Dominion® KSX II

Dominion® KSX II

KVM-over-IP and Serial Console In One

Raritan’s Dominion KSX II is a combined KVM-over-IP and Serial Console Server appliance. It provides secure, remote management to all servers, storage, routers, switches and rack PDU's in remote and branch offices. The KSX II offers award-winning, BIOS-level KVM-over-IP performance, true command-line serial console access and optional remote power control.

It’s perfect for labs, computer rooms, and data centers as an all-in-one remote management appliance for racks with both serial and KVM-managed devices.

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Serial Console Server

The KSX II enables true serial access of networking equipment, servers (UNIX®, Linux®, Sun®), rack PDU’s and other serial devices.

Virtual Media over-IP

Virtual media enables remote tasks, such as software installation, and remote booting and diagnostics, using an array of CD, DVD, USB, internal and remote drives and images.

Maximum KVM Compatibility

A suite of multi-platform CIMs connect to VGA, DVI, HMDI, DisplayPort, USB, PS/2, Sun® and serially controlled servers, as well as popular blade server models from leading manufacturers: HP®, IBM®, Dell® and Cisco®.

HD Video Resolution and Digital Audio

Supports HD remote video resolution - 1920x1080, including widescreen formats like 1680x1050 and 1600x1200. Access audio applications on remote servers during a virtual media-connection w/ digital USB audio over IP.

Additional Features

Remote Power Reboot

Power up, power down or power cycle servers connected to optional Raritan remote power control units. With a single click, you can re-boot a hung or crashed server.

Go Mobile

BIOS-level access and control of PC’s and servers via Apple iPhones and iPads. Get emergency 24/7 out-of-hours access, as well as convenient everyday access on the go.

Choice of Two Models

Available in two secure hardware appliances featuring four or eight KVM-over-IP ports and serial ports, two power control ports and a local port for direct access.

Single Pane of Glass

The Dominion KSX II provides a consolidated view of all IT equipment in all remote and branch offices when connected to Raritan’s CC-SG.

Government Secure

Meet government and military mandates: AES & FIPS 140-2 encryption, Common Access Card (CAC) authentication, PIV, FIPS 201, HSPD-12 and IPv6 networking.

A Synchronized Mouse

Absolute Mouse Synchronization provides perfect synchronization without changing server mouse settings - the ultimate in plug-and-play!

Additional Information


KVM-over-IP Ports

Serial Ports

Power Control Ports

Local Port

Built-in Modem

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Topology Diagram

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Computer Interface Module (CIM) for Dominion KSX II

A CIM is a “server dongle” that connects a PC, server or workstation to a device via a Cat5/6 cable. There are multiple types of CIMs to support the different types of computer ports (USB, PS/2, VGA, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort, serial) and to perform features such as virtual media. Use the table below to locate the appropriate CIM.

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CommandCenter Centralized Access & Management

Dominion KVM and Serial appliances, including SX II, KX III, KSX II and KX2-101-V2, integrate with Raritan’s CommandCenter Secure Gateway. With the CommandCenter management system, administrators can manage multiple Raritan devices. Users can access hundreds or thousands of computer and networking devices from a single, integrated system. If you own five or more Raritan appliances, you should consider CommandCenter for centralized management and access.

CommandCenter Centralized Access and Management

CommandCenter also provides Remote Power Control, access to VMware Virtual Machines and support of in-band access solutions such as RDP, VNC, SSH and service processors from leading computer manufacturers. CC-SG is a perfect complement to the Power IQ Power Management Solution and enables power control of devices connected to multi-vendor PDU’s managed by Power IQ.

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