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There are now iPad and iPhone apps that function as powerful tools for IT managers of all kinds. Eric Geier details some top picks.
Earlier this month, we looked at some server admin apps for Android. Now we'll look at some iOS apps -- for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. We'll discuss apps for monitoring, file transfers, administration, job reference and more.
1. ServerMonitor (Free)
This is a simple server or workstation monitoring app. It can connect to and monitor Linux, Mac OS X, and FreeBSD machines via the SSH protocol. It shows uptime, load averages and memory status.
2. Network Utility (Free)
This provides tools to do on-demand checking of websites or servers, troubleshooting, and simple security auditing. You can enter the hostname or IP address of a server to do pings, TCP/IP port scans, GeoIP lookups or Whois queries. It also features IP address information and can save the remote address.
3. iSSH - SSH / VNC Console ($9.99)
This is a full-featured SSH, Telnet, VNC and RDP client, and X server. It supports multiple simultaneous connections via EDGE, Wi-Fi or 3G on standard or custom ports. You can store unlimited connection configurations, organize them into groups, and import/export between devices. It can generate RSA and DSA keys and distribute via email, password-connected SSH or pasteboard.
Read the rest about iPad and iPhone apps for computer systems at ServerWatch.