The Avocent MergePoint Unity MPU108EDAC-001 is a 8-port, 1 digital KVM path, with dual AC power supply.

The MergePoint Unity switch includes both KVM over IP and Serial Console Management technology in a single appliance. This combination 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.

Avocent MergePoint MPU108EDAC Backview

Avocent MergePoint MPU108EDAC Backview

Avocent MergePoint MPU108EDAC Benefits

Avocent MPU108EDAC Features:

  • 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

Avocent MergePoint Unity Application Diagram
Avocent MergePoint Unity Application Diagram


Avocent MPU108EDAC Specifications:

Mechanical 
Height 1.72 in. (4.37 cm)
Width 17 in. (43.18 cm)
Depth9.2 in. (23.4 cm)
Weight8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg)
Environmental 
Operating Temperature32° to 22°F (0° to 50°C)
Storage Temperature-4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C
HumidityOperating: 20% to 80% relative humidity (non-condensing) Non-operating: 5% to 95% relative humidity, 38.7°C maximum wet bulb temperature
Power 
Operating Voltage100 - 240 VAC
Power Frequency50-60 Hz auto-sensing
Input Power40W max
Power Consumption13W
BTU/hr43 BTU/hr
Supported Hardware 
ComputersPS/2, Sun, USB and serial
Video640x480 @ 60 Hz; 800x600 @ 75 Hz; 960x700 @ 75 Hz;
1024x768 @ 75 Hz; 1280x1024 @ 75 Hz;

1600x1200 @ 75 Hz using the MPUIQ-VMC module
PeripheralsUSB keyboard and mouse; VGA video
Hardware Specifications 
Number of Network Connections2
Type of Network Connections10/100/1000 Ethernet
Serial Port Type1 configuration port, 2 power control ports
Serial Port ConnectorRS-232, 8-pin modular
Standards 
Approved AgencyUL, FCC, cUL, ICES-003, CE, VCCI, C-Tick

This product is the recommended replacement for the Avocent MPU108E-001.

Question: How do you turn this thing on???
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The MPU108eDAC has a power button on the front center of the unit. You can find the full operation and installation manual here.

Question: looking for the part number of the bractets that hold the Switch mpu108edac-001
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

The part number for the bracket is RMK-65 - please note, the rackmounting bracket is included in the package. If you would like to procure a new RMK-65 bracket, please contact your KVM Switches Online sales representative directly.

Question: Let me check it. Is it possible to display HDMI signals of 1280 x 480 @ 60 Hz or 1280 x 600 @ 60 Hz to "MPU108EDAC-001"?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. According to the Operating Manual for the MPU108EDAC-001, the supported resolutions are found on page 75 and are as follows:

Standard:
640x480 @ 60
800x600 @ 75
960x700 @ 75
1024x768 @ 75
1280x1024 @ 75
1600x1200 @ 60

Widescreen:
800x500 @ 60
1024x640 @ 60
1280x800 @ 60
1440x900 @ 60
1680x1050 @ 60


Question: Daisy chaining 2 MPU108EDAC
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,

You can cascade / daisy-chain up to two levels of MergePoint Unity switches, enabling users to connect to up to 1024 servers. In a cascaded system, each target port on the main MergePoint Unity switch will connect to the ACI port on each cascaded MergePoint Unity switch. Each cascaded switch can then be connected to a server with an IQ module.

To cascade multiple MergePoint Unity switches:
  1. Attach one end of a CAT 5 cable to a target port on the MergePoint Unity switch.
  2. Connect the other end of the CAT 5 cable to the 'ACI' port on the back of your cascaded MergePoint Unity switch.
  3. Connect the devices to your cascaded MergePoint Unity switch.
  4. Repeat these steps for all the cascaded MergePoint Unity switches you wish to attach to your system.
From here, the system will automatically "merge" the two switches. All servers connected to the cascaded MergePoint Unity switch will display on the main MergePoint Unity switch server list in the local UI.

Note, The MergePoint Unity switch supports one cascaded switch per target port of the main switch. You cannot attach more switches to the cascaded switches.
Note, Local port cascading is not supported on the MergePoint Unity switch.


For further instructions, please refer to the MPU108EDAC Operating Manual


Question: could the KVM be used as a POE switch?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately no, this device cannot be used as a POE Switch.

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