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Product Type: Console Switch
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Product Description

The AF621A HPE 2x1Ex16 KVM Switch has a power input range of 100 to 240V AC, drawing a maximum of 100W, and supports up to 16 server ports directly, with the capability to manage up to 1024 servers through tiering. It provides connectivity through CAT5 cable, RJ-45 serial connector, supports USB 1.1, and offers a high-resolution output of up to 1600 x 1200 on the local port. Designed for 1U rackmount installation, it measures 1.72" (H) x 17.0" (W) x 9.2" (D) and weighs 3.2 kg (7.0 lb), with a maximum ambient operating temperature range of 50° to 122° F.

FAQs for the AF621A

  • What is the maximum power consumption of the HPE 2x1Ex16 KVM Switch?
    The maximum power consumption is 100W.
  • How many server ports does the device have?
    The HPE 2x1Ex16 KVM Switch is equipped with 16 server ports.
  • Can the HPE 2x1Ex16 support USB devices?
    Yes, it supports USB 1.1 full speed.
  • What is the maximum resolution supported on the local port?
    Up to 1600 x 1200 resolution is supported on the local port.
  • Does the HPE 2x1Ex16 KVM Switch require CAT5 cable for connection?
    Yes, it requires CAT5 cable for connections.
  • How much heat does the device generate at maximum?
    It generates up to 340 BTU/hr at maximum.
  • What kind of support does the device offer for managing multiple servers?
    It supports tiering, enabling management of up to 1024 servers.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the HPE 2x1Ex16 KVM Switch?
    The dimensions are 1.72" (H) x 17.0" (W) x 9.2" (D) and it weighs 3.2 kg (7.0 lb).
  • Is DVD support available on the HPE 2x1Ex16 KVM Switch?
    Yes, DVD support is available.
  • What are the operating temperature and humidity requirements?
    The operating temperature is from 50° to 122° F (10° to 50° C) and relative humidity (non-condensing) is 20% to 80%.

Product Review

The HPE AF621A KVM Console Switch provides significant scalability, supporting up to 1024 servers, and offers efficient management with tiering support, allowing for streamlined server access in complex network environments. However, it is limited to two simultaneous users, which may restrict access for larger IT teams requiring concurrent management capabilities. Additionally, while it supports a range of input voltages and has a compact 1U rackmount size, its reliance on USB 1.1 full speed might not meet the needs of environments requiring faster data transfer rates for peripheral devices.


The HPE AF621A is a high-performance KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) switch designed to streamline server management and improve operational efficiency in data centers. This device allows for the control of multiple servers from a single console, supporting a variety of enterprise environments. With its advanced features and specifications, the HPE AF621A stands out as a versatile solution for server management. This KVM switch offers impressive connectivity options, supporting up to 16 server ports directly and enabling control of up to 1024 servers through tiering connections. It is designed to work seamlessly with CAT5 cables, ensuring reliable and high-speed data transfer. The device also accommodates two simultaneous users, allowing for collaborative management tasks and increased productivity. The HPE AF621A is equipped with a range of features to enhance user experience and system performance: - Support for USB 1.1 full speed, facilitating the connection of peripheral devices. - DVD support, ensuring compatibility with optical media for software installations and updates. - High-resolution video support, capable of delivering resolutions up to 1600 x 1200 on the local port, for clear and sharp display quality. In terms of technical specifications, the HPE AF621A is designed for efficiency and reliability. It operates within a power range of 100 to 240V AC, with a maximum consumption of 100W. The device is rated for a frequency of 50 to 60 Hz and an input current of 0.5 to 0.25A. In terms of thermal output, it generates a maximum of 340 BTU/hr. The environmental specifications underscore the device's robustness, capable of operating in temperatures ranging from 50° to 122° F (10° to 50° C) and stored in conditions from -4° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C). It also operates optimally in relative humidity levels between 20% to 80% (non-condensing), ensuring durability and reliability in various data center environments. The HPE AF621A's physical design is compact and efficient, with dimensions of 1.72 inches in height, 17.0 inches in width, and 9.2 inches in depth. Weighing in at 3.2 kg (7.0 lb), it is easily mountable in a 1U rack space, making it an ideal choice for data centers with space constraints. Additional features include: - Syslog support for effective monitoring and logging of system events. - An RJ-45 serial connector, providing versatile connectivity options. - Tiering support, enabling scalable server management solutions. The HPE AF621A KVM switch stands as a powerful tool for IT administrators, offering a combination of performance, scalability, and reliability. With its comprehensive feature set and robust specifications, it is well-suited to meet the demands of modern data centers, streamlining server management tasks and enhancing operational efficiency.


Part Number HPE AF621A
Manufacturer HPE 2x1Ex16
Maximum Input Power 100W
Input Power Range 100 to 240V AC, 100W maximum
Server Port Count 16
Compatibility with CAT5 Cable Supported
Max. Server Capacity 1024 servers
Max. Number of Active Users 2
Support for Tiering Available
Mass 3.2 kilograms
Height 1.72 inches
Width 17.0 inches
Depth 9.2 inches
Compatibility with 1U Rack Mount Supported
USB 1.1 Full Speed Support Supported
Server Support Quantity Up to 1024
DVD Compatibility Supported
Maximum Local Port Resolution 1600 x 1200
Syslog Compatibility Supported
Serial Connector Type RJ-45
Operational Frequency Range 50 to 60 Hz
Input Current Specification 0.5 to 0.25A
Maximum Heat Output 340 BTU/hr
Operating Temperature Range 10° to 50° C
Temperature Range for Storage -20° to 70° C
Operating Relative Humidity 20% to 80% (non-condensing)

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