Remote Console Access

Access to the KVM requires an authentication name and password that must be requested via email.

Accessing the KVM machine from Linux

  1. If you are within the ITTC intranet then skip to step 4.
  2. You will need the Terminal Server Client. This can be installed using yum or apt-get, depending on your version of Linux. If you are having some trouble finding the proper package name, remember that Google is your friend. If your system has an add/remove software GUI, a simple search for ‘tsclient’ should turn up the proper package. Once installed, enter the following command in a standard system terminal:
  3. You must bind the standard RDP ports on your computer to the RDP ports on the KVM access machine. At a command prompt enter: sudo ssh -L 3389:win.ittc.ku.edu:3389 <your username>@ssh.ittc.ku.edu -p 62
  4. Open the Terminal Server Client and create a new connection. Use these settings:
    • Computer: localhost
    • Protocol: RDP
    • User name: your ittc username
    • Password: your ittc password
    • Domain: ITTCKU
    • Client hostname: leave this blank
  5. Click ‘Connect’.

Accessing the KVM machine from Windows

1. Windows lacks a simple command line SSH client. To access the APC from outside of the ITTC intranet, a SSH client must first be isntalled. This client is free for non-commercial use: http://www.ittc.ku.edu/remote/SSHSecureShellClient-3.2.9.exe

  1. Go to start->run and enter cmd.
  1. At the command prompt enter: ssh2 -L 3389:win.ittc.ku.edu:3389 <your username>@ssh.ittc.ku.edu -p 62
  1. Open the Remote Desktop tool that is usually located in Start>Programs>Accessories.
  2. Create a new connection. Use these settings: * Computer: localhost * Protocol: RDP * User name: your ittc username * Password: your ittc password * Domain: ITTCKU * Client hostname: leave this blank
  3. Click ‘Connect’

Using the KVM

You can access the KVM after you have logged on to the KVM machine using the Terminal Server Client or Remote Desktop.

  1. Visit http://raritan in Internet Explorer
  2. You will get a warning about the site’s security certificate. Click ‘Yes’ to accept the certificate and proceed.
  3. A popup window will ask you for a username and password. Enter the authentication information and click ‘Login’.
  4. Upon successful login, the resulting window will show a list of available testbeds in the left pane. Double-click the name of one of these testbeds to connect.
  5. You should see the video output for the selected testbed, and keyboard and mouse activity will be forwarded through the web interface to the remote machine.
  6. If you lose the display at any time, ‘Auto-sense Video Settings’ under the ‘Video’ menu can often successfully re-detect the display parameters.
  7. When finished with the display, simply close the window(s) for the remote display, and select ‘Logout’ from the ‘Session’ menu at the list of testbeds. The system will log you out if your session is idle for a while.

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