The direct console is similar to the BIOS of a computer in that it has a keyboard-only user interface.

Navigating in the Direct Console lists the keys you can use to navigate and perform actions in the direct console.

Navigating in the Direct Console

Action

Key

View and change the configuration

F2

Change the user interface to high-contrast mode

F4

Shut down or restart the host

F12

Move the selection between fields

Arrow keys

Select a menu item

Enter

Toggle a value

Spacebar

Confirm sensitive commands, such as resetting configuration defaults

F11

Save and exit

Enter

Exit without saving

Esc

Exit system logs

q