Category: Tech


Using Satellite Server for distributed environment monitoring

September 7, 2021

Satellite server in remote environment monitoring Today we will talk about one of the most versatile elements that Pandora FMS Enterprise offers us for monitoring distributed environments, the Satellite server. It will allow you to monitor different networks remotely, without the need to have …



Firewall… It’s getting hot in here!

August 31, 2021

Do you already know what a web firewall is? Let us tell you about it. There’s something that humans and machines have in common, and no, it’s not the disappointment suffered by the final season of Game of Thrones, or, well, at least not …



Do you know what VMWare is and how to include it in monitoring?

June 23, 2021

Find out what VMWare is and how to include it in monitoring Background Before we dive into how to monitor virtualized environments with VMWare, let’s clarify a couple of concepts for those who are less into the subject, starting withWhat is VMWare?. VMWare is …



10 reasons to change your monitoring software

June 15, 2021

Every change is for the better and we give you ten reasons to change your monitoring software. Cuando se habla de cambiar de software, no sé por qué, me viene a la mente la compra de música. Bueno, yo soy de los de antes: …



Google Authenticator and Pandora FMS, defend yourself from cyberattacks

June 1, 2021

Double authentication with Google Authenticator in Pandora FMS Introduction – Internet and its issues For a long time, the Internet has been an easily accessible place for most people around the world, full of information, fun, and in general, it is an almost indispensable …



There is only one way to live in peace: Safe password management

May 11, 2021

A few rules for safe password management In this, our competent blog, we boast of always giving you good advice and providing you with the technological information necessary for your life as a technologist to make sense. Today it is the case again, we …



Monitoring security architecture

May 4, 2021

Introduction Do an exercise, ask five IT technicians -of any profile- what SNMP means.. If you’re close with them the better, so that the first thing they do is not go to Wikipedia to boast. Hopefully, they might tell you what they said to …



Engineering and development in Pandora FMS

April 27, 2021

Pandora FMS started as a totally personal open source project back in 2004. I wasn’t even a professional programmer, I was doing Unix security consulting. In fact, I chose PHP but Pandora FMS was my first application with PHP, I knew some things about …



Proactive Monitoring in Digital Transformation Times

April 22, 2021

Pandora FMS is a proactive, advanced, flexible and easy-to-configure monitoring tool according to each business. Pandora FMS integrates with the needs of the business, being able to monitor servers, network equipment, terminals and whatever is necessary. In this article we will focus on monitoring …



Everything you need to know about Office 365 Monitoring

April 6, 2021

Do you know everything about Office 365 Monitoring? Microsoft Office 365 Monitoring (Known as Office 365) Pandora FMS is a proactive, advanced and flexible monitoring tool which is also easy-to-configure according to each business and their needs. It can be integrated into all the …



Do you already know what Synthetic Transaction Monitoring is?

March 16, 2021

A small approach to Synthetic Monitoring Most of us who work in IT understand the concept of basic monitoring. It is not that it is an irrelevant concept, but rather, it is essential for any infrastructure, either manual, by reading logs and checking machines …



What is a NAS server and what is it for?

February 2, 2021

What is a NAS server and what is it for? Storage devices for networking, or NAS servers are in good health. And no wonder, since we have increasingly more data to save and more need to use them from different locations. Traditionally, NAS servers …


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QWERTY layout: a keyboard that came to stay

January 6, 2021

QWERTY layout; where does it come from and what does it mean? SOS. Those three letters?, they represent almost at worldwide level a naval distress call… What does the QWERTY layout have to do with the keyboards we use every day? Spoiler Alert: Morse …


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What are MAC addresses? What are they for and how to find them?

January 4, 2021

What are MAC addresses, what are they for and how to find them? At the shadow of the widespread IP addresses, MAC addresses say even more about our devices than its more popular sister. As a kind of “identity document for network devices”, a …



What are logs and why monitor them?

December 9, 2020

What are logs for and some of the main log types What are logs? In computing, when generally speaking of “log”, we refer to information belonging to a more or less low level reported by the operating system or a specific application that helps …


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What is bandwidth and how does it affect your connections?

December 7, 2020

What is bandwidth and how it affects connection speed? What is bandwidth? Over the last few years, and at the dawn of the very celebrated arrival of the Internet into our homes and our beloved cell phones, concepts such as bandwidth, previously restricted to …


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What is VPN? The acronyms that could save your life

December 4, 2020

What is VPN and how does it help connection security? What is VPN? You know that in IT we absolutely love acronyms, right? Specifying and summing things up is our thing. Digital Video Disc? DVD. Central Processing Unit? CPU. Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line? Yes, …



How can I amplify my WiFi signal?

