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Pandora FMS 6.0 is finally here!

October 19, 2015 — by Carla Andres3

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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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Pandora FMS 4.0.3 released

January 21, 2013 — by Sancho Lerena3

A new release of Pandora FMS is coming after Christmas. This new 4.0.3 version is a minor update with new interesting features and a lot of bugs fixed to make this version more reliable.

What’s new?

This version has two new incredible features: command snapshot and graphic comparison.

Command snapshot allows you to get a static image of any command output of your system. If something goes wrong, command snapshot gets and offers you information in detail about the problem so you don’t have to execute any command to find out what’s going on. For example, you could compare the CPU usage value with a snapshot of the “top” command. This feature also stores snapshots in a history database so you can check it anytime you like.

The Graphic comparison feature generates two graphs to compare time intervals. With this feature, you can compare a time range with the previous interval. For example, you could compare this week with last week, or this month with last month. The outcome will be displayed in two different charts. Although, both lines could also be displayed in the same chart. It’s up to you. This feature is very useful to compare data and trends when you made a huge change in your system.

Our main goal is to offer the best monitoring system in the market. We are committed to improve the reliability and performance of Pandora FMS. That is why this release comes with a lot of bug fixed and performance improvements which are mentioned below.

Console

  • GIS map improved: now it shows an agent’s icon and it is possible to hide the agent’s name.
  • Faster event views and several bug fixed related to event validation.
  • Improved database management to allow the main database and history database to work in the same host.
  • Improved incident management integration between Pandora FMS and Integria IMS.
  • Fixed several problems related to the enterprise ACL system.
  • Improved Enterprise network map visualization.
  • Fixed several issues on policy management and visualization.
  • Added support to move agents through different metaconsoles.


Server

  • Improved support for SNMP v2.
  • Created new plugins and improved the existing ones.
  • Better performance and some problems solved in the enterprise network servers.
  • Improved SSL library detection on the enterprise web transactional monitoring.


Agent

  • Fixed a problem on Solaris system and socket communications.
  • Updated log-event module for Windows to fit new events structure.
  • Support for Windows 8.


You can download Pandora FMS in different supports (ISO, VMware image, DEB, RPM and TAR.GZ) at

http://pandorafms.com/Community/download/

and check the +800 pages documentation at

http://pandorafms.com/Community/doc/

 

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Sancho es el creador y fundador de Pandora FMS. Entre sus muchas aficiones están la fotografía, la ciencia ficción y deportes como la esgrima.

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Pandora FMS 4.0.2 released!

June 26, 2012 — by Sancho Lerena0

Hi everybody,

A new version of Pandora FMS is ready! This new 4.0.2 version is a minor update, which means several new features were added but the big effort was to fix bugs and improve existing features.

The new features added in this version are:

  • SHH/Telnet gateway. Connect directly to your remove devices using Pandora web console.
  • New inventory reports.
  • New online update system with new packages every week.
  • Redesigned menu and styles. Better menus, better usability.
  • New Tree View. The status of your system at a glance.
  • New plugins ready to use for: IPMI, DNS, UDP and SMTP.
  • Web chat. Talk to your team without leaving Pandora console.
  • New tool to share your visual console with a public URL.

In the list of improvements and fixes you will find:

  • Improved Visual Console editor usability and new graphs added.
  • Local and remote inventory improved with new modules and several bugs fixed.
  • Improved interfaces for Massive Operations, Policies and Synthetic modules.
  • New commands for CLI and web API.
  • Performance enhancement for server plugins.
  • Several translation improvements.
  • +250 bug fixes!
  • Our documentation reached 1000 pages!

As always you can get Pandora FMS 4.0.2 packages for SUSE, RHEL, Windows, BSD, Unix, Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. A VmWare, XEN and ISO version are also available.

Download Pandora FMS 4.0.2 now at pandorafms.com !

Enjoy it ;)

Sancho es el creador y fundador de Pandora FMS. Entre sus muchas aficiones están la fotografía, la ciencia ficción y deportes como la esgrima.

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Pandora FMS 3.2 released !

January 3, 2011 — by Sancho Lerena0

Pandora FMS 3.2 is finally out! The Pandora FMS Project is pleased to announce the latest release of Pandora FMS two release candidates and months of testing. In 3.2 version you’ll find more a lot of new features and bug fixes since last release, six months ago.
Pandora FMS 3.2 contains a long list of features including the following highlights.

  • A new Web console for smartphones.
  • Better dataserver performance.
  • More powerful software agents (cron modules, conditional execution, concurrent checks, value propagation and more).
  • Custom charts from SQL queries in reports.
  • IPv6 support for ICMP and SNMP modules.
  • Creation of specific tabs for extensions and a new extension manager.
  • Support for group hierarchy and new topology maps.
  • Automatic capture of Agent IP address.
  • Sound alerts in the web console.
  • New ReconScript mode for recon server, to use custom scripts to create dynamic monitoring information. A SNMP reconscript is the first application.
  • Added fullscreen mode in GIS Maps.
  • Vastly improved massive operations and command line interface.
  • Special version of software agent for WinNT4.
  • Implemented UDP server for AGENT REFRESH operation on Unix Agents.
  • Added the “standby” mode to the alerts, integrated in the new flow of event management.

