Syslog is a universal standard for system messages. It is used by a wide range of IT equipment, so just about every piece of computing kit that you buy will be able to send syslog messages. You can direct these messages to different log files according to the message severity level. But if you plan […]
Here’s a list of the 10 best log management tools: Solarwinds Papertrail Splunk Fluentd Logstash Kibana Graylog XpoLog ManageEngine Syslog Forwarder Managelogs DIY log archiving Looking for an alternative to Cronolog? Cronolog was a handy tool that reorganized your server logs by date. Andrew Ford wrote his own script to split out his Apache web […]
The SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) might well be called the Network Traffic Analyzer. It offers a wide range of sophisticated facilities for managing multi-vendor networks: bandwidth monitoring, traffic analysis, performance analysis, alerts, customizable reports, policy optimization, etc.
When it comes to running commands on Windows, PowerShell has become somewhat of an ace in the hole. For years enthusiasts were limited to the confines of the Windows command line but in 2006, PowerShell emerged as a powerful alternative. In this article we break down what PowerShell is, and provide you a definitive cheat […]
Nmap (or “network mapper”) is one of the most popular free network discovery tools on the market. Over the past decade or so the program has emerged as a core program for network administrators looking to map out their networks and conduct extensive network inventories. It allows the user to find live hosts on their […]
TFTP is a lightweight method to backup configuration files from your network devices to a central server. The SolarWinds TFTP Server is a great tool for organizing those transfers and it is completely free to use.
SolarWinds offers a free secure file transfer facility in its SFTP/SCP Server. The main application of this tool is to copy over backups of network device configurations. Protect your configuration files in transit with this handy utility.
Server management is closely tied to application performance monitoring. SolarWinds combines both server and application monitoring and that creates an essential systems administration tool. Find out more about the SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor.
Subnetting allocated addresses to the sections of your network. The process seems really complicated. However, if you pick your technology and learn how to simplify the calculation process, subnetting gets a whole lot easier. Lean how to master subnetting with this guide.
We review one of SolarWind’s flagship products; their Network Performance Monitor. This flexible system focuses on monitoring the health of the devices connected to a network and works on the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).