The KVM console allows you to connect directly to your VPS without using SSH. For ease of use, this console is available to you directly in the OVHcloud Manager. In this article, we will cover how to access your VPS via the KVM console.
- Connecting to the KVM Console via the OVHcloud Manager
Connecting to the KVM Console via the OVHcloud Manager
To access your VPS via the KVM console, first log into the OVHcloud Manager. Click the VPS drop-down on the left-hand sidebar and select your VPS from the menu. Then click the ellipsis (...) next to the "Name" section in the "Your VPS" box. Select KVM from the drop-down menu.
This will open the KVM window with a direct connection to your VPS. By default, this opens a small screen that could be difficult to navigate so we recommend opening the KVM console in a new window using the Open in a new window button in the bottom-right corner of the KVM pop-up.
You can use your usual credentials to log in and use your server as you normally would via SSH.
At OVHcloud, we believe in giving our customers the freedom and flexibility to access their VPS in whatever manner is most convenient for them. With the VPS KVM, our customers will never lose access to their VPS when they lose access via SSH.