Dell KVM 1082DS

Dell KVM 1082DS

Dell KVM 1082DS

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Manage your data center from one console anytime, anywhere
Easily control multiple servers from a single console with the Dell KVM (keyboard/ video/mouse) 1082DS remote console switch. Local and remote access to your data center for upgrades and patches simplifies server management and reduces downtime costs.
  • Connect devices easily with four USB 2.0 ports, two PDU ports, and eight ARI ports to access servers and serial devices
  • Manage from anywhere with two local users (video head and ACI) and one remote user (via Ethernet or modem connection)
  • No tools needed for installation thanks to Dell ReadyRailsTM  mounting interface

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Simplify your server management

Maximize your business resources with Dell KVM remote console switches (RCSs) with:
  • Enhanced firmware and on-board web interface
  • Local and remote access
  • Support for Common Access Cards (CAC)

Choose from a number of options to connect to the Dell KVM 1082DS:
  • Remote use of the dual Gigabit Ethernet network interface or the modem connection
  • The local port’s video head directly on the switch
  • Analog Console Interface (ACI) connection in a tiered configuration

Dell KVM 1082DS

Feature enhancements

The Dell KVM 1082DS feature enhancements, include support for high-resolution widescreen video, support for Common Access Card (CAC) capability for smart cards over USB and Ethernet, and four USB 2.0 ports.

  • Performance you need: Enhanced 16:10 and 4:3 video display, field-upgradable firmware and seamless integration with Dell servers and accessories.
  • Security you depend on: CAC support with encryption for smart cards and password protection for local users.
  • High availability: Support for dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for redundancy.
  • Enhance productivity: At-the-rack access anytime. Remote patches and upgrades can be made from anywhere using virtual media.

Feature enhancements

Flexible and scalable

The Dell KVM 1082DS can grow with your business, helping manage up to 64 servers when tiered with additional Dell 8-port KVM console switches. You can also install software and perform upgrades for your data center remotely.

  • Server Interface Pods
    The Dell KVM 1082DS is compatible with all available SIPs, including USB 2.0 with virtual media/smart card support for servers and True Serial for accessing serial devices via Telnet/SSH.
  • Easy installation
    Enjoy tool-less installation for 0U and 1U rack space with the Dell ReadyRails mounting interface. The device can mount in the front or back of the rack and comes with a blanking panel.
  • Peace of mind
    The Dell KVM 1082DS supports Dell and third-party servers and serial devices and includes the technical support and warranty service you need to stay up and running.
Flexible and scalable

Maximum connectivity

Maximum connectivity

The Dell KVM 1082DS has eight analog rack interface (ARI) ports for connecting to SIPs attached to servers or serial devices and two power distribution unit (PDU) ports for monitoring metered or managed PDUs.

  • Five SIPs — PS/2, USB, USB2 virtual media, USB2 virtual media + CAC, and serial — are available to address a variety of connectivity needs for servers and serial devices.
  • One SIP can replace a bulky keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) cable by converting the signals and driving them up to 50 feet through a single CAT 5 cable. The SIP cable draws power from the server, and it is designed to keep the server working properly even if the Dell KVM connection goes down.

Easy to manage

Manage your data center using the Dell RCS software or the on-board web interface (OBWI).

  • The RCS software is a cross-platform management application that allows you to view and control the Dell KVM and all attached servers. It provides secure switch-based authentication, data transfers and username/password storage.
  • The OBWI provides similar management functions as the RCS software. It is launched directly from the switch via a web browser, and any servers connected to the RCS are automatically detected. The OBWI also supports LDAP authentication, which allows permission for multiple RCSs to be managed through a single interface.
The Dell KVM comes ready to use with Dell RCS software and is compatible with Avocent DSView 3 management software.

Easy to manage


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