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OmniViewIP*

5216K/5232K

User Manual

PM00020 - F1DP2XXG

*OmniView is a registered trademark of Belkin International, Inc.

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Introduction . . .

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3. . Web. Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .

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Key Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Logging In to the Web Interface . . . . . . . . . .

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System Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

 

SSL certificate notes . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

 

Logging in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

 

Connecting to a target server . . . . . . . . . .

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Unit Display Diagrams . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Configuring the System . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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LED and button table . . . . . . . . . . .

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Network > Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connector table . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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OmniView IP Central Access Appliance 5000HQ .

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Administration > User Settings . . . . . . . . . .

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Adding a user . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Installation . . . .

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Editing. . . . a. user . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Deleting a user . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Pre-InstallationGuidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

 

Blocking a user . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Avoiding general rack-mountingproblems . . .

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Administration > Server Name Edit . . . . .

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Rack-mountingthe SMB 216 IP KVM Switch . .

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Administration > Serial Settings . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting the System . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Administration > Server Access List . . . . . . . .

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The Server Interface Modules (SIMs) . . . . .

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Security > Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting a PS/2 SIM . . . . . . . . .

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Security > SSL Certificate . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting a USB SIM . . . . . . . . .

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Maintenance > Switch Upgrade . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting to the network . . . . . . . . .

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Maintenance > SIM Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting the CAT5 cables . . . . . . . .

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Restore Factory Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting the local console . . . . . . . .

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Set Time and Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Connecting the power supply . . . . . . . .

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Back Up and Restore . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Setting the IP Address . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Saving Changes and Logging Out . . . . . . . . .

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4 Remote Access .

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5. . Local. . . .Access . . .

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Accessing a Target Server . . . . . .

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The toolbar . . . . . . . . . . .

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Switching to a different server . . .

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Changing the performance settings . .

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Adjusting the video settings . . . .

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Refresh . . . . . . . . . . .

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Manual video adjust . . . . . .

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Auto video adjust . . . . . . .

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Keyboard key sequences . . . . .

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Synchronizing mouse pointers . . .

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Aligning the mice pointers . . . .

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Manual settings . . . . . . . .

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Calibrating mice pointers . . . .

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Adjustments in general . . . . . .

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Globe icon menu features . . . . .

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Virtual media . . . . . . . . .

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Full-screenmode . . . . . . .

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Disconnecting the remote session

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The Targets Page Menu . . . . . . .

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Changing the password . . . . . .

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Event log . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Downloading the log . . . . . .

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Clearing the log . . . . . . . .

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The OSD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Navigating the OSD main window . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Selecting a computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Moving the confirmation label – F1 . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Tuning – F5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 The Settings window – F2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 DDC – F10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Saving changes to the settings . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

6 Additional Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48. . . . . .

Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Video Resolution and Refresh Rates . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 User Manual Feedback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Product Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

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Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Belkin OmniView IP 5216K/5232K Switch with the latest in IP KVM technology. This Switch provides a simple, quick, remote server management solution for medium to large-sizebusinesses. The Switch allows two remote digital users and one local analog user to access and control your servers over the Internet via a standard web browser.

Combine the Switch with the Belkin Central Access Appliance 5000HQ to address the management and administration needs of more users accessing more servers across geographical locations.

The innovative technology in the OmniView IP 5216K/5232K Switch combines hardware and software technology to deliver highperformance remote access, and enables you to troubleshoot servers faster and more efficiently, reducing server downtime and service costs in mission-criticalenvironments.

Belkin’s distinctive technology provides IT professionals:

Immediate video synchronization, allowing access through the entire boot sequence, when troubleshooting is most critical.

Immediate video display and keyboard output to intercept systems at their earliest status upon power-upor reboot.

Instantaneous access between multiple sessions over IP. Users experience immediate access when switching between attached systems, eliminating the delay when managing time-sensitivesystem access and repair.

This User Manual provides all the details you’ll need to install and operate your new OmniView IP 5216K/5232K Switch, in addition to expert troubleshooting advice—inthe unlikely event of a problem. For quick and easy installation, please refer to the Quick

Installation Guide included in your packaging.

We appreciate your business and are confident that you will soon see for yourself why over 1 million Belkin OmniView KVM products are in use worldwide.

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Key Features

High-PerformanceRemote Access

Access, switch, view, and control faster than before

Switch from one remote server to another instantly

Quicker performance over the Internet and congested networks

View all the information displayed during the post and boot process

Web-BrowserBased

The Switch allows you to access your KVM switch and all connected servers from any computer connected to the LAN, WAN, or

Internet using Firefox® or Microsoft Internet Explorer®.

Out of Band—BIOS-LevelAccess

The Switch allows you to remotely access the basic input/output system (BIOS) of your servers to make changes and perform reboots, regardless of network connectivity or server condition.

User-FriendlyInterface

The web-basedinterface allows you to set up and change the Switch’s functions quickly and easily through your web browser, without having to install additional software onto your servers.

Remote Serial Access

The Switch provides support for up to two serial devices, such as a managed power distribution unit (PDU), so you can remotely perform hard reboots of your servers.

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Virtual-MediaTechnology

The Switch provides virtual-mediasupport for up to two servers. This allows the remote user to copy files from a USB orCD-ROMdrive to a target server that may be anywhere in the world. Or boot a remote server from a local USB orCD-ROMdrive.

Enhanced Security

The IP device provides 128-bitSecure Sockets Layer (SSL) authentication and password protection to prevent unauthorized access to your servers and protect data transferred over the Internet. The data communication is also protected with AES

256-bitencryption.

