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We performed a comparison between Nutanix Prism and PRTG Network Monitor based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Virtualization Management Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Nutanix Prism vs. PRTG Network Monitor report (Updated: July 2020).
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"Nutanix Prism is popular in the Indian market, particularly in enterprises where they need a DR type of environment, and where they look for less than finite RPO and RTO. If you have this environment on-premises, and if you can just rent out some portion to any of the service providers, then you can easily set up a DR environment to give you a finite list versus RPO and RTO.""The most valuable feature of Nutanix Prism is the single location management. You can manage everything from one location HTML5 web interface which is highly intuitive. The solution is easy to use, you do not need to be an expert in storage.""We can also manage our disaster recovery plan from a single console.""Prism is easy to scale.""The features that I have found most valuable are its storage flexibility, linear scalability, and perhaps ease of use and powerful support.""The auto-update option is a valuable feature for us.""It can combine computing, storage and networks in a single location.""In the six years we have been using Nutanix Prism, we have never had a problem with stability."

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"PRTG is integrated on Windows.""The most valuable feature of PRTG Network Monitor is real-time monitoring.""It is able to satisfy all our requirements in terms of email notifications and specific errors on the devices.""The solution is very easy to use and the web provides information with ease.""The initial setup was easy. We didn't have any issues with the process and everything rolled out smoothly.""It is great for service level agreements and can comply fully with internet monitoring or any interface.""Technical support has been very helpful so far.""The most valuable features of PRTG Network Monitor are user-friendly, and the graphical interface is good for all the network devices that are mapped in this organization. It's very easy to find reports for any devices that we are looking for."

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Cons
"Nutanix does not support all of the Linux distributions, so we have to use VMware in some cases.""Prism is not very user-friendly, particularly in its upgrade process, compared to vSAN.""I would like to see the capability to use FC SAN storage.""The solution should offer the ability to change network settings without removing the network card from the virtual machine.""Nutanix Prism needs more flexibility commercially and more flexibility with their licensing. Currently they're very fixed on their licensing model, for example, it's based on terabyte calculation.""It doesn't integrate very well with any backup solution.""The life cycle management or LCM feature is the most complicated. It takes really long and is unpredictable for our use cases. They should provide more detailed information about the kind of LCM to go for, various errors, and different kinds of tasks. For analytics for certain configurations, we require more details with the report. Sometimes, not all elements are present for support, management, and configuration. For troubleshooting, it would be very easy and useful if we can analyze log files directly from Prism, that is, not from the command line but directly from Prism.""There is a bug with the HTML5 interface."

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"PRTG Network Monitor can improve the reports. In the reports, you have to give an alert for that SMS and email, the emergency calls and downtimes have to be reported accordingly. You have to enable email services or an SMS gateway service to receive more alerts at the proper time.""I would like to see them take their graphing tools and convert them into a collector so that we can point telemetry to them""The solution could be better and faster when it comes to performance.""It would be nice if it gave us alerts via Gmail or SMS message.""PRTG Network Monitor is okay to use, but you'll need some time to analyze the data. If it can automatically locate or identify the problem area, it would be more helpful to users.""There's always room for improvement. The high availability feature is good, but it's an area that PRTG could marginally improve. For example, in PRTG, both servers have a different IP, but it would make things a lot easier if they were bound by a single IP.""PRTG Network Monitor could improve by having descriptions for the tab usages. The dashboards or interface could be easier to understand.""PRTG Network Monitor can improve Layer 2 and Layer 3 network maps and the GUI more user-friendly. Additionally, they should bundle the features so I can monitor everything on one particular device."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Nutanix Prism is priced better than some of the competing solutions."
  • "This product is cheaper than using VMware."
  • "The license we bought for Nutanix Prism is perpetual, so once you have it, you can keep on using it. It's a three-year license that's paid one time. The license we have covers the three-node cluster."
  • "The license for Prism is costlier than other VMs."
  • "We have spent a lot of money on the Nutanix solution with Prism. Yet, for this amount of money we could be buying high-end storage with a lot of IOPS and bandwidth, even more than with Nutanix."
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  • "It is expensive."
  • "It's an annual license that is based on the number of endpoints that we're tracking and using."
  • "All monitoring system is close to the same pricing scheme."
  • "The price is pretty comparable."
  • "The pricing is okay and it is cheaper than some competing products."
  • "We are using the basic PRTG that we can download for free. For now, we only need to monitor less than 100 devices. For more than 100 devices, we would need to buy a license. PRTG is much cheaper than SolarWinds."
  • "We have an unlimited license for this solution."
  • "I'm paying something like €1000 per year for the maintenance. I've got unlimited sensors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I like the general usability for general configuration. It is sufficient for everyday operations.
    Top Answer:When compared with VMware, it is an overpriced solution for basic features, but for a highly complex project, its price very adequate.
    Top Answer:The life cycle management or LCM feature is the most complicated. It takes really long and is unpredictable for our use cases. They should provide more detailed information about the kind of LCM to go… more »
    Top Answer:PRTG network monitor is one of the best tool i have ever used for the monitoring. It have auto discovery option. it avoid the configuring the device in PRTG. It automatically discover the device and… more »
    Top Answer:There was only one feature I liked about PRTG Network Monitor a lot, and that was bandwidth monitoring, though, in the newer versions of the tool, that feature is now a bit lacking. Pricing for… more »
    Top Answer:PRTG Network Monitor is not that expensive, so I like it cost-wise. There's no additional cost apart from the standard licensing fees. On a scale of one to five, with one being the cheapest and five… more »
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    Overview

    Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.

    PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

    To monitor a large IT environment, it's important to be able to scale PRTG up. Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor includes all the proven capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, which are enhanced by exclusive ITOps Board for a service-oriented, central overview of multiple PRTG servers.

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    JetBlue, International Speedway Corporation, SAIC Volkswagen
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    Buyer's Guide
    Nutanix Prism vs. PRTG Network Monitor
    July 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Nutanix Prism vs. PRTG Network Monitor and other solutions. Updated: July 2020.
    632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Nutanix Prism is ranked 4th in Virtualization Management Tools with 15 reviews while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 6th in Network Monitoring Software with 42 reviews. Nutanix Prism is rated 8.4, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Nutanix Prism writes "Easy setup process, but confusing database configuration and poor support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PRTG Network Monitor writes "Good even for beginners, and cost-wise, it isn't that expensive, but its sensors and web GUI need improvement". Nutanix Prism is most compared with Zabbix, Cisco UCS Manager, VMware Aria Operations, Nutanix Cloud Manager Intelligent Operations and ServiceNow IT Operations Management, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, SolarWinds NPM, Centreon and SCOM. See our Nutanix Prism vs. PRTG Network Monitor report.

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