And more features for Pandora FMS Enterprise users:

  • Improved interface for policy management, including management from command line, policy exclusion list, queue management and much more.
  • Baseline graphs in HTML, XML and PDF reports.
  • Distribution and synchronisation of file collections with software agents.
  • Support for complex scripts in PDF reports (Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew…)
  • New network maps with group and policy views and the ability to save them.
  • External authentication for LDAP, ActiveDirectory and other Pandora/Babel/Integria server.

You can get Pandora FMS 3.2 in packages for SUSE, Debian, Ubuntu and CentOS. A VmWare version is also available, and of course, the huge (500 pages) PDF administrator’s guide available in three languages (English, Spanish and now Japanese).

Download Pandora FMS v3.2 now!

Sancho es el creador y fundador de Pandora FMS. Entre sus muchas aficiones están la fotografía, la ciencia ficción y deportes como la esgrima.

FeaturesRelease

Released Pandora FMS 3.1 RC1 !

May 24, 2010 — by Sancho Lerena0

This is a major upgrade from 3.0 version and includes a lot of new features. This version is a Release-Candidate, similar to a beta version, but with months of testing done.

This includes a vmWare/VirtualBox image, RPM packages, DEB packages and of course, source tarballs and the Windows Agent Installer. We’ve also updated our user guide with a stunning 420 page manual in PDF.

More information about this release at our website at http://pandorafms.org

To get downloads go directly to Sourceforge:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/pandora/files/Pandora%20FMS%203.1/RC1/

Whats new in Pandora FMS 3.1 ?

New general features

* GIS for Agent Geopositioning using GPS information embedded into de XML or by manual placement. Pandora FMS render the information in realtime in a new map-view, using real maps from Google, OpenStreetMaps or your own maps.

* Complete rewrite of the visual console editor. New code from scratch, producing a new, pure Javascript code much more usable than the old one, and fully WYSIWYG.

* New reporting tool. Added 4 ITIL KPI’s, a custom SQL report (based on SQL entered by user), a used-defined data report (based on serialized data in module information), better event/alert listings. Added a wizard for the enterprise. Added a custom page design, incluiding header and footer for enterprise customers. Updated PDF reporting with a fancy design.

* New API system to manage Pandora FMS from a webservice interface (first version).

* New CLI (Command Line Interface) to manage PAndora FMS from the console (first version).

* Added timezone (global) support for the GUI. This will show the data timestamps according your timezone. Planned to implement timezone also per each user.

* Support for new Log4x information type (logs).

* New Enterprise ACL system, to implement low-level access to each page/section of Pandora FMS console. This allow to define what exactly can view/do a user, even the own administrator.

* New alert type: onChange. Implemented to be able to launch an alert on a data value change (string or numeric).

* New metaconsole mode. This allow to operate several -independent- Pandora FMS from a single console, reviewing it’s data on a centralized, summarized way, allowing also a simple “delegated” authentication. With this model, you can have an “array” of Pandora Fms, without limits of managed devices (thousands).

* New feature (Enterprise): Service monitoring, based on a weighted ponderation of a list of individual monitors. This will allow to create new monitors based on the dynamic sum of a list of items depending of it’s status.

* Added support for SNMP v3.

* New translation (Japanese) for Help files, and console texts for 3.0/3.1

* Dashboard improvement, new widgets.

* Cascade protecion improvement: now it checks on any parent level, using the whole hierarchy to avoid firing alerts if any previous element has already fired a critical alert.

WEB Console

* New diagnostic screen in console (Setup -> Diagnostic info).

* Split setup options in several new setup sub-screens. (General, Visualization, Performance, GIS, Metaconsola, ACL Enterprise, etc).

* Added new mode for collect statistics not in real time, improving performance. This needs several important modifications in console and server. New fields and tables added. This allow to have up to 5000 agents in the same system, without performance problems viewing tactical views as group view, server or tactical

* New title styles applied to all pages in WEB console.

* New group screen.

* Modified tactical view: Events show only pending, and over the server status. Added global health bar.

* Added support for OpenStreetmaps and Googlestret maps in Pandora FMS to render GIS information.

* Added support for batch policy install in console using a new Javascript control.

* New Database Main info screen, about performance and important values of Database, including last time of maintance script.

* Added support to actions and templates to edit/show it’s group, in order to implement efectively ACL.

* New module group editor

* Partial rewrite of old code for visualization/edition of alerts, solving several problems from the past, mostly on performance issues.

* Group “All/Any” is now better managed.


Servers

* Events are now “auto-validated” when a more important event on the same module is displayed or event disapear. This allow to have a “event view” with current events, not historical. To see historical, just select “all events” instead non-validated events.

* Modified main loop to do internal tasks more eficiently.

* Pandora DB improvement to do several tasks progresively, using many steps, avoiding database locks.

* Added several new indexes and removed some: Important performance increase.

* Added support for GeoIP in Recon server.

* New self-monitoring option for the server. Server itself acts like a embedded agent providing useful information about performance and status.

* Pandora_db.pl: Added support to new purge parameters for event, audits, snmp traps, string data and gis data. Added new section to clean orphaned information (using an application -implemented database referencial integrity model).

Agents

* Middle layer for OS information. This new abstraction allow unix agent to provide new module interface to collect directly filesystem information as well as process information.

* User defined timeout for module execution in Windows agents.

* Full agent support for running in Windows 2008 R2, Vista and Windows7, both 32bit and 64 bit.

* New agent plugin support for Windows plattform.

Sancho es el creador y fundador de Pandora FMS. Entre sus muchas aficiones están la fotografía, la ciencia ficción y deportes como la esgrima.