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 Cisco, NetApp and VMware.

Cisco The Upper OSI Layers

Posted on July 13, 2021 By

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, you’ll learn about the upper layers of the OSI model. That’s the upper three layers, 5, 6, and 7. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorials. Cisco The Upper OSI Layers Video Tutorial [youtube v = DPA-bpMkSRs maxwidth = 100%]   Network enginee...

NetApp NIC Teaming

Posted on July 6, 2021 By

In this NetApp tutorial, you’ll learn about NIC teaming and how it works. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorial. NetApp NIC Teaming Video Tutorial [youtube v = r2Rt1K_2bJA maxwidth = 100%]   NIC teaming allows you to combine your physical NICs, which are your Network Interface ...

Cisco The TCP/IP Stack

Posted on June 29, 2021 By

Cisco The TCP/IP Stack

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, you’ll learn about the TCP/IP suite, and how it compares to the OSI Model. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorials. Cisco The TCP/IP Stack Tutorial [youtube v = aAgZXijvhvk maxwidth = 100%]   TCP/IP was developed way back in the 1960s by the US Depar...

NetApp ONTAP VLANs

Posted on June 22, 2021 By

In this NetApp tutorial, you’ll learn about ONTAP VLANs. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorial. NetApp ONTAP VLANs Tutorial [youtube v = w5HIt3SHXY8 maxwidth = 100%]   We can use VLANs in ONTAP to share our physical network ports among different client connection types but ...

Cisco Open Systems Interconnection OSI Model Overview

Posted on June 15, 2021 By

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, you’re going to learn about the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorial. Cisco Open Systems Interconnection OSI Model Overview Tutorial [youtube v = CgpZRPBbvUs maxwidth = 100%]   The Open Systems Interconnect...

Cisco Speed and Duplex Settings

Posted on May 25, 2021 By

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, you’ll learn about interface speed and duplex. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorial. Cisco Speed and Duplex Settings Video Tutorial [youtube v = gaFBFA0MrgI maxwidth = 100%]   Interface Speed and Duplex   Interface speed and duplex are set to ...

Cisco Routers

Posted on May 11, 2021 By

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, you’ll learn about the basic operation of routers and how they compare to switches. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorial. Cisco Routers Video Tutorial [youtube v = tUS6WAOZIDg maxwidth = 100%]   Routers   Routers route. That’s why th...

NetApp Licensing

Posted on May 4, 2021 By

In this NetApp tutorial, you’ll learn about ONTAP licensing. I’ll explain how the licensing works, the available different license types, and show you how to configure it in both the System Manager GUI and the command line. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorial. NetApp Licensing V...