Thursday, June 28, 2012

Cisco UCS KVM key problem with Ubuntu Linux

I was building a new VMware 5 ESXi machine on a UCS C series server via KVM.  I get to the point where I need to use the arrow keys to make a selection. 

Unfortunately, the arrow keys were not responding.  Nothing.

I'm working from my Ubuntu laptop (12.04 if you want to know and yes I do like Unity!) which doesn't have a number pad.  Not the obvious one anyway.  I finally remembered that I can use the function key and some standard keys to simulate the number pad and this allowed me to use the 'arrow keys'.  My keyboard doesn't show the arrows but its 8 for up and 2 for down on a keyboard with a number pad.

Install complete.