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Huawei Rack Server iBMC (V260 to V278) User Guide 12

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HTML5 Integrated Remote Console

HTML5 Integrated Remote Console

Function Description

With the HTML5 integrated remote virtual console, you can access and manage a server remotely, install or repair the OS, and install drivers on the server.

NOTE:

Only V5 servers support the HTML5 Integrated Remote Console.

With the Integrated Remote 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 3-71describes the icons on the KVM screen.

Table 3-71 Icon description

Icon

Description

Locks the toolbar.

Hides the toolbar.

Shows the server desktop in full-screen mode.

Cancels the full-screen display of the server desktop.

Displays the power control menu, which includes the following:

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

Sets the first boot device for the OS. It provides the following options:

  • No Override: Click this option to boot the OS from the default first boot device specified on the BIOS.
  • Hard Drive: Click this option to boot the OS from the hard drive.
  • DVD-ROM: Click this option to boot the OS from the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
  • FDD/Removable Device: Click this option to boot the OS from a virtual floppy disk drive (FDD) or removable device.
  • PXE: Click this option to boot the OS from the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE).
  • BIOS Setup: Click this option to display the BIOS Setup menu upon server startup.

Sends or customizes combination keys. The combination keys are described as follows:

  • Alt+Tab: switches between running applications.
  • Ctrl+Esc: expands or collapses the Start menu.
  • Ctrl+Shift: switches between input methods.
  • Ctrl+Space: enables or disables an input method.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Del: locks the OS window, logs out a user, changes the password, opens Task Manager, or restarts 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.

Records a video for the operations performed on the server.

Customizes the client keyboard. By default, the iBMC automatically selects the type of the client keyboard to be used. If the keyboard automatically selected does not function well, you can manually specify the keyboard type.

  • English (US): Use the English (US) keyboard.
  • Japanese: Use the Japanese keyboard.
  • French: Use the French keyboard.
  • Italian: Use the Italian keyboard.
NOTE:
  • Only iBMC V298 and later versions support this button and related settings.
  • From iBMC V350, the keyboard can be forcibly set to Italian keyboard.

Displays help information.

Adjusts the image clarity of the server desktop.

GUI

Choose Remote Console from the main menu, and click HTML5 Integrated Remote Console (private) or HTML5 Integrated Remote Console (Shared).

The KVM screen is displayed.

NOTE:

If you click HTML5 Integrated Remote Console (Shared), 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 3-42. Table 3-72 describes the areas.

Figure 3-42 KVM screen
Table 3-72 Areas on the KVM screen

No.

Area

Function

1

Toolbar

The icons on the toolbar can be used to remotely manage the server.

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 the prompt information of the real-time desktop as well as the communication data between the server and the local PC, IP address, and product serial number of the server.

Procedure

Powering On the Server

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

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.
  • Select a power-off mode based on your requirements. For details about the difference between the power-off modes, see Power Control in the iBMC User Guide.

On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar and choose Forced Power Off or Power Off.

The server is powered off.

Forcibly Resetting or Power Cycling the Server

  • A forced reset or power cycle may damage user programs or unsaved data.
  • 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 in the iBMC User Guide.

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

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.

Setting the First Boot Device for the OS

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

    The boot device options are displayed.

  2. Choose the first boot device as required.

    For details about the options, see Table 3-71.

Sending a Combination Key

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

    The combination key dialog box is displayed.

  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.

Accelerating the Remote Mouse

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

The USB keyboard and mouse are reset.

Specifying the Client Keyboard

On the KVM screen, click on the toolbar and select the keyboard to be used.

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 screen shown in Figure 3-43 is displayed.

    Figure 3-43 Mounting a DVD-ROM drive

  1. Select Image File.
  2. Click .

    The Open dialog box on the local PC is displayed.

  3. Select the *.iso file and click Connect.

    The screen shown in Figure 3-43 is displayed.

    The image file is successfully loaded to the server.

    NOTE:
    • To load another image file, click Eject, select the *.iso file to be loaded, and click Insert.
    • To dismount the DVD-ROM drive, click Disconnect.

Mounting a File

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

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

    The screen shown in Figure 3-44 is displayed.

    Figure 3-44 Mounting a file on the local PC

  1. Select Local File.
  1. Click .

    The Open dialog box on the local PC is displayed.

  2. Select the file to be mounted.

    The screen shown in Figure 3-44 is displayed.

  3. Click Connect.

    The file on the PC is successfully mounted to the server.

    NOTE:
    • After the file is successfully mounted, you can open and view the file on the server OS.
    • To dismount the file, click Disconnect.

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.

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

    The screen shown in Figure 3-45 is displayed.

    Figure 3-45 Mounting an Image file through the virtual FDD

  1. Click .

    The Open dialog box on the local PC is displayed.

  2. Select the *.img file and click Connect.

    The screen shown in Figure 3-45 is displayed.

  3. Click Connect.

    The image file is successfully mounted 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.

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.

    When the icon changes to , the video recording starts.

  2. Click to stop the recording.

    The video file is automatically downloaded and saved to the local PC.

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

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