[rescue] KVM and Sunfire 280r

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Apr 24 11:09:22 CDT 2003

You can converters to run Sun's with PS/2 keyboards and mice.  Sun even
made one called the "Sun Interface Converter" (part number 370-2068-01).

With that and a 13W3 to HD15 video adapter would allow you to use a
PS/2 KVM (provided it handles the video frequencies that the Sun produces).

Of course, you lose the Sun special keys (Stop, Again, Props, Undo,
Front, Copy, Open, Paste, Find, Cut)...

-- Curt

>From: "Michael A. Turner" <mturner at whro.org>
>To: "'The Rescue List'" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 11:54:34 -0400
>Subject: [rescue] KVM and Sunfire 280r
>	All,
>	We are trying to order a sunfire 280r to run oracle for the
>organization. The sticking point for my boss is buying the monitor and
>keyboard that they say we need to order. Petty I know, but he has tasked me
>with figuring out how to connect this server to our existing KVM switch (PS2
>or Serial, VGA). Looking at the specs I see that the sunfire uses a USB
>keyboard and mouse, I cannot find anything on what video connector it uses
>(13w3 or VGA or something else.) 
>	So here are the questions.
>	1. What video connector does it have?
>	2. Is their anything weird about that USB mouse and keyboard, or
>could it technically be any mouse or keyboard as long as it is USB.
>	3. I know that they, at one time, made converter boxes for this
>application for the older sparcs with the 13w3 video and  type 4/5 keyboards
>and mice. Do they make anything like that for this application?
>	4. IF a light bulb burns out at Microsoft, how many Microsoft
>engineers does it take to put in a new one?
>Michael A. Turner
>Systems Engineer WHRO
>michael.turner at whro.org
>rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue

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