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APC 16-port IP KVM Installation, Administration, and Users GuideSoftware Version 2.0

Entire contents copyright 2007 American Power Conversion Corporation. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. APC and the APC logo are trademarks of American Power Conversion Corporation. All other trademarks, product names, and corporate names are the property of their respective owners and are used for informational purposes only. APC Corporation132 Fairgrounds Road W. Kingston , RI 02892 1.800-788-2208 http://www.apc.com Release Date: July 2007 Part Number: 990-2881A

Contents

Before You Begin ..................................................... xiAudience ........................................................................................................ xi Document Organization ................................................................................xii Typographic and Other Conventions ...........................................................xiii APC Worldwide Customer Support ............................................................ xiv

Chapter 1: Introduction ............................................. 1Description ...................................................................................................... 2 Guidelines for Using the 16-port IP KVM ..................................................... 3 Connectors on the 16-port IP KVM ................................................................ 3 Types of Ports ............................................................................................. 4 Connectors on the Back .............................................................................. 6 Power Connector and Power Switch ....................................................... 7 KVM Ports .............................................................................................. 7 Management Ports (Console, Ethernet, User 1, User 2) ......................... 8 AUX Port .............................................................................................. 10 Activity LEDs on the Back of the 16-port IP KVM ..................................... 11 Ordering Options .......................................................................................... 13 Types of Users .............................................................................................. 14 Simultaneous 16-port IP KVM Logins ..................................................... 16 Simultaneous Server Connections ............................................................ 16 Administration Options ................................................................................. 17 APC Web Manager ....................................................................................... 19 Prerequisites for Using the Web Manager .................................................... 19 TCP Ports ...................................................................................................... 21

Cascaded Devices ......................................................................................... 22 Port Permissions .......................................................................................... 23 Understanding KVM Port Permissions ..................................................... 24 KVM Port Permissions Hierarchy ............................................................ 25 Decision 1: Check Users KVM Port Permissions ............................... 25 Decision 2: Check Groups KVM Port Permissions ............................. 26 Decision 3: Check Generic Users KVM Port Permissions .................. 26 Decision 4: Check Users Default Permissions .................................... 27 Decision 5: Check Groups Default Permissions .................................. 27 Decision 6: Check Generic Users Default Permissions ....................... 28 Server Access: In-band and Out of Band ...................................................... 28 Determining the Connection Type and its Supported Functionality ........ 30 Administering Users of Connected Servers .................................................. 32 Types of Access to Ports ........................................................................... 32 Tasks Related to Access to Connected Devices ....................................... 32 Redefining Keyboard Shortcuts (Hot Keys) ................................................. 34 Redefining KVM Connection Hot Keys ................................................... 34 Redefining Sun Keyboard Equivalent Hot Keys ...................................... 34 Summary of Tasks for Redefining Hot Keys ............................................ 35 Packet Filtering on the 16-port IP KVM ................................................... 36 Power Management ...................................................................................... 38 Options for Managing Power .................................................................... 39 Controlling Power Through the Web Manager rPDU Power Management Forms .................................................................................................... 39 Controlling Power While Connected to KVM Ports ............................ 39 Setting Up and Configuring Power Management ..................................... 40 Security ......................................................................................................... 41 Encryption ................................................................................................. 41 Authentication ........................................................................................... 42 Choosing Among Authentication Methods .......................................... 42 Tools for Specifying Authentication Methods ...................................... 45 Notifications, Alarms, and Data Buffering ................................................... 46 Syslog Servers ........................................................................................... 46 Prerequisites for Logging to Syslog Servers ......................................... 46 Facility Numbers for Syslog Messages ................................................. 47 Example of Using Facility Numbers ..................................................... 47 Configuring Logging and Alarms ............................................................. 47 VPN and the 16-port IP KVM ...................................................................... 48 Considerations When Choosing Whether to Enable DHCP ......................... 49iv APC 16-port IP KVM Installation, Administration, and Users Guide

KVM Server Module Usage and Types ........................................................ 50 Activity LEDs on the Server Module ....................................................... 50

Chapter 2: Installation ............................................. 53Shipping Box Contents 16-port IP KVM ..................................................... 54 Setting Up the 16-port IP KVM .................................................................... 55 Making an Ethernet Connection ................................................................... 57 xConnecting Servers to the KVM Ports ....................................................... 58 Making a Direct Connection for Network Configuration ............................. 63 Powering On the 16-port IP KVM and Connected Devices ......................... 64 Performing Basic Network Configuration .................................................... 65 Configuring Basic Networking Using the wiz Command ........................ 66 Configuring Basic Networking Using the OSD ........................................ 69 Completing Configuration Using the Web Manager .................................... 78 Changing Default Passwords ........................................................................ 79 Enabling Access to the Web Manager without Making a Direct Connection .. ....................................................................................................................... 81 Preconfiguring the 16-port IP KVM for Remote Installation ....................... 84 Additional Configuration Tasks .................................................................... 85 Avoiding Conflicting Mouse Settings .......................................................... 86 Avoiding Internet Explorer Conflicts ........................................................... 89

Chapter 3: Advanced Installation Procedures ...... 93Connecting an External Modem ................................................................... 94 Connecting APC rPDUs to the 16-port IP KVM .......................................... 95 Connecting Cascaded KVM Units to the Primary 16-port IP KVM ............ 95 Installing the APC CAT5/IP KVM Console Extender ................................. 97 Shipping Box Contents APC CAT5/IP KVM Console Extender ............. 97 Options for Accessing the APC CAT5/IP KVM Console Extender ......... 98 Supplying Power to the APC CAT5/IP KVM Console Extender ............. 99

Chapter 4: Web Manager for Administrators ...... 101Common Tasks ........................................................................................... 102 Common Features of Administrators Windows ........................................ 104 Administrators Control Buttons, Log Off Button, and 16-port IP KVMv

Information ............................................................................................. 104 Obtaining More Information ................................................................... 105 Logging On to the Web Manager and Saving Changes .............................. 106 Administrative Modes ................................................................................. 109 Wizard Mode ..................