Description

The Cisco HyperFlex for Field Engineers (CHXFE) v2.0.1 is a 2-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to Cisco HyperFlex System. HyperFlex is Cisco's hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution.

The course expands the Cisco HyperFlex for Sales Engineers (CHXSE) content to two days. The course covers everything about Cisco HyperFlex that the CHXSE course does (describes its basic operation, benefits and use cases, how to install it, and how to perform basic management) and in addition also explores the CLI interface of the Cisco HyperFlex Data Platform and teaches learners how to leverage Cisco UCS Director with Cisco HyperfFlex.
This course, in comparison to the CHXSE course, offers more depth for understanding the functionalities, deployment, and operation of the Cisco HyperFlex solution.

This course can be delivered in person in a classroom or online as a virtual-instructor-led training (VILT).

Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • In-depth understanding of Cisco HyperFlex system
  • Understanding Cisco HyperFlex positioning and use cases
  • Understanding of Cisco HyperFlex components and operation
  • Deploying and basic management of Cisco HyperFlex
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of Cisco HyperFlex
  • Leveraging Cisco UCS Director for Cisco HyperFlex

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Cisco HyperFlex System Overview and Positioning
    • Cisco HyperFlex Systems Overview and Architecture
    • Scaling the Cisco HyperFlex Solution
    • Use Cases and Cisco HyperFlex Positioning
    • Cisco HyperFlex and Cisco UCS Director
  • Technical Deep Dive
    • Cisco HyperFlex Data Platform
    • Data Virtualization
    • Cisco HyperFlex Data Optimization (De-Duplication and Compression)
    • Log-Structured File System
  • Cisco UCS for HyperFlex
    • Cisco UCS Management Architecture
    • Cisco UCS HX-Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Cisco UCS HX-Series Converged Nodes
    • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server
  • Data Platform Installation and Cluster Deployment
    • Data Platform Installation
    • Cluster Deployment
    • Cluster Expansion
    • Pre- and Post-Install Considerations
    • Lab: Perform Cisco HyperFlex Installation
  • Expansion of Cisco HyperFlex Cluster
    • Adding Compute Node to a Cluster
    • Adding Converged Node to a Cluster
    • Lab: Explore and Manage Cisco HyperFlex Cluster
  • Data Services
    • Native Snapshot
    • Native Cloning
    • Resiliency
    • Sizing
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Lab: Manage, Monitor, and Troubleshoot the Cisco HyperFlex System
  • Cisco Positioning and Competitive Analysis
    • Cisco Portfolio Completion
    • Cisco HyperFlex Use Cases
    • Competitive Analysis
  • Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade
    • Online Upgrade
    • Offline Upgrade
    • Compute Nodes
  • Adding External Storage
    • External Storage Connectivity
  • Cisco UCS Director and Cisco HyperFlex
    • Setting Up a Cisco HyperFlex Pod
    • Cisco HyperFlex Management
    • Lab: Leverage Cisco UCS Director to Deploy a Virtual Machine into Cisco HyperFlex

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Data center background
  • Knowledge of compute, storage, and networking
  • Knowledge of Cisco UCS is beneficial but not mandatory