Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series Questions

Spencer Pinney
System Administrator at Upper Allegheny Health System

I'm looking for feedback on Cisco hyperflex vs. VxRail. I'm running 2 active data centers and am evaluating which would be better. VxRail seems better but much more expensive.

What are the pros and cons of each? 

I'm also looking for a technical comparison of the two solutions. 

Thanks!

ShivendraJhaLook for vSAN Ready Nodes from CIsco or Dell and you will find it better! 
Ritesh ChandraVXRail is a turn-key solution, saying that it's still based on vSAN. From a cost… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Apr 30 2021

Hi,

We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

Please share what you can so you can help your peers.

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 30 2021

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 24 2021

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 30 2021

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

Julia Frohwein
Content and Social Media Manager
IT Central Station
Apr 30 2021

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

Hyper-Converged (HCI) Questions
Michael_Davis
User at Lennox International
Apr 05 2021

Hello,

My environment is as follows:

  • APP server
  • Web servers
  • SQL servers
  • File servers

We have 25 servers and 100 users. 

Use case: Production and Distribution

Which Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI), in your opinion, is the best and the most suitable (for my environment) for a disaster recovery solution?

Steffen HornungSo you have 25 physical servers you want to virtualize, or are there 25 VMs… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station

How does hyper-converged differ from converged? 

Is one better than the other? When would one choose converged, rather than hyper-converged?

Are there pros and cons to each type of solution?

Dan ReynoldsHyper-converged is typically an "all in one box/rack" solution. It consists of… more »
PierreChapusHyperconverged is a system cluster of at minimum 3 nodes. The system mirrors… more »
Satish Dgconverged infrastructure still incorporates hardware, running the technology… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station
Apr 05 2021

What are some important factors to keep in mind and to compare when choosing between HCI solutions? 

ShivendraJha1. Support 2. Migration or Conversion process from existing solution 3. Cost… more »
Gaurav VyasAvailability, support, cost, compatibility and scalability, cloud readiness.
Michael SamaniegoThere are several solutions that claim to be HCI in the market, however the best… more »
Rony_Sklar
IT Central Station

From my own research, it seems that Converged Infrastructure relies on hardware, whereas Hyper-Converged Infrastructure is software-based. What does this mean in practical terms? What are the pros and cons of each?

ROBIN JACKSONIn principle you’re right “Converged Infrastructure relies on hardware, whereas… more »
Bart HeungensAlso in a converged infrastructure software is important. Converged for me is a… more »
Norman AllenA Converged Infrastructure has more hardware.  Compute is on one set of… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station

There are a lot of vendors offering HCI solutions. What is the #1 most important criteria to look for when evaluating solutions?

Help your peers cut through the vendor hype and make the best decision.

Bharat BediWhile there is a long list features/functions that we can look at for HCI -> In… more »
SamuelMcKoyIn my opinion, the most important criteria when assessing HCI solutions other… more »
Bart HeungensFor me an HCI solution should provide me: - ease of management, 1 console does… more »