Based on the network type and operating system of your ECS instance, and the operating system of your local machine, you can choose an ideal method to connect to an ECS instance.

Connect to a Linux instance

Choose an ideal method from the following table to create remote connection to your Linux instance.

Internet access  Operating system of the local machine  Connection option
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: Connect to an instance on a mobile device

Connect to a Windows instance

Choose an ideal method from the following table to create remote connection to your Windows instance.

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