Anthos is the Google Cloud application modernization platform. It is based on Kubernetes and can be deployed on Google Cloud, on other clouds, on VMware, and on bare metal servers. Even when an Anthos cluster runs on-premises, it is designed to have a permanent connection to Google Cloud for a number of reasons, including monitoring and management. However, you might need to know what would happen if, for any reason, the connection to Google Cloud is lost (for example, because of a technical problem). This document outlines the impact of a loss of connectivity for Anthos clusters on bare metal and Anthos clusters on VMware, and which workarounds you can use in this event.