Isolating management machines from production

Find out how to isolate management machines from production

Last updated 11th January 2022


A Nutanix cluster contains two different types of management machines after delivery:

  • VM, 1 CVM per node plus Prism Central
  • Physical servers (nodes)

In order to increase the security of management machines, it is recommended to isolate them from the production environment.

This guide explains how to isolate management machines to improve security.

OVHcloud is providing you with services for which you are responsible, with regard to their configuration and management. You are therefore responsible for ensuring they function correctly.

This guide is designed to assist you in common tasks as much as possible. Nevertheless, we recommend that you contact a specialist service provider if you have difficulties or doubts concerning the administration, usage or implementation of services on a server.


  • A Nutanix cluster in your OVHcloud account


Step 1

Connect to the Prism Central Web interface.

Go to Network & Security and open Subnets.

Prism Dasboard

Step 2

In this example, VLAN 0 is associated with the "base" subnet on the "vs0" virtual switch.

In order to isolate the management network, you can use a new subnet in VLAN 1 for example.

To do this, click on Create Subnet.

Create Subnet

Enter a name for your network, then select a VLAN ID, cluster and the "vs0" virtual switch.

Name Subnet

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