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How to use the KVM DELL iDRAC 8

Reviewed on 12 February 2024Published on 16 July 2021

This page shows you how to use KVM on a Dedibox with DELL iDRAC 8.

Before you start

To complete the actions presented below, you must have:

  • A Dedibox account logged into the console
  • Installed Java on your local computer
  • A Dedibox server with a DELL iDRAC 8 KVM-over-IP device

Creating an iDRAC 8 session

  1. Click Server > Server List in your Dedibox console. The list of your dedicated servers displays.
  2. Click the name of the server you want to access. The server’s status page displays.
  3. Click iDRAC in the menu on the right. A pop-up displays.
  4. Accept the terms for iDRAC access by clicking I Accept.
  5. Enter the authorized IPv4 address for the iDRAC connection. The IP address of your internet connection is already pre-filled in the form. Then click Create to generate your credentials.

    Currently, only IPv4 addresses are accepted.

The connection URL and your credentials display. Click on the link to access the iDRAC interface.

Accessing the KVM-over-IP device

  1. Open the connection URL of your iDRAC in your web browser, then log in using the credentials displayed during access creation.

  2. Click Launch in the Virtual Console Preview section of the dashboard. A Java Web Start file is downloaded.

  3. Launch the Java web start file. The virtual console window displays.


    Your Java security settings should be set to Low to execute the Java applet.

  4. Click Virtual Media > Connect Virtual Media.

  5. Click Virtual Media > Map CD/DVD …. A pop-up displays.

  6. Select the installation ISO file on your computer by clicking Browse. Then click Map Device and reboot the server.

  7. Press F12 during the boot process to enter the boot manager. Then select the virtual CD-ROM drive.

    Your server boots from the ISO file, and you can complete the installation of your operating system.


The boot process may take a while, depending on your internet connection’s available upstream bandwidth.

See also
How to how to use DELL iDRAC 7How to how to use DELL iDRAC 9
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