Cisco HyperFlex

Cisco HyperFlex

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Cisco HyperFlex

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Simplify our hybrid operations.

10 out of 10
July 27, 2022
Cisco Hyperflex is one of our favorite tools, which we are using to simplify our hybrid operations and enhance the performance of many …
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Cisco HyperFlex Sweet Spot

10 out of 10
June 22, 2022
We utilize Cisco HyperFlex to provide our XaaS product to our customers. The interoperability with the various OS versions is a plus. …
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Cisco Hyperflex

6 out of 10
January 17, 2022
We resold a variety of hyperconverged infrastructure solutions including Nutanix, HPE Simplivity, Cisco Hyperflex and others. Typically …
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Cisco HyperFlex review

9 out of 10
October 19, 2021
We have 3 small Cisco HyperFlex clusters across three data centers. They run select VMs on VMware ESXI hosts.
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What is Cisco HyperFlex?

Cisco HyperFlex Systems is a hyper-converged infrastructure product, based on technology acquired with SpringPath (acquired September 2017).

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Product Details

What is Cisco HyperFlex?

Cisco Hyperflex extends the simplicity of hyperconvergence from core to edge and multicloud. Hyperflex with Cisco Intersight is engineered to meet the unique requirements for deploying hyperconverged infrastructure at the edge at a global scale.

Cisco Hyperflex provides flexible services for multicloud and allows users to deploy Cisco Hyperflex anywhere with Cisco Intersight for mission-critical applications.

Cisco HyperFlex Features

  • Supported: Unified network fabric
  • Supported: Virtualization optimization
  • Supported: Enterprise data protection
  • Supported: Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC)
  • Supported: Advanced reliability, availability, & serviceability (RAS) features
  • Supported: TPM 1.2 SPI supported

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Cisco HyperFlex Systems is a hyper-converged infrastructure product, based on technology acquired with SpringPath (acquired September 2017).

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Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.7.

The most common users of Cisco HyperFlex are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • Highly integrated with vSphere Vmware
  • Single console to manage. Multicloud ready
  • Kubernetes ready platform
  • Ability to extend storage to existing SAN
  • I hope Cisco creates their own Hypervisor to reduce Hypervisor cost (the current option is using VMware or Microsoft)
  • Ability to convert standard UCS server to become Hyperflex node
  • Ability to mix cluster with different type of Hyperflex node
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Integration with ESXi
  • Install via Installer
  • easy for enduser to understand the technology both Day-0 and Day-1 activities
  • replication - as we need to use the same amount to storage to backup
  • Cisco should come up with a strong hypervisor equal to vmware ESXi
  • should come up with the repository of OS images and download automatically when a new OS version is released
  • hybrid connectivity - missing
Nishanth Anbalagan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Cisco HyperFlex supports end-to-end intelligent automation
  • Documentation of the deployment process is simple and easy to understand for new users.
  • Will be able to automate the deployment process
  • Will be able to provide the support to business faster as it is based on the "Hyperconverged Infrastructure" principle
  • Small organization can't afford the cost of Cisco Hyperflex as it's yearly subscription
  • Virtual controller should be little more powerful
  • Integrating the graphics card feature is not available, it would be great if they make this so that it will enable the users to improve acceleration
January 17, 2022

Cisco Hyperflex

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • Hyperflex has a good handle on data redundancy.
  • Snapshots work well in VMware and provide added value beyond the traditional VMware snapshot.
  • Installation is straightforward.
  • Too much integration with Cisco UCS fabric interconnects is required, which makes the product most useful for customers who already have Cisco UCS. Options without fabric interconnects are limited.
  • Hyper-V integration is way behind (but to be fair I think that's true for most vendors in this space).
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • Eliminated the year old concept of centralize storage system.
  • Onboard storages give tremendous performance.
  • The replication from one site to other is easy.
  • Expansion of cores and higher scalability.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • High performance platform.
  • Easy to deploy and maintain.
  • Reliable.
  • Continued streamlining of deployment tools.
  • Continued improvement on stretch cluster configurations.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Ease of installation
  • Quality of product
  • Ease of operation
  • It can be overwhelming. There's a lot going on with compute storage network and hypervisor combined.
  • Some minor repeating warning messages when performing maintenance tasks.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Reliability of services
  • Flexible and scalable cluster
  • Support for server replacement is kinda of slow
  • Some additional features (like managed updates) are not available for stretched clusters
Suresh Patare | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • UCS manager in HX is truly helping us in doing one touch firmware upgrades. Scaling of HX cluster (in few minutes) is too seamlessly due to service profiles.
  • HX does not hold you back by creating a single data store unlike other HCI products. With HX, you can create multiple data stores and allocate those to desired services. This help logically separate the install base on HX and removes confusion for the admins too.
  • We run high IOPs workload on HX, and we never felt latency issues due to the Cisco backbone (as you get FI as a TOR switch and options to choose 10G or 40G speeds).
  • With HX you truly enjoy a single window support from Cisco including for the top of the rack switch (FI in HX case). In other HCI infra, you certainly have to bank on to network switch vendor for support and bring HCI and switch vendor at one pane for troubleshooting latency related issues.
  • While we increased our footprint on HX, we didn't added additional administrators to support the landscape. This was possible because of the simplicity in managing HX clusters.
  • With HX we had setup stretched cluster between two near site data centres. This is a unique proposition in HX (we have 2 nodes in each data centre) and data centre failover works absolutely seamless.
  • I feel that Cisco team should work hard in simplifying the HX version upgrade process. Currently there are many dependancies to be taken care of and the process is felt to be quite complicated.
  • We have automated teething issues in day to day operations using PowerShell. However, when it comes to the HX Controller VM, we could not fetch desired details. Using PowerShell, we were looking to fetch the details like which is the master controller VM (truly useful while troubleshooting and while performing upgrades).
  • Finally, if Cisco could give an option to add a datastore using PowerShell, it will help automate ops processes and provide a faster turnaround to business.
  • In a nutshell, Cisco should open up more so that organisations can use scripting for automation and setting up custom alerts.