October 2005 (5)
VMware Player is free software that enables PC users to easily run any virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC. VMware Player runs virtual machines created by VMware Workstation, GSX Server or ESX Server and also supports Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disk formats.VMware Player can be used by anyone to run virtual machines on a Windows or Linux PC. VMware Player makes it quick and easy to take advantage of the security, flexibility, and portability of virtual machines.
IP Lookup is a small free Windows software tool for finding the owner of an IP block. Specify an IP Number and IP Lookup will retrieve all available information including the name and address of the ISP or the organization that owns the IP block. The software can also resolve a host name into the corresponding IP and then lookup the IP. Is your firewall software reporting too many access attempts from a specific IP address? IP Lookup will help you track down his ISP. Once you gather enough data you should be able to file a report with the ISP.
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Spotcheck is a handy, freeware program that provides basic site usage statistics from IIS log files. You don't have to look at any advertising or give us an email address. Just download and use.
The Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Availability Reporting Management Pack collects and analyzes data for Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, IIS, AD, it uses the event logs of your servers, and generates reports that you can study to improve server availability and reliability. You can identify the causes for planned and unplanned downtime and take preemptive actions to decrease downtime in the future.
Availability Reporting uses a number of metrics to provides data that you can view and customize to suit the needs of your IT organization. Each type of report includes tables or graphs with information about the availability and reliability of servers in your environment. You can input parameters, such as specific periods of time, to filter the data presented in the reports.
Availability Reports provide detailed and specific availability and reliability information for several Microsoft applications. For applications not currently supported, Availability Reporting provides basic availability and reliability statistics at the operating system level. In such cases, Availability Reporting measures whether the operating system is running but does not measure whether applications are running.