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Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS is a monitoring Open Source software. It watches your systems and applications, and allows you to know the status of any element of those systems. Pandora can detect if a network interface is down, a defacement on your website, a memory leak in one of your server app, or even the movement of shares of the NASDAQ stockmarket.

Pandora FMS has four main components: Pandora FMS Servers (Pandora Data Server, Pandora Network Server, Pandora SNMP Console), Pandora FMS Agents, and Pandora FMS Web Management System (Web Console) and Pandora Database.

Pandora can also monitor any kind of TCP/IP service without installing agents, and monitor network systems such as load balancers, routers, switches, operating systems, applications, or simply printers. Pandora also supports SNMP for collecting data and for receiving traps.

Pandora agents are based on native languages in every platform: scripts that can be written in any language. It's possible to reproduce any agent in any programming language and the existing ones can be extended without difficulty in order to cover aspects not taken into account up to the moment.

 Pandora FMS 5.1

Free to download



Sancho Lerena, Raul Mateos and others


System Requirements
Perl 5.8, Some Perl modules, MySQL4x or higher, PHP5, and some PHP Modules

Pandora Wiki, Pandora Forums, SourceForge Project Page

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Features include:

  • Detect new systems in network
  • Checks for availability or performance
  • Raise alerts when something goes wrong
  • Allow to get data inside systems with its own lite agents
  • Allow to get data from outside, using only network probes. Including SNMP
  • Get SNMP Traps from generic network devices
  • Generate realtime reports and graphics
  • SLA reporting
  • User defined graphical view
  • Store data for months, ready to be used on reporting
  • Realtime graphs for every module
  • High availability for each component
  • Escalable and modular architecture
  • Supports up to 2500 modules per server
  • User defined alerts. Also could be used to react on incidents
  • Integrated incident manager
  • Integrated DB management: purge and DB compaction
  • Multiuser, multiprofile, multigroup
  • Event system with user validation for operation in teams
  • Granularity of accesses and user profiles for each group and each user
  • Profiles could be personalized using up to eight security attributes without limitation on groups or profiles

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