Create a Cisco HyperFlex Systems Stretched Cluster

The following is the architecture diagram of Cisco HyperFlex Systems Stretched Cluster, there are two set HyperFlex systems at site A/B, the witness server installed at 3rd site.

Now we will go through the high level deployment of Cisco HyperFlex Systems Stretched Cluster. Login credential into the Cisco HX Data Platform Installer. Accept the Terms and Conditions to activate the Login button.

Click Create Cluster and select Stretch Cluster from the drop-down menu, we will configure the HX Cluster at Site A/B. Now we configure the Site A.

Select a File to upload a file that contains the configuration details for the HX Cluster. Click Continue.

Wait approximately a few seconds while the HyperFlex Installer polls UCS Manager for the servers available to this Cluster. Click Continue. Finally review the hypervisor networking configuration, and click Configure Site to configure this HX Cluster.

After a few minutes, you can see the HyperFlex Configuration Successful message in HyperFlex Installer.

Now we can configure the HX Cluster at Site B, select Configure Site. Repeat the above procedures to configure the Site B.

Select a File to upload a file that contains the configuration details for the HX Cluster. Click Continue.

Wait approximately a few seconds while the HyperFlex Installer polls UCS Manager for the servers available, the four servers (Site A and B) are displayed. Click Continue. Review the network configuration of the cluster and click Continue.

Finally review the all configuration, and click Start to configure this HX Stretch Cluster.

Wait approximately 40 minutes for the cluster to be fully configured.

Log in to HyperFlex Connect, we can see the operational status of HX Stretch Cluster.

The deployment of HyperFlex Stretch Cluster is completed successfully.

2 comments

  1. Hi Victor – nice tutorial

    Do you have an idea how an exta account on hyperflex can be configured? I need an extra account to logon to Hyperflex Connect to show status on a monitoring wall (and I would like to modify auto-lock feature

    Hyperflex documentation doesnt help me out

    greetings Robertjan

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