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 (DCUI).

1

Log in to a vCenter Server system using the vSphere Client.

2

Select the host in the inventory panel.

3

Click the Configuration tab and click Security Profile.

4

Click the Edit link next to lockdown mode.

The Lockdown Mode dialog box appears.

5

Select Enable Lockdown Mode.

6

Click OK.