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Connectivity, flexibility and scalability

Administrators needing a secure solution for controlling up to 256 servers over a single connection.

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PowerEdge 2321DS Console Switch


Dell PowerEdge 2321DS Console Switch

At a Glance

Flexibility — Access and control multiple servers from a single screen with Java™-based software

Extensive connectivity — 32 Category 5 (CAT 5)/RJ-45 ports

Ethernet or analog — With 10/100/1000T Ethernet or the integrated analog port

Powerful access — BIOS level control regardless of server OS functionality

Real convenience — One number to call for warranty* and service support for entire infrastructures
Server Interface Pod (SIP)

A Convenient Alternative to KVM Cables

Three Server Interface Pods (SIPs) — PS/2, USB or USB2 virtual media — are available to address a variety of connectivity needs. One SIP can replace a bulky KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) cable by converting the signals and driving them up to 50 feet through a single CAT 5 cable.

  • Features a SIP cable, which draws power from the server
  • Designed to keep the server working properly even if the Dell 2321DS connection goes down
  • Resolution up to 1024 x 768 locally or remotely
Convenient Cross-Platform Management

Convenient Cross-Platform Management

Dell Remote Console Software (RCS), a cross-platform management application, provides a single point of access for the entire system.

With RCS, administrators can easily configure the system and select servers to monitor.
The onboard Web interface offers management functions similar to the RCS. It’s launched directly from the switch and automatically detects connected servers. With the Web interface viewer, administrators can establish KVM control and virtual media sessions on selected devices.
  • Easy-to-use, Java™-based software
  • Used remotely over an IP connection
  • On-Screen Configuration and Activity Reporting (OSCAR) interface that provides local (analog) control
Powerful Virtual Media Capabilities

Enterprise Management-Compatible

Optional Avocent® DSView® 3 management software can increase the capabilities of the Dell 2321DS. With DSView 3, the Dell 2321DS can manage multivendor servers and devices to provide fault management, sessions management and firmware upgrades.

Powerful Virtual Media Capabilities

Virtual media capabilities allow data to be viewed, moved or copied to any connected server. Virtual media can be connected directly to the USB ports on the switch or on the server hosting the onboard Web interface browser session. The server must be connected to a Dell 2321DS using a USB2 virtual media SIP to open a virtual media session. Virtual media sessions are opened from the viewer, which can be opened from the RCS or onboard Web interface.

Port Attributes

  • One local console connection via 15-pin SVGA monitor, PS/2 or USB mouse, PS/2 or USB keyboard
    Two 10/100/1000 Ethernet network connection, provides access to KVM switch for up to two simultaneous users via TCP/IP
    32 CAT 5 system connections (RJ-45 jacks) provide connectivity for systems via standard CAT5 UTP cable
    Two power control ports. By connecting a power port to a compatible power control device, you can remotely check power starts and cycle power


  • Height: 1.75 in. (4.45cm)
    Width: 17.00 in. (43.18cm)
    Depth: 14.025 in. (35.62cm)
    Weight: 10 lbs. (4.5kg) without cables


  • Computers: PS/2 and USB
    Monitors: VGA, SVGA (XGA, XGA II with adapter) maximum resolution
    Local Port: 1024 X 768 at 75 Hz, Digital Port Maximum: 1024 X 768 at 75 Hz

Environmental Operating Conditions

  • Operating Temp: 32 to 104 degrees F (0 to 40 degrees C)
    Storage Temp: -4 to 158 degrees F (-20 to 70 degrees C)


  • Operating Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC
    Power Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz Auto Sensing
    Input Power: 40 W Maximum
Enterprise Service

Global Services and Support

Dell offers a wide range of professional services to simplify the assessment, design, implementation, management and maintenance of your IT environment to help you transition from platform to platform.

Dell Support Services
Dell ProSupport offers a suite of support services that enable you to choose support models based on how you use technology and where you want to allocate resources. We recommend Dell ProSupport Plus with SupportAssist for mission-critical systems or Dell ProSupport for premium hardware and software support for your PowerEdge solution. For hyper-scale data centers, we also offer ProSupport Flex for Data Center.

Dell Enterprise Deployment Services
ProDeploy Enterprise Suite* offers a full range of deployment services and professional certifications to help you get more out of your technology starting on day one. Choose ProDeploy Plus for the most complete deployment offer available in the market, ProDeploy for expert configuration and installations, or Basic Deployment for worry-free hardware installations.
Dell Training Services
Dell Education Services aims to complement your relationship with Dell as a trusted partner by offering Education Services for our own products, for industry leading infrastructure solutions and for the ongoing development of your organization. It is a global organization with local representation, classrooms and web-based training available worldwide.

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