Implementing Cisco HyperFlex

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The Implementing Cisco HyperFlex course shows you how to deploy and use the Cisco HyperFlex data platform to support multicloud workloads. You will become familiar with HyperFlex components and learn how to install, design, and manage HyperFlex to support highly scalable and resilient multicloud implementations. Gain hands-on experience focused on installation, management, and native replication, you will explore cluster technologies as well as Cisco Intersight.™


After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Describe hyperconvergence, Cisco HyperFlex, and the components of Cisco HyperFlex
  • Explain the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) and what makes it valuable to business
  • Describe how Cisco HyperFlex Data Platform (HXDP) works
  • Describe the physical components of Cisco HyperFlex
  • Install and expand Regular vSphere Cisco HyperFlex
  • Manage your Cisco HyperFlex VMware ESXi-based cluster
  • Describe how to maintain Cisco HyperFlex
  • Design a Cisco HyperFlex solution
  • Protect the data on your Cisco HyperFlex cluster using replication and data at rest encryption
  • Describe a stretched cluster and how is it different from a standard cluster
  • Describe a HyperV-based cluster and how is it different from an ESXi-based cluster
  • Design a multicloud datacenter with Cisco HyperFlex
  • Describe an Edge cluster and how is it different from a standard cluster
  • Perform basic troubleshooting tasks and explain Cisco Intersight
  • Explain Cisco HyperFlex releases beyond 4.0(1a)

Target Audience

Data Center engineers involved in the implementation of a Hyperflex multicloud solution.

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Introducing Hyperconvergence and Cisco HyperFlex (5 topics)

  • Traditional Data Center Design
  • What Is Hyperconvergence?
  • What Is Cisco HyperFlex?
  • Cisco HyperFlex Primer
  • Evolution of Cisco HyperFlex

Describing Cisco UCS: The Foundation of Cisco HyperFlex (7 topics)

  • Cisco Server Deployment Models: Standalone Versus Managed
  • Cisco UCS Managed Model Benefits
  • Cisco UCS M5 Overview
  • Cisco UCS M5 Server Types
  • Cisco Virtual Interface Cards (VICs) and Their Benefits
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • Cisco UCS Manager

Describing Cisco HyperFlex Software Components (8 topics)

  • Virtual Machine Hypervisor
  • Log-Structured File System
  • Cisco HyperFlex Snapshots Versus VMware Snapshots
  • Cisco HyperFlex Versus Regular Virtualized Server
  • Cisco HyperFlex Data Distribution
  • Writing and Reading Process
  • Data Optimization Overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex vs. Other Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Solutions

Describing Cisco HyperFlex Hardware Components (6 topics)

  • Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Servers
  • Storage Technologies in Cisco HyperFlex
  • Storage Components of Cisco HyperFlex Converged Nodes
  • Non-Storage Components of Cisco HyperFlex Converged Nodes
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
  • Compute-Only Nodes

Installing and Expanding Standard ESXi Cisco HyperFlex (14 topics)

  • Installation Summary
  • Software Prerequisites
  • Hardware Prerequisites
  • Cisco HyperFlex Networking
  • Required Deployment Information
  • vCenter for HyperFlex
  • Installing Physical Components
  • Configure Upstream Switches
  • Prepare Fabric Interconnects
  • Deploy the Installer Virtual Machine (VM)
  • HyperFlex Installation
  • Post-Installation Script
  • Cluster Expansion
  • Additional Installation Options

Managing Cisco HyperFlex in vSphere Environment (7 topics)

  • Management Interfaces Overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex Plugin for vCenter
  • Cisco HyperFlex Connect
  • Storage Command Line Interface
  • Representational State Transfer (REST) API Overview
  • ReadyClones
  • Cisco HyperFlex Snapshots

Maintaining Cisco HyperFlex (6 topics)

  • Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade Overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex Online Upgrade
  • Cisco HyperFlex Offline Upgrade
  • HX Maintenance Mode
  • ESXi Upgrade
  • Moving Cisco Hyperflex Storage Cluster to Another vCenter

Designing Cisco HyperFlex (10 topics)

  • Cluster Resiliency: VM-Level
  • Cluster Resiliency: HXDP-Level
  • Cisco HyperFlex Cluster Scalability
  • Cluster Capacity
  • Multiple Clusters on One Cisco UCS Domain
  • Cisco HyperFlex and External Storages
  • Licensing Tiers
  • Smart Licensing
  • Cisco HyperFlex Positioning
  • Graphical Processing Units and HyperFlex

Protecting Your Data (8 topics)

  • Disaster Recovery Overview
  • Third-Party Data Restore Solutions
  • Cisco HyperFlex Native Replication Solution
  • Configuring Native Replication
  • Protecting Your VMs with Native Replication
  • Restoring Your VMs with Native Replication
  • Data at Rest Encryption
  • [email protected]: Remote Key Management

Introducing Stretched Cluster (6 topics)

  • Stretched Cluster Overview
  • Prerequisites
  • Data Distribution
  • Datastores and VM Affinity
  • Installation Process
  • Maintenance and Monitoring

Introducing HyperV-Based Standard Cluster (6 topics)

  • HyperV-Based Standard Cluster Overview
  • Prerequisites and Recommendations
  • Preinstallation Tasks
  • Installation Process
  • Post-Installation Process
  • Maintenance and Monitoring

Designing Multicloud Data Center with Cisco HyperFlex (6 topics)

  • Cisco UCS Director Overview
  • Cisco CloudCenter Overview
  • Cisco Workload Optimization Manager (CWOM) Overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex with Kubernetes and Cisco Container Platform
  • Cisco Intersight Overview
  • HyperFlex: Releases Beyond 3.5(1a)

Introducing EDGE Cluster (5 topics)

  • Cisco HyperFlex EDGE Cluster Overview
  • Prerequisites and Recommendations
  • Installation Process
  • Management and Monitoring
  • Upgrades and Maintenance

Troubleshooting Cisco HyperFlex (3 topics)

  • Troubleshooting Guidelines
  • Generating Tech Support Bundles
  • Common Troubleshooting Issues

Labs (10 topics)

  • Lab 1: Investigate Software Components of HyperFlex
  • Lab 2: Investigate Cisco UCS Part of HyperFlex
  • Lab 3: Install Cisco HyperFlex
  • Lab 4: Manage Cisco HyperFlex
  • Lab 5: Protect Your HyperFlex VMs
  • Lab 6: Investgate Stretched Cluster
  • Lab 7: Install and Manage Stretched Cluster
  • Lab 8: Investigate Hyper-V Cluster
  • Lab 9: Investigate Cisco Intersight
  • Lab 10: Investigate Hyperflex Edge


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Cisco CCNA level knowledge about data center architecture and products technologies (network, compute, storage network)
  • Familiarity with VMware vCenter and ESXi
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Server 2016 and Hyper-V

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