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.

NetApp VMware vSphere on ONTAP Best Practice

Posted on May 27, 2022 By

In this NetApp tutorial, I’ll wrap up the section by covering the best practices for VMware vSphere on ONTAP storage. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorials.   NetApp VMware vSphere on ONTAP Best Practice Video Tutorial [youtube v = ioVSRgBbHZA maxwidth = 100%] [testimonial_vie...

The Cisco IP Header

Posted on April 26, 2022 By

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, we’re going to cover Layer 3 of the OSI model, which is the Network Layer. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorials.   The Cisco IP Header Video Tutorial [youtube v = r0WFtmAQO-s maxwidth = 100%] [testimonial_view id=”1″]   Layer 3 ...

NetApp Introduction to VMware vSphere

Posted on April 22, 2022 By

In this NetApp tutorial, you’ll learn about virtualization with VMware vSphere. I’ll explain the different components and how storage and networking work. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorial.   NetApp Introduction to VMware vSphere Video Tutorial [youtube v = SKY0xGctTrU ma...

Cisco Operating Systems

Posted on March 9, 2022 By

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, you’ll learn about the different Operating Systems that run on Cisco’s different router and switch platforms. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorials.   Cisco Operating Systems Video Tutorial [youtube v = Ji4Jmc9EhY0 maxwidth = 100%] [testi...

NetApp Snapshot Restores

Posted on February 26, 2022 By

In this NetApp tutorial, you’ll learn how to do restores from snapshots, using either the ONTAP command line or doing it from client hosts. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorials.   NetApp Snapshot Restores Video Tutorial [youtube v = k6DQ3z4CoGU maxwidth = 100%] [testimoni...

Cisco The Life of a Packet

Posted on February 15, 2022 By

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, we’re going to walk through the life of a packet from the sender through to the receiver and how everything works together to make that possible. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorial. Cisco The Life of a Packet Video Tutorial [youtube v = MlYjZF9SXs...

Cisco A Very Basic Introduction to Networking

Posted on January 18, 2022 By

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, I’m going to give you a very basic introduction to networking. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorials.   Cisco A Very Basic Introduction to Networking Video Tutorial [youtube v = jSFcNQM6QzI maxwidth = 100%] [testimonial_view id=”1″]...

NetApp VVols on ONTAP

Posted on January 4, 2022 By

In this NetApp tutorial, you’ll learn about VMware VVols, that’s Virtual Volumes, with ONTAP storage. Scroll down for the video and also text tutorials. NetApp VVols on ONTAP Video Tutorial [youtube v = AXcUjVqwmhE maxwidth = 100%] [testimonial_view id=”2″]   Traditional...