Access through:

Views menu > Operational or VMs and Templates

Available to:

Administrator, Operator with Approval Access Rights

When a VM should no longer be able to communicate with the rest of the network, it can be placed into quarantine. Once a VM is quarantined, its network interfaces are disconnected and it cannot connect to any network until the quarantine has been cleared. Even if a user reconfigures the VM so that its network adapter is connected, Embotics® vCommander® will continue to enforce the quarantine: vCommander will instantly detect a network access attempt and force a disconnect.

This is true even when a policy has automatically quarantined a VM. For example, if you had a compliance policy set to quarantine VMs without the custom attribute SOX Applicable set, setting a value for SOX Applicable will not clear the quarantine. A user must still clear the quarantine, or it remains in effect, even if the policy which placed the VM into quarantine is deleted.

The quarantine state for a VM is displayed in the Operational pane under the Summary tab.

To place a VM in quarantine:

1.Right-click a VM, and choose Policy Enforcement > Quarantine VM.

2.Click OK.

To remove a VM from quarantine:

1.Right-click a VM, and choose Policy Enforcement > Unquarantine VM.

2.Click OK.