Dell PowerEdge KVM Console Switches

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Managing multiple rack servers with a single, convenient interface using keyboard, video and mouse (KVM) commands on a local or remote workstation.

KVM 2161AD Server Console Switch

Dell KVM 2161AD Server Console Switch

Manage multiple servers from one console with the Dell™ KVM 2161AD server console switch and opt for a Remote Access Key for remote access via any TCP/IP network.

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Consolidating keyboard, video, mouse and USB signals for multiple servers in your racks and connecting up to 256 servers from one unified console.

Managing from 8 to 1,024 local and remote servers running various operating systems across the enterprise.


Single power supply unit
Type: Internal
Power: 18W
Heat dissipation: 47 BTU/hr
AC input range: 100 - 240 VAC auto-sensing
AC input cable: 18 AWG three-wire cable with a three-lead IEC-320 receptacle on the power supply end and a country or region dependent plug on the power resource end.
AC frequency: 50/60 Hz auto-sensing
AC input current rating: 0.6 A
AC input power : 20W


OSCAR™ On-Screen Display for local access
On-board Web Interface via browser for remote access with optional Remote Access Key
Compatible with Avocent DSView® 3 management software

Environmental Operating Conditions

Operating: 32 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit (0 to 50 degrees Celsius)
Non-operating: -4 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 to 70 degrees Celsius)
Air flow is from non-port side (Front) to port side (Back)

Operating: 20% to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Non-operating: 5% to 95% relative humidity, 38.7 degrees C maximum wet bulb temperature

Switch Access

Dual independent local port video paths (one dedicated to ACI for tiering)
Agentless control and access for 1 remote user with Remote Access Key
10/100 Mbps Ethernet port
IPv4 or IPv6 access with Remote Access Key
Flash-upgradeable firmware

Device Access

16 ports for connections to servers
Up to 4 USB 2.0 ports for connecting to keyboard, mouse, or other devices

Virtual Media Support

Configurable for local or remote (digital) connectivity with optional Remote Access Key

Common Access Card (CAC) capability

Smart card support provided by the SIP supporting USB 2.0, Virtual Media and CAC
Encryption choices: 128-bit SSL, AES, DES, and 3DES when used with optional Remote Access Key


Multi-platform support for PS/2, USB, USB 2.0
USB 2.0 SIP options for Virtual Media and CAC
KVM is compatible with all Dell SIPs and Avocent DSRIQ/DSAVIQ modules

Video Support

Analog VGA, SVGA, and XGA
16:10 widescreen, up to 1680 x 1050
4:3 standard, up to 1600 x 1200

Rack Support

ReadyRails™ static rails for tool-less 1U mounting in 4-post racks with square or unthreaded round holes or tooled mounting in 4-post threaded and 2-post (Telco) racks

Also comes with 0U mounting bracket for use in Dell racks


Form factor: 1U or 0U rack mount
Dimensions (in): 1.72 x 17.00 x 9.20 (Height x Width x Depth)
Dimensions (cm): 4.45 x 43.18 x 27.94 (Height x Width x Depth)
Weight (without cables): 7.0 lb (3.2 kg)