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.

NetApp VLANs Networking Tutorial

Posted on August 21, 2020 By

In this NetApp training tutorial, I will explain about NetApp VLANs. This is the second post in our NetApp networking video tutorial series. Scroll down for the video and also text tutorial. NetApp VLANs Networking Video Tutorial [youtube v = rQzDIlIntNQ maxwidth = 100%] VLANs are ubiquitous in netw...

NetApp Unified Replication

Posted on August 20, 2020 By

In this NetApp training tutorial, you’ll learn about unified replication which allows you to configure both SnapMirror and SnapVault on the same destination volume to provide both disaster recovery and backup capability. Scroll down for the video and also text tutorials.   NetApp Unified ...

Spanning Tree and HSRP Alignment

Posted on August 18, 2020 By

In this Cisco CCNA training tutorial, you’ll learn how to align your spanning tree and HSRP configuration so that they line up with each other. Scroll down for the video and also text tutorials. Spanning Tree and HSRP Alignment Video Tutorial [youtube v = jabA01bQLNA maxwidth = 100%] Spanning ...

NetApp Interface Groups Tutorial

Posted on August 17, 2020 By

In this NetApp training tutorial, I will explain the NetApp Interface Groups. Interface Groups enable link aggregation of one or more Ethernet interfaces. This is the first in a series on NetApp networking, you can find links to the other tutorials at the bottom of the page. Scroll down for the vide...

Flash Pool Tutorial – NetApp VST (Virtual Storage Tier)

Posted on August 14, 2020 By

In this NetApp training tutorial, I will explain how Flash Pool aggregates on NetApp ONTAP storage systems work. Flash Pool is a NetApp VST (Virtual Storage Tier) caching technology. Scroll down for the video and also text tutorial. Flash Pool – NetApp VST (Virtual Storage Tier) Video Tutorial...

NetApp ALUA and SLM Tutorial

Posted on August 13, 2020 By

In this NetApp training tutorial, you’ll learn about ALUA and SLM, which stand for Asymmetric Logical Unit Access and Selective LUN Mapping respectively. These are used to control what paths are going to be advertised to the client to access its SAN storage. Scroll down for the video and also ...

NetApp High Availability

Posted on August 12, 2020 By

NetApp High Availability

In this NetApp training tutorial, I will discuss NetApp High Availability on FAS controllers. Your storage system is almost certainly going to be a mission critical component in your environment so you don’t want to have any single points of failure. Controller redundancy is provided by the H...

NAS Network Attached Storage Overview

Posted on August 10, 2020 By

In this SAN and NAS Storage tutorial, I’ll cover the basics of Network Attached Storage and show you what NAS looks like from the client’s point of view with a lab demo. I will also examine the differences between NAS and SAN. Scroll down for the video and also text tutorial. Want the comple...