Category: Servers

systemd logs

Monitoring systemd logs

December 30, 2020

Systemd logs: how to monitor them with Pandora FMS Systemd logs, without exemption, can be monitored in this proof of concept that we will see next. But what is systemd and how does it work? I will tell you in advance that I do …


Benefits and Drawbacks of SaaS

The Benefits and Drawbacks of SaaS: The New Paradigm vs On-Premises Software

December 21, 2020

Benefits and Drawbacks of SaaS and what it is like compared to on-premise software SaaS has rapidly become the go-to software and computing solution for businesses and industries across the world. While it’s costly to develop and deploy servers and infrastructure for your business …


high availability

Pandora FMS Enterprise in High Availability

December 16, 2020

High Availability in monitoring with 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. This article applies exclusively …


gnu commands

GNU Linux commands to inventory computer hardware

November 18, 2020

GNU Linux commands essential to carry out a hardware inventory In the beginning we, as Humanity, created computers. We said “let it be electricity” and it was the light on our ballistic trajectory calculations. We saw the numbers matched and they were good. And …


server monitoring alerts

8 Tips For Server Monitoring Alerts

November 17, 2020

8 Tips For Server Monitoring Alerts The last thing you want to happen is for your server to crash, so understanding alerts and knowing the next step to resolve any issues is key. As one of today’s leading network and server monitoring software, Pandora …


port monitoring

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 …


server performance monitoring

Pandora FMS server performance monitoring

September 28, 2020

Why server performance monitoring is important and how to do it Servers are an essential part of the IT of many companies. A server down could cause significant damage: from service stopping and productivity decreasing to losing direct sales and image problems that cause …


virtual server monitoring

Focusing on virtual server monitoring

September 23, 2020

Virtual server monitoring: key points to keep in mind It is undeniable that today we really live in cloud… of virtual servers. It is so because the vast majority of services and applications “rely” on them: any survey shows, outright, that users use them …


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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 …



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, …



What Can Pandora FMS Offer as a Server Monitoring Tool?

August 10, 2020

What Can Pandora FMS Offer as a Server Monitoring Tool? When your server goes down, it can certainly throw a wrench into your daily processes, costing you money and even causing you to lose customers until it’s back up and running again. Thankfully, Pandora …


optimize mariadb

Optimize MariaDB: tips to deal with load spikes

June 16, 2020

Load spikes? We give you some tips to optimize MariaDB This 2020 is perfect to check our beloved Pandora FMS server and precisely a very important component is the database (BD). As our loyal readers already know (and if you visit us for the …


difference between blade and rack server

Blade servers vs rack servers. Fight!

May 20, 2020

Blade and rack servers; advantages and disadvantages Choosing between blade servers or those intended to go installed in a rack is a small headache that is repeated daily in the complex minds of technicians around the world. What configuration to choose? What can best …


server operating system

What is a Server Operating System? How can we monitor it?

April 28, 2020

Server operating system: a basic and fundamental piece of software Web server. File server. Email server… In this post we could review most of the servers we use every day; this world is highly interconnected on a global scale. I write these lines from …


how to choose servers

How to choose servers for your company

April 23, 2020

How to choose servers for your company You’ve been thinking all morning. You keep wondering how to choose servers for your company. All right, think the answer will be almost always: What do you need them for? And the choice of servers will depend …


c language

Do we need to know C Language to monitor?

January 23, 2020

Using C Language in monitoring “C Programming language” (or simply C Language) is the title of the book published in 1978 by Brian W. Kernighan and Dennis M. Ritchie, where they introduced the idea of presenting an example program called “Hello world !” And …


lynis security

Lynis security: monitoring a specialized computer suite

December 12, 2019

Linux vulnerability is measurable through Lynis security But does this mean that Pandora FMS is also into Lynis security? Well, its specialty is different… but yes, of course, it reaches everything covered by monitoring. In fact, flexibility is inherent to its name: FMS means …


opennms vs zabbix vs pandora fms

Comparison: OpenNMS vs Zabbix vs Pandora FMS

June 4, 2019

OpenNMS vs Zabbix vs Pandora FMS. Here we go! Today we bring you a comparison: OpenNMS vs Zabbix vs Pandora FMS. Three titans of open-source software, without a doubt. We will see its main features and we will talk about the business model of …


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Pandora FMS as an alternative to Percona PMM

May 23, 2019

Percona PMM alternative Pandora FMS On one previous occasion one of our colleagues published a good article on the Percona Server for this database. Percona is a company founded in 2006 by former MySQL employees, Peter Zaitsev and Vadim Tkachenko. Today we bring you …


Datadog alternative

Datadog Alternative: An interesting comparison with Pandora FMS!

