Notas de versión

Pandora FMS NG 769 RRR

This is a minor update with new functionality and features. The latest version with maximum stability is Pandora FMS 772 Renaissance LTS (Long Term Support).

Regular releases (RRR) are monthly releases that bring together many changes and new functionalities. They are ideal for those users who need to be up to date and are not afraid of finding unpolished details. The LTS versions are oriented to consolidate all the changes of the RRR versions and offer maximum stability.

LTS versions are released once a year. Regular releases (RRR) are released approximately every 2 months.

This is a minor update with new functionalities and features. The latest version with maximum stability is Pandora FMS 767 HOPE LTS (Long Term Support).

Regular releases (RRR) are monthly releases that bring together many changes and new functionalities. They are ideal for those users who need to be up to date and are not afraid of finding some unpolished detail. The LTS versions are oriented to consolidate all the changes of the RRR versions and offer maximum stability.

Notable improvements

Custom filters for monitor view

Custom filters can be saved and retrieved in the monitor view, similar to event custom filters.

Filtros personalizados para la vista de monitores

Custom filters for log viewer (audit viewer)

Similar to the event custom filter, a filter has been incorporated to load searches in the audit event viewer that allows it to filter by user, action, source IP address or comments.

Filtros personalizados para log viewer

Additional indexes in the database

New indexes have been added to the database, especially useful for very large environments. Although indexes add very little additional work in databases when saving records, they speed up queries, which are always frequent and repetitive. These new indexes improve Pandora FMS performance.

Event checkout from the event sound console

Now it is possible to access events right away from the event sound console.

New manual installer

Although the automatic installation method is not frequently used, we wanted to revamp the interface from the very basics, so we fully renewed the manual installer.

Nuevo instalador manual
Informix Pandora FMS plugin

Remote Informix

PLUGIN – ENTERPRISE

Plugin to retrieve data from Informix remotely. You may monitor Dbspace I/O, Dbspace usage, Session statistics, tables I/O, and in turn check system databases.

See library →

Openshift Pandora FMS plugin

Openshift

PLUGIN – ENTERPRISE

The plugin includes new monitoring to extend its features. Now you may find out the status of the operators, as well as component status. Node monitoring has been improved, allowing you now to see the status of memory, disk, PID and CPU level and memory assigned.

See library →

New features and improvements

Caso# GitLab# Descripción

11510

7172

Author field added to XML file for RSS events.

N/A

8909

Custom intervals for averages, minimums, and maximums can be modified in reports.

N/A

9069

The schedule downtime filter has been visually rearranged.

13829

9175

Password protection in modules to prevent their viewing by users who do not have rights to do so.

N/A

9220

NMS Enterprise license update. See features at:

https://pandorafms.com/en/why-enterprise/

N/A

9270

In Monitoring Interface View, a button has been incorporated to display graphs made up by incremental modules called inOctets and outOctects.

N/A

9410

Improved Enterprise Cisco Inventory configuration plugin.

N/A

9505

Improvements in Omnishell interface.

N/A

9509

Warnings and messages in several places notify the user if libraries are needed for Omnishell.

N/A

9545

It allows to add a different SAP license for each agent to get very detailed monitoring.

N/A

9673

Tentacle server installation verifies the dependencies in detail and shows which dependencies are required for the successful installation of the product.

N/A

9684

Error in Expect with NCM if prompt was not found.

N/A

9713

Added button to show the actual path in a modal window in Pandora FMS file manager.

N/A

9884

Custom filters can be saved and retrieved in the monitor view, which implies applying MR number 61.

N/A

9971

The "Icon" element of the visual consoles can now be edited.

14689

10039

Improved agent name display in the Metaconsole monitor view.

N/A

10106

When deleting a user all their open sessions are also deleted, in real time.

N/A

10014

Custom filters for log viewer, which involves applying MR number 61.

N/A

10017

In the  Informix plugin, DRDA port is enabled for connection: this allows remote monitoring.

N/A

10055

Recursion was added to the module deletion notice, showing all modules that depend on the module to be deleted.

N/A

10115

LDAP authentication accepts special characters.

14662

10016

Added new features for monitoring in the OpenShift plugin for Pandora FMS Enterprise version.

N/A

10118

Improved user interface for network map creation and editing. Fields support more information with brief help messages that encourage you to check the official documentation.

