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Tripp Lite Console KVM Switches Owner's Manual
Owner’s Manual
Console KVM Switch
with IP Access
Models: B020-U08-19-IP, B020-U16-19-IP
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Table of Contents
1. FCC Information
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7. Administration
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2. User Notice
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3. Package Contents
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4. Introduction
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4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
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7.1 Local Console OSD
7.1.1 Local Console OSD F2 LIST Function
7.1.2 Local Console OSD F3 Settings (SET) Page
7.1.3 Local Console OSD F4 Administration
(ADM) Page
7.1.4 Local Console Firmware Upgrade
7.2 OSD Operation
7.2.1 OSD Main Page
7.2.2 OSD Tab Bar
7.2.3 Port Access
7.2.4 Connections
7.2.5 Favorites
7.2.6 User Preferences
7.2.7 Sessions
7.2.8 Access
7.2.9 Port Configuration
7.2.10 User Management
7.2.11 Device Management
7.2.12 Device Information
7.2.13 Operating Mode
7.2.14 Network
7.2.15 Advanced Network Management Settings
7.2.16 Security
7.2.17 Date/Time
7.2.18 Log
7.2.19 Maintenance
7.2.20 Download
7.3 Log Server
8. Specifications
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Overview
Features
System Requirements
4.3.1 Optional External Console
4.3.2 Computers
4.3.3 Remote Console
4.3.4 Supported Browsers
4.3.5 Cables
4.3.6 Operating Systems
Components
4.4.1 Front View
4.4.2 Rear View
5. Installation
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
General Safety Instructions
Standard Rack Mounting
Grounding
LCD OSD Configuration
Single-Station Installation
Multiple Station (Daisy-Chained) Installation
Network Setup-IP Address Configuration
5.7.1 Local Console
5.7.2 IP Installer
5.7.3 Browser/Non-Browser Client
5.7.4 Changing the Super Administrator Login
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6. KVM Operation
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6.1
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.6
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Sharing USB Peripheral Devices
Powering Off and Restarting
Local Console Login
Local Console Port Access
6.4.1 Local Console OSD Invocation Sequence
6.4.2 Local Console OSD Navigation
6.4.3 Local Console OSD Main Screen Headings
6.4.4 Local Console OSD F1 GOTO Function
6.4.5 Local Console OSD F5 Skip Function
6.4.6 Local Console OSD F6 Broadcast Mode (BRC)
6.4.7 Local Console OSD F7 Auto Scan Function
6.4.8 Local Console OSD F8 Logout Function
6.4.9 Local Console Pushbuttons
6.4.10 Local Console Hotkey Commands
Logging Into the KVM over IP
6.5.1 Browser Login
6.5.2 Windows Client Login
6.5.3 AP Java Client Login
Remote Session Operation
6.6.1 Control Panel
6.6.2 The OSD Toolbar
6.6.3 Auto Scanning
8.1 OSD Default Settings
8.2 Keyboard Emulation
9. Warranty and Product Registration
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1. FCC Information
This is an FCC Class A product. This 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.
Note: 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 user must use shielded cables
and connectors with this equipment. Any changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Tripp Lite could void the user’s
authority to operate this equipment.
2. 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.
3. Package Contents
This package consists of:
• Console KVM Switch with Built-in IP
• 6 ft. USB/PS2 Combo KVM Cable Kits (x2)
• USB/PS2 Combo Console Cable Kit
• Grounding Wire
• RJ11 to DB9 Firmware Upgrade Cable
• Rackmount Hardware
• C13 to 5-15P Power Cord
• CD with Owner’s Manual and Device Files
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 installation.
4. Introduction
4.1 Overview
The NetDirector Console KVM Switch with IP Access is a control unit
that allows secure access to multiple computers from a single KVM
(keyboard, video, and mouse) console. It consists of an integrated
LCD monitor, keyboard, and touchpad in a 1U rack-mountable
housing.
Remote
The NetDirector Console KVM Switch with IP Access features IP-based
connectivity that allows multiple remote operators to concurrently
monitor the computers on your installation. It uses TCP/IP for its
communications protocol, allowing it to be accessed from any
computer on the LAN, WAN, or Internet – whether that computer is
located down the hall, down the street, or halfway around the world.
Optional External Console
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4. Introduction
(continued)
4.2 Features
• 1U Console KVM Switch with built-in IP access – integrated 19 in.
LCD monitor, keyboard and touchpad.
• Connect either USB or PS/2 computers using P778-Series USB/PS2
Combo KVM Cable Kits – no need for separate cable kits.
• Control up to 8 (B020-U08-19-IP) or 16 (B020-U16-19-IP)
computers on a single KVM switch.
• Daisy-chain up to 31 additional B020-U08 switches to connect up
to 264 computers.
• Daisy-chained station position is automatically sensed—no need for
manual DIP switch settings.
• Remotely access computers via LAN, WAN or Internet via the
Windows™ or Java browser clients.
• AP Windows and Java Clients allow the KVM to be remotely
accessed via the network without going through a browser.
• External USB 1.1 port allows USB peripheral devices to be shared
among connected computers.
• Grayscale feature allows you to view remote sessions in black and
white, reducing the amount of data traveling over the network and
improving keyboard/mouse response time over IP.
• External console port on the back allows for an optional external
monitor (VGA), keyboard (USB or PS/2) and mouse (USB or PS/2)
to be connected.
• An additional external USB port is conveniently located on the front
of the keyboard panel for an optional external mouse.
• Console lock enables the console to be locked in place when not in
use, preventing it from sliding out of the rack.
• Web management interface, OSD and toolbars provide convenient,
user-friendly operation.
• 3-level security (Admin, User and Select) – up to 64 accounts can
be created.
• Panel Array Mode – remotely monitor multiple ports at the same time.
• Message board feature allows users who are logged in at the same
time to communicate with each other and manage port access.
• CD includes a Windows-based log server that records events on the
installation and writes them to a searchable database.
• Advanced encryption technologies: Supports TLS 1.2 data
encryption and RSA 2048 bits certificates for secure user logins
from a browser. Support 256-bit AES, 56-bit DES, 168-bit 3DES,
128-bit RC4 and 128-bit SSL.
• Supports RADIUS and LDAP/S authentication.
• Flash firmware upgradable via network and included firmware
upgrade cable.
• Supports both IPv4 and IPv6.
• Supports Link Local IPv6 Address and IPv6 Stateless Auto
configuration protocol.
• Network interfaces: TCP/IP, HTTP, HTTPS, RADIUS, DHCP, SSL, ARP,
DNS, 10Base-T/100Base-TX, Auto Sense and Ping.
• Supports video resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz (built-in
monitor) and 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz (remote console).
4.3 System Requirements
4.3.1 Optional External Console
4.3.3 Remote Console
• A VGA, SVGA, or MultiSync monitor capable of displaying the
highest resolution provided by any computer in the installation.
• For best results, computers that remotely access the KVM switch
should have at least a Pentium III 1 GHz processor.
• PS/2 or USB keyboard and mouse.
• Use IE8 or above web browser
4.3.2 Computers
• Browsers must support TLS 1.2 encryption
The following equipment must be installed on each computer:
• Users who want to access the KVM switch with the Windows Client
must have DirectX 8.0 or higher installed.
• A VGA, SVGA or MultiSync video graphics card with an HD15 port.
• If you don’t already have it, DirectX is available for free download
from Microsoft’s Website: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads.
Note: T he integrated LCD monitor’s maximum resolution is 1280 x
1024 @ 75 Hz. Ensure that none of the computer resolution
settings exceed the LCD monitor’s maximum resolution.
• Users who want to access the KVM switch with the Java Client must
have Sun’s Java 2 v1.6 and higher, or directly change to The latest
Java JRE. Java is available for free download from the Sun Java
Website: http://java.sun.com.
Either:
• PS/2 mouse and keyboard ports (6-pin Mini-DIN).
• USB port.
• For best results, a network transfer speed of at least 512 Kbps is
recommended.
4.3.4 Supported Browsers
Browser
Internet Explorer
Firefox
Mozilla
Safari
Opera
Netscape
Versions Supported
8 and higher
1.5 and higher
1.7 and higher
4.0 and higher
9.0 and higher
8.1 and higher
4.3.5 Cables
This KVM switch requires the following custom-wired premium cables:
Function
To Connect a PS/2 or USB Computer to the KVM
Daisy-Chain Cables
Tripp Lite Part
P778-Series PS/2 or USB Combo KVM Cable Kit
P772- Series Daisy-Chain Cables
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4. Introduction
(continued)
4.3.6 Operating Systems
Supported operating systems are shown in the table, below:
Operating System
Windows
Linux RedHat
Linux SuSE
Linux Mandriva (Mandrake)
UNIX AIX
Versions Supported
2000 and higher
7.1 and higher
9.0 and higher
9.0 and higher
4.3 and higher
Operating System
UNIX Free BSD
UNIX Sun
Novell Netware
Mac
DOS
Versions Supported
4.2 and higher
Solaris 8 and higher
5.0 and higher
OS 9 and higher
6.22 and higher
4.4 Components
4.4.1 Front View
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1 Handle:
Pull to slide the KVM module out; push to slide the KVM
module in. (See item 13.)
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Rackmounting Tabs: The rackmounting tabs located at each
corner of the unit secure the chassis to a system rack.
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LCD Monitor: After sliding the KVM module out, flip up the cover
to access the LCD monitor.
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Lock LEDs: The Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock LEDs are
located here.
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LCD Controls: The LCD ON/OFF switch is located here, as well
as buttons to control the position and picture settings of the LCD
display.
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Reset Switch: Press this recessed switch in with a thin object to
perform a system reset.
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Station/Port Switches: Press the Port ID Up/Down buttons to
switch to the port before/after the currently selected port. Press
the Station ID Up/Down buttons to switch to the station before/
after the currently selected station.
Firmware Upgrade Section: The firmware upgrade cable that
transfers the firmware upgrade data from the administrator’s
computer to the console KVM switch connects to the port located
here. During normal operation, this switch should be in the
NORMAL position.
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LEDs: The Online Port LEDs illuminate orange to indicate a
computer is connected and powered on. The Port ID LED will
display the number of the port that currently has the console’s
focus. The Station ID LED will display the number of the station
that currently has the console’s focus.
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Slide Release: In order to bring the console out, you must first
release it by sliding these tabs to the inside.
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External Mouse Port: An additional USB port is provided on the
front panel of the keyboard module for an option external mouse.
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USB Peripheral Port: A USB 1.1 port is provided for the sharing
of USB peripherals among connected computers (e.g. flash drive,
CD-ROM drive, etc.).
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Keyboard
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Touchpad
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Power LED: The Power LED illuminates blue to indicate the unit is
receiving power.
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4. Introduction
(continued)
4.4.2 Rear View
Note: The B020-U08-19-IP model is shown in the below diagram. The B020-U16-19-IP model differs only in the number of KVM ports.
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Power Socket: This is a standard C14 AC power socket. The
power cord that comes with the unit plugs in here.
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Power Switch: This is a standard rocker switch that powers the
unit on and off.
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External Console Port: The included USB/PS2 Combo Console
Cable Kit connects to the KVM switch here, allowing you to attach
an external VGA monitor and USB or PS/2 keyboard/mouse.
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KVM Ports: The custom wired KVM cable kits that connect to the
computers plug in here.
Note: The shape of these connectors has been specifically
modified to work only with Tripp Lite P778-Series USB/PS2 KVM
Cable Kits.
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LAN Port: The cable that connects the KVM switch to a LAN,
WAN, or Internet plugs in here.
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Daisychain-Out Port
5. Installation
5.1 General Safety Instructions
• Do not attempt to service the device yourself. Refer all servicing to
qualified service personnel.
• If the following conditions occur, unplug the device from the wall outlet
and bring it to qualified service personnel for repair:
• The power cord or plug has become damaged or frayed.
• Liquid has been spilled into the device.
• The device has been exposed to rain or water.
• The device has been dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged.
• The device exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a
need for service.
• The device does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed.
• 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.
• Use of this equipment in life support applications where failure of this
equipment can reasonably be expected to cause the failure of the life
support equipment or to significantly affect its safety or effectiveness
is not recommended. Do not use this equipment in the presence of a
flammable anesthetic mixture with air, oxygen or nitrous oxide.
Rack Mounting Safety Instructions
• The ambient operating temperature in the rack may be an issue and
is dependent upon the rack load and ventilation. When installing in a
closed or multi-unit rack assembly, make sure that the temperature will
not exceed the maximum rated ambient temperature.
• 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.
• Always load the rack from the bottom up, and load the heaviest item in
the rack first.
• Always load the rack so that a hazardous condition is not created due
to uneven loading.
• Make sure that the rack is level and stable before extending a device
from the rack.
• 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.
• After a device is inserted into the rack, carefully extend the rail into a
locking position, and then slide the device into the rack.
• 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.
• Ensure that proper airflow is provided to devices in the rack.
• Do not step on or stand on any device when servicing other devices in
a rack.
• Do not connect the RJ11 connector marked “Upgrade” to a public
telecommunication network.
• Caution! Slide/Rail (LCD KVM) mounted equipment is not to be used
as a shelf or a work space.
• Read all of these instructions. Save them for future reference.
• Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the device.
• Do not place the device on any unstable surface (cart, stand, table,
etc.). If the device falls, serious damage will result.
• Do not use the device near water.
• Do not place the device near, or over, radiators or heat registers.
• 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.
• 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.
• Never spill liquid of any kind on the device.
• Unplug the device from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use
liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
• 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.
• This device is designed for IT power distribution systems with up to
230V phase to phase voltage.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• Consideration should be given to the connection of equipment to the
supply circuit, and what effect overloading the supply circuit might have
on overcurrent protection and supply wiring.
• To help protect your system from sudden, transient increases and
decreases in electrical power, use a Tripp Lite Surge Protector, Line
Conditioner, or Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
• Position system cables and power cables carefully; be sure that nothing
rests on any cables.
• When connecting or disconnecting power to hot pluggable power
supplies, observe the following guidelines:
• Install the power supply before connecting the power cable to the
power supply.
• Unplug the power cable before removing the power supply.
• If the system has multiple sources of power, disconnect power from
the system by unplugging all power cables from the power supplies.
• 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.
CAUTION!
Slide/rail-mounted
equipment is not to be
used as a shelf
or a workspace.
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5. Installation
(continued)
5.2 Standard Rack Mounting
The NetDirector Console KVM Switch with IP Access is designed for
mounting in a 1U rack system. For convenience, a rack-mount kit is
included with your console KVM switch for quick installation. The various
mounting options are explained in the sections that follow.
2-Post Rack Mounting
The console KVM switch can also be mounted in a 2-post rack
installation using the optional 2-Post Rack-Mount Kit
(model #: B019-000). The mounting hardware allows for the console
to be opened with the drawer in any position. Heavy-duty 14-gauge
steel provides stability and prevents the console frame from twisting.
See the B019-000 instructional manual for detailed mounting
instructions.
Standard Rack Mounting
The standard rack mounting brackets that come attached to the
console KVM switch allow the unit to be installed in a standard 1U rack
by a single individual.
1. Slide out the rear mounting brackets from the console and mount
both brackets (separate from the console) to the inside rear of a
standard 1U rack system using user-supplied screws.
2. Take the console and gently slide it into the two rear-mounted
brackets in the rack and secure the console in place by inserting
user-supplied screws.
5.3 Grounding
To prevent damage to your installation it is important that all devices are
properly grounded. Use the included grounding wire to ground the KVM
switch by connecting one end of the wire to the grounding terminal on
the unit, and the other end of the wire to a suitably grounded object.
5.4 LCD OSD Configuration
The LCD Buttons
The Adjustment Settings
The LCD OSD allows you to set up and configure the LCD display.
Four buttons are used to perform the configuration, as described in
the table below:
An explanation of the LCD OSD adjustment settings is given in the
table below:
Button
Function
MENU
When you have not entered the LCD OSD Menu
function, pressing this button invokes the Menu
function and brings up the Main Menu.
Setting
Brightness
Adjusts the background black level of the screen
image.
Contrast
Adjusts the foreground white level of the screen
image.
When navigating through the menus, this button
moves you right or up. When making an adjustment, it increases the value.
Phase
Adjusts the vertical size of the screen image.
Clock
Adjusts the horizontal size of the screen image.
When navigating through the menus, this button
moves you left or down. When making an adjustment, it decreases the value.
H-Position
Positions the display area on the LCD panel
horizontally (moves the display area left or right).
V-Position
Positions the display area on the LCD panel
vertically (moves the display area up or down).
• When you have not entered the LCD OSD
Menu function, pressing this button performs
an auto adjustment. An auto adjustment
automatically configures all the settings for
the LCD panel to what the OSD considers their
optimum values to be.
EXIT
Explanation
Color Temperature
• When you have entered the LCD OSD Menu
function, pressing this button exits the current
menu and returns you to the previous menu.
Use it to leave an adjustment menu when you
are satisfied with the adjustment you have
made.
Language
OSD Duration
• When you are at the Main Menu, pressing this
button exits the LCD OSD.
Reset
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Adjusts the color quality of the display. You can
adjust the “warmth” value, color balance, etc. The
Adjust Color selection has a further submenu that
lets you fine tune the RGB values.
Selects the language that the LCD OSD displays
its menus in (English, French, German, Spanish
or Italian).
Lets you set the amount of time that the OSD
displays on the screen. If there is no input for the
amount of time you choose, the OSD display turns
off.
Resets the menu and submenu adjustments
(except for language settings) to the original
factory default settings.
5. Installation
(continued)
5.5 Single-Station Installation
To set up your console KVM switch, refer to the following steps and
installation diagram.
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Connect a P778-Series USB/PS2 Combo KVM Cable Kit between
an available KVM port on the back of the unit and a computer/
server. P778-Series Cable Kits allow you to connect to a computer
with either USB or PS/2* keyboard/mouse ports, without the need
for separate cables. Note: The distance between the KVM and the
connected computer must not exceed 33 ft. (10 m).
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Repeat step 3 for each additional computer you wish to connect.
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Connect the LAN port on the back of the unit to the network using
Cat5e/6 cable.
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Connect the included power cord to the C14 jack on the back of
the unit, and then plug it into a Tripp Lite Surge Protector, PDU or
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
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First power ON the KVM switch, and then power on the connected
computers.
Note: The B020-U08-19-IP model is shown in the below diagram.
The B020-U16-19-IP model differs only in the number of KVM ports.
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Power OFF all computers that are being connected to the KVM
switch.
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(Optional) Add an external console to the KVM by connecting
the included USB/PS2 console cable kit to the console port on
the back of the unit, and then connecting an external monitor
(HD15), keyboard (USB or PS/2) and mouse (USB or PS/2) to
the connectors on the cable kit. An additional USB port is located
on the front keyboard panel of the unit as a more convenient
alternative to the external mouse port on the back of the unit.
*When connecting to computers using the PS/2 connectors of a P778-Series Cable Kit,
the Mouse Sync Mode setting must be set to Manual in order to access the computer
over IP. If Mouse Sync Mode is set to Automatic, you will not have mouse functionality
when accessing that computer over IP. This setting is set to Manual by default. (See page
50 for details on changing this setting via the Web Management Interface, or page 40
to change it via the Remote OSD.)
5.6 Multiple Station (Daisy-Chained) Installation
To control even more computers, up to 31 B020-U08 KVM Switches can be daisy-chained down from the first station.
Note: As many as 264 computers can be controlled from the unit’s integrated console in a complete installation.
To set up a daisy-chained installation:
1. Ensure that power to all the connected devices has been turned off.
2. Connect the included USB/PS2 Combo Console Cable Kit to the console
connector on the back of the unit, then connect a monitor, mouse and keyboard
to the appropriate connectors on the cable kit. The distance between the external
console and the KVM switch must not exceed 66 ft. (20 m).
3. Use a daisy-chain cable (described in the Cables section) to connect the Chain
Out port of the parent unit to the Chain In port of the child unit. The distance
between any two KVM switches in a daisy-chain must not exceed 49 ft. (15
m). The distance between the first KVM switch and the last KVM switch in a
daisy-chain must not exceed 328 ft. (100 m), regardless of the number of KVM
switches in the entire chain.
4. Use a KVM cable kit (described in the Cables section) to connect the keyboard,
video and mouse ports of a computer to any available port on the KVM switch.
The distance between the KVM switch and each connected computer must not
exceed 33 ft. (10 m).
B020-U08-19-IP /
B020-U16-19-IP
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B020-U08
5. Repeat the above steps for any additional KVM switches and computers you wish
to add to the chain.
6. To power up the installation:
a. Plug in the power adapter for the first station. Wait a few seconds to allow the
unit to determine its Station ID.
b. Plug in the power adapters for each subsequent station in the installation (i.e.
second station, third station, etc.). Each KVM switch has an LED display on its
front panel to indicate its Station ID (the Station ID for the first station is 01,
the ID for the second station is 02, the ID for the third station is 03, etc.).
In each case, wait for the Station ID to be displayed on the Station ID LED before
plugging in the next station.
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5.7 Network Setup-IP Address Configuration
In order to configure a fixed IP address, you will need to access the KVM switch in one of three ways; Local Console, IP Installer or Browser.
