The Implementing Cisco HyperFlex (DCIHX) v1.2 course is a 4 -day instructor-led, virtual instructor-led or E-learning training that shows you how to deploy and use the Cisco HyperFlex data platform to support multicloud workloads. You will become familiar with HyperFlex components and learn how to install, design, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco HyperFlex to support highly scalable and resilient multicloud implementations. You will also gain hands-on experience focused on installation, management, maintenance, and native replication, and you will explore cluster technologies as well as Cisco Intersight.

The DCIHX course is part of Cisco Black Belt Academy Aligned Content. It belongs to the stage: Black Belt HyperFlex Deployment Stage-2 and Black Belt HyperFlex Support Stage-2.


After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe hyperconvergence, Cisco HyperFlex, and the components of Cisco HyperFlex
  • Explain the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) and what makes it valuable to business
  • Describe how Cisco HyperFlex Data Platform (HXDP) and HX maintenance mode work
  • Describe the physical components of Cisco HyperFlex
  • Install and expand Regular vSphere Cisco HyperFlex
  • Manage your Cisco HyperFlex VMware ESXi-based cluster
  • Describe how to maintain Cisco HyperFlex
  • Design a Cisco HyperFlex solution and explain third-party data restore solutions
  • Protect the data on your Cisco HyperFlex cluster using replication and data at rest encryption
  • Describe a stretched cluster and how is it different from a standard cluster
  • Describe an Edge cluster and how is it different from a standard cluster
  • Describe a HyperV-based cluster and how is it different from an ESXi-based cluster
  • Design a multicloud datacenter with Cisco HyperFlex
  • Perform basic troubleshooting tasks and explain Cisco Intersight
  • Explain Cisco HyperFlex releases beyond 3.5(1a)


The DCIHX course contains the following components:
  • Introducing Hyperconvergence and Cisco HyperFlex
  • Describing Cisco UCS: The Foundation of Cisco HyperFlex
  • Describing Cisco HyperFlex Software Components
  • Describing Cisco HyperFlex Hardware Components
  • Installing and Expanding Standard ESXi Cisco HyperFlex
  • Managing Cisco HyperFlex in vSphere Environment
  • Management Interfaces Overview
  • Maintaining Cisco HyperFlex
  • Designing Cisco HyperFlex
  • Protecting Your Data
  • Introducing Stretched Cluster
  • Introducing EDGE Cluster
  • Introducing HyperV-Based Standard Cluster
  • Designing Multicloud Data Center with Cisco HyperFlex
  • Troubleshooting Cisco HyperFlex

Lab outline:
  • Investigate Software Components of HyperFlex
  • Investigate Cisco UCS Part of HyperFlex
  • Install Cisco HyperFlex
  • Manage Cisco HyperFlex
  • Protect Your HyperFlex VMs
  • Install and Manage Stretched Cluster
  • Investigate Edge Cluster
  • Investigate Hyper-V Cluster
  • Investigate Cisco 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)
  • Familiarity with VMware vCenter and ESXi
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Server 2016 and Hyper-V
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Associated certifications