Engineer’s ToolsetOver 60 Must-Have Network Tools

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  • All the network tools you need in one complete & affordable package
  • Intuitive web console for 5 of the most popular tools
  • Monitoring, Diagnostic, Discovery, Configuration, SNMP, and Cisco® management tools
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Network Troubleshooting Made Easy with SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

We’re network engineers just like you, so we know the type of issues you face every day. Our goal is to make sure you have the right tools to easily and effectively troubleshoot your network – all in one complete and affordable package. Once you’ve experienced Engineer’s Toolset, you’ll never troubleshoot your network the same way again!

  • Intuitive Web Console

    Quickly launch some of the most popular tools from any Web Console. These tools include Response Time Monitor, Interface Monitor, CPU Monitor, Memory Monitor, and TraceRoute.

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      Response Time Monitor

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset provides Web access for Response Time Monitor, allowing you to monitor availability of multiple devices in real time and obtain latency and availability information in tabular form.

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      Memory Monitor

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset’s Web based Memory Monitor allows you to monitor memory utilization in real time and enables you to view current memory utilization alongside the total memory available.

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      CPU Monitor

      Monitor CPU load for multiple devices in real time and set warning and alarm thresholds for each device independently with SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset’s Web-based CPU Monitor.

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      Interface Monitor

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset on the Web includes an Interface Monitor that allows you to monitor real-time interface statistics for routers and switches simultaneously.

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      TraceRoute

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Web-based Trace Route utility that enables you to trace the route of a network path and analyze the performance and latency of each hop across a communication path.

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  • Toolkit Administrator

    Toolkit Administrator

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      Toolset Launchpad

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Toolset Launchpad that enables you to immediately access all networking tools and customize groupings so that you can quickly access your favorites.

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      Workspace Studio

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes an innovative Workspace Studio that allows you to implement tabbed views displaying a wide range of your vital network statistics.

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  • Configuration Management

    Manage network devices with specialized tools including Real-time NetFlow Analyzer, Config Downloader, and Config Compare.

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      Config Compare

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Config Compare utility that compares the running config of a Cisco® router with the startup config.

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      Config Downloader

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset incleds a Config Downloader that enables you to download device configuration files from a Cisco® CMTS or network router to a remote PC.

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      Config Editor/Viewer

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Config Editor/Viewer that extracts Cisco® router running network configurations and automatically archives them for future reference.

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      Config Uploader

      SolarWind’s Engineer’s Toolset includes a Config Uploader utility that enables you to upload configuration changes to routers or switches via SNMP. You can change an entire config or just one or two parameters.

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      NetFlow Configurator

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a NetFlow Configurator that enables you to remotely configure NetFlow v5 via SNMP on supported Cisco® devices - it's never been easier to get started with NetFlow!

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      TFTP Server

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a TFTP Server utility that enables you to concurrently upload and download executable images and configurations to routers and switches.

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  • Diagnostics

    Perform robust network diagnostics for troubleshooting and quickly resolve complex network issues with tools such as Ping Sweep, DNS Analyzer, and Trace Route.

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      Network Diagnotics with Enhanced Ping

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes Enhanced Ping functionality that enables you diagnose network problems by continuously monitoring devices in real-time and displaying response rates in graphical charts.

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      Ping

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Ping tool that allows you to keep a running response time log and export results.

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  • General/Other

    A collection of effective systems management tools including WAN Killer, Wake-on-LAN, WMI Browser, and more.

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      Remote TCP Reset

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Remote TCP Reset utility that remotely displays all active sessions on routers and terminal, dial-in, and access servers.

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      Update System MIBs

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes an Update System MIB’s tool that enables you to view, update, and publish MIB changes to the user description fields for any SNMP device.

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      Wake-On-LAN

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Wake-on-LAN tool that generates a "Magic Packet" to remotely power on PCs attached to networks.

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      WAN Killer Network Traffic Tool

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a WAN Killer tool that lets you test your network by generating random traffic on your Wide Area Network (WAN), adjusting circuit bandwidth and the percent of load.

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      MIB Scanner

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a MIB Scanner that interrogates devices to determine if the MIB is supported by the specified network devices.

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  • IPAM/DNS/DHCP

    Monitor IP addresses, DHCP scopes with easy-to-use tools such as IP Address Management, DHCP Scope Monitor, Advanced Subnet Calculator, and more.

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      Subnet Calculator

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Subnet Calculator that performs classful subnet calculations, Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) calculations, and DNS resolution.

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      DHCP Scope Monitor

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a DHCP Scope Monitor that polls DHCP servers to extract IP scopes and highlight scopes low on dynamically assigned IP addresses.

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      DNS Structure Analyzer

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a DNS Structure Analyzer that visually displays the hierarchy of DNS resource records, including name server, CName, and pointer.

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      DNS Audit

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a DNS Audit tool that enables you to locate DNS database errors and validate forward and reverse resolution of domain names.

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      DNS Who Is Resolver

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset DNS/WhoIs Resolver that allows you to look up and report on domain names, URLs, IP addresses, network addresses, and e-mail addresses.

