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Compatibility of KVM switch with L3000 rp3440 and c8000

Compatibility of KVM switch with L3000 rp3440 and c8000

I have procured HP rack 10636G2 and HP KVM component
TFT7600 Rack Keyboard and monitor
Rack KVM switch part no 336044-B21
KVM interface adapter PS2tocat5 262588-B21
rack IP cat 5 cable 6ft 263474-B22

and want to install Server L3000, the rp3440 and the two C8000 on rack

I would like to know are there any issue using console for the above mentioned server..

if this is not compatible then which KVM is compatible
5 REPLIES
david d_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: Compatibility of KVM switch with L3000 rp3440 and c8000

Not sure if you are aware of this but the L3000 and RP3440's do not have a graphics/USB ports. You would need to add the appropriate options to get any video.
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: Compatibility of KVM switch with L3000 rp3440 and c8000

Another issue: the PA-RISC server models cannot display firmware/boot information on a graphical display.

Even if you install everything necessary to connect your L3000 and rp3440 to a KVM, there will be *nothing* on the screen until the system has completed all boot procedures and the X Window System starts up.

In other words, your KVM will be useless in diagnosing hardware or boot problems. You will have to connect a serial terminal to the machine's console port, or use the server's integrated GSP/MP network console.

(Configuring the network parameters of the GSP or MP requires a serial terminal, or a computer with a terminal emulator software and a serial port. After the configuration is complete, you can remove the terminal if you wish.)

The c8000 is a workstation-style PA-RISC machine and it has an integrated "terminal emulator": in effect, the display system of the c8000 will pretend it's a hpterm serial terminal until the X Window System starts up.

MK
MK

Re: Compatibility of KVM switch with L3000 rp3440 and c8000

Please let me know what additional parts would be required for L3000 and rp3440 to get it conncetd with KVM

Re: Compatibility of KVM switch with L3000 rp3440 and c8000

Please suggest apart from current 8 port KVM (336044-B21)
which KVM switch should be compatible with the given server and rack details

Re: Compatibility of KVM switch with L3000 rp3440 and c8000

I have USB port in C8000 which part no of cable would work with KVM