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Avocent DSView Management Software

Centralized management for the data center

​​​Avocent DSView m​anagement software delivers the complete data center control necessary for the 24/7 data center.​

By consolidating all data center management functionality into a single interface, Avocent DSView management software delivers the complete data center control necessary for the 24/7 data center.

The Avocent DSView management software enables secure, out-of-band, centralized management of all connected IT and network devices in today’s often complex and geographically dispersed data centers.

When used in​ conjunction with KVM appliances, serial console appliances, service processor gateways and PDUs, the hardware and software combine to allow IT administrators to remotely access, monitor and control target devices on multiple platforms at numerous locations–anywhere, anytime.

The Avocent DSView management software provides data centers with secure, centralized management for physical and virtual IT assets. By allowing administrators to remotely diagnose and modify any managed device, regardless of the health or status of the OS or network connection, Avocent DSView management software makes data center management and remote offices more accessible, extensible and secure. ​

Software Part Numbers
Description Part Number
DSView 4.5 software 60-day Demo DSV4.5-DEMO60
DSView 4.5 software Starter Pack - 1 hub, 1 spoke, 250 managed devices DSV4.5-START
DSView 4.5 software Standard Pack - 1 hub, 2 spokes, 500 managed devices DSV4.5-STND
DSView 4.5 software Plus Pack - 1 hub, 4 spokes, 2,000 managed devices DSV4.5-PLUS
DSView 4.5 software Premium Pack - 1 hub, 8 spokes, 5,000 managed devices DSV4.5-PREM
DSView 4.5 software MAX Pack - 1 hub, 15 spokes, unlimited managed devices  DSV4.5-MAX

Important Note: Minimum of 1 year Silver software upgrade protection required on all DSView 4 software & add-on licenses

System Add-Ons Part Numbers
Description Part Number
DSView 4.5 software Spoke Server add-on license DSV4.5-SPOKE
DSView 4.5 software single Zone add-on license - 1 pack DSV4.5-ZONE
DSView 4.5 software managed device license - 10-pack DSV4.5-DEV10
DSView 4.5 software managed device license - 50-pack  DSV4.5-DEV50
DSView 4.5 software managed device license - 100-pack DSV4.5-DEV100
DSView 4.5 software managed device license - 500-pack DSV4.5-DEV500
DSView 4.5 software managed device license - 1,000-pack DSV4.5-DEV1000
DSView 4.5 software managed device license - 10,000-pack DSV4.5-DEV10000

Feature Add-On Part Numbers
Description Part Number
DSView 4.5 software add-on - DCP integration-DCP DSV4.5-DCP
DSView 4.5 software Web Services API kit  DSV4.5-WSK
Ordering Details
  • Secure, Remote, Centralized Data Center Management - Access and control your entire IT assets (physical and virtual) from a single screen
  • Multi-Device Support - Click and connect centralized management for blades, VMware virtual infrastructure, KVM over IP switches, MergePoint service processor managers, ACS advanced console servers, PM power distribution units (PDUs), select third-party KVM and PDUs
  • Virtual Media Support - Map smart card/CAC readers, CD-ROMs and other media to a remote server to pass credentials, transfer files, apply application and OS patches and CD-ROM diagnostics
  • Integrated Solution for KVM and Power Control - Integrates BIOS-level access and power control in one solution and provides external modem support when the network is down
  • Simple, Fast and Reliable User Interface - Browser-based, customizable with usability features including keyboard pass-through, scaling and custom viewer toolbar
  • Access Service Processor Managers - Administrators can manage power and system health on individual IPMI-enabled servers through the MergePoint service processor managers
  • Notifications - SNMP traps and email notification for defined system events
  • Scheduling - Simplify management of routine tasks, updates and file loading, including automation of task schedules and updates
  • Multi-Platform Support - Wintel, Linux, Sun Solaris and SuSE platforms
  • Failover Authentication - Hub and spoke architecture, provides failover access authentication, ensuring system reliability and security
  • Flexible Authentication/Access Controls - Authenticate user permission against your existing internal or external authentication service, such as LDAP, Active Directory, NT Domain, TACACS+, RADIUS and RSA SecurID
  • System/User Logs - System and user log management and event notification to help facilitate auditing and compliance
  • Selectable Encryption Modes - Gain enhanced security as selectable encryption modes can support your security policy (AES, DES, 3DES, 128bit SSL)
  • Exit Macros - Log out each user when a session window is closed
  • DS Zones - Restrict user access by zones for easier tracking and auditing
Features and Benefits

