4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2020 11:02 PM by Abhilashhb

    ESXi Lockdown Mode grey'ed out

    ashsevenuk80 Enthusiast



      I'm struggling to add a host back in to vCenter 6.5 appliance

      ESXi 6.5, build 16207673


      when i try to web client to the host i get the message

      503 Service Unavailable (Failed to connect to endpoint: [N7Vmacore4Http16LocalServiceSpecE:0x0103f858] _serverNamespace = / action = Allow _port = 8309)


      i can ssh to the host using the root account

      i can DCUI to the host via root account

      when i DCUI to ESXi host the lockdown mode is enabled, i'm not sure if its strict or normal.


      is there a SSH command i can run to disable lockdown mode. is it Lockdown mode thats causing the above error?

      I cant add the host to vCenter either as i know within the web client you are able to disable lockdown mode


      is the Lockdown mode greyed out because the root account doesnt have the permissions to change that? the root account is the highest account for this host, its not on the domain