The HP Server Console switch integrates KVM and serial devices into a single management console for all your servers, network devices and infrastructure. Requiring no software to be installed on the target servers the HP Server Console Switch provides a true KVM solution for local system management. Tiering support for the HP Server Console Switches and the previous generation of legacy Compaq KVM switches means that to 256 servers can be managed from a single KVM console. Utilizing CAT5 UTP cables between the switch and server, facilitates cable routing and allows for field termination of custom cable lengths. Integration with the HP IP Console switch ensures that the local KVM solution can be integrated smoothly and easily into a KVM/IP remote management solution. Serial support means that Linux, Unix base and network devices can be all be managed from a single console.