Unable to SSH into BlueField after Separated Host Mode

I have a BlueField2 and tried following SDK documentation on enabling separated host mode. After verifying my configuration I tried to remove OVS bridges configuration from the Arm-side by running:

ovs-vsctl list-br | xargs -r -l

However, I am unable to SSH into BlueField as I was before (during default mode). My connection just times out. Am I missing something that prevents SSH access from host to DPU in separated host mode?

Thank you!