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 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%]   Let’s say that we’...

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%]   Traditional Datastores   A good way to expla...

Cisco Factory Reset and Password Recovery

Posted on November 24, 2021 By

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, you’ll learn how to factory reset your router or switch and how to do a password recovery if you’ve lost the enable password. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorial.   Cisco Factory Reset and Password Recovery [youtube v = iTW2JoTaBdk maxwidth = 10...

NetApp VSC Storage Capability Profiles

Posted on October 28, 2021 By

In this NetApp tutorial, you’ll learn about Storage Capability Profiles (SCP) in the NetApp Virtual Storage Console (VSC). What Storage Capability Profiles allow you to do is specify the characteristics of the storage. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorials.   For example, you ...

Cisco Basic Connectivity Troubleshooting

Posted on September 22, 2021 By

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, you’ll learn about basic connectivity troubleshooting. We’ll take a look at the ping and traceroute tools in a bit of depth. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorials. Cisco Basic Connectivity Troubleshooting Video Tutorial [youtube v = lVifLLKYCI...

NetApp VSC Installation

Posted on August 24, 2021 By

In this NetApp tutorial, you’ll learn about the installation of the NetApp VSC, the Virtual Storage Console. Scroll down for the video and also text tutorial.   NetApp VSC Installation Video Tutorial [youtube v = Q_dPZFRzH7A maxwidth = 100%]   VSC UVA Deployment   The Unified Vi...

Cisco The Lower OSI Layers

Posted on August 3, 2021 By

In this Cisco CCNA tutorial, you’ll learn about the bottom four OSI Layers and their definitions. Scroll down for the video and also the text tutorial. Cisco The Lower OSI Layers Video Tutorial [youtube v = hDuN3pl-reE maxwidth = 100%]   Where network engineers are not typically very conc...

NetApp VMware Storage – VAAI, VASA, and MPP

Posted on July 20, 2021 By

In this NetApp tutorial, you’ll learn about VMware terminology, which is specific to storage. That’s VAAI, VASA, and Multi-Path Plugins (MPP). Scroll down for the video and also text tutorial. NetApp VMware Storage – VAAI, VASA, and MPP Video Tutorial [youtube v = _1FuBJ-2sVs maxwi...