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      IP Address Management

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes an IP Address Management tool that determines which IP addresses are not in use and how long it has been since they have been used.

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      Spam Blacklist

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Spam Blacklist utility that enables you to test corporate e-mail servers to ensure they are not listed in one of the spam blacklist databases.

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  • Log Management

    Effective log management tools for creating, receiving, and logging SNMP traps including tools such as Syslog Server for syslog message collection and filtering.

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      SNMP Trap Editor

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a SNMP Trap Editor that enables you to modify SNMP trap templates and mimic critical alerts to ensure management systems are functioning properly.

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      SNMP Trap Receiver

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a SNMP Trap Receiver that enables you to receive, log, and view SNMP traps and verify that a trap source is configured and functioning properly.

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      Syslog Message Center

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset comes with a Syslog Message Center that allows you to send and receive syslog messages and decode the messages for logging purposes.

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  • Network Discovery

    Deploy an array of network discovery tools including Port Scanner, Switch Port Mapper, and Advanced Subnet Calculator.

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      IP Network Browser

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes an IP Network Browser that performs network discovery on a single subnet or a range of subnets using ICMP and SNMP.

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      MAC Address Discovery

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a MAC Address Discovery tool that scans subnets and constructs a table relating IP addresses to MAC address, DNS, and manufacturer address.

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      Network Discovery Tool - Network Sonar

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes Network Sonar, a Network Discovery Tool that enables you to produce a detailed network inventory in just minutes and generate reports using built-in templates.

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      Ping Sweep

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Ping Sweep utility that enables you to scan a range of IP addresses to display which addresses are in use and perform reverse DNS lookups.

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      Port Scanner

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Port Scanner that tests for open TCP ports across IP addresses, port ranges, or a selection of specific machines and ports.

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      SNMP Sweep

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a SNMP Sweep utility that queries an IP address range to locate used and unused IP addresses, and obtains data about each system in the range.

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      Subnet List

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Subnet List utility that discovers all subnets and masks on a network by scanning route tables on a seed router.

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      Switch Port Mapper

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Switch Port Mapper that remotely discovers devices connected to each port on a switch or hub, as well as details about each port.

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  • Network Monitoring

    Monitor and alert in real time on network availability and health with tools including Real-Time Interface Monitor, SNMP Real-Time Graph, and Advanced CPU Load.

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      CPU Load Monitor

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a CPU Load Monitor that allows you to monitor and graph the real-time CPU load on routers and set alarm thresholds to quickly identify problems.

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      Bandwidth Gauge

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Bandwidth Gauge utility that displays bandwidth statistics, in real-time, for data being received and transmitted for any remote network device.

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      CPU Gauges

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes CPU Gauges that monitor the CPU load on routers, switches, and Windows® 2000 and later computers via SNMP.

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      NetFlow Real-time Tool

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes the NetFlow Real-time Tool that enables you to perform real-time capture and analysis of Cisco® NetFlow data, providing in-depth visibility into bandwidth utilization.

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      Proxy Ping

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Proxy Ping utility that allows you to remotely initiate a ping test from any remote Cisco® router to any other SNMP-enabled device.

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      Network Interface Monitor

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Network Interface that displays real-time networking monitoring statistics from routers and switches simultaneously.

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      Router CPU Load

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Router CPU Load utility that monitors the CPU load on multiple Cisco® routers concurrently, recording peak load level and when it happened.

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      SNMP Device Performance Tool

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a SNMP Device Performance Tool that enables you to collect and graph performance data from any SNMP-enabled device.

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      TraceRoute Tool

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a TraceRoute Tool that enables you to trace the route of a network path from your computer to any other device.

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      Availablity Monitor Tool - Watch It!

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes Watch It!, an availability monitoring tool that enables monitoring and alerting on the availability of critical network devices directly from your desktop.

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  • Security

    Ensure network security with handy tools including Router Password Decryption, SNMP Brute Force Attack, and SNMP Dictionary Attack.

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      Router Password Decryption

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a Router Password Decryption utility that decrypts any Cisco® type-7 passwords for routers and switches, enabling you to recover lost passwords.

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      SNMP Brute Force Attack

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a SNMP Brute Force Attack utility that enables you to attack an IP address with SNMP queries to determine the SNMP read-only and read-write community strings.

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      SNMP Dictionary Attack

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a SNMP Dictionary Attack utility that enables you to simulate attacks using permutated hacker dictionaries on network devices to identify security vulnerabilities.

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  • SNMP

    Quickly search and view MIB and OID data with tools such as MIB Viewer, MIB Walk, and SNMP MIB Browser.

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      MIB Viewer

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a MIB Viewer that quickly retrieves frequently used MIBs using SolarWinds extensive MIB database.

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      MIB Walk

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a MIB Walk utility that enables you to discover and produce reports detailing which MIBs and OIDs are supported on a particular device.

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      SNMP MIB Browser

      SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a SNMP MIB Browser that queries remote devices for software and hardware configurations via SNMP using SolarWinds extensive MIB database.

