The Cisco HyperFlex Advanced FE (HXADV) v1.0 is a 3-day virtual or classroom instructor-led training that covers in-depth training and troubleshooting of the Cisco HyperFlex Data Platform (HXDP). This course covers all steps for a successful deployment of Cisco HyperFlex but also the necessary steps for troubleshooting of known and possible issues that could appear.
This course includes hands-on labs with a focus on deployment but also expansion and troubleshooting by using tools provided by Cisco HyperFlex.

This class will provide you help you use and troubleshoot Cisco HyperFlex to:
  • Deploy a fully distributed cluster that provides a high performance and redundant hyperconverged solution with focus on simplicity
  • Gain experience with hands-on labs on real hardware

The HXADV course is part of Cisco Black Belt Academy Aligned Content. It belongs to the stage: Black Belt Hyperflex Deployment Stage-2.

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Date: from 17.11.2020 to 19.11.2020
Language: English
Location: Online (CET, UTC+01:00)
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Date: from 2.12.2020 to 4.12.2020
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Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe hyperconvergence, Cisco HyperFlex and the components
  • Explain the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and the benefits for your or customers business
  • Describe how Cisco HyperFlex Data Platform (HXDP) works
  • Implement and deploy a Standard vSphere based Cisco HyperFlex cluster
  • Describe how to expand and maintain a Standard vSphere based Cisco HyperFlex cluster
  • Describe how to size a Cisco HyperFlex cluster
  • Design and size a Cisco HyperFlex
  • Design Cisco HyperFlex with third-party backup solutions
  • Protect data with built-in replication between two Cisco HyperFlex clusters
  • Describe HyperFlex Edge and how it is different from a Standard cluster
  • Describe a Stretched cluster and its benefits
  • Describe a Microsoft Hyper-V based cluster and how it is different from a vSphere based cluster
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting tasks
  • Describe and use Cisco Intersight


The course contains these components:

Cisco HyperFlex Overview
  • Components - hardware and software o Writing/reading process deep-dive
  • Sizing and design of cluster
  • Scaling and considerations
  • Flavors of clusters overview and contrasting differences of Cisco Intersight
  • Before installation
  • Installation
  • After Installation
  • Common challenges during installation
  • Nested vCenter Installation Workflow - step by step
  • Before Expansion
  • Expansion
  • After Expansion
  • Common challenges during expansion
Preparing for Migration
  • Post install script
  • Adding VM networks manually
  • Adding FC/iSCSI storage to cluster
  • Common challenges during maintenance of the cluster
  • Prerequisites
  • Upgrade flows
  • Common upgrade challenges
Walkthrough of Stretched vSphere cluster
  • How is it different than the vSphere-based cluster
  • Pre-installation
  • Installation (site A, site B, cluster creation)
  • Post-installation (vCenter, HX Connect, post-install script, etc.)
  • Common challenges with stretched cluster
Walkthrough of Hyper-V cluster
  • How is it different than the vSphere-based cluster
  • Pre-installation
  • Installation (AD/DNS/NTP, hypervisor imaging, installation) o Post-installation (Hyper-V manager, SCVMM, PowerShell) o Common challenges with Hyper-V

Prerequisite Knowledge

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge:
  • Cisco CCNA - level knowledge about data center architecture and products technologies (network, compute, storage network)
  • Intermediate knowledge of VMware vCenter and ESXi

Familiarity with Microsoft Server 2016 and Hyper-V

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