Highest Port Density
Dominion KX II is a true next generation switch with an advanced hardware and software architecture. This innovative design enables new levels of KVM-over-IP performance, reliability, usability, compatibility and security.
High Performance, Next Generation Video Hardware
Dominion KX II's KVM-over-IP engine uses Raritan's next generation technology providing users with virtual at-the-rack performance. Next generation features include ultra-fast screen refresh, 1600 x 1200 remote resolution, advanced color calibration and per server video optimization.
Dual Power Supplies with Failover
For increased reliability and redundancy, all Dominion KX II models have dual AC inputs, dual power supplies and automatic failover to support the redundant power distribution used in enterprise data centers. If a power supply fails, the customer will be notified via front panel LED, SNMP trap, log message or via the administrative manager.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports with Failover
Provides high availability with dual gigabit Ethernet ports for redundancy. Should one Ethernet switch or interface card fail, Dominion KX II will automatically failover to the other port and continue operating.
One, Two or Four Concurrent Remote IP Users
Dominion KX II provides KVM-over-IP access to one, two or four simultaneous, remote users depending on the model purchased. Raritan provides a wide variety of KX II models to meet most customer needs and budgets. This is achieved while allowing full, unblocked local port access.
16, 32 or 64 Server Ports
Users can connect up to 16, 32 or 64 servers to each Dominion KX II via Cat5 cabling. Raritan is the first KVM-over-IP vendor with one, two and four channel 32 port models and the first to market with a 64 port digital KVM switch.
Industry's First Browser-based Local Console Port
The Dominion KX II features the industry's first browser-based local access. With a common, browser-based interface and full management functionality at the local port, the KX II provides a consistent user experience that is easy to learn.
Integrated, Remote Power Control of up to Eight Power Strips per KX II
Users can power up, power down or power cycle servers connected to optional Raritan remote power control units. A system administrator can not only troubleshoot a server remotely, but also power cycle that server with a click of the mouse. This user-friendly, remote power control is available for up to eight power strips per KX II unit.
Universal Virtual Media
All KX II Models have Virtual Media
The benefits of Virtual Media mounting of remote drives/media on the target server to support software installation, remote booting and diagnostics are now available in all the Dominion KX II models.
Virtual Media Available through CommandCenter Secure Gateway, as well as in Standalone Mode
Customers can access Virtual Media through Raritan's CommandCenter Secure Gateway. But, unlike other solutions, Virtual Media is available standalone for customers not using a central management system.
Wide Variety of Supported Virtual Media Drives and Devices
Each Dominion KX II comes equipped with Virtual Media to enable remote management tasks using the widest variety of CD, DVD, USB, internal and remote drives and images. Unlike other solutions, the Dominion KX II supports Virtual Media access of hard drives and remotely mounted disk images for added flexibility and productivity.
Secure Virtual Media with 128-bit Encryption
Virtual Media sessions are secured using 128-bit AES or RC4 encryption.
Client Access and Control
Universal KVM Client Access - Anytime, Anywhere, Anyhow
The Dominion KX II provides KVM access through the industry's broadest and most flexible range of operating systems, platforms and browsers, with no additional client license fees or cumbersome software licensing.
Next Generation Common User Interface
The Dominion KX II has a next generation, browser-based user interface for enhanced usability and productivity. This interface is common across the local port, remote access, management software as well as other Raritan products. This reduces training time and increases productivity.
Multiplatform Access and Control for Windows, Linux, Sun/SolarisT and Macintosh
Raritan's Java-based clients provide multiplatform access and control on Windows, Linux, Sun/Solaris and Macintosh desktops. Raritan's client software supports the major Web browsers including Internet Explorer, Firefox and Mozilla.
Virtual KVM Desktop
Virtual KVM Desktop - a New Level of Access and Control
Raritan's Virtual KVM Desktop provides a new generation of KVM access and control which provides a connection to the target server virtually indistinguishable from a direct connection. The Virtual KVM Desktop is based on the following Raritan innovations: full screen video, transparent keyboard handling, flexible video scaling and fast video switching.
