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FusionServer Pro E9000 Server iBMC (Earlier Than V250) User Guide 31

This document describes the underlying management software Intelligent Baseboard Management Controller (iBMC) of the servers.
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Remote

Remote

Function Description

The Remote page allows you to access and manage the server using the integrated or independent remote console. You can also view and configure settings of the remote console and virtual media.

GUI

Choose Remote from the main menu.

The Remote page is displayed.



Parameter Description

Table 2-60 Parameters on the Remote page

Parameter

Description

Remote Connection

Download

The Remote Virtual Console requires Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to be installed. Click download to download it.

More information

Click More information for more information about the remote console.

Remote Virtual Console (Shared Mode)

Shared mode allows two users to simultaneously use the remote console to access and perform operations on the server. Each user can view the operations performed by the other user.

Remote Virtual Console (Private Mode)

Private mode allows only one user to use the remote console to access and perform operations on the server.

Independent Remote Console

Download

Independent Remote Console (IRC) allows users to access and manage the server in real time. The IRC does not depend on the browser, OS, or JRE version.

Set KVM Encryption

KVM Encryption

Function for encrypting KVM data before transmission.

If this function is enabled, KVM data is encrypted by using the AES128 algorithm before being transmitted between the server and the client.

By default, KVM data encryption is disabled. For security purposes, enable this function.

VMM Encryption

Function for encrypting virtual media before transmission.

VMM encryption can be enabled only after KVM encryption has been enabled and saved. If VMM encryption is enabled, virtual media data is encrypted by using the AES128 algorithm before being transmitted between the server and the client.

By default, VMM encryption is disabled. For security purposes, enable this function.

Set Keyboard and Mouse

Keyboard and Mouse

Function for enabling or disabling persistent keyboard and mouse connection.

  • If this function is enabled, the iBMC virtual keyboard and mouse are always connected to the iBMC UHCI USB controller.

  • If this function is disabled, the iBMC virtual keyboard and mouse are dynamically connected to the iBMC UHCI controller only when a Remote Console application is started and connected to the iBMC. This allows energy savings when the server OS is idle and no virtual USB keyboard and mouse are connected.

Default value: Enable.

Local KVM Setting

Enable Setting

Function for enabling or disabling the local KVM.

  • Enable: Both the local KVM and the Remote Virtual Console can be used to access the server.

  • Disable: Only the Remote Virtual Console can be used to access the server.

Default value: Enable.

Set Remote Console Timeout Period

Timeout Period

Maximum idle time (in minutes) after the last operation (including data read operations on the virtual CD-ROM drive) on the remote console. If no operation is performed within the specified time, the system automatically disconnects from the remote console.

Value range: 0 to 480

The value 0 indicates unlimited time.

KVM Properties

Maximum Number of KVM Sessions

Maximum number of users who are allowed to use the KVM to connect to the system. This parameter has a fixed value of 2.

Number of Activated Sessions

Number of users who are concurrently connected to the server by using the KVM.

IP Address

IP address for users to access the server by using the Remote Virtual Console.

Link Mode

Connection mode for users to access the server using the Remote Virtual Console.
  • Remote Virtual Console (Shared Mode): allows two users to simultaneously access and manage the server. Each user can view the operations performed by the other user.
  • Remote Virtual Console (Private Mode): allows only one user to access and manage the server.

Delete Link

Click to stop the ongoing connection established by another user.

Virtual Media Properties

Maximum Number of Virtual Media Sessions

Maximum number of concurrent users who are allowed to use the virtual media (virtual DVD-ROM drive or floppy disk drive) of the Remote Virtual Console. This parameter has a fixed value of 1.

Number of Activated Sessions

Number of users who are currently using the virtual media (virtual DVD-ROM drive or floppy disk drive) of the Remote Virtual Console.

Delete Current Link

Stops the ongoing connection established by another user.

Table 2-61 lists the OS, web browser, and JRE versions supporting the Remote Virtual Console.
NOTE:
  • If the language of the browser you use to log in to the iBMC WebUI is not Chinese, English, or Japanese, upgrade the iBMC to 2.60 or later. Otherwise, the login page may fail to display.

