How can I access my unmanaged virtual machine if I have lost external network access?
If you lose access to your virtual machine because of an incorrect firewall rule, or a software update gone wrong, you can still gain access by using VNC.
VNC can be used on both Linux and Windows virtual machines running on self-managed 20i virtual private servers.
To use/enable VNC, you will need to do the following:
- Head to My20i and select Manage VPS.
- Select Options > Manage for the VPS you intend to do this with.
- Select Rescue VPS.
- Under Unlock VNC by IP Address enter the IP address you wish to unlock VNC access for and select Unlock.
- Make a note of the VNC Hostname - this should say something like 'vnc.stackvps.com:6157'. Also make a note of the password.
- With both the VNC hostname and password, use a VNC client (such as Tight VNC) to gain access to your virtual machine.