KVM Dongle

I have a Dell DMPU2016 KVM and I'm not able to find what dongles I would use to connect to the servers. Just need the RJ45 to USB/VGA dongle part #.

I was told this is just a rebranded Avocent KVM but I don't know which one. But are these dongles product specific or can I use 3rd party?

Thanks in advance.
LVL 27
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Most are rebranded but you do need the correct part numbers
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
You tried eBay?
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
I would need to know what part to look for.

I have a call in to my Dell rep, but of course it's the weekend now so won't get any answer from them until Monday.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That is a fairly large KVM switch for large datacenters. Do I have the right model?

https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/all-products/esuprt_ser_stor_net/esuprt_poweredge/dell-kvm-2162ds_user%27s%20guide2_en-us.pdf

There is a picture of the cable on page 30.  Does that help you?
kenfcampCommented:
The device appears to be made by Avocent

These should work
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=16U-008G-00010

The link is for a USB/VGA connection, however other "video" configurations (DVi/Display-Port/Serial, etc) are available

Hope this helps

Ken

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Brian BEE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Hi everyone.

John thanks but I know what the cable looks like I need the part number.

So Ken, that helps. I'm just wondering if there is some sort of standards for third party cables.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I need the part number.

It looks like vendors use the part number given above, and I do not see any local sources for it. By the time they would ship, you could contact Dell. That is Monday earliest now.

https://www.staples.ca/en/avocent-mpuiq-vmchs-mergepoint-unity-switch/product_1639214_1-CA_1_20001?CID=PS:GS:CA::pla-562526975713::58910733093::1558676762&CampaignID=1558676762&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIy_rAt7_F3wIVkIppCh3ITwpaEAQYASABEgK_MPD_BwE
kenfcampCommented:
I'm just wondering if there is some sort of standards for third party cables

I'm sure there are, but you likely would have to contact Avocent regarding them. I wouldn't be surprised if a licensing fee would be required as well.

If you're hoping to find a "off" brand in hoping to save money, I'm not sure you'll have much luck.

You could try black market cables (Ebay) I suppose, but you're taking a risk that they won't damage your 3000.00 KVM

JMO however

Ken
kenfcampCommented:
BTW Emerson isn't a third-party

Emerson bought Avocent in 2009 so the cables I linked to are from the MFG
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Cables have firmware code linked to the KVM

So different vendor cables do not work
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Server Hardware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.