Cisco HyperFlex Systems Documentation Roadmap

Overview

This document describes the various user documentation available for Cisco HX Data Platform and Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series System. To find a document online, click one of the links in this roadmap to access the landing page for all Cisco releases of that document.


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Release Notes, Recommended Software, and Interoperability Information

Document

Description

Release Notes for Cisco HX Data Platform

Provides a description of new features, system requirements, limitations, and caveats for a particular software release.

Ordering and Licensing Guide

Provides information about licensing and ordering Cisco HyperFlex Systems from contract creation, activation, renewals, and cotermination.

ESXi and HXDP Compatibility Guidelines

Interoperability Guidelines between HX Data Platform and ESXi software layers.

UCS Hardware and Software Compatibility tool

Provides an online, interactive interoperability matrix for Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series System components and configurations that are tested and validated by Cisco, Cisco partners, or both.

Recommended Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform Software Releases

This document lists the recommended Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform software releases for use with

Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Systems applicable to both new and existing deployments.

Hardware Guides

Guide

Description

Cisco HyperFlex Systems Ordering and Licensing Guide

Provides information about ordering Cisco HyperFlex Systems from estimate creation, ordering, contract creation, order holds and expedites, activation, renewals, and co-termination.

HyperFlex Node Installation Guides for the following nodes:

Provides information about racking and stacking the nodes, maintaining the nodes, external node features, and replaceable component locations.

Cisco HX240c M4

Cisco HX220c M4

Cisco HX240c M5

Cisco HX220c M5

Blade Server Installation and Service Notes for the following blades:

Provides information about installing, servicing, and replacing various components of half-width and full-width Cisco UCS blade servers.

Cisco UCS B200 M4 (half-width)

Cisco UCS B200 M5 (half-width)

Cisco UCS B480 M5 (full-width)

Cisco UCS B200 M3

Cisco UCS B260 M4

Cisco UCS B420 M4

Cisco UCS B460 M4

C-Series Rack Server Installation and Service Notes for the following rack servers:

Provides information about installing, servicing, and replacing various components of half-width and full-width Cisco UCS C-Series rack servers.

Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack Server

Cisco UCS C220 M4 Rack Server

Cisco UCS C220 M5 Rack Server

Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server

Cisco UCS C240 M4 Rack Server

Cisco UCS C240 M5 Rack Server

Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server

Cisco UCS C480 M5 Rack Server

HX Data Platform Preinstallation Checklist, Installation and Configuration, Administration, Upgrade, CLI Reference, and Troubleshooting Guides

Document

Description

Preinstallation Checklist for VMware ESXi

Provides an editable file for gathering required configuration information prior to starting an installation. This checklist must be filled out and returned to a Cisco account team.

Installation Guide for VMware ESXi

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.5x

Provides detailed information about Day 0 configuration of HyperFlex Systems and related post cluster configuration tasks. It also describes how to set up multiple HX clusters, expand an HX cluster, set up a mixed HX cluster, and attach external storage.

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.0x

Cisco HyperFlex Release 3.5x

Upgrade Guides for VMware ESXi

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.5x

Provides information on how to upgrade an existing installation of Cisco HX Data Platform, upgrade guidelines, and information about various upgrade tasks.

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.0x

Cisco HyperFlex Release 3.5x

Cisco HyperFlex Systems Upgrade Guide for Unsupported Cisco HX Releases

Guides Cisco HyperFlex users who need to upgrade their environment from a Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform software release that is past the last date of support, to the latest suggested release on the Cisco Software Download site.

Administration Guide

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.5x

Provides information about how to manage and monitor the cluster, encryption, data protection (replication and recovery), ReadyClones, Native snapshots, and user management. Interfaces include HX Connect, HX Data Platform Plug-in, and the stcli commands.

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.0x

Cisco HyperFlex Release 3.5x

Preinstallation Checklist for Cisco HyperFlex Edge

Provides an editable file for gathering required configuration information prior to starting an installation. This checklist must be filled out and returned to a Cisco account team.

