HyperFlex Foundation (1 Day)

Course Description

This is a 1 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 hyper convergence 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 be guided on the Cisco HyperFlex System Installation and Deployment.

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:

  • HyperFlex and UCS
  • HyperFlex Connectivity and Protocols
  • Scaling the HyperFlex Solution
  • Data Virtualization
  • Cisco HyperFlex Data Optimization
  • Resiliency and Non-Disruptive Operations
  • Cisco UCS HyperFlex Components
  • Cisco HyperFlex Positioning
  • Cisco HyperFlex Data Services and Performance Monitoring
  • Cisco HyperFlex Installation

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

Duration: 1 Day

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

  • Network Engineers
  • System Administrators
  • Storage Administrators

Course Content

  • Module 1: Cisco Hperflex Systems Overview
    • Course Goals and Objectives
    • HyperFlex and UCS
    • Use Case
  • Module 2: Cisco Hyperflex Solution Architecture
    • Hyper Data Platform
    • HyperFlex Connectivity and Protcols
    • Scaling the HyperFlex Solution
    • Resiliency and Non-Disruptive Operations
    • Hyperflex Data Virtualization
    • Log Structured File System
    • Cisco HyperFlex Data Optimization
  • 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 Positioning, Use Case, and Comparative Analysis
    • HyperFlex Positioning
    • Use Cases
    • Tier 1 Competitors
    • Tier 2 Competitors
    • Tier 3 Solutions
  • Module 5: Data Services and Performance Monitoring
    • Cisco HyperFlex Snapshots
    • Cisco HyperFlex Cloning
    • Cisco HyperFlex ISV Integration
    • Cisco HyperFlex Management Overview
    • Cisco HyperFlex Monitoring
    • Cisco HyperFlex Capacity Planning
  • Module 6: Cisco HyperFlex Installation and Cluster Deployment
    • Installation
    • Lab: Deploy and Install HX Cluster
    • Upgrades
    • Best Practices and Summary