Scalable Centralized Management

Additional Switches can be added as your data center grows and the entire inventory can be managed under the Belkin Central Access Appliance 5000HQ. This is ideal for corporations operating servers at multiple sites such as testing labs, campuses, branch offices, and multi-floorfacilities.

Video Resolution

The Switch supports video resolutions of up to 1600x1200@75Hz for both local and remote consoles.

Flash-Upgradeable

Flash upgrades allow you to obtain the latest firmware updates for your Switch. These firmware updates ensure that the Switch is compatible with the latest devices.

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System Contents

1 OmniView IP 5216K/5232K Switch

1 AC Power Cable

1 Serial-to-RJ45Interface Cable

1x User Manual CD

1 Quick Start Guide

1 Set Rack-MountBrackets and Screws

System Requirements

Host Computer Operating-System(OS) Platforms

The Switch is compatible with CPUs running on, but not limited to, the following OS platforms:

Windows® 2000, XP, Server 2003 and 2008, Vista®

Microsoft® DOS 5.x and above

Red Hat® Linux® 8.x and above

Sun™*

Novell® 5.x

Sun Solaris™ 8.x and above*

*USB server interface module required

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Servers

PS/2 and USB computers/servers

VGA, SVGA, or XGA monitors

Keyboards and Mice

USB-compatible

Monitors

CRT and LCD (with VGA, SVGA, or XGA monitors)

Remote-ClientBrowser

The Switch may be accessed remotely over a TCP/IP connection from computers using the following web browsers and OS platforms:

Windows

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and above with ActiveX® support

Firefox 3.0 and above**

Linux (major distributions only)

• Firefox 3.0 and above**

**Firefox support may require a firmware upgrade. Visit www.belkin.com/support for more information.

Server Interface Modules

Connecting the Switch to a server requires a custom Belkin OmniView SMB Server Interface Module and a standard CAT5 patch cable.

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OmniView SMB Server Interface Modules:

F1DP101A-AP(PS/2 style)

F1DP101A-AU(USB style)

F1DP101A-AS(Legacy Sun, miniDIN8 style)

F1DP101A-AP-8PK(PS/2 style,8-pack)

F1DP101A-AU-8PK(USB style,8-pack)

CAT5 Cables

Belkin highly recommends you use Belkin Category 5e, FastCAT™ 5e, or Category 6 Patch Cables for your OmniView IP 5216K/5232K Switch to help ensure the superior performance of your video. These Cables offer the highest quality possible to ensure optimal data and video transmission.

Belkin UTP Patch Cables:

A3L791-XX-YYY(CAT5e)

A3L850-XX-YYY(FastCAT 5e)

A3L980-XX-YYY(CAT6)

Note: Use CAT6 solid cables for optimal video at longer lengths. Product codes and availability may vary.

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Terminology

Below are some terms and their meanings used in this guide.

Term

Meaning

 

 

Target server

The computers/servers that are accessed

remotely via the Switch.

 

 

 

Client computer

The PC running a remote session.

 

 

 

The process of remotely accessing and

Remote session

controlling target servers connected to the

 

Switch from a user workstation.

 

 

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Unit Display Diagrams

Figure 1 illustrates the front panel of the OmniView IP 5232K Switch.

Figure 1 OmniView IP 5232K Switch – front view

LED and button table

LED

Function

 

 

 

Solid: Server is connected to and powered on

 

 

Port

Fast Blink: When a port is being accessed remotely

 

 

 

Slow Blink: When a port is being accessed locally

 

 

Ready

Solid Green: When unit is available for use

 

 

Link

Blinking Green: Unit is connected to the network

 

 

Power

Power Indicator

 

 

Note: The port LEDs flash in series during boot up and during system upgrades. Allow approximately 45 seconds for boot up.

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Figure 2 OmniView IP 5232K Switch – rear view

 

 

Connector table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Local Console

 

 

 

Connect a keyboard, video, and mouse to

 

 

 

 

 

operate the Switch locally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serial 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect any serial device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serial 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Connect any serial device.

 

 

 

Connect to 10/100Mb Ethernet. Yellow LED

LAN

illuminates when connected to a LAN. Green

LED illuminates when a remote session is

 

 

in progress.

 

 

Server Ports

Connect to servers via SIMs (Server

Interface Modules).

 

 

 

VM1

Connect to server on server port 1 via

USB cable.

 

 

 

VM2

Connect to server on server port 2 via

USB cable.

 

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Pre-InstallationGuidelines

Place cables away from fluorescent lights, air conditioners, and machines that are likely to generate electrical noise.

Place the Switch on a flat, clean, and dry surface.

The Switch is not intended for connection to exposed outdoor lines.

Ensure that the maximum distance between each computer and the Switch does not exceed 100 ft. for SIMs.

Avoiding general rack-mountingproblems

Elevated operating ambient temperature

The operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than the room ambient when installing into a closed or multiunit rack assembly. Install the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum rated ambient temperature.

Reduced airflow

Install the equipment in a rack in such a way that the amount of airflow required for safe operation is not compromised. Leave a gap of at least 5cm/2 inches on each side of the Switch.

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Mechanical loading

Mount the equipment in the rack in such a way that a hazardous condition is not achieved due to uneven mechanical loading.

Circuit overloading

When connecting the equipment to the supply circuit, consider the effect that overloading of circuits might have on over-currentprotection and supply wiring.

Reliable electrical grounding of rack-mountedequipment should be maintained. Provide attention to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (e.g., use of power strips).

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