• Pandora FMS 6.0 SP1 is out!

    The first Service Pack of Pandora FMS 6.0 version is finally out. Here are the most significant changes, improvements and new features:

    New features

    • New features in the API and CLI: create synthetic modules, manage planned downtimes, and manage Network, Data Server and Plugin modules to set inverse warning/critical intervals.
    • CSV report exportation has been added to the Reporting engine.
    • New ‘alert_template’ tag in agents’ XML files to subscribe a new module to an Alert Template.
    • Added Monthly SLA to the list of dynamic reports.
    • Added get_agents function to the CLI.
    • Added several functions to handle Planned Downtimes to the CLI and API.
    • Synthetic modules can now be created through CLI and API.
    • Added secondary server options to Satellite Server.

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  • Pandora FMS 5.1 SP4 released!

     

    After four months of tests and development focused on providing fixes the critical issues, we are proud to release the new Service Pack 4 of the 5.1 version of Pandora FMS, with some new features as usual and many bugs fixed.

    — FEATURES —

    • New features in the API and CLI: create synthetic modules, manage planned downtimes, and manage Network, Data Server and Plugin modules to set inverse warning/critical intervals.
    • New ‘alert_template’ tag in agents’ XML files to subscribe a new module to an Alert Template.
    • New bulk operation available for edit Server plugins.
    • Allow POSIX extended regexps for module preconditions.
    • Added “working time” to availability reports.
    • Added secondary server options to Satellite Server.
    • Added module_timeout to agent plugins.
    • Added several UDP Server Authorized IP addresses to Windows agents.

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    Network Monitoring. What we need to know

     

    Network monitoring

    When providing services to a company, their networks are often one of the key elements we must make sure never fails to provide service. If the networks stop working and no data are transmitted, then service is no longer provided to company customers.

    Therefore, ensuring proper network monitoring is critical. The aim of every system administrator is to maintain networks fully operational 100 % of the time. Network monitoring tools will help us identify potential problems that may cause the networks to collapse and/or crash.
    It is paramount to make a distinction between network monitoring and network management from the start. Network monitoring enables us to analyze and view the status of our networks at a basic level. Network management not only enables us to take action to solve the problems of our networks, but also provides us with an overview of all our systems. Continue reading

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  • Pandora FMS 6.0 is finally here!

    After several months of testing, analysis and effort, it has finally arrived the day when we present to the world the last stable version of Pandora FMS, the 6.0. With a completely renewed interface, full of improvements and new features, the 6.0 version will make a great step forward in terms of system monitoring.

    Here we show a list of the most significant changes that you will find in this last version, available from today in the Download section of the Pandora FMS web.

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  • New Dashboards feature

    In order to improve the experience of our users and the usability of the Pandora FMS Console, the code of the Dashboards has been rewritten from scratch. From now on, it has a new dynamic “Drag and Drop” approach, that allows to easily build and adjust Dashboards depending on the user needs.

    Each component of the Dashboard (Widget) is fully scalable, which give users the possibility to freely organize them so that it could be adapted to the resolution of each user for a better visualization.

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  • Eat your own dog food

    Eat your own food. What a wise phrase. If you create or produce anything, you should be capable to use it/eat it as part of your daily rutine. This way, you could realize if it’s really good and how it works (if so). This can be applied to all kind of professions, but it specially important when talking about software world.

    We produce Pandora FMS, a monitoring software known for its flexibility and quickness. Today at the office, and for the second time, our mail server, that is placed in Dreamhost, has been locked. Dreamhost is one of the biggest hostings on earth, wellknown for having authentic experts in their teams, not trainee students or something similar. This brand gives you a full shell in a shared hosting and they think you can’t break a thing… Are they crazy or what?

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