N/A

10126

  • Related: 9938

Added a specific saving button for editing Visual Console elements.

N/A

10138

New graphical interface in the manual installer.

N/A

10140


  • Related: 10104

Added message to indicate whether Chromium Extension is not installed (required for graphics display).

N/A

10166

New indexes have been added to the database, especially useful for very large environments.

14480

10175

Event Information window updates status appropriately on the General tab when performing validation (Acknowledge by...).

N/A

10189

Improved the visual interface of the sound console button.

N/A

10190

Alerts can be managed from the sound console.

N/A

10195

In network map generation through methods Spring1 and Spring2 it has been tested amd checked that hundreds of agents can be managed.

14895

10210

  • Related: 10236

The default value selected for Dynamic interval is set to none.

N/A

10215

Agent information when requested in heat maps is now available in Pandora FMS Open version.

N/A

10228

Improved session management, particularly those related to API 1.0 PFMS, which favors storage space in the database.

14934

10236

In bulk operations on modules, unless requested by the user, the Dynamic interval is left intact, unchanged, when saving the requested operation.

N/A

10248

Relocated the "Save custom report to disk" option in Discovery, in section new console task creation.

N/A

10269

  • Related: 10029 and 10225

Improvement in the XML entry process in Pandora FMS Dataserver.

N/A

10277

  • Related: 9868

The “About” section loads faster.

N/A

10329

  • Related: 10349

“Healthy” limit for number of modules in unknown status that are processed in each iteration.

Known changes and limitations

Due to the arrival of EOL from versions PHP 7.4, 7.3 and 7.2, version LTS 767 “Hope” will be the last one that will support said versions, PHP being Pandora FMS official version for the coming ones.

Case# GitLab# Description
N/A 10223 When creating an agent by means of a received XML, the usual quote “Created by…” (“Created by…”) is not added.

Fixed vulnerabilities

Case# GitLab# Description

CVE-2023-24515

Thanks to the information provided by damodarnaik.

10159 ^MP

The API checker built into Pandora FMS Web Console only supports HTTP or HTTPS protocols.

CVE-2023-24514

Thanks to the information provided by giri11408

10160 ^MP

Modules in visual consoles filter and avoid commands in JavaScript language.

CVE-2023-24516

Thanks to the information provided by Gaurish Kauthankar.

10162 ^MP

Module of special days in calendar limits and filters the use of JavaScript thus avoiding major problems.

CVE-2023-24517

Thanks to the information provided by Gaurish Kauthankar. 

10163 ^MP

Pandora FMS file manager restricts the file type to GIF, PNG or JPG, thus avoiding the loading of any type of instruction.

N/A

Thanks to the information provided by ^MP.

10261 ^MP

The upload_head_image.php file has been deleted since it allowed uploading files with additional instructions. A suitable mechanism for such a file upload task has been implemented.

Feature extinction

Case# GitLab# Description

N/A

7985

Legacy event alerts have become obsolete and Web Console quick help has been withdrawn.

N/A

9475

Command Center (Metaconsole) stopped managing agents through the wizard; Centralised management will continue as a usual tool for this purpose.

N/A

10208

The old alert sound console is withdrawn from the nodes that belong to the Command Center (Metaconsole).

Bug fixes

Support# GitLab# Description

12354

7936

For users registered in  a Command Center (M etaconsole) they can now select Dashboard as the custom home screen of the Web Console.

N/A

8148

Administrative Tools -> System Audit Logs now shows in detail the changes made.

N/A

9270

Within the view of each agent, the Interfaces section is visible and accessible.

N/A

9473

The get total_modules command in PFMS 1.0 API correctly returns the total modules when a specific module group is requested.

N/A

9600

Fixed status display failure of Pandora FMS servers. Pandora FMS is present in more than 50 countries that have different time zones: for companies with offices with different hours this false positive was reported with the status of the servers.

N/A

9701

The calculation of delays that do not come from the data server was faulty and it corrects and updates in a new way.

14535

9823

In the module validation box it now supports module_logchannel.

N/A

9829

Users can only access the Dashboards on the home screen if they are from the same group, those from the All group and their private dashboards.

N/A

9924

Fixed links between visual console items.

N/A

9941

Corrected the colors in the odometers by public links in the visual consoles.

N/A

9799

Corrected the process of changing the owner of an event.