5.7.1 Local Console
Note: The local console OSD only allows you to configure IPv4
network settings. For IPv6, access the Web Management Interface or
Remote Session OSD.
1. When accessing the console KVM switch for the first time, a
prompt will appear asking for a Username and Password. The
default Username is administrator, and the default Password is
password. For security purposes, it is strongly recommended that
you change the username and password on this account to something unique. (See User Management on page 32 for details.)
When you have entered your username and password, the OSD
will appear with the following page displayed.
2. Press the [F4] key to bring up the OSD Admin page.
3. In the OSD Admin page, highlight SET IP ADDRESS and press the
[Enter] key.
5. In the remaining fields, enter in the IP address, subnet mask and
default gateway you want to assign to the KVM switch.
4. DHCP – The first field allows you to enable or disable DHCP. When
enabled, the KVM is assigned an IP address by the DHCP server.
This setting is enabled by default. To disable the DHCP setting and
set up a fixed IP address, press the [Spacebar] key. Once the
DHCP is disabled, you will be allowed to edit the remaining fields
in the SET IP ADDRESS screen.
6. Press the [Esc] key to exit the SET IP ADDRESS screen, and to
pull up a prompt asking if you wish to save the settings you just
entered. If you do not wish to save the settings, press the [N]
key. If you do wish to save the settings, press the [Y] key. Upon
pressing the [Y] key, the settings will be saved and the KVM will
be reset.
5.7.2 IP Installer
Computers that are running Windows can use the IP Installer utility
found in the included CD to assign an IP address to the KVM.
3. The IP Installer searches the network and displays all B020-U0819-IP
and B020-U16-19-IP KVM Switches it finds in the device list.
If your device does not show up in the list, click the Enumerate
button to refresh the device list. If more than one of the same
KVM switch models shows up in the list, locate the desired device
using the Mac address located on the bottom of the console KVM.
Once you have located your device in the list, highlight it.
Note: The IP Installer Settings section located in the Network page
of the KVM’s web management interface must be enabled in order to
use the IP Installer to assign an IP address. (See page 42 for details.)
This setting is enabled by default.
1. Save the IP Installer.exe file from the CD to a desired location on a
computer that is on the same network as the KVM switch.
4. From here you can choose between the following two options:
Obtain an IP address automatically (DHCP) or Specify an IP
address. If you choose to assign your own address, fill in the
IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway fields with information
appropriate to your network (IPv4 or IPv6). Click on the Set IP
button to apply the new network settings to the selected KVM
switch.
2. Locate the IP Installer.exe file that you just saved and double-click
on it. A screen similar to the one below will appear:
5. After the new IP address shows up in the device list, click the Exit
button to exit the IP Installer.
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5.7.3 Browser/Non-Browser Client
By default, the KVM switch is set to have an IP address assigned
automatically via DHCP server. If this is the case, you will need to
obtain the IP address from your network administrator. If connected to
a network without a DHCP server, it boots with a default IP address.
The default IPv4 and IPv6 addresses can be found on the sticker on
the bottom of the unit.
5. By default, the Obtain IP address automatically [DHCP] checkbox
is checked. To set a fixed IP address, check the Set IP address
manually [Fixed IP] check box in the IPv4 or IPv6 settings section,
depending on your network.
6. The IP Address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway fields will be
activated upon checking the Set IP address manually [Fixed IP]
checkbox. Fill in these fields with information appropriate for your
network.
1. Enter the unit’s IP address into your web browser.
2. You may be prompted by a screen stating that there is a problem
with this website’s security certificate. Click on the option to
continue to the website anyway. (See Web Browser Login section
for details on installing the security certificate)
7. As with the IP Address settings, the DNS Server settings can be
obtained automatically or assigned manually. To manually enter
these settings, check the Set DNS server address manually
checkbox and fill in the Preferred DNS server and Alternate DNS
server fields with information appropriate for your network.
3. You will be brought to a login page. Enter the default Username
(administrator), and the default Password (password). The Web
Management Interface will open upon entering the Username
and Password. It is strongly recommended that you change these
to a unique Username and Password (see Changing the Super
Administrator Login section for instructions).
Note: The Alternate DNS server field is optional.
8. When you have entered the IP Address and DNS Server settings,
click the Save button. When you log out, the unit will be reset and
your network changes will be applied.
4. Click on the Device Managment icon at the top of the page, then
click Network in the subsections to open the Network settings
page.
See section 7.3.2 Network in this manual for complete information on
the rest of the settings on this page.
5.7.4 Changing the Super Administrator Login
To change the default Super Administrator Username and Password,
do the following:
The User Information page appears:
1. At the top of the OSD page, click User Management.
Since this is the first time the page is being accessed, only the
Super Administrator appears:
3. Change the Username and Password to something unique.
2. Click Administrator in the left panel; or, select Administrator in the
central panel and click the Modify button at the bottom of the
page.
4. Re-enter the password to confirm it is correct.
5. Click Save.
6. When the dialog box informing you that the change completed
successfully appears, click OK.
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6. KVM Operation
Computers connected to the KVM switch can be accessed via the local console or over IP. This chapter discusses the basic operation of the KVM
switch, both locally and remotely.
6.1 Sharing USB Peripheral Devices
The USB 1.1 port on the LCD panel of the console KVM switch can be used to share USB peripherals between connected computers. Simply
connect a USB device to this port, and any connected computer you switch to will have access to the device. The USB peripheral sharing
functionality works the same whether you are accessing the connected computers via the local console or over IP.
Note: The following limitations apply to the USB peripheral port:
1. This port serves as a 1 port USB 1.1 hub; USB 2.0 devices can be connected, but will not function as designed.
2. USB peripherals can only be shared among computers that are connected to the KVM switch via the USB connectors on the P778-Series
USB/PS2 Combo KVM Cable Kit.
3. USB peripherals can only be shared among computers that are connected to the KVM switch that the USB peripheral is plugged into. If a
USB peripheral is plugged into the USB 1.1 port of the third KVM switch in a daisy-chain installation, only computers connected to that KVM
can access the USB peripheral; computers connected to any other KVM in the installation will not be able to access the USB peripheral.
4. When accessing a USB peripheral on a connected computer, it is recommended that you properly eject the device before switching to another
computer. When switching computers, the device is automatically disconnected from the previous computer and connected to the next, as if it
was manually unplugged from a USB port on one computer and then plugged into the USB port of another computer.
6.2 Powering Off and Restarting
If it becomes necessary to power off the KVM switch, follow this procedure:
1. Shut down all computers connected to the KVM switch. If you are powering off multiple computers in a daisy-chain installation, shut down all
computers connected to each KVM switch you are powering off.
Note: It is necessary to unplug any computers that have the Keyboard Power On function. If left on, the KVM switch will continue to receive
power via these computers.
2. Turn off the KVM switch (console KVM only) and unplug the KVM switch from its power source. Power OFF and unplug each additional KVM
switch in succession.
3. Wait 10 seconds and then plug the KVM switch, starting with the first station, back into its power source. Turn on the power to the KVM
switch (console KVM only).
4. Once the first station KVM switch has ascertained its position in the daisy-chain, power on and plug in the next KVM switch in the installation.
Follow this procedure for each additional KVM switch in the installation.
5. Once all KVM switches in the installation have been powered back ON, turn on the power to all connected computers.
6.3 Local Console Login
When accessing the console KVM switch for the first time, a prompt
will appear asking for a username and password. The default
username is administrator, and the default password is password.
For security purposes, it is strongly recommended that you change the
username and password on this account to something unique. Once
the KVM has been set up and user accounts have been created, the
login prompt will only appear when a user logs out of the KVM. When
you have entered your username and password, the OSD will appear
with the following page displayed.
Note: When using the [Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock] OSD invocation
sequence, you must hold down the [Fn] key, as the [Scroll Lock] key
is part of the [Num Lock] key.
Note: 1) The diagram depicts the Administrator’s Main Screen. The User Main Screen does not have the F4 and F6 functions, since they can’t
be accessed by ordinary Users and are reserved for the Administrator.
2) OSD always starts in List view, with the highlight bar at the same position it was when the OSD was last closed.
3) Only the ports that have been set accessible by the Administrator for the currently logged in User are visible.
4) If the port list is collapsed into stations, simply click on the plus sign next to the desired station number, or highlight the desired station
number and hit the [Enter] key.
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6.4 Local Console Port Access
Once logged into the KVM, you can access connected computers via the local console using the Local Console OSD, Local Console Pushbuttons
or Hotkey Commands. The following sections describe all of the ways in which you can access connected computers via the local console.
6.4.1 Local Console OSD Invocation Sequence
Once logged into the KVM switch and accessing a connected computer, you will need to use one of two sequences to re-open the OSD Main
Menu; [Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock] or [Ctrl, Ctrl]. (See page 27 for details on changing this hotkey sequence.) The default OSD invocation
sequence is [Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock].
6.4.2 Local Console OSD Navigation
When in the Local Console OSD, you can use your keyboard and mouse to access its features.
• To close out of the Local Console OSD, click the [X] at the upper right corner of the OSD or press the [Esc] key.
• To logout, press the [F8] key, click the F8 at the top of the OSD, or click the zZz symbol in the upper right hand corner of the OSD.
• To move through the OSD list one line at a time, click the up and down triangle symbols ( , ) or use the [ ] and [ ] keyboard keys. If there
are more entries than appear on the screen, the screen will scroll.
• To move up or down one screen at a time, click the Up and Down Arrow symbols ( , ), or use the [Pg Up] and [Pg Dn] keyboard keys. If
there are more entries than appear on the screen, the screen will scroll.
• To activate a port, double-click it, or highlight it and press the [Enter] key. Once a port is accessed, the OSD will close and the screen of the
computer connected to the port will be displayed.
6.4.3 Local Console OSD Main Screen Headings
SN
The Station Number of each KVM in the installation will be displayed in this column. The Station Number of each KVM switch will be displayed as
an expandable folder, which can be expanded to show all of the KVM ports in the corresponding station, or collapsed to hide them.
PN
The port numbers of each KVM in the installation are displayed in this column. If the individual stations are collapsed, their port numbers will not
be displayed.
QV
An arrow in this column indicates that the corresponding port is selected for Quick View scanning.
A sun symbol in this column indicates that a computer is both connected to the corresponding port and powered ON.
NAME
If a port has been given a name, its name appears in this column.
6.4.4 Local Console OSD F1 GOTO Function
Click F1 at the top of the OSD or press the [F1] key to activate the GOTO function. GOTO allows you to search the ports on the installation by
keying in a Name or Port ID (see page 14 for details on Port IDs). As you type in a Name or Port ID, the OSD list will automatically display all
ports in the installation that match your search terms. To access a port from the list, simply double-click on it or highlight it and press the [Enter]
key. To exit GOTO mode and return to the OSD main page, press the [Esc] key.
• To search by Name, type [1] into the field that appears when the GOTO function is activated; a Name field will appear. Type in a name to
display all accessible ports in the installation that match your entry.
• To search by Port ID, type [2] into the field that appears when the GOTO function is activated; a Port ID field will appear. Type in a port ID to
display all accessible ports in the installation that match your entry.
6.4.5 Local Console OSD F5 Skip Function
Skip Mode allows connected computers to be accessed using the [ ], [ ], [ ] and [ ] keys on the keyboard. To invoke Skip Mode via the local
console OSD, click F5 at the top of the OSD or press the [F5] key. When invoked, the KVM displays the screen of the last selected port, with a
left/right triangle symbol next to the port’s port ID to signify it is being accessed in Skip Mode. The ports accessed in Skip Mode are determined
by the Scan Select setting in the F3 Set page of the local console OSD. (See SCAN/SKIP MODE on page 27 for details.) During Skip Mode,
normal keyboard and mouse functionality is suspended. Keyboard functionality is limited to those keys mentioned in the table below. Mouse
functionality is suspended altogether.
Key
Description
[
]
Skips from the currently selected port to the next accessible port prior to it.
[
]
Skips from the currently selected port to the next accessible port after it.
[ ]
Skips from the currently selected port to the last accessible port on the previous station.
[ ]
[Esc]
[Spacebar]
Skips from the currently selected port to the first accessible port on the next station.
Exits Skip Mode at the currently selected port.
Exits Skip Mode at the currently selected port.
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6.4.6 Local Console OSD F6 Broadcast Mode (BRC)
Broadcast Mode is an Administrator-ONLY function. Clicking the F6 at the top of the OSD or pressing the [F6] key invokes Broadcast Mode.
When this function is in effect, commands sent from the console are broadcast to all available computers on the installation. 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. Broadcast Mode works in conjunction with the F2 LIST function. The F2 LIST function (see page 26 for details) lets you
select which ports will be displayed on the OSD main screen. When a command is broadcast, it is done only to the ports currently displayed on
the OSD main screen.
• A speaker symbol appears before the Port ID Display to indicate Broadcast Mode is in effect.
• The mouse will not function while Broadcast Mode is in effect. You must exit Broadcast Mode in order to regain control of the mouse.
• To exit Broadcast Mode, invoke the OSD (with the OSD hotkey), and then click F6 at the top of the OSD or press the [F6] key.
6.4.7 Local Console OSD F7 Auto Scan Function
Auto Scan Mode allows connected computers to be accessed automatically at set time intervals. To invoke Auto Scan Mode via the local console
OSD, click F7 at the top of the OSD or press the [F7] key. When invoked, the KVM begins scanning according to the Scan Select and Scan
Duration settings in the F3 Set page of the local console OSD (see page 27 for details). During an auto scan, normal keyboard and mouse
functionality is suspended. Keyboard functionality is limited to the [Spacebar] key (exits auto scan at the currently selected port), [Esc] key (exits
auto scan at the currently selected port) and the [P] key (pauses auto scan at the currently selected port). Mouse functionality is suspended
altogether.
6.4.8 Local Console OSD F8 Logout Function
To logout of the KVM switch, click on the F8 at the top of the page or press the [F8] key. You will be prompted to confirm that you wish to
logout. Press the [Y] key if yes, or the [N] key if no. When logged out, the username and password screen will appear, requiring a username and
password to be entered to access the KVM.
6.4.9 Local Console Pushbuttons
In addition to using the local console OSD to access connected computers, you can access them using the Port and Station pushbuttons located
on the keyboard panel of the built-in console. Next to each set of pushbuttons is an LED that indicates which Port and Station currently has the
focus of the KVM.
• To toggle between the ports on the selected KVM, press the Port up/down buttons.
• To toggle between the KVMs in the installation, press the Station up/down buttons.
6.4.10 Local Console Hotkey Commands
Num Lock and Minus (-) keys
1. Press and hold down the [Num Lock] key.
2. While the [Num Lock] key is held down, press and release the [-]
Minus key.
3. After releasing the [-] Minus key, release the [Num Lock] key.
When accessing a connected computer via the local console, you can
use hotkey commands to operate the KVM switch instead of going
back into the OSD. This chapter discusses the available hotkeys and
their functions. Below is a list of the various hotkeys, broken up into
those for port control and those that perform other functions.
Port Control Hotkeys
• Selecting the active port
• Auto Scan Mode port switching
• Skip Mode port switching
Control and F12 keys
1. Press and hold down the [Ctrl] key.
2. While the [Ctrl] key is held down, press and release the [F12] key.
3. After releasing the [F12] key, release the [Ctrl] key.
Other Hotkeys
• Computer keyboard and mouse reset
• Setting the Beeper
• Setting the Quick Hotkey
• Setting the OSD Hotkey
• Setting the Port Operating System
• Restoring the OSD default values
When Hotkey Mode has been invoked:
• The monitor goes blank and the hotkey command line is displayed.
This is where you will enter in the hotkey commands described in
this chapter.
• The [Caps Lock] and [Scroll Lock] keyboard LEDs will blink in
succession.
• Ordinary keystrokes will be suspended until Hotkey Mode is exited.
Hotkey Mode is exited once a hotkey command is performed, or by
pressing the [Esc] or [Spacebar] keys.
Invoking the Hotkey Mode
All hotkey operations begin by invoking Hotkey Mode. In order for
Hotkey Mode to work, it must be activated in the KVM’s OSD (see
page 27 for details on OSD hotkey activation). By default, Hotkey
Mode is enabled. There are two sequences that can be used to
invoke Hotkey Mode, both of which are explained below. You can
toggle between these two sequences using the OSD. (See page 27
for details on switching the Hotkey Mode invocation sequence.) The
[Num Lock] and [-] Minus keys are the default invocation keys.
Port ID Numbering
• Each CPU port in an installation is assigned a unique Port ID. The
Port ID is made up of two parts, a Station Number and a Port
Number.
• The Station Number is a two-digit number that identifies the
switch’s position in the daisy chain installation. This corresponds to
the number displayed on the Station ID LED.
• The Port Number is a two-digit number which identifies the port
number of the KVM switch that the computer is connected to.
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• The Station Number precedes the Port Number.
• Station and Port numbers are always 2 digits, so 1 - 9 becomes 01 09. For example, a computer attached to Port 7 of Station 15 has
a Port ID of 15-07.
Hotkey Beeper Control
To toggle the Beeper on and off, key in the following hotkey combination:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode.
2. Key in [B]. After you press [B], the Beeper toggles On or Off. The
command line displays Beeper On or Beeper Off for one second; then
the message disappears and you automatically exit Hotkey Mode.
Selecting the Active Port
You can directly access a port by doing the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode.
2. Enter the Port ID. The Port ID numbers appear on the command
line as they are entered. To correct a mistake, use [Backspace] to
erase the wrong number.
3. Press the [Enter] key; the KVM switches to the designated
computer and you automatically exit Hotkey Mode.
Computer Keyboard/Mouse Reset
If the keyboard or mouse ceases to function for a particular port,
you can perform a keyboard/mouse reset via the hotkey command
below. This performs the same function as unplugging/re-plugging
the keyboard and mouse on the connected computer. To perform a
keyboard/mouse reset, do the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode.
2. Press the [F5] key. After pressing the [F5] key, you exit Hotkey Mode
and the KVM switch performs a keyboard/mouse reset for the currently
selected computer. (This may take a few seconds to take affect.)
Auto Scan Mode
When invoked, Auto Scan Mode monitors the connected computers
automatically at regular intervals so that you don’t have to manually
switch between them. When in Auto Scan Mode, the KVM switch
monitors the connected computers per the Scan Select and Scan
Duration settings in the F3 Set page of the local console OSD (see
page 27 for details). To invoke Auto Scan Mode, follow these steps:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode.
2. Key in [A] and hit the [Enter] key. (You can also key in [Q] instead
of [A].) You automatically exit Hotkey Mode and enter Auto Scan
Mode.
3. Auto Scan Mode can be paused at any time by pressing the [P]
key or left-clicking the mouse. To resume scanning, press any key
or left-click the mouse.
4. To exit Auto Scan Mode, press the [Esc] key or [Spacebar] key.
Note: While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard and
mouse functions are suspended; only Auto Scan Mode compliant
keystrokes and mouse clicks can be input. You must exit Auto Scan
Mode in order to regain normal control of the console.
Hotkey Mode Invocation Sequence
The hotkey sequence to invoke Hotkey Mode can be toggled via
hotkey command as well as the local console OSD. (See page 27 for
changing the Hotkey Mode invocation sequence via OSD.) To toggle
the invocation sequence between [Num Lock, Minus] and [Ctrl,
F12], do the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode.
2. Press the [H] key. After pressing the [H] key, the hotkey mode
invocation sequence is changed and the text HOTKEY HAS BEEN
CHANGED briefly appears on the monitor. Hotkey Mode is then
exited and you regain normal operation of the KVM switch.
OSD Invocation Sequence
The hotkey sequence to invoke the OSD can be toggled via hotkey
command as well as the local console OSD. (See page 27 for
changing this sequence via the OSD.) This hotkey sets the invocation
sequence for both the Local Console OSD and the Remote OSD. To
toggle the invocation sequence between [Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock]
and [Ctrl, Ctrl], do the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode.
2. Press the [T] key. After pressing the [T] key, the local console OSD
invocation sequence is changed and the text HOTKEY HAS BEEN
CHANGED briefly appears on the monitor. Hotkey Mode is then
exited and you regain normal operation of the KVM switch.
Skip Mode
Skip Mode allows connected computers to be accessed using the [
], [ ], [ ] and [ ] keys on the keyboard. This manual version of
Auto Scan Mode lets you dwell on a particular port for as long as you
like. To invoke Skip Mode, follow these steps:.
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode.
2. Press the [ ], [ ], [ ] or [ ] key.
3. After pressing one of the arrow keys, you automatically exit Hotkey
Mode and enter Skip Mode. When in Skip Mode, you can switch
ports as follows:
• The [ ] key skips from the current port to the first accessible
port prior to it.
• The [ ] key skips from the current port to the first accessible
port after it.
• The [ ] key skips from the current port to the last accessible
port of the previous station.
• The [ ] key skips from the current port to the first accessible
port of the next station.
4. To exit Skip Mode, press the [Esc] key.
Note:
1. While Skip Mode is in effect, you can keep on skipping through
ports until you exit.
