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Implementing Cisco HyperFlex

  • Course Code DCIHX
  • Duration 4 days
  • Version 1.3

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

    Event at company

  • Elearning (Self-paced)

    Self paced electronic learning

  • Public Classroom

    Traditional Classroom Learning

  • Virtual Learning

    Learning that is virtual

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Course Overview


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. Hands-on labs provide experience with installation, management, and native replication, cluster technologies as well as Cisco Intersight.™ are explored.

Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 04-07 March, 2024
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 28-31 May, 2024
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 19-22 August, 2024
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 11-14 November, 2024
    • Location: Virtual


Target Audience


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


Course Objectives


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
  • 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

Course Content


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

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
  • Prerequisites

Introducing Cisco HyperFlex EDGE

  • Cisco HyperFlex EDGE Cluster Overview
  • Prerequisites and Recommendations

Troubleshooting Cisco HyperFlex

  • Troubleshooting Guidelines
  • Generating Tech Support Bundles


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

Course Prerequisites


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 public cloud offerings, primarily AWS, but also Azure and GCP
Recommended prerequisites:

Test Certification


Recommended as preparation for the following exams:

  • 700-905  - CHXSE - Cisco HyperFlex for Systems Engineers


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