  • Download the JRE of a required version from the official website.
  • If the JRE version is 1.7 or 1.8 and the remote console application is stopped when you attempt to start it, refer to Failed to Open the Remote Virtual Console.
Table 2-61 Running environment

OS

Browser

JRE

Windows 7 32-bit

Windows 7 64-bit

Internet Explorer 9.0 to 11.0

JRE 1.7 U45

JRE 1.8 U45

JRE 1.8 U144

Mozilla Firefox 39.0 to 54.0

Google Chrome 21.0 to 44.0

Windows 8 32-bit

Windows 8 64-bit

Internet Explorer 10.0 to 11.0

JRE 1.7 U45

JRE 1.8 U45

JRE 1.8 U144

Mozilla Firefox 39.0 to 54.0

Google Chrome 21.0 to 44.0

Windows 10 64-bit

Internet Explorer 11.0

JRE 1.8 U45

JRE 1.8 U144

Mozilla Firefox 39.0 to 54.0

Windows 2012 R2 64-bit

Internet Explorer 11.0

JRE 1.8 U45

JRE 1.8 U144

Mozilla Firefox 39.0 to 54.0

Windows 2016 64-bit

Internet Explorer 11.0

JRE 1.8 U45

JRE 1.8 U144

Mozilla Firefox 39.0 to 54.0

Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit

Internet Explorer 9.0 to 11.0

JRE 1.7 U45

JRE 1.8 U45

JRE 1.8 U144

Mozilla Firefox 39.0 to 54.0

Google Chrome 21.0 to 44.0

Windows Server 2012 64-bit

Internet Explorer 10.0 to 11.0

JRE 1.7 U45

JRE 1.8 U45

JRE 1.8 U144

Mozilla Firefox 39.0 to 54.0

Google Chrome 21.0 to 44.0

Red Hat 6.0 64-bit

Mozilla Firefox 39.0 to 54.0

JRE 1.7 U45

JRE 1.8 U45

JRE 1.8 U144

MAC OS X v10.7

Safari 8.0

JRE 1.7 U45

JRE 1.8 U45

JRE 1.8 U144

Mozilla Firefox 39.0 to 54.0

Procedure

Opening the Remote Virtual Console

NOTE:
When entering the OS or BIOS password on the Virtual Remote Console:
  • If the keyboard in use complies with the OS keyboard setting, use the actual keyboard.
  • If the keyboard in use does not comply with the OS keyboard setting, use the OS keyboard.

You can open the Remote Virtual Console in any of the following ways:

  • On the Remote page, click Remote Virtual Console (Shared Mode) or Remote Virtual Console (Private mode).

    The shared mode allows two users to simultaneously use the remote console to access and perform operations on the server. Each user can view the operations performed by the other user.

    The private mode allows only one user to use the remote console to access and perform operations on the server. If you select this mode, the manual screenshot function is unavailable.

  • Open the browser and enter:

    • https://IPaddress/remoteconsole
    • https://IPaddress/kvmvmm.asp
    • https://IPaddress/bmc/pages/remote/kvm.php
    • https://IPaddress/login.html?redirect_type=1
    NOTE:
    IPaddress indicates the iBMC IP address.

    The iBMC WebUI login page is displayed. Perform the following operations:

    1. Select the language to be used.

    2. Enter the user name and password.

      The default user name is root, and the default password is Huawei12#$.

    3. Select This iBMC or LDAP as required.

    4. Click Log In.

Viewing the Number of Sessions

  1. On the menu bar, choose Remote.

    The Remote page is displayed.

  2. View the maximum number of sessions and the number of active sessions for the KVM and virtual media.

Enabling KVM Data Encryption

  1. On the Remote page, click the Enable option button next to KVM Encryption, and click Save.

Enabling VMM Data Encryption

  1. On the Remote page, click the Enable option button next to VMM Encryption, and click Save.

Enabling Persistent Keyboard and Mouse Connection

  1. On the Remote page, click the Enable option button next to Configuring The Persistent Keyboard And Mouse > Enable Setting, and click Save.

