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.