Nutanix Prism Central 2020.8 is available for download
Today Nutanix released new version of its flagship software Nutanix Prism Central 2020.8. Prism Central is a central management and control plane. It is a single management console to manage your fleet if Nutanix clusters. Granular RBAC, microsegmentation (Nutanix Flow), capacity planning (PRISM PRO), automation (CALM), day2 operation automation with X-Play. Those are few out of many more functionalities provided by PrismCentral.
What new in Prism Central 2020.8
- New licensing tiers
- Prism Starter
Default free Prism Central license, which enables you to register and manage multiple Prism Element clusters, upgrade Prism Central with 1-click through Life Cycle Manager (LCM), and monitor and troubleshoot managed clusters. You do not have to explicitly apply the Prism Starter license tier, which also never expires.
- Prism Pro
Includes all Prism Starter features plus customizable dashboards, capacity, planning, and analysis tools, advanced search capabilities, low-code/no-code automation, and reporting.
- Prism Ultimate
Prism Ultimate adds application discovery and monitoring, budgeting/chargeback and cost metering for resources, and a SQL Server monitoring content pack. Every Prism Central deployment includes a 90 day trial version of this license tier.
- Prism Starter
- X-Play enhancements
- Conditional Execution Workflow
- Playbook Import and Export
- Wait Action and Time Trigger Enhancement –
- VM Exclusion Policies Support
Prism Central includes a new Operations Policy dashboard from which you can apply an exclusion policy to VMs that you do not want evaluated for anomaly detection or inefficiency measurement.
- SQL Server visibility
Prism Central includes a new Monitoring Integrations dashboard from which you can collect application metrics for existing SQL Server instances in selected clusters.
- Layer 2 Traffic Isolation for Flow isolation Policy
For a full list of new features see section below with links to release notes.
Detail information can be found in the following Release Notes: