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Raritan KX II-432 32 port KVM-over-IP switch

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Dominion KX II is Raritan's secure, enterprise-class KVM-over-IP switch that provides BIOS-level access and control of up to 64 multiplatform servers and serial-based devices. It raises the bar for digital KVM switches with standard features that maximize performance, security, reliability and productivity.

Coupled with Raritan's new digital CIMs, Raritan's Dominion KXII is the most compatible KVM-over-IP switch supporting past (analog VGA), present (DVI and HDMI) and future (DisplayPort) video technology, in a single KVM-over-IP solution!

Raritan's standard feature set inlcludes:

  • Universal Virtual Media™ on all models to remotely install OS and software
  • Absolute Mouse Synchronization™, which allows perfect mouse synchronization right out of the box
  • Dual power and dual Gigabit Ethernet with automatic failover
  • Digital video support for a wide range of dual video cards, PC's, workstations, and servers
  • Digital audio over IP to monitor audio applications on remote servers
  • Apple iPad and iPhone mobile KVM access and control (CC-SG required)
  • Server access from Windows®, Linux®, Sun® or Mac desktops via a wide range of Web browsers or standalone client
  • Support for IBM, HP, Cisco and Dell Blade Servers 
  • Tiered (cascaded) local and remote access of up to 1024 servers
  • Support of Smart Card/Common Access Card (CAC)
  • FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic module for enhanced encryption and SNMP v3 for secure logging
  • CIM options, that support both analog and digital video technologies, eliminate the need for expensive and unreliable adapters
  • CIMs connect to the servers' KVM ports and can be located up to 150 feet away

The Dominion KX II offers a comprehensive feature set to meet the most demanding of access and control needs, including High Definition (HD) remote video resolution — 1920x1080, including widescreen formats such as 1680x1050 and 1600x1200. It comes with 256-bit SSL AES or 128-bit RC4 encryption. It controls power to servers with optional remote power units and provides dual stack IP networking (IPv4 and IPv6). Plus it features Virtual KVM Desktop™, a common browser-based user interface that supports the industry's widest range of operating systems and browsers.  For thsoe users looking for extended remote desktop for access and control, dual video and dual monitor support is available.

Moreover, the Dominion KX II can be deployed with Raritan’s centralized access system, CommandCenter Secure Gateway, to provide a single point of access and centralized security for your virtual environment and physical infrastructure. Mobile KVM access and control is available with CommandCenter Release 5.2 and later releases.


