By Rick Stevenson. KVM. Content. What is a KVM ?. Types of KVM. What is a software KVM?. What is a hardware KVM?. The difference between passive and active KVMs. Advantages and disadvantages. Summary. What is a kvm?. KVM is an abbreviation for K eyboard, V ideo and M ouse.
By Rick Stevenson
What is a kvm?
Types of kvm
What is a software KVM
A software KVM is very similar to a hardware KVM however:
A software KVM generally cannot share a monitor, only the keyboard and mouse
A software KVM does not require external hardware and can run on any existing network
One of the best software KVMs (synergy) costs $0.00 and is completely open source
What is a hardware KVM?
This is a hardware KVM
Console Keyboard and Mouse
Client Keyboard and Mouse
the difference between passive and active
the difference between passive and active (cont.)
Passive = Mechanical
Active = Electronic
Advantages and disadvantages
Advantages and disadvantages (cont.)
If you need to control more than one computer using the same keyboard, mouse and monitor
If you need to have more than one active user on a single computer
If your desk looks like this…
Then a KVM could be of benefit to you
Random fact: Throughout the duration of this presentation over 300,000 songs were downloaded illegally off of the internet.