Every dedicated server is equipped with an IPMI controller, which grants remote power management and KVM access.
To open the KVM console, click the console icon in the top right corner of your server’s info page.
The console works directly in the browser and automatically adjusts to your screen size, and servers can be easily managed from tablets (phone screens are a bit too small).
Using the Console
The KVM console launches in a noVNC session in a modal window with a menu and three power-management buttons, which mimic the functions of the server's reset button:
- Power off
- Power on
There are two ways to move the virtual desktop:
- Drag the window to the desired location while holding down the Alt key and left mouse button
- Drag the window to the desired location while holding down the Shift key and left mouse button
To open the on-screen keyboard:
- Select Virtual Media from the menu.
- Click on the Virtual Keyboard menu item.
- The on-screen keyboard can be moved the same way as other noVNC windows.
The integrated keyboard lets you enter key combinations by pressing them in order (for example: Ctrl, Alt, and Del).
In the menu under Macro, you will find a list of key combinations which normally cannot be directly entered because they halt the system.
Mounting ISO Images
In the KVM console, you can install operating systems from your own or other ISO image files.
ISO images can be accessed from the KVM console. Open the Virtual Media menu and click Virtual Storage.
In the new window under Logical Drive Type, select ISO File and Open Image.
The user will have access to two folders: iso and private. Please note that the private folder will only appear after you've uploaded an image.
In the iso directory, you will find images that are available to all users.
In the private directory, you will find ISO images that are only available to one specific user and no one else. Users can contact tech support and request an image be uploaded to this directory, like a freebsd ISO, which can be used to mount and load the OS.
Select your file from the directory and click Open.
After choosing your image, click Plug in and then OK.
The selected image will be loaded.