Hardware Features
Next-Generation Hardware ArchitectureDominion 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.
“Plug and Play” Appliance – Quick and Easy SetupDominion KX II is a secure, Linux®-based hardware appliance. All Dominion KX II features, including authentication and Web access, are built into the unit and do not require the use of an additional server.
High Performance, Next-Generation Video Hardware with HD Video Resolution and Digital AudioDominion 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, 1920 x 1080 high definition remote video resolution, digital audio and advanced color calibration.
Dual Power Supplies with FailoverFor 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. If a power supply fails, the customer will be notified via front panel LED, SNMP TRAP, log message or via the administrative manager.
Four USB Ports for Keyboard, Mouse and USB MediaThe Dominion KX II has four USB 2.0 ports, three on the back panel and one on the front panel for local keyboard, mouse and USB media.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports with FailoverDominion KX II 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.
Multiple Hardware ModelsMultiple hardware models enable simultaneous access by one, two four or eight remote users to 8, 16, 32 or 64 servers. Raritan is the first and only vendor to provide four and eight user, 64 port, digital KVM switches.
1U or 2U Form FactorThe Dominion KX2-464 and KX2-864 are 2U solutions. Other Dominion KX II models are only 1U in height. Dominion KX II is extremely rack-efficient.
Cat5 CablingDominion KX II interconnects with each server via standard, economical Cat5 (UTP) cabling. Servers may be located up to 150 cable feet from the Dominion KX II unit.
Multiplatform Computer Interface Modules (CIMs)Dominion KX II supports multiplatform CIMs to connect to PS/2, USB, Sun® and serially controlled servers. Analog VGA video and new DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort digital video standards are supported. Dominion CIMs operate at distances of up to 150 feet from the Dominion KX II switch, depending on server resolution.
Configurable Hardware Reset ButtonDominion KX II contains an administrator-configurable hardware reset button on the back panel.
Modem Port for Emergency AccessAll Dominion KX II models have an integrated modem port for emergency remote access via external modem if the data network is not available.
KVM-over-IP Connectivity
One, Two, Four or Eight Concurrent Remote IP UsersDominion KX II provides KVM-over-IP access to one, two, four or eight simultaneous, remote users depending on the model purchased. Raritan provides a wide variety of Dominion KX II models to meet most customer needs and budgets. This is achieved while allowing full, unblocked local port access.
8, 16, 32 or 64 Server PortsUsers can connect up to 8, 16, 32 or 64 servers to each Dominion KX II via Cat5 cabling. Raritan is the first KVM-over-IP vendor with one, two, four and eight channel, 32-port models. And we are the only vendor with four and eight channel, 64-port digital KVM switches - the industry's highest density - consolidating up to four standard KVM switches to reduce cost and administration.
Remote Network Access - KVM over IPDominion KX II has the industry’s highest performing and most flexible KVM-over-IP technology. Users can access Dominion KX II from anywhere on the network (LAN, WAN, Internet, mobile & dial-up), allowing administrators to troubleshoot, reconfigure, reboot and even power cycle servers remotely.
Apple® iPhone® and iPad® Mobile AccessUsers can remotely access and control servers through Apple iPhone and iPad devices with the same level of security that they now enjoy via their laptops. CC-SG 5.2 (or above) required.
Flexible Tiering (Cascading) of up to 1024 ServersCustomers can connect (e.g., tier) multiple Dominion KX II switches together and access the attached servers in the data center or from a remote PC. Up to 1024 servers can be accessed via a consolidated port list, or via search (with wildcards).
Industry’s First Browser Based Local Console PortThe 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 Dominion KX II provides a consistent user experience that is easy to learn. In addition, convenient hot-key switching between servers is now supported.
Asian Languages – Japanese and Simplified/Traditional ChineseThe Dominion KX II’s remote HTML User Interface and the KVM Clients now support the Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese languages. This is available stand-alone as well as through CC-SG.
Blade Server Access and ControlDominion KX II supports popular blade server models from the leading blade server manufacturers: HP®, IBM®, Dell® and Cisco®. It provides simple, automated and secure KVM-over-IP access (1) at the rack, (2) remotely over IP, (3) via CommandCenter® and (4) by modem. Blade servers are displayed by chassis, with simple one-click access. Advanced security via per­blade access permissions and hot-key blocking eliminates unauthorized access. Unlike other vendors, the Dominion KX II’s blade features are available to SMB customers with no management system required. For enterprise customers, seamless blade server integration with CommandCenter Secure Gateway provides centralized policy and security management for diverse data center environments.
Integrated, Remote Power Control – Up to Eight Power Strips per Dominion KX IIUsers 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 Dominion KX II unit. Strip-level power statistics are now displayed to the user. Users can also power on/off outlets not associated with a server.
Extended Local Port on KX2-808, KX2-832 and KX2-864 ModelsThe KX II eight-user models contain a standard local port, plus an additional port that extends the local port, via Cat5 cable, beyond the rack to a control room, another point in the data center or to a Dominion KX II or Paragon® II switch.
Dual CIMs Provide Redundant and/or Increased AccessThe Dominion KX II now supports Paragon II dual CIMs, which can connect servers in the data center to two different Dominion KX II switches. If one KX II switch is not available, the server can be accessed through the second KX II switch, providing redundant access and doubling the level of remote KVM access.
Dual Stack IP Networking - IPv4 and IPv6The Dominion KX II provides dual stack IP networking with simultaneous support of IPv4 and IPv6.
Universal Virtual Media‚Ñ¢ Features
All Dominion KX II Models Have Virtual MediaThe 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.
Wide Variety of Supported Virtual Media Drives and DevicesEach Dominion KX II comes equipped with virtual media to enable remote 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 disks for added flexibility and productivity.
Digital Audio over Virtual MediaRemotely access audio applications on remote servers during a virtual media-connection with digital USB audio over IP. This includes both playback and recording. Useful for IT administrators, software developers, broadcast/entertainment customers, audio content creators and for remote monitoring. Features USB digital audio, CD quality audio, playback/record buffer settings and use of analog and USB speakers/microphones.
Dual-USB Virtual Media CIM and USB ProfilesThe dual-USB virtual media CIM (D2CIM-DVUSB) and USB profile feature enable expanded BIOS use of virtual media drives to the broadest range of servers and BIOS versions.

