Let’s say you want to know what are the uses and differences between Prism Element, Prism Central and Prism Pro
Nutanix Prism is the centralized management solution for Nutanix environments, however, Prism comes in different flavors depending on the functionality needed.
It is a service already built into the platform for every Nutanix cluster deployed. It provides the ability to fully configure, manage, and monitor Nutanix clusters running any hypervisors, however, It only manages the cluster it is part of.
It is an application that can be deployed in a VM or in a scale/out cluster of VMs (Prism Central Instance) that allows you to manage different clusters across separate physical locations on one screen and offers an organizational view into a distributed environment.
Each Prism Central VM can manage 5,000 to 12,500 VMs, where Prism Central Instance (a three Prism Central VMs cluster) can manage up to 25,000 VMs.
It is a feature set that can be unlocked within Prism Central, providing advanced analytics and intelligent insights into managing a Nutanix environment. These features include performance anomaly detection, capacity planning, custom dashboards, reporting, and advanced search capabilities.
To find the complete list of features for each Prism flavor you can consult the following documentation: