How do I use the netKVM

The netKVM is part of our Rescue System and allows you to access your server locally.

First, a virtual interface is loaded on your server, in which the server is started in a further step. The messages that your server outputs when starting can be monitored and influenced via a VNC connection.

This way, for example, it is possible to observe the error output on a self-compiled kernel or to boot another kernel. For Windows, the system can be loaded to the last restore point by pressing the F8 key during the boot process, or the system can be started in safe mode.

The start of the netKVM is divided into several steps as already mentioned. First, the virtualization environment needs to be loaded on your server. This is done analogously to our Rescue system by activating the button netKVM within the subresource Rescue system in our central customer management .

As soon as the loading of the virtualization environment has been completed, you can log into the virtualization environment by calling the displayed address in your browser with the user netKVM and the displayed password.

Via this homepage you can start your server by selecting the appropriate architecture. The above options can be adopted and offer only additional options which functions of the netKVM should provide or which password the netKVM expects. Please note in this connection that only one connection to your server is possible via the netKVM. Setting the password only makes sense if you leave the netKVM but leave it enabled to work on it later.

Special features of our netKVM

Due to the virtualization environment, Linux SATA hard drives are emulated as IDE hard drives. Within netKVM environment it is necessary to use / dev / hd * instead of / dev / sd *.