I. Analysis of Requirements
The system displays the contents of 22
servers on 3 screens via 3 ceiling-mounted
projectors installed inside the server room.
Contents of each server can be displayed
via any of the projectors at ordinary times.
If it is needed to display the contents
of all 22 servers on the 3 screens under
the control of the tour escort when there
are visitors, these servers can be operated
normally by operators. An IP-based remote
control console is equipped for server management
over the Internet.
ALTUSEN KM0432 Matrix KVM switch
ATEN CS-9134 4-port KVM switch
ATEN VS-82 2-port Video Splitter
ATEN CN-6000 KVM on the NET
CPU Module: KA9170 (USB interface)
Console Module: KA9222(PS/2 interface)
III. System Description
As it is needed to link up 22 servers,
one Altusen KM0432 Matrix KVM Switch is
used to execute the network management of
all servers, and there is room for future
expansion. According to the customer needs,
we connect the keyboard and mouse of the
server to the KM0432 with the USB CPU module
KA9170 and Cat.5 cables. In video, the VS-82
splitter is used to split video output into
2 outputs, with one transferring signals
to the local display and another to the
remote projector via the KM0432 and the
CPU console module. In doing so, every server
can be operable from their own keyboard,
mouse and display; i.e. without affecting
the original operation of servers. At the
same time, users can execute management
of individual servers with the KM0432 switch.
As for the projectors, one CS-9134 4-port
KVM switch is used to select 3 KA9222 console
modules for controlling the source of individual
projectors to fulfill the needs of the solution.
That is to say, users can select the video
from any of the 22 Servers connected. Moreover,
the CN-6000 IP-based KVM on the Net is equipped
on the system to facilitate remote network
management over the Internet.
IV. System Advantages
of control for optimal and efficient network
The solution centralizes the management
of all servers, so that the status of all
servers is seen on the screen at the same
time. Network Administrators can execute
remote management of servers via the Internet.
Every server is manageable and maintainable
from the LAN.
2. Effective reduction
The organized arrangement of cabinets, KVM
switches and other equipment helps minimize
space use in buildings, which is a significant
influence on cost control. The CAT5 cable
is used to connect the CPU module and console
module, allowing a maximum distance between
systems of up to 150m to facilitate space
planning and hardware management.
3. System safety
The KM0432 is equipped with a 3-level password
protection mechanism: super administrator,
administrator and user.
4. Potential Expandability
When comparing with the functions of existing
KVM switches, KM0432 provides extra CPU
connection ports and console connection
ports for future expansion; i.e. even if
users wish to expand the scale of server
room by adding hundreds of servers, all
they need to do is to select the appropriate
KVM switches and connect to the above architecture
without changing it. In doing so, users
will not need to purchase so much equipment
because of server room expansion.
No matter whether in the LAN, the projector
or the Internet, the solution can control
the display contents and manage the servers;
i.e. the solution fulfills all needs of
the customer鈥檚 demo system and is suitable
for use in a real application environment.