What is a USB profile?
Certain servers require a specifically configured USB interface for USB based services such as virtual media. The USB Profile tailors the Dominion KX II's USB interface to the server to accommodate these server specific characteristics.
Why would I use a USB profile?
USB Profiles are most often required at the BIOS level where there may not be full support for the USB specification when accessing virtual media drives.
However, profiles are sometimes used at the OS level, for example, for mouse synchronization for Mac and Linux servers.
How is a USB profile used?
Individual or groups of ports can be configured by the administrator to use a specific USB profile in the Dominion KX II's Port Configuration pages.
A USB profile can also be selected in the Dominion KX II client when required.
What happens if I don't choose the correct USB profile?
Not choosing the right USB profile for a KVM target server can prevent a mass storage device, mouse, or keyboard from working optimally or working at all.
Do I always need to set a USB profile when I use virtual media?
No, in many cases, the default USB Profile is sufficient when using virtual media at the OS level or operating at the BIOS level without accessing virtual media.
What profiles are available?
See Available USB Profiles.
How do I know which USB profile is best for a given target server?
The Generic profile is best for the vast majority of target servers. If this profile does not work with a given KVM target server, you can choose the appropriate USB profile in Available USB Profiles. Select the profile that best matches your target server.
What is the purpose of a BIOS profile?
A BIOS profile has been tailored to match the requirements of a particular server's BIOS that does not implement the full USB specification. The profile enables use of keyboard, mouse, and virtual media at the BIOS level, overcoming the restrictions or limitations of the BIOS.
Do I need a special CIM to use USB profiles?
You must use a D2CIM-VUSB or D2CIM-DVUSB with updated firmware.
Will Raritan provide USB profiles for other target server configurations?
Raritan will provide new USB profiles to suit customer needs. As these profiles become available, they will be included in firmware upgrades.