How to protect Nutanix Prism Central


With the new release of PC 2021.7, you can protect Nutanix Prism Central against cluster or datacenter failure. You can configure up to 3 Nutanix clusters as backup targets. The RPO is up to 30 minutes.

NOTE: you can download Prism Central from Nutanix portal or upgrade it directly using Nutanix LCM.

The following services are protected and recovered.

  • Leap
  • Flow security
  • Prism Pro (AIOps)
  • VM management
  • Cluster management
  • Identity and access management
  • Categories
  • Networking

For a full list of services visit the Nutanix support portal.


  • AOS 6.0 or later
  • PC 2021.7

How to protect Nutanix Prism Central.

You can read it through the blog or visit my youtube channel and watch video. The video is embedded below the post too.

Open Prism Central and got to Prism Central Settings –> Prism Central Management –> Disaster Recovery

Prism Central Disaster Recovery

Click on Protect Now — > Continue

In the next applet, you will see a list of clusters that are meeting PC DR requirements. From there pick up 3 backup clusters and click Proceed.

Depends on the PC size and networking speed, first synchronization may take a couple of minutes. You can watch the progress in Prism Central Console.

When initial data synchronization is done, you can see DR status in the same place where it was configured.

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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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