HyperFlex Advanced (2 Day)

Course Description

This is a 2 day instructor lead program designed for engineers who will be implementing and managing the Cisco HyperFlex System.  Cisco HyperFlex Systems combine computing, storage, and networking into a simplified, easy-to-use platform built on Cisco’s UCS Technology. This solution includes an integrated network fabric, powerful data optimization, and unified management that brings the full potential of hyperconvergence for a wider range of workloads and use cases, all from a single point of management.  This is a hands on course in which attendees will Install, Manage, and Troubleshoot Cisco’s HyperFlex System.

Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Vmware Administration and Networking (vSwitch)
  • Familiarity with Cisco UCS
  • Familiarity with Server Virtualization
  • L2 and L3 Networking Concepts

Course Objectives
After this course you should be able to understand:

  • Cisco HyperFlex Architecture
  • HyperFlex Data Optimization
  • Cisco UCS HyperFlex Components
  • Cisco HyperFlex Pre-requisites
  • Cisco HyperFlex Installation
  • Cisco HX Infrastructure Scalability, Resiliency, and Sizing.
  • Data Services and Performance Monitoring
  • Cisco Positioning
  • Non-Disruptive Operations
  • HX Monitoring and Troubleshooting
  • Upgrades
  • Best Practices

Course Type
Instructor-Led Training, Classroom with Hands-on Lab

Duration: 2 Days

Who should attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Data Center Architects
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects
  • Network Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Storage Administrators

Course Content

Day 1

  • Module 1: Cisco Hperflex Systems Overview
    • Course Goals and Objectives
    • HyperFlex and UCS
    • Use Case
  • Module 2: Cisco Hyperflex Technical Deep Dive
    • Data Virtualization Cisco Hperflex Data Optimization
    • Log Structured File System
    • Demo: Cloning of VMs
  • Module 3: Cisco UCS HyperFlex Components
    • Cisco UCS Management Architecture
    • Cisco UCS HX-Series Fabric Interconnects
    • Cisco UCS HX-Series Converged Nodes
    • Cisco UCS B-Series Components
    • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Server
    • Cisco UCS B-Series Power
  • Module 4: Cisco HX Deployment and Installation
    • Installation
    • Pre-requisites
    • Cisco HX Infrastructure Scalability, Resiliency & Sizing
    • Demo: Add Storage Node
    • Upgrade
    • Lab 1: Cisco HX New Installation

Day 2

  • Module 5: Data Services and Performance Monitoring
    • Cisco HyperFlex Snapshots
    • Cisco HyperFlex Cloning
    • Performance Monitoring
    • Demo: Benchmark and Cloning
    • Disaster Recovery DR
    • Lab 2: Cisco HX Cluster Admin
  • Module 6: Cisco Positioning, Use Cases, and Comparative Analysis
    • HyperFlex Positioning
    • Use Cases
    • Tier 1 Competitors
    • Tier 2 Competitors
    • Tier 3 Solutions
  • Module 7: Cisco HyperFlex Resiliency and Sizing
    • Resiliency, Non-Disruptive Operations, and Sizing
    • Capacity Planning
  • Module 8: Cisco HyperFlex Maintenance, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting
    • Monitoring Upgrads
    • Troubleshooting
    • Best Practices
    • Lab 3: Cisco HX Troubleshooting
  • Module 9: Cisco HX Orderability
    • Models and Specifications
    • Basic Configuration
    • SmartPlay HyperFlex