MergePoint Unity Switch 32 Port, 8 Digital KVM Paths, Dual AC Power Supply
The Avocent MergePoint Unity switches include both KVM over IP and serial console management technology in a single appliance.
This unique combination provides IT administrators a complete remote management solution to access and control servers, networking equipment and other devices found in data centers and branch offices.
The MergePoint Unity switches enhance the in-band management typically done through the NIC of IT equipment by providing secure and remote out-of-band connections directly to the physical KVM, USB and serial ports. This unified approach enables IT administrators a faster method to diagnose, reconfigure or restore equipment to meet SLAs and minimize downtime.
Improve Remote Management and Staff Efficiency
Reduce the time required to remotely diagnose, reconfigure, repair, restore servers as well as network devices and other hardware with serial configuration and/or management consoles.
Complement in-band tools to create a more complete remote management solution to access servers and network equipment at remote locations.
Virtual media enables remote USB connections to map CD-ROM and other USB mass storage devices directly to remote servers to transfer/copy files, load updates or install new applications, etc.
Integrated serial device support allows secure SSH connections to the physical serial ports of devices attached to the MPUIQ-SRL module. The Cisco configuration settings electronically pin out the module to enable a fast and direct connection to Cisco configuration ports, without the need for any additional external wiring adapters or special wiring.
Improve Physical Security
Remote smart card/CAC reader support is provided for advanced security requirements. Using the virtual media capabilities of the MergePoint Unity switch, a smart card reader can be mapped from a desktop PC out to a remote server.
Reduce the need to physically enter the data centers for local access and control. The MergePoint Unity switch provides remote users the capabilities of a direct physical connection from anywhere to KVM, USB and serial ports of servers and other IT equipment.
Expand your Control
Avocent Power Management Distribution Units (PM PDUs) can attach directly to one of the two dedicated power control ports to allow administrators to control the power to the devices they are accessing using the MergePoint Unity switch. The integration between remote access and power control allows administrators to see the results instantly when they turn remote devices on/off.
Fully integrates with the DSView 3 management software* to allow companies to extend their KVM and serial capabilities from the MergePoint Unity switches to include support for blades, embedded service processors, virtual servers, third-party KVM devices and third-party power products. Detailed power reports and historical power trends on consumption, capacity and cost are also available by adding the DSView 3 software Power Manager.
The Avocent MergePoint Unity switch includes both KVM over IP and Serial Console Management technology in a single appliance. This unique combination provides IT Administrators a complete remote management solution to access and control servers, networking equipment, and other devices found in data centers and branch offices.