Thursday, March 29, 2007

Setup for Remote KVM

My colleagues was asking how I install Solaris on the Sun Fire X4500 using my notebook DVD drive. All new galaxy servers from Sun support Remote KVM. All you have to do is to set the IP for the network management port. Connect your serial cable with the server, execute the following:
cd SP/network
set pendingipaddress=x.x.x.x
set pendingipnetmask=y.y.y.y
set pendingipgateway=x.x.x.z
set commitpending=true

Configure your notebook to be on the same subnet. You can connect galaxy server with you notebook via a cross cable or a Cat-5e (or cat 6) cables directly. Lauch your browser and point the URL to https://x.x.x.x/. Upon successful login, you can go to the Remote tab. You need to ensure you have Java runtime in your notebook 'cos it will launch the Java Web Start. Once you established the connection, you can map your mouse, CDROM drive, Floppy Drive, CDROM image, Floppy image. It is pretty cool.

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