November 27, 2020

Amplify WiFi : find out how to do it If you don’t know, I already tell you that it is always convenient to have a good WiFi signal, and that is why, today, on Pandora FMS blog, we are going to talk about how …


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Workstation monitoring

November 25, 2020

Workstation monitoring with Pandora FMS Pandora FMS is a proactive, advanced, flexible and easy-to-configure monitoring tool tailored to each business. It gets integrated into all the needs of servers, network computers, terminals and whatever needs to be monitored. In this article we will focus …


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What challenges does IT monitoring face?

November 13, 2020

What are the next challenges for IT monitoring? “The big challenge is to become all you could possibly be”, Jim Rohn. “The only way to grow is to challenge yourself,” Ashley Tisdale. “The bigger the obstacle, the more glory there is in overcoming it”, …


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PuTTY from a monitoring perspective

November 11, 2020

What is PuTTY and some useful tips to use it easily PuTTY is a free program (MIT license) for x86 and AMD 64 architectures (now in experimental stages for ARM). It was developed in 1997!, by Simon Tatham, a British programmer. In this blog, …




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Pandora FMS port monitoring

October 28, 2020

All Pandora FMS tasks rely –or have to do- with port monitoring. The ancient Roman Empire used to call what is now the Mediterranean Sea as Mare Nostrum (Nostrum Mare), stating what is now the port city of Barcelona as the entry point to …


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10 Reasons Network Monitor Software is a Must

October 26, 2020

10 Reasons Network Monitor Software is a Must Ever since the 1980s, network monitoring systems have been in place for companies that rely on computer networks to perform their daily operations. Since their implementation, they’ve undergone drastic changes and now, provide IT teams with …



The best complement for an IoT solution using a Raspberry Pi

October 21, 2020

Monitor your IoT devices with a Raspberry Pi and Pandora FMS Pandora FMS is a proactive, advanced, flexible and easy-to-configure monitoring tool according to each business. It gets integrated into all the needs of servers, network computers, terminals and whatever needs to be monitored. …


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What Does Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Involve?

October 19, 2020

What Does Application Performance Monitoring (APM) Involve? Nowadays, regardless of what type of business you run, you probably rely on a number of applications to make it through the day. Applications are key components of many computer networks, meaning it’s important that they function …


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Network traffic analysis tools for 2020

October 14, 2020

The Best Network Traffic Analysis Tools of 2020 and Some Key Questions Galaxy: Milky Way. Planet: Earth, Solar System. Date: Year of the Rat, number 4718 from Huangdi, the Yellow Emperor. Spaceship: Pandora FMS Enterprise. Voyager 2 spaceship reports that its older twin sister …



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Pandora FMS vs Centreon vs Nagios XI

October 1, 2020

Introduction to Nagios XI and Centreon Centreon is a solution for monitoring applications, systems and networks, based on Nagios source code. On 1st August, 2005 the company Merethis (now Centreon) was founded and began working on “their” Nagios version, calling it Oreon. In July …


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Windows Server Monitoring with Pandora FMS

September 16, 2020

Windows Server Monitoring Pandora FMS is a proactive, advanced, flexible and easy-to-configure monitoring tool tailored to business itself. It adapts to all needs both in servers, network computers, devices and whatever is necessary. In this article, we will focus on Windows Server monitoring, using …


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Beyond software agents: get to know Ansible

September 2, 2020

Software Agents with Ansible: save time and work Software Agents are very small programs that we install in each operating system so that it returns metrics to our Pandora FMS Data Server… What does this have to do with Ansible? Let’s see. Software Agents …


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Pandora FMS SNMP trap monitoring

August 27, 2020

Pandora FMS SNMP trap monitoring As network technology evolves, the SNMP world evolves with it. They create new network hardware that contains more and more OIDs to be able to stay updated on the status of more details of the product. This entails the …



Kubernetes and Helm: monitoring with Prometheus and Grafana

August 19, 2020

Docker, Kubernetes and Helm to be monitored with Prometheus and Grafana Helm was born during the Pycon conference in 2013. Well, it wasn’t exactly Helm, it was Docker. It took Mr. Solomon Hykes a little over five minutes to completely change computing history. Ok, …


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How to Select the Best Network Monitoring Tool for Your Needs

August 17, 2020

How to Select the Best Network Monitoring Tool When it comes to protecting your company’s important data and network, it doesn’t matter what size your firm is, keeping things safe and running smoothly should be a top priority. For this reason, many invest in …


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Pandora FMS: Check Mk alternative

August 12, 2020

Check out a great Check Mk alternative: Pandora FMS Checkmk was created and developed by German Mr. Mathias Kettner, and since 2007 there is an open source version. In this article, we will get to know Checkmk Open Source, which contains 90% of all …


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