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Cisco HyperFlex Stretched Cluster Hardware Demo v1

Date
March 2020

Overview

HyperFlex Stretched Cluster enables you to deploy an Active-Active disaster avoidance solution for mission critical workloads requiring high uptime (near zero Recovery Time Objective) and no data loss (zero Recovery Point Objective). A stretched cluster is a single cluster with geographically distributed nodes. Both sides of the cluster act as primary for certain user VMs. The data for these VMs is replicated synchronously on the other site. Stretched clusters enable you to access the entire cluster even if one of the sites were to completely go down. Typically, these sites are connected with a low latency, dedicated, high-speed link between them..

Scenarios

This demonstration includes the following scenarios:

  • Scenario 1.     UCS Manager
  • Scenario 2.     vCenter
  • Scenario 3.     HX Connect
  • Scenario 4.     HX Maintenance Mode
  • Scenario 5.     HyperFlex Node Failure
  • Scenario 6.     Cisco Intersight
  • Scenario 7.     Site Failure
  • Scenario 8.     HX Bench

Requirements

Required Optional
  • Laptop
  • Cisco AnyConnect®

Components

  • 4 x HX220C-M5S servers running VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 2 and HyperFlex HX Data Platform- 4.0(2a)
  • Cisco HyperFlex Data Platform Installer for VMware ESXi v4.0(2a)
  • Cisco HyperFlex Data Platform Stretched Cluster Witness 1.0.2
  • Cisco Workload Optimization Manager v2.3.6
  • 4 x Cisco UCS 6332 Fabric Interconnect
  • 2 x Cisco Nexus 93128TX switches
  • 1 VMware vCenter 6.7
  • Workstation (Windows 10)
  • Windows Active Directory (Server 2012)

Talk about it in the dCloud Community. Cisco HyperFlex Stretched Cluster Hardware Demo v1