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KVM over IP - Concepts

KVM Over IP

KVM Over IP is a hardware-based solution that enables remote access to the keyboard, video (screen) and mouse ports of a physical server. A unit plugs into these ports, and transmits their signals to a connected user through a network. This allows access to the machine even if the installed OS is not working properly, and opens up possibilities for debugging and more.

iDRAC

The Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller is the hardware allowing KVM Over IP, as well as other management and monitoring features, for Dell servers.

iLO card

The Integrated Lights-Out card is the hardware allowing KVM Over IP, as well as other management and monitoring features, for HP servers.

ISO file

An ISO file, also called ISO image, is an archive file that contains an identical copy of data stored usually on a physical optical disk, such as a CD or DVD. The name ISO file comes from the file system type used by optical media (usually ISO 9660). The ISO file can be distributed to be burned on an phyiscal disc or can be read directly by most operating systems or KVM over IP devices to install a operating system on a remote machine.

Tip:

Scaleway provides a wide range of operating systems available for installation on Dedibox servers equipped with a KVM over IP device. You can find a list of all available images at http://virtualmedia.online.net/. For more information how to install an operating system using the KVM device, refer to our dedicated documentation