HyperFlex pros and cons
February 11, 2023

HyperFlex pros and cons

Marcin Ślęczek | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review

Overall Satisfaction with Cisco HyperFlex

hosting all application in our customers DCs

Pros

  • easy to use
  • efficient and fast
  • good integration with the rest of the Cisco ecosystem

Cons

  • 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
  • we are selling this products and there are less problem during the integration phase with the hardware compared to SuperMicro and DellEMC so we can more quickly finish the project and have less work after it with the support (your hardware just works and has compatibly drivers)
  • less time needed for service
  • less downtimes
VMware vSAN is more elastic and easy to sell as you can have more flexibility with the hardware and can use or just upgrade hardware already deployment in the client infrastructure and additionally its have no dependencies about the DNS/NTP, what is important..
I opened just 1 case related to do unsupported things and they respond quickly.

Do you think Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued)'s feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco HyperFlex (discontinued) again?

Yes

mainlny HX + IBM FlashSystem (viia FC where there are NTP and DNS and some VMs with huge amount of not used frequently data) where we host VMs with traditional applications and control plane for Kubernetes/OpenShift.

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