This 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. You will also gain hands-on experience focused on installation, management, and native replication.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

After taking 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
- Describe Cisco Intersight and introduce functionalities relevant to HyperFlex
- Install standard ESXi-based 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 an Edge cluster and how is it different from a standard cluster
- Perform basic troubleshooting tasks and explain Cisco Intersight

  • Introducing Hyperconvergence and Cisco HyperFlex

  • Traditional Data Center Design
    What Is Hyperconvergence?

  • Describing Cisco UCS: The Foundation of Cisco HyperFlex

  • Cisco Server Deployment Models: Standalone Versus Managed
    Cisco UCS Managed Model Benefits

  • Describing Cisco HyperFlex Software Components

  • Virtual Machine Hypervisor
    Log-Structured File System

  • Describing Cisco HyperFlex Hardware Components

  • Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Servers
    Storage Technologies in Cisco HyperFlex

  • Introducing Cisco Intersight

  • Introducing Cisco Intersight

  • Installing and Expanding Standard ESXi Cisco HyperFlex

  • Installation Summary
    Software Prerequisites

  • Managing Cisco HyperFlex in vSphere Environment

  • Management Interfaces Overview
    Cisco HyperFlex Plugin for vCenter

  • Maintaining Cisco HyperFlex

  • Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade Overview
    Cisco HyperFlex Online Upgrade

  • Designing Cisco HyperFlex

  • Cluster Resiliency: VM-Level
    Cluster Resiliency: HXDP-Level

  • Protecting Your Data

  • Disaster Recovery Overview
    Third-Party Data Restore Solutions

  • Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Stretched Deployment

  • Stretched Cluster Overview

  • Introducing Cisco HyperFlex EDGE

  • Cisco HyperFlex EDGE Cluster Overview
    Prerequisites and Recommendations

  • Troubleshooting Cisco HyperFlex

  • Troubleshooting Guidelines
    Generating Tech Support Bundles


This course is ideal for Data center engineers, Engineers (design, implementation, pre-sales, post-sales), Product managers and sales.




To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge: - Cisco CCNA-evel knowledge about data center architecture and products technologies (network, compute, storage network) - Familiarity with VMware vCenter and ESXi - Familiarity with public cloud offerings, primarily AWS, but also Azure and GCP

Length: 180.0 days (32 hours)


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