2. During Skip Mode, ordinary keyboard and mouse functions are
suspended—only Skip Mode compliant keystrokes can be input.
You must exit Skip Mode in order to regain normal control of the
console.
Port OS Control
In addition to choosing the operating system for a connected port via
the local console OSD (see page 28 for details), administrators can
set the port operating system via hotkey command. To change a port’s
operating system via hotkey, do the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode.
2. Key in [Function], where [Function] represents one of the following:
a) [F1] – Sets the Operating System to Windows.
b) [F2] – Sets the Operating System to Mac.
c) [F3] – Sets the Operating System to Sun.
After pressing one of these keys, the operating system will be changed
for the selected port and you will exit Hotkey Mode.
Restore Default Values
This Administrator-ONLY hotkey restores the KVM switch to its default
values. (See page 28 for details on restoring the KVM default values
via OSD.) To restore the default values via hotkey, do the following:
1. Invoke Hotkey Mode.
2. Press the [R] key.
3. Hit the [Enter] key. After hitting the [Enter] key, the text RESET TO
DEFAULT SETTING is briefly displayed, and then Hotkey Mode is exited.
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Hotkey Summary Table
Note: All of the hotkey commands in this table require Hotkey Mode to be invoked prior to implementing the hotkey command. (See page 14 for
details on invoking Hotkey Mode.)
Hotkey Operation
Hotkey Command
Description
Selecting the active port
[Station ID], [Port ID], [Enter]
Switches the KVM focus to the Station and Port entered in this command. (See page
14 for details on Port ID numbering.)
Auto Scan mode
[A], [Enter] or
[Q], [Enter]
Invokes Auto Scan Mode. Press the [P] key at any time during an auto scan to pause
on the currently selected computer. Press the [Esc] key or [Spacebar] key to exit Auto
Scan Mode at the currently selected computer.
Hotkey beeper control
[B]
Toggles the beeper sound ON/OFF.
Port OS (Windows)
[F1]
(Administrator-only hotkey) Sets the OS of the currently selected port as Windows.
Port OS (Mac)
[F2]
(Administrator-only hotkey) Sets the OS of the currently selected port as Mac.
Port OS (Sun)
[F3]
(Administrator-only hotkey) Sets the OS of the currently selected port as Sun.
Computer keyboard/mouse reset
[F5]
Performs a keyboard/mouse reset for the currently selected computer.
Hotkey mode invocation sequence
[H]
Toggles the sequence to invoke Hotkey Mode between [Num Lock, Minus] and [Ctrl,
F12].
OSD invocation sequence
[T]
Toggles the sequence to invoke the OSD between [Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock] and [Ctrl,
Ctrl]. Sets the invocation sequence for both the Local Console OSD and the Remote
OSD.
Restore default values
[R], [Enter]
(Administrator-only hotkey) Restores the OSD to its default values. Restores both the
Local Console OSD and the Remote OSD.
Skip Mode/Previous port
[
]
When typed into the hotkey command line, this key invokes Skip Mode. When in Skip
Mode, this key switches KVM focus to the port prior to the currently selected port.
Skip Mode/Next port
[
]
When typed into the hotkey command line, this key invokes Skip Mode. When in Skip
Mode, this key switches KVM focus to the port after the currently selected port.
Skip Mode/Previous station
[ ]
When typed into the hotkey command line, this key invokes Skip Mode. When in Skip
Mode, this key switches KVM focus to the last port on the station prior to the currently
selected port.
Skip Mode/ Next station
[ ]
When typed into the hotkey command line, this key invokes Skip Mode. When in Skip
Mode, this key switches KVM focus to the first port on the station after the currently
selected port.
6.5 Logging Into the KVM over IP
There are three methods that can be used to connect to the KVM switch over IP; Web Browser, AP Windows Client and AP Java Client.
6.5.1 Browser Login
The B020-Series KVM Switches can be accessed via Internet browser from any platform that has the Java Runtime Environment 6, Update 3, or
higher installed. If you do not have the required JRE already installed, it is available for free download from the Java web site: www.java.com
Note: Windows 7 users must run Internet Explorer as an administrator for the Active X control to work properly. If you do not run Internet Explorer
as an administrator, you will not be able to access the connected computers.
To access the switch via browser, do the following:
1. Open the browser and specify the IP address of the B020-Series KVM Switch you want to access, as given to you by your system
administrator.
Note: For security purposes, a login string may have been set by the administrator. If so, you must include a forward slash and the login
string along with the IP address when you log in. (For example, a computer with a login string of B020-U08-IP would have a URL such as
192.168.0.100/ B020-U08-IP.)
2. When you try to log into the device from your browser, a Security Alert message appears to inform you that the device’s certificate is not
trusted, and asks if you want to proceed. The certificate can be trusted, but the alert is triggered because the certificate’s name is not found
on Microsoft’s list of Trusted Authorities.
You have two options:
• If you are working on a computer other than your own, accept the certificate for just this session by clicking Yes.
• If you are working at your own computer, install the certificate. After the certificate is installed, it will be recognized as trusted. To install the
certificate, do the following:
a) In the Security Alert dialog box, click View Certificate. The Certificate Information dialog box appears.
Note: You may need to run Internet Explorer as an Administrator in order to view and install the certificate.
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b) Click Install Certificate.
c) Follow the Installation Wizard to complete the installation. Unless you have a specific reason to choose otherwise, accept the default
options.
d) When the Wizard presents a caution screen, click Yes.
e) Click Finish to complete the installation and click OK to close the dialog box. The certificate is now trusted.
Upon installing the certificate or accepting the unrecognized certificate for the current session, the browser login dialog box appears.
3. Provide a valid Username and Password (set by the KVM switch’s administrator), and click Login to bring up the OSD Main Page.
Note: If you supply an invalid login, the authentication routine will return an Invalid Username or Password message. If you see this message,
log in again being careful to enter the correct Username and Password.
6.5.2 AP Windows Client Login
In some cases, the Administrator may not want the B020-Series KVM Switches to be available via browser. The Windows AP Client allows
Windows systems users access to the KVM switch without having to go through a browser.
The AP Windows Client can be found in the Download Section of the OSD or on the CD that came with your B020-Series KVM Switch. If you do
not have access to the CD, and browser access to the KVM switch has already been disabled, you will need to obtain the file from your system
administrator. Once you have saved the AP Windows Client, go to its location and double-click the WinClient.exe icon to bring up the Windows
Client Connection Screen.
Notes:
• If you have trouble opening the AP Windows Client, save it to your desktop and try again.
• If you supply an invalid login, the authentication routine will return an Invalid Username or Password message. If you see this message, log in
again being careful to enter the correct Username and Password.
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The Connection Screen
A description of the contents of the Connection Screen is given in the following table:
Item
Menu Bar
Server List
Server
Description
The Menu Bar contains two menus; File and Help. The File Menu allows the operator to Create, Save, and Open Work files.
Each time the WinClient.exe file is run, it searches the User’s LAN segment for B020-Series KVM Switches, and lists the ones it finds
in this box. Double-click on any of the units in this list to connect to it.
Note: For a switch to show up in the Server List, the Enable Device List check box in the Operating Mode page (see Operating Mode
section under Device Management in OSD Operation for details) must be checked and the Program service port in the Network page
(see Network section under Device Management in OSD Operation for details) must be set to the same number as in the AP Windows
Client Port field.
This area is used when you want to connect to a B020-Series KVM Switch at a remote location.
• Click on the IP drop-down and select an address from the list. If the address you want is not listed, key in the target IP address in
the IP field, and its port number in the Port field.
• When the IP address and port number have been specified, click Connect to bring up a login dialog box. Provide a Username and
Password as provided by your system administrator and click OK to establish a connection with the B020-Series KVM Switch.
Message List
Switch to Remote View
• When you have finished with your session, click Disconnect to end the connection.
Lists status messages regarding the connection to the B020-Series KVM Switch.
Once a remote connection with a B020-Series KVM Switch has been established, this button becomes active. Click it to switch to the
KVM Switch’s Main OSD Page.
The File Menu
The File Menu allows the operator to Create, Save, and Open Work Files. A Work File consists of all the information specified in a Client session.
This includes the items in the Server List and Server IP List.
Whenever a user runs the Client program, it opens with the values contained in the current Work File, i.e. the values that were in effect when the
program was last closed.
The File menu consists of three items:
Item
New
Open
Save
Exit
Description
Allows the user to create a named work file so that its values will not be lost and will be available for future use
Allows the user to open a previously saved work file and use the values contained in it
Allows the user to save the values presently in effect as the current work file
Exits the AP Windows Client
6.5.3 AP Java Client Login
In those cases in which the Administrator does not want the B020Series KVM Switch to be available via browser and the remote user is
not running Windows, the AP Java Client provides access to the KVM
switch.
After downloading the AP Java Client, go to the location on your hard
disk where you downloaded the program and double-click on it to
bring up the connection screen. The AP Java Client connection screen
is the same as the Windows version, except that it does not contain a
menu bar with File and Help menus.
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1. If your KVM is displayed in the Server List, connect to it by highlighting it and clicking on the Connect button.
Note: For a switch to show up in the Server List, the Enable Device List checkbox in the Operating Mode page (see 7.2.13 Operating Mode
for details) must be checked and the Program server port must match what is set in the Network page (see 7.2.14 Network for details)
2. If your KVM does not display in the Server List, enter in its IP address in the IP server field and click the Connect button.
3. Upon clicking the connect button, you will be prompted to enter your username and password. Enter in your username and password and
press OK.
4. When connected, the Remote View button will be activated. Click on it to access the KVM remotely. Click on the Disconnect button to log out
of the KVM switch.
6.6 Remote Session Operation
All the ports that a user is permitted to access are listed in the Port
Selection panel at the left of the page. Ports to which users do not
have access will not be displayed in their OSD. Double-click a port
icon to access the device attached to it. Once you switch to a port, its
screen displays on your monitor. Depending on whether you have Full
Access or View Only access to the port, you may or may not be able
to operate the remote computer using your keyboard and mouse.
After you have successfully logged in (see Logging Into the B020Series KVM Switch section), the B020-Series KVM Switch OSD Main
Page appears with the Port Access tab selected:
Note: The AP Client and Local Console versions feature a Control
Panel in the top center of the screen that appears when scrolled
over with the mouse. The web browser version’s Control Panel is only
available when a port has been accessed. (See Control Panel section
for details.)
6.6.1 Control Panel
The Control Panel is provided as a way for the user to optimize and control the remote session. Regardless of whether you initiated a remote
session via the Windows or Java browser and non-browser clients, the control panel and its functionality remain the same. To display the Control
Panel, hover your mouse pointer over the top-center of the remote screen.
The Control Panel consists of an icon bar at the top and two text bars at the bottom. When the mouse pointer is hovered over an icon, the
description of the icon is displayed in the text bar. When the mouse pointer is not over an icon, the text bars display the video resolution of the
selected computer and the IP address of the KVM switch. You can drag the control panel to any location on the remote screen by hovering over
the text bar, and then clicking-and-dragging it. Each of the icons contained in the Control Panel and their functionality is explained in the sections
that follow.
Always on Top / Auto Hide – Click this button to toggle between displaying the control panel all the time, or to allow it to disappear after
a few seconds of inactivity.
Hotkeys / Macros – The Hotkeys / Macros page allows the user to use Hotkeys and Macros to manipulate the remote computers. The
user can enable/disable hotkeys, and create/edit User Macros. The sections that follow describe how these features work.
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Hotkeys
Various configuration actions related to the keyboard, video and mouse can be performed via hotkey combinations. The Hotkey setup utility is
accessed by clicking on the Hotkey / Macros icon and then clicking on the Hotkeys button at the top of the screen. The Hotkeys screen displays
the available hotkeys and their corresponding hotkey combinations.
By default, the only hotkeys that are enabled are the Exit Remote Location and Substitute Alt Key hotkeys. To enable/disable a hotkey, simply
check/uncheck the box to the left of it. To change a hotkeys command sequence, follow the steps below.
1. Highlight the desired hotkey and click on the Set Hotkey button.
2. Key in the desired hotkey combination, one key at a time. The keys will be displayed in the hotkey column as they are entered.
Note: Clicking the Cancel button will cancel the recording process. Clicking on the Clear button will delete any keys that you entered while
keeping the recording process active.
3. When finished entering the hotkey sequence, click on the Save button.
Note: Clicking the Reset button will restore all of the default hotkey command sequences, and enable/disable defaults. You can use the same
function keys for more than one hotkey command sequence, as long as the first key is not the same. For example, you can use [F1, F2, F3]
for one action and [F2, F1, F3] for another, but you cannot use [F1, F3, F2] once [F1, F2, F3] has been used.
The table below lists the default hotkeys, along with a description of their functions and their default command sequences.
Hotkey
Exit Remote Location
Adjust Video
Toggle Control Panel
Adjust Mouse
Video Auto-Sync
Show/Hide Local Cursor
Substitute Ctrl Key
Substitute Alt Key
Description
Closes you out of a remote session.
Opens the Video Settings screen.
Toggles the Control Panel off and on. When off, you will not be able to access the control panel.
When the local and remote mouse pointers go out of sync, this command brings them back together again.
Performs a video auto-sync.
Toggles the local mouse pointer on/off.
By default, hotkey combinations that use the Ctrl key, such as [Ctrl, Alt, Delete], get sent to the local computer. This hotkey allows you to set a substitute Ctrl key that can be used for the remote computer.
By default, hotkey combinations that use the Alt key, such as [Ctrl, Alt, Delete], get sent to the local computer. This hotkey allows you to set a substitute Alt key that can be used for the remote computer.
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Command Sequence
[F2, F3, F4]
[F5, F6, F7]
[F3, F4, F5]
[F8, F7, F6]
[F6, F7, F8]
[F4, F5]
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User Macros
The table below describes the contents of the Video Settings screen:
Setting
Screen Position
The User Macros page allows you to add macros to the KVM switch
that can be performed on any of the connected computers using the
Macro List feature of the control panel. (See Macro List section under
Control Panel in Remote Session Operation for details.) By default,
the User Macros page is displayed when the Hotkeys / Macros icon
is clicked on. To display the page when it isn’t selected, click on the
User Macros button at the top of the Hotkeys / Macros screen.
Auto Sync
To create a macro, follow the steps below.
RGB
1. Click the Add button on the right side of the screen.
2. In the name field that appears, key in a name for the macro you
are adding.
3. With the new macro highlighted, click the Record button on the
right side of the screen. Recording will begin and the following
panel will be displayed in the upper-left corner of the remote
screen.
Gamma
Performance
4. Enter in the macro hotkey sequence and then click the Done
button. You will be returned to the User Macros screen, with your
macro name and hotkey combination added to the list. Repeat
this procedure for any additional macros you wish to create.
Color Depth
Control
Note: Clicking the Pause button will pause/unpause the recording
of the hotkey sequence. Clicking the Cancel button will cancel the
recording of the hotkey sequence. Clicking the Show button will
display the hotkeys as they are entered.
Video Quality
Video Settings – The Video Settings screen allows you to
adjust the placement and picture quality of the remote screen.
The quality of the image display has a direct affect on the
keyboard and mouse response time. Higher quality video
results in more information being transferred over the network,
which can cause slow keyboard and mouse response time in
slower networks. Click this icon to open the Video Settings
screen.
Enable Refresh
Transparency
Detect
Tolerance
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Description
Adjust the horizontal and vertical position of the screen
using the Screen Position arrows.
Click this button to automatically detect the vertical and
horizontal position settings of the remote screen. If the local and remote mouse pointers are not synced, performing
this function will normally bring them back into alignment.
If Auto Sync fails to align the screen properly, use the
Screen Position arrows to make manual adjustments.
Move the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) slider bars to adjust
the corresponding color component of the video image.
Check the Set to Grayscale checkbox to display the video
of the remote computer in black and white. If the remote
keyboard and mouse response time is slow or choppy,
checking the Set to Grayscale option can speed them up.
This section allows you to adjust the video display’s
gamma level. This function is discussed in detail in the
Gamma Adjustment section following this table.
Move the slide bar to adjust the video quality based on
your network speed. Higher quality video results in more
information being transferred over the network, which can
cause slow keyboard and mouse response times. Adjust
accordingly to your network speeds.
This setting adjusts this amount of color information being
sent over the network. To enable this setting, check the
Enabled check box. A higher setting will provide more
color, which may slow down keyboard and mouse response
time. A lower setting may improve keyboard and mouse
response times.
Drag the slider bar to adjust the overall quality of the video
of the remote computer. On slower networks, lowering
the video quality can help improve keyboard and mouse
response time.
The remote screen can be set to be redrawn every 1 to
99 seconds, eliminating unwanted artifacts that would
otherwise remain on the screen. Click the Enable Refresh
checkbox to activate this feature, and then enter in the
desired refresh rate.
Adjusts the transparency of the toolbars displayed by the
Windows and Java clients. Move the slider bar until the
transparency is set to the desired level.
This setting governs allowable pixel changes. A high setting
limits changes, resulting in lower video quality and less
data transfer. A low setting allows more changes, resulting
in higher video quality and more data transfer. On slower
networks, a high detect tolerance setting can help improve
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Gamma Adjustment
Snapshot – Clicking this icon will take a screenshot of the
remote computer and save it to the local computer. By default,
snapshots are saved to the local computer’s desktop. The file
type, quality and location can be changed via the Customize
Control Panel page.
If it is necessary to correct the gamma level for the remote computer,
use the Gamma function in the Video Settings screen. Under the
Basic configuration, the gamma drop-down list includes ten preset
and four user defined gamma levels to choose from. Simply select
the desired setting from the drop-down list. To set your own gamma
levels, follow the instructions below.
Message Board – The B020-Series KVM supports multiple
user logins, which can give rise to access conflicts. To alleviate
this problem, a message board feature has been provided that
allows users to communicate with each other.
1. Click the Advanced button to bring up the gamma adjustment
settings.
The buttons on the button bar at the top of the message board are
toggles. The actions for each of these buttons are described in the
table below.
Button
2. Click and drag the diagonal line at as many points as you wish to
achieve the display output you desire. Click the Reset button at
any time to abandon changes and return to the default gamma
settings. Click the Cancel button to abandon changes and close
the Video Settings screen.
Function
Enable/Disable Chat – When disabled, this icon displays next
to the disabled user’s name in the User List panel of all users’
message boards. Messages directed to the disabled user are
not displayed on the message board. The button is shadowed
when chat is disabled.
Occupy/Release Keyboard/Video/Mouse – When you occupy
the KVM, other users cannot see the video, and cannot input
keyboard or mouse data. A prompt will come up on the locked
out users’ monitor stating which user has occupied the KVM.
The button in the message board is shadowed and this icon
displays next to the occupying user’s name in the User List of
all users’ message boards.
3. To save the new gamma settings, select a user defined setting
from the drop-down list and click the Save button. Your gamma
settings will be saved to the selected user defined option.
Video Auto Sync – Click this icon to have the vertical and
horizontal offset values of the remote screen automatically
detected and synchronized with the local screen.
Occupy/Release Keyboard/Mouse – When you occupy the
KVM, other users can see the video, but cannot input keyboard
or mouse data. The button is shadowed and this icon displays
next to the occupying user’s name in the User List of all users’
message boards.
Note: If the local and remote mouse pointers are out of sync,
performing a video auto sync will normally bring them back into
alignment. If the video auto sync fails to align the screen properly,
use the screen position arrows in the Video Settings screen to
make manual adjustments.
User List Panel
Screen Mode – Click this icon to toggle Full Screen mode
on/off. For those accessing the KVM via one of the Windows
clients, right-clicking this icon will toggle Keep Screen Size on/
off. When Keep Screen Size is enabled, turning on Full Screen
mode will not change the size of the remote screen. For
example, remote screens that are set to resolutions lower than
that of the local monitor will be displayed as a box inside of
the local display. When both Keep Screen Size and Full Screen
Mode are enabled, the remote screen will be displayed as a box
with a black background. If Keep Screen Size is disabled and
Full Screen Mode is enabled, the screen will be stretched to fit
the entire local monitor.
• To hide/unhide the User List panel, click on the arrows in the panel
separator.
• The names of all the logged in users appear in the User List panel.
Select the names of the users that you wish to communicate with
before sending your message.
• If a user has disabled chat, its icon displays before that user’s
name.
• If a user has occupied the KVM or the KM, the corresponding icon
displays before that user’s name.
Note: Keep Screen Size can only be toggled on/off when using
one of the Windows clients. When using one of the Java clients,
Keep Screen Size is always enabled.
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Compose Panel
Mouse Sync Mode – Click to toggle between automatic and
manual mouse sync modes. When set to automatic, a green
checkmark appears on the icon. When set to manual, a red x
appears on the icon.
Type your message into this panel and then click the Send button or
press the [Enter] key to post the message to the message board.
Note: You must select the user that you want to communicate with
from the user list. To send a message to all users, simply click All
Users in the user list.
Note: This icon is only active on computers that are connected to
the KVM using a USB SIU. The auto sync functionality only supports
Windows and Mac (G4 and higher), and the adapter attribute OS
setting must be set to Windows or Mac. (See Port Property section
under Port Configuration in OSD Operation for details on the
adapter attribute OS setting.)
