The Journey of a Network Engineer

Jul 9 2011   3:37AM GMT

Review – SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset – Part1

Sulaiman Syed Profile: Sulaiman Syed

SolarWinds provide various solutions for Network management, network monitoring, storage, VMware, and servers monitoring and management. We have purchased the license for Engineer’s Toolset. It certainly made my life easier when it comes to managing Cisco devices, and monitoring some other critical Cisco devices.

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.

  1. SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset
    1. WorkSpace Studio
    2. Classic Tools
      1. Cisco Tools
        1. Cisco Router Password Decryption
        2. Compare Running vs Startup Configs
        3. Config Downloader
        4. Config Transfer
        5. Config Upload
        6. Config Viewer
        7. CPU Gauge
        8. IP Network Browser
        9. Netflow configurator
        10. Netflow Realtime
        11. Proxy Ping
        12. Router CPU load
        13. TFTP server
      2. IP address Management
        1. Advanced Subnet Calculator
        2. DHCP Scope Monitor
        3. DNS & Who Is resolver
        4. DNS Analyzer
        5. DNS Audit
        6. IP address Management
        7. IP Network Browser
        8. Ping Sweep
      3. Network Discovery
        1. DNS Audit
        2. IP Address Management
        3. Mac Address Discovery
        4. IP Network Browser
        5. Network Sonar
        6. Ping Sweep
        7. Ping
        8. Port Scanner
        9. SNMP Sweep
        10. Subnet List
        11. Switch Port Mapper
      4. Network Monitoring
        1. Advance CPU load
        2. Bandwidth Gauges
        3. Network Monitor
        4. Network Performance Monitor
        5. Real time interface Monitor
        6. Router CPU Load
        7. SNMP Real time Graph
        8. Syslog Server
        9. Watch it!
      5. Ping & diagnostic
        1. DNS Analyzer
        2. Enhanced Ping
        3. Ping Sweep
        4. Ping
        5. Proxy Ping
        6. Send Page
        7. Spam Blacklist
        8. TraceRoute
        9. Wake-On-LAN
        10. WAN Killer
      6. Security
        1. Cisco Router Password Decryption
        2. Edit Dictionaries
        3. Port Scanner
        4. Remote TCP Session Reset
        5. SNMP Brute Force Attack
        6. SNMP Dictionary Attack
        7. Spam Blacklist
      7. SNMP Tools
        1. MIP Viewer
        2. MIP Walk
        3. SNMP MIP Browser
        4. SNMP Trap Editor
        5. SNMP Trap Receiver
        6. Update System MIB

Although the list have some duplicated items. It is cause these tools can be categorized under more than one name.

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