Today, in Pandora FMS blog, we will continue with the feat of presenting the best features of Pandora FMS 2022-2023. I talk about “continuing” because this article is the second part of a great first episode. If you haven’t read it yet… go ahead, here we’ll be waiting for you, and besides, I’m not in a hurry.
Pandora FMS features 2022-2023 (Part II)
First of all, you can now set up a history database for your Metaconsole, as if you were a real data archive.
In addition, if you have any issues with your agents, do not worry, because the new schedule downtimes allow you to disable only the modules that are giving you trouble.
But that’s not all, access to the console has also been improved, now you may restrict access through an IP filter for each user.
As for reports, a new option has been added to filter by agent group and/or module group.
You may also schedule the report forwarding alert action. Do you have a critical module? Well, send a report to solve the problem like a real professional!
And if network maps are your thing, you’ll love knowing they’ve been upgraded with automatic refresh features, the removal of the Pandora node, and the ability to link multiple maps to a dummy node.
Last but not least, Pandora FMS now offers support for Ubuntu 22!
Yes, I know, it’s crazy! But do not forget that it is only available in nodes and with some features in experimental phase.
Version 766 arrived loaded with features that will not leave you indifferent.
The first of them has to do with the history database and SNMP traps, in which you may now store both in the node and in the Metaconsole.
In addition, for the most demanding ones in terms of security, you can now configure a custom password policy, with all the requirements you need to keep your credentials safe.
Of course, it will only be applicable if you have the local authentication method configured in your console.
But not everything is about safety in life, you also have to take into account the time we spend on certain tasks. That is why in this new version a feature was added for status scaling based on time in modules, which means that you can choose the maximum number of intervals a module may be in warning state before switching to critical state.
A really good deal for those who want to make the most out of the performance of their modules.
In addition, if you are one of those who use many shared credentials on their devices, you can now configure SNMP and WMI credentials in the credential store and use them in the agent wizard or in those types of modules.
And for those who seek perfection in terms of design, you will now have the option to enable maintenance mode when modifying a visual console, so that other users know that you are working on it.
Although the latest Pandora FMS version, 767, being an LTS version, has only included performance improvements and error correction, we cannot fail to highlight the wonderful features that we had already announced in previous versions, such as status scaling based on time, the possibility of storing SNMP traps in the history database, the configuration of password policies and the ease of use thanks to the option of shared credentials.
These features have undoubtedly made Pandora FMS a market-leading network monitoring tool. (And if you haven’t tried it yet, feel free to contact us to request a free 30-day Trial!)
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Dimas P.L., de la lejana y exótica Vega Baja, CasiMurcia, periodista, redactor, taumaturgo del contenido y campeón de espantar palomas en los parques. Actualmente resido en Madrid donde trabajo como paladín de la comunicación en Pandora FMS y periodista freelance cultural en cualquier medio que se ofrezca. También me vuelvo loco escribiendo y recitando por los círculos poéticos más profundos y oscuros de la ciudad.
Dimas P.L., from the distant and exotic Vega Baja, CasiMurcia, journalist, editor, thaumaturgist of content and champion of scaring pigeons in parks. I currently live in Madrid where I work as a communication champion in Pandora FMS and as a freelance cultural journalist in any media offered. I also go crazy writing and reciting in the deepest and darkest poetic circles of the city.