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Can I daisy-chain an AP5201 (8 port Analog KVM) to an AP5202 (16 Port Analog KVM)?



Issue

Can I daisy-chain an AP5201 (8 port Analog KVM) to an AP5202 (16 Port Analog KVM)?



Product Line

  • Rack Accessories - KVM Switches
    • AP5201
    • AP5202



Environment

  • All serial numbers
  • All installation scenarios


Cause

General compatibility information


Resolution

Yes, you can daisy-chain the AP5202 KVM Switch and the AP5201 KVM Switch to one another. This configuration will allow you to monitor all servers through one single interface.

The recommended configuration: AP5202 designated as the Master or top level switch,  AP5201 designated as the Slave or second level switch. In order to connect the two switches together, a specific daisy-chain cable is required. Please reference apc.com for currently available SKUs and pricing.

The total number of servers that be seen off of one daisy-chain configuration is 512.




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