Message Display Panel
Messages that users post to the board, as well as system messages,
display in this panel. If you disable chat, messages that get posted do
not appear.
Mac and Linux Considerations
Ctrl – Alt – Delete – Click this icon to send the [Ctrl, Alt,
Delete] command to the remote computer.
A second Mac auto sync setting is available for Mac OS X 10.4.11
and higher. If you find that enabling automatic mouse sync per the
instructions above does not provide satisfactory results, right-click the
mouse in the black text area of the control panel, highlight the Mouse
Sync Mode option and select Automatic for MAC 2.
Set to Grayscale – Click this icon to display the remote video
in black and white. On slower networks, displaying the remote
video in black and white can help improve keyboard and mouse
response time.
Although Linux does not support automatic mouse sync mode, there
is an additional setting in the Mouse Sync Mode drop-down menu for
Redhat AS3.0 systems. If you are having difficulty synchronizing the
local and remote mice, try right-clicking the mouse in the black text
area of the control panel, highlight the Mouse Sync Mode option and
select Automatic for Redhat AS3.0.
Zoom – Click this icon to zoom in on the remote display. You
can choose to display the screen at 100%, 75%, 50% or 25%.
Checking the 1:1 checkbox will keep the screen contents sized
in a 1:1 ratio, regardless of whether you choose to display the
remote session at 100%, 75%, 50% or 25%.
Manual Mouse Synchronization
On-Screen Keyboard – The B020-Series KVM switch features
an on-screen keyboard, available in multiple languages, with all
of the standard keyboard keys for each language. Click this icon
to display the on-screen keyboard.
If the local mouse pointer goes out of sync with the remote system’s
mouse pointer, there are a number of methods to bring them back
into sync.
Before trying any mouse synchronization procedures, it is always a
good idea to ensure that you go to your Mouse Properties Settings
and set them according to the instructions that follow. The Mouse
Properties Settings should be set on the computers attached to the
B020-Series KVM Switch, not the computer you are using to access
it.
Note: In order for the local and remote mice to synchronize, you must
use the generic mouse driver supplied with the MS operating system.
If you have a third party driver installed - such as one supplied by the
mouse manufacturer - you must remove it.
• To switch to a different language keyboard, open the drop-down list
in the upper-right of the on-screen keyboard and select the desired
language.
Windows 2000:
1. Open the Mouse Properties dialog box
• To expand the keyboard to include the number pad, click on the
arrow icon to the right of the language drop-down menu.
2. Click the Motion tab
3. Set the mouse speed to the middle position (6 units in from the
left)
4. Set the mouse acceleration to None
Windows XP and later:
1. Open the Mouse Properties dialog box
2. Click the Pointer Options tab
3. Set the mouse speed to the middle position (6 units in from the
left)
Mouse Pointer – Click to choose how the local and remote
mouse pointers are displayed. You can choose to display Dual
mouse pointers, Crosshairs mouse pointers, the local mouse
pointer as a tiny dot (not available via Java), or only the remote
mouse pointer. Dual mouse pointers display both local and
remote mice as arrows. Crosshairs mouse pointers display the
local mouse as a cross, and the remote mouse pointer as an
arrow. When displaying the local mouse pointer as a tiny dot,
the remote mouse pointer will be displayed as an arrow.
4. Disable Enhance Pointer Precision
Sun / Linux:
Open a terminal session and issue the following command:
Sun: xset m 1
Linux: xset m 0
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Mouse Synchronization Procedures
Customize Control Panel – Click this icon to bring up the
Customize Control Panel screen, which allows you to choose
which icons are displayed in the control panel, as well as edit
some of its features.
If you are having syncing problems after adjusting the mouse
properties, try the following methods to help synchronize the local and
remote mouse pointers.
Note: Mouse synchronization may require several seconds to take
effect. Wait for 15 to 30 seconds to ensure that the mouse has had
enough time to sync.
• When in a remote session, move the mouse pointer to the uppercenter of the screen to open the control panel, and then move it
back into the remote screen. The mouse pointers should align.
• Click the Video Auto Sync icon in the control panel. In most cases,
the local and remote mouse pointers will sync following the video
auto sync.
• Invoke the Adjust Mouse hotkey command (see Hotkeys section
under Control Panel for details). This hotkey command defaults at
F8, F7, F6.
• Adjust the video settings to decrease the amount of information
being transferred over the network. The less data that is being sent,
the faster the response time. In particular, the Quality and Detect
Tolerance settings in the Video Settings screen (see Video Settings
section under Control Panel for details) can help improve keyboard
and mouse response time.
Customize Control Panel – The box on the left side of the screen
displays a list of the available control panel features, with a checkbox
next to each one. Check/uncheck a checkbox to display or remove
the corresponding features icon from the control panel. By default, all
features are included in the control panel.
• Go to the Network page in the OSD and reduce the Network
Transfer Rate setting. (See Network section under Device
Management in OSD Operation for details.)
Control Panel Style – This section allows you to determine how
the control panel is displayed when it is dragged out of the default
position in the top-center of the screen.
• Go to the display settings section of the remote computer and lower
the video resolution, refresh rate and color settings.
Note: There is a second default position for the control panel at the
bottom-center of the screen.
• If the remote computer has a graphic desktop background, change
it to a solid color background.
• When the Transparent checkbox is checked, dragging the control
panel away from one of the default locations will leave it displayed
transparently in whatever location it was dragged to.
Macro List – Click this icon to display a drop-down list of the
User Macros (see User Macros section under Control Panel
for details) that have been added to the KVM switch. Select a
macro to run it on the selected computer.
• When the Icon checkbox is checked, dragging the control panel
away from one of the default locations will leave it displayed as an
icon in whatever location it was dragged to.
First Port – Click this icon to skip to the first accessible port on
the installation.
• When both the Transparent and Icon checkboxes are checked,
dragging the control panel away from one of the default locations
will leave it displayed as a transparent icon in whatever location it
was dragged to.
Previous Port – Click to skip to the first accessible port prior to
the currently selected port.
Next Port – Click to skip to the first accessible port after the
currently selected port.
• When neither checkbox is checked, dragging the control panel away
from one of the default locations will leave it displayed as normal in
whatever location it was dragged to.
Last Port – Click to skip to the last port on the installation.
Scan Ports – Click to initiate Auto Scan mode. (See Auto
Scanning section for details.)
• If the control panel is located in either the top-center or bottomcenter default locations, checking these checkboxes will have no
effect.
Array Mode – Click to initiate Panel Array mode. (See Panel
Array Mode section under The OSD Toolbar for details.)
Screen Options – This section allows you to make Full Screen Mode
and Keep Screen Size the default settings when a remote session is
activated.
Cat5 Cable Length – As the length of Cat5 cable between
the KVM and connected computer can affect video quality, this
setting is designed to compensate for shorter or longer lengths.
Click to toggle through the Cat5 cable length options; Short
(less than 32 ft. / 10 m), Medium (between 32 ft. / 10 m and
82 ft. / 25 m) and Long (over 82 ft. / 25 m).
Note: Keep Screen Size is not available when using the Java clients.
• Check the Full Screen Mode checkbox to display the remote screen
in Full Screen Mode starting with the next time you login to a
remote session.
Open GUI – Click to open the OSD.
• Check the Keep Screen Size checkbox to enable the Keep Screen
Size feature starting with the next time you login to a remote
session.
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Bus Info – The KVM Switch allows multiple users to access the
connected computers simultaneously, with each user accessing one
bus. In addition, multiple users can log onto the same bus at the
same time, and share a remote session. The amount of buses is
the same as the total number of simultaneous users. For example,
a B020-U16-IP allows 2 users (1 remote, 1 local) to simultaneously
access connected computers, therefore has 2 buses. When 2 users
are logged on at the same time, each would be accessing the KVM on
a separate bus. When a third user logs on, they are logged on to the
first bus, which they are sharing with the first logged on user.
Snapshot – The Snapshot section allows you to determine where
snapshots are sent to, what file type they are saved as; and, if saved
as a JPEG, the quality of the JPEG image. Although the Snapshot
section is available to both Windows and Java users, the two differ in
the types of files that can be saved. The Windows clients allow you
to choose between a BMP and a JPEG file, whereas the Java clients
allow you to choose between PNG and JPEG.
When the Bus Info checkbox in the Customize Control Panel screen is
checked, the bus (channel) being accessed and the number of users
on that bus (channel) is displayed in the control panel text bar. For
example, C1/2 would signify that you are accessing the connected
computers on bus (channel) 1, and there are 2 users currently
accessing bus (channel) 1 at the same time.
• Format – Check the button of the file type that you want the
snapshot to be saved in.
• Path – To select a location for snapshots to be saved in, click on
the Browse button next to the Path field. Navigate to the desired
location and select it.
• JPEG Quality – If you select to save snapshots as JPEGs, you can
adjust the quality of the JPEG image here. The higher the quality of
the image, the larger the file size.
Keyboard Pass Through – When selected, the [Alt, Tab] function will
be sent to the remote computer. When it is not selected, the [Alt, Tab]
function is sent to the local computer. It is deactivated by default.
Exit – Click this icon to exit the remote session.
Lock LEDs – These icons display the status of the keyboard
Num Lock, Caps Lock and Scroll Lock LEDs. You can click on
them to toggle the corresponding lock function on/off. When
first initiating a remote session, you may have to toggle these
off/on to make sure they are synced up with your keyboard.
6.6.2 The OSD Toolbar
The OSD provides a toolbar to help you control the B020-Series KVM Switch from within the captured port. There are three hotkey combinations
that can be used to pull up the OSD Toolbar and/or OSD when in a remote session:
• When in a remote session, hit the hotkey [Scroll Lock] twice to open the OSD Toolbar.
• When in a remote session, hit the hotkey [Scroll Lock] three times to open the OSD.
• When the OSD Toolbar is opened in a remote session, hit the hotkey [Scroll Lock] once to open the OSD.
The OSD Toolbar is shown below:
Depending on the settings that were selected for ID Display, the Port Number and/or the Port Name display at the right of the toolbar.
Note: When the toolbar displays, mouse input is confined to the toolbar area and keyboard input (other than the Scroll Lock/Control hotkey) has
no effect.
The meanings of the toolbar icons are given in the table below:
Icon
Description
Click to skip to the first accessible port on the entire installation without having to invoke the OSD.
Click to skip to the first accessible port previous to the current one without having to invoke the OSD.
Click to begin Auto Scan Mode. The B020-Series KVM Switch automatically switches among the ports that were selected for Auto Scanning in the Port
Select and Filter functions. This allows you to monitor their activity without having to switch among them manually.
Click to skip from the current port to the next accessible one without having to invoke the OSD.
Click to skip from the current port to the last accessible port on the installation without having to invoke the OSD.
Click to bring up the OSD.
Click to close the OSD toolbar.
Click to invoke Panel Array Mode. (See Panel Array Mode section under The OSD Toolbar for details.)
As the length of Cat5 cable between the KVM and connected computer can affect video quality, this setting is designed to compensate for shorter or
longer lengths. Click to toggle through the Cat5 cable length options; Short (Less than 32 ft. / 10 m), Medium (Between 32 ft. / 10 m and 82 ft. / 25 m)
and Long (Over 82 ft. / 25 m).
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• If the computer connected to a port is on line, its screen displays in
the panel. If not, the panel remains blank.
Toolbar Hotkeys
When the Toolbar is displayed, hotkeys can be used to switch between
ports. The table below describes what actions can be performed.
Hotkey
A
P
• Only ports that are accessible to the currently logged in user are
displayed. For ports that are not accessible, the panel is blank.
Action
Skips from the current port to the first accessible port previous to
it. To gain control of the selected port, hit the [Esc] key or click on
the X icon in the Toolbar
Skips from the current port to the first accessible port after it. To
gain control of the selected port, hit the [Esc] key or click on the X
icon in the Toolbar
Skips from the current port to the first accessible port on the
installation. To gain control of the selected port, hit the [Esc] key or
click on the X icon in the Toolbar
Skips from the current port to the last accessible port on the
installation. To gain control of the selected port, hit the [Esc] key or
click on the X icon in the Toolbar
Starts an Auto Scan. To exit Auto Scan and take control of the currently selected port, hit the [Esc] or [Spacebar] key, or click on the
X icon in the Toolbar.
Pauses an Auto Scan. To resume scanning, hit any key other than
the [Esc] or [Spacebar]
• If you move the mouse pointer over a panel, information about the
port displays at the bottom of the panel.
• You can access a computer/server connected to a port by moving
the mouse pointer over its panel and double-clicking. This will
switch you to the computer exactly as if you had selected it from
the OSD Main screen.
Panel Array Toolbar
The Panel Array Toolbar provides shortcut navigation and control of the
panel array. The icons in the Panel Array Toolbar are described below:
Icon
Description
Click this icon to keep the Panel Array Toolbar visible at all times.
Click it again to make the toolbar disappear after a few seconds.
Click and drag any part of the toolbar that is not an icon to move
the toolbar to another position on the screen.
Pause panel scanning, leaving the focus on the currently selected
panel.
Panel Array Mode
Click to move the focus of the Panel Array scan back four panels.
Clicking the Panel Array icon on the OSD Toolbar or Control Panel
invokes Panel Array Mode. Under this mode, the OSD divides your
screen into a grid of panels:
Click to move the focus of the Panel Array scan to the previous
panel.
• Each panel represents one B020-Series KVM Switch’s ports,
beginning with Port 1 at the upper left and continuing from left to
right and top to bottom.
Click to move the focus of the Panel Array scan to the next panel.
Click to move the focus of the Panel Array scan ahead four
panels.
• When the Array is first invoked, it scans through each of the ports
that were selected for Auto Scanning in the Port Select and Filter
functions, and displays information about the port (port name,
resolution, online status, port access status), at the bottom of the
panel.
Increase the number of panels in the array.
Decrease the number of panels in the array.
Note: The Panel Array scans at one-second intervals. The scan
interval is not user definable.
Toggle 4/3 aspect ratio.
• The number of panels in the array can be increased or decreased
by clicking the Show More Ports or Show Fewer Ports icons on the
panel array toolbar.
Exit Panel Array mode.
6.6.3 Auto Scanning
The Auto Scan function automatically switches among all accessible
ports at regular intervals, so that the user can monitor their activity
without having to manually switch between ports. The ports that are
accessed in Auto Scan mode can be further filtered via the Filter
section of the Port Access page. (See Filter section under Connections
in OSD Operation for details.)
an S appears in front of the Port ID Display to indicate that the port is
being accessed under Auto Scan Mode.
Pausing Auto Scan
Auto Scan Mode can be paused in order to keep the focus on a
particular computer by pressing P during an Auto Scan. When paused,
the S that displays in front of the Port ID blinks On and Off. Pausing
when you want to keep the focus on a particular computer can be
more convenient than exiting Auto Scan Mode because when you
resume scanning, you start from where you left off. If you were to exit
and then restart Auto Scan Mode, the scanning would start over from
the very first computer on the installation. To resume Auto Scan Mode
after pausing, press any key except [Esc] or the [Spacebar], which
will exit Auto Scan Mode completely.
Setting the Scan Interval
The scan interval used during Auto Scan mode can be set in the User
Settings menu. (See User Preferences section under OSD Operation
for details.) The scan interval can be set from 1 to 255 seconds. The
default is 5 seconds.
Invoking Auto Scan
Auto Scan Mode can be invoked when in the OSD or when in a
remote session. When in the OSD, Auto Scan mode can be invoked
by clicking on the Auto Scan button in the lower-left corner of the
Port Access section. When in a remote session, Auto Scan Mode can
be invoked by opening the OSD toolbar and tapping the A key. Once
started, Auto Scan cycles through the ports in order, starting with the
first accessible port on the installation. During Auto Scan Mode,
Exiting Auto Scan
While Auto Scan Mode is in effect, ordinary keyboard functions are
suspended. You must exit Auto Scan Mode in order to regain normal
control of the keyboard. To exit Auto Scan Mode press [Esc] or the
[Spacebar].
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Administration of the KVM switch can be done through three different interfaces; Local Console OSD, Web Interface and Remote OSD. The Web
Interface and Remote OSD give you the most administrative access to the KVM, whereas the settings in the Local OSD are more limited. The
table details which settings are available in each interface, and whether those settings are accessible to Administrators, ordinary Users or both.
The rest of this chapter goes into these interfaces and their settings in more detail.
Local OSD
Remote OSD
Web Managment Interface
User
Admin
User
Admin
User
Admin
Set Language of OSD/GUI
X
X
X
X
X
X
Set Ports to Be Displayed in OSDs
X
X
X
X
OSD Hotkey
X
X
X
X
Port ID Display Mode
X
X
X
X
Port ID Display Duration
X
X
X
X
Scan Select
X
X
X
X
Scan Duration
X
X
X
X
Screen Blanker
X
X
X
X
Logout Timeout
X
X
X
Beeper
X
X
X
Edit Port Names
X
X
X
Set Port Operating Systems
X
X
X
X
Set Port Operating Systems
Hotkey Command Mode (On/Off)
X
X
Hotkey
X
X
Port ID Display Position
X
X
Touchpad (On/Off)
X
X
Reset Station IDs
X
Set Local Keyboard Language
X
Set Local Console Mode
X
Setup IP Address
X
X
X
View Firmware Version
X
X
X
Firmware Upgrade
X
X
X
Reset Default Values
X
X
X
Clear Port Names
X
X
X
View Device Name
X
X
View MAC Address
X
X
Add, Edit and Remove Administrators/Users
X
X
Port Access - Full/View Only/No Access
X
X
Setup DNS Server Address
X
X
IP Installer Settings - Enabled/View Only/Disabled
X
Enable and Setup RADIUS and LDAP Servers
X
X
Log Server Settings - MAC Address and Port Settings
X
X
Enable and Setup IP Address Filters
X
X
Enable and Setup MAC Address Filters
X
X
Set a Default Web Page Name
X
X
Login Failure Settings
X
X
Enable/Disable ICMP, Browser, Device List, Multiuser and Force All to Grayscale
X
X
Mouse Sync Mode - Automatic/Manual
X
X
Backup and Restore System Configuration and User Accounts
X
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7.1 Local Console OSD
Upon logging into the Local Console OSD, the main page appears (see
figure). Administrators have access to all features in the OSD, whereas
Users have access to everything except the F4 Admin page and the
F6 Broadcast (BRC) function. The Local Console OSD administrative
settings are described in the following section.
7.1.1 Local Console OSD F2 LIST Function
This function lets you tailor the list of ports the OSD will display on the Main Screen. The submenu choices and their meanings are given in the
table:
Note: The ports that are displayed in the OSD main screen are the only ports that will be affected under Broadcast Mode. (See page 14 for
details on Broadcast Mode.)
Setting
Description
ALL
Lists all of the ports on the installation that are accessible to the logged-on user, whether they are powered-ON or not.
POWERED ON
Lists all of the ports on the installation that are both accessible to the logged-on user and powered-ON.
QVIEW
Lists all of the ports on the installation that are set as Quick View ports by an administrator. (See page 28 for details on Quick View
ports.)
QVIEW + POWERED ON
Lists all of the ports on the installation that are both set as Quick View ports by an administrator and are powered ON.
7.1.2 Local Console OSD F3 Settings (SET) Page
This function allows each User and Administrator to set up their working environment. A separate profile for each is stored by the OSD and is
activated according to the username and password provided during login. To change a setting:
1) Double-click on it, or highlight it and press the [Enter] key.
2) After you select an item, a submenu with more choices will appear. To make a selection, double-click on a choice or highlight it and press the
[Enter] key.
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The settings in the F3 SET page are explained in the following table:
Setting
Description
OSD HOTKEY
Select the hotkey sequence that invokes the OSD (both Local Console OSD and Remote OSD); [Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock] or
[Ctrl, Ctrl]. This is set to [Scroll Lock, Scroll Lock] by default.
PORT ID DISPLAY POSITION
This setting allows you to position the Port ID anywhere on the screen. The default is the upper left corner. When selected,
the screen switches to the last selected port, and displays its Port ID. To position the Port ID, use the touchpad or the keyboard arrow keys, as well as the [Pg Up], [Pg Dn], [Home], [End], and [5] keys (on the numeric keypad with [Num Lock]
off). When the Port ID is in the desired location, double-click or press the [Enter] key to lock it in position and return to the
OSD.
Note: The Port ID is set independently for each port on the installation. The position specified here only applies to the port
that is currently active.
PORT ID DISPLAY DURATION
This selection gives you the option of displaying the Port ID for 3 seconds, or having the Port ID always off. The default is to
display for 3 seconds.
PORT ID DISPLAY MODE
Select how the Port ID is displayed: Port Number only, Port Name only or both Port Number and Port Name. The default is to
display both Port Number and Port Name.
SCAN DURATION
This setting determines the amount of time spent on each port when in Auto Scan Mode. Key in a value from 1 - 255
seconds, and then press the [Enter] key. The default is 5 seconds; a setting of 0 (zero) disables the Auto Scan function
altogether.
SCAN/SKIP MODE
Select which ports will be accessed during Auto Scan Mode and Skip Mode.
