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Meet the hottest databases of 2017!

Best databases of the year 2017 The database ecosystem, like any ecosystem, is subject to the iron rule of digital Darwinism, which posits continuous evolution and adaptation to the IT environment. Last time we looked at the best databases of 2016, and, although 12 …

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Mainframe System: Control and Savings

Mainframe system: Making savings and improving control The robustness and reliability of IBM’s Z-series are beyond doubt. Nevertheless, IBM’s invoicing protocol is a little peculiar, charging, as they do, for contracted processing capacity. If clients pass a specific threshold for a period of time, …

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CPU temperature monitoring with Pandora FMS

Monitoring CPU temperature with Pandora FMS CPU temperature is one of the most important metrics to keep in mind when it comes to monitoring hardware. An overheated CPU can cause sudden system interruptions, as a self-protecting mechanism, or melt the CPU or even render …

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Pandora FMS: a new vision of monitoring

There are so many diverse and distinct IT infrastructures, different business needs, and various levels of monitoring oversight requirements, that today not every monitoring system can meet the demand. From the beginnings of monitoring practices until now there has been a certain stability in …

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Integrating Pandora FMS alerts in JIRA

JIRA integration? Doesn’t Pandora FMS already have a perfectly compatible ticketing tool in the form of Integria IMS? True, but JIRA, from the software stable Atlassian, has really taken off after being initially used for software development. When JIRA Service Desk was launched JIRA …

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What’s new in Pandora FMS 7.0 NG 707

Pandora FMS 7.0 NG, package 707, contains numerous functional improvements and visual upgrades. Here’s a selection of some of the most important changes on the latest version: Visual improvements Better group display options on different console views. Better visuals on Netflow display and Metaconsole. …

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Star Trek Enterprise Monitoring

I’ve always been a fan of science fiction, and, if pushed, a Trekkie. I’m fascinated as much by the technology as by the stories; by the philosophy as by Uhura. Those spaceships that seem to have been constructed not in a factory but by …

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Monitoring Veritas Backup Exec with Pandora FMS

We recently published an article about general backup monitoring with Pandora FMS, and a more specific one about monitoring Bacula, one of the most well-known Opensource backup administration platforms on the market. There are, of course, other commercial alternatives, and this time we’re going …

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SLA reports: monitor with Pandora FMS and avoid problems

With more companies outsourcing specialized, or simply tiresome and ungratifying, work to third-party providers, SLA agreements are more common and in demand than ever, principally in the world of IT service management, networking and telecommunications. These can be detailed legal documents, covering diverse metrics …

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Monitoring isolated networks: Sync server

One of globalization’s many effects has been the creation of IT outsourcing, and the rise of countries such as India as global players in IT services. Extending networks out into cyberspace has given rise to the need and the possibility for machines to be …

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What’s new in Pandora FMS 7.0 NG 705

Presenting 705, the latest packet from Pandora FMS 7.0 NG, with numerous improvements, better-looking visuals and debugs. Here’s a list of the most important changes: Improved funcionalities Multi-origin macros. From now on you can use content from any agent module that generates alerts to …

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Network Maps with Pandora FMS: Creation, navigation and editing

The wait is finally over, and the seventh version of Pandora FMS, “Next Generation” has arrived to keep your networks in working order, and more. Now including UX monitoring, transaction monitoring, extra features and visual highlights, interactive network maps and events history. It’s difficult …

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This package of improvements, while not incorporating big functions, includes over 70 small changes and patches. The most relevant ones we’ve listed below. Functional improvements Elements from the database history can now be included in reports, extending their functions and the capacity of any …

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Service monitoring: Another way of monitoring

In a world where technology is a means to an end, monitoring isn’t only checking availability, pinging, and performance; not everything is servers, databases and command lines…there’s another kind of monitoring. It’s subtle, but potent; service monitoring. Definition What is a service, in this …

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Network topology and distributed monitoring

Introduction to network topology This time we’re dedicating an article to distributed monitoring, and we’re going to talk about the many possibilities Pandora FMS offers in the area of distributed environments and diverse network topology. So what is a distributed environment? It refers to …

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Who watches the watchmen?

For the last half-century we have lived in a new, network-enabled global age, and for the last couple of decades, under the new paradigm of Globalism, which means your HQ could be in London, your accounts department in Dublin and your IT support in …

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What’s new for Pandora FMS 7.0 Next Generation

Twenty four hectic months after Pandora FMS 6.0’s launch, we are proud to present the latest version of our proprietary monitoring software: Pandora FMS 7.0 Next Generation. It comes stacked with new functions and debugs, destined to simplify your day-to-day monitoring tasks. Added functions …


IoT Monitoring and the Cyber Monday Blues

Last year, before IoT monitoring became a thing, experts were worrying about zombie computers. While they worried about powerful desktop PCs, a fifth column of helpful little home devices has crept under the radar and connected to the world wide web. Like sleeper cells …