March 19, 2019

Datadog alternative: history, comparison and use cases Do you know the Datadog software? Datadog is also the name of the company that produces it, and here we bring it in a comparison with Pandora FMS. First of all we want to tell you that …


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Internet Backup: Cloud Backup Cost

March 12, 2019

Cloud Backup Cost: Things to Keep in Mind Before You Buy A backup is a set of files that are mirrors or exact images of their originals at any given time. They are generally compressed to save space both in storage and transport. They …


Wifi monitoring

Wifi monitoring: the range of the wireless signal with Pandora FMS

February 26, 2019

Wifi monitoring, power and wireless network range Although since 1985 the federal government of the United States of America provided the radio bands (frequencies) to be used for our daily use, it was not until 1999 when the brand Wi-Fi® was registered, which means …



hyperconvergence

Hyperconvergence and Monitoring

February 15, 2019

Hyperconvergence and its challenges for monitoring Hyperconvergence, hyperconvergent platforms, hyperconvergent modules, are relatively new terms in the world of data centers. In addition, each technology that emerges or evolves and succeeds in penetrating the market represents new challenges for monitoring platforms. Thus, hyperconvergence is …



Windows Management Instrumentation

Windows Management Instrumentation in remote monitoring

January 29, 2019

Windows Management Instrumentation in monitoring Pandora FMS features include decentralized monitoring, which is based on several standards and/or protocols of common and open use (SNMP v1 and v2 -v3 from version 7.0 NG 727-, ICMP and WMI). In this article we will talk about …


light monitoring

Light monitoring with Elastic Metricbeat

January 15, 2019

Light monitoring with Elastic Metricbeat: an alternative vision Since Pandora FMS version 7.0 NG 712, thanks to the integration with Elastic, we have drastically improved the system of storage and visualization of records or logs, which allows us to increase the growth and speed …


industrial monitoring

Industrial Monitoring with Pandora FMS: flexibility study

January 10, 2019

Industrial Monitoring Offers Audit of Manufacturing Operations The simplest machine invented by mankind is the wheel. Practically all civilizations have used it and together with fire we dare to affirm that it is the basis of civilization. Many other machineries use it and it …


Free server monitoring tools

2021 top free server monitoring tools

December 13, 2018

The top 11 free server monitoring tools of 2021 Whether we need a web server that connects our users to a database, or a server that collects our documents to print and keeps track of the sheets we spend, monitoring a server simplifies it: …



Engine X

Learn how to monitor Engine X with basic tools

November 30, 2018

Engine X: alternate web server and its handmade monitoring Nginx (Engine X) is present in at least 22% of domains (as of May 2018), in second place due to its ability to deal with ten thousand or more connections. Now, if we already have …


Raspberry kiosk mode

Discover how to set up a Raspberry kiosk mode

November 23, 2018

Raspberry kiosk mode configuration on Pandora FMS About the Raspberry kiosk mode If you’ve been shopping recently, you may or may not have seen stores and shops with screens, promotional videos, product images, statistics, etc. Normally, for this purpose the computers are hidden. These …


HP Operations Manager

HP Operations Manager: Legendary multifaceted software

November 19, 2018

HP Operations Manager: office suite for monitoring We have talked about reviews of legendary software in the area of monitoring, such as the colossus IBM® Tivoli® Netcool®. With equal pleasure, and at the request of the editorial team of this blog, today we bring …


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Network Traffic Capture with Network TAPs

October 31, 2018

Network TAP: three situations in which they are necessary Network TAP (Terminal Access Point or Test Access Point) is the most common hardware device used for network traffic capture purpose. A Network TAP is basically a hardware designed to access the traffic between two …


How to monitor web server Apache with Pandora FMS

How to monitor an Apache web server with Pandora FMS

July 13, 2018

Monitoring Web Server Apache with Pandora FMS What is an Apache Web server? In today’s article, you will learn how to monitor in depth an Apache web server with Pandora FMS. But first, let’s find out what Apache is. It is the most widely …


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