Minicom Advanced Systems SMART 216 User guide

SMART 216 / 232 IP
Web-based control - Browser Control to a Target server, from any location via
secured standard IP connection.
Security - Supports the highest security standards for encryption (256 bit SSL and
HTTPS) and authentication for remote user and advanced OSD management with
multi-layer security for local user.
Smart 216 / 232 IP- Quick Start Guide
Centralized Management - Can be controlled by the Minicom’s Centralized
Management systems – AccessIT and KVM.net II.
Seamless power control – with Minicom’s Serial Remote Power Switch.
3. System components
The system consists of:
1. Introduction
To take advantage of the full range of features, we recommend you read the
softcopy User Guide after performing the Quick Start procedure. It’s in PDF format
on the supplied CD or on our website www.minicom.com in the Support section.
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1 Smart 216 IP (p/n 1SU70036) or 1 Smart 232 IP (p/n 1SU70037)
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Rack mounting set (p/n 5AC20247)
ROCS - PS/2, USB
4. Compatibility
All references throughout this guide to the Smart 216 IP refer equally to the Smart
232 IP. The two units are functionally the same. The Smart 216 IP has 16 Server
ports and the Smart 232 IP has 32 Server ports.
The Smart 216 IP is compatible with:
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PS/2 and USB computers/servers
The Smart 216 IP extends your KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) from any
computer or server over TCP/IP via LAN, WAN or Internet connection. Now 2
remote users can control, monitor and manage up to 16 remote (PS/2, USB) servers
simultaneously from wherever they are, inside or outside the organization.
Simultaneously 1 local user can also access the servers. Simultaneously 2 more
remote users can operate serial devices such as routers or managed network
switches. Alternatively, 1 more user can use a PDU.
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VGA, SVGA, or XGA monitors
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Windows, Linux, UNIX and other major operating systems
2. Key features
BIOS level control to any server’s brand and model, regardless of the server
condition and network connectivity, covering the entire spectrum of crash
scenarios.
Compatible with all major operating systems. Supports many hardware and
software configurations for the remote client and the Target server computers, as
well as the KVM switch in use
5. Terminology
Below are some terms and their meanings used in this guide.
Term
Meaning
Target server
The computers/servers that are accessed remotely via the Smart 216
/ 232 IP.
Client computer
The PC running a remote Smart 216 / 232 IP session
Remote session
The process of remotely accessing and controlling Target servers
connected to Smart 216 / 232 IP from a user workstation
6. Client computer operating system
Windows 2000 or higher, with Firefox 3 or Internet Explorer 6.0 or later version.
Linux with Firefox 3.
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7. The Smart 216 IP unit
9. Connecting the system
Figure 1 illustrates the front panel of the Smart 216 IP.
Figure 3 illustrates the Smart 216 IP system overview.
MINICOM
Link
Local User
SMART 216 IP
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Power
2
Remote
Figure 1 Smart 216 IP front panel
SERIAL 1
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7.1 LED and button table
LOCAL USER
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
SERVER
10
11
12
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16
To LAN port
LED
Function
Power
Power Indicator
Link
Unit is connected to the network
Remote 1 & 2
SERIAL 2
LAN
POWER
100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
User 1 over IP
Illuminates when a remote session is active
Monitor
Serial 1 port
Serial 2 port
To servers
SERIAL 1
I
0
POWER
100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz
User 2 over IP
SERIAL 2
1
LAN
LAN (Ethernet)
port
Power
Internet / VPN / LAN
2
3
4
Mouse
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8
9
SERVER
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
PDU
Server ports
Keyboard
Figure 2 Smart 216 IP ports
7.2 Connector table
Function
Console KVM
Serial 1
Connect a keyboard, video and mouse to operate the Smart 216 IP locally
Connect any Serial device. Note! Minicom’s Serial Remote Power Switch
must be connected to Serial 1
Connect any Serial device.
Connect to 10/100 Mbit Ethernet. Yellow Led illuminates when connected
to LAN. Green LED illuminates when a remote session is in progress
Connect to servers via ROCs
Server ports
Figure 3 Smart 216 IP system overview
9.1 The ROCs
Connector
Serial 2
LAN
ROCs
LOCAL USER
Each computer/server is directly connected to the Smart 216 IP via the appropriate
ROC using CAT5 cable in a star configuration. No external power is needed at the
remote ROCs. The ROCs draw their power from the computer’s keyboard port
(ROC PS/2) or from the USB port (ROC USB). The figures below illustrate the
ROC PS/2 and ROC USB.
