Is it possible to connect servers via E-SDS 8 Port HDMI KVM Switch to TinyPilot and control them via API (e.g. reset)?
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- Michael Lynch @michael2021-08-03 19:11:49.729Z
I have received user reports that TinyPilot works well with the E-SDS 8-port KVM, but I haven't tested it personally.
TinyPilot doesn't support the E-SDS API; I've never heard of one. Do you have a link to their API documentation?
Or do you mean control it via the TinyPilot API? You could control it with the TinyPilot API, which is available with an Enterprise license.
Thanks for the answer. How can I reboot a server via the TinyPilot API?
- Michael Lynch @michael2021-08-04 20:47:01.522Z
TinyPilot doesn't have the ability to control the target computer's power. I don't believe the E-SDS KVM does either.
You could reset the target computer via the API if you script the TinyPilot to send the keystrokes required to reboot a machine. For example, on a Windows system, you can use the API to script the keystroke sequence for
Ctrl+Alt+Del, then send the correct number of
Tabkeystrokes to navigate to the power settings, and then
Enterand then send
ArrowDownto reach the "Reset" menu item and send the
Enterkeystroke to reset it.
You can see a similar example in our recent blog post.