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 Storage Architecture Tutorial

Posted on January 23, 2017 By

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The NetApp Storage Architecture   The NetApp storage architecture is the focus of this video tutorial. The NetApp storage architecture is organised into disks, aggregates, RAID groups, volumes, Qtrees and LUNs.     Disks and Aggregates   At the bottom level of the storage archite...

NetApp ONTAP Complete Training Course

Posted on January 19, 2017 By

NetApp ONTAP Complete Training Course
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  My ‘NetApp Storage Clustered Data ONTAP Complete’ course features over 22 hours of High Definition video tutorials, live lab demos and quizzes and covers everything you need to know about NetApp ONTAP. I explain each topic with a detailed tutorial first, and then show you how to implemen...

NetApp SnapMirror Engine Tutorial

Posted on January 12, 2017 By

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The NetApp SnapMirror Engine is the focus of this video tutorial.   The NetApp SnapMirror Engine   The SnapMirror engine is used to replicate data from a source volume to a destination volume. It’s used for these features:   Load Sharing Mirrors Data Protection Mirrors SnapVault...

List of VSA Virtual Storage Appliances and SAN Storage Simulators

Posted on January 12, 2017 By

Storage Simulator VSA Virtual Storage Appliance

Where to Download and How to Set Up Free Storage Simulators and VSA Virtual Storage Appliances   For your lab you’re going to need compute (the servers), networking (routers and switches etc.) and storage. If you’re focused on studying or testing only an individual application, oper...

NetApp SyncMirror Tutorial

Posted on January 6, 2017 By

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NetApp SyncMirror is the focus of this video tutorial. NetApp SyncMirror is an optional feature which provides redundancy for our disk shelves. NetApp SyncMirror   There are multiple levels of redundancy for our disks and shelves within a NetApp ONTAP storage system. RAID-DP provides redundan...

NetApp Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) Tutorial

Posted on December 29, 2016 By

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In this video tutorial we cover NetApp Storage Virtual Machines (SVMs). SVMs allow us to implement secure multi-tenancy in Data ONTAP. NetApp Storage Virtual Machines (SVMs)   Let’s say we have two departments, Department A and Department B, and they want to have separate storage systems that...