HP 396631-001 16 Ports Switch
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396631-001 HP 2x16-Port CAT5 Server KVM Console Switch Refurbished

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396631-001 2x16-Port CAT5 Server Console Switch Alternating Current (AC) 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz ) Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) | Made by HP | Refurbished
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Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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Key features and Specifications

The HP 2x16-Port CAT5 Server KVM Console Switch, model number 396631-001, is a device that allows users to control multiple servers from a single keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) console. Some key features and specifications of this device include:

  • 2x16-port design: This device has two sets of 16 ports, each allowing for the connection of up to 16 servers.
  • CAT5 cabling: The device uses CAT5 cabling, which is a type of twisted-pair cable that is commonly used for Ethernet networking.
  • Remote access: The device allows for remote access to servers, allowing users to control servers from remote locations.
  • OS compatibility: The device is compatible with a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Unix.
  • Keyboard and mouse emulation: The device supports keyboard and mouse emulation, which allows it to work with servers that do not have PS/2 ports.
  • Compact size: The device is compact and designed to be rack-mounted, making it easy to install in server rooms or data centers.

This device may be a good option for organizations that have a large number of servers and need a way to manage them efficiently. However, specific use case and requirements will determine if this device is a good fit for you.

Tips for Troubleshooting and Maintaining

The HP 2x16-Port CAT5 Server KVM Console Switch (part number 396631-001) is a device that allows users to access and control multiple servers from a single console. Here are some tips for troubleshooting and maintaining this device:

  • Check the cables: Make sure that all cables are securely connected and that there are no loose or damaged connections.
  • Check the power: Ensure that the device is properly powered and that the power cable is securely connected.
  • Check the server connections: Make sure that the servers are properly connected to the device and that they are powered on.
  • Check the firmware: Ensure that the device's firmware is up-to-date and that there are no known compatibility issues with the servers.
  • Monitor the device: Keep an eye on the device's status and performance to detect any issues early on.
  • Regularly clean the device: Dust and debris can build up on the device over time, which can cause problems. Clean the device regularly to ensure that it stays in good working condition.
  • Regularly check for updates: Check for firmware and software updates regularly to ensure that the device stays up-to-date and that any known issues are addressed.
  • Keep the device away from heat sources: Avoid placing the device near heat sources as this can cause damage and cause the device to malfunction.
  • Have a backup plan: Have a backup plan in case the device fails. This could include having a spare device on hand or having a remote access solution in place.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your HP 2x16-Port CAT5 Server KVM Console Switch remains in good working condition and continues to provide reliable server access and control.

Compatibility and Connectivity

The 396631-001 HP 2x16-Port CAT5 Server KVM Console Switch is a device that allows users to control multiple servers using a single keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) console. It is compatible with a variety of servers that have PS/2, USB, or Sun keyboard and mouse ports, as well as VGA or serial video ports.

The device is connected to the servers using CAT5 cables, which are commonly used in networking and telecommunications applications. The CAT5 cables provide a fast and reliable connection between the servers and the KVM console switch, allowing users to easily switch between different servers and access them remotely.

The 396631-001 HP 2x16-Port CAT5 Server KVM Console Switch also includes a built-in USB hub, which allows users to connect additional peripherals, such as printers or USB drives, to the servers. This feature further increases the flexibility and convenience of the device.


  • Manufacturer: HP
  • MPN: 396631-001
  • Type: Networking
  • Networking Type: Console Switch 16 Port
  • SKU: 396631-001


  • Product Type KVM Switch
  • Computer Connections 16 Maximum
  • PC Connector(s) D-SUB
  • PS/2
  • Console Connector(s) D-SUB
  • PS/2
  • Connecting Device(s) Keyboard
  • Monitor
  • Mouse
  • Cable Included No

Other Information

  • 1 x Network Stack Device - RJ-45
  • 2 x Mouse - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
  • 2 x Keyboard - Generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style)
  • 2 x Display / Video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
  • AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
  • 17.2-inch x 6.5-inch x 1.7-inch

About Refurbished Products

Refurbished products are typically refurbished by an Original Manufacturer or an affiliate of the manufacturer or 3rd party facility. This product may have minor blemishes due to normal product usage and doesn't necessarily come with documentation and software unless indicated, but has been well tested and generally has never had any defects.

A networking switch offers users the chance to connect different network segments more effectively. These devices offer multi-port bridges that enable the processing of data and data routes in different models. A switch console makes it easy to connect to several computers inside a Local Area Network (LAN).

The activities of network switches are based on the data link layer of the OSI model. The switch console found at AllHDD employs software that helps analyze, optimize, and enhance network performance. Users can also choose the best operating parameters for any application at hand.

Advanced Connection Management and Troubleshooting

It can sometimes be daunting to find the best data and functionalities in a switch console. This frustration often comes from the inability to manage and monitor the network capabilities.

With the networking switches offered, users can easily troubleshoot their industrial applications. They can also assist in verifying first-line connections of a different network. Likewise, log system messages based on how severe they are.

Optimization of Network Traffic

With a networking switch, users can easily examine the amount and types of data they can receive or send from each switch console port. There are several options available, and users can get models with 1 port, 4 ports, 8 ports, 16 ports, 32 ports, 48 ports, 64 ports, and some other options.

The networking switch uses the ports to control data and traffic flow. That way, network segmentation is possible with several groups. Also, these switches can logically group devices so that traffic can be isolated between the groups.

Effective Distribution of Virtual Local Area Networks (LAN)

There are network switches with programs that allow them to distribute data to virtual LANs. Instead of wired networks, they use programming for distribution. It also simplifies network management. With a single network switch connection, users can easily manage several VLANs.

Increased Flexibility and Expendability

The ability to effect network change becomes easier with network switches. Users can easily add or reconfigure collision domains and other networks through the control interface. These configurations and changes can occur with lesser errors and in fewer seconds. This makes the switch control useful in industrial conditions.

Also, they can transmit data from various older technologies and meet the newer ones' standards. An incredible advantage of these devices is the possibility of future expansion. That is, users can add more manageable network switches with an increased number of ports.

Improved Security Features

Employing the use of a networking switch is not successful until the security of data is assured. Switches users get from here are reliable, and they come with standard cybersecurity features. Therefore, users can be sure that the information being passed through different networks are safe and secure.

For instance, the switch console can limit network access. When this happens, only trusted users could connect to the network. Also, it can prevent unauthorized users from setting up sub-networks. Switches offered may also limit management plane access. It does this via different authentication means such as LDAP, RADIUS, and others.


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