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What’s new in Pandora FMS 7.0 NG 715

The latest Pandora FMS 7.0 NG update package contains numerous improvements and visual changes as well as some problem-solving. Here we have a list of the most important changes. Visual improvements The metaconsole now allows displaying the description in HTML view just like it …


We made it! Thanks to all of you…

We’re proud to announce that Pandora FMS has been elected as “Community Choice” Project of the Month for November 2017 on SourceForge! As we published previously on the blog, Pandora FMS had been nominated for this title, and thanks to the votes of the …

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What’s new in Pandora FMS 7.0 NG 714

This last Pandora FMS 7.0 NG update package contains numerous improvements and visual changes and includes the resolution of some problems. Below is a list of the most important changes. Visual improvements Improved visualization of graphs of different sizes in PDF reports. Optimized performance …

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What’s new in Pandora FMS 7.0 NG 713

The latest Pandora FMS update package is already available, featuring important improvements and visual changes. Some of the most important changes are listed below: Visual improvements Performing multiple operations with visual console element is now possible. A visual indicator to know when an agent …

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What’s new in Pandora FMS 7.0 NG 712

The latest Pandora FMS update package is already available, featuring important improvements and visual changes. Some of the most important changes are listed below: New Web User Experience server (WUX) with the ability to automate transactional web browsing tests, making it easy to perform …

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What’s new in Pandora FMS 7.0 NG 708

Pandora FMS 7.0 NG, package 708, contains numerous functional improvements and visual upgrades. Here’s a selection of some of the most important changes on the latest version: Visual improvements Incorporation of the reporting option in the dashboards and the transactional maps of the location. …



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NoSQL Databases: The Definitive Guide

It is true that the way web applications deal with data has changed significantly over the past decade. Bigger amounts of data are being collected and more users are accessing this data concurrently than ever before. This means that scalability and performance are more …

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PWR UX Monitoring: New Functions on Pandora FMS

For the latest iteration – Pandora FMS v. 7 NG – of their flexible, customizable, does-everything, goes-everywhere, complete monitoring solution, the good people at Pandora FMS have included a new function in their expanding box of tricks: UX monitoring. To monitor user experience, Pandora …

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Transaction monitoring with Pandora FMS 7.0 NG

Introduction to transaction monitoring One of the new functions that Pandora FMS 7 NG includes in this new iteration is business transaction monitoring, a tool for monitoring business processes, based on harvesting data from each point in a transaction process, using flexible and customizable …

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Zabbix alternative: why you should choose Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS as a Zabbix alternative: One of the challenges companies face when they grow to a certain size is maintaining oversight of their IT infrastructure. As a company network grows, it begins incorporating new apps, new operating systems, Cloud-computing, remote servers and so …

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IP subnet calculator: what is it and how it works

IP subnet calculator An IP subnet calculator is a tool, normally an online tool, which performs a series of calculations based on specific values and returns the results. So far, so normal calculator. Only this calculator is for working out network values. The values …

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Application monitoring: how and why

In the monitoring sector there are several key aspects that IT administrators need to keep an eye on, namely: communications, servers and applications. All three are essential for a company’s services to function and a critical problem in any of them can be damaging. …

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Web server monitoring: Everything you need to know

Web server monitoring Web server monitoring This article aims to present some of the options for web server monitoring that you can perform with Pandora FMS. We’ve taken an Apache web server as our example, and we’re going to focus on four key points: …

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Monitoring costs: buy cheap, buy twice

Monitoring costs Monitoring costs If you’ve been working in IT for any length of time you’ll have come across a multitude of software at very different price points. Normally software is specialized, and each kind of software has its own market and a specific …

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Create remote plugin with Pandora FMS

Create remote plugin Create remote plugin Plugins are small programs, or scripts, which carry out specific tasks that can’t be performed by simply executing a command. They combine various actions which can be executed simultaneously. On Pandora FMS there are two types of plugins: …

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What’s new in Pandora FMS 6.0 SP5

Changes and updates in Pandora FMS 6.0 SP5 Barely two months after launching the latest version of Pandora FMS we proudly present Service Pack 5, replete with new functions and minor debugging in NetFlow reports and Update Manager. Let’s take a look at what’s …


How to report a bug properly

The first thing to keep in mind when reporting a bug is make sure your software is updated with the last version available, because some times, what you think is a new bug it’s really a problem solved long time ago. Programmers are weird, …


NetFlow probe using Raspberry

NetFlow is a web protocol designed and created by Cisco to collect metrics on IP traffic and currently constitutes an industry standard in the world of network monitoring. It enables monitoring and analysis of any traffic generated by a specific IP, protocol or software, …

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Ticketing Integration: Pandora FMS & Integria IMS

Contemporary business needs IT and communication technologies if anything is to happen. For modern businesses, IT and communication technologies are essential; without them, almost nothing could happen. Reliable business machines, smooth-running applications, a technological infrastructure that keeps downtime to the absolute minimum, are imperative. …


Notifications with Telegram: Pandora FMS

What could be faster than an instant message, from one of the most popular messaging services of the moment? The service is Telegram, and the present article is about its incorporation into the alert system of Pandora FMS. In situations where we need to …


Pandora FMS sponsors the University Open Source competition

This year Pandora FMS is repeating its involvement with the Concurso Universitario de Software Libre (University Open Source software competition) in this, its 11th edition. Software development, hardware and open version manuals are the categories in which the participants, from the state sector of …


Improvements in Pandora FMS 6.0 SP4

Interface improvements Improved visual interface, with new screens, cleaning up of small visual details and improvements in contextual help. High precision Enterprise version now offers higher-accuracy graphs, reports and SLA calculations, accurate to 4 decimal places. Automated mapping improvements Improvements in automated mapping of …

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Alternatives to HP Open View

HP OpenView overview HP OpenView is not one product but a range of over 50 software products dedicated to administrative problem-solving in IT departments. It isn’t a single piece of software but a whole suite of different tools to handle the administration of system-performance …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …