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Software Options

Acropolis and Prism software are available in several editions to meet your infrastructure needs with the right capabilities on Nutanix and partner appliances, as well as Nutanix-certified hardware platforms.

Minimum Complexity, Maximum Flexiblity

Whether you choose Nutanix software as part of a turnkey appliance solution or to run on your own installed platforms, Acropolis and Prism editions provide a range of capabilities to match your needs.

Acropolis Software Editions

 STARTERPROULTIMATE
STARTERCore set of software functionalityPRORich data services, resilience and management featuresULTIMATEThe full suite of Nutanix software capabilities to tackle complex infrastructure challenges
Ideal ForSTARTERSmall-scale deployments with a limited set of workloadsPRORunning multiple applications or large-scale single workload deploymentsULTIMATEMulti-site deployments and advanced security requirements
Enterprise Storage
Cluster SizeSTARTER12PROUnlimitedULTIMATEUnlimited
Heterogeneous ClustersSTARTERPROULTIMATE
VM-centric Snapshots & ClonesSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Data TieringSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Inline CompressionSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Inline Performance DeduplicationSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Online Cluster Grow/ShrinkSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Acropolis Container ServicesSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Nutanix Volumes™PROULTIMATE
Nutanix Files™STARTERStandalone license availablePROStandalone license availableULTIMATE
MapReduce CompressionPROULTIMATE
MapReduce DeduplicationPROULTIMATE
Erasure Coding (EC-X)PROULTIMATE
VM Flash ModeULTIMATE
Infrastructure Resilience
Data Path RedundancySTARTERPROULTIMATE
Tunable Redundancy FactorSTARTER2PRO2 or 3ULTIMATE2 or 3
Availability Domains - Block/Rack AwarenessPROULTIMATE
Data Protection
Disaster Recovery with Async Replication (1hr or larger RPO)STARTERPROULTIMATE
Application Consistent SnapshotsSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Local SnapshotsSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Self Service RestorePROULTIMATE
Cloud ConnectPROULTIMATE
Multiple Site DR (many to many) 1ULTIMATE
Metro Availability 1ULTIMATE
Disaster Recovery with NearSync or Sync Replication (1min-1hr RPO or 0 RPO) 1ULTIMATE
Security
Client AuthenticationSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Cluster LockdownPROULTIMATE
Data-at-Rest Encryption (SED and Software Based w/ native key management)2PROAd-on license available
ULTIMATE
Management & Analytics
Prism StarterSTARTERPROULTIMATE
PulseSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Cluster HealthSTARTERPROULTIMATE
One-click Upgrades (Nutanix OS & Hypervisor)STARTERPROULTIMATE
Rest APIsSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Supported Hypervisors
Nutanix AHVSTARTERPROULTIMATE
VMware ESXiSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Microsoft Hyper-VSTARTERPROULTIMATE
XenServer for Citrix workloads
STARTERPROULTIMATE
Built-In Virtualization (Nutanix AHV)
VM ManagementSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Intelligent VM PlacementSTARTERPROULTIMATE
VM Automated Resource SchedulingSTARTERPROULTIMATE
VM Affinity RulesSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Virtual Network ConfigurationSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Host ProfilesSTARTERPROULTIMATE
VM High AvailabilitySTARTERPROULTIMATE
Open Stack DriversSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Hypervisor ConversionSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Cross Hypervisor DRSTARTERPROULTIMATE
Self Service PortalSTARTERPROULTIMATE

Prism Software Editions

FEATURESSTARTERPRO
STARTERA comprehensive systems management solution for single and multi-site management of Nutanix clusters.PROVM operations & systems management with advanced machine intelligence, operations & automation capabilities.
Cluster Management
Single Site Management (Prism Element)STARTERPRO
Multi Site Management
STARTERPRO
VM ManagementSTARTERPRO
Storage ManagementSTARTERPRO
Multi-hypervisor ManagementSTARTERPRO
Network VisualizationSTARTERPRO
Prism Self Service ManagementSTARTERPRO
One-click Centralized UpgradesPRO
One-Click Planning
Capacity Behavior Trends
PRO
Just in Time Forecast
PRO
VM Right Sizing
PRO
One-Click Performance Monitoring
Alert Analysis
STARTERPRO
Bottleneck Detection
PRO
Anomaly DetectionPRO
One-Click Operational Insights
Prism Advanced SearchPRO
Customizable DashboardPRO
Scheduled ReportingPRO

Nutanix Calm

Nutanix Calm is sold as an annual subscription licensed on a per virtual-machine (VM) basis. Calm licenses are
required only for VMs managed by Calm, running in either the Nutanix Enterprise cloud or public clouds.

  • Nutanix Calm is sold in 25 VM subscription license packs

  • Prism Starter and Pro include perpetual entitlement for the first 25 VMs managed by Calm

Nutanix Flow

Nutanix Flow is sold as an annual subscription licensed on a per node basis.  Licenses are needed for all nodes in a cluster where microsegmentation functionality will be used.  This option requires a Nutanix cluster managed by Prism Central and using the AHV virtualization solution.

  • Licenses are sold in 1 to 5 year subscription terms

  • Prism Central with Starter license is needed to manage microsegmentation policy

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1: For any G6 NX models or later, an Advanced Replication SKU is available as an add-on for the Pro licensing tier. This add-on license includes:

  • Multi-site DR (many to many)
  • Metro Availability
  • Disaster Recovery with NearSync or Sync Replication (1min-1hr RPO or 0 RPO)

2: Encryption support is subject to export laws. Contact your account representative to confirm eligibility. For any G6 NX models or later, an Encryption SKU is available as an add-on for the Pro licensing tier. This add-on license includes data-at-rest-encryption for:

  • Required for Self Encrypting Drives (SED) or software based encryption
  • Licence includes an optional native Local Key Management (LKM) service