VM, Monitor - Type 'help' for help.


Jun 1, 2020
When I select a VM and the Monitor option, all I see is "Type 'help' for help." Anyone seen this before?

this is completely normal and expected - this menu provides direct access to the QEMU monitor, which can be though of as low-level access to the hypervisor. Reading through the linked manual might be helpful, if you want to understand this better.
I didn't have this issue with PVE 7.X.

How do I start/config QEMU monitor?

What exactly is your issue?

In case you are expecting to see the (graphical) output/display of the guest, then you need to choose: "Console"...
I didn't have this issue with PVE 7.X.
To be clear, this also isn't an issue. Everything is working as expected there.
If you really want/need to use the QEMU monitor, just start typing in the command field.

If you instead want the VM Console, choose "Console" on the sidebar, as Neobin already suggested.


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