TFTP Server Users: Try Engineer's Toolset

TFTP Server Users: Try Engineer's Toolset



hello josh stevens here head geek at SolarWinds as a network engineer i use a lot of different free tools and applications to help me do my job every day some of my favorite are the ones with solar winds including the real-time netflow traffic analyzer and the new IP SLA monitor but of all the different tools out there by far the most commonly download and most popular is actually the free tftp server now if tftp is actually a protocol that a lot of us use to do I OS and firmware pushes to devices or do config management tasks and if you're doing these types of tasks then you're probably a network engineer or network administrator and you know there are a lot of different things you need to do as a part of your daily job that are above and beyond what a free tftp server can do and that's really where the engineers toolset comes in now engineers toolset its collection of tools that actually help you do your job more effectively as an engineer there are tools for doing config management on Cisco devices for doing IP address management and subnetting and DNS analysis of course there are some discovery applications I like my favorite IP network browser and of course which port mapper which you've probably heard about lots of different tools great great collection there but really what I want to talk to that today is a new workspace to do that you see on the screen now workspace studio is actually a new feature in engineers toolset version 10 and it lets you create these customized workspaces to make trouble shooting a lot easier let me show you how it works I'm going to go to create a new tab or word space and i'm going to rename this something relevant let's say I'm troubleshooting you know accounting server issues because of people on accounting may be calling you saying that they're having server issues of the network seems slow and you want to troubleshoot that now once you've done that all you do is go grab some gadgets that you want to use and simply drag and drop those gadgets right onto the word space I know I'm going to go ahead and grab just a handful of them here and let's just grab for instance while Rattata response time chart now once you've done that to get started what you do is you drag and drop the devices that you want to put in the gadgets over on the gadgets and dynamically now it will start collecting the data you need so it's very very easy to troubleshoot and diagnose issues again all I do is drag and drop these devices right over on top of the gadgets in a way we do now once I've done that I can very quickly see where I'm having the performance issues let me go ahead and bring you up response time chart for these devout these guys and start to notice you know specifically where the issues might be now I can save this so the next time someone from accounting calls it says hey you know dude we're having a problem the server slow rather than get started from scratch all I have to do now is go up under my save tabs and click on accounting server issues and it will launch that data for me start collecting it real time make it very easy to analyze you know in a lot of ways the engineers toolset it's sort of like if you took all of our free tools together you know put them on steroids and let them lift weights for a while they get really big and strong it's a great collection of applications a great collection of tools and the best part is you can actually go to solar winds calm right now and just click on products and then go find the engineers toolset and download it for free and try it out now the evaluation will work for 14 days you can actually extend that but even if you don't buy it will fall back to a free tool set at the end and there's still a tremendous amount of value there so again it's josh stevens here with solar winds talking about tftp server a great application by itself but how much more you can do with a toolset locked our engineers toolset thanks a lot have a great day

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