It enables a pair to switch and share.
With the ServSelect III VM, two users can access, control, switch between, troubleshoot, and reboot up to 16 servers. Additionally, you can cascade up to 16 ServSelect III VM units to control up to 256 servers in your system!
Intuitive on-screen menus enable you to configure your system and select servers and other switches. You can easily identify each server by a unique name, ID number, or port number. Three operational modes enable you to manage your switching activities: Scan, Broadcast, and Switch. In Scan mode, the ServSelect III VM sequentially displays the status of up to 16 servers on-screen. You select which servers are scanned in a sequence and the how many seconds each is displayed. In Broadcast mode, a user can simultaneously control more than one server to ensure that all selected servers receive the same input. In Switch mode, either user can select and share any server at any time.
Keep-alive power safeguards, password protection, and more.
BIOS-level access ensures connection to the attached servers, regardless of the servers health or their operating system. What s more, the ServSelect III VM s keep-alive safeguard enables the attached servers to continue functioning even if the switch experiences a power failure. Protect your system with a screen-saver password for each user. When a user station is unused for a period of time, the monitor enters a screen-saving mode and can only be unlocked by typing a password.
Although the ServSelect III VM adjusts automatically to video parameters, you can also fine-tune images manually and set refresh and frame rates. You get 1280 x 1024 resolution for analog VGA, SVGA, and XGA when you connect a control station to the ServSelect III VM with a 10-foot (3.0-m) cable. Keep in mind that the longer the cable, the lower the resolution. For example, resolution is a maximum of 800 x 600 when the connection is 50 feet (15.2 m).
Connect to multiplatform servers.
To connect VT100 serial devices, PS/2, USB, or Sun servers to your ServSelect III VM, order our ServSelect Server Access Modules (SAMs). Powered by their connected servers, the modules "keep alive" even if the switch loses power. Order one for each switch-to-server connection.