The Question is:
I would like to hook my DEC 3000/900 to my KVM solution. It has a graphical
interface so what cable do I need to provide standard Keyboard, Mouse and
Video connections (PSII, or USB)? Or will I need to use the serial interface
The Answer is :
Please contact the KVM vendor for assistance in integrating with
an Alpha system -- the OpenVMS Wizard is not in a position to
provide third-party hardware support, and not as familiar with
KVM switches and associated switch gear as are the engineers of
the KVM vendors.
Older Alpha systems such as this are not as easy to connect to
KVMs as more recent Alpha systems, as these older systems predate
use of commodity keyboard and video connections.
The OpenVMS FAQ contains details of typical video signaling used
on the older Alpha and most VAX systems, and signalling can and
does vary by the video controller installed.
The keyboard requires scan set two support within the KVM and
the keyboard, and expects to have the settings fully restored
by the KVM when the connection is returned to the OpenVMS system.
The FAQ also has discussions of enabling and using the serial
console on most Alpha systems. Also see (1250) and other topics.
See topic (5358) for another similar discussion.
Again, please contact the KVM vendor for assistance with this
as requirements and options can and do vary by KVM implementation.