Disabling the Local KVM

  1. On the Remote page, select Disable under Local KVM Setting and click Save.

Setting the Remote Console Timeout Period

  1. On the Remote page, set Timeout Period to the maximum interval between two consecutive sessions. For details about this parameter, see Table 2-60.
  2. Click Save.

    If "Operation Successful" is displayed, the setting is successful.

Disconnecting the Current Session

  1. On the Remote page, click Delete on the right of Delete Current Link to disconnect the session established by another user.

    "Clicking Yes will stop the session established by another user, Are you sure you want to continue" is displayed.

  2. Click Yes.

Remote Virtual Console

Function Description

The Remote Virtual Console allows you to remotely access and manage the server. You can install and restore the OS and install drivers on the server.

With the Remote Virtual Console:

  • You can use the keyboard and mouse of the local PC to remotely manage the server.
  • You can enable the server to remotely access the local PC over a network using a virtual floppy disk drive (FDD) or DVD-ROM drive. To the server, the use of the virtual FDD or virtual DVD-ROM drive is the same as the user of a physical USB device.
    NOTE:

    The media on the local PC can be a local FDD or DVD-ROM drive, or a floppy disk or DVD image file stored on the local PC or network drive.

Table 2-62 describes the icons on the KVM screen.

Table 2-62 Icons on the KVM screen

Icon

Description

Locks the toolbar.

Hides the toolbar.

Shows the server desktop in full-screen mode.

NOTE:

To switch from full-screen mode to windowed mode, move the pointer to the top of the full-screen or press Ctrl+Alt+Shift to display the tool bar and press .

Synchronizes the mouse location.

NOTE:

This button is available on the toolbar only when the server desktop is displayed in full screen mode.

Changes the mouse mode.

NOTE:

This button is available on the toolbar only when the server desktop is displayed in full screen mode.

Returns to the server desktop in windowed mode.

NOTE:

This button is available on the toolbar only when the server desktop is displayed in full screen mode.

Displays the power control menu, which includes the following:

  • Power On
  • Forced Power Off
  • Normal Power Off
  • Forced System Reset
  • Forced Power Cycle

Records a video for the operations performed on the server.

Controls the server mouse. The control operations include the following:

  • Mouse Acceleration

    Accelerates the mouse on the server desktop to synchronize it with the mouse on the local PC.

    NOTE:
    The SUSE versions earlier than SUSE 12 do not support mouse acceleration.
  • Single Mouse

    Hides the mouse on the local PC and displays only the mouse on the server desktop.

  • Mouse & Key Reset

    Simulates the removal and installation of a USB keyboard and mouse. When the keyboard and mouse on the server desktop stop responding, you can click Mouse & Key Reset to restore them.

Default setting: Mouse Acceleration

NOTE:

If Mouse Acceleration and Single Mouse are not selected, the mouse of the server desktop and the mouse of the local PC will be displayed and are not synchronized.

Selects and uses a virtual DVD-ROM drive.

Selects and uses a virtual FDD.

Uses a DVD-ROM drive or FDD to create an image file.

Sends or customizes combination keys.

Image Clarity

Adjusts the image clarity of the server desktop.

Indicates the status of the Num Lock key on the server.

Indicates the status of the Caps Lock key on the server.

Indicates the status of the Scroll Lock key on the server.

If you press Ctrl+S by mistake after entering the Linux character mode, the screen is locked. Press Scroll Lock to unlock the screen.

NOTE:
If a keyboard input error occurs when you manage the server using the Remote Virtual Console, check the status of the , , and icons first.

Displays help information.

Note: The icons on the Remote Virtual Console screen and their functions vary according to the server model.

Figure 2-20 shows the process for using a virtual DVD-ROM drive on the toolbar. The process for using an image file or virtual FDD is similar to this process.

Figure 2-20 Process
GUI

Choose Remote from the main menu, and click Remote Virtual Console (shared mode) or Remote Virtual Console (private mode).

The KVM screen is displayed.

NOTE:
If you click Remote Virtual Console (shared mode), two users are allowed to simultaneously access and perform operations on the server. Each user can view the operations performed by the other user, which causes security risks.

