Cisco HyperFlex Implementation and Administration (HXICA) Training Course

Cisco HyperFlex Implementation and Administration - HXICA Certification Training Course Overview


This course is designed to provide an understanding to the participants of how Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series combines compute, storage, and networking into an easy-to-use system that brings new levels of speed and efficiency to IT.


  • System operators
  • Technical support personnel
  • System administrators
  • Storage administrator
  • Network administrators


Cisco HyperFlex Implementation and Administration (HXICA) Training Course (Duration : 24 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1: Introduction to Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI)
  • Identify the components of a Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI)
  • Understand the challenges that are being addresses by Hyper-converged Infrastructure
  • Explain the benefits of an HCI solution
  • Compare First Generation HCI solutions with Cisco HyperFlex
  • Overview of the key components and physical topology of the Cisco HyperFlex with Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) solution
Module 2: Cisco HyperFlex Systems Hardware and Software Architecture
  • Present the New Features available with the Cisco HX Release 4x
  • Understand the capabilities and functionality of the HyperFlex All-Flash server platform
  • Overview of the Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform hardware components
  • Discuss the Cisco HyperFlex system architecture
  • Understand the advanced storage features and performance enhancements of the HyperFlex cluster
  • Discuss the hardware functionality of the Hyperflex HX server nodes
  • Review the management and connectivity details for various HyperFlex HX cluster deployments
Module 3: Cisco HyperFlex Systems Use Cases, Solutions and Performance
  • Introduce the Cisco Validated Design (CVD) guides that are available for the HyperFlex HX Data Platform solution
  • Describe the Cisco HyperFlex All-Flash Systems for Deploying Microsoft SQL Server Database validated design details
  • Discuss the Cisco HyperFlex M5 All-Flash Hyperconverged System with up to 600 Citrix XenDesktop Users validated design details
  • Identify and compare the performance advantages of the Cisco HyperFlex HCI solution with other vendors for Oracle OLTP, SQL Server and mixed workload operating environments
Module 4: HyperFlex Pre-installation Requirements
  • Review software requirements for VMware ESXi
  • Discuss the physical requirements for successful HX cluster
  • Discuss the network requirements for HX Data Platform
  • Learn about the port requirements for VMware ESXi and vCenter
  • Learn to identify the HyperFlex external connections
Module 5: HyperFlex HX Data Platform Installation Best Practices
  • Understand the requirements of the northbound switches that are connected to the HyperFlex cluster
  • Overview of Cisco UCS the HyperFlex Data Installer utility
  • Discuss the VMware vCenter host, licensing and networking parameters that support successful of the HX Data Platform
Module 6: Installing Cisco HyperFlex Systems Using the HX Installer
  • Understand the benefits of the HX Data Platform automation function to streamline Cisco UCS and VMware vCenter configuration
  • Learn about the HyperFlex factory pre-installed hardware and software options
  • Overview of the steps required to install, deploy and launch the HX Data Platform Installer
  • Discuss HyperFlex cluster creation validation using UCS Manager and VMware vSphere Client/Web Client
Module 7: At a glance, post-Install requirements for HX Data Platform
  • At a glance, review the post installation capabilities of the HX Installer command line interface
  • Review the post install script as a streamlined to perform cluster administrative functions such as Auto Support, email alerts and password changes
  • Discuss the HX vSphere Plug-in and the HX Connect utility as two methods to create and manage HyperFlex cluster datastores
  • Learn about the use of the HX vSphere Plug-in to create snapshots and ReadyClone VM clones
Module 8: At a glance, post-Install requirements for HX Data Platform
  • Discuss creation and upgrade activities
  • Describe the value to validate and correct network connectivity.
  • Learn about virtual machines
  • Overview of successful completion of HX cluster and node upgrades and provide corrective measures to complete
Module 9: Upgrading the HX Data Platform
  • Overview of an upgrade and key features for HX Data Platform v4x
  • Discuss the HX Data Platform upgrade guidelines and recommendations
  • Discuss the Cisco HX Data Platform upgrade matrix including Cisco UCS manager and VMware ESXi
  • Overview of upgrade validations, checks and pre-upgrade
  • Discuss the value to upgrade the Cisco UCS Infrastructure using UCS Manager
  • Describe the value and features to upgrade the HX Data Platform, Cisco UCS Server and VMware ESXi using the HX Connect utility
Module 10: HyperFlex Stretched Cluster Overview
  • Learn about the HyperFlex Stretched Cluster architecture
  • Overview of VM installation image file within vCenter
  • Discuss the process to create the Stretched Cluster Sites
Module 11: HX Data Platform for the Hyper-V Environment
  • Discuss the hardware, software network services and port requirements that support the installation of the HX Data Platform for the Hyper-V environment
  • Overview of the guidelines and limitations for creating the HyperFlex cluster
  • Learn about the HX Data Installer, VM ,and Hyper-V server
  • Discuss the HyperFlex cluster for Hyper-V using the HX Data Installer
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Course Prerequisites
  • Familiarity with implementation of Cisco Data Center Storage Server/Compute and network Virtualization Infrastructure
  • Familiarity with implementing and configuring of Cisco UCS systems
  • Basic understanding of Private/Public/Hybrid Cloud infrastructure
  • Basic understanding of Data Center management and cloud automation tools.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to complete

  • Ability to understand the concept of Software Defined Storage in Hyperconvered Infrastructure
  • Knowing to describe the architecture, components, features and operation of Cisco HyperFlex Systems
  • Install, configure, manage, monitor, tune and deploy Cisco HyperFlex Systems
  • Describe the Cisco HyperFlex Systems configuration options and bundles, Solution competitive information.
  • Describe the Cisco HyperFlex Systems Use Cases


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