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How to set up Compaq Series 4110 8-port KVM Switch & select computer

I acquired a Compaq KVM switch, but have no idea how to operate it. There is no obvious way to select the desired computer to control. How is that done?

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  • Richard Dawson May 31, 2008

    That seems to be just what I need. Thank you.

    A side question. Whenever I tried to get to the link with FireFox running under linux it hung up, but with FireFox running on Windows XP I was able to connect and download the manual. Why would that be?

    Thanks again.

    Richard


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The Compaq 4110 KVM switch was actually manufactured by Apex which is now part of Avocent. Your switch is Compaq's rebranding of the Apex/Outlook EL-80DT from Avocent.

The key to display the KVM switch menu should be PrintScreen. Here is a link to the user manual:
ftp://ftp.avocent.com/public/product-upgrades/Outlook/EL40-80DT/OL_DT_UG.pdf
Your answer seems to be on page 34.

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    Jocelyn Viau May 31, 2008

    This is a good question, but unfortunately I don't have an answer for you. You may ask this question in another post on FixYa. Maybe a Firefox expert would be able to help.

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When you click on the scroll lock twice you will switch between the computers.
Did you manage to get a manual on CD when you procured this one ? I am interested in the CD which allows you to program each computer to show a different name..

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so is the KVM (control side, PS2 mouse / kbd>??)
or are all PS2 ports wired to adaptors,? i cant guess this nor what was used before, no history stated.
what was there before, this act?
and what now?
Ill assume worse cases (tossed a coin)
18 (16+2) adapters now. all devices are USB but KVM
ok.?


what mode fails, both the KVM pushbotton switch and or the hot key commands on the kbd?
Oops no manual button as seen on modern KVM.

KVMs are very complex. the hard part is the vast number of different PC.
USB , PS2, VGA, DVI and HDMI.. yah,..
OK 16 +2=18 x ps2, and 9 VGA ports. it is.
NO KVM does it all, ,, old KVM' do NOT work , on new computers, all folks know this , if they tried. or took readings to learn why it fails.
I bet power to the KVM is dead., no LED./
no manual button ,oops.
pin 4 PS2 reads 5vdc and connected up, same?
we use breakout boxes (DIY) to test ports connected.'

that Compaq is very old and no support now, no books.
why not ask at real HP, maybe some old guy there can dig it lost books>
40 KVM? that what you said, really? (or 40/8=5 kvm)?
my guess is the adaptor does not work or power issues
KVM >>PS2>>>ADapt>>> USB.(server) (usb 1,2,or 3 at server?)
The KVM in most cases, here, steals power from PS2 ports but not this KVM , its better.
i'd bet that adaptor cant do that.
(is the caps lock key working on the KBD and laser LED glowing on said mouse?

ask here, real HP.
lets see tests:
1: pin 4 ps2 5vdc?
2: mouse glows?
3: keyboard led , caps lock toggles? (glows)
4: lost the hot key commands (y/n)

one other problem is the BIOS in the server may not like your adaptor at all. When BIOS scans the keyboard. it expects a ID response if missing or grabled, it drops that device port.


https://h30434.www3.hp.com/


btw, one way to cure this, is run headless server software
end KVM for ever.

i run a LAMP server, that comes in the box, no kvm no any thing on ports. it has a web page to go to and do service that way.
port IP+:12321
modern ways work best.
in a server farm, a keyboard/mouse/monitor on rolling cart
for the super sick servers is best...

the other problem is USB only PC or server
does not scan PS2 ports, it has none
so if the adaption fails, at boot time, all is lost.
(BIOS reports connected devices to the OS)(unstated by you)so if the report fails, problems happen
for sure after the boot.

this device is s business device, now ("Enterprise)
the posts on it are like 10 years ago. all links to books now dead.
infact the compaq server that had them is turned off. (grin)
here is my search there. Why not ask them?




https://www.hpe.com/us/en/search-results.html?client=&qt=kvm+4110&search=%EF%98%90&cc=us&charset=utf-8&hpa=http%3A%2F%2Fwww8.hp.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Fhpe%2Fcontact%2Fcontact.html&hpn=Home&hpr=http%3A%2F%2Fh41131.www4.hp.com%2Fus%2Fen&hps=Home&lang=en&qp=url%3Ah41131.www4.hp.com%2Fus%2Fen+url%3ANEW+URL+GOES+HERE

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