troubleshooting Question

KVM Switch, Mix USB and PS2 PCs

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Can you have a KVM switch with some PCs having USB Mouse/KB and others having PS2 Mouse/KB? (All have VGA displays). I have 4 pcs, 2 have USB and 2 have PS2 mouse/KBs. I would like to use a USB mouse and keyboard as input.

If needed, here are the OSs:
OS            K,M Type
W2000     PS2
ESXi          USB
Untangle  PS2
XP Pro       PS2

FYI, For testing, I booted the PCs without their K, V or M plugged in and then plugged them in after everything was up. All OSs functioned normally. The PS2 machines, when I plugged in the Mouse/KB the machine did not respond to them until I rebooted. The USB machine worked. (I would have thought if anything it would be the other way around).

Should I buy a USB KVM switch and buy PS2 and USB cables separately, or get PS2 to USB connectors if they exist. Please advise.

Thank you.
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