Nutanix Prism Central 5.5 – one click deployment

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If you found my post from 2014 about deploying Prism Central you can see how manual process it was back in the day. Deployment itself as well as product went long way since then. From simple functionality Nutanix management plane into feature rich, full of new cool functionalities products which soon will be able to compete with best in class products out the on the market.

Prism Central in version 5.5 brought lot of new features and functionalities, such as:

  • Dynamic alerting
  • VM right sizing
  • Schedule reporting
  • One Click deployment
  • Catalog Service
  • Nutanix Calm

Nutanix Prism Central (as application running on guest VM) is supported on Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer. Deploying Nutanix Prism Central was never as easy as it is in Acropolis 5.5.X. In truly Nutanix fashion, in just few clicks, you can enjoy supreme features delivered by Nutanix Prism Central. Nutanix Prism Central 1-click deployment supports dark sites or clusters with no internet access (offline 1-click deployment bundle).

NOTE: Nutanix Prism Central 1-Click deployment (in AOS 5.5.0.X) is supported only on Nutanix AHV and VMware ESXi.

Requirements:

  • Nutanix  cluster with AOS 5.5.X

Step #1 – applicable only for dark sites or sites with no internet. Go to step #2 if you have internet access directly from the Nutanix cluster.

  • Download Nutanix Prism Central 1-Click bundle and metadata file from portal.nutanix.com.

Step #2 – Log in to Nutanix Cluster and from Home page click on Prism Central applet

Prism Central deployment

Step #3 – Click on Deploy button

Deploy prism central

Step #4 – Choose Prism Central version you would like to deploy and hit download or upload Prism Central offline bundle and metadata file.

Prism Central deployment

Step #5 – Choose deployment size. Note: you can start small and if you exceed number of object for small Prism Central instance you can easily bump up Prism Central VM vCPU and RAM to support larger Nutanix clusters. Provide VM name, IP addresses details, attach VM network.

 

Watch below video to learn more on how to do deploy Nutanix Prism Central 5.5 using 1-Click deployment feature.

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Artur Krzywdzinski

Artur is Consulting Architect at Nutanix. He has been using, designing and deploying VMware based solutions since 2005 and Microsoft since 2012. He specialize in designing and implementing private and hybrid cloud solution based on VMware and Microsoft software stacks, datacenter migrations and transformation, disaster avoidance. Artur holds VMware Certified Design Expert certification (VCDX #077).

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