When working in technology there is a lot of value in try before you buy. However, some companies just have really great free tools that are invaluable to our technical work days. If you can simplify your work day wouldn’t you? So which tools are great and which ones are not? Where can you find the best free tools for your enterprise environment? The following list is a great place to start, and also check back once in awhile as I expect to update this list often.
Free Excel Templates for IT Budgeting – Budget time is challenging enough, why not simplify it with these free templates to help streamline your process?
Visio Stencils for a Polished and Professional Data Center Design – Impress your boss with these free Visio Stencils that will provide polish to your next big project design.
Veeam Backup Free Edition for VMWare or Hyper-V – Need a way to backup your virtual environments? This tool is one to check out!
Virtual Health Monitoring Tool – Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments. Definitely worth evaluating for your organizational needs.
Admin Bundle for Active Directory – This free tool will help you add and remove user accounts from Active Directory in an automated fashion.
Exchange Monitor – A great free tool that will help you understand the health of your Microsoft Exchange environment.
VM Monitor – Wondering how healthy your VMWare hosts are? Already monitoring this, and need a second opinion? This tool can help.
VM Console – Don’t want to take the time to login to VMWare, but need to reboot a server. This is the tool for you, and it’s free.
Storage Response Time Monitor – Looking to understand if you are having issues with systems due to storage response time? This free tool will get you started.
Monitor Web Transactions – Need to monitor web transactions, this tool will help you know what is going on with them.
VM to Cloud Calulator – The cloud is not always cheaper, so get an understanding of what it will cost you to move to Azure, AWS, or Rackspace today.
Remote Execution Enabler for Powershell – This is a FREE desktop tool that enables you to quickly troubleshoot network slowdowns between sites and easily understand device-to-device performance using sophisticated Cisco IP SLA operations already built into your network.
The more free tools I find for you, the more I will add to this list! Enjoy!