Supermicro IPMI tool not working with esxi

ridney

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I have an X9SRH-7TF mobo and IPMI (Java iKVM) works fine when it boots and I can get into the bios settings and do some changes but once the esxi host boots up I could not login with F2 or F12. It looks like it esxi doesn't react with anything I input on the keyboard. I have tried it with my Windows 10 desktop and laptop and it's just the same. Any advise?
 

K D

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I think by default the F2 and F12 keys are mapped to a different function. You will have to change the key mapping. It is in one of the menus in iKVM. Dont recall where and currently don't have access to check.
 

ridney

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Yes, default hotkeys are F1-F8 but i have already replaced F2 with F9 and while pressung F12 to shutdown/restart esxi host still doesn’t work. I don’t really understand why its acting like this. It looks like esxi doesn’t accept the keystrokes sent by iKVM. Not sure why it’s like that