HXICA Training

HXICA Training is a three-day training course, where you will learn how Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series combines computing, storage and networking into an easy-to-use system that brings new levels of speed and efficiency to IT.

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials and official Cisco courseware

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with Data Center Storage
  • Familiarity with Virtualization
  • Understanding of UCS

Course Outline

Lesson 1. Hyperconvergence

  • What is it?
  • Ready for Enterprise
  • Computing, storage, networking and hypervisor integration
  • Eliminates Management Silos
  • Distributed log-structured file system designed for scale-out, distributed storage

Lesson 2. Cisco HyperFlex Systems

  • Built on UCS
  • Next Generation Data Platform
  • Part of a Complete Data Center Strategy
  • Flexible, Extensible Storage Interfaces
  • Cisco HyperFlex Configurations
  • Benefits
  • Differentiation

Lesson 3. Cisco HyperFlex Systems Deployment

  • Fast and Easy Installation
  • Workflow
  • UCS Integrated Networking
  • UCS: Embedded Automation
  • Factory Automation

Lesson 4. Data Platform Installer on Cisco UCS

  • Hardware
  • Supported Topology
  • Requirements - center, datacenter, cluster, maintenance mode, vswitches, ntp, etc.
  • OVF Deployments
  • Storage Cluster Information
  • Importing a configuration via JSON
  • VSphere Web Client PlugIn

Lesson 5. Powered by UCS Platform

  • Cisco UCS: Platform for All Architectures
  • Unified Management Across UCS Portfolio
  • UCS Central Policy-based Management Architecture
  • Cisco UCS HyperFlex
  • Cisco UCS HyperFlex Security
  • Cisco HyperFlex with Cisco ACI
  • HyperFlex with Integrated Enterprise Cloud Suite

Lesson 6. Configurations/Bundles

  • Hyperconvergence Meets Unified Computing
  • HyperFlex HX-Series
  • Cisco HX SmartPlay
  • SmartPlaySelect HX-Series Configurations
  • Configure to Order
  • Cisco HyperFlexHX220c Configuration
  • Cisco HyperFlex HX240c Configuration
  • Product Specification
  • Cisco HyperFlex B200c Configuration

Lesson 7. Cisco HX Data Platform Overview

  • Hyperconverged Scale Out and Distributed File System
  • Independent Scaling of Compute and Capacity
  • Dynamic Data Distribution
  • Efficient Capacity and Network Utilization
  • Non-disruptive Operations
  • Data Protection and High Availability
  • Capacity Planning
  • Resiliency and Monitoring
  • Continuous Data Optimization

Lesson 8. HyperFlex Architecture

  • Data Platform
  • Connectivity and Protocols
  • Internal Platform and Communication
  • Scaling the HyperFlex Solution
  • Resiliency and Non-Disruptive Operations
  • Data Virtualization
  • Log Structured File System

Lesson 9. HypererFlex Management

  • Integrated Management and Data Services
  • Fast and Flexible Native Snapshots for backups
  • Native VM Clones for Rapid Provisioning
  • Management Built for Server Admin
  • vCenterplug-in: HX Data Platform Summary
  • vCenterplug-in: DatastoreProvisioning
  • Capacity Reporting in UI
  • Capacity Thresholds and Alerts
  • Insights: Cloud-based Monitoring and Analytics

Lesson 10. Data Architecture

  • Caching
  • Read caching
  • Write Back Caching to SSDs with Mirroring
  • De-staging of Write Log
  • Uniform Space Utilization
  • Data Optimization
  • Inline De-duplication and Compression

Lesson 11. Data Services

  • Data Optimization
  • Snapshots
  • Cloning
  • ISV Integration

Lesson 12. Use Cases

  • Primary HyperFlex Use Cases
  • One Management Platform

Lesson 13. Competitive

  • HyperFlex Value Propostion
  • Tier 1 Competitors
  • Nutanix
  • Tier 2 Competitors
  • Simplivity
  • vSAN
  • Tier 3 Competitors
  • Maxta, Atlantis, Scale Computing,EMC ScaleIO,IBM Spectrum Accelerate,Pivot 3, HP VS

Lesson 14. Operations

  • Life Cycle of managing an critical application
  • Cloning an application - ReadyClones
  • SnapShots
  • Rapid Capacity Provisioning
  • Rapid Machine Provisioning via Ready Clone
  • ReadyClone Customization Files
  • Virtual Machine Teardown

Lesson 15. Advanced Data Optimization

  • Inline Compression
  • Inline Deduplication
  • Pointer Based Clones and Snapshots

Lesson 16. Proactive cloud monitoring and alerts

  • Monitoring
  • Disk or Node Failure
  • Auto-Support
  • Alerts through auto-support
  • Environment Monitoring via Glassbeam
  • Performance Summary

Labs

  • Lab 1: Virtual Center Setup
  • Lab 2: Create HX Cluster
  • Lab 3: Management Interface
  • Lab 4: Datastore Creation and VM Deployment
  • Lab 5: Datastore Management
  • Lab 6: Creating and Managing ReadyClones
  • Lab 7: Creating and Managing Snapshots
  • Lab 8: Monitoring and Alerts
  • Lab 9: Troubleshooting