The Implementing Cisco HyperFlex (DCIHX) v1.3 course is a 4 -day instructor-led or virtual instructor-led 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

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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) works
  • Describe the physical components of Cisco HyperFlex
  • Describe Cisco Intersight and introduce functionalities relevant to HyperFlex
  • Install standard ESXi-based vSphere Cisco HyperFlex
  • Manage your Cisco HyperFlex VMware ESXi-based cluster
  • Describe how to maintain Cisco HyperFlex
  • Design a Cisco HyperFlex solution
  • 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
  • Perform basic troubleshooting tasks and explain Cisco Intersight


The DCIHX course contains the following components:
  • Introducing Hyperconvergence and Cisco HyperFlex
      • Traditional Data Center Design
      • What Is Hyperconvergence?
  • Describing Cisco UCS: The Foundation of Cisco HyperFlex
      • Cisco Server Deployment Models: Standalone Versus Managed
      • Cisco UCS Managed Model Benefits
  • Describing Cisco HyperFlex Software Components
      • Virtual Machine Hypervisor
      • Log-Structured File System
  • Introducing Cisco Intersight
  • Describing Cisco HyperFlex Hardware Components
      • Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Servers
      • Storage Technologies in Cisco HyperFlex
  • Installing and Expanding Standard ESXi Cisco HyperFlex
      • Installation Summary
      • Software Prerequisites
  • Managing Cisco HyperFlex in vSphere Environment
      • Management Interfaces Overview
      • Cisco HyperFlex Plugin for vCenter
  • Maintaining Cisco HyperFlex
      • Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade Overview
      • Cisco HyperFlex Online Upgrade
  • Designing Cisco HyperFlex
      • Cluster Resiliency: VM-Level
      • Cluster Resiliency: HXDP-Level
  • Protecting Your Data
      • Disaster Recovery Overview
      • Third-Party Data Restore Solutions
  • Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Stretched Deployment
      • Stretched Cluster Overview
      • Prerequisites
  • Introducing Cisco HyperFlex EDGE
      • Cisco HyperFlex EDGE Cluster Overview
      • Prerequisites and Recommendations
  • Troubleshooting Cisco HyperFlex
      • Troubleshooting guidelines
      • Generating tech support bundles

Lab outline:
  • Investigate Software Components of Cisco HyperFlex
  • Investigate Cisco UCS Part of HyperFlex
  • Investigate Cisco Intersight
  • Install Cisco HyperFlex
  • Manage Cisco HyperFlex
  • Protect Your HyperFlex VMs
  • Investigate Stretched Group
  • Install and Manage HyperFlex GrouperFlex Group
  • Investigate HyperFlex Edge

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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