To computer’s
Video Card
8. Pre-installation guidelines
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Place cables away from fluorescent lights, air conditioners, and machines that
are likely to generate electrical noise
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Place the Smart 216 IP on a flat, clean and dry surface
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The Smart 216 IP is not intended for connection to exposed outdoor lines
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Ensure that the maximum distance between each computer and the Smart 216
IP, does not exceed 30m/100ft for ROCs.
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To computer’s
Video card
To computer’s
USB Port
To computer’s
keyboard port
Figure 5 ROC USB
To computer’s
mouse port
Figure 4 ROC PS/2
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9.5 Connecting the power supply
9.1.1 Connecting a ROC PS/2
You can connect the ROC PS/2 to a powered on computer, but it must be in the
following order:
1. Using the Power cord provided, connect the Smart 216 IP to a socket outlet with
grounding connection. Only use the power cord supplied with the unit.
1. Connect the Mouse connector to the computer’s Mouse port.
2. Switch on the Smart 216 IP.
2. Connect the Keyboard connector to the computer’s Keyboard port.
10. Setting the IP address
3. Connect the Screen connector to the computer’s Video port.
By default, Smart 216 IP boots with an automatically assigned IP address from a
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server on the network. The DHCP
server provides a valid IP address, gateway address and subnet mask.
Failure to connect in the above order while the server is running, may lead to the
mouse malfunctioning until the server is rebooted.
9.1.2 Connecting a ROC USB
The ROC USB supports Windows 98 SE and later, MAC, SUN and SGI, and all
modern Linux distributions.
To connect the ROC USB:
You can identify the IP address from the OSD at the local position. Also where
there is no DHCP server, set the IP address locally via the OSD as follows:
1. From the local keyboard, press Shift twice. The OSD Main window appears.
See Figure 6.
1. Connect the Screen connector to the computer’s Video port.
2. Connect the USB connector to the computer’s USB port.
9.2 Connecting to the network
Connect the network cable to the LAN port of the Smart 216 IP. This must be done
before powering on the Smart 216 IP.
9.3 Connecting the CAT5 cables
1. Connect one connector to the ROCs RJ45 port.
2. Connect the other connector to one of the Smart 216 IP’s Computer ports.
Figure 6 OSD Main window
2. Press F2. The Settings window appears see Figure 7.
3. Follow the above 2 steps for each computer.
9.4 Connecting a KVM console
To operate the system locally, connect a KVM console to the Smart 216 / 232 IP:
1. Connect the monitor’s connector to the Smart 216 / 232 IP’s Monitor port.
2. Connect the keyboard’s USB connector to the Smart 216 / 232 IP’s USB
Keyboard port.
3. Connect the mouse’s USB connector to the Smart 216 / 232 IP’s USB Mouse
port.
Figure 7 Settings window
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In the Settings window navigate downwards using the Tab key. At the bottom of
the window, press tab to go to the top of the window. Change settings by typing in
the selected area or by pressing the spacebar – whichever is relevant.
12. Logging into the web interface
11. The OSD
1. Open your web browser (Internet Explorer version 6.0 or higher).
2. Type the Smart 216 / 232 IP system IP address – http or https://IP address/ and press Enter. The login page appears.
You operate the Smart 216 / 232 IP system locally via the OSD.
To display the OSD:
1. From the local keyboard, press the left Shift key twice. The OSD Main window
appears. See Figure 8. Lines with the sun icons in the PM column show
switched on active computers/servers. A switched off computer has no sun icon.
When a server is busy the entire line appears in red characters.
Port number
appears here
To complete the initial setup via the web configuration interface:
3. Type the default Administrator user name - admin - and password - access (both lower case).
4. Press Enter. The web interface opens at the Targets page. See Figure 9.
PM=Power
management
Instruction
keys
Figure 8 OSD Main window
11.1 Navigating the OSD Main window
To navigate up and down use the Up and Down arrow keys.
Figure 9 Targets page
5. To connect to a Target you click the desired Target in the Server Name Column.
To exit the OSD press Esc.
11.2 Selecting a computer
To select a computer:
1. Navigate to the desired computer line.
Or, type the two-digit port number of the desired computer.
For the rest of the configuration and operating instructions please see the softcopy
User Guide on the supplied CD or on our website
http://www.minicom.com/supportuserguides.htm
2. Press Enter. The selected computer is accessed. A Confirmation label appears
showing which computer is accessed.
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