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How to use the Supermicro KVM

Reviewed on 19 February 2024Published on 16 July 2021

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

Requirements
  • You have an account and are logged into the Dedibox console
  • You have Java installed on your local computer
  • Your Dedibox server has a Supermicro KVM-over-IP device

Creating a KVM Session

  1. Access your Dedibox console and navigate to Server > Server List. This will display a list of your dedicated servers.
  2. Select the server you wish to access by clicking its name. This will open the server’s status page.
  3. Click 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. Then click Create to generate your credentials.
    Note

    Currently, only IPv4 addresses are accepted.

Once completed, 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 and log in using the credentials provided during access creation.

  2. In the KVM menu, click on Virtual Media > CD-ROM Image:

  3. Enter the image file path of your OS image:

    Tip

    You can find the image file path for your OS on our NAS.
    If your preferred OS is not available on the NAS, contact our support team for assistance.

  4. Launch the Java remote console by clicking on the preview screen on the homepage of the KVM device.

    Tip

    A Java security warning may appear. Validate it to launch the KVM applet.

  5. Reboot the server and press F11 to enter the boot menu:

  6. Select the boot device ATEN Virtual CDROM to boot from the ISO file:

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

Installing Windows network drivers

Microsoft Windows Server does not support the network adapter used in Supermicro servers by default. Follow these steps to manually install network drivers using the KVM-over-IP device:

  1. Create a Supermicro KVM session.
  2. Open the connection URL of the KVM in your web browser and log in using the provided credentials.
  3. Download the driver package from Supermicro to your local computer.
    Tip

    You can also download a local copy of the file directly onto your server using Scaleway’s NAS: https://virtualmedia.online.net/supermicro/CDR-A1-UP_1.00_for_Intel_A1_UP_platform.iso

  4. Access the KVM-over-IP device by clicking Remote Console Preview.
  5. Click Virtual Media > Virtual Storage. A pop-up will appear:
  6. Select ISO file and choose the downloaded ISO image. Then click Plug in > OK.
  7. Double-click on the CD-ROM drive in your Windows installation and launch the setup tool. Accept the terms and conditions and click Intel PRO Network Connections Drivers:
  8. Complete the installation of the network drivers using the setup wizard:
  9. Test the network connection of your Dedibox using the ping command:
See also
How to use DELL iDRAC 9How to use the Quanta Computer KVM
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