Enterprise IT professionals
are constantly searching for ways to better
manage computers in the server room. Increasingly,
they need to provide ways for multiple users
to manage multiple servers. Moreover, there
is a need for remote operation and control
of the servers through the network. ATEN
provides the complete solution:
the KM0432 Matrix KVM Switch, the KA9222
Console Module and the CN-6000 KVM on the
NET. These allow multiple remote
users simultaneous access and control of
the server room installation.
KM0432 Matrix KVM Switch
A single KM0432 KVM Switch allows 4 users
to control and operate 32 servers. In enterprises
with medium or large server rooms, the KM0432
allows the user to manage servers from a
distance of up to 150 meters, inside or
outside the server room.
•Flexible Interface Module,
The KM0432 Matrix KVM Switch employs an
RJ-45 interface to connect up to 4 consoles
to 32 servers, occupying only 1U of rack
space. The connections between the 4 consoles
and the KM0432 and the connections between
the KM0432 and servers can be made with
standard Category 5 (CAT5) cable. Users
can purchase suitable CPU modules for connections
specific to their individual system requirements.
CPU modules, which connect servers to the
KM0432, provide interfaces including PS/2,
USB, Sun and Serial. These provide compatibility
with operating systems such as PC, Mac,
Sun Solaris and Linux. For connection between
the console modules and the KM0432, the
user can also choose between PS/2 and USB
interface. Both CPU and console modules
connect to the KM0432 using CAT5 cables.
Each user console can be placed a distance
of up to 150 meters from the KVM switch.
From the user console to the server, the
distance can be extended up to a total of
300 meters. This allows administrators and
users to operate servers from locations
outside of the server room. The KM0432 has
built-in VGA Auto Signal Compensation (ASC),
which automatically senses the distance
between the switch and the CPU module, adjusting
the signal strength to compensate for signal
loss. Thus the quality of the VGA signal
is preserved up to 150 meters.
•Highly Flexible Expansion,
Excellent Hierarchical Management
The KM0432 Matrix KVM Switch offers two
expansion options: daisy chain and cascade.
Users can choose between or combine these
two expansion modes according to their specific
environment and individual needs. In daisy
chain mode, one KM0432 connects to another
through the Daisy Chain ports. Up to eight
KM0432s can be daisy chained at one time.
Each individual switch connects to servers
to extend the network, controlling up to
512 computers simultaneously. Moreover,
under the daisy chain structure, only Super
Administrators and authorized users can
control all the connected servers. Administrators
and/or users on the second and subsequent
KM0432 switches can control only the 32
servers connected to that switch and all
servers daisy chained down from that switch.
Therefore, the administrator can setup different
levels of access according to security and
internal operation requirements.
Utilizing the cascade method, compatible
KVM switches are connected to the KM0432
through the CPU ports. More servers are
then connected to the cascaded switches,
multiplying the number of computers that
can be controlled by users on the KM0432.
•Highly Efficient Operation
The KM0432 provides various modes of port
switching. The user can switch ports using
hotkeys or an On Screen Display (OSD). The
OSD list automatically increases or decreases
port options as servers are connected or
removed. The OSD provides two port switching
methods: 1) scroll through the OSD list
to locate the server port and click on it,
2) directly key in the name or number of
the port to switch to that specific server.
By changing the OSD display mode, users
can enlarge or reduce the number of servers
displayed in the list based on their specific
requirements. These modes include List All,
Power On, Quick View and Power On + Quick
View. For enhanced management convenience,
there is an auto scan function for the administrator.
The scan period can be set between 1-255
seconds. The system will automatically scan
the ports according to the specified time
interval. This is a very useful function,
allowing the administrator to monitor the
status of each server in real time.
The broadcast function allows the administrator
to operate all servers connected to the
KVM system at the same time. The administrator
can broadcast a keyboard command to all
the connected servers; each server simultaneously
receives and carries out the command. This
creates a highly synchronized environment.
The administrator can broadcast commands
to all the servers, turning them on or off,
installing or removing applications, and
even processing operations or tests.
•Excellent Management and
In the area of management, the KM0432 provides
3-level password security. At the top is
the "Super Administrator", then
the "Administrator" and lastly
the "User". Different levels of
users are assigned different levels of access
and management capabilities. These different
levels are assigned by the Super Administrator
based on the specific needs and tasks of
the user. For example, the Super Administrator
has priority access to all ports, so if
a user has control of a certain port, the
Super Administrator can override the user
and take control of the port. The various
accounts provide users with different levels
of management capabilities on the KM0432.
When there are multiple users operating
at the same time, the KM0432 administrator
can, according to the status of the user
operating the server, assign each user to
different modes. There are three different
modes: Full Access, View Only and No Access.
