IT Pro Tuesday #115
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Hello IT Pro,
Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!
This week, we’re looking for your favorite tools to share with the community. Please let us know those that help you do things more easily so you get better at your job!
As always, we’re updating the full, searchable list on our website here. Enjoy.
But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. Hornetsecurity has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.
A Free Tool
Paessler SNMP Tester is a debugging tool for monitoring configurations that use SNMP. Allows you to run simple SNMP requests against a device in your network to debug SNMP activities. Can validate if your SNMP configuration will function with programs like PRTG Network Monitor.
Powershell Scripts is a collection of simple scripts that can help with a number of routine tasks. Kindly shared by stank58, who tells us they "get the job done for what I need to do!"
Another Free Tool
V2V Converter/P2V Migrator is useful when migration or hypervisor switch is needed. The tool allows you to clone and transform virtual machines from one format to another and convert physical machines into virtual ones. kabanossi explains, "It supports ESXi, KVM and Hyper-V conversions. It worked well all the time. Moreover, it helps when you need to move a VM between different hypervisor versions."
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide is a tutorial intended to help a beginner progress rapidly to the intermediate/advanced level. It serves as a textbook, a manual for self-study and a reference on shell scripting techniques. Provides exercises and examples that offer an opportunity to actually write scripts.
Protocol Family Encapsulations is a one-page reference for TCP/IP, Novell Netware, DECnet, AppleTalk, ISO and the 7-layer network model. Also shows a nice glossary of networking acronyms.
P.S. Bonus Free Tools
GitKraken is an open-source Git client for Windows, Mac and Linux. coolsheep769 recommends it for those seeking a "GUI client for Git."
Message Header Analyzer is pretty much what the name suggests. There’s an app version as well as a website. meatwad75892 suggests it because "analyzers are a dime a dozen and technically you can read plain headers on your own, but the site and plugins are among the easiest-to-read if you need to get the details and/or delivery path of a message to prove something to someone else [who] may not know exactly how to interpret headers."
Have a fantastic week and as usual, let us know any comments.