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NetApp From the Ground Up - A Beginner’s Guide Part 2

November 16, 2014 | 7 minute read

Overview Source #1 Reference: Datadisk - NetApp Overview The NetApp filer also know as NetApp Fabric-Attached Storage (FAS) is a type of disk storage device which owns and controls a filesystem and present files and directories over the network, it uses an operating systems called Data ONTAP (based on FreeBSD). NetApp Filers can offer th...

NetApp From the Ground Up - A Beginner’s Guide Part 1

November 16, 2014 | 1 minute read

I have recently started working on a FlexPod environment. The environment relies on NetApp for all of its storage needs, but unfortunately I hadn’t worked with NetApp products before. Because of this I have been spending most of my spare time reading and labbing so that I could build my skills up as quickly as possible. An issue I ran into, and...

How to Land your Dream Job

November 15, 2014 | 4 minute read

I have been very lucky in my career to date. Over the years I have been given the privilege of working in some great roles which I have thoroughly enjoyed. But perhaps it’s not luck which has helped me get these roles? In this blog post I’ll explain my attitudes towards work in the hope that it helps you land your dream job too. While the trait...

Subnetting Made Easy - Index

August 31, 2013 | less than 1 minute read

Below is a list of all the posts in the “Subnetting Made Easy” series: Subnetting Made Easy, Part 1 Subnetting Made Easy, Part 2 Subnetting Made Easy, Part 3 Subnetting Made Easy, Part 4 Subnetting Made Easy, Part 5 Subnetting Made Easy, Part 6 Subnetting Made Easy - Formula My posts on Stack Exchange’s Network Engineering foru...

Zone-Based Policy Firewall, Part 2

August 13, 2013 | 4 minute read

In my previous post I touched on the four parts (Zones & Zone Members, Class Maps, Policy Maps and Zone Pairs) which make up a ZFW configuration. In this post I will explain the “actions” which are used to tell the router how to handle inbound and outbound traffic flows. Actions Actions are applied to Class Maps which as they’re being nest...