Due to the fact that my work is now customer oriented I have possibilities to see more environments and learn new things. Quite recently I was working with customer and we wanted to see DCUI – Direct Console User Interface.
Fortunately for us we don’t have to do much. We just need to enable two services on ESXi – DCUI and SSH. Click on Host and Clusters, than select your ESXi host. Select Manage tab and click on Settings and Security Profile.
Start Direct Console UI and SSH services.
Next step is to simply login via any SSH client to your ESXi host.
Simply type dcui in shell and click Enter.
To login hit F2 on your keyboard and you can login using normal credentials to your host.
In order to leave DCUI simply hit CTRL+C.
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