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    16 Port KVM Switch

    Anyone recomend a decent KVM switch port my windows and mac servers? Not sure weather to go for usb/kvm or IP.

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    I've used belkin kvm's 4 and 8 port ones for years and not had problems.

    Ben

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    Avocent are the biggest and provide most of the new technology that the branded boys then introduce to their ranges. Standard brands like Belkin are ok.

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    Lindy ones are what I like, very good and reliable,

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    We've got a rack mounted Dell 2161-DS which we've had for several years and it's been brilliant. Plugs into the network and works with the dell KVM module for the blade Chassis.

    think the SIP's can be quite expensive though...

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    Thanks Guys

    Im looking at this one:

    Avocent UK -SwitchView 1000 16-port KVM Switch

    Im struggling to see how it works though as it has 16 VGA ports but it does have 16 usb or PS2 ports that go to the servers.

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    Looks like the ports use a breakout cable that gives vga and ps/2 keyboard, usb mouse.

    http://www.avocent.co.uk/web/en.nsf/AttachmentsByTitle/SV1000_cable.jpg/$FILE/SV1000_cable.jpg

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    techie, did you buy the Avocent one in the end? If so how is it?

    I'm looking for a replacement for my problematic Belkin ones, pref want something without PS/2 being involved at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPerceptron View Post
    We've got a rack mounted Dell 2161-DS which we've had for several years and it's been brilliant. Plugs into the network and works with the dell KVM module for the blade Chassis.

    think the SIP's can be quite expensive though...
    I can also recomend this one, it just works!

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    Have now purchased a new one - an Altuscan 16 port one with built in LCD/KB/Touchpad
    Uses CAT5 that goes to USB/VGA modules and it just *works*

    Love it, really solidly built, reliable, and gets rid of trailing cables and finding somewhere to put a seperate monitor/KB. Was about £1,200 from Videk

    Also got a 'KVM On The Net' box which should be quite interesting when I get it set up for remote access

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    We like the Startech ones - USB/PS2 and you can link them together. They are in Dabs

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