OS 10 Free Server Tools Your Organization Needs Page 2

10 Free Server Tools Your Organization Needs Page 2




More Free Server Tools

6. IP Plan

IP Plan is a little-known project that has potential in any size environment. It’s not a DNS service, but it is a web-based, IP tracking application. The reasoning behind a tool like IP Plan is that DNS tracks systems that are in use. But to whom do you go when an IP address conflict, and how do you know which IP addresses are free to use? You won’t — unless you have a tool like IP Plan. It’s easy to use and free. What more could you want?

7. Eclipse

Got tools? Add these valuable and free server tools to your toolbox to make your computers, network and wallet very happy.

Eclipse is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which you can use to create applications with almost any computer programming language. Eclipse has wide language support, but it is historically viewed as a Java development tool. You can develop Windows applications in this very complete IDE as well as applications for every current operating system.

8. KVM

Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM), now owned and supported by Red Hat, is a free, full virtualization solution. Full virtualization means hardware abstraction enables you to use almost any OS in a virtual machine. Each virtual machine has its own display, network, disk, and BIOS, and it functions like a physical system. You install an OS into a virtual machine just as you would to a physical system. Yes, even Windows.

9. OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org (OO.o) is the free equivalent of Microsoft’s popular office suite. OO.o sports a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation program, database and more. It is compatible with Microsoft Office and can use or export in almost every imaginable file format. OpenOffice.org is not only easy on the wallet (free), but it’s also the darling of IBM, which has created its own derivative: Lotus Smartsuite.

10. Webmin

Webmin, for the unitiated, is the ultimate lazy system administrator tool. It’s a web-based interface to your UNIX or Linux system that covers almost every configurable aspect of the system and any add-on program you can ponder. You can’t rely on it for 100 percent of your system administration tasks, but you can probably use it for 99 percent of them.

Ken Hess is a freelance writer who writes on a variety of open source topics including Linux, databases, and virtualization. He is also the coauthor of Practical Virtualization Solutions, which was published in October 2009. You may reach him through his web site at http://www.kenhess.com.

Follow ServerWatch on Twitter

Latest Posts

How to Convert a Physical Computer to a Virtual Machine

Many organizations are implementing virtualization technology into their networks to convert physical computers to virtual machines (VM). This helps reduce overall physical hardware costs,...

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10: Rack Server Overview and Insight

The HPE ProLiant DL380 series has consistently been a market leader in the server space. The Gen10 released in 2017 further increased HPE's market...

Best Server Management Software & Tools 2021

Finding the best server management software tools for your organization can have a major impact on the success of your business operations. Manually handling...

IBM AS/400: Lasting the Test of Time

Some server operating systems (OS) were built to survive the test of time – the IBM AS/400 is one such system.  The AS/400 (Application System/400)...

What is Disaster Recovery?

The modern organization's heavy dependence on using data to drive their business has made having a Disaster Recovery (DR) plan in place a necessity....

Related Stories