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Oracle® ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 3.2.x

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Updated: April 2018
 
 

Requirements for Using the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus

The following requirements must be met prior to using the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus for the first time:

Table 62  Requirements for Using Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus
Set-Up Requirement
Description
Firmware
The Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus is available on Oracle servers that shipped with Oracle ILOM 3.2.1 or later.

Note -  Newer SPARC servers (S7-2 and later) support serial redirection mode only in the Oracle Remote System Console Plus. To redirect the host server keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) events to a graphical shared desktop display on newer SPARC servers, see Connecting to the Oracle ILOM Remote System VNC Console .

KVMS Settings
Configure SP local client properties for keyboard, mouse, and video redirection behavior.
KVMS Defaults:
KVMS State: Enabled, Mouse Mode: Absolute, Lock Mode: Disabled
Related Information:

Note - Absolute Mouse Mode is recommended for all host server operating systems, with the exception of a Linux-based operating system that does not include mouse driver support for Absolute mode. In this case, for Linux-based systems without driver support, Relative Mouse Mode should be configured. As of Oracle ILOM firmware version 3.2.2, the Mouse Mode property in Oracle ILOM is configurable.

Hardware Mouse Pointer Settings for Oracle Solaris 11 and Linux Operating Systems Using Relative Mouse Mode
To gain better control of the mouse pointer when Relative Mouse mode in is use, the default hardware mouse settings for Acceleration, Sensitivity, and Threshold should be modified by following these steps:
Step 1: Gain better control of the mouse: (Oracle Solaris and Linux OS)
  1. Start a redirection session to the host server.

    For details see, Launching and Using the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus.

  2. Log in to the host server desktop and launch a terminal window.

  3. In the terminal window, type: xset m 1 1 and press Enter.

  4. Click Mouse Sync in the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus redirection window.

Step 2: Make the mouse settings permanent: (Oracle Solaris and Linux OS)
  1. On the host OS system, click System > Preferences > Mouse.

  2. In the General tab of the Mouse dialog box, set the slowest parameter for Acceleration, the lowest parameter for Sensitivity, and the smallest parameter for threshold.

Related Information:
Hardware Mouse Pointer Settings for Windows Operating Systems Using Relative Mouse Mode
To gain better control of the mouse pointer when Relative Mouse mode is in use on a Windows-based operating system, disable the Mouse Hardware option for Enhanced Pointer Precision by following these steps:
  1. Click the Start > Control Panel > Mouse.

  2. In the Mouse Properties dialog box, click the Pointer Options tab.

  3. In the Pointer Options tab, disable the option for Enhanced Pointer Precision and click OK.

Java Runtime Environment
The Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus requires the Java Runtime Environment to be either Java 7 update 131 or later, Java 8, or Java 9. To download the latest Java Runtime Environment, go to http://java.com.

Note -  All Java versions support TLS v1.1 and v1.2. However, if a version prior to Java 7u131 is installed, you will need to manually enable TLS v1.1 and v1.2 , or update your system with a later Java version. For information about configuring TLS properties in Oracle ILOM, see Figure 38, Table 38, Web Server Configuration Properties.

Required JDK
  • For IPv4 networks, a 32-bit or 64-bit JDK is required.

  • For IPv6 networks, a 32-bit or 64-bit JDK170b36 or higher is required.

User Roles and Host Server User Credentials
  • The Admin (a) role is required in Oracle ILOM to modify the KVMS service State.

  • The Console (c) role is required in Oracle ILOM to modify KVMS properties (excluding the service State property) and to launch the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus.

  • Host server user credentials are required to access the redirected host server operating system desktop.

Web Browser Support
For a list of supported web browsers, see Supported Web Browsers for Oracle ILOM.
Video Redirection and Serial Redirection Use
When launching the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus, users can launch a remote KVMS session using one of the following redirection methods:
  • Serial Redirection (Oracle SPARC servers only) – This option is only available for Oracle SPARC server SPs. When it is enabled, the serial-line redirection option supports a full-control text-based console session for the primary user and a view-only text-based console session for all other serial-line users that are currently signed in to the server SP.

  • Video Redirection – This option is available for Oracle x86 server SPs and SPARC server SPs. When it is enabled, the video redirection option supports a full-control GUI console session for the primary user and a view-only GUI console session for other signed-in users for each server SP.

Maximum Redirection Sessions
  • Maximum Serial-Line Redirection Sessions – A maximum of one serial-line redirection session, per SP, can be launched from the Oracle ILOM Redirection page..

  • Video Redirection – By default, a maximum of four video redirection sessions, per SP, can be launched from the Oracle ILOM Redirection page. However, to prevent other signed-in video session users on the SP from viewing confidential data during a video session, you can set the Maximum Client Session Count property to 1. For instructions on how to modify the maximum number of video sessions launched from an SP, see Modify KVMS Maximum Client Session Count (Optional).

Communication TCP/IP Ports Required
The Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus uses the following TCP/IP communication ports by default:
  • Port: 5120 for non-SSL encrypted storage media redirection

  • Port: 5555 for SSL encrypted storage media, video, and user authentication redirection

For a complete list of default network ports, see Default Network Ports Used by Oracle ILOM.
Keyboard Support
Trusted SSL Certificate Support
As of Oracle ILOM firmware version 3.2.8, additional certificate checks will occur if the self-signed Default SSL Certificate is in use. For further information about these certificate checks, see: Resolving Warning Messages for Self-Signed SSL Certificate .