KVM cable

Use this information for details about the KVM cable.

Use the KVM cable to connect external I/O devices to the compute node. The KVM cable connects through the KVM connector (see Compute node controls, connectors, and LEDs). The KVM cable has connectors for a display device (video), two USB 2.0 connectors for a USB keyboard and mouse, and a serial interface connector.

The KVM cable may also be referred to as the console breakout cable.

The following illustration identifies the connectors and components on the KVM cable.

Figure 1. Connectors and components on the KVM cable
Connectors and components on the KVM cable
Table 1. Connectors and components on the KVM cable
1 Serial connector 4 Video connector (blue)
2 Captive screws 5 Two USB 2.0 connectors
3 Connecting to the KVM connector on the front panel of the compute node.