Raritan re-invents palm-sized KVM manager for streamlined server rack cabling
Raritan has introduced a new version of its Dominion KX II-101, a one-port, KVM-over-IP remote management device that delivers secure, unblocked access to servers from anywhere in the world. Small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, the KX II-101 V2's size and new features provide versatility in managing data centers, test labs and branch offices, claims the company.
The Dominion KX II-101 V2 solution delivers the same access-and-control technologies that are in Raritan's multi-port Dominion KX II switches, including secure BIOS-level access to servers, Absolute Mouse Synchronization, and Virtual Media for transferring files and installing patches and upgrades over IP.
Because the KX II-101 V2 device is small enough to be attached to the side of a server rack or, even, hung from a server, the company says it saves valuable rack space and reduces cable clutter. It also integrates with Raritan's CommandCenter Secure Gateway, enabling enterprise users to consolidate all Dominion devices into a single logical system with a single management interface.
Designed as a "zero-U," one port/one device solution, KX II-101 V2 provides non-blocking BIOS-level access and control of a single server via a dedicated IP address. As a result, access to a connected server is always possible without needing to wait for an open channel. For shared troubleshooting or collaboration, the KX II-101 V2 enables up to eight remote users to simultaneously view the same server. Remote power management is provided when used with Raritan's Dominion PX intelligent rack power distribution unit (iPDU).
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