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How to use the QuantaPlex KVM

Reviewed on 19 February 2024Published on 16 July 2021

This page shows you how to use KVM on a QuantaPlex Dedibox.

Requirements
  • You have an account and are logged into the Dedibox console
  • Your Dedibox server has a Quanta Computer QuantaPlex KVM-over-IP device

Creating a KVM Session

  1. Navigate to Server > Server List in your Dedibox console to view the list of your dedicated servers.
  2. Click the name of the server you wish to access. This will open the server’s status page.
  3. Click on KVM OVER IP on the right-hand menu. A pop-up window will appear.
  4. Confirm your acceptance of the terms for KVM access by clicking I Accept.
  5. Provide the authorized IPv4 address for the KVM connection. The form will autofill with the IP address of your current internet connection. Proceed by clicking Create to generate your credentials.
    Note

    Currently, only IPv4 addresses are supported.

Upon completion, the connection URL and your credentials will be displayed. Click on the provided link to access the KVM interface.

Accessing the KVM-over-IP device

  1. Open the connection URL of your KVM in your web browser, then log in using the credentials provided during access creation.
  2. Navigate to Remote Control in the side menu of the BMC device.
  3. Click Launch KVM on the Remote Control page:
  4. In the KVM window, click Browse File and select your operating system’s ISO file.
  5. Click Start Media to mount the virtual drive and reboot the machine:
  6. During the boot process, press F11 to enter the boot menu:

Select the boot device AMI Virtual CDROM0 to boot from the ISO file:

The server will boot into installation mode. Follow the operating system’s installation wizard to complete the installation.

See also
How to use the Quanta Computer KVMHow to disable boot errors using iDRAC
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