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Exam Vouchers: Cisco HyperFlex for Systems Engineers Exam (CHXSE) (700-905)

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The Cisco HyperFlex for Systems Engineers exam (CHXSE 700-905) will test the knowledge of Presales engineers on the foundations of Cisco’s HyperFlex solutions including Cisco UCS, Hyperflex hardware and software components, Standard ESXi, and Cisco HyperFlex in a VSphere Environment.

This exam is a requirement for the Cisco HyperFlex Authorisation Program.



The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. To better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

5% Solution Overview

  • Describe the features and benefits of HyperFlex
  • Describe Hyperconvergence

10% Cisco UCS

  • Describe standalone Cisco UCS Server deployments
  • Describe managed Cisco UCS Server deployments
  • Describe Cisco UCS managed model benefits
  • Describe Cisco VICs

30% Software Components

  • Describe Virtual Machine Hypervisor
  • Describe HyperFlex Snapshots
  • Describe HyperFlex vs. Regular Virtualized Server
  • Describe Controller Virtual Machine
  • Describe IOVisor
  • Describe HyperFlex Data distribution
  • Data distribution in HyperFlex
  • Describe maximum tolerable failures dependent on replication factor
  • Describe Disk failure
  • Describe Node failure
  • Describe expansion hardware and replacement
  • Describe reading in HyperFlex
  • Describe data optimization process and actual data savings

40% Hardware Components

  • Describe Cisco HyperFlex servers
  • Describe mixing HyperFlex servers
  • Describe Transfer Protocol NVMe
  • Describe capacity drive options
  • Describe drive Selection Rules
  • Describe housekeeping/system drive
  • Describe non-storage components of Cisco HyperFlex Nodes CPU
  • Describe CPU options
  • Describe memory guidelines
  • Describe network adaptorts: mLOM
  • Describe Cisco UCS fabric interconnects

10% Standard ESXi Cisco HyperFlex

  • Describe installation summaries
  • Describe HyperFlex with GPUs installation

5% Cisco HyperFlex in a VSphere Environment

  • Manage interfaces
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