• ALL : All ports that are accessible to the currently logged-on user
• POWERED ON: All ports that are both accessible to the currently logged in user and powered-on
• QUICK VIEW: Ports that are set as Quick View ports (see page 28 for details on Quick View ports) by an administrator
• QUICK VIEW + POWERED ON: Ports that are both set as Quick View ports by an administrator and are powered on The
default setting is ALL.
SCREEN BLANKER
If the console is left idle for the amount of time set with this function, the screen is blanked. Key in a value from 1 - 30 minutes, and then press the [Enter] key. A setting of 0 disables this function. The default is 0 (disabled).
HOTKEY COMMAND MODE
Enables / Disables the hotkey command function. Hotkey Command Mode is enabled by default.
HOTKEY
Toggle between the two Hotkey Mode invocation sequences. Options are [Num Lock, Minus] and [Ctrl, F12].
OSD LANGUAGE
Determines which language the OSD menus are displayed in. Choices are English, Spanish, French, German and simplified
Chinese.
TOUCHPAD
Enables/Disables the touchpad.
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7.1.3 Local Console OSD F4 Administration (ADM) Page
This Administrator-only page allows administrators to configure the settings of the KVM switch. To change a setting:
1) Double-click on it, or highlight it and press the [Enter] key.
2) After you select an item, a submenu with more choices will appear. To make a selection, double-click on a choice or highlight it and press the
[Enter] key.
The settings in the F4 ADM page are explained in the following table:
Setting
Description
SET IP
ADDRESS
This page allows administrators to set the network settings for the KVM switch
DHCP: The first field allows you to enable or disable DHCP. When enabled, the KVM is assigned an IP address by the DHCP server. This setting is enabled by default. To disable the DHCP setting and set up a fixed IP address, press the [Spacebar] key. Once the DHCP is disabled,
you will be allowed to edit the remaining fields in the SET IP ADDRESS page. In the remaining fields, enter in the IP Address, Subnet Mask
and Default Gateway you want to assign to the KVM switch. When these fields have been populated, press the [Esc] key to exit and pull up
a prompt asking if you wish to save the settings you just entered. If you do not wish to save the settings, press the [N] key. If you do wish to
save the settings, press the [Y] key. Upon pressing the [Y] key, the settings will be saved and the KVM will be reset.
Note: Only an IPv4 address can be assigned using the Local Console OSD. To assign an IPv6 address, use the Web Management Interface
or Remote OSD. This page only allows you to set a fixed IP address or enable IP address assignment via DHCP server. It does not allow you
to set the HTTP, HTTPS and Program access ports, assign a DNS server address, or edit the IP Installer settings. To set ports and assign a
DNS server address, you can use the Web Management Interface or Remote OSD. To edit the IP Installer settings, you must use the Web
Management Interface.
SET LOGOUT
TIMEOUT
If there is no input from the console for the amount of time set here, the user will be logged out, requiring them to enter their username and
password to regain access to the KVM. This can be set from 0 to 180 minutes, with 0 disabling the function. Simply type in the desired time
frame and hit the [Enter] key to save your change. This is disabled (0) by default.
EDIT PORT
NAMES
This function allows administrators to give each port a unique name, making it easier to find the computer you want to access. To add/edit a
port name, do the following:
1. Select the port by double-clicking on it, or by highlighting it and hitting the [Enter] key.
2. A name field will appear at the bottom of the screen. Add or edit the port name and hit the [Enter] key to save the change. To exit without
saving the change, hit the [Esc] key.
Port names can have a maximum of 12 characters, including any combination of letters and numbers (A-Z, 0-9), and the following characters: Asterisk [*], Parentheses [()], Plus [+], Minus [-], Colon [:], Comma [,], Question Mark [?], Period [.], Forward Slash [/] and Space.
Port names are NOT case sensitive. They will always display as uppercase in the OSD.
RESTORE
DEFAULT
VALUES
This allows the Administrator to restore all OSD settings to their factory default values except for the network settings, port names and username/passwords. When this function is accessed, a prompt will appear asking if you wish to restore the default settings. If yes, type in a Y
and hit the [Enter] key. If no, press the [Esc] key to go back to the previous menu.
CLEAR THE
NAME LIST
This function allows the Administrator to clear all of the port names that have been entered. As with the RESTORE DE­FAULT VALUES, you
will be prompted upon accessing this function. If you wish to clear the name list, type in a Y and hit the [Enter] key. If not, press the
[Esc] key to go back to the previous menu.
ACTIVATE
BEEPER
Turns the beeper sound ON or OFF. Type in Y to turn the Beeper sound on, or N to turn it off. You do not need to hit the [Enter] key after
typing in Y or N, the change will be made automatically.
SET QUICK VIEW
PORTS
Administrators can use this function to mark ports as Quick View ports. This provides a way to customize which ports are displayed in the
OSD main menu, and which are accessible in Auto Scan and Skip Modes. To set ports as Quick View ports, do the following:
1. Highlight the desired port and hit the [Enter] key, or click on it using the touchpad.
2. Press the [Spacebar] to toggle Quick View status ON/OFF. An icon will appear in the QV column next to the selected port when Quick
View status is turned on.
Once Quick View ports are set, the OSD main page can be set up to display only Quick View ports, or only Quick View ports that are powered ON. Administrators can also set it up so that only Quick View ports, or powered on Quick View ports, are accessible in Auto Scan or
Skip Modes.
RESET STATION
IDs
This function is used when you change the position of one of the KVM stations in a daisy-chain. When you change the posi­tion of the station, the OSD does not recognize the change, and will not automatically update the main menu to display the stations in correct order.
When this function is used, the KVM will scan the entire installation and update the station numbers accordingly. The port names of the
affected stations will be kept; however, you will need to manually update all other settings (SET ACCESSIBLE PORTS, SET QUICK VIEW
PORTS, etc.).
SET OPERATING
SYSTEM
This allows the Administrator to set the operating system for the port to match that of the connected computer. To set the operating system, do the following:
1. Highlight the desired port or click on it using the touchpad.
2. Press the [Spacebar] to toggle between four options; WIN, MAC, SUN and OTHER. Each port is set to WIN by default.
3. You do not need to press the [Enter] key to save this setting.
FIRMWARE
UP­GRADE
Note: The KVM switch has two sets of firmware, one to control IP Access and another to control the KVM’s Mainboard, Input/Output Ports
and Keyboard. The IP Access firmware must be updated via the Web Management Interface or Remote OSD. The KVM Mainboard, Input/
Output Ports and Keyboard firmware must be updated via the local console OSD.
In order to upgrade the KVM Mainboard, Input/Output Ports and Keyboard firmware, Firmware Upgrade Mode must be invoked via this setting. (See page 29 for details on performing a firmware upgrade.)
When you select this option, the firmware version numbers are displayed on the OSD screen, and a prompt will ask if you wish to continue
with a firmware upgrade. If yes, type in Y. If no, type in N.
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Setting
Description
KEYBOARD
LANGUAGE
Sets the language for an external keyboard connected to the KVM’s external keyboard port. To select a keyboard language, double-click on
the desired language or highlight it and hit the [Enter] key. You can choose between US English, UK English, German, Swiss German,
French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Traditional Chinese.
SET CONSOLE
MODE
This allows administrators to set which consoles are enabled for use. Press the spacebar to toggle between three choices:
Mode 0 – Both consoles are enabled.
Mode 1 – Only the built-in LCD console is enabled.
Mode 2 – Only the external console is enabled.
This setting defaults at Mode 0. (Both consoles are enabled.)
7.1.4 Local Console Firmware Upgrade
The KVM switch has two sets of firmware, one to control IP Access
and another to control the KVM’s Mainboard, Input/Output Ports and
Keyboard. The IP Access firmware must be updated via the Web
Management Interface or Remote OSD. The KVM Mainboard, Input/
Output Ports and Keyboard firmware must be updated via the local
console OSD. To upgrade the KVM’s Mainboard, Input/Output Ports
and Keyboard firmware, follow the instructions below:
Note: If you receive a message that a device is not connected to the
serial port, you may need to restart the computer the firmware upgrade
utility is on.
8. Highlight the Main firmware version of the desired device, and
then click Next to begin the upgrade. If you checked the Check
Firmware Version checkbox, the utility compares the device’s
firmware level with that of the upgrade files. If it finds that the
device’s version is higher than the upgrade version, it brings up a
dialog box informing you of the situation and gives you the option
to continue or cancel.
1. From a computer that is not connected to your KVM switch,
download the firmware upgrade file from www.tripplite.com/
support.
Note: If firmware upgrades are not on www.tripplite.com/support,
there are no upgrades available for your unit.
2. Using the included firmware upgrade cable, connect the RJ11
jack on the LCD panel of the console to a DB9 COM port on the
computer you just downloaded the firmware upgrade file to.
Note: Daisy-chained KVM switches will automatically receive the
upgrade via the daisy chain cables.
If you didn’t check the Check Firmware Version checkbox, the utility
installs the upgrade files without checking the version numbers. As
the upgrade proceeds, status messages appear in the Status
Messages panel, and the progress toward completion is shown on
the Progress bar.
3. Shut down all the computers on the KVM installation. Leave all
KVM switches powered-ON.
4. Open the local console OSD and navigate to the F4 ADM page.
5. Scroll down to the FIRMWARE UPGRADE option and press the
[Enter] key. Press [Y] to invoke Firmware Upgrade Mode.
Note: Each of the three firmware files for the KVM will be upgraded
in succession.
6. From the computer you downloaded the firmware upgrade to, run
the downloaded file either by double-clicking on it, or by opening
a command line and entering the full path to it. The firmware
upgrade utility welcome screen appears.
1. After the upgrade has completed, a screen appears to inform you
that the procedure was successful.
7. Read and agree to the license agreement, and then click Next to
continue. The firmware upgrade utility main screen appears, and
the devices capable of being upgraded are listed in the Device
List panel on the left side of the screen. There will be three
firmware versions displayed for each device.
Click Finish to close the firmware upgrade utility.
Note: Upgrade the IP firmware via the Remote OSD or the Web
Management Interface. (See page 40 for Remote OSD Firmware
Upgrade or page 51 for Web Management Interface Firmware
Upgrade.)
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Firmware Upgrade Recovery
In the event of a firmware upgrade failure, or an aborted firmware upgrade, perform a firmware upgrade recovery by doing the following:
1. Power OFF the switch. If it is part of a daisy-chain, disconnect it from the chain.
2. Connect the firmware upgrade cable to the firmware upgrade port.
3. Slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch to the Recover position.
4. Power the switch back ON and repeat the upgrade procedure.
5. After the switch has been successfully upgraded, power it OFF and then slide the Firmware Upgrade Recovery Switch back to the Normal
position.
6. If the switch is part of a daisy-chain, reconnect it to the daisy-chain.
7. Power the switch back ON.
7.2 OSD Operation
When logging into the KVM switch via web browser, you are first taken to the Web Management Interface, with the Port Access page displayed.
In addition to providing Windows Client and Java Applet applications used in accessing the connected computers, the Web Management
Interface allows administrators to configure the KVM switch, view the log file and manage user accounts. This chapter discusses the different
sections found in the interface and how you can use them to manage the KVM switch.
7.2.1 The OSD Main Page
After logging into the KVM switch, the OSD Main Page appears.
Depending on how you logged into the switch, the interface will vary
slightly. The following section describes the differences between
these interfaces and the icons and functions you will find in them.
No. Component
1
6
4
Tab Bar
The Tab Bar consists of category icons that take you
to the various interfaces used to operate the KVM
switch. The icons that are displayed in the Tab Bar
depend on your user type (Super Administrator,
Administrator, User), your permissions and the method
you use to log into the KVM switch.
Menu Bar
The Menu Bar consists of sub-categories of the
selected category icon. As with the Tab Bar, the subcategories that show up in the Menu Bar depend on
your user type and permissions.
3
Sidebar
The Sidebar displays a Tree Diagram that lists all of
the functions available for the chosen category and
sub-category. Clicking on one of the Sidebar functions
will pull up the corresponding interface in the
Interactive Display Panel. At the bottom of the
Sidebar is a Filter button that allows you to display
only the parts of the Tree Diagram that you filter for.
(See Filter section under Connections in OSD
Operation for details.)
4
About
Clicking on this icon pulls up the KVM switches
firmware version
5
Logout
Clicking on this icon logs you out of the KVM switch
6
Welcome
Message
When enabled (see User Preferences section under
OSD Operation for details), this section of the main
page will display a welcome message. This is disabled
by default.
7
Interactive
Display
Panel
This is the main work area of the OSD. Different
interfaces are displayed here depending on your
category, sub-category and sidebar selections.
1
Web Browser Main Page
When logging into the KVM switch via web browser, the following
page is displayed.
The following chart describes the components of this page.
2
5
2
3
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AP Client Main Page
When logging into the KVM switch via the non-browser AP Windows
or Java client, the following page is displayed.
The AP Client Main Page differs from the Web Browser Main Page as
follows:
• Instead of a Menu Bar, the AP Client Main Page has a set of notebook tabs that are used to select sub-categories. As with the Web
Browser Main Page, the notebook tabs displayed depend on the
user type and permissions.
• In addition to the Filter button at the bottom of the Sidebar, there
is a Scan button and an Array Mode button.
• There is a hidden Control Panel (see Control Panel section under
Remote Session Operation for details) at the upper center of the
screen that becomes visible when you mouse over it.
• In addition to the two icons in the upper-right corner of the Web
Browser Main Page, there is a third icon that closes the OSD and
displays the screen of the last selected port.
The OSD can be navigated via keyboard using the commands in the
table below:
Command
Description
Ctrl + P
Opens the Port Access category page
Ctrl + U
Opens the User Management category page
Ctrl + C
Opens the Device Management category page
Ctrl + L
Opens the Log category page
Ctrl + M
Opens the Maintenance category page
Ctrl + D
Opens the Download category page
F1
Displays the KVM switches firmware version
F2
Press to edit the name of the selected port
F4
Selects the Sidebar panel
F5
Selects the Interactive Display Panel
Closes the OSD and displays the screen of the last selected port
Logs you out of the KVM switch
F7
F8
7.2.2 OSD Tab Bar
The number and type of icons that appear on the tab bar at the top of the page are determined by user type (Super Administrator,
Administrator or User) and the permissions assigned when the account was created. The functions associated with each of the icons are
explained in the following table:
Icon
Description
Port Access: This page is used to access and control the devices on the KVM switch installation. This page is available to all users.
User Management: This page is used to create and manage Users and Groups, and to assign devices to them. This page is available
to Super Administrator and Administrators, ordinary users will not have access to it.
Device Management: This page is used by the Super Administrator to configure and control the overall operation of the KVM switch.
This page is available to Super Administrators or Administrators/Users who have been given access.
Log: This page displays the contents of the log file. (See Log section under OSD Operation for details.)
Maintenance: This page is used to install new versions of the B020-Series KVM Switch firmware. This page is available to Super
Administrators or Administrators/Users who have been given access.
Download: Users with appropriate permission can click this icon to download the AP Windows Client, the AP Java Client and the Log
Server. This page is available to all users, although what downloads a User can access is determined by the Super Administrator or
Administrator. Note: The Download icon is not available via the local console.
There are three small icons in the upper right-hand corner of the page. Their functions are described in the following table:
Icon
Description
Click this icon to close the OSD page and return to the display of the last selected port.
Note: This icon is not available in the Web Browser Main Page.
Click this icon to display the firmware version of the B020-Series KVM Switch.
Click this icon to log out and end your B020-Series KVM Switch session.
7.2.3 Port Access
The Port Access section of the OSD is where users can access KVM ports, and control settings that directly affect that access. The subsections contained in the Port Access section are described in the pages that follow.
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7.2.4 Connections
The OSD Main page is the same screen that you get when navigating
to the Connections sub-section of the Port Access section. From this
page you can connect to the KVM ports.
All switches and their ports, including cascaded KVM switches, are
listed in a tree structure in the panel at the left of the screen:
2. When you install the ActiveX control, you may be prompted to
resend the information in order to display the web page. Click
Retry.
3. Lastly, you will be prompted to install the software. Click Install.
Non-Windows Browser
When using a non-Windows browser, you will automatically be
connected to remote computers using the Java Viewer.
1. When clicking on a port for the first time, you will be prompted to
run the Java Viewer. Click ok. (To avoid this prompt every time
you access a port, check the checkbox next to Do this
automatically for files like this from now on.)
When accessing a port for the first time via web browser, users will
experience a series of prompts:
Internet Explorer
When logging onto the KVM switch via Internet Explorer, the default
viewer is the Windows ActiveX viewer. To use the Java Viewer when
accessing the KVM switch via Internet Explorer, you need to update
the Viewer setting in the User Preferences page (See User
Preferences section under OSD Operation for details).
Note: Windows 7 users must run Internet Explorer as an administrator for
the Active X control to work properly. If you don’t run Internet Explore as an
administrator, you will not be able to access the connected computers.
1. When using the Windows ActiveX Viewer and clicking on a port for
the first time, a screen will open up and you will be prompted to
install the Windows ActiveX control. Click on the prompt and
choose to install the ActiveX control.
Note: The screen that opens up may display a page that says the
web pages certificate can not be trusted. If this is the case, click
on the option to continue to the web page anyway.
2. You will then be prompted to run the Java Viewer, and trust the
publisher (Tripp Lite). Click Run.
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The Port Selection List
• Users only see the switches and ports they have been given access
to.
• Ports are located under their parent switches. Click the Plus (+) in
front of a switch to expand the tree and see the ports underneath
it.
• When expanded, there is a Minus (-) before the KVM’s device
name. Click the Minus (-) to collapse the tree and hide the ports.
• A port’s ID number is displayed in brackets next to the port icon.
For convenience, you can give each port a unique name in
addition to this ID.
• KVM 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.
Port Configuration
When accessing the KVM via AP Windows or Java Client, right-click
on any port in the Sidebar to configure a connected computer or
switch. (This feature is not available when accessing the OSD via
web browser.) A list with options pops up. Listed items vary
depending on user type. Available configuration items are:
Item
Access Type
Description
Expand/ Collapse
Super Administrators, Administrators and
Users
• If the device’s ports are not displayed, the dialog box entry is Expand.
Click Expand to open the tree and display the ports.
• If the device’s ports are displayed, the dialog box entry is Collapse. Click
Collapse to close the tree view.
Note: This item is only active for KVM switches that have child devices connected to
them. This has the same effect as clicking the Plus (+) or Minus (-) in the tree view.
Copy
Super Administrators, Administrators
and Users
This item is only available for ports with computers/servers connected to them. It is
used when creating a Favorites bookmark. (See Adding a Favorite section under
Favorites in OSD Operation for details.)
Port Naming
To assign, modify or delete a port name, follow the instructions below.
Note: Administrators and Users must be given configuration access to a KVM or computer port to be able to edit the port name. (See Device
Assignment section under User Management in OSD Operation for details.)
1. Click once on the port you want to edit to highlight it, wait one second and click on it again.
Note: This is not a double-click; it involves two separate clicks. Double-clicking will switch you to the device attached to the port.
After a second or two, the display changes to provide a text input box.
2. Key in a name for the port (or change/delete a previous one). The maximum number of characters allowed for a port name is 20. You can
use any combination of letters, numbers, and symbols on the typewriter keys of keyboards with PC US English layout.
3. When you have finished editing the port name, press [Enter] or click anywhere outside of the input box to complete the operation.
Scan
The Scan function automatically switches among all the ports accessible to the logged-on user at regular intervals, allowing their activity to be
monitored automatically. (See Auto Scanning section under Remote Session Operation for details.)
Note: The Scan icon will not appear when accessing the KVM switch via web browser.
Panel Array Mode
Panel Array Mode also permits port activity to be monitored automatically. The screen displays a grid of panels, each representing a port on
the installation. Only ports that are online and user accessible are displayed. Offline or non-accessible ports are left blank. (See Panel Array
Mode section under The OSD Toolbar in Remote Session Operation for details.)
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Interactive Display Panel
The Connections sub-section will display port status information on
the Device Level and port connection and configuration options at
the Port Level.
Filter
Filter allows you to control which ports are displayed in the Port
Selection List, as well as which ports are scanned when Auto Scan
Mode is invoked. When you click Filter, the bottom of the panel
changes to look similar to the figure, below:
Device Level
When a KVM switch is selected in the Sidebar tree, the Connections
sub-section will display a list of the ports that are accessible to the
logged-on user.
All – with no other filter options selected, lists all of the ports on the
installation.
• Putting a check mark in the Powered On checkbox lists only the
ports that have their attached devices powered on.
• The text input box and Search button allow you to key in a search
string so that only port names that match what you key in show
up in the list.
The chart below describes the attributes that are listed for each port.
Attribute
Description
Port Number
The KVM switch port that the computer or KVM is connected to
Port Name
If a port is assigned a name, it is displayed here
Device Name
The name of the KVM switch that the port is on
Status
Current status of the computer or KVM connected to the port; Online or Offline
Connect
A Connect icon will be located underneath the port list. Highlight a port and click Connect to open up a remote session with the
selected port displayed.
Note: When accessing the KVM via web browser, this page can be sorted by any attribute by clicking on the column header.
