Welcome to the Flackbox blog, where my 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. I regularly upload training video tutorials featuring vendors such as NetApp, Cisco and VMware.

VMware SRM Site Recovery Manager with NetApp SnapMirror Lab Guide

Posted on February 1, 2019 By

VMware SRM Site Recovery Manager with NetApp SnapMirror Data Protection Lab Setup Guide

This guide has complete step by step instructions to help you setup a home lab for VMware SRM Site Recovery Manager with the NetApp Snapmirror Data Protection solution. Everything is free and because it’s virtualized you can run it all on your laptop. Lab Guide by Vincent Li. Vincent has over ...

NetApp ONTAP 9 Complete Training – Presale Special Offer

Posted on January 21, 2019 By

NetApp ONTAP 9 Course Presale

Course pre-sale closes 5pm California time on Friday 25th January 2019. Join now to get immediate access with the lowest possible price. Special pre-sale launch pricing available this week only. Follow along with me as I build the course – the first two sections are waiting for you now and I&#...

SuperPutty Installation and Configuration Tutorial

Posted on January 17, 2019 By

SuperPutty Installation and Configuration Tutorial

I get asked quite regularly what the cool SSH client application I use in my videos is. SuperPutty runs on top of Putty and allows you to connect to the CLI of multiple devices in different tabs in the same window. This is much more convenient than having a separate window for each device, and [&hel...

NetApp ONTAP 9 Simulator Install and Configuration

Posted on January 16, 2019 By

NetApp ONTAP 9 Simulator Install and Configuration

This is the fourth in a series of NetApp training 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 [&h...

VyOS Router Installation and Configuration Tutorial

Posted on January 15, 2019 By

NetApp VyOS Router Install and Configuration

This tutorial explains how to install and configure the VyOS virtual router in VMware Workstation. The networks and IP addresses configured in the tutorial are for my NetApp lab, but you can easily adapt them to any project you’re working on. Scroll down for the step by step video and also te...