Implementing Cisco HyperFlex v1.2 - DCIHX Course Outline

(4 Days)

Overview

The Implementing Cisco HyperFlex (DCIHX) v1.2 course shows you how to deploy and use the Cisco® HyperFlex™ data platform to support multicloud workloads. Students 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.™ This class will help you use Cisco HyperFlex to:

  • Enable multicloud IT with an adaptive platform that powers any application anywhere with the simplicity of hyperconverged infrastructure
  • Gain hands-on experience using Cisco HyperFlex

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data center engineers
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • 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

At Course Completion

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 a HyperV-based cluster and how is it different from an ESXi-based cluster
  • Design a multicloud datacenter with Cisco HyperFlex
  • Describe an Edge cluster and how is it different from a standard cluster
  • Perform basic troubleshooting tasks and explain Cisco Intersight
  • Explain Cisco HyperFlex releases beyond 4.0(1a)

Course Outline

Topics Covered

Introducing Hyperconvergence and Cisco HyperFlex

Describing Cisco UCS: The Foundation of Cisco HyperFlex

Describing Cisco HyperFlex Software Components

Describing Cisco HyperFlex Hardware Components

Managing Cisco HyperFlex in vSphere Environment

Maintaining Cisco HyperFlex

Designing Cisco HyperFlex

Protecting Your Data

Introducing Stretched Cluster

Introducing HyperV-Based Standard Cluster

Designing Multicloud Data Center with Cisco HyperFlex

Introducing EDGE Cluster

Troubleshooting Cisco HyperFlex