The KVM screen consists of three areas, as shown in Figure 2-21. Table 2-63 describes the areas.

Figure 2-21 KVM screen

Table 2-63 Areas on the KVM screen

No.

Area

Function

1

Toolbar

The icons on the toolbar can be used to remotely manage the server. For details about the icons, see Table 2-62.

2

Server desktop

You can use the mouse and keyboard on your local PC to manage the server on a real-time basis.

3

Status bar

Displays tips for the server desktop and data about communication between the server and the local PC on a real-time basis.

Procedure

Sending a Combination Key

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar.

    The combination key dialog box is displayed. The combination keys are described as follows:

    • Ctrl+Shift: switches between input methods.
    • Ctrl+Esc: expands or collapses the Start menu.
    • Ctrl+Alt+Del: locks the OS window, logs out a user, changes the password, opens Task Manager, or restarts the server.
    • Alt+Tab: switches between running applications.
    • Ctrl+Space: enables or disables an input method.
    • ResetKeyboad: simulates the release of a key on the keyboard.
  2. Click a combination key.

    The server performs the operation defined for the combination key.

NOTE:

If you want to customize a combination key, enter the keys in the text box next to Custom and click Send.

Mounting a DVD-ROM Drive

Mount the DVD-ROM drive on the local PC to the server.

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar.

    The dialog box shown in Figure 2-22 is displayed.

    Figure 2-22 Mounting a virtual DVD-ROM drive

  2. Select CD/DVD.
  3. Select the drive letter of the DVD-ROM drive on the local PC from the drop-down list, for example, G:.
  4. Click Connect.

    The DVD-ROM drive of the local PC is mounted to the server.

    NOTE:

    To dismount the DVD-ROM drive, click Disconnect. Then, click Yes in the Confirm dialog box displayed.

Loading an Image File from the Local PC Through the Virtual DVD-ROM Drive

Mount the DVD-ROM drive on the local PC and load an image file from the local PC to the server.

Before performing this operation, ensure that an *.iso image file is available on the local PC.

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar.

    The dialog box shown in Figure 2-22 is displayed.

  2. Select Image File.
  3. Click Browse.

    The Open dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select the image file on the local PC, and click Open.

    The dialog box shown in Figure 2-22 is displayed.

  5. Click Connect.

    The virtual DVD-ROM drive is successfully mounted to the server and the image file is successfully loaded.

    NOTE:
    • To load another image file, click Eject to eject the existing DVD image file, select the new DVD image file, and click Insert.

    • To dismount the virtual DVD-ROM drive, click Disconnect. Then, click Yes in the Confirm dialog box.

Mounting a Virtual FDD

Mount the FDD on the local PC to the server.

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar.

    The dialog box shown in Figure 2-23 is displayed.

    Figure 2-23 Mounting a virtual FDD

  2. Select Floppy.
  3. Select the drive letter of the FDD on the local PC from the drop-down list, for example, A:.
  4. Select the Write Protect check box.
    NOTE:

    Write Protect is a mechanism that prevents alteration or erasure of important data. If Write Protect is selected, data cannot be written to the specified FDD.

  5. Click Connect.

    The FDD is mounted to the server.

    NOTE:

    To dismount the FDD, click Disconnect. Then, click Yes in the Confirm dialog box.

Loading an Image File from the Local PC Through the Virtual FDD

Mount the FDD of the local PC and load an image file from the local PC to the server.

Before performing this operation, ensure that an *.img file is available on the local PC.

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar.

    The dialog box shown in Figure 2-23 is displayed.

  2. Select Image File.
  3. Click Browse.

    The Open dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select the image file on the local PC, and click Open.

    The dialog box shown in Figure 2-23 is displayed.

  5. Click Connect.

    The image file is successfully loaded to the server.

    NOTE:
    • To load another image file, click Eject to eject the existing virtual FDD, select the new image file, and click Insert.

    • To dismount the virtual FDD, click Disconnect. Then, click Yes in the Confirm dialog box.

Creating an Image File

Create an image file with the help of the floppy disk on the FDD or DVD-ROM on the DVD-ROM drive of the local PC. The created image file is stored on the local PC.

