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Lockdown mode does not lock down machine (1010549)

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The ESXi lockdown mode does not lock down the machine. It only prevents direct VMware vSphere client connections.


The lockdown mode, only applies to direct vSphere client connections. To ensure a complete lock down, you must set the advanced configuration option techSupportMode to False. This disables the unsupported technical support shell.

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