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 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...

Cisco CCNA Lab Options – Online Lab Rentals

Posted on August 10, 2017 By

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Lab Option 2 – Online CCNA Lab Rentals   This post is part of my ‘Cisco CCNA Lab Options’ course. Click here to enrol in the complete course for free!   In the course I explain the different options you can use for a Cisco CCNA lab and the advantages and disadvantages of each...

NetApp NFS Storage Tutorial

Posted on August 3, 2017 By

NetApp NFS Tutorial
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NetApp NFS Tutorial We cover NetApp NFS storage in this NetApp training video tutorial.     Protocol Licensing   Although they will typically come as a bundle, each of NAS and SAN protocols are licensed separately. You will not be able to enable NFS when creating a Storage Virtual Mac...

Cisco CCNA Lab Options – Physical Lab

Posted on July 27, 2017 By

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This post is part of my ‘Cisco CCNA Lab Options’ course. Click here to enrol in the complete course for free!   In the course I explain the different options you can use for a Cisco CCNA lab and the advantages and disadvantages of each. You can read part two about online lab rentals...

NetApp SnapVault Tutorial

Posted on July 20, 2017 By

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We cover NetApp SnapVault in this NetApp training video tutorial.     NetApp SnapVault   NetApp SnapVault is Data ONTAP’s long term disk-to-disk backup solution. You can also use it to offload tape backups from remote systems to a centralised cluster. It has the same functionali...

NetApp SAN Implementation Tutorial

Posted on July 13, 2017 By

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We cover NetApp SAN implementation on clustered ONTAP in this NetApp training video tutorial.     NetApp SAN Implementation – LUNs   Let’s start with some terminology. For SAN protocols, the storage system is referred to as the target and the client is known as the initiator....