Based on the network type and operating system of your ECS instance, and the operating system of your local machine, use one of the following methods to connect to an ECS instance.

Connect to a Linux instance

The following table details different methods by which to remotely connect to a Linux instance.

Is Internet access required? Operating system of the local machine  Connection method
Yes/No Windows or Unix-like OS Connect to an instance by using the Management Terminal.
Yes Windows Use a remote connection tool to create remote connection:
Yes Linux, Mac OS, or other Unix-like OS Use commands to create remote connection:
Yes iOS or Android User apps, such as SSH Control Lite or JuiceSSH, to create remote connection. For details, see connect to an instance on a mobile device.

Connect to a Windows instance

The following table details different methods by which to remotely connect to a Windows instance.

Is Internet access required? Operating system of the local machine Connection method
Yes/No Windows or Unix-like OS Connect to an instance by using the Management Terminal.
Yes Windows Use mstsc to create remote connection. For details, see connect to a Windows instance.
Yes Linux Use a remote connection tool, such as rdesktop, to create remote connection. For details, see connect to a Windows instance.
Yes Mac OS Use Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac to create remote connection. For details, see connect to a Windows instance.
Yes iOS or Android Use Microsoft Remote Desktop to create a remote connection. For details, see connect to an instance on a mobile device.