Before performing this operation, ensure that a floppy disk has been inserted into the FDD or a DVD-ROM has been inserted into the DVD-ROM drive of the local PC.

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar.

    The dialog box shown in Figure 2-24 is displayed.

    Figure 2-24 Creating an image file

  2. Select the drive letter of the FDD or DVD-ROM drive on the local PC from the Driver drop-down list.
  3. Click Browse. The Save As dialog box is displayed.
  4. Specify a directory for saving the image file, and enter the file name in the File Name text box.
    NOTE:

    You can create only *.iso image files using the DVD-ROM drive and *.img image files using the FDD.

  5. Click Save.

    The dialog box shown in Figure 2-24 is displayed.

  6. Click Make.

    Progress indicates the progress of the image file creation.

    NOTE:

    To stop creating an image file, click Stop.

Mounting a Virtual Directory

Mount the directories on the local PC to the server so that the server can access the local directories in read-only mode.

Before mounting a directory, copy the required files to the directory. After the directory is mounted, you cannot add files to the directory or delete files from it.
  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar.

    The dialog box shown in Figure 2-25 is displayed.

    Figure 2-25 Mounting a virtual directory

  2. Click the Directory option button.
  3. Click Browse.

    The dialog box for selecting a local directory is displayed.

  4. Select the directory and click Open.
  5. Click Connect.
    NOTE:
    • If the connection is successful, the virtual directory is displayed in the server OS list. You can copy files from this directory.
    • To dismount the virtual directory, click Disconnect.

Powering On the Server

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar, and choose Power On from the menu.

    The Confirm dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Yes.

    The server is powered on.

    NOTE:

    The server power-on time varies depending on the server configuration.

Powering Off the Server

Before powering off the server, ensure that all services are stopped.

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar, and choose Normal Power Off from the menu.

    The Confirm dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Yes.

    The server is powered off.

    NOTE:
    • A forced power-off may cause data loss or damage to programs. Forcibly power off the server only when necessary.
    • Select a power-off mode based on your requirements. For details about the difference between the power-off modes, see Power Control.

Forcibly Resetting or Power Cycling the Server

  • Before forcefully resetting the system or forcefully power cycling the server, ensure that no service risk exists.

  • Select a reset mode (Forced System Reset or Forced Power Cycle) based on service requirements. For details about the difference between the two modes, see Power Control.

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar, and choose Forced System Reset or Forced Power Cycle from the menu.

    The Confirm dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Yes.
    The server starts to reset or powers off and then powers on.
    NOTE:

    The reset or power cycle duration varies depending on the server configuration.

Resetting the Keyboard and Mouse

Simulate the removal and installation of a USB keyboard and mouse when the keyboard and mouse on the server desktop stop responding.

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar, and choose Mouse & Key Reset from the menu.

    The Confirm dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Yes.

    The USB keyboard and mouse are reset.

Recording a Video of the Server Desktop

Record a video of the desktop displayed on the Remote Virtual Console.

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar.

    The Confirm dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Yes.

    The Save As dialog box is displayed.

  3. Select a directory for saving the video file to be recorded, and enter a file name in the File Name text box.
  4. Click Save.

    The KVM screen is displayed, and the video recording starts.

  5. After the video is recorded, click .

    The Confirm dialog box is displayed.

  6. Click Yes.

    The video file is saved to the specified directory.

The video file is a .rep file. You can play the video file on the Play Back page.

Using a Single Mouse

If the mouse on the local PC is not synchronized with the server desktop, use the single-mouse function to hide the mouse on the local PC and display only the mouse of the server desktop on the KVM screen.

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar, and choose Single Mouse from the menu.

    The Confirm dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Yes.

    Only the mouse on the server desktop is displayed on the KVM screen.

Accelerating the Remote Mouse

Accelerate the mouse on the server desktop to synchronize it with the mouse on the local PC.

  1. On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar, and choose Mouse Acceleration from the menu.

    The Confirm dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Yes.

    The server mouse is synchronized with the mouse on the local PC.

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