Every true handyman has a toolkit – essentially just a holding place for all of his tools. These tools are key parts of any fix-it project: tightening up a bolt here, adjusting a crooked painting there, quieting the creaky door upstairs.

The Diagnostics and DNS Verification categories of the WhatsUp Gold Engineer’s Toolkit aren’t much different in funcionality than the toolkit you may use at home. The diagnostic tools, including Enhanced Ping, Trace Route, WAN Load Generator, Spam Blast, and SNMP Grapher, help network engineers diagnose a problem and implement the solution quickly and efficiently. The DNS Verification tools (DNS WhoIs Resolver, DNS Audit, DNS Analyzer) help locate and resolve DNS errors and ensure your DNS is mapped correctly.

The WhatsUp Gold Engineer’s Toolkit is great for quickly troubleshooting network issues ad-hoc; for more continuous scalable monitoring consider WhatsUp Gold. How’s that for IT Management Made Simple?

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The Dude network monitor is a new application by MikroTik which can dramatically improve the way you manage your network enviroment. It will automatically scan all devices within specified subnets, draw and layout a map of your networks, monitor services of your devices and alert you in case some service has problems.

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Some of it’s features:

* The Dude is free of charge!
* Auto network discovery and layout
* Discovers any type or brand of device
* Device, Link monitoring, and notifications
* Includes SVG icons for devices, and supports custom icons and backgrounds
* Easy installation and usage
* Allows you to draw your own maps and add custom devices
* Supports SNMP, ICMP, DNS and TCP monitoring for devices that support it
* Individual Link usage monitoring and graphs
* Direct access to remote control tools for device management
* Supports remote Dude server and local client
* Runs in Linux Wine enviroment, MacOS Darwine, and Windows
* Best price/value ratio compared to other products (free of charge)

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