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Failed to establish a connection to the console. Please reload.

  • Posted November 6, 2014

I get this error message when I click on “Console Access” button inside my droplet. Anyone has any idea about this error?

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Linux Mint 17.2 FireFox 40.0.3 repeatedly failed to load but Opera 31.0 worked no problem I am delighted to say :)

Hi everyone, everytime that I’ve encountered this error I’ve realized that my firewall is blocking ports in the range of 6000-7000 that the console needs. So if you’re having problems, please check your firewall and open that port range.

This has just happened to me with a production server. I can ping it, but no VNC console, and no SSH access. I’ll log a support call…

same issue happens to me, I create other ticket.

same issue happens to me without solution


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Everytime this error has happened to me, it has been due to a firewall. Check to make sure that ports 6000-7000 are being allowed through.

Same here, and quite frustrating.

There seems to be quite a lot of people with this same issue. There comes a time when “open a ticket” is not good enough for subscribing users. How many people does Digital Ocean need with the same problem before they actually realize it may be more than a single users issue? I have the same issue exactly after creating a brand new droplet, and the only support I find is the same issue reported by other users repeatedly, do you think it may be actually a problem with Digital Ocean (perish the thought)??

I used to face the same problem sometimes only. Today, I was not able to gain access since 6 hours.

Same issue. I couldn’t access via SSH or via Digital Ocean control panel. I did a hard reset in the control panel but that didn’t work. I then clicked shut down to power it off then turned it back on and I can now SSH in. RESOLVED.

I’ve seen ports 6000:7000 mentioned, but inspecting browser javascript errors I found that opening port 5000 was necessary and solved this for me. However, I could always connect with SSH, just not the DigitalOcean console.

Same issue after a scheduled backup. Tried to reload the page but it doesn’t help. :( Gonna open a ticket !!

[SOLVED] I’ve shutdown and restarted the VPS. Now everything (ssh,VNC-access) is OK! Didn’t imagine such windows-problem-solving-strategy could work in linux-like envs too… :P

Its been the same for the past 30 minutes . Such a cheap service !

I just started having this problem while in the middle of fixing a cron job. Reloading does not help. Trying another browser does not help.

I am getting this now :(