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 or management consoles. Compliment 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.
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 datacenters for local access and control. The MergePoint Unity switch provides remote users the capabilities of a direct physical connection to KVM, USB, and serial ports of servers and other IT equipment from anywhere.
Expand your controlProduct Highlights
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.
In The Box
- Remote access to KVM, USB, and serial connections
- Serial adapters support the Cisco pin out to make connections to Cisco equipment quick and easy
- Virtual media enables remote USB connections and support for Smart Card/CAC readers
- Built in web interface for standalone applications
- Local and remote browser interface for easy setup and use
- Avocent MergePoint Unity KVM over IP and Serial Console Switch 2016DAC
- Rack mounting kit