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System Requirements

Operating System

One of the following 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems is required: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 and R2, Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3 or later, Windows Vista Business and Ultimate Editions, Windows 7, Windows 8

CPU

Desktop – 500MHz or faster
Web/Server – Dual Core, 2GHz or faster

Other

Network card or modem required; sound card recommended, but not required.

Browser:

IE 8 and later.

FF 14 and later.

Memory

Desktop – 128 MB
Web/Server – 4 GB

Hard Drive

Desktop – 640 MB
Web/Server – 4 GB

NOTE: The minimum server requirements listed assume default configuration. Significantly increasing the poll rate or statistic collection rate could result in additional load on the server, which may require a larger CPU or additional memory.

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Datasheets

  • Datasheet: Engineer's Toolset

    SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset includes a collection of powerful network management tools that are easily accessed via an innovative Workspace Studio to quickly resolve issues right from your desktop. We’re network engineers just like you, so we know what you face everyday: new network issues that emerge from nowhere, never enough time to troubleshoot, and a highly complex network comprised of thousands of devices and a mind of its own.

Videos

  • Engineer's Toolset Guided Tour

    Get a guided tour of Engineer's Toolset from a SolarWinds sales engineer. Learn how Engineer's Toolset can help keep your network performing optimally and troubleshoot issues when there are problems.

  • Network Engineer Troubleshoots Performance

    Network Engineer Troubleshoots Performance Hear why this network engineer relies on our Engineer's Toolset to troubleshoot network issues. Plus, hear which of the must-have tools is his favorite and learn how he diagnosed a network slowdown resulting from router interface errors.

Tech Tips

  • How to Simplify SNMP Diagnostics Using Engineer’s Toolset

    By identifying additional network statistical data, administrators can speed up the process of investigating repeated network failures. Third-party MIB browsers come in handy for network engineers while managing remote devices in the network.

  • How to Simplify Network Discovery Using Engineer’s Toolset

    One common denominator while monitoring your devices is that you should have a robust network discovery mechanism. By discovering all the devices in a network, as well as the resources connected to them, network administrators can gather useful information like status of each device, machine type, location, and more.

  • How to Simplify Network Diagnostics Using Engineer's Toolset

    Today, one major challenge is the manual process of finding potential issues that affect critical IT infrastructure and then resolving the issue before problems arise. Diagnostics play an important role in maintaining high network availability by monitoring the performance of routers, switches, workstations, servers, or any other network device.

Product FAQ

  • Q:  Can Engineer’s Toolset monitor NetFlow?

    A:  Yes, the NetFlow Real-time tool captures and analyzes Cisco® NetFlow 5 & 9, JFlow, AppFlow, and sflow data in real time to show you what kind of traffic is traveling through the network, where it's coming from, and where it's going. With the NetFlow Real-time tool, you can display inbound and outbound traffic separately for granular analysis and troubleshooting. You can even view the last 5 to 60 minutes of flow data broken out by applications, conversation, domains, endpoints, and protocols. That way you know exactly how your bandwidth is being used and by whom.

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Version History

v11.0
SolarWinds® Engineer’s Toolset v11.0 adds Web console access with improved Orion® integration for the following tools—Response Time Monitor, Interface Monitor, CPU Monitor, Memory Monitor, and TraceRoute tools.
  • New “Tools” tab on the Orion Web console with launch pad
  • Improved real-time charting and thresholds capabilities
  • Add and diagnose non-Orion managed nodes through Web Console
  • Support for user license administration and management in Web Console
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v10.9
Toolset Launch Pad, improved functionality and support.
  • Added the Engineer Toolset Launch Pad providing search style interface to find and launch any of the included tools
  • Added the ability for users to group tools into custom folders for quick access
  • Added support for Juniper Devices and more Cisco Operation Systems
  • Added the ability to import other third-party tools into the Engineer’s Toolset Launch Pad
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v10.8
In 10.8, we added improved functionality, security, and updates to some of our most popular tools..

TFTP Server:

  • TFTP Server now fully supports IPv6. Additionally, the tool now supports a timeout value, ensuring file transfer issues do not compromise network performance. This tool is also being released as a separate free tool in a localized Japanese version, so look for that soon!

Switch Port Mapper

  • Now supports ipNetToPhysical table.
  • Last Status Change field now shows the time the interface went down.

Syslog Server

  • Can now change the database location in Syslog Server.

Port Scanner

  • Port scanner now allows custom IP ranges as input.

SPAM Blacklists

  • Completely updated.

SNMP Realtime Graph

  • Added support for SNMPv3 and IPv6.

Router CPU Load

  • Added support for SNMPv3 and IPv6.

Advanced Subnet Calculator

  • Added IPv6 support.

DHCP Scope Monitor

  • Added SNMPv3 support.

Advanced CPU Load

  • Added support for SNMPv3 and IPv6.

Other General Toolset Improvements

  • Added AES 256 support to SNMPv3 credentials.
  • Increased support for SonicWall devices.
  • Added credential migration options between Work space studio and classic tools.
  • Option to make the Y axis “fixed” in WorkSpace Studio charts.
  • You can now import devices into NPM from Network Sonar.
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To see a complete version history for SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset, please visit our release notes.

Tips and Training

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