kriewald
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KVM-Switch with Composite-USB

I'm just building a new VI3 farm (10x HP DL380G5 with dual Quadcores), using this HP IP-KVM switch:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/rack-options/kvm/vm/index.html

And the AF604A USB media adapters.

Bad news: Keyboard and mouse are not working within the ESX console Smiley Sad

After some reading maybe I found the reason: The switch uses composite-usb to connect with keyboard, mouse and virtual media?!

Does anyone knows a workaround or a way to get this hardware working?

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Texiwill
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Hello,

I suggest you contact HP. I Have yet to see the composite USB work in ESX.

Best regards,

Edward

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kriewald
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Hmm, even HP SmartStart 7.7.0 doesn't recognize keyboard and mouse Smiley Sad

On the other hand, Windows 2003 Server ist working like a charm!

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