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Avocent MergePoint Unity (MPU)

“”With our MergePoint Unity 2016, my staff is able to monitor and manage our servers more effectively and efficiently.”  – Peter Haffner, Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT

The MergePoint Unity® switch is the next generation KVM over IP appliance replacing the award winning DSR product.

This industry leading appliance provides IT administrators a complete and secure, remote management solution to access and control servers, networking equipment and other devices found in data centers and branch offices.

Using both in-band and out-of-band tools together allows for a more fault-tolerant and complete, remote management solution. Remote, out-of-band connections complement traditional in-band/software tools to improve troubleshooting, shorten response times and help minimize unplanned downtime.

The MergePoint Unity appliances provide remote users the capabilities of a direct, physical connection to KVM, USB and serial ports of servers and other IT equipment from anywhere.

Features and Benefits

  • Advanced Remote Management – Provides secure and remote, out-of-band connections directly to the physical KVM, USB and serial ports to complement existing in-band software management tools
  • Meet Service Level Agreements and Minimize Downtime – Unified approach enables IT administrators a faster method to diagnose, reconfigure or restore equipment
  • Virtual Media – Enables USB media such as CD-ROMs, flash memory and external drives to be virtually attached to a remote server’s USB port
  • CAC/Smart Card Support – Utilizing the virtual media capabilities remote or local users can map a USB-based smart card reader to the attached servers and authenticate using their smart cards
  • Enhanced Serial Adapters – Supports standard, remote SSH connections to the attached serial devices and includes electronic pin-out options for quick and easy connections to the console ports on Cisco network equipment
  • Power Device Port – Connect supported PDUs for integrated power control, measurement and reporting
  • FIPS 140-2 Compliant Cryptography – The FIPS mode of operation uses an embedded FIPS 140-2 certified OpenSSL cryptographic module (Certificate #1051)

Model Comparison

APPLIANCE users ports features
MPU104E 1 local 1 remote 4 virtual media/single AC
MPU108E 1 local 1 remote 8 virtual media/single or dual AC
MPU1016 1 local 1 remote 16 virtual media/single or dual AC
MPU2016 1 local 2 remote 16 virtual media/single or dual AC
MPU2032 1 local 2 remote 32 virtual media/single or dual AC
MPU4032 1 local 4 remote 32 virtual media/single or dual AC
MPU8032 1 local 8 remote 32 virtual media/single or dual AC
All models include support for PS2, Sun, USB and serial target devices