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Rack Mounted LCD w/KVM need to connect to Windows and Routers/Switches

Posted on 2012-03-23
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I have a new rack coming in, first time using one, we have are going to be ordering servers and adding our current bunch of Cisco routers etc in the rack.

So I need to purchase a Rack Mounted LCD w/KVM.
I need to connect to Windows Servers that will be mounted in the rack, easy enough.
But I also ned to be able to communicate with the Routers via the serial port and not rely on using a connected server to do it.

All I seem to see out there is one or the other, either a Rack Mounted LCD that connects to KVM and therefore my Windows Servers or a Rack Mounted LCD that connect to consoles..

Is there anything that does both?
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ACS 6000 Advanced Console Server will do the serial ports, but you would need a separate KVM switch for video.

AdderView RDX 5000IP also but again serial is separate unit although integrated.

What make of servers are you using? http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13474_div/13474_div.html supports serial, however you use up one KVM port for each serial device you connect to it so for example the 8 port model would support 4 servers plus 4 switches/routers. (It's made by Avocent so there's probably a generic one).
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ADDERView RDX 5000IP is perfect but 3X the price of others that are similar, plus it still needs the CATx CONSOLE Serial CAM to work.

I wonder if the CATx CONSOLE Serial CAM will work with any KVM that is similar to this??
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Have you taken into account that it has monitor included in that price and that it supports remote IP users?
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Thanks Much!
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