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Computing Monitoring. Pandora FMS + eHorus

May 18, 2018

Computing Monitoring. Pandora FMS + eHorus

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Computer monitoring, inventory and remote control; a natural relationship

What do computer monitoring tools, inventory tools and remote control tools have to do with computer systems?

This is a question that human beings have been asking themselves since the beginnings of time….

Well, that might not be true actually because at the dawn of time none of these tools existed, but it is still an interesting question. Depending on what you do, you may not find a connection. But, if you work with this kind of tools in your professional life, you will understand that these are closely linked.

The relationship between computing monitoring, inventory and remote access is a natural one. If you work in the Information Technology sector and one of your duties is to monitor computer systems, you will know the advantages of having an inventory or a remote management system.

In this article we are not going to see each of them in detail. We will not go into what a computer monitoring system is, what an inventory is or what a remote control system is. In order to learn more about what they are and how they work, you have many articles on this blog that will reveal many of their secrets, especially in terms of monitoring.

But we are going to look at some of the relationships that exist between these three types of tools, through the possibilities offered by Pandora FMS and another tool that you may not know yet, called eHorus. Let’s do this!

Pandora FMS: monitoring and inventory

Do you know Pandora FMS? If you don’t, what are you waiting for? It is one of the most flexible monitoring tools on the market.

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably already know Pandora FMS pretty well. But one of the things you might not know (although you might guess it) is that, besides its multiple features, you can also use Pandora FMS to create an inventory of your computer resources.

It makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? Since you are monitoring a number of different activities, for example a company’s servers, you can create an inventory with the information that the monitoring system provides. Through its monitoring, the Pandora FMS inventory allows you to obtain very useful data about your systems, like the version and firmware, the installed hardware, the operating system version, etc.

In addition to this, monitoring offers periodically updated information, so that you can learn about any changes that may occur in the inventory.

Pandora FMS collects the necessary data to form the inventory both remotely and locally, through agents. Do you want to know more details, or see how the inventory data is displayed? Check out the Pandora FMS Documentation.

Or you can also get more information at the following address:
https://pandorafms.com/monitoring-solutions/inventory/

Pandora FMS and eHorus: computing monitoring and remote access

If you are into system monitoring you will understand this. You often need access to the computers that are being monitored, and this can mean spending a lot of time traveling if they are in different locations.

Think about the following scenario: Pandora FMS detects that one of the devices that are being monitored is having some problem, so it generates an alert. The problem is that this device is not in the city where you work, it’ s quite a few kilometres away. And the situation is critical, so you need to take immediate action. How do you plan to do that? You don’t currently have the ability for teleportation. You don’t even have a tiny helicopter….

However, luckily, for this type of situation we have remote access systems. And one of them, developed by Ártica Soluciones Tecnológicas (the creator of Pandora FMS), is eHorus.

Ehorus can be used together with Pandora FMS to have access to Windows, Linux or Mac computers on demand.

Ehorus has many advantages. It can be used from a tablet, mobile phone or any available computer. All you need is an Internet connection.

Ehorus is a very useful solution when used together with Pandora FMS, don’t you think?

But this is not the only thing eHorus can do. Do you want to learn a little bit more about it? You can find more information here: https://pandorafms.com/remote-control-software/

These are just some very basic examples. If you are an IT professional, you can certainly imagine many situations in which these tools will relate to each other. The relationship between computing monitoring, inventory and remote access is very meaningful and occurs naturally in the daily work of an IT professional. And if you have this kind of tools and you can use them together, like Pandora FMS, its inventory and eHorus, then these will make your work a lot easier.

And now, we would like to tell you very briefly some things about Pandora FMS. Pandora FMS is a flexible monitoring system, capable of monitoring devices, infrastructures, applications, services and business processes.

Pandora FMS already has many clients around the world; some of them are top level companies and organizations. Do you want to know some of them and some of our success stories? Take a look, here: https://pandorafms.com/customers/

Or maybe you want to learn more about what Pandora FMS has to offer. Then enter here: https://pandorafms.com

Or maybe you want to get in touch directly with the Pandora FMS team to make a specific question. You can send any query that you may have about Pandora FMS in a very simple way, using the contact form that can be found at the following address: https://pandorafms.com/company/contact/

There is a great team behind Pandora FMS that will be happy to help you!


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