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.

Free Course – Cisco CCNA Lab Options

Posted on June 22, 2017 By

Free Cisco CCNA Course - Lab Options
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Complete free course on how to build a home lab for Cisco CCNA study. Everything you need to know about the various physical lab, virtual lab and software simulator options. Click here to enroll and get started   The Cisco Certified Network Associate certification is THE best qualification you ...

NetApp Simulator 9 Free eBook – Build a Free NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab!

Posted on June 15, 2017 By

NetApp Simulator 9 Free eBook – Build a Free NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab!

Download your NetApp simulator complete lab build guide here. Updated in June 2017 for NetApp simulator 9.1 and latest host software and VyOS router versions. I’ve produced a ‘How to Build a NetApp ONTAP Lab… For Free’ eBook which I’d love to share with you. In it I provide complete step...

Cloud Resource Pooling – Tutorial

Posted on June 8, 2017 By

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Cloud Resource Pooling – Tutorial   This is part of my ‘Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing’ course. Click here to enrol in the complete course for free! In this post, we’ll continue with the essential characteristics of cloud as defined by the NIST. Here’s the vide...

NetApp CIFS and SMB Storage Tutorial

Posted on June 1, 2017 By

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We cover CIFS and SMB on NetApp storage in this NetApp training video tutorial.     NetApp CIFS SMB   The terms CIFS (Common Internet File System) and SMB (Server Message Block) are used interchangeably as meaning the same thing in most of the NetApp documentation, but they’re not...

Cloud Broad Network Access – Tutorial

Posted on May 25, 2017 By

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Cloud Broad Network Access – Tutorial This is the sixth tutorial in my ‘Practical Introduction to Cloud Computing’ course. Click here to enrol in the complete course for free!   In this post, we’ll continue with the essential characteristics of cloud as defined by the N...

NetApp Storage Pools (Flash Pool SSD) Tutorial

Posted on May 18, 2017 By

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We cover NetApp Storage Pools in this NetApp training video tutorial.     NetApp Storage Pools for Flash Pool SSD   This is a feature that came out in Data ONTAP version 8.3 which makes more efficient use of the disk capacity of your SSD disks in Flash Pool aggregates. Flash Pool ut...