Here’s a list of some of resources in which I commonly use on the web to find out info and to keep up to date in the world of Tech.
Lets not be silly everybody’s 1st port of call 🙂
VMware vSphere Blog
Useful Free Tools
Advanced IP Scanner – Cant find a free IP address on the network or unable to find the iLO or iDRAC address. Good tool that scans a network range and exportable to csv.
Gparted Live – Easily resize volumes. I’ve used this tool several times to increase the size of Windows Server 2003 System partitions.
Microsoft Active Directory Topology Diagrammer – Used to Map Out AD, DNS, DFS and Group Policy Structure for a Domain and Forest
MxToolBox – Good reference tool to check your external DNS is resolving correctly. Good 1st troubleshooting tool to check mail flow.
RAID Calculator – Easily calculate how many RAID storage requirements.
Subnet Calculator – Quick way to check your sub-netting your network correctly and not wasting IP allocation.
Veeam Stencils for VMware and Hyper-V – Free Microsoft Visio Stencils, great for documenting Server and Network configurations.