The dual-USB virtual media CIM supports advanced features: digital audio, smart card/CAC authentication and tiering.
Secure Virtual Media with 128/256-Bit EncryptionVirtual media sessions are secured using 128- or 256-bit AES. Also available is 128-bit RC4 encryption.
USB CIM with Virtual Media, Absolute Mouse Synchronization‚Ñ¢ and Firmware UpdateThe D2CIM-VUSB CIM supports virtual media sessions to target servers supporting the USB 2.0 interface. Available in economical 32 and 64 quantity CIM packages, this new CIM supports Absolute Mouse Synchronization as well as remote firmware updates.
KVM Client Access and Control
Universal KVM Client Access – Anytime, AnywhereThe Dominion KX II provides KVM access through the industry’s broadest and most flexible range of operating systems, platforms and browsers. Internet Explorer® and Firefox 4 are now supported.
Next Generation Common User InterfaceThe 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.
Web Accessible KVM ClientsUsers can access Dominion KX II via a Web browser for anytime, anywhere access. Raritan’s KVM client software is automatically downloaded; this eliminates the need to install “client” software on each user desktop.
Mobile KVM for iPhone and iPadUsers can now access and control servers connected to the Dominion KX II via their Apple iPhones and iPads. This provides emergency 24/7 out-of-hours access, as well as convenient everyday access for iPad enthusiasts. CC-SG Release 5.2 or later is required for this capability.
Windows® and Java™ KVM Clients for Windows, Linux, Sun/Solaris™ and Macintosh®Raritan’s Windows and Java-based KVM clients provide multiplatform access and control on Windows, Linux, Sun/Solaris and Macintosh desktops.
PC Share ModeUp to eight users can connect and remotely access each connected server. This feature is very useful for administrator collaboration for teamed troubleshooting of servers.
Connect/Disconnect ScriptsCustomers can define scripts that are executed when the user connects to or disconnects from a server. This is useful to wake up a server, launch the login screen and/or automatically log off.
Real-Time Server Status and AvailabilityUsers can easily determine, via the user interface, if a given server, including blade servers, is currently accessible/available.
Customized Launch SettingsCustomers can customize the way the KVM Clients are launched, including full- screen mode, primary or secondary monitor, single mouse mode and scaling.
Multiplatform Client Access to Dominion KX I and Dominion KX IIExisting customers of the Dominion KX I can use the multiplatform client (MPC) to simultaneously access their existing Dominion KX I switches as well as newly purchased Dominion KX II switches.
Remote Video Features
High Definition (HD) Remote Video Resolution - 1920x1080The Dominion KX II is the first and only KVM-over-IP switch to support full High Definition (HD), 1080p remote video resolution. In addition, popular widescreen formats are supported including 1600x1200, 1680x1050 and 1440x900, so remote users can work with today’s higher resolution monitors.
Full-Screen Video DisplayWith 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. With the new “pop-up” menu bar, users can run KVM client functions while in full-screen mode.
Port Scanning and Thumbnail ViewsView selected servers as a slide show and/or real-time thumbnail views. The user can select a list of servers, set the scan interval and quickly access a given server. Works remotely and locally.
Dual Monitor KVM Client SupportFor customers wishing to enhance productivity by using multiple LCD monitors, the Dominion KX II can launch KVM sessions to multiple monitors, either in full-screen or standard modes. In this mode, users can view the list of servers on one screen and launch full-screen KVM sessions in another. Or use a secondary, desktop monitor exclusively for KVM.
Dual Video CardsServers with dual video cards can be remotely accessed with an extended desktop configuration available to the remote user.
