This is an advanced topic. You should already be familiar with Pandora FMS before attempting to deploy a Metaconsole. For more information contact us at [email protected]
The Metaconsole is a web interface where you can visualize, synchronize and manage in a unified way different Pandora FMS monitoring systems, from now on Instances (nodes), exclusive of the Enterprise version. Thanks to this console hundreds of thousands of different devices can be monitored in a centralized way, without having to look at each Instance (node) individually.
The Metaconsole offers a multitenant service, where it can be the access point for a user that belongs to a company or where a single console can provide service to different companies, and within each company to different users.
Below there is a schema of the architecture of the Metaconsole where its horizontal scalability is shown and where each instance has its own database to operate.
It is a very complex environment, which encompasses the necessary functions to manage the different Instances. The Metaconsole is designed not to operate at a low level as the Instances, but to manage all the infrastructure, centralizing that way all the Instances.
Thanks to this console, lots of information can be observed through different functions, such as report or visual console generation with elements from different Instances, as well as event synchronization. In addition, the different Instances can be managed by means of creating new agents, distributing them and managing alert templates, policies and other functions.