Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller Configuration Guide, Release 1.0(1x)
Managing Remote Presence
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Managing Remote Presence

Managing Remote Presence

This chapter includes the following sections:

Managing the Virtual KVM

Enabling the Virtual KVM

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with admin privileges to enable the virtual KVM.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Remote Presence.
Step 3   In the Remote Presence pane, click the Virtual KVM tab.
Step 4   On the Virtual KVM tab, check the Enabled check box.
Step 5   Click Save Changes.

Disabling the Virtual KVM

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with admin privileges to disable the virtual KVM.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Remote Presence.
Step 3   In the Remote Presence pane, click the Virtual KVM tab.
Step 4   On the Virtual KVM tab, uncheck the Enabled check box.
Step 5   Click Save Changes.

Configuring the Virtual KVM

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with admin privileges to configure the virtual KVM.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Remote Presence.
Step 3   In the Remote Presence pane, click the Virtual KVM tab.
Step 4   On the Virtual KVM tab, complete the following fields:
Name Description

Enabled check box

If checked, the virtual KVM is enabled.

Note   

The virtual media viewer is accessed through the KVM. If you disable the KVM console, CIMC also disables access to all virtual media devices attached to the host.

Max Sessions field

The maximum number of concurrent KVM sessions allowed.

Enter an integer between 1 and 4.

Active Sessions field

The number of KVM sessions running on the server.

Remote Port field

The port used for KVM communication.

Enable Video Encryption check box

If checked, the server encrypts all video information sent through the KVM.

Enable Local Server Video check box

If checked, the KVM session is also displayed on any monitor attached to the server.

Step 5   Click Save Changes.

Launching the KVM Console

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with user privileges to launch the KVM console.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Remote Presence.
Step 3   In the Remote Presence pane, click the Virtual KVM tab.
Step 4   In the Actions area, click Launch KVM Console.

The KVM console opens in a separate window.

Note   

When launching the KVM console with Microsoft Internet Explorer, the browser fails with the message "Internet Explorer was not able to open this Internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found." This error occurs with Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers with a specific setting.

From the Internet Explorer toolbar, select Tools -> Internet Options. The Internet Options dialog box appears. Select the Advanced tab and uncheck the Do not save encrypted pages to disk option.


Configuring Virtual Media

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with admin privileges to configure virtual media.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Remote Presence.
Step 3   In the Remote Presence pane, click the Virtual Media tab.
Step 4   In the Virtual Media Properties area, update the following properties:
Name Description

Enabled check box

If checked, virtual media is enabled.

Note   

If you clear this check box, all virtual media devices are automatically detached from the host.

Active Sessions field

The number of virtual media sessions currently running.

Enable Virtual Media Encryption check box

If checked, all virtual media communications are encrypted.

Step 5   Click Save Changes.

Configuring Serial Over LAN

Configure serial over LAN when you want to reach the host console with CIMC.

Before You Begin

You must log in as a user with admin privileges to configure serial over LAN.


Procedure
Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Server tab.
Step 2   On the Server tab, click Remote Presence.
Step 3   In the Remote Presence pane, click the Serial over LAN tab.
Step 4   In the Serial over LAN Properties area, update the following properties:
Name Description

Enabled check box

If checked, Serial over LAN is enabled on this server.

Baud Rate field

The baud rate the system uses for Serial over LAN communication.

Step 5   Click Save Changes.