IT Pro Tuesday #73

SQL Server Check, Email Blog, Linux Book & More... 

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Hello IT Pro, 

Each week we're updating the full 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. As always, EveryCloud has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A Free Tool

Blackbox Exporter lets you check if HTTP and HTTPS endpoints are working. Allows blackbox probing of endpoints over HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, TCP and ICMP. Suggested by SuperQue.

A Blog

Spam Resource is the blog of Al Iverson, an expert on email deliverability and marketing. Topics include email, anti-spam, policy compliance and email marketing best practices. The large library of posts goes all the way back to 2001. 

Another Free Tool

Core Temp is an easy-to-use, compact monitor of processor temperature and other vital information. It can display temperature for each individual core of every processor in your system so you can see temperature fluctuations in real time during different workloads. Customizeable and expandable, with plugins to extend functionality. Appreciation for this one goes to jjkmk.

A Book

Beginning the Linux Command Line, 2nd ed., was written for system administrators, software developers, and enthusiastic users who are interested in mastering the command line in Linux. Since many commands have confusing documentation, this guide helps fill the gap with easily understandable explanations that are distribution agnostic. Covers how Linux is organized and how to work with files & directories, administer users & security and deploy firewalld.

One More Free Tool

sp_Blitz is a fast, easy SQL server health check that flags common issues. For each warning, you get a link to a web page with more detailed information. Helps identify configuration settings that are causing slow performance or unreliability. Thanks to vIpshnu for the suggestion.


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Zenmap is the multiplatform, open-source GUI for Nmap Security Scanner. Makes Nmap easier for beginners while also offering advanced features for experienced users. Profiles of often-used scans can be saved for easy access, and a command creator allows interactive creation of Nmap command lines. Scan results can be saved in a searchable database. Recommended by nsto for those who are "on Windows and want an actually useful, extremely powerful network scanner."

Telegraf is an open source, plugin-driven server agent that helps collect metrics from your stacks, sensors and systems. It is written in Go, compiles into a single binary with no external dependencies and requires a minimal memory footprint. Recommended by unikstylz.

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

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SQL Server Check, Email Blog, Linux Book & More