Acronym for: Keyboard-Video-Mouse - a hardware device used to control multiple computers.

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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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how many users can one server hosts an application and a database server handle [duplicate]

i wanna start a network for a company that will consist of a server hosting one accounting application and a sql server database , and i want 200 employees to log into this server using kvm switches , ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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synergy2 replacement

Anyone know of a good replacement for Synergy2 that is cross platform and open source? I've been looking around since I upgraded to Win7 which Synergy2 doesn't play well with - which doesn't surprise ...
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Single port KVM over IP

Does anyone know if "Raritan Dominion KXII-101" can be accessed with some standard protocol? (rdp, vnc, X, ...) Are there any other single-port KVMs worth looking at? (a single port and a standard ...
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Recommendations for KVM for server rack [closed]

I'm looking to purchase 8 or 16-port KVMs for servers, and I would like some recommendations as to what to look for, and what some reputable brands are. I don't need an IP KVM, but I do need it to be ...
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what is kvm over ip?

what is kvm over ip? can someone explain?
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What are the hotkeys on a Belkin 2 port kvm switch?

What are the hotkeys on a Belkin 2 port kvm switch?
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How can I “IP-enable” a KVM?

So, I have a KVM, specifically a Belkin OmniView 8-Port USB/PS2. This is in a 1/3 private locking cabinet (colo). This is for my own personal use so I am dealing with very low budgets. I would really ...
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non-laptop thin client for lap?

Yea I know its a weird question title, but what I am looking for is something like a KVM that you would see in a server rack, only to server as a laptop kind of device. I am imagining having a ...
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KVM / Extender needed… with no lag [closed]

I need to extend a PS/2 and Mouse, KB and VGA 220 feet (cat5 in place) to an audio editing console that is in a remote rack in a closet. Audio from the unit is alredy extended. So thats not a ...
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Need recommendations for KVM with mixed PS/2 and USB ports [closed]

I'm looking for a KVM that can support machines with PS/2 ports and machines with USB ports in the same switch. I have a Dell 1800 (PS/2) and a Dell 1900 (USB with adapter) and the 1900's KB and ...
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Hardware monitor+keyboard switch for a small server room

Here's the situation, there's a small server room in our office (~4 active servers), but only one monitor/keyboard. Currently monitor and keyboard are connected to the most used server, but if the ...
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Recommendations for a two port KVM switch [closed]

Due to developers needing access to one Mac and one PC we need to install KVM switches so both computers can share a keyboard, monitor and mouse. There are only a few requirements: DVI (but VGA is ...
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What prevents the mouse from working for a few seconds after a KVM switch?

I am currently controlling two Vista x64 boxes with a KVM switch. The switching has worked fine through several OS changes in recent months, including a previous incarnation of two x64 boxes that I ...
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Belkin Flip KVM keyboard skip problems

I have just bought a Belkin Flip 2 port KVM. Functionally it is almost there except I have a keyboard sticking problem. So if I type the word 'Hello' it will often (about 25% of the time) output ...
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What would you recommend for a low-cost KVM for home use? [closed]

I recently replaced a computer and am thinking about repurposing the old one as a server for backups, file service, etc. I don't want to buy a new keyboard, monitor, and mouse for it. What would you ...
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Software KVM (keyboard-video-mouse)

Very simply what software KVM's would you recommend for using on Windows?