Freeware - SolarWinds All Free Network/System/Security/DB/clients monitoring tools

Today I would like to mention several SolarWinds Free tools. 

They have limited options against full versions but have interesting features useful for day by day System and Network administration tasks/monitoring/troubleshooting.

System Administrations tools

  1. Solar-PuTTY Connect to any server or device in your network with Solar-PuTTY for Windows. This is an interesting Putty or PuttyCM alternative.
  2. VM Monitor Hyper-V: monitors your VMware vSphere or Microsoft Hyper-V host and associated virtual machines in real-time.
  3. Server Health Monitor Monitor the health, status, and availability of server hardware.
  4. Exchange Monitor  Monitor and alert on performance, availability, and capacity of your Microsoft Exchange servers.
  5. Remote Execution Enabler for PowerShell Streamline PowerShell tasks across all of your servers.
  6. Admin Bundle for Active Directory Keep your Active Directory tidy with this trio of management tools
  7. Permissions Analyzer for Active Directory Get instant visibility into user and group permissions.
  8. VM Monitor Continuously monitor a VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V host and associated virtual machines.
  9. Diagnostic Tool for the WSUS Agent Test WSUS connections and validate Windows Update Agent configuration.
  10. Web Transaction Watcher Easily record and capture the results of a single web transaction.
  11. WMI Monitor  Monitor real-time performance metrics on Windows servers and applications.
  12. SNMP Enabler for Windows Remotely configure SNMP on Windows servers and workstations.
  13. VM Console Bounce problematic VMs without ever logging into VMware vCenter.
  14. Storage Response Time Monitor Track your sluggish VMs and pinpoint exactly where you have high storage latency.

Security and various tools

  1. Free IT Security Tools:  Manage all end-user trouble tickets and track service request lifecycle, from ticket creation to resolution, from one centralized help desk management web interface.
  2. Event Log Forwarder for Windows Forward Windows events based on event source, event ID, users, computers, and keywords in the event to your syslog server in order to take further action.
  3. Firewall Browser Verify firewall rule changes and perform unlimited configuration searches.
  4. Event Log Consolidator  Consolidate logs from up to five Windows servers or workstations Graph events over time to find patterns and troubleshoot issues Send desktop alerts for specific events or export events to CSV.
  5. Free IT Help Desk Tools Manage all end-user trouble tickets and track service request lifecycle, from ticket creation to resolution, from one centralized help desk management web interface.
  6. Database Performance Analyzer Free Reveal performance bottlenecks deep inside your SQL Server, Oracle, DB2 and SAP ASE instances. No other database monitoring tool focuses on response time and Multi-Dimensional Performance Analysis™ like DPA does.

Network Management Tools

  1. Traceroute NG Perform accurate network path analysis.
  2. Port Scanner  Scan available IP addresses and their corresponding TCP and UDP ports to identify network vulnerabilities.
  3. Network Device Monitor: it work on any devieces with snmp credentials enabled there
  4. NetFlow Configurator Quickly and easily activate NetFlow on your network devices with NetFlow Configurator.
  5. GNS3 Network Emulator Construct and test your network in a risk-free virtual environment.
  6. Real Time AppFlow Analyzer Investigate, troubleshoot, and quickly resolve application and network slowdowns.
  7. Response Time Viewer for Wireshark Quickly analyze Wireshark® packet capture files to troubleshoot performance issues.
  8. Network Analyzer & Bandwidth Monitoring Bundle Monitor network bandwidth usage with our free network analyzer and bandwidth monitor.
  9. TFTP Server Free TFTP server for reliable and secure network file transfers.
  10. IP Address Tracker Scan, track, and manage IP addresses and obtain detailed IP histories and event logs.
  11. Real-Time Bandwidth Monitor Keep a close eye on bandwidth usage with this free bandwidth monitor from SolarWinds.
  12. Real-Time NetFlow Analyzer See what types of traffic are on your network with SolarWinds free netflow analyzer.
  13. Call Detail Record Tracker The free SolarWinds tool that lets you monitor VoIP performance.
  14. Network Configuration Generator Automatically create template-based configuration scripts for network devices.
  15. IP SLA Monitor Analyze IP service levels for network-based apps and services with our free IP SLA Monitor.
  16. Advanced Subnet Calculator Help ensure that your IP addresses don’t conflict with one another, and save time managing DHCP, DNS, and IP addresses.
  17. Wake-On-LAN Power up your network PC remotely.
  18. Kiwi Syslog Server Free Edition View and archive syslog messages and SNMP traps in real time.
  19. FTP Voyager FTP Client for Windows FTP, FTPS, and SFTP secure file transfer and automation with a full-featured scheduler.
  20. SFTP/SCP Server Free SFTP server for reliable and secure network file transfers.