I have a droplet running Ubuntu 22.04 (region SFO3). It runs a webserver and I access via
ssh or the DigitalOcean console.
I just updated the software using
apt update and
apt upgrade. Then, because there was a kernel update, I rebooted the droplet using
shutdown -r +1 and exited my ssh connection.
After it rebooted, I could no longer ssh into the droplet returning error
ssh: connect to host webdrop2 port 22: Connection refused
I cannot get into it from the DigitalOcean console either. The console attempts, fails, and says
SSH Connection Lost with a button to read
Console Docs and another to
Close the window.
I can verify that the droplet is running. I can ping it from my private VPN (running on 10.1.1.x) and the server is serving up web-pages properly.
I don’t have a Plan B for getting console access to the droplet since I always expected the DigitalOcean console to work in a pinch. How can I get console access?
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