HPE AF616A Console Switch
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HPE AF616A 8 Port Switch Network KVM Server Wired Console Refurbished

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AF616A 8 Port 0x2x8 Ports Analog Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) Server Wired Console Switch PS/2 RJ-45 G2 1U 2 Local Users Stackable | Made by HPE | Refurbished
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Product overview for the HPE AF616A

In the realm of information technology and server management, efficient and streamlined control of multiple servers is crucial for optimal performance. One key component that aids in this endeavor is the HPE AF616A 8 Port Switch Analog KVM Server Console Switch. In this detailed exploration, we will delve into the various aspects of this device, breaking down its features, specifications, and applications.

Overview of HPE AF616A 8 Port Analog KVM Server Console Switch

The HPE AF616A is an 8-port Analog KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) Server Console Switch designed to facilitate centralized control over multiple servers. It allows users to manage several servers through a single console, simplifying operations and enhancing efficiency in data centers and server rooms.


The device is equipped with 8 ports, enabling seamless connectivity to multiple servers. This is particularly beneficial in scenarios where physical access to each server is impractical or inefficient. The 0x2x8 configuration denotes the switch's ability to connect to zero local users, and two remote users, and control up to eight servers.

Analog Connectivity

The HPE AF616A supports analog connections for Keyboard, Video, and Mouse peripherals. This ensures compatibility with a wide range of servers and systems, making it a versatile solution for diverse IT environments.

Wired Console and Stackable Design

The server console switch is wired, guaranteeing a stable and secure connection between the switch and connected servers. Additionally, its 1U (1 Rack Unit) form factor ensures efficient use of rack space, a critical consideration in data center environments. The stackable feature allows users to expand their server management capabilities by connecting multiple switches.

PS/2 and RJ-45 Compatibility

The switch supports both PS/2 and RJ-45 interfaces, providing compatibility with a variety of server configurations. This flexibility ensures that the HPE AF616A can seamlessly integrate into existing server infrastructures without requiring extensive modifications.

High-Quality Video Resolution

Ensuring a crisp and clear view of server operations is crucial for effective management. The HPE AF616A supports high-quality video resolutions, delivering an optimal visual experience for users accessing servers through the console switch.

Easy Switching and Hotkey Functionality

Switching between connected servers is made simple with the HPE AF616A. Users can easily navigate and manage servers using intuitive controls. Hotkey functionality further streamlines the process, allowing for quick and efficient server selection without the need for complex manual configurations.

On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu

The On-Screen Display menu provides a user-friendly interface for configuring and managing the console switch settings. This feature simplifies the customization of user preferences, making it easier for administrators to tailor the device to their specific requirements.

Technical Specifications

The HPE AF616A's 1U form factor ensures that it occupies minimal rack space. Its dimensions of [provide specific dimensions] and lightweight design contribute to easy integration into server racks.

Power Requirements

Understanding the power requirements of server management devices is essential for operational planning. The HPE AF616A operates on [specify power specifications], ensuring compatibility with standard power configurations in data centers.

Security Features

Security is a paramount concern in server management. The HPE AF616A incorporates robust security features, including password protection and encryption, safeguarding sensitive data and preventing unauthorized access.

Firmware Updates

Regular firmware updates are essential for addressing security vulnerabilities and improving device functionality. The HPE AF616A supports firmware updates, allowing users to stay current with the latest enhancements and security patches.

Applications and Use Cases

Data Centers

Data centers, housing numerous servers, benefit from the centralized control offered by the HPE AF616A. The switch's ability to manage multiple servers through a single console simplifies operations and contributes to efficient server maintenance.

Server Rooms

In smaller server rooms where space is limited, the compact design of the HPE AF616A proves advantageous. The stackable feature allows for scalability, making it a suitable solution for expanding server infrastructure.

Remote Server

The dual-user support and remote user functionality make the HPE AF616A an ideal choice for scenarios where physical access to servers is restricted or impractical. Remote administrators can efficiently manage servers from different locations, enhancing overall flexibility.

General Information about the HPE AF616A
  • Manufacturer: HPE
  • Model Number or SKU# AF616A
  • Product Type: Switch
Networking for the 8-Port Switch
  • Ports Qty: 8
  • Connectivity Technology: Wired
  • On-Screen Display
  • Keyboard / Mouse Interface: PS/2
  • KVM Local Users Qty: 2 Local Users
  • Server Connection Via Twisted Pair: Cat5
Expansion / Connectivity
  • 8 X Keyboard / Video / Mouse (KVM) - Rj-45
  • 1 X Management - Rs-232 - 9 Pin D-Sub (Db-9)
  • 1 X Network Stack Device - Rj-45 1 X USB


  • 1 X Mouse - Generic - 6 Pin Mini-Din (PS/2 Style) - 1
  • 1 X Keyboard - Generic - 6 Pin Mini-Din (PS/2 Style) - 1
  • 1 X Display / Video - Vga - 15 Pin Hd D-Sub (HD-15) - 1

Finally, the HPE AF616A 8 Port Analog KVM Server Console Switch stands as a reliable and versatile solution for efficient server management. Its features, specifications, and applications make it a valuable asset in data centers and server rooms, contributing to streamlined operations and enhanced control over server infrastructure. As technology continues to evolve, the HPE AF616A remains a relevant and practical choice for organizations seeking a robust KVM solution.

Product Condition:
Warranty provided by ALLHDD.COM:
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