Quick Installation and Setup Guide
Quick Installation and Setup Guide
Rev.E August 2003 255-80-5010
For more detailed installation and operating instructions, please consult the User
Manual found on the enclosed CD-ROM.
Raritan Computer Inc.
400 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, NJ 08873
Tel. 1-732-764-8886
Fax. 1-732-764-8887
Raritan Computer Europe, B.V.
Eglantierbaan 16
2908 LV Capelle aan den IJssel
The Netherlands
Tel. 31-10-284-4040
Fax. 31-10-284-4049
Raritan Computer Japan, Inc.
Kuga Building 7F
11-6, Kuramae 4-chome
Taitoo-ku, Tokyo 111-0051, Japan
Tel. 81-3-5833-6360
Fax. 81-3-5833-6336
Raritan Computer Taiwan, Inc.
5F, 121, Lane 235,
Pao-Chiao Rd., Hsin Tien
Taipei Hsien, Taiwan, ROC
Tel. 886-2-8919-1333
Fax. 886-2-8919-1338
I. Prepare Devices and Network for Remote Operation
Congratulations on your purchase of Dominion KSX, the complete solution for remote office administration. Before installing Dominion KSX,
first configure each device which you intend to access remotely with the following parameters. This very important installation procedure
ensures optimal performance and responsiveness.
All Servers
A. For optimal bandwidth efficiency and video per-
formance, set the OS desktop background to a
predominantly solid, plain, light-colored graphic.
B. Ensure that the server’s video resolution and
refresh rate are supported by Dominion KSX, and
the signal is non-interlaced:
Text Mode 1024x768 @ 60Hz
640x480 @ 60Hz 1024x768 @ 70Hz
640x480 @ 72Hz 1024x768 @ 75Hz
640x480 @ 75Hz 1024x768 @ 85Hz
640x480 @ 85Hz 1152x864 @ 60Hz
800x600 @ 60Hz 1152x864 @ 75Hz
800x600 @ 72Hz 1280x1024 @ 60Hz
800x600 @ 75Hz
800x600 @ 85Hz
Network / Firewall
In order to enable access to Dominion KSX, your
network and firewall must allow communication on
TCP Port 5000. Alternatively, Dominion KSX can
be configured to use a different TCP port of your
own designation (in step II-6 below).
: If you wish to access Dominion KSX via
web browser, your firewall must also allow access
to TCP Port 443 (Standard HTTPS). You may also
wish to allow access to TCP Port 80 (Standard
HTTP) for additional convenience; because
Dominion KSX will forward all HTTP requests to
HTTPS, allowing the initial HTTP requests on TCP
Port 80 usually reduces complication for end users
(users may securely use either “http” or “https” as
a URL.
Windows XP / Windows 2003
Disable “Enhanced pointer precision”, and set the
mouse motion speed exactly to the middle speed
setting;. These options are located in Control
Panel > Mouse > Mouse Pointers.
Disable transition effects in Control Panel >
Display > Appearance > Settings.
Windows 2000 / ME
Set mouse pointer acceleration to “None”, and the
mouse motion speed exactly to the middle speed
Disable transition effects in Control Panel >
Display > Effects.
Windows 95 / 98 / NT
Set mouse motion speed to the slowest
setting in Control Panel > Mouse > Motion. Disable
window, menu, and list animation in Control Panel
> Display > Effects.
Linux (with Graphical Desktop)
Set mouse acceleration to exactly 1, and threshold
to exactly 1.
Sun Solaris (with Graphical Desktop)
Set mouse acceleration to exactly 1.0. Also, be
sure that your video card is set to a supported res-
olution and is outputting VGA (H-and-V Sync, not
composite sync). This non-default configuration
can be set in the bootprom mode by issuing the
setenv output-device screen:r1024x768x70
Then issue the “boot” command to reboot.
While no specific mouse setting is required, when
using Dominion KSX to access and control a
Macintosh system, you must set the Raritan
Remote Client to “single cursor” mode. See the
Dominion KSX User Manual for more details.
Serial Consoles
Make note of your serial console communication
settings. Dominion KSX’s serial ports default to
9600 baud, no parity bit, 8 data bits, and 1 stop bit
(9600-N-8-1). Ensure that your serial console sup-
ports VT100 emulation.
1. Attach the included AC power cord to the
Dominion KSX unit, and into an AC power outlet.
2. Attach a PS/2 keyboard and multisync monitor
to the corresponding ports in the back of Dominion
KSX marked “Admin Console.”
3. Power ON Dominion KSX.
4. After booting, Dominion KSX will display the
Setup Wizard on the Admin Console screen. Press
‘B’ on the Admin Console keyboard to begin con-
figuring Dominion KSX.
5. On the Key Configuration Screen, enter the
16-digit user license key located on the software
certificate included with your Dominion KSX unit.
Press <
> to save.
6. On the Network Configuration Screen, assign
a unique name (e.g., “Atlanta Office”) and IP
Address parameters for this Dominion KSX unit.
7. The Main Menu appears. Browse through the
Admin Console options to configure Dominion KSX
as appropriate to your environment. Refer to the
User Manual found on the enclosed CD-ROM for
detailed descriptions of administrative parameters.
8. When satisfied with your Dominion KSX
configuration, return to the main menu of the
Admin Console, and press ‘R’ to “Restart or shut-
down”. Press ‘S’ to shutdown, and power OFF
Dominion KSX.
9. At this time, you may detach the PS/2 key-
board and multisync monitor from the Admin
Console ports, or leave them attached for future
monitoring or further configuration.
ALTERNATIVE: As an alternative method of
performing initial configuration, you may connect
to Dominion KSX via a web browser on a Windows
computer, instead of directly via a keyboard and
monitor as described above.
To do so, simply attach a crossover Ethernet cable
between the network ports of Dominion KSX and
your computer; enter Dominion KSX’s default IP
address into Internet Explorer ( and
login with the default username / password
(“admin” / “raritan”).
After authenticating, you will be directly connected
to your Dominion KSX unit. On the left-hand side of
the window, double-click on the “Admin Console”
port to commence remote administration of your
Dominion KSX unit.
II. Attach Local Console for Initial Configuration
Dominion KSX
To AC Power Outlet
Local Admin Console
Keyboard and monitor used to perform
inital configuration

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