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Monitoring & SNMP

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Monitoring & SNMP for mission critical applications

Monitoring and SNMP functions are part of many G&D products and help monitoring the

  • system statuses of G&D products
  • system statuses of connected peripherals

Thanks to the system's permanent monitoring, the administrator can react to critical conditions (e.g. exceeding temperatures, miscommunications with the keyboard interface, or problems with the redundant system) before they lead to failures.

The monitoring and SNMP function avoids system failures, increases availability and allows both users and system administrator to work more efficiently. Best suited for mission-critical applications such as live events or monitoring tasks.

Monitoring & SNMP for mission critical applications

Monitoring

G&D products with monitoring functions

G&D products with monitoring functions provide at least one connection to the network as well as an integrated web interface to configure and monitor the device.

Administrators can use the network to access the web interface of any device thus maintaining an overview of the device status.

Any values of G&D devices are monitored internally. The connection to the devices (e.g. monitor or keyboard ports) provides information about the connected peripherals.

Changing defined conditions (ON/OFF) or exceeding defined thresholds (temperature) are stored in the web interface and thus can be viewed by the administrator.

On the bottom of this site we provide an overview of all available products and their monitoring values.

SNMP for receiving events and preventive monitoring

SNMP SET + GET

Preventive device monitoring can be carried out using SNMP GET. Querying the device temperature regularly provides statistics on daily top values. Even though these values are still under the warning limit, these information enables a preventive reaction.

SNMP SET requests have active impact on a G&D product (e.g. when changing channels at a KVM Switch). 

To use SNMP SET + GET, the devices must be directly connected to the network.

SNMP Trap

SNMP traps help administrators monitor devices.

Instead of having to query any monitoring values, administrators automatically receive SNMP traps sent by G&D devices. From now they no longer miss any events and can react accordingly.

Just like monitoring information, syslog messages can be sent as SNMP trap.

Products with monitoring functionality

Following extenders provide the monitoring function as default

The devices also supports working with the KVM-NetworkCenter.

The monitoring function provides the following information about extenders

Availability

  • Operation status of user and computer modules
  • Status of main power supply of user and computer modules
  • Status of redundant power supply of user and computer modules
  • Status of network connection 1 + 2 status of main power supply at user and computer modules 

Performance data

  • Temperature of user and computer module in °C
  • Speed of fans 1 + 2 at user and computer module in RPM
  • Current consumption of user and computer module
  • Internal voltage of user and computer module

Transmission range

  • Status of "Transmission" distance(s) between modules
  • Status of fibre transmission module of user and computer module
  • Status of "USB 2.0 Trans" modules of user and computer module

Computer information

  • Power status of connected computer
  • Connection status of "USB CPU" port at computer module (K/M-USB)
  • Status of "USB CPU" port at computer module (transparent USB)
  • Number of video connections to computer
  • Video signal coming from computer
  • Video format coming from computer 

Console information

  • What PS/2 ports of the computer module are connected to the computer?
  • What module (computer or user module) accesses the computer in what mode?
  • Peripherals connected at PS/2 ports of user and computer module
  • Peripherals connected at USB K/M port of user and computer module
  • Number of displays connected to user and computer module
  • EDID information of displays connected to user and computer module
  • Status of Freeze function

Following switches provide the monitoring function as default

The devices also supports working with the KVM-NetworkCenter.

The monitoring function provides the following information about the connected switches

Availability

  • Switch's operating status
  • Status of main power supply
  • Status of redundant power supply
  • Status of network connections 1 + 2

Performance data

  • Temperature in °C
  • Current device load 

Computer information

  • Device type at switch port (e.g. G&D extender or computer)
  • Power status of connected computers
  • Connection status of "USB-B K/M" ports for computer connection
  • Ports that are connected to the computer using "PS/2-K/M" interfaces
  • Ports that are connected to the computer using "USB-2.0"" interfaces
  • Number of DVI video connections to computer
  • DVI video signal on said video connections
  • Number of VGA video connections to computer
  • VGA video signal on said video connections

Console information

  • Peripherals at the switch's PS/2 interfaces
  • Peripherals at the switch's USB-A K/M interface
  • Number of displays connected to the switch
  • Video signal at display
  • Video format at display
  • EDID information of connected displays
  • Accessing computer

Following matrix switches provide the monitoring function as default

The monitoring function provides the following information about the connected matrix switches

Availability

  • Matrix switch's operating status
  • Status of main power supply
  • Status of redundant power supply
  • Status of network connections 1 + 2 

Performance data

  • Matrix switch temperature in °C
  • Fan speed in RPM

Following KVM Add-On products provide the monitoring function as default

  • KVM-NetworkCenter

In complex installations, the KVM-NetworkCenter is the perfect fit to administrate the monitoring function of all connected G&D devices. The device itself provides the following monitoring values.

Availability

  • Operating status of KVM-NetworkCenter
  • Status of KVM-NetworkCenter main power supply
  • Status of KVM-NetworkCenter redundant power supply
  • Status of network connections 1 + 2

Performance data

  • KVM-NetworkCenter temperature in °C

Screenshots of the Web-Interface

SNMP
Monitoring
Web-Interface

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