Cisco UCS C-Series Servers Integrated Management Controller GUI Configuration Guide, Release 1.3
Managing Remote Presence
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Managing Remote Presence

Managing Remote Presence

This chapter includes the following sections:

Configuring Serial Over LAN

Serial over LAN enables the input and output of the serial port of a managed system to be redirected over IP. Configure and use serial over LAN on your server 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 drop-down list

    The baud rate the system uses for Serial over LAN communication. You can select one of the following:

    • 9600 bps
    • 19.2 kbps
    • 38.4 kbps
    • 57.6 kbps
    • 115.2 kbps
    Step 5   Click Save Changes.

    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.

      KVM Console

      The KVM console is an interface accessible from CIMC that emulates a direct keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) connection to the server. The KVM console allows you to connect to the server from a remote location.

      Instead of using CD/DVD or floppy drives physically connected to the server, the KVM console uses virtual media, which are actual disk drives or disk image files that are mapped to virtual CD/DVD or floppy drives. You can map any of the following to a virtual drive:

      • CD/DVD or floppy drive on your computer
      • Disk image files (ISO or IMG files) on your computer
      • USB flash drive on your computer
      • CD/DVD or floppy drive on the network
      • Disk image files (ISO or IMG files) on the network
      • USB flash drive on the network

      You can use the KVM console to install an OS on the server.


      Note


      When launching the KVM Console from Internet Explorer 6 SP1 on Windows Server 2003, the browser will report that it cannot download a required file. If this occurs, click the browser Tools menu and select Internet Options. Click the Advanced tab and, in the Security section, uncheck the checkbox for "Do not save encrypted pages to disk." Launch the KVM Console again.


      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 drop-down list

        The maximum number of concurrent KVM sessions allowed. You can select any number 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.

        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.

          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.