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Oracle® ILOM Administrator's Guide for Configuration and Maintenance Firmware Release 4.0.x

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Updated: July 2020

KVMS Menu Options

Menu Option
The Storage option when selected opens the Storage Device dialog box.
Storage Media Usage Considerations
  • The Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application must be able to control the media device exclusively. No other process or application on the client can access, use, or probe the media device. If another process or application is using the media device while attempting to redirect the media device, the following message appears: Unable to open the drive exclusively. In this case, you must wait until the other process is done before you can attempt to redirect the storage device.

  • Supported storage media includes: physical optical drives (CD/DVD), physical floppy drives, and ISO images, which include single-session DVD ISO. In addition, USB floppy drives and USB memory sticks are supported.

  • Physical (or ISO) CDs or DVDs can be as large as the media permits (up to 600 MB for CD, 4.7 GB for DVD). The maximum floppy disk capacity can be as large as 1.44 MB.

  • Successful redirection of auto-detected storage devices requires that: 1) bootable media is present in the device; and 2) Administrator (Windows) or root (Linux) privileges on the host client are enabled to exclusively control the redirected storage device.

  • Storage media cannot be physically ejected during redirection. To change the redirected media, you must disconnect the redirected device prior to establishing another storage redirection in the Storage Device dialog box.

  • For Linux clients, multiple ISO images will not auto-mount on the host operating system. For these cases, the ISO images must be manually mounted upon starting the redirection and then manually unmounted upon stopping the redirection.

  • When you change a floppy disk, you should wait at least 5 seconds after ejecting the floppy to insert the new floppy; otherwise, the contents of the ejected floppy appear instead of the contents of the newly inserted floppy.

  • If you are installing software from distribution media (for example, a CD or DVD), ensure that the media is inserted in the local client redirected drive.

  • If you are installing software from an ISO DVD image, ensure that the ISO DVD image is stored on the local client or on a shared network file system.

USB Media Usage Considerations
  • When redirecting an 8 GB NTFS memory stick on a RHEL 4.8 32-bit client, the client system might take some time to detect and load the 8 GB NTFS memory stick.

  • The Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus application must have full control to the USB device. No other process or application on the client can access, use, or probe the device while attempting to redirect the device.

    For example, active processes such as the McAfee Endpoint process running on a Windows 7 client, or the Hardware Access Layer Daemon (HALD) process running on an Oracle Solaris client could prevent the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus from gaining exclusive access to the storage device. If this occurs, you will likely need to disable (stop) the other process to permit the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus exclusive access to the device.

  • Windows client users must login in as Administrator to gain full-control of a local USB device.

  • Prior to using the Storage Device dialog box on an SLES11SP1 client, you should use the command line to mount a USB memory stick, or to remove the mount point for a USB memory stick.

  • When redirecting a USB memory stick from a Linux client, the USB memory stick is not a supported bootable device.

Virtual Keyboard
The Virtual Keyboard option opens a Virtual Keyboard dialog box. By default, the language for the virtual keyboard is English. You can change the language in the Preference menu (see Preference Menu Options).
Virtual Keyboard Usage Consideration
  • The Lock key, when enabled, will enable these special keys: shift, alt, ctrl, context, and windows. To release the special keys, disable the Lock key.

Turn Local Monitor On
Turn Local Monitor Off
The Turn Local Monitor On and Turn Local Monitor Off options control the display of the local monitor that is attached to the server. By default, the local monitor option is enabled (or turned on).
Take Full-Control
Relinquish Full-Control
The following options enable multiple users to switch between full-control mode and view-only mode:
  • Take Full-Control – When enabled, this option enables a view-only user to take full-control over the remote keyboard, mouse, and, if applicable, the remote storage media. If there is another primary user connected, the other primary user is forced to view-only mode.

  • Relinquish Full-Control – When enabled, this option enables the primary user to switch from full-control mode to view-only mode.

Note - If full-control is either relinquished or taken away while redirecting storage media, the active storage redirection session will automatically be disconnected, as well as the session control for the keyboard and mouse.

The Exit option closes the Oracle ILOM Remote System Console Plus session.