Introduction - What KVMoIP Can Do for You
You can access the KVM web interface directly from your EasySpeedy Control Center. Just point to the server you wish to manage, and go to the KVM menu.
These are some of the strong features of the KVM over IP:
- Install any operating system (Linux, Windows, BSD, Solaris) onto your X6000 server using your local machine's CD/DVD device or an ISO image as the installation media.
- Monitor your boot progress and see if any errors occur.
- Initiate a file system recovery.
- Troubleshoot non-trivial OS configuration issues.
- Determine exception and kernel panic errors.
- Select different kernels.
- Fix incorrect firewall and network settings.
- Disable SSH and use the KVM/IP for remote access.
IPMI for out-of-band KVM
The EasySpeedy X6000 series dedicated blade servers incorporates Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) for KVM. IPMI is a standard management protocol invented by Intel. It allows for out-of-band management and remote control of server regardless of the servers power-state.
Out-of-band access is a very powerful tool to operate, and to manage your server and quickly diagnose problems. Imagine a scenario where your server is unable to boot the installed operating system, or a network/firewall configuration problem which causes your server to become otherwise unavailable. With out-of-band KVM access you can just open your server screen from your Control Center to quickly diagnose and fix the problem.
Changing Power State
The power state can be changed through the web interface. Just go to Power Management → Power On/Off.
From the power management page you can choose from the following actions to perform (some depending on the servers current power state):
- Power On
- Immediate Power Off
- Immediate Reset
- Pulse NMI
- Power Cycle
- Press Power Button
These actions can also be initiated from the video redirection window, though the Power Control menu.
Using KVM you can mount local media devices directly to your server. E.g. an ISO image file. This is particularly useful if you need to boot your own provided operating system.
To attach a remote storage device, you need to launch video redirection first. In the video redirection window, select Remote Storage → Remote Storage....
Below is a screenshot of the remote storage window. To mount an ISO image just click Add... and navigate to the ISO image file you want to mount. When done, select the ISO file on the list and click the Connect button to attach it to your server.
To boot from the attached virtual media, you need to reboot the server and press F12 during BIOS POST to open the boot selection menu.
Select USB:Fujitsu Remote Iso CDROM.
Problems and Solutions
KVM window stealing focus
If you got issues with the KVM window stealing focus can you go to Preferences and disable Mouse Synch On Mode Change, this will remove the issue.