Port Level
When a port is selected in the Sidebar tree, the Connections subsection will display port connection and configuration options.
The chart below describes the sections that are displayed on this page.
Section
Description
Status
This displays the Port Status; whether it is online or offline, and whether virtual media can be mounted to it. Click on the Connect
button to open a remote session with the selected port displayed.
Associated Link
Each port can have additional ports associated with it, so that the user can access multiple ports via one connection page.
Associated Links can be added/removed from the Port Configuration sub-section (see Port Configuration section under OSD
Operation for details). When ports are available in the Associated Link section, simply highlight one and click the Connect button to
open a remote session with that port displayed.
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7.2.5 Favorites
Favorites is similar to a bookmarks feature. Frequently visited ports can be listed on this page. Open this page and select the port instead of
searching for it in the tree view. This feature is especially useful for larger, cascaded installations.
Note: Each Favorites bookmark that you create is a folder in which multiple ports can be saved.
Adding a Favorite
To add a port to Favorites, do the following:
1. Right click in the main panel and click on the Add Favorite option
that appears. An entry appears named Untitled Favorite.
2. Click inside the text entry box to erase Untitled Favorite and key in
the desired name.
Modifying a Favorite
To modify a Favorites bookmark, right-click on it and select one of
the options from the pop-up menu that appears. The menu that
appears allows you to perform the following options:
Collapse/Expand – As with the tree view on the right-hand side of the
page, this option allows you to either collapse or expand the
Favorites bookmark and all of its included ports
Add Favorite – Select this option to create a new Favorites bookmark
Delete – Select this option to delete the selected Favorites bookmark
Rename – Select this option to change the name of the Favorite
bookmark
Copy – Select this option to copy all of the Favorites bookmark’s
contents, in order to paste them into another Favorites bookmark
Paste – Select this option to paste copied ports into the selected
Favorites bookmark
Note: Right-clicking on a port that is already in a Favorites bookmark
will give you the option to Cut the port out of that bookmark and
paste it into another Favorites bookmark.
3. To add a port, drag it from the Port Select list and drop it into the
Favorites bookmark you just created. You can also add a port by
right-clicking on it, and selecting Copy. After copying, right-click
on the Favorites bookmark and select Paste. The KVM switch the
port is connected to goes into the Favorites bookmark along with
the port. The port is located under the switch, as it would be in
the tree view on the left-hand panel.
Note: Right-clicking on a port that is already in a Favorites bookmark will give you the option to cut the port out of that bookmark
and paste it into another Favorites bookmark.
4. Repeat step 3 for any other ports you want to add to your
Favorites bookmark.
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7.2.6 User Preferences
The User Preferences page allows users to set up their own individual
working environments. The B020-Series KVM Switch stores a
separate record for each user profile, and sets up the working
environment according to the Username that was used to access the
KVM switch.
Note: The User Preferences page is different on the Web Browser
version than the AP Client version. The AP Client version does not
include the password, Viewer or Welcome Screen option.
The page settings are explained in the following table:
Setting
Description
Language
Selects the language that the interface displays in. Options are English (default), Spanish, French, German and simplified Chinese.
OSD Hotkey
Selects which hotkey controls the OSD function. You can choose from the following options; [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock], [Ctrl] [Ctrl].
The default is [Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock].
ID Display
Selects how the Port ID is displayed: the Port Number alone (PORT NUMBER); the Port Name alone (PORT NAME); or the Port
Number plus the Port Name (PORT NUMBER + PORT NAME). The default is PORT NUMBER + PORT NAME.
ID Duration
Determines how long a Port ID displays on the monitor after a port change has taken place. You can choose an amount from
1—255 seconds. The default is 3 seconds. A setting of 0 (zero) means the Port ID is always on.
Scan Duration
Determines how long the focus dwells on each port as it cycles through the selected ports in Auto Scan Mode. Key in a value from
1—255 seconds. The default is 5 seconds; a setting of 0 disables the Scan function.
Screen Blanker
If there is no input from the console for the amount of time set with this function, the screen is blanked. Key in a value from
1—30 minutes. A setting of 0 disables this function. The default is 0 (disabled). When the screen is blanked, simply moving the
mouse over the screen will bring it back up. Note: This setting affects the monitor of the local console only.
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 needed before
the B020-Series KVM Switch can be accessed again. The default is 30 minutes.
Toolbar
The Toolbar option allows you to enable/disable the OSD Toolbar. (See The OSD Toolbar section under Remote Session Operation
for details.) As all of the features of the OSD Toolbar are available in the Control Panel, you may want to disable it. The default setting is enabled.
Viewer
The Viewer option is available only when accessing the KVM switch via web browser. It allows you to choose what viewer is used to
access a port.
Auto Detect – The KVM switch will automatically choose which viewer to use based on the web browser being used. The Windows
Viewer will be used for Internet Explorer and the Java Viewer will be used for all other browsers.
Java Client – The KVM switch will always use the Java Viewer, regardless of what browser is being used.
Welcome Message
The Welcome Message option is also available only to those who access the KVM switch via web browser. This allows you to show
or hide the welcome message that appears in the upper-right corner of the screen.
Save
To apply any changes that you make, you must click the Save button before exiting.
Changing a Password
To change a password, you must enter in the old password and the new password. The new password will need to be entered
twice for security purposes. Once typed in, click the Save button to apply the change.
7.2.7 Sessions
The Sessions sub-section allows Super Administrators and
Administrators to see who is logged into the KVM switch, and
provides information about each of their sessions. Super
Administrators can see all accounts that are logged into the KVM,
whereas Administrators are only able to see Administrator and User
accounts.
It also provides the option of ending a session by selecting the
account from the Sessions list and clicking the End Session icon. To
refresh the Sessions list to display the most current information, click
on the Refresh icon.
Note: The Sessions tab is only available for Super Administrators
and Administrators. Users will not be able to access it.
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7.2.8 Access
The Access sub-section allows Super Administrators and Administrators to set user access and configuration rights for switches and ports. As
with the Sessions sub-section, Super Administrators can see all accounts, whereas Administrators can only see Administrator, User and Group
accounts. The browser and non-browser Access sub-sections are the same, except the non-browser page includes drop-down filters above
each column. These filters allow you to choose which accounts are displayed. For example, you can choose to display only those accounts that
are given configuration access to the selected KVM/port by choosing the Permitted option from the drop-down menu above the configuration
column.
Note: The Access sub-section is not available to User accounts, and will not show up when they log into the OSD.
When the master KVM switch is highlighted in the port list, the
Access sub-section displays only one setting column; Config. When a
port is highlighted in the port list, the Access sub-section displays
three settings columns; Access, Mount USB and Config. The section
that follows describes these settings, and how to edit them.
Setting
Description
Access
The Access setting determines if an account is allowed to access the selected port, and if so, what level of access the account
has. To edit this setting, click on the box in the Access column next to the account you wish to edit. Continue to click until you
toggle to the desired setting.
Full Access – This setting is represented by an icon that shows a pair of glasses and a pencil. It allows the corresponding account
to both view video and perform operations on the selected port.
View Only – This setting is represented by a pair of glasses only. It allows the corresponding account only to view video of the
selected port.
No Access – This setting is represented by an X, and denies the corresponding account access to the selected port.
Config
The Config setting determines if an account has permission to make changes to the master KVM or port configuration settings. To
edit this setting, click on the box in the Config column next to the account you wish to edit. Click to toggle Config access on/off. A
check mark enables access, an X disables access. Note: Config checkboxes are provided as a way for Super Administrators and
Administrators to customize which ports Administrators and User accounts have Configuration access to. In order for the Config
checkbox to enable Configuration access to a port, the Administrator or User account must be given Port Configuration access to
the KVM switch. (See Permissions in the Adding User Accounts section under User Management in OSD Operation for details.)
When you are done editing access rights to the selected port, click on the Save icon in the lower-right corner of the Access sub-section.
Also at the bottom of the page are Copy and Paste icons. These are used to copy the access settings from one port and paste those same
settings to another port. To do this, simply highlight the port you want to copy and click on the Copy icon. Then highlight the port you want to
paste to and click the Paste icon.
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7.2.9 Port Configuration
The Port Configuration sub-section allows Super Administrators and Administrators to edit port properties settings, assign system macros to a
port, and add/remove associated links. When the master KVM is highlighted and the Port Configuration sub-section is selected, the following
screen appears.
Port Property
The Port Property page of this subsection lists status information
about the selected port, and provides editable settings related to the
connected computer and system macros. The contents of this page
are described in the table below.
The only setting that appears on this page is the Occupy Timeout
setting. This setting controls the amount of inactivity time before a
port that is set to Occupy (see Port Property section on the following
page for details) is opened for access by another user. Enter in a
value from 0 to 255 seconds. The default is 3 seconds.
When a standard port is highlighted and the Port Configuration subsection is selected, a screen opens up that contains two sections;
Port Property and Associated Link. The Port Property section is
opened first by default.
Setting
Description
Status
Port Status – The status of the selected port is displayed here. If no computer/KVM is connected, or a computer/KVM is
connected but not powered on, the port status will show up as Offline. If a computer is connected via B055-001-USB-V2 and
powered on, the port status will show up as Online Mountable. If a computer is connected via any other SIU and powered on, the
port status will show up as Online.
Properties
Port OS – Selects the OS of the computer connected to the port. The options are Win, Mac1, Sun and Mac2.
Access Mode – Selects how the port is to be accessed when multiple users are logged onto the same port at the same time.
Choices are Exclusive, Occupy and Share.
• Exclusive – The first user to access the port has exclusive control over it, and no other users can access the port. The Occupy
Timeout function does not apply to ports that are set to Exclusive.
• Occupy – As with Exclusive, the first user to access the port has control over it; however, users that log on at the same time can
view the ports video. If the user who controls the port is inactive for longer than the time set in the Occupy Timeout function,
port control is transferred to the next user to access it.
• Share – In this mode, users simultaneously share control over the port. Input from the users is placed in a queue and executed
chronologically. Under these circumstances, users can take advantage of the Message Board feature on the Control Panel (see
Message Board section under Control Panel in Remote Session Operation for details).
When you are done editing, click the Save icon to save the changes.
Associated Link
This page allows you to associate links to other ports in the
installation with the highlighted port. When an associated link is
made, it is displayed in the Associated Link table of the port’s
Connections screen (see Connections section under OSD Operation
for details). To add an associated link, click the Add button, enter the
desired port number in the box that appears, and click the OK
button. It will then appear in the list of associated links. To remove a
link, simple highlight it and click the Remove button.
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7.2.10 User Management
The User Management section allows Super Administrators, and
Administrators and Users who have been given User Management
permission, to add/edit accounts on the KVM switch. If an account
has not been given User Management permission, the User
Management icon will not show up in the OSD when they log in. The
User Management section is displayed differently when accessing
the OSD via web browser or one of the non-browser clients.
Note: Administrators with User Management permission can only
add/edit Administrator and User accounts. Users with User
Management permission can only add/edit User accounts. Super
Administrators can add/edit all account types.
Adding User Accounts
There is a default Super Administrator account on the KVM switch
that can be used to set up the KVM switch. The default Super
Administrator username is administrator, and the default password is
password. It is strongly recommended that you update this default
accounts username and password to something unique. To add a
new user account, do the following:
1. Highlight Users from the list on the left side of the page, and
then click the Add button at the bottom of the screen. The user
information page opens.
2. Enter in the appropriate information for the account you are
creating, and click the Save button when you are done. The
contents of the user information screen and their meanings are
described in the table below.
3. Upon clicking Save, a prompt appears to inform you that the
operation succeeded. Click the OK button to exit.
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Field
Description
Username
Enter a username for the account here. The username can contain up to 16 characters, and must meet the Account Policy
requirements set in the Security sub-section. (See Security section under Device Management for details.)
Password
Enter a password for the account here. The password can contain up to 16 characters, and must meet the Account Policy
requirements set in the Security sub-section. (See Security section under Device Management for details.)
Confirm Password
For security purposes you must re-enter the password. If the password does not match the password you just entered in the
previous field, you will not be allowed to save the account information.
Description
Enter any additional information that you want to describe the account. This is an optional field.
Role
Select the type of account that you will be creating; Super Administrator, Administrator or User. There is no limitation on the
number of each type of account that can be created, only a limit on the number of total accounts. You can create up to 64
accounts on the KVM switch.
• Super Administrator – This account type has full access to all aspects of the KVM switch. They can fully access all computers/
devices connected to the KVM, change any and all settings, and add/edit any account type.
• Administrator – This account type defaults at full access to the KVM switch, the same as a Super Administrator; however, which
ports the account has Configuration access to is determined by a Super Administrator or Administrator that creates/edits the
account.. Also, Administrators with User Management permission are limited to adding/editing Administrator and User accounts.
• User – This account type defaults at no access to the KVM switch, and is only given the initial permissions of Windows Client,
Java Client and SSH Client. Super Administrators and Administrators can customize a User profile however they like. If a User is
given User Management permission, they are only allowed to add/edit other User accounts.
Permissions
The permission settings in this section of the user information page determine what functionality the account is able to use. Check
the checkbox next to the permission to enable it for the account. Leave it unchecked to deny the account access to that
functionality.
• Device Management – Gives an account to access to the KVM settings found in the Device Management section, such as
network and advanced network management (ANMS) settings. (See Device Management section under OSD Operation for
details.) If this checkbox is not checked, the Device Management icon will not appear when the account logs into the OSD.
• Port Configuration – Allows an account to edit the Port Configuration settings for individual KVM ports. (See Port Configuration
section for details.) Note: The Port Configuration setting simply allows for an account to be given Configuration access to the
connected ports. Configuration permission for each port must still be given via the Access sub-section of the Port Access
section, or via the Devices tab in the Adding/Editing Users section.
• User Management – Allows an account to add/edit other accounts. Administrators can add/edit Administrator and User
accounts. Users can add/edit other User accounts. Super Administrators can add/edit all account types. If this checkbox is not
checked, the User Management icon will not appear when the account logs into the OSD.
• Maintenance – Gives the account access to the settings and functionality found in the Maintenance section, which includes
upgrading the KVM and SIU firmware, and backing up and restoring the KVM settings, in addition to other features. (See
Maintenance section for details.) If this checkbox is not checked, the Maintenance icon will not appear when the account logs
into the OSD.
• System Log – Gives the account access to the Log section of the OSD, where they can view events that have taken place on
the installation and customize notification settings. (See Log section for details.) If this checkbox is not checked, the Log icon
will not appear when the account logs into the OSD.
• View Only – Limits the account to viewing the video of connected computers only. They will not be able to perform keyboard and
mouse functions.
• Windows Client – Gives the account access to the browser and non-browser versions of the Windows client.
• Java Client – Gives the account access to the browser and non-browser versions of the Java client.
• Force to Grayscale – Forces the account to view remote video in black and white.
Status
This section determines how long an account or password has until it expires or needs to be changed.
• Disable Account – Disables an account, preventing it from accessing the KVM switch. This gives you an alternative to deleting
the account, in which you can disable the account, and then reinstate it in the future without having to re-enter the account
settings.
• Account Never Expires – If this option is checked, the account will stay active forever, or until deactivated manually.
• Account Expires On – To set a date for the account to be disabled on, check this checkbox and enter in a date in the
corresponding field.
• User Must Change Password at Next Logon – To force the account to change their password the next time they logon, check
this checkbox. The next time the account logs on, they will be prompted to enter in a new password.
• User Cannot Change Password – Check this checkbox to prevent the user from changing their password on their own.
• Password Never Expires – If this option is checked, the account’s password will stay active forever, or until manually forced to be
changed.
• Password Expires After – To force an account to change their password after a certain number of days, check this checkbox and
enter in the number of days until the password expires.
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At this point you can do any of the following:
• Assign port access rights for a user by selecting the Devices tab.
• Add more users and/or create groups and finish configuring the
user account later.
Modifying User Accounts
To modify a user account, do the following:
1. Select the desired user’s name from the User List or the Main
Panel and click Modify.
2. The same as when creating an account, make any necessary
changes to the user account and click Save.
Deleting User Accounts
To delete a user account, do the following:
1. Select the desired user’s name from the Main Panel and click
Delete.
2. A confirmation dialog box will appear asking if you are sure you
want to delete the selected user account. Click OK.
Device Assignment
When a user logs onto the KVM switch, the ports that they are
allowed to access are displayed in the port list. Ports that they are
not allowed to access are not displayed. Port access rights are
assigned on a port-by-port basis in the user Device tab. To access
the Device tab, you must pull up the user information page, and then
click on the Device tab at the top-right of the page.
The Device tab page includes a list of the master KVM switch and its
ports on the left, and three permission columns to the right of the
list.
• Access – Determines if the account can access the port, and if so,
whether they have View Only or Full access.
• Config – If the box is checked next to a port, the account is given
access to edit the Port Configuration settings. (See Port
Configuration section under OSD Operation for details.)
Note: For Configuration access to take effect, the account must
also have been given Port Configuration permission. (See the
Adding User Accounts section under User Management for details.)
To assign device permissions, do the following:
1. Select the user name from the user list, or select the user name in the main panel. Click the Modify button.
2. In the user notebook page that appears, click on the Device tab.
3. Click on the Access or Config checkbox next to the desired port to toggle through the permission options. For the Access column, you
can choose between full access, view only access or no access. For the Config column, you can choose between enabled or disabled.
The permission types are exactly the same as those described in the Access sub-section. (See Access section for details.)
4. When you have finished assigning permissions, click the Save button.
Note: You can simultaneously assign port access to multiple ports using the [Shift] or [Ctrl] keys. To highlight a group of consecutive
ports, start by highlighting the first port, hold down the [Shift] key, and then highlight the last port that you wish to highlight. All ports
from the first one you highlighted to the last will be highlighted. You can then click on any of the permission checkboxes to change that
permission for all of the highlighted ports. To highlight multiple non-consecutive ports, start by highlighting the first port, hold down the
[Ctrl] key, and then highlight each additional port one by one while continuing to hold down the [Ctrl] key. When all of the desired ports
are highlighted, click on any checkbox to change that permission for all of the highlighted ports.
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7.2.11 Device Management
The Device Management section allows Super Administrators, and Administrators/Users who have been given permission, to configure and control
the KVM switch. When the Device Management icon is selected, it opens with the Device Information page displayed.
Note: If you do not have permission to configure the KVM switch, the Device Management icon will not appear when you log onto the KVM.
7.2.12 Device Information
The Device Information page displays general information about the
settings of the KVM switch, and allows you to configure settings
related to the KVM’s dual power supplies and temperature sensors.
The following table describes the contents of the Device Information page.
Item
Description
Device Name
To make it easier to manage installation that have more than one KVM connected to the network, you are given the option of
entering a unique device name. To assign a device name for the KVM switch, simply type the desired name in this field (16
characters max). By default, the device name is the model name of the KVM.
MAC Address
The KVM’s MAC address displays here. A MAC address label can also be found on the bottom panel of the console.
Firmware Version
Indicates the current IP firmware version. This firmware controls the IP functionality of the KVM switch, whereas a separate version,
upgradeable via the Local Console OSD, controls the basic KVM and console functionality. New firmware files can be downloaded from
www.tripplite.com/support as they become available. You can reference this number to see if the version on the website is newer than
that on your KVM.
IP Address
The IPv4 address of the network interface is displayed here.
Subnet Mask
The IPv4 Subnet Mask of the network interface is displayed here.
Gateway
The IPv4 Gateway of the network interface is displayed here.
Preferred DNS Server
The IPv4 Preferred DNS Server of the network interface is displayed here.
Alternate DNS Server
The IPv4 Alternate DNS Server of the network interface is displayed here.
IPv6 Address
The IPv6 address of the network interface is displayed here.
IPv6 Subnet Prefix Length
The IPv6 Subnet Prefix Length of the first network interface is displayed here.
7.2.13 Operating Mode
The Operating Mode sub-section allows the working parameters of the KVM to be set. The settings in this sub-section are described in the
table below.
Item
Description
Force All to Grayscale
When this checkbox is checked, all of the accounts in the installation will be forced to view the remote video in black and white. This can
help improve keyboard and mouse response time on slower networks.
Enable Device List
When this checkbox is checked, the KVM switch will appear in the device list of the non-browser Windows and Java client main pages. If
this checkbox is not checked, you will still be able to access the KVM via the non-browser clients, but you will have to manually type in the
IP address instead of selecting it from the device list.
Console Keyboard
Language
Select from the drop-down list the language of the keyboard that is connected to the KVM console port. This defaults at English US.
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7.2.14 Network
The Network sub-section is where the KVM’s network settings are
entered.
The settings in this sub-section are described in the table below.
Item
Description
IP Installer
The B020-Series KVM switch comes with an IP Installer application that allows Windows computers to easily view and edit the KVM’s
network settings. This section determines what access the IP Installer has to the KVM switch.
• Enabled – When selected, the IP Installer can locate the KVM switch on the network and display its current IP address. It also allows the
IP Installer to be used to change the IP address of the KVM switch.
• View Only – When selected, the IP Installer can locate the KVM switch on the network and display its current IP address, but it cannot be
used to change the IP address of the KVM switch.
