This wold be the way to check lock down mode from shell..
ESXi 5.x and 4.1
- To check if Lockdown mode is enabled: vim-cmd -U dcui vimsvc/auth/lockdown_is_enabled
- To disable Lockdown mode: vim-cmd -U dcui vimsvc/auth/lockdown_mode_exit
- To enable Lockdown mode: vim-cmd -U dcui vimsvc/auth/lockdown_mode_enter
Enabling and disabling can be done using DCUI also.
Ok I will try the shell in the morning. I can't use the DCUI because it's grayed out.
Any other option to fixed this issue? I encounter same issue.
After upgrading 5.5 to up3a Lockdown mode is grayed out host is not pingable and cannot connect to VC. I try to rebuild again but no lock same error I encounter.
Lockdown mode is grayed out if the host is not connected to CV. trsorrell did your issue resolved? if not check network configuration IP's/MTU of VSS/VDS should be the same with management network/vmotion portgroup. Check the logs as well possible driver issue
hi, if your esxi host is not connected with vCenter then you cannot enable or disable the lockdown mode and that is why it is greyed out.
I had the same issue in my development environment. I resolved my issue by updating vcenter to the latest build once i did that i was able to join the esxi host back to vcenter. I believe the rule of thumb is update vcenter before esxi hosts. Hope this helps.