How to use KVM (iDRAC) on Dell servers

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Introduction

If your server is inaccessible via the normal means (SSH), you can utilize KVM (iDRAC) to remotely access your server’s console. You can even configure your BIOS or RAID controller. Additionally, you can use your KVM to manually install an operating system from an ISO.

In this article, you will learn how to access the KVM console on a Dell server via the client panel.

Prerequisites

Step 1: Log in to your client area

“Log in to your client panel via the URL below:
https://my.snel.com/clientarea/.

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Step 2: Select the server

Click on the server for which you want to open the KVM console.

Step 3: Open IPMI/BMC Console

Click on More and scroll down until you see IPMI/BMC Console.

 

Step 4: Login to iDRAC

After clicking on IPMI/BMC Console, you will be directed to the iDRAC login page. The login credentials are automatically filled in by clicking on “Login” and “Password.”

Before clicking “Login” or “Password”, ensure that you have selected the appropriate field; otherwise, the entry fields will remain blank.

Step 5: Use the KVM console in iDRAC

Click on Start the Virtual Console.

Conclusion

Congratulations, you can now access the KVM console of your Dell server. If you wish to enable right-click functionality in the KVM console, you can refer to this article to learn how to emulate the right-click.

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