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Remote presence and remote control functions

Use the information in this topic to understand how to remotely view and interact with the server console.

You can use the IMM2 Remote Control feature or remote presence function in the IMM2 web interface to view and interact with the server console. You can assign to the server a CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, USB flash drive, or a disk image that is on your computer. The remote presence functionality is available with the IMM2 Premium features and is only available through the IMM2 web interface. You must log in to the IMM2 with a user ID that has Supervisor access to use any of the remote control features. For more information about upgrading from IMM2 Basic or IMM2 Standard to IMM2 Premium, see Upgrading IMM2. Refer to the documentation that came with your server for information about the level of IMM2 that is installed in your server.

Use the remote control features to do the following:
  • Remotely view video with graphic resolution up to 1600 x 1200 at 75 Hz, regardless of the server state.
  • Remotely access the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client.
  • Map the CD or DVD drive, diskette drive, and USB flash drive on a remote client and map ISO and diskette image files as virtual drives that are available for use by the server.
  • Upload a diskette image to the IMM2 memory and map it to the server as a virtual drive.
  • When the remote control feature is started in multi-user mode, the IMM2 supports up to six simultaneous sessions. The remote disk feature can be exercised by only one session at a time.
  • The video viewer is able to display only the video that is generated by the video controller on the system board. If a separate video controller adapter is installed and is used in place of the system's video controller, the IMM2 cannot display the video content from the added adapter on the remote video viewer.
  • If you have firewalls in your network, a network port must be opened to support the Remote Control feature. To view or change the network port number used by the Remote Control feature, see Configuring port assignments.