Avocent DSView Management Software Login Screen

DSView 4 Management Software Interface

Product Images

Avocent DSView software (hub/spoke) minimum requirements

Operating System

Browser Support

  • Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 (32 bit Browser Only)
  • Firefox ESR version 24.4.0
  • Google Chrome 30
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (x64), 2008 R2 (x64), 2012 (x64), 2012 R2 (x64)
  • SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x64), 11(x64)
  • RedHat Enterprise Server 6.2 (x64), 6.4 (x64)
  • Sun Solaris SPARC 10

Note: If you are using Firefox in Linux or Google Chrome, the Video Viewer and the Telnet Viewer clients require JRE 6 or 7.

The table below lists the hardware requirements based on the number of target devices.

Table 1.1 Hardware Requirements

Large (> 7000 Target Devices Medium (1000-7000 Target Devices Small (<1000 Target Devices)
Windows/Linux Dedicated Physical Server
  • One or more 2+ Ghz Multi-Core CPU
  • 6+ GB RAM
  • 80+ GB HDD
Windows/Linux Dedicated Physical Server
  • 2+ Ghz CPU
  • 4+ GB RAM
  • 40+ GB HDD
Windows/Linux Dedicated Physical Server or (ESX/Hyper-V) Virtual Machine (no resource sharing)
  • Dedicated processing priority 2+ Ghz
  • Dedicated 6 GB RAM
  • 40 GB non-expanding HDD
Sun Server
  • 1 Ghz UltraSparc III
  • 4+ GB RAM
  • 40+ GB HDD
Sun Server
  • 1 Ghz UltraSparc III
  • 4+ GB RAM
  • 40+ GB HDD
Sun Server
  • 1 Ghz UltraSparc III
  • 4+ GB RAM
  • 40+ GB HDD
1 gbps/10 gbps Lan 10 mbps/1000 mbps/1gbps (recommended) LAN 10 mbps/1000 mbps LAN
Local or remote database Local or remote database Local Database

Supported Virtual Infrastructures

VMWare requirements

  • VMware VirtualCenter version 5.5 and 5.1 with no SSO support and 5.0
  • VMware ESX server version up to version 5.0/5.1/5.5
  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2

Xen requirements

  • Xen Express, Standard, Enterprise or Platinum versions up to 5.5 (only the Enterprise and Platinum versions support resource pool, which is required for XenMotion)

The following Hypervisors and Hypervisor Manager versions are supported by the Virtualization Plug-in:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2
  • VMware vCenter 5.5 and 5.1 with no SSO support and 5.0
  • VMware ESX/ESXi  5.0/5.1/5.5
  • XEN Citrix Server 3.5 and 4.1 (Express, Standard, Enterprise or Platinum)

VirtualCenter/vSphere is required for full support.

Managed Appliance Support

Blades Supported

  • IBM blade chassis: BladeCenter, BladeCenter T, BladeCenter H, BladeCenter HT
  • Dell blade chassis: PowerEdge 1855, PowerEdge 1955
  • HP blade chassis: BladeSystem c-Class, BladeSystem p-Class
  • Generic blade chassis

Supported Modems

The following modems and serial PCI cards are supported by the DSView 4 software, provided the modems are supported on the DSView 3 server operating system.

  • Perle PCI-RAS 4 and PCI-RAS 8, which are backwards compatible with Perle V90 Modem
  • Equinox SST MM 4p Modem
  • Equinox SST 4p Serial
  • Eicon DS series ISDN BRI-2M
  • Eicon DS series ISDN 4BRI-8M

Note: The modems listed are not supported on Sun Solaris SPARC operating systems.

Technical Specifications