39636 QSG_GB - LINDY International Limited

KVM over IP Access Module
Remote Console
Starting the Remote Console opens an additional window which displays the screen content of
the host system. The Remote Console will behave in exactly the same way as if you were sitting
directly in front of the screen of the host system. You will find two cursors displayed on the
screen, the local mouse cursor and the remote mouse cursor. Please be aware that the host
system will react to keyboard and mouse actions with a slight delay. When moving the local
cursor on screen you will notice the remote cursor will have a slight motion delay. This delay will
vary depending on your connection speed and available bandwidth.
Quick Start Guide
This Quick Start Guide provides a brief introduction to the KVM over IP remote access
module for the LINDY CAT-32 Series KVM switches and shows you how to quickly set
up the device for use. For more detailed operation instructions please consult the full
User Manual on the supplied CD.
Package Contents
KVM over IP Access Module
RS232 Serial cable
USB A to Mini-B Cable
Software & User Manual CD
This Quick Start Guide
Introduction:
The IP access module provides remote KVM over IP access to the CAT-32 KVM Switch. It
converts all keyboard video and mouse signals and sends them as TCP/IP signals over your
LAN/WAN connection. The KVM Switch CAT-32 may be accessed from any computer
connected to your network and externally via the internet. The IP access module provides full
KVM access including BIOS level access to all the connected computers. The KVM over IP
Access module can be accessed via a web browser and via dedicated software tools included
with the product. A high level of security is offered which uses secure encrypted sessions and
password authentification.
The upper part of the Remote Console window contains a control bar. The remote command
buttons on the left side can be configured except for the Remote Reboot (CTRL-ALT-DELETE).
When viewing the icons on the right side you will see the current state of the Remote Console
and be able to adjust the local Remote Console settings. There are several options to choose
from, below is an introduction to the most important ones. Please refer to the User Manual for
further options and information.
Auto Adjust button
If the video display is poor quality or distorted in some way, click this button and wait a few
seconds while the KVM over IP module adjusts itself for the best possible video quality.
Sync mouse
Please note that KVM over IP does not operate in a “real time” environment and that some
degree of time delay will occur due to limiting factors such as available bandwidth and network
traffic.
Installation:
Before you install the KVM over IP module into the KVM switch ensure all connected computers
are switched off and the power supply is unplugged. Proceed to unscrew and remove the small
metal cover on the rear of the KVM switch. Carefully slide the module into the slot and secure in
place with the screw previously removed. The spare product label with MAC address and serial
number may be affixed to the KVM Switch for future reference. You may now proceed to power
up all connected equipment and connect the IP module and check for correct operation.
Connections:
Choose this option in order to synchronize the local AND remote mouse cursors. If the mouse
does not synchronize, select Intelligent Sync from the Mouse Handling sub menu of the
Remote Console Option menu.
RS232 serial
port connection
Video Settings (from within the Options Menu)
This opens a new window from which you can adjust brightness, contrast etc. of the displayed
picture in the Remote Console window.
Quick Installation is now complete. Refer to the full User Manual on the supplied CD for
more information about the advanced features of the KVM over IP Access Module!
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Backplane connection
to CAT32-Series KVM
Switch
RJ45 Ethernet
connection
USB port
connection
Tested to comply with FCC Standards. For commercial use only.
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1. (Optional) If you want to use the remote mass storage control feature, use the supplied
USB A to Mini-B cable to connect the USB port on the KVM over IP Module to a USB
port on the host system.
2. (Optional) Connect a modem, RS232 terminal or RS232 port to the serial port connector
on the rear of the module.
3. Connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ-45 Ethernet port.
Logging In
The KVM over IP module can be entirely managed using a standard web browser. You can
access the KVM over IP module using the insecure HTTP protocol, or using the encrypted
HTTPS protocol. Whenever possible, activate and use HTTPS.
In order to use the Remote Console window of your managed host system, your browser must
support the Java Runtime environment.
Configuration
By default, the KVM over IP module will try to contact a DHCP server in the subnet to which it is
physically connected. If a DHCP server is found, it will provide a valid IP address, gateway
address and net mask. Before you connect the device to your local subnet, be sure to complete
the corresponding configuration of your DHCP server. It is recommended to configure a fixed IP
assignment to the MAC address of the KVM over IP module. You can find the MAC address
details on the printed label supplied and on the underside of the IP Access module.
KVM over IP module Setup Tool
Start the setup tool from the CD ROM -
Launch your web browser and enter the IP address of the KVM over IP module.
Example: Type the following in the address line of your browser when establishing an
unsecured connection: http://<IP address of KVM over IP module>
This will open the KVM over IP module
login page as shown. The KVM over IP
module has a built-in super user account
that has all the permissions enabled to
administrate your KVM over IP module
switch:
Login name super (factory default)
Password
pass (factory default)
Once you have logged into the KVM over IP module successfully, you will be asked to enter a
new password. Please change the default password to prevent unauthorized access. When
completed the main administration and configuration page will appear.
On the upper left corner, the MAC address of the KVM over IP module is displayed. To detect
the MAC address, press the Refresh Devices button. The displayed MAC address should
correspond to the printed address shown on the label on the base of the IP module.
On the lower right corner of the window, there are two buttons: Query Device and Setup
Device. Press the Query Device button to display the preconfigured values of the network
configuration. The values are displayed in the text fields located above. If necessary, adjust the
network settings to your needs. To save the changes enter a user login and a password (the
default user name is super, the default password is pass) and then press the Setup Device
button.
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To further increase security over the simple Login/Password procedure you may wish to activate
secure https access and also KVM encryption. To do so select the menu “Device Settings /
Security” and select the option “Force HTTPS” and/or “KVM encryption”.
Once https and KVM encryption have been enabled then only https access to the IP-KVM will
be possible and you will have to accept the https certificates in all browsers accessing the IPKVM. Further details and configuration settings can be found in the detailed English manual of
your KVM Switch CAT-32 IP on the supplied CD.
To view the remote computer connected to the IP KVM Switch on your local computer screen
please click on the Console icon.
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