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Cisco HyperFlex: Implementation and Administration

Discover how Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series combines compute, storage, and networking into an easy-to-use system that brings new levels of speed and efficiency to IT.

GK# 4578

Course Overview


In this course, you will learn how Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series combines compute, storage, and networking into an easy-to-use system that brings new levels of speed and efficiency to IT.

You will also various configurations and how to design, install, integrate, administer, and do basic troubleshooting of HyperFlex systems.


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What You'll Learn

  • Software defined storage in hyperconvered infrastructure
  • Architecture, components, features, and operation of Cisco HyperFlex Systems
  • Install, configure, manage, monitor, tune, and deploy Cisco HyperFlex Systems
  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems configuration options and bundles
  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems solution competitive information
  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems use cases


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1. Introduction to Hyperconvergenced Infrastructure

  • Architecture of Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • HyperFlex Systems Positioning

2. Cisco HyperFlex Systems Hardware and Software Architecture

  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems Hardware Components
  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems Software Components
  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems Software Modules
  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems Security
  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems Benefits and Differentiation

3. Installing and Upgrading Cisco HyperFlex Systems

  • Fast and Easy Installation
  • Installation tasks
  • HyperFlex Cluster Creation
  • Cisco UCS Embedded Automation, Factory Automation
  • Capacity Planning and Software Upgrades
  • Data Platform Installer on Cisco UCS

4. Cisco HyperFlex Systems Configurations

  • Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Bundles and Configurations
  • Hyperconvergence Meets Unified Computing
  • Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series
  • Cisco HX SmartPlay
  • SmartPlaySelect HX-Series Configurations
  • Configure to Order
  • Cisco HyperFlexHX220c Configuration
  • Cisco HyperFlex HX240c Configuration
  • Product Specification
  • Cisco HyperFlex B200c Configuration

5. Implementing Cisco HyperFlex Systems Features, High-Availability, Scalability, and Resiliency

  • HyperFlex Systems  Scalability
  • High Resiliency, Recovery and  Non-disruptive Operations

6. Implementing Cisco HyperFlex Systems Data Services

  • Data virtualization and optimization:
  • Data Services
  • ISV Integration

7. Implementing Cisco HypererFlex Systems Management

  • Integrated Management and Data Services
  • Cisco UCS Manger and Cisco UCS Central, Cisco UCS Director
  • VMware vCenter Server, vSphere Client
  • HyperFlex with Integrated Enterprise Cloud Suite
  • Maintenance Operations
  • Capacity Reporting in UI
  • Capacity Thresholds and Alerts

8. Implementing Cisco HyperFlex Systems Proactive Cloud Monitoring

  • Monitoring, Alarm, and Event
  • Cloud-based Monitoring and Analytics
  • Disk or Node Failure
  • Auto-Support
  • Alerts through Auto-Support
  • Environment Monitoring via Glassbeam
  • Performance Summary

9. Cisco HyperFlex Systems Use Cases and Solutions

  • HyperFlex Primary Use Cases
  • HyperFlex Secondary Use Cases
  • Hyperflex Solutions


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Lab 1: Virtual Center Setup
Lab 2: Create HX Cluster
Lab 3: Management Interface
Lab 4: Datastore Creation and VM Deployment
Lab 5: Datastore Management
Lab 6: Creating and Managing ReadyClones
Lab 7: Creating and Managing Snapshots
Lab 8: Monitoring and Alerts
Lab 9: Troubleshooting



  • Familiarity with data center storage
  • Familiarity with virtualization
  • Basic understanding of the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
  • Basic understanding of private/public/hybrid cloud infrastructure
  • Basic understanding of data center management and cloud automation tools

Who Should Attend

  • Channel partners
  • Systems engineers needing to position HyperFlex
  • Engineers and architects interested in HyperFlex
  • Administrators needing to manage HyperFlex
  • Engineers and Architects interested in learning about the implementation and management of Cisco HyperFlex Systems
  • Cisco Systems SEs and Channel Partners SEs that have to deploy Cisco HyperFlex Systems Solutions
  • Cisco Customer Support Engineer (CSE) and Cisco PSS

Vendor Credits


This course can be purchased with Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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