Better known by its acronym, KVM. A device that passes keyboard, video and mouse functions between a user and a computer. These devices are used to control multiple computers and/or remote computer(s) and may be either hardware or software-based.

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Belkin Enterprise KVM - Displays 88

I just picked up a used Belkin OmniView Enterprise (F1DE216C), and it powers on, but both displays show 88 instead of the expected bank ID. There isn't any output on the attached console screen, ...
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How can I access the bios remotely on a desktop computer acting as a server? [closed]

What are the options for having remote control via network of a computer even down to the "bios" level. I've seen Dell's DRAC / Out-of-band management that they have for their servers, and typically ...
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IPMI console stops showing after loading initrd.img

I have a Supermicro server with IPMI console. I am able to mount any ISO image as a virtual drive and have it booting. However, the console seems to me completely inaccurate as sometimes there are ...
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Avocent DSR1021 kvm.cgi pops up

I wonder if anybody uses these Avocent IP kvm switches, if not this version than something close to it from the DSR series. This is a Avocent DSR1021. My problem with it that after successfully ...
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Compatibility of KVM CIMs

My Company is looking for a new KVM solution in our datacenter (about 40 physical servers). We already own a lot of CIMs (RJ45-to-PS/2) from Black Box to connect the CAT cable to the servers ...
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Install image with Ansible via IPMI?

Is there a way to install an image on and provision a bare metal SuperMicro IPMI server from the ground up with Ansible via in-band IPMI over VPN? I'm looking to see if I can automate the ...
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Alternate port numbers for Supermicro IPMI View software

I'm using the IPMI View software to manage a SuperMicro server but would like to use alternate port #s within the program itself. In other words - If I use the web browser, it defaults to port 80 - ...
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Is it possible to setup a KVM switch to support both DVI and VGA video sources?

To control a set of servers from a single console and the machines have mixed VGA and DVI video output, is it still possible to just have one console control everything? That is, get video output from ...
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Isn't Ctrl-Alt-Delete on Linux *really* dangerous?

Is the default Ctrl-Alt-Delete shutdown -r functionality on Linux systems a dangerous feature? Years ago, when I deployed physical systems with attached keyboards and monitors, I'd sometimes modify ...
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Commodity hardware related, i'm searching for a ILO, BMC, ALOM and in general IPMI alternate solution [closed]

I'm searching for a composite solution to have the same features of an IPMI controller on commodity hardware independently from arch/model and without excessive device dependencies. Essentially the ...
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ATEN IP8000 Ubuntu Support

I'd like to know if there have been any successful use of the ATEN IP8000 with Ubuntu. I'm aware the official page doesn't list Ubuntu as a supported OS, but I'd like to know if it's still possible ...
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Emulate VMware vswitch on KVM [duplicate]

I'm wondering how I would go about emulating how a standard vswitch works in KVM. In VMware you have the following: vmnic -> vswitch(tagged) -> port group (untagged) So all traffic going to the ...
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ESXi + KVM-over-IP

I have a server running ESXi and a KVM-over-IP switch. I know traditionally SSH/RDP/VNC are used to access the virtual machines running on the ESXi server. However, I was wondering if it is possible ...
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Keyboard oddities: backspace creating block square, H key deleting, most keys not working

I had 5 servers where the keyboard was not responding correctly. If I remember I seemingly had the most trouble in Windows, I don't remember if the linux or ESXi server was having troubles. I had two ...
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AST2150 Console Redirection (KVM over IP)

I am using AST2150 Base Board Management Controller which supports KVM over IP. It's connected to the network. Everything is good except the Console Redirection. The console redirection comes up as a ...
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Can't use “eject” to identify the server

I'm a software engineer and our lab usually has several servers in a rack with a KVM switch. We're developers and we usually have several projects happening at once so the servers are frequently ...
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Can a datacenter read my passwords if I'm using KVM over IP? [closed]

Is it truth that datacenters can read my passwords over KVN over IP interface when I ask them to connect it and I'am forced to enter ssh pass/encryption pass (OS install,etc) ? I colocated the server ...
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Remote administration in datacenters [closed]

Given that running a data center presumably requires BIOS level access to each server, which protocols (hardware & software) are most commonly used? I understand that KVM switches are fairly ...
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Does exist any IP-KVM that connects to motherboards pinheads with powerbutton, reset, etc.? [closed]

Exists couple of "servers" based on usual consumers motherboard, without any remote capabilities. Is there any kvm with modules, that connects to pin header of motherboard, where powerbutton, reset ...
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Rack Console Setup

I rack console with mouse, keyboard and monitor. It's only output port is a vga connection. My KVM switch has USB Mouse, USB Keyboard, PS2 Keyboard, PS2 Mouse and VGA. The cables I bought have VGA on ...
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A way around a device that does not support IPv6?

I have an issue and I am trying to come up with a solution around it. The problem: I have 3 HP servers which have both iLO and iLO2 management controllers. Both of these do not support IPv6. I am ...
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Intel server board S1200BTL: KVMoverIP?

Do I need to buy AXXRMM4LITE module in addition to server board S1200BTL to get KVM over IP functionallity, or is it already built in?
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How to remote boot from bios and install an operating system from local USB

So we have a bunch of systems distributed across a semi-large area and are looking to upgrade soon. We are looking for systems that could preferably be booted from a USB drive in the system remotely. ...
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Stuck shell ESXi 4.0 - how to recover without reboot?

I had done some management by connecting to the ESXi 4.0 Server and using the unsupported shell login remotely using a KVM. I then typed exit Now it is stuck at a blank line: # exit _ That _ is ...
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Hotkey for Zonet KVM3322

I got a second hand Zonet KVM3322 (USB switcher). There's supposed to be a keyboard hotkey combination that can be used to switch between the two attached computers (instead of manually click on the ...
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What is the network topology symbol for a KVM switch?

