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 server, 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.

Book Review – IT Architect Series: The Journey

Posted on November 15, 2017 By

IT Architect Series - The Journey

Embarking on a new career is daunting as well as exciting. Guiding you through the process (rather than stumbling around in the dark) is the focus of a new book from Melissa Palmer – The Journey: A Guidebook for Anyone Interested in IT Architecture.   This book is a part of the IT Archite...

NetApp SAN Utilities Tutorial – MPIO, DSM, SLM and Host Utilities

Posted on November 9, 2017 By

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NetApp MPIO, DSM, SLM and Host Utilities Tutorial   I cover MultiPath Input/Output (MPIO), Device-specific Modules (DSM), NetApp Host Utilities and Asymmetric Logical Unit Access (ALUA) in this NetApp video tutorial. These are the software utilities that allow the initiator (the SAN client) to ...

Book Review: Software Defined Data Infrastructure (SDDI) Essentials

Posted on November 2, 2017 By

Software Defined Data Infrastructure (SDDI) Essentials

Much as I love consuming content via video, audio, and even reading on my Kindle, there’s nothing quite like the feel of picking up an actual book. What makes physical textbooks so much more useful is that I can highlight passages, scribble notes in the margins, and mark pages if I want to. Yes, I...

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

Posted on October 26, 2017 By

NetApp Simulator Lab Guide

Download your NetApp simulator complete lab build guide here. Updated in October 2017 for the latest software versions. Download your ‘How to Build a NetApp ONTAP Lab… For Free’ eBook to get hands on practice with NetApp storage. It has complete step-by-step instructions, with screenshots, ...

AlphaPrep Cisco Exam Prep – Unboxing and Review

Posted on October 18, 2017 By

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AlphaPrep Cisco Exam Prep – Unboxing and Review   You can get the free trial of the AlphaPrep exam test engine by clicking here.   You can see a walkthrough of the AlphaPrep Cisco practice exam prep engine in this video, how it works and recommendations on how to make the best use of...