Network Engineer’s Essentials


 

1. Teamviewer

www.teamviewer.com

Best software (but proprietary) package for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers. Alternative options are:

  • Windows Remote Desktop Connection. …
  • CloudBerry Remote Assistant. …
  • Join.me – One of the Best Remote Desktop Programs. …
  • RealVNC. …
  • Splashtop. …
  • Ammyy Adminn. …
  • Ultra VNC – Best Free Alternative to TeamViewer. …
  • LogMeIn Pro.

 

2. N-map

www.nmap.org

A free and open source tool for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network admins also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime.

 

3. GNS3

www.gns3.com

GNS3 allows you to visualize, plan, test and troubleshoot network environments across any vendor platform at scale – without the need to directly interact with the network hardware.

 

4. Notepad++

www.notepad-plus-plus.org

Useful tool than normal Notepad. Can open, edit and compare multiple configuration files..

 

5. SecureCRT

www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt

Whether you are replacing Telnet or Terminal, or need a more capable secure remote access tool, SecureCRT is an application you can live in all day long. With the solid security of SSH, extensive session management, and advanced scripting, SecureCRT will help raise your productivity to the nth degree.

 

6. Wireshark

www.wireshark.org

Wireshark is a network packet analyzer. A network packet analyzer will try to capture network packets and tries to display that packet data as detailed as possible. … Wireshark is perhaps one of the best open source packet analyzers available today.

 

7. Virtualbox & VMware Workstation

Essentials for virtualisation of network equipment. Virtualbox is free from Oracle while Vmware Workstation is paid …. around $100 (but it is really worth more than that)

www.virtualbox.org

www.vmware.com/products/workstation-pro

 

 

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