Driver Details

Avocent iKVM, v., A03

Avocent Integrated KVM(iKVM) switch module firmware for the Dell M1000e server chassis

Fixes & Enhancements

- iKVM under Avocent DSR products shows incorrect names in DSR On Board Web Interface


Version, A03


Chassis System Management

Release date

29 May 2013

Last Updated

29 May 2013


Available formats

File Format:Hard-Drive
File Name:A03_ikvm_1011_fw.exe
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 6 MB
Format Description:This file format consists of an archive of files that may be decompressed to a directory on the hard drive. The installation can then be done from that directory.
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File Format:Modular Chassis Package Signature
File Name:A03_ikvm_1011_fw.exe.sign
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 0.2 KB
Format Description:The signature for Dell Packages for Chassis Management Controller (CMC) can be used to authenticate Dell's identity in the correlated Package for CMC. You can download the Dell public GnuPG key by navigating to Dell | Linux Web Site.
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File Format:Rel-Notes-Text
File Name:A03_ikvm_1011_readme.txt
Download Type:HTTP
File Size: 6 KB
Format Description:This file format contains plain text which can be viewed with a standard text editor.
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Installation instructions
Custom Instructions for A03_ikvm_1011_fw.exe:


1. Extract the "ikvm.bin" file from the firmware update package and
copy the file to a local or shared network directory.

2. Open a CMC supported Web browser and log on to the CMC Web
user interface.

3. Click Chassis in the system tree.

4. Click the Update tab. The Updatable Components page displays.

5. Click iKVM. The Firmware Update page displays.

6. In the Value field, type the path on your management station or
shared network where the firmware image file resides, or click
Browse to navigate to the file location.

NOTE: The default iKVM firmware image name is "ikvm.bin"; however, you
can rename the iKVM firmware image.

7. Click Update. A dialog box appears asking you to confirm the

8. Click Yes to continue.
NOTE: The update may take up to a minute.

When the update is complete, iKVM resets.


1. Extract the "ikvm.bin" file from the firmware update
package and copy the file to a TFTP server root directory.

2. Log on to the CMC Telnet/SSH interface.

3. From the Telnet/SSH interface, issue the "racadm fwupdate"

For example:

racadm fwupdate -gu -a -d ikvm.bin -m kvm

NOTE: The TFTP download and firmware update process may take
several minutes to complete.
NOTE: The IP address specified above is to the TFTP server where the firmware binary is located.

After the update completes, the iKVM resets.

Custom Instructions for A03_ikvm_1011_readme.txt:

1) Click Download now.
The File Download window appears.

2) Click the Save button.
The Save As window appears.

3) Select Desktop using the drop-down menu to the right of Save in.

4) Click the Save button.
A progress meter moves as the download is completed.

5) If necessary, click X in the upper right-hand corner of the Download Progress Window to close it upon completion.

6) Double click the Icon on your desktop for the newly saved file.
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