Edge Deployment Guide

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.5x

Provides deployment procedures for HyperFlex Edge, designed to bring hyperconvergence to remote and branch office (ROBO) and edge environments.

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.0x

Cisco HyperFlex Release 3.5x

Network and External Storage Management Guide

Provides information about HyperFlex Systems specific network and external storage management tasks.

Installation Guide on Microsoft Hyper-V

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.5x

Provides installation and configuration procedures on how to install and configure Cisco HyperFlex Systems on Microsoft Hyper-V.

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.0x

Cisco HyperFlex Release 3.5x

Cisco HyperFlex Upgrade Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.5x

Provides information on how to upgrade an existing installation of Cisco HX Data Platform, upgrade guidelines, and information about various upgrade tasks.

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.0x

Cisco HyperFlex Release 3.5x

Administration Guide for Hyper-V

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.5x

Provides information about how to manage and monitor the Hyper-V cluster, encryption, data protection (replication and recovery), ReadyClones, Hyper-V Checkpoints, and user management. Interfaces include HX Connect, HX Data Platform Plug-in, and the hxcli commands.

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.0x

Cisco HyperFlex Systems Network and External Storage Management Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Overview of the network and external storage architecture for Cisco HyperFlex Systems.

Stretched Cluster Guide

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.5x

Provides installation and configuration procedures for HyperFlex Stretched cluster, enabling you to deploy an Active-Active disaster avoidance solution for mission critical workloads.

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.0x

Cisco HyperFlex Release 3.5x

Kubernetes Integration

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.5x

Provides information about HyperFlex storage integration for Kubernetes, information on Kubernetes support in HyperFlex Connect, and instructions on how to configure Cisco HyperFlex Container Storage Interface (CSI) storage integration for both the Cisco container platform and the RedHat OpenShift container platform.

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.0x

Cisco HyperFlex Release 3.5x

Administration Guide for Citrix Workspace Appliance

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.5x

Provides installation, configuration, and deployment procedures for a HyperFlex system to connect to Citrix Workspaces and associated Citrix Cloud subscription services such as Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops Services. The Citrix Ready HCI Workspace Appliance program enables a Cisco HyperFlex System deployed on Microsoft Hyper-V to connect to Citrix Cloud.

Cisco HyperFlex Release 4.0x

Cisco HyperFlex Release 3.5x

HyperFlex Intersight Installation Guide

Provides installation, configuration, and deployment procedures for HyperFlex Intersight, designed to deliver secure infrastructure management anywhere from the cloud.

Cisco HyperFlex SD-WAN Deployment Guide

Feature preview for deploying the SD-WAN solution on a HyperFlex cluster. Cisco recommends that you test this feature on a test network/system (Not for use in your production environment).

Cisco HX Data Platform Security Hardening Guide

Provides recommended configuration settings and deployment architectures for HXDP-based solutions.

How to Configure vCenter Security Hardening Settings

Provides additional vCenter Security Hardening settings.
TechNotes

Provides information on recommended FI/Server firmware.

Troubleshooting Guide

Provides troubleshooting for installation, configuration, Cisco UCS Manager to Cisco HyperFlex configuration, and VMware vSphere to HyperFlex configuration. In addition, this guide provides information about understanding system events, errors, Smart Call Home, and Cisco support.

Command Line Interface (CLI) Guide

Provides CLI reference information for HX Data Platform stcli commands.

REST API Getting Started Guide

REST API Reference

Provides information related to REST APIs that enable external applications to interface directly with the Cisco HyperFlex management plane.

Cisco HyperFlex PowerShell Cmdlets for Disaster Recovery

Provides information on how to use the Cisco PowerShell Cisco HXPowerCLI cmdlets for Data Protection.

Cisco HxBench Getting Started Guide

This document describes how to use the Cisco HxBench storage performance testing tool to measure the storage infrastructure.