Avocent 32-Port, 4 Digital Path, Single-AC input Power Supply



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The Avocent MergePoint Unity MPU4032-001 is a KVM over IP 32-Port Serial Console Switch with 4 Digital Path and single-AC input Power Supply.

This unique combination provides IT Administrators a complete remote management solution to access and control servers, networking equipment, and other devices found in data centers and branch offices.

The MergePoint Unity switches enhance the in-band management typically done through the NIC of IT equipment by providing secure and remote Out-of-band connections directly to the physical KVM, USB, and Serial ports. This unified approach enables IT administrators a faster method to diagnose, reconfigure, or restore equipment to meet SLA's and minimize downtime.

Avocent MergePoint MPU4032 Backview

Avocent MergePoint MPU4032 Backview

Avocent MergePoint MPU4032-001 Features:

  • Complete, full-featured remote server management from a single user interface.
  • Remote KVM and serial console access are both included in the design of the MergePoint Unity switches.
  • The MergePoint Unity switches can operate out of the box or can be managed by the DSView 3 software to allow a single method to manage and access all the MergePoint Unity switches that exist.
  • Supports LDAP when used alone or can be managed with the DSView 3 management software to add more authentication and reporting options.
  • The MergePoint Unity switch has virtual media capabilities to map USB storage devices and Smart Card/ Common Access Card (CAC) readers.
  • All MergePoint Unity switches come with virtual media capabilities.
  • The MergePoint unity switches offer dual 10/100/1000 ethernet ports on all models and options for models with dual power supplies.
  • Dedicated power control ports to connect and control Avocent rack PDUs (sold separately) for integrated power control and measurement.


Avocent MergePoint MPU4032 Application Diagram

Avocent MergePoint MPU4032-001 Application Diagram

Avocent MergePoint MPU4032-001 Specifications:

Height 1.72 in. (4.4 cm.)
Width 17.0 in. (43.2 cm.)
Depth 14 in. (34 cm.)
Weight (without cables) 8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg.)
Form Factor 1-U rack mountable
Power Specifications  
Number MPU8032DAC/4032DAC/2016DAC/1016DAC: 2 power supplies
MPU08032/4032/2016/1016: 1 power supply
Type Internal
Power MPU8032DAC/8032: 24W; MPU4032DAC-001/4032: 18W; MPU2016DAC/2016: 13W; MPU1016DAC/1016: 12W
Heat Dissipation MPU8032DAC/8032: 82 BTU/hr MPU4032DAC-001/4032: 62 BTU/hr
MPU2016DAC/2016: 45 BTU/hr MPU1016DAC/1016: 41 BTU/hr
AC Input Range 100-240 VAC
AC Frequency 50-60Hz autosensing
AC Input Current Rating 1.25 A
AC Input Power (max) 40W
Server Ports  
Number 32 port models- MPU8032DAC/8032/4032DAC/4032
Modules supported PS/2, Sun, USB and Serial modules sold separately
Connectors 8-pin modular
Sync Types Separate horizontal and vertical
Input Video Resolution 640 x 480 @ 60 Hz; 800 x 600 @ 75 Hz; 960 x 700 @ 75 Hz; 1024 x 768 @ 75 Hz; 1280 x 1024 @ 75 Hz
Supported Cabling 4-pair UTP CAT 5 or CAT 6, 45 meters maximum length
Network Connection  
Number 2
Type 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Local Port  
Number 1
Type USB and VGA
USB Device Port  
Number 5
Type USB 2.0
Modem Port  
Number 1
Type RS-232 serial
Connectors 8-pin modular
PDU Port- used to manage supported PDUs through a direct serial port connection
Number 2
Type RS-232 serial
Connector 8-pin modular
Ambient Atmospheric Condition Ratings
Temperature Operating;32 to 122 degrees Fahrenheit (0 to 50 degrees Celsius) Non-operating: -4 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit (-20 to 70 degrees Celsius)
Humidity Operating:20% to 80 % relative humidity (non-condensing) Non-operating: 5% to 95% relative humidity, 38.7 degrees C maximum wet bulb temperature
Safety and EMC Standards Approvals and Markings
Safety certifications and EMC certifications for this product are obtained under one or more of the following designations: CMN (Certification Model Number),
MPN (Manufacturer's Part Number) or Sales Level Model designation. The designation that is referenced
Question: A customer returned us its MPU4032 for a breakdown reason: I tested it and when the B power is running or when both powers A & B are running, it works normaly, but without the B power, only the fans are running, nothing other. I called the technical support for France, and they said me how it could be normal. I thought the powers are redundant, aren't it?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The power inputs should be redundant for this unit. It does seem as though the switch in question is not functioning properly. If you would like additional switch recommendations based on your customers application, please feel free to contact your KVM Switches Online sales representative.

Question: What is the Admin IP for MPU 4032
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, detailed product support is beyond the scope of this simple FAQ. Having said that, here are some thoughts that may be of help.

The MergePoint Unity does not have a "default" IP address for administrative access. The IP address of the switch would be set at initial setup.

There are two ways to access the switch for admin configuration. Through the local UI and via the remote on-board web interface (OBWI). The local UI is reached through the local console ports on the rear of the switch. The OBWI can be reached via the MergePoint Unity's IP address - must first specify the IP address through the local port.

From the MergePoint Unity manual: Chapter 3 - Local and Remote Configuration - page 15 (pg 22 actual)

To launch the local UI:
1. Connect your monitor, keyboard and mouse cables to the MergePoint Unity switch.
2. Press any of the enabled keystrokes to launch the local UI.
3. If local UI authentication has been enabled, enter your username and password

To log in to the MergePoint Unity switch OBWI:
1. Launch a web browser.
2. In the address field of the browser, enter the IP address or host name assigned to the MergePoint Unity
switch you wish to access. Use https://xxx.xx.xx.xx or https://hostname as the format.
NOTE: If using IPv6 mode, you must include square brackets around the IP address. Use https://[] as the format.
3. When the browser makes contact with the switch, enter your username and password, then click Login. The
MergePoint Unity OBWI will appear.
NOTE: The default username is Admin with no password.

The full MergePoint Unity KVM over IP and Serial Console Switch Installer/User Guide can be found here: http://www.emersonnetworkpower.com/documentation/en-us/brands/avocent/documents/manuals/01/590883501f.pdf