The mouse mode setting in Oracle ILOM must be set according to the requirements of the operating system that you are using to connect to the host console, either Absolute or Relative; otherwise, the on-screen mouse pointer will not track the mouse movements.
For Windows and Oracle Solaris operating systems, set the mouse mode to Absolute.
For the newer versions of Linux operating systems: Oracle Linux 6.x, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.x, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 or later, set the mouse mode to Absolute.
For the older versions of Linux operating systems: Oracle Linux 5.x, RHEL 5.x, and SLES 10, set the mouse mode to Relative and switch to Absolute if the mouse does not work properly.
For Oracle VM and VMware ESXi, mouse mode settings do not apply.
Note - Some versions of Oracle ILOM require the service processor (SP) to be reset before the change will take effect. You will be prompted by an Oracle ILOM message if your SP needs to be reset.