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Pandora FMS 5.1 SP1 Released

Pandora announced a new Service Pack 1 for version 5.1 of Pandora FMS, which includes many new features and numerous bug fixes compared to the last release launched last June.

Some of the new features include:

  • Improved planning of scheduled stops, and their exclusion in all reports of SLA.  Now, reports show those periods that have been excluded due to a scheduled stop and the system administrator can decide if it's possible to set scheduled stops after the event or not.
  • New multithreaded SNMP traps server.
  • New Packet loss remote plugin that measures the packet loss in a network. 
  • New features added to the IPAM module (IP address management): IP's reservation, massive operations and delegation of network management to users non administrators of Pandora FMS.
  • Unix agent now supports UDP mode for remote command execution.
  • Now it's possible to visualize traffic graphics per interface (combined) from the main agent view.
  • Non-init modules will not be deleted anymore by default. There is an option of the setup that controls this behavior.
  • Improved the verbosity of Pandora FMS, introducing by default the server level 3 and showing some critical problems as events.
  • Improved the server log rotation, with a new parameter to specify number of rotated log to be stored in disk prior deletion.
  • Added dynamic macros for agent custom fields.
  • Optional translation of OID’s for better performance in the SNMP traps processor.
  • Improved usability of the Pandora FMS menus: creating an “anchor” mode and allowing the scroll of the contents without having to scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  • Improvements in the services: Added new “simple” mode that allows to create services without taking into account the weights, and considering only two types of elements: critical and non critical.
  • API & CLI new functions (add event comment, recreate collections and others).
  • New dynamic radial network maps.



  • New IP SLA Cisco plugin to measurig quality of service in networks of latest technology. Specially recommended for VoIP services or services sensitives to package loss and high latency.
  • Audit information can now be exported to Excel or PDF.
  • New statistics system of traps received which is very useful to filter by source IP or OID.



Find out more about Pandora FMS 5.1 in these Release Notes.

And check out Pandora FMS to learn more.

Published Monday, November 10, 2014 6:28 AM by David Marshall
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