On each server, Full Access users are able
to input commands or perform other operations
when they are logged into the server. View
Only users are only allowed to view the
status of the server. They can not perform
operations on the server. Their keyboard
and mouse are disabled so that they can
only view the server. No Access users can
neither view nor perform operations on the
server. In addition to these security features,
the system provides an automatic logout
protection function when there has not been
any activity within the specified period
of time appointed by the user. This feature
also adds to the overall security and management
of the system.
KA9222 PS/2 Console
The KA9222 Console Module belongs to the
KM0432 product series. In addition to being
an interface for the keyboard, mouse and
monitor to connect to the KM0432 Matrix
Switch, it also supports a PC connection.
It supports PS/2 keyboard and mouse. This
allows for control of a local computer as
well as the remote KM0432 Matrix Switch.
Other console modules are available that
support USB mouse or keyboard and are compatible
with all computer systems.
The KA9222 connects to the KM0432 Matrix
Switch via an RJ-45 interface with a CAT5
cable. It can be placed a distance of 150
meters away from the switch. The user can
operate the server connected to KM0432,
which is placed 150 meters away, by using
the keyboard, mouse and monitor. The user
can access a server which can be placed
up to a total of 300 meters away.
CN-6000 KVM on the Net
•Remote Access Management
The CN-6000 is a single port computer/KVM
remote control device. It provides a solution
for the user who needs to operate and control
a server in a remote location through the
LAN, WAN or Internet. The user can directly
control the BIOS of the computer, giving
the administrator complete control of a
remote server. The CN-6000 works in conjunction
with the KM0432 Matrix Switch to control
multiple servers. It can also simply connect
to a single computer. Users can choose combinations
suitable for their working environments.
•Lightweight and Compact,
The CN-6000 is extremely lightweight and
compact. It can be placed on the rack without
taking up valuable rack space (0U). It is
designed for desktop and rack mounting with
a small footprint. Installation and setup
are simple. The KM0432 Matrix Switch, or
a server, is connected to the CN-6000. Then,
the CN-6000 is connected to the local network
(or a WAN or the Internet). The CN-6000
also provides ports for a local console.
The user can connect a keyboard, mouse and
monitor to the CN-6000 to control the local
server or KVM installation.
•Easy Setup, Convenient
Operation and Management
The CN-6000 provides an installation package
of tools to aid the administrator to set
up the system. The remote user can use an
Internet browser over the LAN, WAN or Internet
to access the computer or KVM switch that
is connected to the CN-6000. Browser-based
operation is easy and convenient because
is does not require installation of software.
When a Windows-compatible browser or a Java™-enabled
browser is not available, both a Windows
Client and a Java Client can be installed
to give the user access to the CN-6000.
Up to 32 users can concurrently log in
and operate the CN-6000. There are 64 user
accounts provided for internal management.
In addition, a log server records a user’s
system operation history. This gives the
system administrator the ability to monitor
the status of system operations.
• Security Encryption and
The CN-6000 supports RADIUS user authentication
and multiple data encryption methods, including
DES (56-bit), AES (256-bit), RSA (1024-bit)
advanced security encryption and SSL (128-bit)
for advanced security. In addition, the
administrator can use Administration Tools
to restrict allowable IP and MAC addresses
of users wishing to log in. Administrators
can also set up the Java program name and
the MAC addresses of administrator stations
for greater control and increased system
security. Moreover, the CN-6000 can be switched
from a normal working mode to Stealth Mode,
avoiding unwanted pings on the network.
When Stealth Mode is enabled, ICMP ping
requests are denied, effectively hiding
your installation from intruders. Administrators
also can disable Echo Mode so that anyone
running the Windows AP program cannot detect
the CN-6000 installation. When Echo Mode
is disabled, users running the Windows or
Java Clients cannot detect the CN-6000 on
the network, thus offering added security.
The system also provides functions such
as control of login errors, automatic logging
out, etc. All these combine to provide powerful
security for the CN-6000.
Combining the KM0432 Matrix Switch and
the KA9222 Console Module with the CN-6000
KVM on the NET, ATEN provides the perfect
solution to satisfy the needs of multiple
users/servers and the need for remote user
access and control.
The KM0432 is a KVM Matrix Switch and is
connected to each server or computer through
a CPU module and CAT5 cable. Various CPU
module interfaces are available to connect
any computer or server to the KM0432. These
include the KA9120 (PS/2), KA9170 (USB),
KA9130 (Sun), KA9131 (Sun USB) and KA9140
The CN-6000 KVM on the NET is connected
to the KM0432 Matrix Switch through the
KA9222 – PS/2 Console Module since the CN-6000
has a PS/2 interface. A console can be connected
to the CN-6000 through a CAT5 cable and
an appropriate console module. The user
can choose a PS/2 (KA9222) or USB (KA9272)
console module to connect to the keyboard,
mouse, monitor and a local PC.
