Start an Emergency Console session

As the administrator for your Cloud Servers, you might need to occasionally log
in to one of your servers by using the Emergency Console feature in the
Cloud Control Panel.

Access the console

  1. Log in to the Cloud Control Panel.
  2. In the top navigation bar, click Select a Product > Rackspace Cloud.
  3. Select Servers > Cloud Servers.
  4. Click on the name of your server to open the details page.
  5. From the Actions menu, select Emergency Console.

A terminal emulator window opens and displays your server's console. If you see
a blank screen, press Enter to bring up a login prompt or Windows® desktop.

Working in the console

The top row of the console displays the following functions that you can use
during a console session.

  • Select the Ctrl or Alt check boxes while choosing an F key from
    the Fx list to emulate the corresponding keyboard functions in the Console.

  • For Windows servers, click the Ctrl-Alt-Del button to send an interrupt
    command to the server.

  • Click the Refresh button to refresh the Console screen.

  • The Shutdown and Reboot buttons are inactive by default. When you are
    logged in to your server as root or administrator, or as a user with those
    privileges, those buttons become active.

Closing the console

Before closing the console, log out of your account to ensure that the account
is not active the next time a user connects to your server's console.

You can disconnect the console from your server by clicking the Disconnect
button to end the session.

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