How to use KVM on Supermicro servers

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Introduction

If you can’t log in on your server regularly you can use KVM (IPMI) to remotely access a console on your server, even to set up your BIOS or RAID controller. KVM may also be used if you want to manually install an OS from an ISO.

This article will describe how you can open the KVM console of your Supermicro server through our client area.

Prerequisites

Step 1: Log in to your client area

Log in to your client area via https://my.snel.com/clientarea/.

en-clientarea-login

Step 2: Select the server

Click on the server where you want to open the KVM console.

select budget server

Step 3: Open the KVM Page

Navigate to the KVM tab and click on Visit the KVM page.

client area kvm budget

Step 4: Log in to your KVM page

Use the login credentials which you can find on the KVM tab of your dedicated server in step 3.

kvm login credentials

supermicro kvm login

Step 5: Launch the virtual console

Navigate to Remote Control .

supermicro kvm dashbaord

Click on Launch Console.

supermicro launch console

Click on Keep.

supermicro kvm keep

Launch the jviewer.jnlp.

Launch jviewer

Run the application by clicking on Run.

run java applet

Step 6: Use the KVM console

You should now be able to use the KVM console.

supermicro kvm console

Conclusion

Congratulations, you should now be able to open the KVM console of your server. If you need to use right-click in the KVM console use this article on how you can emulate a right-click.

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