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          Lenovo Local 2x16 Console Manager

          More From: Lenovo
          Item #: 17945748
          Mfr. Part#: 1754A2X
          Availability: In Stock
          Est. Ship: Ships Today

          • Warranty: 3 Years

          Ordering Information

          The challenge of increasing rack and data center server densities requires secure, efficient and scalable solutions to enable IT administrators with a faster method to access equipment to meet SLAs and minimize downtime.

          The 1754A2X Local Console Manager (LCM 16) is designed to reduce these complexities with features that provide enhanced out-of-band local access, management, and security capabilities to System x and BladeCenter environments.
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          Actual Weight 4.20 lb(s)
          Compatibility Notes Local users:
          The LCM16 console switches enable one or two local users to access any attached servers. Local displays are connected to the console switch using VGA analog connections. The local users can use either USB or PS/2 mice and keyboards.

          Two additional USB ports (for a total of four USB ports) are available for each local user, and devices plugged into these ports (for example, memory key, optical drive, and CAC reader) are visible to the target servers if a Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2), part number 46M5383 is used. Note, however, that the VCO2 does not support chaining of target systems. (There is more information about virtual media in the "Virtual media" section below.)

          For the LCM16, if the target server is currently in use, a second user attempting to gain access will be given an opportunity to force a connection to the device if their preemption level is equal to or higher than the current user’s level. If the user attempting to gain access has a lower preemption level, the active user will be asked if they wish to give up control to the new user (a timeout is also configurable).

          Target systems:
          The LCM16 has 16 target system ports (known as analog rack interface (ARI) ports) and the LCM8 has eight target system ports. These can be directly attached to systems with the appropriate USB or PS/2 conversion option connector on the end. These connections use standard CAT-5 cables. You can increase the number of connected target systems by two methods: chaining or a tiered arrangement of switches. (There is more information about these options in the "Chaining" and "Tiered consoles" sections below). Both methods mean that each of the eight or 16 ports will have multiple systems connected to it. You can mix connection methods.

          Conversion options:
          These options are cable-connector combinations that are connected between the CAT-5 cables from the console switches to the target systems. Figure 3 shows the conversion option cables available for use with the console switches. The part numbers are listed in Table 1.

          The KVM Conversion Option (KCO) is suitable for target servers with VGA and PS/2-style mouse and keyboard connections. The USB Conversion Option (UCO) is for systems with VGA and USB connections. The Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen 2 (VCO2) supports the virtual media capability of the console switches; however, it does not support chaining. We describe both virtual media and chaining in the "Virtual media" and "Chaining" sections below.

          Virtual media:
          The LCM16 supports virtual media when the target systems are connected using the Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2), part number 46M5383. You can use virtual media support to connect USB 2.0 media devices to the console switch using one of the four USB ports and make those devices available to any connected system. With this feature, you can install software, install, upgrade, or recover the operating system, update the BIOS code, or boot the target system from a USB drive.

          Use of smart cards to authenticate access:
          The LCM16 switches allow you to use CCID-compliant smart cards to ensure access is authorized. Smart cards are pocket-sized cards that store and process information and enable Two Factor Authentication (TFA). Smart cards such as the Common Access Card (CAC) can be used to store identification and authentication to enable access to computers, networks, and secure rooms or buildings. Smart card readers are connected directly to the switch via one of the USB ports.

          Compatible with Lenovo System x3620 M3, Lenovo System x3950 X5.
          # Ports 16
          Connector HDDB15, PS/2, RJ-45, USB Type A
          Connector Type Ethernet, PS/2, USB, VGA
          Contents switch, rack mount kit, power cable, RJ45 to DB9F adapter, RJ45 to DB9M adapter, (16) terminators, documentation
          Color Black
          Physical Dimensions 1.7"h x 17"w x 6.5"d
          Ports/Connectors (2) HDDB15 VGA
          (8) USB Type A
          (4) PS/2
          (1) ACI RJ-45
          (1) Serial port
          (1) RJ-45 LAN
          (16) ARI RJ-45
          (1) Power in
          UNSPSC 43211601
          Warranty - Labor 3 Years
          Warranty - Parts 3 Years
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