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 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...

The Best IT Career Advice from 111 Industry Gurus

Posted on December 14, 2016 By

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111 Industry Experts give their Best IT Career Advice   Breaking into the IT industry today is way more complicated than it used to be. When I started out, you woke up one morning with your shiny new degree or Microsoft certification and breezed into a job. Employers were queued round the bloc...

NetApp ONTAP 9 Simulator Install and Configuration

Posted on December 8, 2016 By

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NetApp ONTAP 9 Simulator Install and Configuration This is the fourth in a series of videos which accompany my ‘How to Build a NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab… for Free‘ eBook. The videos show me following along with the step by step instructions in the book as I build the lab on my laptop. You can downl...

VyOS Router Installation and Configuration Tutorial

Posted on December 1, 2016 By

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VyOS Router Installation and Configuration Tutorial This is the third in a series of videos which accompany my ‘How to Build a NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab… for Free‘ eBook. The videos show me following along with the step by step instructions in the book as I build the lab on my laptop. You can downlo...

VMware Workstation Player Install and Network Configuration Tutorial

Posted on November 24, 2016 By

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This is the second in a series of videos which accompany my ‘How to Build a NetApp ONTAP 9 Lab… for Free‘ eBook. The videos show me following along with the step by step instructions in the book as I build the lab on my laptop. You can download the eBook here. And you can get [&he...