Raritan Dominion KX II 32 Server Ports, 4 Remote Port KVM Over IP Switch



Replaced by: Raritan DKX3-432
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The Dominion KX2-432 is a KVM over IP switch with 32 KVM ports, 4 remote user ports and 1 local user port for connection at a server rack.  The Raritan Dominion KX II family of KVM switches are enterprise, secure KVM-over-IP switches which provide remote BIOS-level control.  Raritan's Universal Virtual Media (standard on all models) lets administrators perform tasks such as installing software, transferring files and backing up data.  These IP switches also feature Raritan's Virtual KVM Desktop.  This feature allows users to scale a target server's display to any size, from thumbnails to full screen video. 

The Dominion KX II consists of the KVM over IP switch and Computer Interface Modules (CIMs).  Each CIM connects to the server's KVM ports and converts video signals for transmission of up to 150 feet over UTP (Cat5/5e/6) cabling.

Note: The D2CIM-VUSB CIM is required for Virtual Media.

Raritan Dominion KX II Features:

  • Offers capabilities for remote access, plus simultaneous local access for controlling servers at the rack
  • Remote users easily access Dominion KX II from Windows, Linux, Sun, or Mac desktops via a wide range of Web browsers or standalone client via modem
  • Digital video support (DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort) for a wide range of dual video cards, PC's, workstations, and servers
  • CIM options that support simultaneous analog and digital video technologies, eliminates the need for expensive and unreliable adapters
  • Provides entire feature set out of the box: Virtual Media, AES encryption, dual power supplies and dual gigibit Ethernet ports with failover, SNMP, Syslog, as well as integration with LDAP, Radius and Active Directory Authentication
  • Easy installation - plug-and-play appliance
  • Hot-swap functionality allows users to add, relocate and swap components without disruption
  • Platform independent - CIMs available for PS/2, USB, USB with Virtual Media, Sun and Sun USB
  • External modem for emergency
  • Flash firmware upgradeable

Raritan Dominion DKX2-432 Specifications:

Height 1.75 in. (44 mm.)
Width 17.3 in. (439 mm.)
Depth11.4 in. (290 mm.)
Weight9.48 lbs. (4.3 kg.)
Form Factor1U, rackmount brackets included
Operating Temperature32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Humidity20% - 85% RH
SupplyDual power 100V/240V, 50/60Hz, 1A
Remote Connection 
NetworkDual 10/100/1000 gigbit Ethernet access
Modem portDB9(F) DTE
Local Access Port 
VideoHD15(F) VGA
Keyboard/MouseMini-DIN6(F) PS/2 and USB (F), 1 USB front, 3 USB rear
Sample Video Resolutions 
PC Text Mode640x350, 640x480, 720x400
PC Graphic Mode640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1680x1050, 1600x1200, 1920x1080
Sun Video Mode1024x768, 1152x900, 1280x1024
Question: I'm considering upgrading to a KX II 432. I have roughly 26 servers in my racks and the 464 seems overkill. If I did upgrade my server plant to over 32 servers what would be my upgrade path? Could I "stack" another KX switch or even a KSX model to my existing 32 port KVM and manage it under one IP address and one local console? Is that what Raritan calls "Tiering"?
Answer: Yes, when Raritan refers to "tiering", they are talking about connecting KVM units together. Often times called cascading or daisy-chaining, this allows access for up to 1024 servers from a single access point. Please give us a call at 1-877-586-6654, to discuss your project in greater detail.

Question: is D2CIM-DVUSB-HDMI compatible with DKX2-432
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

Yes sir, the DKX2-432 would indeed work with the D2CIM-DVUSB-HDMI HDMI CIM.

That being said, please note, the DKX2-432 is discontinued and has been replaced by the DKX3-432.