Product Background and Overview
With the 2161DS, server administrators can monitor and control a virtually unlimited number of servers in almostany number of locations with ease. Increasing productivity, the 2161DS helps ensure that IT resources are fullyoptimized - allowing the business to reap maximum returns from critical technology investments. The 2161DS isa multi-platform solution that connects up to 128 servers over a single IP connection. With its pay as you growscalability, the 2161DS can connect multiple users to multiple servers. The 2161DS, a KVM OVER IP™switch, alsoallows server administrators to retain their analog KVM connections wherever they deem it appropriate. So,instead of having to choose between the new KVM OVER IP or a traditional KVM switch, they can enjoy the bestof both worlds.
Dell's 2161DS Remote Console Switch combines analog and digital technology to provide flexible, centralized controlof data center servers. The Dell 2161DS combines the power of digital and analog technology into a single KVMswitch, providing users both local and remote connectivity directly to the Keyboard, Video, and Mouse ports of theirservers. This solution delivers a significant reduction of cable volume as well as secure remote access and flexibleserver management from anywhere at any time.
The 2161DS consists of a rack mountable KVM switch configurable for local and remote connectivity. Each 2161DShas 16 CAT 5/RJ45 ports (for connecting servers). Users can access servers across a 10/100 T Ethernet connectionor directly through an analog port on the 2161DS for local KVM connectivity and administration. Through the localport, you can achieve enhanced video quality of up to 1600 x 1200 with an end-to-end cable length of up to 50 feet(15 meters). Remote users can achieve video resolution of up 1280 x 10241 .
The 2161DS comes with the Server Interface Pod (SIP), which replaces bulky KVM cable by converting the keyboard,monitor, and mouse signals from a server and driving them up to 10 meters (32.8ft) through a single CAT 5 cable. TheSIP cable draws its power from the server and has a keep alive functionality that is designed to keep your serverworking properly with or without connectivity to the 2161DS unit.
The 2161DS includes the Dell Remote Console Software (RCS). You can operate the 2161DS from either theremote or local workstation. At the local station you will use Oscar, the same menu found on Dell's traditionalanalog switches. At the remote workstation, you will use the RCS software, a Java based browser interface toyour entire 2161DS system.
An optional accessory to this product is the Dell Port Expansion Module. A Port Expansion Module (PEM) is apassive device that can be mounted next to the railing of the rack. A PEM connects to one system port on a 2161DSand then to 8 servers. With a PEM connected to each of the 16 ports on the 2161DS, the total system capacity ofa 2161DS expand to 128 total servers.
Other highlights include: Connectivity - Digital and analog paths, Flash Upgradeable - Designed for futurehardware compatibility, Flexibility - Access and control any server from a single screen with the RCS Java basedsoftware, Scalability - Grows with your expanding IT environment by providing control for a virtually unlimitednumber of servers; adding a user is as simple as adding a client, Space Efficient Design - Occupies 0U in a DellRack, CAT 5 Cabling - Reduces cable bulk, KVM Over IP Connection, Centralized Server Access and Managementwith RCS.
|Mechanical ||Height: 1.72 in. (4.45cm)|
Width: 17.00 in. (43.18cm)
Depth: 11.00 in. (27.94)
Weight: 8 lbs. (3.6 kg) without cables
|Environmental||Operating Temp: 32 to 104 degrees F (0 to 40 degrees C)|
Storage Temp: -4 to 158 degrees F (-20 to 70 degrees C)
|Power||Operating Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC|
Power Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz Auto Sensing
Input Power: 40W Maximum
|Supported Hardware ||Computers: PS/2|
Monitors: VGA, SVGA (XGA, XGA II with adaptor) Maximum Resolution
Local Port: 1600 X 1200 at 75 Hz, Digital Port Maximum: 1280 X 1024 at 75 Hz
|Ports||One local console connection UIA 15 pin SVGA monitor, PS/2 Mouse, PS/2 keyboard|
One 10/100 Ethernet network connection, provides access to KVM switch for two simultaneous users via TCP/IP
Sixteen CAT 5 system connections (RJ45 jacks) provides connectivity for 16 systems via standard CAT5 UTP cable