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Questions tagged [keyboard-video-mouse]

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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Does KVM/QEMU support mdadm RAID5 properly?

I'm not able to get anything close to usable performance using a guest file located on a mdadm RAID5 array. I've believed I optimized all the parameters of the array and filesystem for best R5 ...
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CKL HDMI KVM switch - hot keys not working

I have a CKL 8 Port HDMI KVM Switch here which I am using with a Cherry My 8040 USB (V1 !). The problem now is that I would like to use the hot keys (to switch off the beeping) - but I was not able to ...
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What cables, mount kits and accessories to use with APC LCD KVM rack consoles?

APC sells several rackmount LCD/mouse/keyboard KVM trays for server rack control. I’ve got an AP5719 and the USB keyboard doesn’t work with a standard VGA cable, because the built-in USB connector at ...
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Connecting to ATEN KVM-over-IP from a modern environment

We have several KN4132v and KN2140v appliances connected to multiple servers in our lab. These are multi-thousand dollar devices that I would be hard-pressed to justify throwing away. Unfortunately, ...
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VGA monitor blinks with KVM

Tried using several computers with a KVM switch that uses the 25th port on the VGA connection for USB (for the keyboard and mouse - StarTech.com SV1631DUSBUK). Manufacture says the cable they use to ...
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How to use Lantronix Spider KVM with latest Java 8

I have a Lantronix Spider KVM (Keyboard-Video-Mouse) to remote control a machine over VGA and USB. It worked well in the past, but recently I got RFB: Unable to connect in the status bar of the Java ...
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Supermicro IPMIView KVM Console does not work at all

I can't get the Supermicro IPMIView version 2.* (any of them) to launch the KVM Console either in the IPMIView windows program nor any browser. Java, is installed (version 8, update 131) and I'm ...
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Remotely connect to Hyper-V guest before OS boot?

I have several guest VMs that use Truecrypt full disk encryption running on a Hyper-V host. What are my options to allow VM owners to enter their own password to boot the machine?
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Supermicro X10 motherboard with discrete GPU and onboard IPMI GPU and access via KVM

Is it possible to have both GPUs running and connected to displays at the same time (with mirrored displays for example) but then also connect via the IPMI iKVM to the built in GPU? I will need ...
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How to remote everything ( KVM like switch eg. VGA, usb Mouse and usb keyboard) over network / wifi [closed]

Does anyone know how i can forward mouse, keyboard and vga data over the web? So i can remotely control pc's like on a KVM switch? The only thing is, a KVM switch requires you to have a physical ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 Gen9 : does not detect USB keyboard/Mouse after legacy BIOS boot up

I have a HP proliant DL380 gen 9 which was working just fine, but after a reboot both the USB keyboard and mouse are no longer detected after the legacy BIOS startup. I tried to use them directly ...
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Network access to KVM adapter

I have a one end of a Fujitsu-Siemens KVM S2-Adapter PS/2 VGA connected to the local network and the ps2/vga to a server. I am wondering how I can establish a connection to this adapter or if I need ...
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KVM Through Patch Panels

I'm planning to add patch panels to our data center. We have around 30 machines connected directly to our switch today, and it's getting messy. The original installation was based on broadcast ...
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Can I configure IIS to display content from another *internal* IP?

I have three websites hosted on IIS, differentiated with host headers. I used to manage the server locally or through RDP, but I've recently purchased an IP KVM that I'd like to utilize to help ...
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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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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 VGA/...
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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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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 ...