Refurbished - HP Server Console Switch, 2X16-Port KVM Switch - 336045-B21

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Expensive, but works well

on 9/15/2008

The installation was easy, configuration fairly straightforward, and performance is good. Cascading works well. Keeping the server information in the dongles, with the auto-configure option of the switches, makes server positioning irrelevant and moving easy. I felt the price was a bit high, but I am satisfied with the product.

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Product Overview

HP Server Console Switches are key components for rack mount implementations (a console represents one keyboard, video monitor, and mouse (KVM) attached to a server). The family of HP Server Console Switches allows multiple servers in a rack to be accessed and managed by one keyboard, monitor, and mouse. By using a console, as many as 128 computers running different operating systems can be managed. Servers can be identified by a user-defined name or sequentially by number, enabling easy access to connected servers.

HP Server Console Switches can be connected in a tiered fashion, to increase server access from eight servers to as many as 128 servers. (256 servers if tiering to an HP IP Console Switch) Switching between computers is accomplished by typing a switching command at the keyboard, or by using the mouse to interact with the graphic interface of the selected computer via the OSD.


Manufacturer Hewlett Packard
Mfg Part# 336045-B21
SKU 10372284
UPC 808736948746
UPC 14 00808736948746
Refurbished Yes
Number of Network (RJ-45) Ports 16
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Management Port Yes
PS/2 Port Yes
Number of PS/2 Ports 4
Number of VGA Ports 2
Product Type KVM Switchbox
Manufacturer Part Number 336045-B21
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Product Name Server Console Switch, 2X16-Port KVM Switch
Brand Name HP
Weight (Approximate) 5.70 lb
Form Factor Rack-mountable
Rack Height 1U
Height 1.7"
Width 17"
Depth 6.5"
Number of Computers Supported 16
Number of Local Users Supported 2
Tech Specs
Computer Ports 16 x RJ-45 Network
Other Ports 1 x DB-9 RS-232 Management / 1 x RJ-45 Daisy Chain
User/Console Ports 2 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Keyboard / 2 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Mouse / 2 x 15-pin HD-15 VGA
Humidity 20 to 80% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Operating / 5 to 90% Non-condensing Relative Humidity Non-operating
Temperature 50°F (10°C) to 104°F (40°C) Operating / -40°F (-40°C) to 185°F (85°C) Storage
Product Type Analog KVM Switch
Manufacturer Part Number 336045-B21
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Product Name Server Console Switch, 2X16-Port KVM Switch
Brand Name HP
Additional Information On-Screen Display (OSD) Programmable Scanning Configuration NVRAM Multiple Space Saving 0U Installation Methods Maximum Internal Rack Temperature for the Switch Box is 122 ° F (50° C)
Compatibility Microsoft Windows Novell
Platform Support PC / Unix / Linux
Dimensions 1.72" Height x 17" Width x 6.50" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 5.70 lb
Form Factor 1U Rack-mountable
Input Voltage 100 V AC to 240 V AC
Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Input Current 500 mA to 1 A
Number of Computers 16
Number of Users 2 x Local User
Security Features Password protected
Video Signals VGA

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