Server Interface Module for VGA USB Computers - with USB Virtual Media
The MPUIQ-VMCHS (formerly MPUIQ-VMC) is a server interface module for VGA, USB keyboard and mouse, supporting virtual media, CAC and USB 2.0. Used with Avocent DSR and Avocent MergePoint Unity switches.
The MPUIQ-VMCHS module is designed to drastically reduce cable bulk. Use the MPUIQ-VMCHS module to convert keyboard, monitor and mouse signals from a server through a single CAT 5 cable (4-pair, up to 150 ft/45 m) to your switch. The MPUIQ-VMCHS dongle draws its power from the server and has Keep Alive functionality that will keep your server working properly with or without connectivity to the MergePoint Unity KVM over IP and serial console switch or Avocent DSR KVM switch. The MPUIQ-VMCHS supports USB 2 peripheral devices (Virtual media & Smart card/CAC) on Avocent Mergepoint KVM switches.
This MPUIQ dongle replaces the MPUIQ-VMC, DSAVIQ-USB2, DSAVIQ-USB2L, DSRIQ-USB, DSRIQ-USB2, DSRIQ-USB2L, and DSRIQ-VMC dongles
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The ECCN number is EAR99. The HTS (Harmonized Tariff System) number is 8544.42.2000.
Unfortunately, the Schedule B Number is not available via the manufacturer.
Question: Just wanted to confirm the MPUIQ-VMCHS module would work connecting a Sun V440 server to an Avocent DSR8020.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. This is the direct replacement for the DSAVIQ series of computer interface modules, so it should work for your setup. Assuming the attached server meets the requirements, being USB and VGA compatible.
Question: Can you please provide me with the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) for the MPUIQ-VMCHS?
Answer: Thank you for your patience. The manufacturer has replied with the following MTBF information:
MTBF & Failure Rate for MPUIQ-VMCHS
Telcordia SR332, Issue 2, Ground Benign, Controlled, GB,GC
Temp(C) MTBF Hours MTBF years Failure Rate (FIT)
25 9,215,740 1052 108.5
40 6,071,129 693 164.7
Question: What Dongle can I use for the Lenovo T440? I have DSAVIQ-USB2 and MPUIQ-VMC dongles will these work on the new laptop. If not, what do you recommend?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. As long as the Lenovo T440 has the appropriate connections (USB and VGA in this case) this dongle, and the DSAVIQ-USB2, should work to connect to an appropriate Avocent KVM or serial console switch. That is not to say that we would 100% guarantee it would work as other factors may impact performance or compatibility.
Question: Hi, I have an older AVOCENT DSR 4020 adn need to connect CISCO UC240's (VGA and USB) to to the KVM. Is this the correct Module?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The DSR series uses IQ modules like the DSRIQ-VMC and DSAVIQ-USB2. The MPUIQ-VMCHS is the direct replacement, with support for USB and VGA connections, so it should work for your application.
Question: Can you tell me what percentage of this part is plastic or flammable material? I need to know for a fire loading calculation.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, we are still waiting to hear back from the manufacturer on this request. When we receive more details, we will update this post.
UPDATE: According to the manufacturer, the engineering department came back with 39.6% plastic/flammable material.
Question: Will this work with DMPU108e-G01
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Typically these types of Server Interface Modules are proprietary and will work only with the specified KVM switch series. However, we do believe that Dell branded KVMs are manufactured by Avocent and the Dell DMPU108e-G01 uses a SIM (DMPUIQ-VMCHS-G01) that's part number closely matches this Avocent module.
That being said, if the two parts are in fact similar, there may be specific customizations made for the Dell SIM that are not present in the Avocent version. So, long story short, it may work, but could not be guaranteed nor supported. For the best compatibility, performance and stability we always recommend using the manufacturer's official access modules.
Question: Will this module work for Avocent MergePoint Unity 2032 KVM switches?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, this server interface module will work with the MergePoint Unity 2032.
Question: What is the difference between MPU!Q-VMCHS and the AVRIQ-USB2 module? What is the application of each? They look the same to me.
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Both of these Server Interface Modules (SIMs) serve the same basic function, they are used to attach a server to a particular Avocent KVM switch.
The main difference is that the MPUQ-VMCHS is for Avocent's MergePoint Unity and DSR series of IP KVM switches and the AVRIQ-USB2 is used with Avocent's AutoView KVM series. Unfortunately, the SIMs are proprietary and cannot be used with a non-supported series or other manufacturers KVMs
Question: Can I use this device to hook into a server/node's VGA port and view it on my laptop, opposed to hooking up a seperate monitor and keyboard to said server?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately, these dongles are for use only with Avocent KVM switches and cannot be used standalone, mostly due to the proprietary DB-15 pinout meant for the KVM. Also, most laptops that have an HDMI or other video connection only offer those ports as outputs. You may want to look into networking your server/node and accessing it via remote desktop connection or other means. If you would like a recommendation based on your application, please feel free to contact your KVM Switches Online sales representative.
Question: Which dongle should I use to have CAC compatability with AV 2015 and 2216 KVMs?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,
You can use any of the MPUIQ KVM dongles listed in the accessories section of the AV2216 page to have CAC Smart Card compatibility.
Please note, the Avocent AV2015 has been discontinued and replaced by the fore-mentioned Avocent AV2216.
Question: What are the reasons the 'active' light is not on when I connect from server to switch?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,
It's hard to say without knowing more about your application. I would recommend contacting Raritan Technical Support; They can walk through your application with you step by step.
Question: Does the MPUIQ-VMCHS use optical fibres?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. The MPUIQ-VMCHS utilizes standard copper cabling inside the dongle itself. For transmission, the MPUIQ-VMCHS uses a Cat5(Twisted Pair) cable between the dongle(Server/PC) and the Switch. There is a maximum transmission/cable length of 150 ft (45 m).
Question: Is this compatible with Dell's DMPU2016-G01 ?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry. Typically these types of Server Interface Modules are proprietary and will work only with the specified KVM switch series. However, we do believe that Dell branded KVMs are manufactured by Avocent and the Dell DMPU2016-G01 uses a SIM (DMPUIQ-VMCHS-G01) that's part number closely matches this Avocent module.
That being said, if the two parts are in fact similar, there may be specific customization's made for the Dell SIM that are not present in the Avocent version. So, long story short, it may work, but could not be guaranteed nor supported. For the best compatibility, performance and stability we always recommend using the manufacturer's official access modules.
Question: Can MPUIQ-VMCHS be used as a crash cart?
Answer: Thank you for your inquiry,
Do you have a computer on the crash cart that you need to connect as the source to your KVM? If so, you could indeed use the MPUIQ-VMCHS to connect that VGA USB computer source to a KVM.
If you are looking to connect to the output of a Avocent KVM switch to the monitor and keyboard on your crash cart, depending on your application you could either use:
- The console output ports on the switch,
- Use a VGA KVM Extender to extend the console output of the switch,
- If your Avocent KVM is IP accessible, you could access the source from i.e. a laptop on the crash cart. If it isn't you may want to look into a IP KVM Gateway which would add that functionality, or
- You may want to look into a IP matrix like the Adder Infinity solution where you would have a separate user station (receiver) that connects via catx cable.
Please feel free to reach out to our Sales Team for a recommendation for your application, or if you have any questions!