Enable lockdown mode to require that all configuration changes go through vCenter Server. You can also enable or disable lockdown mode through the direct console user interface.


  • Open a vSphere Client session to a vCenter Server system.


  1. Select the host in the inventory panel.
  2. Click the Configuration tab and click Security Profile.
  3. Click the Edit link next to lockdown mode.
    The Lockdown Mode dialog box appears.
  4. Select Enable Lockdown Mode.
  5. Click OK.