Pandora FMS

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Free Download Pandora FMS 4.0

Pandora FMS is a performance & availability monitoring system, ready for big environments. It uses agents for local monitoring and can do several kinds of remote network monitoring. Agents works on Linux, Windows, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and BSD systems. A a performance & availability monitoring system.

Pandora FMS agents collect all system's data. They are executed in each local system, although they can also collect remote information by installing monitoring systems for the agent in several different machines - called satellite agents.

Pandora FMS Features:
1. Network monitoring
2. WMI monitoring
3. Agent monitoring (for all OS)
4. Graphical reporting, based on it's own SQL backend
5. SLA, and ITIL KPI metrics on reporting
6. Status & Performance monitoring
7. GIS tracking and viewing
8. Inventory management (Local and remote)
9. User defined visual console screens and Dashboards WYSIWYG
10. Very high capacity (Thousands of devices)
11. Multiuser, several levels of ACL management.

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

You can get Pandora FMS 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).

Generic role of the agents
Regardless the platform an agent is running on, this is formed of the following elements: A script (or binary application in Windows) that collects and sends the data to the server.

One or several configuration files where the values to be collected are defined. The file is called pandora_agent.conf both for Windows and Unix machines.

This simple structure makes it easy the customisation of an agent. There is no need to code again the agent to modify the way it works, as the configuration file holds most of the parameters needed to do so.

The license of this software is Free, you can free download and free use this network monitoring software.

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