• Disabled – When selected, the IP Installer cannot locate the KVM switch on the network, nor can it be used to change the IP address of
the KVM switch.
Service Ports
This section allows you to set up port numbers that will be allowed by a firewall. If the port numbers on this page are not allowed access by
the firewall, you will not be able to access the KVM switch. Valid entries for all of the service ports are from 1 to 65535. Note: You must
enter a different port number for each field. If the KVM is connected to a network without a firewall, it doesn’t matter what these ports are
set to, as they will have no effect.
• Program – This is the port number that is used when accessing connected computers via the browser and non-browser Windows and
Java clients. It is also the port number that is used when accessing virtual media. The default value is 9000. Note: This port number
must match the port number in the non-browser Windows and Java clients when using them to connect to the KVM switch.
• HTTP – This is the port that is used for a browser login. The default value is 80.
• HTTPS – This is the port that is used for a secure browser login. The default is 443.
IPv4 Settings
The B020-Series KVM switch supports both IPv4 and IPv6. If you wish to use an IPv6 IP address, ignore this section.
• Obtain an IP Address Automatically (DHCP) – When this option is checked, the KVM switch will have its IP address assigned to it by a
DHCP server upon booting up, and the remaining fields in this section will be grayed out. This option is checked by default.
• Set IP Address Manually (Fixed IP) – Check this option if you wish to assign an IP address to the KVM yourself. When checked, the
settings fields below will be activated for you to edit.
• IP Address – Enter in the desired IP address here.
• Subnet Mask – Enter in the desired Subnet Mask here.
• Default Gateway – Enter in the desired Default Gateway here.
• Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically – When this option is checked, the KVM switch will have its DNS Server address assigned to it
by a DHCP server upon booting up, and the remaining fields in this section will be grayed out. If you selected to set the IP address
manually above, this option will be grayed out, and you will be required to enter the DNS Server address manually as well.
• Set DNS Server Address Manually – Check this option if you wish to assign a DNS Server address to the KVM yourself. When checked,
the settings fields below will be activated for you to edit.
• Preferred DNS Server – Enter in the preferred DNS Server address here.
• Alternate DNS Server – Enter in the alternate DNS Server address here. This is an optional field.
IPv6 Settings
The B020-Series KVM switch supports both IPv4 and IPv6. If you wish to use an IPv4 IP address, ignore this section.
• Obtain IPv6 Address Automatically (DHCP) – When this option is checked, the KVM switch will have its IP address assigned to it by a
DHCP server upon booting up, and the remaining fields in this section will be grayed out. This option is checked by default.
• Set IPv6 Address Manually (Fixed IP) – Check this option if you wish to assign an IP address to the KVM yourself. When checked, the
settings fields below will be activated for you to edit.
• IPv6 Address – Enter in the desired IP address here.
• Subnet Prefix Length – Enter in the desired Subnet Prefix length here.
• Default Gateway – Enter in the desired Default Gateway here.
• Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically – When this option is checked, the KVM switch will have its DNS Server address assigned to it
by a DHCP server upon booting up, and the remaining fields in this section will be grayed out. If you selected to set the IP address
manually above, this option will be grayed out, and you will be required to enter the DNS Server address manually as well.
• Set DNS Server Address Manually – Check this option if you wish to assign a DNS Server address to the KVM yourself. When checked,
the settings fields below will be activated for you to edit.
• Preferred DNS Server – Enter in the preferred DNS Server address here.
• Alternate DNS Server – Enter in the alternate DNS Server address here. This is an optional field.
Network Transfer
Rate
This setting allows you to set the size of the data transfer stream to match your network, by setting the rate at which the KVM transfers
data to remote computers. The range is from 4 to 99,999 KBps. The default is 99999.
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7.2.15 Advanced Network Management Settings
The ANMS sub-section is used to set up login authentication and
authorization management from external sources. It is split up into
two pages; Event Destination and Authentication, which are
explained in the sections that follow.
Event Destination
The Event Destination page allows the KVM to be set up to record
and send notifications of events that take place on the system. It
allows you to enable and set up notification via SMTP, SNMP, Syslog
Server and the Log Server.
Log Server
In addition to the log that is built into the OSD, the KVM comes with an external Windows-based log server that can be installed on a computer. (See The Log Server section for details.) The Log Server section on this page is where the external log server can be enabled and set up for
use. To do this, follow the steps below.
1. Check the Enable checkbox in the Log Server section.
2. In the MAC Address field, enter the MAC address of the computer that the log server resides on.
3. In the Service Port field, enter in a port that the firewall will allow to be used to access the log server. The valid port range is between 1 and
65535. The default port number is 9001.
Note: The port number entered here must not be the same as any of the ports entered into the Network sub-section. (See Network section
under Device Management for details.)
Authentication
The Authentication page allows remote authentication to be set up
via RADIUS and LDAP/S.
RADIUS Settings
To allow authentication and authorization for the B020-Series KVM Switch through a RADIUS server, do the following:
1. Check the Enable check box in the RADIUS section.
2. Fill in the IP addresses and port numbers for the Preferred and Alternate RADIUS servers.
3. In the Timeout field, set the time in seconds that the B020-Series KVM 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 B020-Series KVM Switch and
the RADIUS Server.
6. On the RADIUS server, set the entry for each user as su/xxxx, where xxxx represents the username assigned to the user in the KVM switch.
User access rights will be the same as those that were assigned to them in the KVM switch. (See User Management section for details.)
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LDAP / LDAPS Authentication and Authorization Settings
To allow authentication and authorization for the B020-Series KVM Switch via LDAP / LDAPS, refer to the information in the table, below:
Character
Meaning
Enable
Put a check in the Enable checkbox to allow LDAP / LDAPS authentication and authorization.
LDAP / LDAPS
Click to specify whether to use LDAP or LDAPS.
LDAP Server IP and Port
Fill in the IP address and port number for the LDAP or LDAPS server. For LDAP, the default port number is 389; for LDAPS, the
default port number is 636.
Timeout
Set the time in seconds that the B020-Series KVM Switch waits for an LDAP or LDAPS server reply before it times 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=b020-u08-19-ip,dc=tripplite,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: If the LDAP Setting is enabled, the LDAP schema for MS Active Directory must be extended, or an OpenLDAP server must be installed
and configured. (See LDAP Server Configuration, in the following section for details.)
LDAP Configuration — Active Directory
To allow authentication and authorization for the B020-Series KVM Switch via LDAP or LDAPS, the Active Directory’s LDAP Schema must be
extended so that an extended attribute name for the B020-Series KVM Switch – userprofile – is added as an optional attribute to the person
class.
• Authentication refers to determining the authenticity of the person logging in.
• Authorization refers to assigning permission to use the device’s various features.
In order to configure the LDAP server, you will have to complete the following procedures: 1) Install the Windows 2003 Support Tools;
2) Install the Active Directory Schema Snap-in; and 3) Extend and Update the Active Directory Schema.
Install the Windows 2003 Support Tools
1. On your Windows Server CD, open the Support
Tools folder.
2. In the right panel of the dialog box that comes up, double click SupTools.msi.
3. Follow along with the Installation Wizard to complete the procedure.
Install the Active Directory Schema Snap-in
1. Open a Command Prompt.
2. Key in regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll to register schmmgmt.dll on your computer.
3. Open the Start menu. Click Run and key in mmc /a. Click OK.
4. On the File menu of the screen that appears, click Add/Remove Snap-in, then click Add.
5. Under Available Standalone Snap-ins, double click Active Directory Schema, click Close and click OK.
6. On the screen you are in, open the File menu and click Save.
7. For Save in, specify the C:\Windows\system32 directory.
8. For File name, key in schmmgmt.msc.
9. Click Save to complete the procedure.
Creating a Start Menu Shortcut Entry
To create a shortcut entry on the Start Menu for the Active Directory Schema, do the following:
1. Right click Start; select: Open all Users
Programs
Administrative Tools.
2. On the File menu, select New
Shortcut
3. In the dialog box that comes up, browse to or key in the path to schmmgmt.msc (C:\Windows\system32\schmmgmt.msc) and click Next.
4. In the dialog box that comes up, key in Active Directory Schema as the name for the shortcut, then click Finish.
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Extend and Update the Active Directory Schema
Step 1 - Create a New Attribute:
a) Open Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Active
Directory Schema.
Step 2 - Extend the Object Class With the New Attribute:
a) Open Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Active
Directory Schema.
b) In the left panel of the screen that comes up, select Classes.
c) In the right panel, right-click person:
b) In the left panel of the screen that comes up, right-click
Attributes:
c) Select New
Attribute.
d) In the warning message that appears, click Continue to bring up
the Create New Attribute dialog box.
e) Fill in the dialog box according to the example below and click OK
to complete step 1 of the procedure.
• Common Name – userprofile
• LDAP Display Name – userprofile
• Syntax – Unicode String
• Minimum – 1
• Maximum – 255
Note: The Unique X500 Object ID uses periods, not commas.
d) Select Properties; the person Properties page comes up with the
General tab displayed. Click the Attributes tab.
e) Select the Attributes tab and click the Add button:
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f) In the list that comes up, select userprofile, then click OK to complete step 2 of the procedure.
f) Click Edit to bring up the String Attribute Editor:
g) Replace the value shown with su/xxxx, where xxxx represents the
username assigned to the user in the KVM switch. User access
rights will be the same as those that were assigned to them in the
KVM switch. (See User Management section for details.)
h) Click OK. When you return to the Attribute Editor page, the
userprofile entry now reflects the new permissions:
Step 3 - Edit Active Directory Users With the Extended Schema:
a) Run ADSI Edit. (Installed as part of the Support Tools.)
b) Open Domain, and navigate to the cn=users dc=tripplite dc=com
node.
c) Locate the user you wish to edit.
i) Click Apply to save the change and complete the procedure.
j) Repeat Step 3 (Edit Active Directory Users With the Extended
Schema) for any other users you wish to add.
OpenLDAP Server
OpenLDAP is an Open source LDAP server designed for UNIX
platforms. A Windows version can be downloaded from:
http://download.bergmans.us/openldap/openldap-2.2.29/
openldap-2.2.29-db-4.3.29-openssl-0.9.8awin32_Setup.exe.
d) Right-click on the user’s name and select Properties.
e) On the Attribute Editor page of the dialog box that appears, select
userprofile from the list.
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OpenLDAP Server Installation
After downloading the program, launch the installer, select your
language, accept the license and choose the target installation
directory. The default directory is:
c:\Program Files\OpenLDAP.
When the Select Components dialog box appears, select install
BDB-tools and install OpenLDAP-slapd as NT service, as shown in
the diagram, below:
Starting the OpenLDAP Server
To start the OpenLDAP Server, run slapd (the OpenLDAP Server executable file) from the command line. slapd supports a number of
command line options, the most important option is the d switch
that triggers debug information. For example, a command of slapd
-d 256 would start OpenLDAP with a debug level of 256, as shown
in the following screenshot:
Note: For details about slapd options and their meanings, refer to
the OpenLDAP documentation.
OpenLDAP Server Configuration
The main OpenLDAP configuration file, slapd.conf, has to be
customized before launching the server. The modifications to the
configuration file will do the following:
• Specify the Unicode data directory. The default is ./ucdata.
• Choose the required LDAP schemas. The core schema is
mandatory.
• Configure the path for the OpenLDAP pid and args start up files.
The first contains the server pid, the second includes command
line arguments.
• Choose the database type. The default is bdb (Berkeley DB).
• Specify the server suffix. All entries in the directory will have this
suffix, which represents the root of the directory tree. For example,
with suffix dc=tripplite,dc=com, the fully qualified name of all
entries in the database will end with dc=tripplite,dc=com.
• Define the name of the administrator entry for the server (rootdn),
along with its password (rootpw). This is the server’s super user.
The rootdn name must match the suffix defined above. (Since all
entry names must end with the defined suffix, and the rootdn is
an entry)
An example configuration file is provided in the figure, below:
Customizing the OpenLDAP Schema
The schema that slapd uses may be extended to support additional
syntaxes, matching rules, attribute types, and object classes. In the
case of the B020-Series KVM Switch, the B020-Series KVM Switch
User class and the permission attribute are extended to define a
new schema. The extended schema file used to authenticate and
authorize users logging in to the B020-Series KVM Switch is shown
in the figure, below:
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The following figure illustrates an LDIF file that defines the OpenLDAP
group for the B020-Series KVM Switch.
LDAP DIT Design and LDIF File
LDAP Data Structure
An LDAP Directory stores information in a tree structure known as
the Directory Information Tree (DIT). The nodes in the tree are
directory entries, and each entry contains information in attributevalue form. An example of the LDAP directory tree for the B020Series KVM Switch is shown in the figure below:
DIT Creation
The LDAP Data Interchange Format (LDIF) is used to represent LDAP
entries in a simple text format (please refer to RFC 2849). The figure
below illustrates an LDIF file that creates the DIT for the B020Series KVM Switch directory tree (shown in the figure in the previous
section).
Using the New Schema
To use the new schema, do the following:
1. Save the new schema file (e.g., B020-Series KVM switch.
schema) in the /OpenLDAP/ schema/ directory.
2. Add the new schema to the slapd.conf file, as shown in the
figure:
3. Restart the LDAP server.
4. Write the LDIF file and create the database entries in init.ldif with
the ldapadd command, as shown in the following example:
ldapadd -f init.ldif -x -D “cn=Manager,dc=tripplite,dc=com” -w secret
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7.2.16 Security
The following section describes the settings found in the Security
sub-section.
Login Failures
The Login Failures section allows you to set up the parameters for what occurs when an account fails to login successfully. To enable the
settings entered here, check the Enable checkbox. The table below describes the settings found in this section.
Note: When the Login Failures settings are disabled, there is no restriction on the number of login failures. It is strongly recommended that
you enable these features, and that both the Lock Client PC and Lock Account settings are enabled.
Setting
Description
Allowed
Determines the number of failed login attempts an account gets before they are prevented from accessing the KVM switch.
Timeout
Determines the amount of time that the user is prevented from accessing the KVM switch after exceeding the maximum number of
failed login attempts.
Lock Client PC
When this checkbox is checked, the computer used to unsuccessfully access the KVM will be locked out after exceeding the
maximum number of failed login attempts. Note: This feature blocks the computer using its IP address. If the computer IP address
is changed, it will be able to access the KVM in spite of this setting.
Lock Account
When this checkbox is checked, the account used to unsuccessfully access the KVM will be locked out after exceeding the
maximum number of failed login attempts.
Filtering
To enable IP and/or MAC filtering, click the IP Filter Enable and/or
MAC Filter Enable checkbox. There are a maximum of 100 filters
allowed for each.
• If the include button is checked, all the addresses within the filter
range are allowed access to the B020-Series KVM Switch; all
other addresses are denied access.
• If the exclude button is checked, all the addresses within the filter
range are denied access to the B020-Series KVM Switch; all
other addresses are allowed access.
IP
To
1.
2.
To delete an IP filter:
Select the desired IP filter from the list and click Delete.
To modify an IP filter:
1. Select the desired IP filter from the list and click Modify. A Modify
dialog box similar to the Add dialog box will appear.
2. Delete the old start IP address and replace it with the new one.
3. Delete the old end IP address and replace it with the new one.
Click OK.
Note: To block a computer from accessing the B020-Series KVM
Switch, you do not need to filter both its IP address and its MAC
address. Any computer blocked by an IP filter will be denied access
to the KVM switch, even if the computer is allowed to access the
KVM switch under the MAC filters that are set up.
Filtering
add an IP filter:
Check the IP Filter Enable check box.
Click Add. A dialog box similar to the one below appears:
3. To filter a range of IP addresses, enter the starting IP address in
the From field, and the ending IP address in the To field.
4. After filtering in the addresses, click OK.
5. Repeat these steps for any additional IP addresses you want to
filter.
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Login String
The Login String allows the KVM’s IP address to be more secure by
adding extra text to the end of it. When text is entered into the Login
String field, users will need to include a forward slash (/) and the
Login String at the end of the URL to access the KVM switch. For
example, if a Login String of abcdefg is entered, the user must enter
a URL such as 192.168.0.126/abcdefg.
The following characters are allowed in the login string:
0 through 9, a through z, A through Z, ~ ! @$^&*()_+’<>,.|
The following characters are not allowed:
%”:/?#\[Space]
Note: If a Login String is not entered, anyone can access the KVM
switch using the IP Adress alone, making the installation less secure.
MAC Filtering
To add a MAC filter:
1. Click Add. A dialog box similar to the one below appears:
2. Type in the desired MAC address and click OK.
3. Repeat these steps for any additional MAC addresses you want
to filter.
To delete a MAC filter:
Select the desired MAC filter from the list and click Delete.
To modify a MAC filter:
1. Select the desired MAC filter from the list and click Modify. A
Modify dialog box box appears.
2. Delete the old address and replace it with the new one. Click OK.
Note: To block a computer from accessing the B020-Series KVM
Switch, you do not need to filter both its IP address and its MAC
address. Any computer blocked by a MAC filter will be denied access
to the KVM switch, even if the computer is allowed to access the
KVM switch under the IP filters that are set up.
If any filters have been configured, they appear in the IP Filter and/or
MAC Filter list boxes.
Account Policy
The Account Policy section allows rules for usernames and passwords to be regulated. The settings in this section are described in the table
below.
Item
Description
Minimum Username Length
Sets the minimum number of characters required for each username. Values from 1 to 16 can be entered.
Minimum Password Length
Sets the minimum number of characters required for each password. Values can be from 0 to 16.
Password Must Contain
at Least
• ­One Uppercase – Checking this box will require that each password contain one uppercase letter
• One Lowercase – Checking this box will require that each password contain one lowercase letter
• One Number – Checking this box will require that each password contain one number
Note: Current usernames and passwords are not affected when these settings are changed. Only usernames and passwords
that are created after these settings have been changed must follow the rules.
Enforce Password History
This policy setting determines the number of unique new passwords that must be associated with a user account before an old
password can be reused. User-specified number from 0 through 24.
Encryption
This section allows you to set different encryption settings for the Keyboard/Mouse, Video and Virtual Media functions of the KVM switch. You
can choose any combination of encryption methods (DES, 3DES, AES and/or RC4), you can choose to randomly switch between them or you
can choose no encryption at all. Although enabling encryption will add more security to you installation, it can also slow down system performance (mouse, keyboard, video), with the following having the most impact:
• RC4 impacts performance the least out of the four encryption methods. DES is second to least in impact, followed by 3DES and AES.
• Of all the possible combinations, a combination of RC4 and DES impacts performance the least.
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Working Mode
The Working Mode section allows you to enable/disable operation features of the KVM switch. The table below describes the available settings.
Setting
Description
Enable ICMP
When this box is checked, the KVM switch can be pinged. If it is not checked, the KVM cannot be pinged.
Enable Multiuser Operation
When this box is checked, multiple accounts can log onto the same bus at the same time (see Bus Info section under Control
Panel in Remote Session Operation for details). If not selected, the KVM switch can only be simultaneously accessed by the
number of users the unit has buses for. B020-U08-19-IP and B020-U16-19-IP have 2 buses each (1 local, 1 remote).
Browser Service
When this box is checked, browser access to the KVM switch can be limited by selecting one of the three options in the dropdown menu.
• Disable Browser – Browser access is disabled completely.
• Disable HTTP – Browser access is permitted, but only when using a HTTPS URL.
• Disable HTTPS – Browser access is permitted, but only when using a HTTP URL.
Private Certificate
When logging into the KVM switch over a secure (SSL) connection, a certificate is required to ensure you are logging into a secure site. If a
certificate is not recognized as secure, you will be prompted each time you log in to verify you want to continue to the website. This section
allows you to import an Encryption Key and Certificate. To import an Encryption Key and Certificate, follow the steps below.
1. Click the Browse button to the right of Private Key, browse to where your private encryption key file is located, and then select it.
2. Click the Browse button to the right of Certificate, browse to where your certificate file is located, and then select it.
3. Click the Upload button to complete the procedure.
Note: Both the Private Key and Certificate must be imported at the same time. Clicking the Restore Default button returns the KVM to the
default certificate that came installed on it.
Certificate Signing Request
The Certificate Signing Request section provides an automated way of obtaining and installing a CA signed SSL server certificate. To perform
this operation, follow the steps below.
1. Click the Create CSR button. The following dialog box appears.
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2. Fill in the form with the appropriate information for your company. The table below is an example of a filled out form.
Field
Example
Country (2 letter code)
TW
State or Province
Taiwan
Locality
Taipei
Organization
Your Company, Ltd.
Unit
Techdoc Department
Common Name
www.mycompany.com Note: This entry must be the exact domain name of the site that you want the certificate to be valid
for. If the site’s domain name is www.mycompany.com, and you enter mycompany.com, the certificate will not be valid.
Email Address
administrator@yourcompany.com
3. When all fields have been filled out (all fields are required), click the Create button.
4. Click the Get CSR button, and then save the certificate file to a convenient location on your computer. This is the file that you give to the
third party CA to apply for their signed SSL certificate.
5. After you have received the certificate from the third party CA, save it to a convenient location on your computer. In the Certificate Signing
Request section of the Security page, click the Browse button and navigate to and select the certificate.
