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remote server management unit

Kaveman is a revolutionary remote server management tool to remotely control servers, either over the Internet or your local network. Kaveman fully emulates a screen, keyboard and mouse, giving the user complete control over the attached computer.


One 10/100BaseT connection
Standard RJ-45 connector
LEDs for link, 10/100 indicator, and network activity

VGA Input
Max resolution 1280 x 1024 at 60Hz
Supports all VESA graphics modes and text modes
DDC2B compatible

VGA Local Output
Copy of input video with OSD (On-Screen Display) for setup
Optional use, when no screen is present locally

PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse
Emulates standard PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse
Connects directly to server
Keep-alive feature means server is not affected by power failure on the Kaveman -- it keeps emulating the mouse/keyboard even if the main power to Kaveman is removed

Local PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse
Allows local access to the controlled server
Can be disabled or password protected to limit access
Used for initial setup of network address, subnet mask, etc.
Optional once system is deployed
May be connected/removed without affecting the controlled server

Serial Port 1 (RS-232C)
Standard baud rates up to 115,200 bps
Can be used for multiple functions:
Telnet access (console server mode). Handy if connected to serial port of Unix machines
Watchdog mode. With appropriate server software, the Kaveman will function as an external watchdog which will kill the power to reset failed software/hardware
Power control. When connected to a power distribution system (smart power bar) the serial port may be used to control the power to multiple computers (ordered separately)
Log monitor. Watches for regular expression string sent from the computer to indicate trouble

Serial Port 2
Can be directly connected to optional power control module (ordered separately)
May be used as second serial port with optional adapter cable

Hardware reset button

100-240 VAC 50/60 Hz 1A
Power cord provided
Standard IEC320 connector, detachable power cord

1/3rd of a rack unit wide. An optional shelf may be used to rack mount three units in 1RU of space. Each unit is a fully independent system.
Dimensions: 5.7" W x 1.6" H x 15.7" D (plus connectors)
Aluminum sheet metal construction, painted

Contains hardware random number generator
Flash-memory based firmware may be field-upgraded over the web interface
Dedicated 32-bit micro-processor


Network Protocols
HTTP/1.1 and HTTPS (secure) web server used for control and setup
VNC server (implements RFB 3.3 protocol with Hextile encoding)
Requires one dedicated IP address
TCP/IP port numbers for all services may be changed to confuse attackers
SMTP is used to deliver email notifications
Does not require a DNS server (Domain Name Server) so that it will continue to operate in the face of this network failure

System Software
Specialized RTOS (Real Time OS)
Proprietary software, with published open-standard based interfaces

System Requirements
Web browser: In order for the Kaveman to function correctly and encrypt keyboard and mouse data, users must have a Java environment that runs SSL. We recommend using Internet Explorer 6.0 with the java plug-in JRE 1.4.0. Some other combinations of Netscape or Internet Explorer and the above-mentioned Java plug-in might work, but other versions have not been tested, so we take no responsibility for the outcome. Internet Explorer 5 and higher works without the plug-in, but does not support encrypted mouse and keyboard events.
Optional VNC viewer: supports version 3.3 of RFB protocol. The VNC implementation must use bgr233 pixel format.
An SMTP server is required for email notification feature
Telnet client required for serial port terminal server access

Public Keys / Encryption
Supports X.509 certificates
True hardware RNG (random number generator) used to create session keys and seed values
128-bit or 56-bit encryption for SSL v2
Supports RC4 and DES algorithms
Compatible with both import and export browsers

Special Features
Up to 10 unique password/users
Stealth mode: prevents port scans and other network probes
Turtle mode: disables self when attacked; requires access to local console to re-enable
Idle timeout causes logout
Multiple users can connect to same system
Compatible with most existing KVMs
Aluminum sheet metal construction, painted
Operating Environment 0-40 degrees C
Spec Temperature 10-40 degrees C
Storage Temperature 40-75 degrees C