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Accessing Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) from an SSH session (2039638)
This article provides information on how to access Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) from an SSH session.
You must access the DCUI to troubleshoot issues and if there are no remote management tools available, such as DRAC, iLo, or RSA, to access the ESXi host.
Warning: Before accessing the DCUI from an SSH session, it is important to note that making any changes to network settings may lead to management issues through vCenter Server, vSphere Client or SSH. Networking changes should only be made through a console session (for example through DRAC, iLO, KVM) to avoid host management issues. Changing network settings using this command may make the host unusable and can necessitate a reboot to recover.
- Run this command to access the DCUI from an SSH session:
- To exit the DCUI, press Ctrl+C.
Changing network settings using this command may make the host unusable and can necessitate a reboot to recover.
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