Accessing ESX management interface (DCUI) from ssh

Access the ESXi Direct Console User Interface (DCUI) over SSH

When not in position to go to the DC to access the ESX text mode interface use the DCUI command:

First you need to enable and start Remote Tech Support (SSH). This is done for the ESXi Host in Configuration -> Software -> Security Profile

Use an SSH client (putty) to connect to the ESXi host.

Once logged in simply run dcui

~ # dcui

Look familiar? Want to change the color to look like the console – check out this post.

To exit DCUI and return to the prompt use CTRL-C

KB article : here


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