I truly believe if you learn to use each one of these tools, you could probably teach yourself to be an outstanding systems engineer.
The following list of systems tools we have here can help you to effectively manage and maintain complex computer systems. They enable you to streamline system management, improve system security, reduce downtime, enhance system performance and increase your value as an engineer in the IT industry.
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Just a brilliant piece of software for comparing files and folders, synching them and knowing what files are actually different in two similar folders. Great for copying large amounts of data through a graphical user interface and not having to worry if the copy stops and where it stopped, because it’s colour coded and plain to see.
It’s a while since I’ve used it, but I’m told it’s still the tool of choice for GUI file and folder comparisons.
A massive suite of tools produced by Microsoft to help monitor and automate functions on servers desktops and networks. There’s file and disk utilities, networking utilities, Process, Security, utilities and system information tools.
Process Explorer (part of the suite) deserves a special mention. It allows you tofind out what files, registry keys and other objects processes have open, which DLLs they have loaded, and even who owns them.
A great tool for network discovery and security auditing. network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. It maps all connected hosts on a network and gives you a heap of information about them.
TCPDUMP is a data-network packet analyzer computer program that runs under a command line interface. It allows the user to display TCP/IP and other packets being transmitted or received over a network to which the computer is attached.
Wireshark is the world’s foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you see what’s happening on your network at a microscopic level. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.
The program shows all network devices, gives you access to shared folders, provides remote control of computers (via RDP and Radmin), and can even remotely switch computers off. It’s used mostly to easily see what devices are active on a given subnet with details that can help identify them.
“Heidi” lets you see and edit data and structures from computers running one of the database systems MariaDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite. A great free and lightweight tool to help easily administer SQL databases.
Angry IP Scanner (or simply ipscan) is an open-source and cross-platform network scanner designed to be fast and simple to use. It scans IP addresses and ports as well as has many other features. It’s similar to Advanced IP Scanner.
GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions. With GParted you can resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss, enabling you to: – Grow or shrink your C: drive – Create space for new operating systems – Attempt data rescue from lost partitions