DCIHX - Implementing Cisco HyperFlex (DCIHX)

The Implementing Cisco HyperFlex (DCIHX) v1.1 course shows you how to deploy and use the Cisco© HyperFlex data platform to support multi-cloud 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 multi-cloud 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.

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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
Recommended Cisco learning offerings that may help you meet these prerequisites:
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) 6.x
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) 6.x
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) 6.x

Detailed Class Syllabus

Introducing Hyperconvergence and Cisco HyperFlex

Traditional Data Center Design
What Is Hyperconvergence?
What Is Cisco HyperFlex?
Cisco HyperFlex Primer
Evolution of Cisco HyperFlex

Describing Cisco UCS: The Foundation of Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco Server Deployment Models: Standalone Versus Managed
Cisco UCS Managed Model Benefits
Cisco UCS M5 Overview
Cisco UCS M5 Server Types
Cisco Virtual Interface Cards (VICs) and Their Benefits
Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
Cisco UCS Manager

Describing Cisco HyperFlex Software Components

Virtual Machine Hypervisor
Log-Structured File System
Cisco HyperFlex Snapshots Versus VMware Snapshots
Cisco HyperFlex Versus Regular Virtualized Server
Cisco HyperFlex Data Distribution
Writing and Reading Process
Data Optimization Overview
Cisco HyperFlex vs. Other Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Solutions

Describing Cisco HyperFlex Hardware Components

Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Servers
Storage Technologies in Cisco HyperFlex
Storage Components of Cisco HyperFlex Converged Nodes
Non-Storage Components of Cisco HyperFlex Converged Nodes
Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnects
Compute-Only Nodes

Installing and Expanding Standard ESXi Cisco HyperFlex

Installation Summary
Software Prerequisites
Hardware Prerequisites
Cisco HyperFlex Networking
Required Deployment Information
Installing Physical Components
Configure Upstream Switches
Prepare Fabric Interconnects
Deploy the Installer Virtual Machine (VM)
HyperFlex Installation
Post-Installation Script
Cluster Expansion
Additional Installation Options

Managing Cisco HyperFlex in vSphere Environment

Management Interfaces Overview
Cisco HyperFlex Plugin for vCenter
Cisco HyperFlex Connect
Storage Command Line Interface
Representational State Transfer (REST) API Overview
Cisco HyperFlex Snapshots

Maintaining Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade Overview
Cisco HyperFlex Online Upgrade
Cisco HyperFlex Offline Upgrade
HX Maintenance Mode
ESXi Upgrade
Moving Cisco HyperFlex Storage Cluster to Another vCenter

Designing Cisco HyperFlex

Cluster Resiliency: VM-Level
Cluster Resiliency: HXDP-Level
Cisco HyperFlex Cluster Scalability
Cluster Capacity
Multiple Clusters on One Cisco UCS Domain
Cisco HyperFlex and External Storage
Licensing Tiers
Smart Licensing
Cisco HyperFlex Positioning
Graphical Processing Units and Cisco HyperFlex

Protecting Your Data

Disaster Recovery Overview
Third-Party Data Restore Solutions
Cisco HyperFlex Native Replication Solution
Configuring Native Replication
Protecting Your VMs with Native Replication
Restoring Your VMs with Native Replication
Data at Rest Encryption
D@RE: Remote Key Management

Introducing Stretched Cluster

Stretched Cluster Overview
Data Distribution
Datastores and VM Affinity
Installation Process
Maintenance and Monitoring

Introducing EDGE Cluster

Cisco HyperFlex EDGE Cluster Overview
Prerequisites and Recommendations
Installation Process
Management and Monitoring
Upgrades and Maintenance

Introducing HyperV-Based Standard Clusterc

HyperV-Based Standard Cluster Overview
Prerequisites and Recommendations
Preinstallation Tasks
Installation Process
Post-Installation Process
Maintenance and Monitoring

Designing Multicloud Data Center with Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco UCS Director Overview
Cisco CloudCenter Overview
Cisco Workload Optimization Manager (CWOM) Overview
Cisco HyperFlex with Kubernetes and Cisco Container Platform
Cisco Intersight Overview
HyperFlex: Releases Beyond 3.5(1a)

Troubleshooting Cisco HyperFlex

Troubleshooting Guidelines
Generating Tech Support Bundles
Common Troubleshooting Issues