6. Click the Upload button.
Note: When uploading the file, the KVM checks to make sure the specified information still matches. If it does, the file is accepted. If it
does not match, the file will be rejected. If you want to remove the certificate (e.g. to replace it with a new one because of a domain name
change), click the Remove CSR button.
7.2.17 Date/Time
The Date/Time page allows the user to set the date and time
parameters for the KVM switch. The following section describes the
settings on this page.
Time Zone
• Select the Time Zone and City that most closely resembles where
the KVM switch is in using the drop-down menu at the top of this
section.
• If your area uses Daylight Savings Time, check the Daylight
Savings Time checkbox.
To manually set the date and time, do the following:
1. In the Date section, select the current month using the dropdown menu.
2. If needed, click the < or > buttons in the Date section to move
backward or forward to the correct year.
3. In the calendar in the Date section, click on the current day.
4. In the Time section, enter in the current time using the 24 hour
HH:MM:SS format.
5. Click the Set button in the Time section to apply your changes.
Network Time
To have the time automatically synchronized to a network time
server, do the following:
1. Check the Enable Auto Adjustment checkbox.
2. Select a time server from the Preferred Time Server drop-down
list; or, check the Preferred Custom Server IP checkbox and enter
in the IP of your preferred time server.
3. If desired, repeat step two to enter an Alternate Time Server.
4. Key in the desired number of days between synchronization in
the Adjust Time Every __ Days field.
5. Click the Adjust Time Now button to synchronize immediately.
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7.2.18 Log
The B020-Series KVM switches log all the events that take place and writes them to a log file. The Log section is split into two sub-sections;
Log Information and Notification Settings.
Log Information
The Log Information sub-section is where you can view the contents
of the built-in log file. When opened, a page similar to the one below
appears.
The Log Information page can store up to 512 events, at which time
the oldest files are deleted and replaced with newer files. The
records it displays show the Time, Severity, User and Log Information
associated with the event. At the bottom of the screen are four
icons, whose functionality is described below.
• Pause – Clicking the Pause button stops new events from being
displayed in the Log Information page. When clicked, the icon
changes to Resume. Click Resume to allow events to be displayed
again.
• Clear Log – Clicking the Clear Log button will clear the records
displayed in the Log Information page.
• Export Log – Clicking the Export Log button will allow you to
export and save the log file to your computer.
• Filter – Clicking the Filter button opens the Filter settings, shown
below, which allow you to display only records that match the filter
settings entered. The filter settings are described in the table
below.
Field
Example
Time
The Time filter settings allow you to display only those records that occurred at a specific time. Below are the options.
• Today Only – Check the Today Only checkbox and click the Apply button to display only those events that occurred on
today’s date.
• Start Date/Time – Check the Start Date/Time checkbox and click in the field to the right of it to bring up a calendar that
allows you to select a desired date and time. Click the Apply button to display all of the events that occurred between the
date/time entered into the Start Date/Time field and the present date/time.
• End Date/Time – This setting works in conjunction with the Start Date/Time field. Check the Start Date/Time checkbox and
click in the field to the right of it to bring up a calendar that allows you to select a desired date and time. Check the End
Date/Time checkbox and click in the field to the right of it to bring up a calendar that allows you to select a desired date
and time. Click the Apply button to display all of the events that occurred between the date/time entered into the Start Date/
Time field and the date/time entered into the End Date/Time field.
Information
The Information field allows you to type in a key word or string, and display only those records that contain the search term.
Simply type in a search term and click the Apply button.
User
The User field allows you to type in a user name, and display only those records that contain the text that you entered in the User
field. To filter by User, you must check the User checkbox, type in a search term, and then click the Apply button.
Priority
The Priority fields allow you to filter by the Priority of the event being recorded; Least, Less or Most. To filter by Priority, check
the Priority checkbox, then check the Priority level checkbox(es) that you wish to filter by, and then click the Apply button.
Reset
Click the Reset button at any time to clear any filter settings that were entered and display all events.
Exit
Click the Exit button to close the Filter settings.
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7.2.19 Maintenance
The Maintenance section is used to upgrade the B020-Series KVM Switch’s firmware.
Note: Super Administrators are the only users who are guaranteed access to the Maintenance section of the KVM. Administrators and Users
can only access this function if they are given permission.
The Main Screen
The Maintenance section can be used to upgrade the KVM, backup/
restore system configuration and account information, ping network
devices, and restore the KVM’s default values. When selected, the
Maintenance section opens with the Upgrade Main Firmware
subsection displayed.
Main Firmware Upgrade Recovery
Should the KVM firmware upgrade procedure fail, and the switch
becomes unusable, follow the steps below to restore the KVM.
1. Power off the KVM.
2. Press and hold the Reset switch on the front of the unit.
3. Power on the KVM while holding down the Reset switch.
4. The KVM will be restored to the originally installed firmware
version. You will now be able to access the KVM switch and try
upgrading the firmware again.
Backup/Restore
The Backup/Restore subsection allows you to backup and restore the
KVM switch configuration and user profile information.
Upgrade Main Firmware
The Upgrade Main Firmware sub-section is used to upgrade the
firmware of the KVM switch. As firmware upgrades become available,
they can be found on www.tripplite.com/support. To upgrade the
KVM firmware, follow the steps below.
1. Go to www.tripplite.com/support to download the most current
firmware and save it to a computer that is not connected to the
KVM switch.
2. Logon to the OSD, and navigate to the Maintenance section,
which will open with the Upgrade Main Firmware sub-section
page displayed.
3. By default, the Check Main Firmware Version box is checked,
which causes the KVM to check to see if the current firmware is
newer than that of the firmware file you are using to upgrade the
KVM. If the current version is newer, you will not be allowed to
continue with the upgrade. If you wish to perform a firmware
upgrade without checking to see if the current firmware version is
newer than the upgrade file, simply uncheck this checkbox.
4. Click the Browse button, and then navigate to and select the
firmware upgrade file you downloaded from the Tripp Lite website.
When selected, the Upgrade Firmware button becomes active.
5. Click the Upgrade Firmware button to begin the firmware
upgrade. As the upgrade proceeds, progress is shown in the
Upload Progress bar.
6. When the upload is complete, a pop-up appears stating System
will reboot in a few seconds. The KVM switch will reboot (this
may take a few minutes), and the upgrade will be complete. In
the event of a firmware upgrade failure, see the Main Firmware
Upgrade Recovery section below.
Backup
To create a backup of the KVM switch, follow the steps below.
1. Key in a password in the Password field. Note: Setting a
password is optional. If you do not wish to use a password, you
can skip this step.
2. Click the Backup button.
3. A pop-up appears asking you to save the backup file. Browse to a
desired location on your computer to save the file to.
Restore
To restore the KVM switch using a backup file, follow the steps
below.
1. Click on the Browse button to the right of the filename field, and
then navigate to and select the backup file.
2. If you set up a password when creating the backup file, enter it in
the Password field.
3. Select as many of the options that are presented as you wish to
restore, and then click the Restore button. Once complete, a
message appears to inform you that the procedure succeeded.
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Ping Host
The Ping Host subsection lets you check the network status of devices on the KVM installation.
To ping a device, follow the instructions below.
1. Key in the IP address or Host Name of the device into the IP
address/Host Name field.
2. Click the Ping button. The ping results will be displayed in the
Results section.
System Operation
The System Operation sub-section allows you to clear port names,
and reset the KVM configuration settings to their default values.
The functions available in the System Operation page are explained
in the table below.
Field
Example
Clear Port Names
Click this button to clear all of the port names on the installation and restore them to their default values. Upon clicking this button,
you will be prompted to confirm that you wish to clear all port names. Click Yes to proceed.
Reset Default Values
Click this button to undo all configuration changes that have been made to the KVM, and restore them to the factory default settings.
This does not affect port names, account information or network information. Upon clicking this button, you will be prompted to
confirm that you wish to proceed. Click Yes to proceed.
Reset on Exit
Check this box and click the Apply button to have the KVM switch reset itself and implement all new settings upon logging out. (Following
the reset, allow approximately 30 to 60 seconds before logging back into the KVM.)
If you change the IP address of the KVM, the Reset on Exit checkbox is automatically checked. To prevent the KVM from resetting and
saving the new IP address, uncheck this box. Note: Un-selecting this checkbox will only cause the new network settings to be ignored for
one logout. When you log back in, the changes you made still appear in the Network settings fields, and the Reset on Exit checkbox is
once again checked. To ensure that these settings don’t get changed to something you don’t want, always make sure that you leave the
Network settings page with the correct information entered in.
7.2.20 Download
The Download icon is used to download non-browser AP versions of
the Windows and Java Clients, as well as the Log Server. Selecting
this tab will open a drop-down list of the programs that are available
for download.
Note: If you have not been given access to one of these applications, you will not be able to download it.
Click on the Download icon and select the program you want to
download. Save it to a convenient location on your hard disk and run
it from there.
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7.3 Log Server
The Windows-based Log Server is an administrative utility that records
all the events that take place on selected KVM switch units and
writes them to a searchable database. This chapter describes how to
install and configure the Log Server.
Menu Bar
The Menu bar consists of four drop-down menus:
• Configure
• Events
• Options
• Help
Note: The Log Server requires the Microsoft Jet OLEDB v4.0 or
higher driver in order to function properly.
To install the Log Server, do the following:
1. From the computer that you want to use to host the Log Server,
open the CD that came with the KVM switch and open the Log
Server Installer file. If any security warning dialog boxes appear,
ignore them and click Run or Open. A Log Server setup screen
appears.
Configure
The Configure menu consists of three functions; Add, Edit and Delete.
Add
Select the Add function when you need to add a new KVM switch to
the list of units that the Log Server records events for.
Note: You must first add a KVM switch via the Add function before
the Log Server can start recording its events.
When you open the Add function the following dialog box will appear:
Descriptions of the fields in this dialog box are shown in the table:
2. Click the Next button, and then follow the on-screen instructions
to complete the installation and have the Log Server program icon
placed on your desktop.
3. After installation, and before opening the Log Server for the first
time, go to the ANMS page in the Web Management Interface or
Remote OSD and enter the MAC address of the computer you
installed the Log Server on and an access port that can be used
to get through a firewall. (See page 49 for the Web Management
Interface ANMS or page 34 for the Remote OSD ANMS.)
4. Double-click the Log Server desktop icon. The first time you open
the Log Server, a screen similar to the one below appears:
Field
Description
Address
This can either be the IP address of the KVM switch or its
DNS name (if the network administrator has assigned it a
DNS name). This value must be entered into the ANMS
settings screen in order for the KVM switch to
communicate with the Log Server. (See page 49 for the
Web Management Interface ANMS or page 34 for the
Remote OSD ANMS.)
Port
Key in the port number that was specified in the Log Server
portion of the ANMS settings screen. If this differs from the
port entered in the ANMS settings screen, the Log Server
will not be able to communicate with the KVM switch.
Description
This field is provided so that you can enter in additional
information that will help differentiate this KVM switch from
all other KVMs that the Log Server is recording information
for.
Limit
This specifies the number of days that an event is kept in
the database before it can be deleted. To remove all events
that have passed the expiration date set in this field, use
the Maintenance function in the Events menu. (See page
53 for details on the Maintenance function.)
Edit
Select the Edit function when you need to change the information for
an existing KVM switch. To edit an existing KVM, simply highlight it in
the Log Server list and open the Edit function from the Configure
menu. A dialog box will appear that shows the exact information that
was entered for the KVM when it was added using the Add function.
Edit this information and click OK.
Delete
To delete a KVM switch, simply highlight it in the Log Server list and
open the Delete function from the Configure menu. A dialog box will
appear which will display the KVMs information and ask you to click
OK to delete it. If you want to remove it from the list of KVMs being
tracked by the Log Server, click OK.
The screen is divided into three components:
• A Menu Bar at the top.
• A panel that will contain a list of all KVM switch units in the
middle.
• A panel that will contain an Events List at the bottom.
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Maintenance
This function allows the Administrator to remove all records that have
passed their expiration limit. (See Limit on page 52 for details.) In
order to delete old files from the log server, the maintenance function
must be performed.
Events
The Events menu consists of 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
that follows appears:
Options
The Options menu consists of only one function; Network Retry.
Network Retry
Network Retry allows you to set the number of seconds that the Log
Server should wait before attempting to connect in the event that the
previous connection attempt failed. When you click this item, a dialog
box appears:
A description of the items from the Search screen is given in the
table:
Item
Search
Options
Server List
Priority List
Key in the desired number of seconds and click OK to finish.
Help
The Help menu consists of two options; Contents and About Log
Server.
Description
New search: When selected, the search is performed on
all the events in the database for the selected KVM.
Search last results: This is a secondary search performed
on the events that resulted from the last search.
Search excluding last results: This is a secondary search
performed on all the events in the database for the selected KVM excluding the events that resulted from the last
search.
KVM switches are listed in the Log Server list 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.
Determines what types of search results are displayed,
according to their level of importance to the security of the
installation; Most, Medium or Least. If nothing is selected,
all results will display, and they will be color-codes
according to level of importance:
Contents
Selecting the Contents function will bring up an online help file. The
help file contains instructions about how to setup, operate and
troubleshoot the Log Server.
About Log Server
Selecting the About Log Server option will pull up a dialog box that
gives you the version number of the Log Server.
The Log Server Main Screen
The Log Server Main Screen is divided into two main panels; an
upper (List) panel that displays all of the KVM switches that have
been added to the Log Server and a lower (Event) panel that displays
the log events for the currently selected KVM. To select a KVM from
the list, simply click on it.
• Most important: Entries highlighted in red are the most
relevant to the security of the installation.
• Medium importance: Entries highlighted in blue are
somewhat relevant to the security of the installation.
Start Date
Start Time
End Date
End Time
Pattern
Results
Search
Print
Export
Exit
• Least importance: Entries highlighted in black are least
relevant to the security of the installation.
Select the date that you want the search to start from. The
format follows the MM/DD/YYYY convention (e.g.
11/04/2005).
Select the time that you want the search to start from.
Select the date that you want the search to end. The
format follows the MM/DD/YYYY convention (e.g.
11/04/2005).
Select the time that you want the search to end.
Key in text here that you want the search to filter the
events by.
The events that matched your search terms are listed here.
After you have entered in all of your search terms, click this
button to start the search.
Click this button to print the search results.
Click this button to export search results as a text file.
Click this button to exit the Search dialog box.
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The List Panel
The List panel contains the following fields:
Field
Description
Recording
Determines whether the Log Server records log events for the corresponding KVM switch. If this checkbox is checked, the field displays
Recording, and log events are recorded. If this checkbox is not checked, the field displays Paused, and log events are not recorded for the corresponding KVM.
Note: Even if a KVM is not currently selected, if its Recording checkbox is checked, the Log Server will still record its log events.
Address
This is the IP address or DNS name that was given to the KVM switch when it was added to the Log Server.
Port
This is the port number that was assigned to the KVM switch when it was added to the Log Server.
Connection
If the Log Server is connected to the corresponding KVM switch, this field displays Connected. If it is not connected, this field displays Waiting.
A connection status of Waiting means that the Log Server is not communicating with the KVM, and will not record its events. This occurs when
the Log Server’s MAC address and/or port number have not been set properly. The MAC address and port for the Log Server computer must be
entered into the KVM’s ANMS settings screen. In addition, the KVM’s IP address and port must be entered when adding it to the Log Server. If
the port numbers in the ANMS menu and the Log Server do not match, the two will not be able to communicate.
Days
This field displays the number of days that the KVM’s log events are to be kept in the database before it is eligible for deletion.
Description
This field displays the descriptive information entered for the corresponding KVM switch when it was added to the Log Server.
The Event Panel
The lower panel displays event information for the currently selected KVM switch.
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8. Specifications
Specification
Computer Ports
KVM Cable Kit Model
KVM Cable Kit Connectors
Included Cable Kits
Port Selection
External Console Ports
External Console Cable
External Console Cable Connectors
Additional USB Ports
Additional USB Port Version
Daisy-Chain Port
Max Connections via Daisy-Chain
LAN Port
Firmware Upgrade Port
Pushbuttons
Reset Button
Max Resolution Supported by Built-In Monitor
Power ON/OFF Switch
Included Power Cord
Power Consumption
Power I/P Rating
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
Humidity
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Weight
Maximum Rack Depth Supported
Minimum Rack Depth Supported
B020-U08-19-IP
HD18 Female (8)
P778-Series
KVM Side: HD18 Male
Computer Side: HD15 Male, USB-A Male, PS/2
Male (2)
P778-006 6 ft. Cables (2)
OSD, Hotkey, Pushbutton (Local Console Only)
HD18 Male, USB-A Female
Yes
KVM Side: HD18 Female
Computer Side: HD15 Female, USB-A Female (2),
PS/2 Female (2)
1
1.1
DB25 Male
256
RJ45 Female
RJ11 Female
Station: Up/Down (2)
Port: Up/Down (2)
Semi-Recessed Pushbutton
1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz, DDC2B
Yes
C13 to 5-15P
120V/60 Hz, 21W
100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 1A
32 to 122 °F / 0 to 50 °C
-4 to 140 °F / -20 to 60 °C
0 to 80% RH, Non-Condensing
1.73 x 18.9 x 27 in. / 44 x 480 x 686 mm
30.6 lb. / 13.9 kg
38 in.* / 965 mm*
26 in.* / 660 mm*
B020-U16-19-IP
HD18 Female (16)
P778-Series
KVM Side: HD18 Male
Computer Side: HD15 Male, USB-A Male, PS/2
Male (2)
P778-006 6 ft. Cables (2)
OSD, Hotkey, Pushbutton (Local Console Only)
HD18 Male, USB-A Female
Yes
KVM Side: HD18 Female
Computer Side: HD15 Female, USB-A Female (2),
PS/2 Female (2)
1
1.1
DB25 Male
264
RJ45 Female
RJ11 Female
Station: Up/Down (2)
Port: Up/Down (2)
Semi-Recessed Pushbutton
1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz, DDC2B
Yes
C13 to 5-15P
120V/60 Hz, 23W
100-240V, 50/60 Hz, 1A
32 to 122 °F / 0 to 50 °C
-4 to 140 °F / -20 to 60 °C
0 to 80% RH, Non-Condensing
1.73 x 18.9 x 27 in. / 44 x 480 x 686 mm
31 lb. / 14 kg
38 in.* / 965 mm*
26 in.* / 660 mm*
*This measurement is the distance from the rackmount brackets on the front of the unit to those on the back of the unit. The protrusion of the
KVM cables from the back of the unit, and the protrusion of the console handle from the front of the unit need to be considered in the rack
installation.
8.1 OSD Default Settings
Setting
OSD Language
OSD Hotkey
Port ID Display Position
Port ID Display Duration
Port ID Display Mode
Scan Duration
Scan/Skip Mode
Screen Blanker
Logout Timeout
Accessible Ports
Beeper
IP Address
IP Installer
Working Mode
Mouse Sync Mode
Default
English
[Scroll Lock] [Scroll Lock]*
Upper Left Corner
3 Seconds
The Port Number plus the Port Name
5 Seconds
All
0 (Disabled)
0 (Disabled)
F (Full) for all users on all ports
Y (Activated)
Obtain Automatically (DHCP)
Enabled
Enable ICMP, Enable Device List, Enable Browser and Enable Multiuser
Manual
*Use of the [Scroll Lock] key requires the [Fn] key to be held down.
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8.2 Keyboard Emulation
Mac Keyboard
The PC compatible (101/104 key) keyboard can emulate the
functions of the Mac keyboard. The emulation mappings are listed in
the table:
PC Keyboard
[Shift]
[Ctrl]
Sun Keyboard
The PC compatible (101/104 key) keyboard can emulate the
functions of the Sun keyboard when the [Ctrl] key is used in
conjunction with other keys. The corresponding functions are shown
in the table:
Mac Keyboard
[Shift]
[Ctrl]
PC Keyboard
[Ctrl] [T]
[Ctrl] [F2]
[Ctrl] [F3]
[Ctrl] [F4]
[Ctrl] [F5]
[Ctrl] [F6]
[Ctrl] [F7]
[Ctrl] [F8]
[Ctrl] [F9]
[Ctrl] [F10]
[Ctrl] [1]
[Ctrl] [2]
[Ctrl] [3]
[Ctrl] [4]
[Alt]
[Print Screen]
[Scroll Lock]
[Ctrl] [1]
[Alt]
[F13]
[F14]
[Ctrl] [2]
[Ctrl] [3]
[=]
[Enter]
[Backspace]
[Insert]
Sun Keyboard
[Stop]
[Again]
[Props]
[Undo]
[Front]
[Copy]
[Open]
[Paste]
[Find]
[Cut]
[Ctrl] [4]
[Return]
[Delete]
[Help]
[Ctrl] [H]
[Help]
[Compose]
Note: When using key combinations, press and release the first key,
and then press and release the second key.
Note: When using key combinations, press and release the first key
and then press and release the second key.
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9. Warranty and Product Registration
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purchase. TRIPP LITE’s obligation under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing (at its sole option) any such defective products. To
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must be accompanied by a brief description of the problem encountered and proof of date and place of purchase. This warranty does not apply
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