Droplet Console not initiating

Hello all, I am not able to open the droplet console. At the beginning I could open it and do my work but now when I open it, the output is:

  • Waiting for console
  • Registering SSH key
  • Connecting to droplet

And then: -SSH connection lost [Console Docs or Close]

I do not understand why, if anyone could help me please.

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December 20, 2022

Hi @havardmorkhagen,

First, make sure your Droplet is online. Open a terminal and try to ping it. If it pings that’s good, if it doesn’t try to restart it and use the recovery console:

The recovery console should work out of the box every time.

Additionally, try rebooting your Droplet to see if the connection to your Droplet Console is restored as well.

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December 19, 2022

Hello @havardmorkhagen

Is the droplet online at the moment? Are you able to ping the droplet IP?

Also, keep in mind that the droplet console is intended to grant access to your droplet in case of an emergency or recovery. Using ssh-client is recommended for day-to-day tasks, development and etc.

Here is the Droplet console docs:


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