Description

Cisco HyperFlex Optimization (HXOPT) v1.0 is a 2-day virtual or classroom instructor-led training that covers HyperFlex software and hardware architecture, Cisco Workload Optimization manager that optimizes and automates workload placements, hardware usage in real time and enhances visibility. This training includes Cisco Intersight, which is a management platform delivered as a service with embedded analytics for Cisco and 3rd party IT infrastructure. Throughout the session, a major focus will be on understanding how CWOM management solution enables customers to simultaneously assure application performance and maximize data center resources efficiency in real time. Automated decision-making so that the data center stack can dynamically adjust to changing demand will also be discussed.

Objectives

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
  • Describe HyperFlex Edge and how it is different from a Standard cluster
  • Understand what is CWOM and how it adds value to your data center
  • Describe and use Cisco Intersight

Outline

Cisco HyperFlex section contains the following:
  • Introducing Hyperconvergence and Cisco HyperFlex
  • Describing Cisco HyperFlex Software Components
  • Describing Cisco HyperFlex Hardware Components
  • HyperFlex Edge
  • Latest HyperFlex features
Cisco Workload Optimization Manager section contains the following:
  • CWOM as part of Intersight (IWOM) preview
  • Understand what is CWOM and how it adds value to your data center
  • Understand how to leverage the intelligent analytics and automation to converge your environment towards a desired state in which performance is assured
  • Understand CWOM real-time decision engine that adjusts infrastructure resources and workload placement in response to fluctuations in workload demand
  • Understand how to adjust configurations, placement and capacity to ensure maximum performance and greater agility at greatest cost efficiency
  • Understand how to fine tune your CWOM interface, perform administrative tasks and prepare customized reports
Cisco Intersight section contains the following
  • Intersight Solution Architecture
  • Intersight Licensing
  • Intersight Setup and Configuration
  • Intersight latest features

Lab Outline:
Lab is hosted on dCloud where a HyperFlex simulator is utilized, together with a CWOM and Intersight instance.
  • Pre-deployed lab verification
  • Clone your VM
  • Add and verify targets on CWOM
  • Optimize cluster resources usage
  • Add your cluster to Intersight
  • Monitor your cluster on Intersight

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
Completed HyperFlex Advanced Course
Recommended Cisco learning offerings that may help you meet these prerequisites:
Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)