What’s new in the latest release of Pandora FMS, Pandora FMS 755Let’s review together the features and improvements related to the new Pandora FMS release: Pandora FMS 755.
HOW TO UPDATE PANDORA FMSThere are several ways to update Pandora FMS console:
- Through Update Manager, in Pandora FMS console itself, automatically (it requires console internet connection).
- Through Update Manager, in Pandora FMS console itself, manually, through OUM update files.
- By manually installing RPM packages and later updating the console through the web interface.
NEW FEATURES AND IMPROVEMENTS
New agent installer for MacOSIn this version we released a graphical installer for MacOS agents.
New interface viewA new specific view has been added to be able to see the network interfaces that are being monitored. On the one hand, there is the general view where you can filter the different agents that carry out said monitoring and on the other hand, a special view within each agent.
New online documentationWe have migrated our online documentation system to a new site: https://pandorafms.com/manual which allows better searches, better navigation and better mobile usability. It also allows exporting on demand in PDF and very soon also in eBook (ePub) format.
New Metaconsole interfaceThe visual interface of the Metaconsole has been modified to improve its navigability and display, adding the left side menu similar to that of the node. We have also unified some styles that will make working with the Metaconsole more familiar to how you work with the node.
New Update Manager (WARP update)WARP is the new version of the old Pandora FMS update system (Update manager). This new version allows you to apply server and console updates without having to execute any command in the terminal. In the Metaconsole, updates are applied in a distributed manner from the Metaconsole to the nodes, with a simple click. From now on, updates incorporate a digital signature so that the source of said update can be manually validated (both online and offline).
Agent inventoryWe have created a new type of report that is used to list the installed agents. Among other metrics, you can see the IP, main group, secondary groups, description and other data. These reports can also be exported to CSV and XML.
Full console translation into RussianWe have translated and revised 100% of the console into Russian. We are also working on the Russian translation of the online documentation.
SPECIAL UPDATE NOTESDue to the new version 755 update system, WARP Update, it is necessary to perform a couple of extra steps in the console after updating the server. From version 755, the server will be automatically updated from the console using the pandora_ha component that already existed in the Enterprise version and that is now open for the Community. This component allows you to control server performance (stopping and starting it, controlling the status of HA and updates, if any). Before updating the server it will be necessary to stop the server:
service pandora_ha stop /etc/inid.d/pandora_server topAnd start it again after updating it:
service pandora_ha startOr through the init.d script that has been modified to start pandora_ha
About Version 2 Limited
Version 2 Limited is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 Limited offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.
Pandora FMS is a business oriented on-premise monitoring software. It started from scratch in 2004 under open source license GPL2 as a personal project of its CEO and founder, Sancho Lerena; since then it has evolved, becoming a monitoring suite for companies, crossing borders and languages and offering one of the most complete solutions on the market.
Flexibility has been one of the main features of Pandora FMS since its creation; hence its acronym: F for “Flexible”, M for “Monitoring” and S for “Software”.
Pandora FMS goal is to offer an integrated and horizontal monitoring solution for companies, capable of combining information from different sources and departments to offer a single control board of the whole technology of the company, at all levels.
Our main sales office is located in Miami (USA), and our core development team is in our office in Spain. We have partners all around Europe, Asia and South America, and clients in more than 40 countries.