Cisco HyperFlex Systems Documentation Roadmap

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 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.

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.

Hardware Guides

Guide

Description

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

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.

Ordering and Licensing Guide

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

Installation Guide for VMware ESXi

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.

Stretched Cluster Guide

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

Installation Guide on Microsoft Hyper-V

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

Edge Deployment Guide

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

Administration Guide

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.

Administration Guide for Kubernetes

Provides information about HyperFlex storage integration for Kubernates, information on Kubernates support in HyperFlex Connect, and instructions on how to configure HyperFlex FlexVolume storage integration for both the Cisco container platform and the RedHat OpenShift container platform.

Administration Guide for Citrix Workspace Appliance

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.

HyperFlex Intersight Installation Guide

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

Upgrade Guide

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

Network and External Storage Management Guide

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

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.

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.

TechNotes

Provides independent knowledge base articles.