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Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued)

Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued)

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What is Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued)?

Cisco HyperFlex Systems is a hyper-converged infrastructure product, based on technology acquired with SpringPath (acquired September 2017). Cisco's modern HCI solution is Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix.

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Product Details

What is Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued)?

Cisco HyperFlex Systems was a hyper-converged infrastructure product, based on technology acquired with SpringPath (acquired September 2017). The product is discontinued. Cisco's modern, recommended HCI solution is Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix.

Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued) 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco HyperFlex Systems is a hyper-converged infrastructure product, based on technology acquired with SpringPath (acquired September 2017). Cisco's modern HCI solution is Cisco Compute Hyperconverged with Nutanix.

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure, VMware vSAN, and Scale Computing Platform are common alternatives for Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued).

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.5.

The most common users of Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued) are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Uptime.
  • Redundancy.
  • Small footprint in the data center.
  • Expansion is a pain. Because storage is dedicated to each cluster, you need to do capacity management for each cluster.
  • Probably better for smaller implementations.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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.
February 11, 2023

HyperFlex pros and cons

Marcin Ślęczek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • easy to use
  • efficient and fast
  • good integration with the rest of the Cisco ecosystem
  • there is the problem with starting cluster where there are not outside DNS and NTP services so we need to workaround this with additional storage or hosting it on the local storage.. many clusters has internal DNS/NTP services not available from outside and they need to be hosted on the HX
  • there is not RBAC or user mgmt on the CVMs so it is difficult to not add full permission for the people responsible for just shutdown and power on the cluster
  • native snapshots support with ibm backup products
  • running from not the only last snapshot in all use cases
February 11, 2023

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • allways on
  • all in one
  • can do updates and repairs without the user recorgnize it
  • faster deploy
  • more often updates
  • faster updates
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
ResellerIncentivized
  • 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 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • 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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • 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
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