Flexible Video ScalingIn many instances, the user would like to “scale,” i.e., stretch or compress the target server’s 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.
Automatic Color CalibrationThe 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.
15-Bit Color SupportDominion KX II’s 15-bit color support (32,000 colors) enables high video quality over the network. Multiple color modes, as well as gray scale, are available to connect via modem or low bandwidth link.
Automated and Manual Bandwidth SettingsVideo performance can be configured to match the available network bandwidth. With high­speed LAN access, more bandwidth is available and higher quality video information can be sent, resulting in better performance. When accessing via a limited bandwidth connection, Dominion KX II can be configured to the limited bandwidth available.
Fast Video SwitchingOnce the Dominion KX II’s advanced video resolution detection has calculated a target server’s video characteristics, connections to the server occur almost instantaneously. This gives the Dominion KX II user immediate access in most cases to all connected servers.
Mouse and Keyboard Features
Absolute Mouse SynchronizationThe Absolute Mouse Synchronization feature is the ultimate mouse synchronization solution. For Windows and Mac® 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 D2CIM-VUSB and D2CIM-DVUSB virtual media CIMs.
Intelligent Mouse Synchronization™Most KVM switches require the customer to manually adjust the mouse motion and mouse acceleration settings for all connected target servers for each KVM user. With the Intelligent Mouse option, no such manual configuration is required for many servers. The system can automatically adjust to the server’s mouse settings. This further enhances the Dominion KX II’s plug-and-play operation.
Speedy Single Mouse ModeMany Dominion KX II customers prefer a dual-mouse configuration, however the KX II’s single mouse mode provides speedy performance and does not require server changes for any type of server or OS.
Transparent Keyboard HandlingTransparent keyboard handling means that virtually all user keystrokes are sent to the target server and not processed by the desktop client. This key feature obviates the need for most keyboard macros and allows the user to directly interact with the target server with a higher level of connectivity.
Send Text to TargetWith this feature, customers can conveniently send text data, scripts or commands from their remote workstation to servers in the data center.
Security Features
Validated FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic ModuleFor government, military and other high security applications, the Dominion KX II is the first and only digital KVM switch utilizing a validated FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module for enhanced encryption. Modules tested and validated as conforming FIPS 140-2 are accepted by federal agencies of the U.S. and Canada for the protection of sensitive information.
AES EncryptionThe Dominion KX II utilizes the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption for added security. 128- and 256-bit AES encryption is available. 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.
Smart Card and CAC AuthenticationThe Dominion KX II supports smart card and DoD Common Access Card (CAC) authentication at the rack, stand-alone over IP and through CC-SG. Meets U.S. Govt. HSPD-12, PIV and CAC directives and ISO 7816, PC/SC and CCID standards. All Dominion KX II models support smart cards using the D2CIM-DVUSB CIM.
Video, Virtual Media and Smart Card EncryptionDominion KX II securely encrypts the video stream, keyboard and mouse data, virtual media and smart card transmissions.
RADIUS, LDAP and Active Directory® AuthenticationDominion KX II integrates with industry-standard directory servers, such as Microsoft® 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 CheckingThe 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.
Configurable Security BannerFor government, military and other security conscious customers requiring a security message before user login, the KX II can display a user-configurable banner message and require acceptance before user login.
