Let’s check out together the features and improvements related to the new Pandora FMS release: Pandora FMS 760.
What’s new in the latest Pandora FMS release, Pandora FMS 760
NEW FEATURES AND IMPROVEMENTS
New histogram graph in modules
Added the ability to display a histogram graph for modules. This graph is exclusive for Boolean modules or for modules that have their criticality thresholds defined, it is very useful to see crash periods.
Alert templates with multiple schedules
The possibility of including several schedules for the execution of both module alerts and events is incorporated. With this new feature, different time slots can be generated within the same day or week, where alerts can be generated.
New Zendesk integration plugin
A Zendesk integration plugin has been added to the module library. Thanks to this plugin you may create, update and delete tickets from this system from the terminal or from Pandora FMS.
New inventory plugin for Mac OS X
Just as there were inventory tools for Linux and Windows, you may use this tool to obtain inventory in Mac OS X. You may get information on CPU, Memory, Disks and Software installed on machines of that OS.
New mass deletion section in the Metaconsole
With the latest changes in the process of combination and centralization in the Metaconsole, it was necessary to start including mass operations in it. For now, deleting and editing agents from the Metaconsole have been included.
New internal audit view in the Metaconsole
As part of the continuous improvements to Pandora FMS Metaconsole, the internal audit feature that already existed in the node has been added to supervise the accesses to the Metaconsole, as well as some of the actions carried out from it.
Forcing remote checks on Visual Consoles
In order to carry out a real-time monitoring control in the visual consoles, a button has been generated to be able to force the remote checks that are included in the visual consoles, just as it can be done from the detailed view of a node.
New alert macros
The following alert macros have been added to be able to include more details in the notices:
Support for MySQL8 and PHP8
We have included support to be able to use MySQL8 without any type of modification or previous adjustment. We are also preparing the console to work on PHP8 due to the PHP7.4 support time ending on 28th Nov 2022.
Support for OS RHEL 8.x, RockyLinux 8.x, AlmaLinux 8.x
Due to recent changes to what was our base system so far (CentOS), we have decided to use RockyLinux 8 and AlmaLinux 8, as well as continue to support RHEL8 as the base OS. We recommend to all our users who have to migrate from other unsupported Linux versions (such as Centos6) to do so to one of these systems. However, we will continue to provide installers in RPM and Tarball format that can be used to run Pandora FMS on such systems.
KNOWN CHANGES AND LIMITATIONS
- New installations using ISO have been removed. From now on, the default installer will be the online installer, which, by means of a single command, prepares and installs the entire system from a Linux RHEL8, Rocky Linux or Alma Linux OS.
- Pandora FMS integration with the new plugin library has been improved, in order to use the new plugin library you need to be updated to version 760.
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