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10 Server and Admin Apps for Your iPhone or iPad Page 2

By Eric Geier (Send Email)
Posted Jul 28, 2011


6. MySQL Mobile Database Client ($7.99)

This gives you the ability to directly connect to your MySQL databases so you can browse, search, and update data right on your iOS device. Run queries with the Query Designer or use custom SQL, generate charts, and build reports. Export data to Numbers, Mail, CSV files, or save for offline access. It's compatible with MySQL versions 3, 4, and 5. For a secure link you can connect when using a VPN or use the built-in SSH tunneling.

7. VMware vSphere Client for iPad (Free)

This is a companion interface to the traditional VMware vSphere client. You can monitor the performance and mange vSphere hosts and virtual machines, right from your iPad. Start, stop and suspend virtual machines, and view and restore their snapshots. Reboot vSphere hosts or enable maintenance mode. Do troubleshooting using built-in ping and traceroute tools.

VMware vSphere and VMware vCenter Server 4.x or higher are supported. Other requirements include the vCenter Mobile Access (vCMA) virtual appliance and network connection to the vCMA virtual appliance (via built-in VPN client).

8. MFreeNAS 7 (Free or $0.99)

This lets you control a FreeNAS server from your iOS device. The free version only allows an HTTP connection and limited ports. It supports Wake-On-LAN, shutdown, and for the iPad only an integrated WebGUI. The premium version adds HTTPS and custom port connections. It also features support for reboot, system info, and hard drive info.

9. Linux Command Reference (Free)

This is a simple (but free) Linux command-line reference guide, great for beginners or those that only occasionally work. You can browse for commands by categories, such as file commands, file permissions, installation, network, and SSH. Then you'd see a list of commands with a short description.

10. Linux Command Reference+ ($0.99)

This is a more thorough reference guide to Linux commands, designed for both the iPhone/iPod touch and the iPad. It's useful for both beginner and advanced Linux users. It provides over 1200 man pages for commands and tools and 100 command-line tips and tricks. You can search for commands by typing the first few letters. When you see the command show in the search results, tap it to see a brief summary of the command. Then tap it again to bring up the full man page.

Eric Geier is the founder of NoWiresSecurity, which helps businesses easily protect their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise mode of WPA/WPA2 security by offering a hosted RADIUS/802.1X service. He is also a freelance tech writer--become a Twitter follower or use the RSS Feed to keep up with his writings.

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