How to access all Dell M420 blades through iKVM

How to access all Dell M420 blades through iKVM

What is happening?

The default view in iKVM shows the first Dell PowerEdge M420 blade in the sleeve. There are up to four M420 blades per sleeve, but the iKVM displays only one quarter-height M420 blade per sleeve at a time.

The iKVM view needs to be switched to view the other blades. There is no need to update the iKVM firmware to access the other M420 blades in the sleeve.


For the M420 model only, to toggle video between blades installed in a sleeve:
  • Press <Print Screen> to launch the OSCAR interface (iKVM GUI).
  • Select the slot where the sleeve and blade are installed and press <Enter> to exit OSCAR.
  • Press <Scroll Lock> twice in quick succession to toggle between the quarter-height blades installed in the sleeve.

For additional information, refer to the full M1000e Owner’s Manual.

Figure 1: Sleeve with Four M420 blades

Article ID: HOW12932

Last Date Modified: 08/14/2018 03:59 AM

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