Welcome to the Flackbox blog, where our aim is to help you build your cloud and data center career. If you’re looking to widen your knowledge across compute, networking and storage technologies then you’ve come to the right place. We regularly upload training video tutorials featuring vendors such as NetApp, Cisco and VMware.

NetApp Export Policies Tutorial – Part 1

Posted on September 21, 2017 By

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NetApp Export Policies Tutorial – Part 1 I cover Export Policies for NAS protocols in this NetApp training video tutorial. Export Policies and rules enable you to restrict access to volumes and qtrees.     NetApp Export Policies   Export Policies allow you can deny a client ac...

VLAN Access Ports – Cisco CCNA Tutorial

Posted on September 14, 2017 By

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VLAN Access Ports In this post, we’ll cover VLAN Access ports and how to configure them. Access ports are configured on switch interfaces where end hosts such as desktop PCs are plugged in.   An access port carries traffic for one specific VLAN. For example, when an Engineering PC is plugged ...

NetApp Infinite Volumes and Storage Classes Tutorial

Posted on September 7, 2017 By

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NetApp Infinite Volumes and Storage Classes Tutorial I cover NetApp Infinite Volumes in this NetApp training video tutorial.     Flexible Volumes and the NetApp Storage Architecture   (Read my NetApp storage architecture post for an overview of volumes and aggregates.)   First,...

Cisco CCNA Course Launch! Early Bird 95% Off

Posted on August 31, 2017 By

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If you want to jumpstart your career in IT and networking by acing the Cisco CCNA exam, then the ‘Cisco CCNA 200-125 – The Complete Guide to Getting Certified’ course is for you! It gives you a full understanding of all the concepts and topics you need to earn the most in-demand networking cer...

Why we have VLANs – Cisco CCNA Tutorial

Posted on August 24, 2017 By

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Why We Have VLANs Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) are a Layer 2 feature implemented on switches. To understand why we have them, you need to understand the problem that they solve first.   First, let’s look at the router operations. Routers operate at Layer 3 of the OSI Stack. Hosts on se...

NetApp FlexClone Tutorial

Posted on August 17, 2017 By

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NetApp FlexClone Tutorial I cover NetApp FlexClone in this NetApp training video tutorial.       NetApp FlexClone    A FlexClone volume is, not surprisingly, a clone of another volume. The feature is most commonly used for deploying a virtual desktop environment or for developme...