I've been tasked with putting together some network diagrams in Visio and we have some IP-based KVM switches that need to be captured. I've been relying on the Cisco Network Topology Icons for the ...
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HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 error

I have a HP KVM Server Console Switch G2 that I am having a problem with. When I try to open up a KVM session with a server I am getting the message, "Error: All video channels in use", and the ...
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TYAN - FT48B8812 IKVM AST2050 non-functional, workarounds, alternatives

I've bought a FT48B8812 system. It contains an IKVM chipset. However the software is really poor quality. The main things that don't work are: Supposed to provide SSL web interface - doesn't exist. ...
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Looking for KVM switch (over IP) with good linux client [closed]

I have some ATEN CN6000 and i1708 KVM boxes and clients for them are made for windows and java. Java clients doesnt work neither on win or linux systems(I can run them with JavaRE but they dont ...
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Can someone recommend a single-port IP-KVM? [closed]

I'm looking for a small rock solid device I can configure with a static IP or DHCP and ship somewhere where a moron can hook it up to a server and I can access the box. Quality software with quick ...
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Linux: Why does Single User mode work on Serial Console but not on the attached Keyboard/Video/Monitor?

I have a Scientific Linux 6.1 system, which on a Supermicro server which supports IPMI. It's also running with Upstart, which affects how serial consoles work. My system has a serious problem which ...
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kvm-over-ip, multiple machines per cable run

I'm looking at getting a kvm-over-ip setup for a server room. Typically these devices have 16 or so cat5 leads that come out of them and then a convertor that converts each cat5 into a vga & ps2 ...
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Converter for input (composite USB) and output (2x PS2)

It seems there are plenty of PS/2 to USB converters but want we need is a composite USB input and 2x PS/2 outputs (keyboard and mouse). An example application: a server without USB ports but 2x PS/2 ...
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monitor directly into a blade?

I have an iLO blade enclosure with a few blades in it. Is there anyway to plug a monitor directly into a blade? keyboard and mouse would also be required. thanks
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Used Avocent advice

I want to purchase a used Avocent KVM-over-IP device on eBay to manage some servers out-of-band in a data center. I have seen many older ones on eBay in good working condition for a couple hundred ...
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Mix and Match Avocent IPKVM with APC Server Module?

We have an Avocent DSR 1030 not currently being used and a good number of APC CAT5/IP KVM Server Modules. These say they are for an APC AP 5460, however, is there anything special about the APC ...
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What IP KVM suits me? [closed]

I have a single Dell poweredge R-200 server in collocation. I need to be able to monitor devices to be aware of any possible failures. I am particularly worried about my ageing hard disks. Some nice ...
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Smart card / auditable access for rack KVM tray

Is there such a thing as a KVM Tray for a standard 19" rack whose use can be validated by a smartcard (or some other auditable authentication method)? It looks like we have a security requirement ...
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Is there a good way to build a DIY LCD KVM?

I've wondered for some time whether it would be possible to build an LCD KVM. My server room has two KVM switches with CRTs, and I really don't want to shell out $1000+ on one of the nice 1U rackmount ...
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Simple KVM question

I have this KVM here at work to support about 6 servers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817107413 Now my problem is that the management console I want to use is a tad bit far ...
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Does Dell's iDRAC come with its own Ethernet Port?

Does Dell's iDRAC come with its own Ethernet Port, or will I have to dedicate one of my regular Ethernet ports (Broadcom onboard) for the DRAC IPKVM traffic?
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Exists a network switch with integrated KVM over IP in 1U? [closed]

I am looking into a new hosting infrastructure that have two servers and a switch. Since I have only 1U available for the switch, I was looking for a appliance that have KVM over IP integrated, so I ...
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What is IPKVM and why would I need that to install SQL Server on my Web Server?

I have a dedicated server, and will be installing SQL Server. However, my hosting company said they can connect an external CD ROM drive and give me KVM over IP to install SQL Server. My question is, ...
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KVM switch with VNC server

Does anyone know of a KVM switch that is also a VNC (or other protocol like it) server?
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What should be known to integrate an IP-KVM in a small business?

What should be known to integrate an IP-KVM in a small business that is Windows server based? Also with this how should a person with little knowledge of IP-KVM hardware differentiate the inordinate ...
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Why are USB/DVI KVM switches so much more expensive than USB/DSUB models?

Newegg lists nine 4 computer USB/DSUB switches for between $40 and $100; but the cheapest USB/DVI model is almost $200. Is DVI that much inherently harder to switch; or has the inventory of dsub ...
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Startech SVx41HDI Series Server Remote Control Usage Question - How do I switch away from a dead port?

We have a Startech KVM over IP model SV841HDI and it was stuck pointing a port where the machine has been removed. We ended up having to physically plug something into that port in order to switch ...
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Is there a way to use a laptop as a physical console?

If I have a server with only power and ethernet coming out the back, and suddenly I need to adjust BIOS settings, I gotta plug in a keyboard/monitor/mouse somehow. Either the servers are all on KVM ...
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Remote Access KVM Recommendation [closed]

Looking for a remote access KVM that: Has an expandable design. So a head which you remote into, and can then add shelves that support X machines. This is optional, but looking for support of ...
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BladeCenter console keyboard layout

We have an IBM BladeCenter T with 4 blades, which is connected to an IBM Rack Console via a D-Link 8-port KVM. The BladeCenter also has it's own internal KVM. Several other servers are also connected ...