The CN-6000 can also connect to the network
through its port. The CN-6000 also provides
a port for a local console and PC. The user
can connect his keyboard, mouse and monitor
to the ports on the local console when needed.
After installation and setup, the administrator/user
can control remote servers connected to
KM0432 through the LAN, WAN or Internet.
The user can also employ the use of daisy
chains or cascades to flexibly expand the
system according to the needs of the internal
Medium or Large Enterprise
The KM0432 Matrix Switch, the KA9222 Console
Module and the CN-6000 KVM on the NET combine
to provide an accommodating solution for
the specific needs of medium to large enterprises
and their server rooms. One single KM0432
Matrix Switch offers 4 users control over
32 servers. Daisy chaining and cascading
the KM0432 Matrix Switch allows the user
to connect devices efficiently meeting the
specific needs of the server room environment.
The network is extendable, controlling up
to 512 computers simultaneously.
CPU modules are available to connect any
server or computer to the KM0432 or CN-6000.
Administrators and IT professionals can
customize their setup according to the number
and specification of the servers and computers.
The CN-6000 KVM on the NET satisfies the
need of remote access and control of the
server room. The KA9222 connected to the
KM0432 allows the user to both work on their
local PC and switch to controlling the KVM
installation when needed. The CN-6000 provides
a solution to the need of remote control
of the medium or large server room. This
provides a cost efficient way to manage
In addition, this setup allows for growth
and extension. When the server room is expanded,
the CN-6000 is able to accommodate for the
growth and another compatible remote control
solution is not necessary. With the highly
flexible and practical combination of the
KM0432 Matrix Switch, the CN-6000 KVM on
the NET, and specific console modules, the
administrator or IT professional can purchase
the complete KVM and remote control solution.
Professional Unit Server
At the core of the KM0432 Matrix Switch,
the KA9222 Console Module and the CN-6000
KVM on the NET combination is the Matrix
Switch. The KM0432 Matrix Switch was developed
specifically to meet the needs of enterprises
with a large number of servers. It can also
meet the special needs and requirements
of professional units, such as large server
rooms (IDC, ISP, ICP, etc.). Moreover, the
capability for hierarchical management and
the level of control allows for a large
multi-user working environment and the ability
to manage a large professional server room.
Using the CN-6000 on the NET along with
the KM0432 Matrix Switch, it is possible
for IT engineers to avoid running from place
to place, saving valuable time. From the
comfort of their own desks, they can operate
and monitor the system in the server room
in real time through the internal network.
This allows for efficiency by minimizing
the time away from their desks. Moreover,
for head IT administrators, in the case
of an emergency, they can deal with the
problem by accessing the CN-6000 through
the Internet. This means that whether they
are down the hall or half-way around the
world, they can deal with the problem as
if they were in the server room.
With rapid globalization, enterprises push
forward, establishing and strengthening
their presence overseas. Many overseas business
bases are established as branches or subsidiaries.
Other businesses relocate their factories
to other countries with lower cost of labor.
In this global economy, enterprises want
to maintain a high level of system management
and control. They also need to find ways
of closely interacting with their branches
Not only does the KVM system (the combination
of the KM0432 Matrix Switch, the KA9222
Console Module and the CN-6000 KVM on the
NET) fulfill the needs of server rooms of
different levels, but it also provides the
solution for IT staff to remotely access
and control servers, wherever they might
be located. The CN-6000 provides management
capabilities and allows for easy communications
and interactions between headquarters and
branches, or between branches. With this
system, know-how and responsibilities are
shared. Labor costs are minimized as well.
•Enterprises with Branch
Offices and/or Factories around the Globe
As enterprises expand, often offices are
not set up in the same area. Offices may
be dispersed between different floors or
among different buildings in a complex.
Offices and factories may be located in
one large area. For these kinds of enterprises,
the combination of the KM0432 Matrix Switch,
the KA9222 Console Module and the CN-6000
KVM on the NET provides an efficient and
complete solution. Management of computers
and servers within an office, in other rooms,
or across the globe is made easy by ATEN’s
KVM solution. Administrators may not be
physically present, but they can still control
the system remotely. The KM0432 can satisfy
the needs of all levels of enterprise server
rooms. The CN-6000 allows users to operate
the server through the LAN. They do not
need to run back and forth from their desks
to the server room. Rewiring the LAN cabling
is also not necessary.