The book covered almost every command possible to enter. If you read the DOC you would find that they managed to utilize all details. I was surprised by the amount of depth, but again CCIE is about doing one thing by 3 different ways.
This is what i wish for,
One of their good tools that I recommend any network engineer to use is the SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset. I have used it for a while now, and it made my life easier with some various tasks. It shows its strength when i need to troubleshoot something in the network, or I just want to monitor some certain part of the network with zoomed glasses.
If you are considering to buy this product, and want a a look and feel of what it can do. I have made few entries for them.
DNS analyzer is such interesting tool. it will show how a domain name is being used, which servers, their real names, ip address, etc. For example i used www.kfpum.edu.sa since it is hosted in single site, the analysis was straight simple. But doing a www.Yahoo.com is just over killing it, as shown in the second image below. Just looking at it makes my head starts spinning. Although www.google.com provided much simpler output.
DNS resolver will give you the IP address, and the who’s information you would expect from various websites. So, it is really a good tool to track the traffic, and who is using what. The second tool will take a range of IP addresses, and do the who’s analysis.
Lastly, one of the most important tools, that i’ve been using so often is the ConfigViewer. (once you run it, you can upload, download and find the difference). I’ve been using it to download, and mostly compare. I have used it for upload as well after i finished edited the config file. So, it really is very good tool. Eases the operation of working with configuration files.
As seem above, screenshots. First to download the config file. Second image to view it, write on it. (go find what i wrote!!!) and Lastly, to find the difference.
This was the third part of this series. Hopefully soon i will have more features covered.]]>
The Studio enables to use few features that actually matter, most of the features mentioned in the first entry are stand alone applications. The studio let you monitor CPU, Memory, and Links. It further enables you to see the Routes, port maps, and neighbors.
The CPU and Link utilization can be configured thoroughly with proper alarms to be shown in case of exceeding the limits. The image below shows the CPU and Link utilization example
The Utilization can be seen in percentage, Gauge or in Charts. Each has its own use, from very abstract values, to detailed (in the charts) value.
The neighbors View is such a good tool to ease the drawing! I mean, it actually traces the network to the number of wanted hops. I have chosen only 1 hop in the image below. It shows the device, and which devices it is connected to with their IP addresses, and interface information. It really extracts the CDP information, which is very rich.
This feature will surely help any new network engineer, or even a consultant to have a look and the feel of the network when troubleshooting or understanding the network.
The above image shows the Route Viewer feature. The user choose the router, and the tool will find the routing table. What i really wanted to see is the incorporation of both map view and route view. So you can see the traceroute but instead of the normal output, you see it graphically.
The last feature in this entry is the Port Mapper. This tool will find all the ports, the macs associated with it, and many other information such as: IP, DNS name, Link speed, Link queue, and the other information that you can see in cisco devices when using the command “show interface type num/num ”
This concludes part 2 of the review. Tune in for part 3. Lastly, don’t mind my mspaint skills. i had to hide the IP addresses.]]>
In this entry, I would highlight all the functions that can be done using the Engineer’s Toolset, later in other entries we will see some of them, and how they work.
Once the Toolset is installed you can operate the following.
Although the list have some duplicated items. It is cause these tools can be categorized under more than one name.]]>
In brief words IT360 is
IT360 is an Integrated IT management solution by ManageEngine designed to Monitor and Manage IT Infrastructure for Medium and Large Enterprise. ManageEngine IT360 adds a business context to monitoring IT Resources, there by helping the various stakeholders understand the impact of downtimes on the business.
This review is actually old. But im making a formal point where all the links to the blog entries can be found from one place. The review consisted of three parts as following: