Create a Visual Console with Monitoring Details

One of Pandora FMS display options is Visual Consoles. These allow to represent monitoring information in real time in a full graphic way. In this Visual Console example, we will create a distributed network example around the world and we will see how when clicking on the node that appears over Spain, we can see another map of Spain with the elements from that particular installation.

See: "Create Visual Consoles in Pandora FMS":

The power of maps lies on "summing up" the state of a child map in the parent map display; that is, if any of the elements displayed on the Spain map goes into critical state, the icon that represents Spain will become red. This allows establishing very customized hierarchies when it comes to showing information Maps may contain information about the state of groups, agents, modules. In addition, graphs and data may be included (numbers or text), in addition to text and icon tags.

Creating Map 1 (Parent)

In this first map, the status of several agents distributed in a world map will be added. This can be done manually, one by one, or through the Wizard. To make its creation process easier we will use the Wizard in the example.

The first thing to do is to create a new map, which we will call World Map. Go to Operation → Topology maps → Visual Consoles and click on Create map.


Once created, click on the element Wizard:


In the Wizard, select the type of element, in this example Static Graph, the image to use, if you want to use one item per agent or per module (in this case per agent), and select the agents to add from the list that appears.


Click Add and all the elements created will appear:


Move all elements until you have them on the map, by clicking and dragging them.


Creating Map 2 (Child)

In the second map we will create an element that indicates the status of one of the main agents, linked to it all the given modules. A graph of the FreeRAM module of the same agent will also be displayed.

The first step is to create the new map as you did in the previous step:


Once created, add the element the agent status shows on section Static Graph:


Also create the graph with the attached configuration, by clicking on the graph icon, adding the agent and module the graph will reflect.

After the main element of the map is created, now create a new element for each of the existing modules in the agent. Use the Wizard to configure it as you can see in the attached screenshot. Select Static Graph of the indicated agent and modules. Add as a label the name of the module and assign to this item a parent previously created in the Visual Map, in this case the previous element added.

After creating all these elements, they will appear attached to the main element and you may drag them directly with the mouse to the desired position.