How to use KVM on your VPS

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Learn how to use KVM on your VPS

In this article, you will learn how to access KVM (Kernal-based Virtual Machine) on a VPS server. You can use your KVM to turn Linux into a hypervisor. This will allow a host machine to run multiple virtual environments called guests or virtual machines (VMs).

Prerequisites

Step 1: Click on the client area link via our website

snel.com website

Step 2: Log in to your client area

log in clientarea

Step 3:  Services tab

Select the hamburger menu icon, then navigate to the Services tab by clicking on it. Then select yourVPS.

VPS tab select

After clicking on the services tab, you can select your desired VPS that you want manage with your KVM.

Select cloud vps

Step 4: Open your Console

Select the Console option next to the red arrow by clicking on it.  You will now see a new webpage, make sure that the page is loading. After it has been fully loaded, you will be connected to the KVM.

KVM select

Once you have connected to the KVM, you will notice a tab on the left with a small arrow on it. This is the Predefined keys tab that allows you to select predefined commands such as (Alt+Ctrl+Del, Win key…etc.).

Predefined keys select

After clicking on the predefined keys tab, you can choose which one you would like to use. If you don’t know which one you should use, then hover your cursor on the Icons and you will see a small information about the functionality of that certain key.

Predefined key selected

Conclusion

Congratulations, you have successfully connected to the KVM. You have learned where to find the predefined keys as well. Please remember that the usual way to connect to your Linux Server is through SSH. KVM is a second door to your server when you are not able to access the server the usual way.

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