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          Lenovo Global 4X2X32 Console Manager (GCM32)

          Lenovo Global 4X2X32 Console Manager  (GCM32)
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          Item #: 17887437
          Mfr. Part#: 1754D2X
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          • processor(s) supported
          • Warranty: 3 Years

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          The IBM Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32) provides enhanced remote management, access, and security capabilities with out-of-band access to servers, network equipment, and other devices with serial configuration or console ports from a single appliance. This unified approach improves staff efficiency by reducing the time required to remotely diagnose, reconfigure, repair, or restore servers as well as network devices and other hardware with serial configuration and/or management consoles.

          The 1754 GCMs provide advanced security features with smart card/Common Access Card (CAC) reader support for secure access with centralized authentication to help further prevent security breaches and reduce at the rack system management. The 46M5383 IBM Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2) with a 1754 GCM provides the historic virtual media capabilities, allowing a single USB media or mass storage device to be mapped directly to a local or remote server, as well as facilitates the Common Access Card (CAC) reader support. Now CAC readers can be quickly mapped to securely authenticate users and access servers at the rack or remotely. These offerings also deliver AES Encryption and LDAP support for simplified integration with existing authentication/security models.

          The true serial capabilities of these next generation appliances expand access and control reducing infrastructure complexity by connecting and managing nearly any device with a serial port (Hubs, Routers, Switches) directly from a singular GCM. The 46M5382 IBM Serial Conversion Option (SCO), with a 1754 GCM, is designed to deliver this functionality and supports SSH and Telnet connections and the Cisco electronic pinout for seamless connections to Cisco equipment.
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          Actual Weight 7.60 lb(s)
          Compatibility Notes Number of local concurrent users:
          The GCM32 console switches enable one or two local user to access any attached servers. If the target device is currently in use, the user attempting to gain access will be given an opportunity to force a connection to the device if their preemption level is equal to or higher than the current user’s level. If the user attempting to gain access has a lower preemption level, the active user will be asked if they wish to give up control to the new user (a timeout is also configurable).

          The GCM32 supports two independent local users as shown in Figure 3. One local user attaches to the VGA and USB ports on the console switch. The second local user attaches to a tiered (slave) console switch (see "Tiered consoles" below for more information). These two ports are independent of one another (that is, not pre-emptive or shared). This configuration allows you to place a console in every rack, for local connectivity to those servers complete with local KVM access, plus tier up to a master console that has local KVM access to all the servers attached to all attached console switches.

          Local user connections:
          Local displays are connected to the console switch using VGA analog connections. Keyboard and mouse must be USB attached and two USB ports are provided for this purpose. Two additional USB ports are provided for the attachment of devices such as optical drives or memory keys. These devices can be made available on remote target systems provided Virtual Media Conversion Options are used to connect to those target systems. Note, however, that the Virtual Media Conversion Option does not support chaining of target systems.

          Target systems:
          The GCM32 has 32 target system ports. These can be directly attached to systems with the appropriate USB or PS/2 conversion option connector on the end. These connections use standard CAT-5 cables. You can increase the number of connected target systems by two methods: chaining or a tiered arrangement of switches (more about these below). Both methods mean that each of the 32 ports will have multiple systems connected to it. You can mix connection methods.

          Remote access via Ethernet or Modem:
          Remote access to console switch and to the target systems is via a Web browser. The switch provides agentless remote control and access. No special software or drivers are required on the attached servers or client. Access is normally via a standard Ethernet network, requiring that the console switch be connected to the network via one or both Ethernet ports. Connecting both ports provides redundancy. Additionally, if a modem is connected to the modem port on the console switch and the modem is connected to a telephone (PSTN) system, then you can dial the console switch via your modem and establish an out-of-band connection to the console switch using the Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) for remote control. V.34, V.90, or V.92 connections are supported.

          Conversion Options:
          The KVM Conversion Option (KCO) is suitable for target servers with VGA and PS/2-style mouse and keyboard connections. The USB Conversion Option (UCO) is for systems with VGA and USB connections. The Virtual Media Conversion Options (VCO and VCO2) supports the virtual media capability of the console switches; however, they do not support chaining. We describe both virtual media and chaining later in this document.

          Compatible with Lenovo System x3620 M3, Lenovo System x3950 X5.
          # Ports 32
          Connector HDDB15, Power, RJ-45, USB Type A
          Connector Type Ethernet, Power, USB, VGA
          Contents switch, rack mounting kit, (2) power cables, RJ-45 to DB9F adapter, RJ-45 to DB9M adapter, (32) terminators, documentation
          Color Black
          Physical Dimensions 1.7"h x 17"w x 9.2"d
          Ports/Connectors (1) HDDB15 VGA
          (4) USB Type A
          (1) serial port
          (1) ACI RJ-45 port
          (1) modem input
          (4) RJ-45 LAN
          (32) ARI RJ-45
          (2) Power in
          UNSPSC 43211601
          Warranty - Labor 3 Years
          Warranty - Parts 3 Years
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