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.

DNS Domain Name System Simplified – Tutorial

Posted on July 6, 2017 By

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In this tutorial, you’ll learn about DNS, the Domain Name System.   Want to practice DNS on your own Cisco CCNA Lab? Download my free ‘Cisco CCNA Lab Options’ course   DNS The Domain Name System   When two hosts communicate, the sender needs to form the packet. The p...

NetApp RBAC Role Based Access Control Tutorial

Posted on June 29, 2017 By

NetApp RBAC Role Based Access Control
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I cover Role Based Access Control (RBAC) in this NetApp training video tutorial.     NetApp RBAC Role Based Access Control    Data ONTAP supports Role Based Access Control where different administrators have different levels of access to the system. The setup is similar with how it...

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...