Absolute Mouse Synchronization
The Absolute Mouse Synchronization feature is the ultimate mouse synchronization solution. For servers with a compatible USB mouse port, there is no need to adjust the mouse settings on the target server. This reduces installation time and enhances the Dominion KX II's plug-and-play nature. In addition, the remote and target server mouse pointers never go out of synchronization. This feature is enabled by the new D2CIM-VUSB Virtual Media CIM.
1600 x 1200 Remote Video Resolution
Dominion KX II provides 1600 x 1200 remote and local video resolution so even remote users can work with today's higher resolution monitors.
Full Screen Video Display
With the Dominion KX II's full screen video display, users appear to be directly connected to the target server. The user views the full video display from the target server without window borders or toolbars.
Flexible Video Scaling
In many instances, the user would like to scale (i.e. stretch) or compress the target servers video display to fit the display window on the client. With the Dominion KX II's flexible scaling, the user is not restricted to fixed-size windows, but can drag the window border to the desired size, including small thumbnail views.
Plug and Play Appliance Offers Quick and Easy Setup
Dominion KX II is a completely self-contained system (i.e. an appliance). All KX II features, including authentication and Web access, are built into the unit and do not require the use of an additional server.
Automatic Color Calibration
The Dominion KX II provides automatic and manual color calibration that optimizes the screen display to provide vivid, lifelike colors to enhance productivity and reduce bandwidth.
PC Share Mode
Up to eight users can connect and remotely access each connected server. This feature is very useful for administrator collaboration for teamed troubleshooting of servers.
Flexible Bandwidth Control
Video performance can be configured to optimize for the available network bandwidth. With high speed LAN access, more bandwidth is available and higher quality video information can be sent resulting in better performance. The KX II can also be configured for lower bandwidth environments.
The Dominion KX II uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption for added security. AES is a U.S. government approved cryptographic algorithm that is recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the FIPS Standard 197.
Video and Virtual Media Encryption
Dominion KX II securely encrypts the video stream in addition to keyboard and mouse data.
RADIUS, LDAP and Active Directoryr Authentication
Dominion KX II integrates with industry-standard directory servers, such as Microsoft's Active Directory, using either the LDAP or RADIUS protocols. This allows Dominion KX II to use pre-existing username/password databases for security.
Configurable Strong Password Checking
The Dominion KX II has administrator-configurable, strong password checking to ensure that user created passwords meet corporate and/or government standards and are resistant to brute force hacking.
Multiple Security Features
Dominion KX II offers many additional security features including strong password checking, password aging, access control lists, inactivity timers, group permissions, per port authorization, etc.
Integration with Raritan CommandCenter Appliances
Like the rest of the Dominion Series, Dominion KX II features complete CommandCenter Secure Gateway integration, allowing enterprise users to consolidate all Dominion devices into a single logical system, accessible from a single IP address, and under a single management interface. The Dominion KX II also integrates with the new CommandCenter NOC service management appliances.
Dominion KX Compatibility
Customers who have purchased Raritan's award-winning Dominion KX switches can continue to use these switches together with the new Dominion KX II. Both CommandCenter Secure Gateway and Raritan's Multiplatform Client support seamless access and control of target servers and serial devices connected to the KX and KX II digital appliances.
SNMP Management and Syslog
The Dominion KX II SNMP agent distributes SNMP traps for important system events to SNMP management systems, including the new CommandCenter NOC service management appliances. SNMP traps are fully configurable by the administrator. Syslog also available.
KX II DCIM Firmware Upgrades
The Dominion KX II D2CIMs can be firmware upgraded from the KX II appliance to support new features and improvements. This includes the new KX II USB CIM supporting Virtual Media and Absolute Mouse Synchronization and the new KX II Power CIM.
The Dominion KX II solution consists of the KVM-over-IP switch and Computer Interface Modules (CIMs).