Installing Prism Central on Nutanix Community Edition 2.0

Nutanix CE 2.0

Installing Prism Central

This guide explains how to install Prism Central on Nutanix CE 2.0 and is referenced by the guides on installing a single and three-node Nutanix CE 2.0 cluster.

The official documentation for installing Prism Central is located on the Nutanix Portal.

To install Prism Central from the Nutanix Dashboard click Register or create new list in the Prism Central pane.

Click Deploy.

Select your desired Prism Central version from the list. Then click Next.

Select your Scale Type, then click Next.

Select your Configuration, Network, and Storage Container. Enter the desired VM Name and IP address. Then click Next.

Verify the Prism Central Deployment details are correct and click Deploy.

After completing the deployment, login to Prism Central using a web browser with the default username as admin and the password as Nutanix/4u to set a new password.

Login with your new credentials, and read the Terms of Service.

Click the Menu and select Prism Central Settings

Select SSL Certifiate and click Replace Certifiate.

Select Import Key and Certificate, then click Next.

Select the Private Key Type, Private Key, Public Certificate, and CA Cert/Chain. Then click Import Files.

Open a new web browser and go to https://prism-central.<domain_name>:9440 to verify your valid SSL certificate.

Change the URL to https://prism.<domain_name>:9440 view the Prism Dashboard.

Click Register or create new under the Prism Central pane.

Click Connect under I already have a Prism Central instance deployed.

Fill in the Prism Central IP/FQDN, Port, Username (admin), and Password. Click Next.

Prism Central should be listed as Connected on the Prism Dashboard.

On the Prism Central Dashboard the cluster should be listed under Cluster Quick Access.

That completes the installation of Prism Central and connecting PC to a cluster. Good luck!

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