14560

9863

In the links section, both in nodes and in the Metaconsole, users without PM permissions can view and use said links.

N/A

10032

If a user changes the database replication password after the main database was encrypted, that password will also be stored encrypted.

N/A

10084

Searching for agents in policies refreshes the data cache in a timely manner and also takes into account disabled agents.

14748

10095

The alert details view can now be sorted chronologically, at the user's request.

N/A

10100

The RPM installer supports PHP 8 and installs MRs in the same way as with PHP 7.

N/A

10103

The threshold section of the clusters now displays the names of each module (Active-Passive View).

14765

10112

Erratum in the source code with the use of the module_disabled command in software agents.

14803

10133

Fixed task import in Discovery IPAM tasks.

14804

10136

PFMS CLI (pandora_manage) parameter --update_agent now updates node with Command Center (Metaconsole).

N/A

10152

Restored the possibility of adding notifications by groups in the general settings of the Web Console.

14771

10156

Corrected the custom availability report display. Previously an item had to be edited and saved to be able to show the report.

14779

10176

Fixed false positive about a service status if one or more of its agents had disabled modules.

N/A

10188

In audible alerts server identifiers are received correctly.

N/A

10202

In the event group report report filter, the query was corrected.

14875

10212

Corrected editing permissions on custom reports if using the ACL Enterprise System is used.

N/A

10216

PFMS installer ensures that perl-threads-shared-1.43-6.el7 version 2.13 is installed before installing Thread::Semaphore, showing the corresponding warning message.

N/A

10222

Image in the “About” section is now displayed correctly.

N/A

10227

As for features, corrected their overflow in the NMS license.

N/A

10240

For PFMS servers that are still hosted in CentOS 7, support has been added for the Perl language Semaphore 2.13 library.

N/A

10241

Graphics sent by email are compatible with PHP 8, thus allowing their display.

N/A

10249

Standard users now correctly calculate groups related to tags.

N/A

10274

On Pandora FMS home page clicking on the link of the alerts launched (triggered alerts) now shows only those with such status.

14943

10284

The plugin for Kubernetes successfully converts the data type returned by the API.

N/A

10290

Event validation is shown accurately in field ACK.

N/A

10343

IPAM, massive operations, meets and works with the syntax of PHP version 8.

N/A

10384

Corrected the display failure when mass erasing modules (Bulk Operations).

Documentation update

Case# GitLab# Description

N/A

9473

In the get total_modules command of PFMS 1.0 API, the module group identifier becomes optional.

N/A

10105

Added section Manage Satellite Server to topic 2.3 Interface.

N/A

10197

Added instructions for using the skip-log-bin parameter in MySQL version 8.

N/A

10226

Authentication in API 1.0 PFMS using the bearer token.

N/A

10239

Added the instruction systemctl restart php-fpm to the update to PHP 8 in Rocky Linux 8/AlmaLinux 8/RHEL 8.

Known bugs

This section presents some known bugs that will be solved as soon as possible in later versions.

Case# GitLab# Description

N/A

9677

Automatic partitions by months of the history database are created erroneously.

14472

9891

Error when executing the database scheme verification query in the Web Console.

14735

10085

Time in serialized data does not correspond with the module graph time.

14800

10127

Add id_nodo to the API 1.0 validate_events call in the Command Center (Metaconsole).

14825

10146

The timestamp macro shows different date format.

14360

10207

Units are not displayed in the alert templates in the Command Center (Metaconsole).

14923

10276

Error when creating correlation alerts in Russian, Chinese and Japanese.

14976

10308

SQL visual bug when updating password Policies.

These release notes describe new features, enhancements and fixed issues as well as some workarounds for known problems. For more information about previous versions, visit the release notes section of our website.

For information on minimum system requirements, please visit the installation section in the official documentation.

How to update Pandora FMS
  • Update Manager automatically. Requires internet connection in the Pandora FMS console.
  • Update Manager manually through OUM update files in the Pandora FMS console.
  • Manual installation of packages (rpm, deb ...) and subsequent update of the console through the web.

To update the server you will have to do it manually through RPM or tarball packages. The latest version (774 RRR) includes MR number 65, which must be applied as indicated in the official documentation.

Find more information about Pandora FMS downloads in our website:

Find more detailed information and steps to follow in the update of each item in our Wiki.

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