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Avocent AMX5000 Matrix KVM Switch

End-Of-Life (EOL)
Replaced by: Avocent MX Matrix KVM

Built on Avocent's field-proven matrix switching design, the Avocent AMX5000 is an 8user by 32 computer Cat5 KVM Switch that provides a powerful KVM solution with advanced manageability. The Avocent AMX5000 highly scalable architecture easily accommodates additional servers and users, which makes the Avocent AMX5000 particularly effective in evolving installations with hundreds or even thousands of servers. Avocent's AMWorks software is included free with the AMX5000 switch for central administration.



  • Access Full non-blocked, each switch supports eight users and 32 servers
  • Expandability/Scalability Architecture makes it easy to add and support more servers
  • Provides ease of use with front panel LED indicators
  • Compact design conserves valuable rack space
  • AMWorks advanced administration software included with the AMX5000 switch
  • Connectivity End-to-end UTP cable, including CAT 5, CAT 5e, CAT 6
  • AMIQ Cable Interface Assigns and stores unique server identification code for easier configuration and enhanced security
  • Keep Alive Allows attached servers to continue operating in the event of power failure to the switch
  • Flash Upgrade Simultaneous flash updates for all connected devices
  • AMWorks Advanced Java-based system administration tool
  • Event Log AMWorks tool used to maintain a record of user logins and switching activity

The Avocent AMX5000 features the OSCAR on-screen management tool, which lets you conveniently switch between connected devices. If you require centralized administration of the Avocent AMX5000, AMWorks management software is included free with each switch. The AMWorks Java-based system administration tool supports customized user profiles and multi-level security. The AMWorks allows system administrators to build a user database with assigned access and password protection for each server. Administrators can view all activities that take place on the KVM system, including user login, switches made to servers and changes made to the system connections or setup. The database is centrally stored and can be downloaded to the switch via the network connection port available on all AMX5000 units.