For those of you who haven’t been to the FireScope site this week, you might have missed our latest free download, the FireScope Workbench. We launched this toolset last week and have received great accolades for it.
The FireScope Workbench is one of those tools we all wished we had years ago. With an easy-to-understand graphic interface you start off by naming and modeling your IT services, then run a completely-configurable auto discovery which scans and dynamically maps your network for assets and dependencies.
In addition to the service modeling and the auto discovery, the Workbench has a MIB walker and browser which give you instant data and status of current assets. All this data can be exported into a XML format to be imported into any solution capable of importing XML information (including FireScope BSM).
While right now it comes with a MIB Walk/Browser and Service Modeler, and over the next few months we’ll be introducing additional plug- ins to make FireScope Workbench even more powerful. Our developers took advantage of Java’s SWT framework to build a plug-in framework that we’ll be using to extend the application with new features that can be pushed out to users.
(It’s important to note that the Workbench is an engineer’s desktop application, and it’s not intended to run on a production server, thought I’d warn you before you get a nice phone call from your friendly network manager )
Check out the FireScope Workbench here and make sure to forward the link to all of the network engineers in your organization, they’ll thank you for lightening their load.
And make sure to check www.firescope.com at least once a week, we add new products and downloads all the time.