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By johnpitzer ·
the ctrl, alt, del keys do not work on 2 servers connected to a KVM switch.

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by dave.osborne In reply to server login

Have you check those ports on the switch? ... have you checked the cables connected to those ports on the switch?

-Dave

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by dave.osborne In reply to server login

Do any of the keys from the keyboard work on the server? Could be a problem with the PS/2 port. Hook a keyboard directly to the server and check it out.

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by johnpitzer In reply to server login

Yes, I swapped cables and the other server responded ok.

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by cgboyd In reply to server login

I have had problems with kvm cables in the past. Cheap cables give longterm headaches - from experience. Belkin cables have worked successfully and they are not as expensive as proprietary cables. You may have cables that are incompatible or faulty. Check the ports by pluging in the monitor, keyboard and mouse into each server. If they work, replace the cables. S

Sometimes it is your kvm box. When you boot the server up, do you let the server perform the system check for the keyboard, monitor and mouse, bring up windows, Then switch to the other server on the kvm box to begin the boot cycle. I have one kvm box that is unique. If the server does not fully come up prior to switching the kvm selection to the other server then.. it is a 50/50 chance that it has not detected the ports are active. I am in the process of replacing it because it is a pain to remember.

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by rnwindahl In reply to server login

What kind of KVM? Is it the rotary dial type or is it an electronic switch? I use the Linksys KVM's and they work great.

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