Server Console Switch integrates KVM and serial devices.

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Starting at 8 ports, HP Server Console Switch G2 is scalable to support up to 256 servers. Device integrates KVM and serial devices into single management console for all servers including blades, network devices, and infrastructure products. Requiring no software to be installed on servers, unit provides true KVM solution for local system management. Using CAT5 UTP cables between switch and server facilitates cable routing and allows field termination of custom cable lengths.


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New HP Server Console Switch G2 Integrates KVM and Serial Devices into a Single Management Console

KVM cascading delivers support for up to 256 devices June 16, 2009 Houston - HP introduces the new HP Server Console Switch G2. The HP Server Console Switch G2 integrates KVM and serial devices into a single management console for all servers including blades, network devices, and infrastructure products - even in heterogeneous environments. Requiring no software to be installed on the target servers, the HP Server Console Switch G2 provides a true KVM solution for local system management. Tiering support for the switch enables management of up to 256 servers from a single KVM console. Utilizing CAT5 UTP cables between the switch and server, facilitates cable routing and allows for field termination of custom cable lengths. Integration with the HP IP Console switch ensures that the local KVM solution can be integrated smoothly and easily into a KVM/IP remote management solution. The switch includes serial support to allow management of Linux, Unix based, and other platform devices to be managed from a single console. Key benefits include:
- Starting at just 8-Ports, the switch is scalable to support up to 256 servers to support a growing environment
- Maximizes productivity with a clear, intuitive on-screen display to enable a busy server administrator to manage multiple servers easily and quickly
- Cost-effective KVM solution that will grow and integrate with remote management solutions as required
- Serial, PS/2, USB, and BladeSystem interface adapters to integrate servers and devices into a single KVM infrastructure
- CAT5 KVM cabling means minimal cabling in the back of the rack to ensure clean airflow and maximum cooling for today's dense datacenters Sold through Authorized Dealers, the 8- and 16-port HP Server Console Switch G2 models are available now with a U.S. Internet price of $769 and $1099 respectively. Interface adapters are sold separately. Pricing may vary by country or region. Additional information is available at the Hewlett Packard Web site at www.hp.com/go/infrastructure U.S. and Global Site: www.hp.com/go/infrastructure In Canada: http://welcome.hp.com/country/ca/en/welcome.html

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