranty does not cover products sold AS IS or WITH
FAULTS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL ALTUSEN'S LIABILITY EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE
PRODUCT. FURTHER, ALTUSEN SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DIRECT,
INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM THE USE OF THE PRODUCT, ITS ACCOMPANYING SOFTWARE, OR ITS
DOCUMENTATION. ALTUSEN SHALL NOT IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR,
WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL,
DAMAGE OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT OR PROPERTY, AND ANY EXPENSES
FROM RECOVERY, PROGRAMMING, AND REPRODUCTION OF ANY PROGRAM OR
DATA.
ALTUSEN makes no warranty or representation, expressed, implied, or statutory with respect to
its products, contents or use of this documentation and all accompanying software, and specifically
disclaims its quality, performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular purpose.
ALTUSEN reserves the right to revise or update its product, software or documentation without
obligation to notify any individual or entity of such revisions, or update.
For details about extended warranties, please contact one of our dedicated value added resellers.
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Index
A
Access, 121
Accounts, 77
Adding users, 79
Deleting, 83
Modifying, 83
Adapter ID Function, 29
Adding users, 79
Additional connection
diagrams, 187
ANMS, 53
Association, 59, 70
Auto Scanning, 134
Scan Interval, 134
B
Backup / Restore, 153
Browser UI Main Page, 42
C
Cables, 6
Cascading, 23
Certificate
private, 159
Components, 8
Connection diagrams
Console modules, 187
KVM Adapter cables, 188, 189,
190
Connections page, 104
Console modules, 5
connection diagrams, 187
Console Port Operation, 131
Console UI Keyboard
Navigation, 41
Creating groups, 84
D
Daisy chaining, 27
Date/Time, 72
Deleting groups, 86
Deleting user accounts, 83
Device Assignment, 95
Device Management, 45
ANMS, 53
Date/Time, 72
General, 46
Network, 49
System, 75
Device Permissions
assigning, 95, 97
DNS Server, 52
E
Event Panel, 151
Export
log file, 142
F
Factory default settings, 194
restoring, 195
Favorites page, 110
Firmware upgrade recovery, 158
Front view
KM0032, 10
KM0532/KM0932, 8
G
Grounding, 19
Groups, 84
assigning users, 87, 91
creating, 84
deleting, 86
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Index
Modifying, 86
removing users, 88, 93
H
History page, 111
Hotkey
Summary Table, 138
Hotkey Mode
exiting, 136
Hotkey Port Switching, 136
I
Installation
cascading, 23
daisy chaining, 27
multilevel, 22
overview, 13
single level, 20
Invalid login, 37
IP
Address
determination, 181
IP Address, 51
IP address, default, 194
IP Installer, 51, 181
K
KA7140 Pin Assignments, 196
KA7140 Properties, 127
Keyboard navigation
Console UI, 41
KM0032, 10
front view, 10
rear view, 12
KM0532/KM0932
front view, 8
rear view, 11
KVM Adapter Cables, 6
200
KVM adapter cables
connection diagrams, 188, 189,
190
L
LDAP / LDAPS, 56, 57
List Panel, 151
Log
Browser UI, 142
Console UI, 140
Log File, 139
Log file
export, 142
Log filtering
Browser, 142
Console, 140
Log Server
Configure, 145
Event Panel, 151
Events, 146
Installation, 143
List Panel, 151
Main Screen, 150
Menu Bar, 145
Options, 149
Starting Up, 144
Log server, 55, 143
Logging in
Browser, 38
Console, 37, 38
Login
Invalid login, 37
M
MAC Address, 46
Maintenance, 153
Modifying groups, 86
Modifying user accounts, 83
Index
N
Network, 49
O
OK prompt, 185
Online
Registration, iv
P
PON, 129
Port Access, 99
Port Properties
configuring, 123
restore defaults, 128
Port Toolbar, 132
Preferences, 113
Private Certificate, 159
Private Certificates, 180
Properties, 123
KA7140 configuration, 127
R
Rack Mounting
Front, 15
Rear, 17
Rear view
KM0032, 12
KM0532/KM0932, 11
Requirements, 5
Operating Systems, 7
OS Support, 7
Restore defaults, 128
Restoring default settings, 195
RoHS, iii
RS-232 Port Operation, 163
S
Safety Instructions
General, 175
Rack Mounting, 177
Scan, 119
Self-signed certificates, 180
Service Ports, 51
Sessions, 118
Show, 103
Single level installation, 20
Skip Mode, 135
SMTP Settings, 55, 56, 57
Specifications, 192, 193
Stacking, 14
Stop-A keys, 185
Sun Solaris, 185
System, 75
System Requirements
Consoles, 5
T
Technical Support, 178
Telephone support, iv
Time, 72
Toolbar, 132
Hotkey port switching, 134
Icons, 133
Toolbar hotkey, 115
troubleshooting, 183
Trusted Certificates, 179
U
User Interface, 39
User interface
Browser UI components, 43
Browser UI main page, 42
Console UI components, 40
User Management, 77
User management
accounts, 77
User Notice, iv
Users
201
Index
assigning to groups, 87, 91
removing from groups, 88, 93
202
Users and Groups, 87
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