The Cisco HyperFlex for Sales Engineers (CHXSE) v2.0.1 is a 1-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to Cisco HyperFlex System. HyperFlex is Cisco's hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution.

The course teaches learners what Cisco HyperFlex systems is, describes its basic operation, benefits and use cases, how to install it, and how to perform basic management.

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


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Understand Cisco HyperFlex system
  • Understand Cisco HyperFlex positioning and use cases
  • Understand Cisco HyperFlex components and operation
  • Deploy and manage Cisco HyperFlex


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 Positioning and Competitive Analysis
    • Cisco Portfolio Completion
    • Cisco HyperFlex Use Cases
    • Competitive Analysis
  • Data Services
    • Native Snapshot
    • Native Cloning
    • Resiliency
    • Sizing
    • Disaster Recovery
  • Data Platform Installation and Cluster Deployment
    • Data Platform Installation
    • Cluster Deployment
    • Cluster Expansion
    • Pre- and Post-Install Considerations
  • Expansion of Cisco HyperFlex Cluster
    • Adding Compute Node to a Cluster
    • Adding Converged Node to a Cluster
    • Lab: Perform Cisco HyperFlex Installation
    • Lab: Explore and Manage Cisco HyperFlex Cluster

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