“Stealth Mode” with Configurable Port NumbersFor customers wishing to increase security by avoiding the standard TCP/IP port numbers, the Dominion KX II allows the administrator to configure alternate port numbers
Upload Customer-Provided SSL CertificatesCustomers can upload to the Dominion KX II digital certificates (self-signed or certificate authority provided) for enhanced authentication and secure communication.
Local Authentication with Users, Groups and PermissionsIn addition to external authentication, the Dominion KX II supports local authentication. Administrators can define users and groups with customizable administration and port access permissions.
Multiple Security FeaturesDominion KX II offers many additional security features, including password aging, access control lists, inactivity timers, group permissions, per-port authorization, etc.
Management Features
Remote and Local Management and AdministrationAdministrators can perform all management, administration and configuration operations, using a simple graphical user interface, remotely from the convenience of their desktops or while in the data center or lab.
Raritan’s CommandCenter IntegrationLike 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 remote management interface. With CommandCenter Release 5.2, customers can also access servers connected to the Dominion KX II via the iPhone and iPad.
Event Logging via SNMP Management and SyslogSystem and user events are logged and recorded in a log file on each device. For permanent logging, the Dominion KX II can send SNMP TRAPs for these events to SNMP management system(s). SNMP TRAPs are fully configurable by the administrator. SNMP v2 and v3 supported. Syslog logging is also available.
Firmware Upgrade over EthernetDominion KX II firmware upgrades can be downloaded directly from the Raritan web site and upgrades can be performed via the network.
D2CIM Firmware UpgradesThe Dominion KX II D2CIMs can be firmware upgraded from the Dominion KX II appliance to support new features and improvements. This includes the Dominion KX II USB CIMs supporting virtual media, smart cards/CAC, digital audio and Absolute Mouse Synchronization and the Dominion KX II Power CIM.
Dominion KX I CompatibilityCustomers who have purchased Raritan’s first generation Dominion KX I switches can continue to use these switches together with the 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 Dominion KX I and Dominion KX II digital appliances.
Paragon and Dominion CIM CompatibilityFor existing Raritan customers, select Paragon I and Paragon II CIMs as well as the Dominion KX I DCIMs are supported by the Dominion KX II. Paragon and Dominion customers wanting to upgrade to Dominion KX II can reuse many of their CIMs, reducing the cost of migration.
Dominion KX II
Local PortDimensions
DKX2-8646481 local + extended local17.3” x 13.8” x 3.5”;
439 x 360 x 88mm
Dual Power 100V/240V
47/63Hz 1.2A
DKX2-8323281 local + extended local17.3” x 13.8” x 1.75”;
439 x 360 x 44mm
Dual Power 100V/240V
47/63Hz 1A
DKX2-808881 local + extended local17.3” x 13.8” x 1.75”;
439 x 360 x 44mm
Dual Power 100V/240V
47/63Hz 1A
DKX2-4646441 local for use at the rack17.3” x 11.4” x 3.5”;
439 x 290 x 90mm
Dual Power 100V/240V
47/63Hz 1.5A
DKX2-4323241 local for use at the rack17.3” x 11.4” x 1.75”;
439 x 290 x 44mm
Dual Power 100V/240V
50/60Hz 1A
DKX2-4161641 local for use at the rack17.3” x 11.4” x 1.75”;
439 x 290 x 44mm
Dual Power 100V/240V
50/60Hz 1A
DKX2-2323221 local for use at the rack17.3” x 11.4” x 1.75”;
439 x 290 x 44mm
Dual Power 100V/240V
50/60Hz 0.6A
DKX2-2161621 local for use at the rack17.3” x 11.4” x 1.75”;
439 x 290 x 44mm
Dual Power 100V/240V
50/60Hz 0.6A
DKX2-1323211 local for use at the rack17.3” x 11.4” x 1.75”;
439 x 290 x 44mm
Dual Power 100V/240V
50/60Hz 0.6A
DKX2-1161611 local for use at the rack17.3” x 11.4” x 1.75”;
439 x 290 x 44mm
Dual Power 100V/240V
50/60Hz 0.6A
DKX2-108811 local for use at the rack17.3” x 11.4” x 1.75”;
439 x 290 x 44mm
Dual Power 100V/240V
50/60Hz 0.6A

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