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Pandora FMS is the most flexible monitoring software in the market.

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Pandora FMS is the most flexible monitoring software in the market.


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Pandora FMS
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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

We are very satisfied with Pandora FMS and its level of adaptability to our company. What has surprised us the most is the policies feature that have helped us to centralize everything and quickly monitor data from AWS virtual machines, which has been fundamental for us.

The quality of the technical support is also a plus to take into account. We have had bad experiences with unprofessional support, in Pandora they are very prepared and know what they are doing. In addition, they have helped us to integrate some technologies that we did not know could be integrated into the console. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The dashboard theme is a bit slow and there are few templates. We are in the 742 version, as I have been told in the 745 they have improved this aspect a lot, but I don't have experience with it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basically at the level of centralizing everything in one place. We used to use different platforms for different things and now we have everything in one place. In addition, we have found a software capable of integrating with AWS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Professor Of Management
Higher Education
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Pandora FMS is a good software compared to most monitoring programs, it is easy and covers a wide range of rules, I really like everything that is presented in the workstation, in addition to having a very well detailed interface, It is very intuitive, it also offers very good services such as network motorization, service-oriented motorization, application motorization and many other things, I like it more than I thought. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I could say that the support is not very good, it also seems somewhat expensive, but I do not complain about such nonsense, but I want the menus to be more descriptive, because they look very simple and do not help at all. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is an excellent software, as a personal user I could say that an excellent monitoring solution in general, I recommend it for everyone. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

As a professor in a university, I use Pandora FMS, to explain the networks and their monitoring, and it has been an incredible experience, I could say that Pandora FMS has been a great help, it really is the best, I can easily monitor, I can even see the status of all my printers, besides being able to get interesting information about my mobile devices, I am really very comfortable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Solution Architect
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Is accepts any kind of data, anything you may get through command line can be monitored. And you can be warned in case it fails or obtains dangerous data, whether it might be internal of from any other software you have installed. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The installation process is quite complicated if you don't have a basic Linux knowledge. You can use an ISO instead of installing it by packages though, but if you already have a machine with other stuff installed, it's a pity. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Try to install it through an ISO you wIll save trouble and if you have any questions you cn ask in Pandora FMS forum they usually answer pretty quickly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have no more issues about machine disks being full. We have also prevented servers from overloading their RAM and we have been warned about some security failures we had regarding ssh and mys. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Director, Analytics
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a perfect tool, it adapts to small and large companies, its products scale hand in hand with the user to adapt to environments with different needs and allows them to grow over time. With just one tool, you have the power to monitor any device regardless of its type, allowing organizations to obtain information about their concerns in real time by viewing the data directly from a single tool. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

We have not presented any discomfort with the tool, for now, the organization feels comfortable with the product and the services it offers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend without a doubt to all organizations, because in most organizations it has managed to save a noticeable amount of time by unifying all its monitoring needs into a single software, with Pandora FMS the monitoring solution can be much cheaper in front of other suppliers, therefore as well as it allows to save time, in the same way it allows to save money, and does not cause impact on the economic aspect of the organization. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Pandora FMS in the organization in a single specific department, in order to monitor the entire infrastructure of the organization, with it we have been able to control the entire organization to avoid presenting technological failures in the systems. It is a tool that, like us, is constantly updated to develop new functionalities and thus offer a better, optimal and productive service, for us it is already a very optimal and powerful tool that has provided us with many resources and has helped us save money on hire technical services when submitting failures, Pandora FMS is a tool that has met our needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Gerente
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The possibility of integrating all the monitoring in one tool, from networking, servers, applications, databases. Unlike other solutions that are fixed with Pandora FMS we can integrate plugins for all the platforms we want to monitor. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

At the moment we have struggled to monitor the user experience in depth. Possibly due to our platform it has become more complex but we are sure that this Pandora module can be improved to cover very high expectations. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The best way to go with Pandora FMS is getting training and looking forward monitoring what other tools won't do it.

For example monitor DB take more effort but once you have it running it will save you a lot of problems. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have managed to centralize the monitoring of the infrastructure, we used to have several tools for this. Having the whole infrastructure under control and predicting possible failures is becoming strategic today. We stop investing time in manual revisions and we left behind risks on the infrastructure which are very easy to monitor with Pandora. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Support
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

It is a very intuitive program, and the problems you may have are usually solved with their online documentation In case of having bugs or other failures when configuring something the support team help you right away and quite eficiently Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Updating it is a little bit confusing the program is divided into three sections that have their own ways of updating. In fact the web board allows you to update 2 of the 3 sections which is quite confusing since you think you have everything updated to the last version, but not quite yet, the server is not updated. A bit of a mess sometimes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you need to monitor a large network (as it was our case), you can hire the server deployment and its setup thanks to their project team. You will save yourself quite the headache. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We monitor all the enterprise network which is spread out over different cities reducing and avoiding quite the trouble with key netwrk equipment and server failures Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT DEPARTMENT
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The Open Source Community Edition is great to just explore the software or use it on medium sized infrastructures.

Is able to fulfill any task of monitoring and control of hosts in an outstanding way.

Have a really complete Wiki and documentation where they explain from the purpose to the configuration and use of its immense number of functions.

Quickly see the status of all my printers, switch, computers, virtual machines to know if any system has fallen. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

In its versions for Linux at the beginning can be somewhat complicated to configure and implement. The Windows version is easier to configure but less stable in my opinion.

This solution requires proper training to get the 100% out of it.

The life cycle seems to be very short. But you get what you pay Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

In comparison with most monitoring software the software is incredibly easy to use. It does 95 % of what we want it to and the remainder is currently waiting on new features which have been added to the road map. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Although the version I use is not the enterprise, PandoraFMS allow our company to accurately maintain an up to the minute easy to digest visual on inventory and security through out our network for certain industry compliance of workstations and servers.

Being a solution running on Linux gives us an excellent relationship between hardware requirements and the number of agents that can be managed effectively, which can be up to 2000 agents using less than 4GB of RAM, which today is a fairly modest amount. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

All the features around APM (Application Performance Monitor) are very valuable.

Plus, the alarm system is very sophisticated and the data collection options are very flexible and cover all types of systems that we have and we can access information of each network device (switch, router, firewall), both local and remote. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Since Pandora FMS works as a central monitoring point, it can be a central management point for IT assets as well. I mean include processes and functions to discover devices, record and document features and actions taken on devices, etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

• I think it´s a good idea include in your project a period of training in the solution (technical training)

• During the project pay attention to the recommendations that Pandora´s technical support department bring to you.

• Define a project by phases, starting with network and servers and finishing it with Applications and user experience.

• You have to take your time in thinking about the alarms. Pandora FMS has a very complete alarm system with many options but you have to correlate each of the alarms with your process of troubleshooting and technical support. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Introducing Pandora FMS has improve our organization in some ways

Applications and users’ experience: After the introduction of Pandora we have managed to reduce the response time of the applications and improve the experience of our users when they navigate through them.

In System department: we have managed our procedures associated with technical support. Now we have the proper information required to support decisions on the platform like new acquisitions of technology, changes on providers and services, etc.

Before Pandora FMS we had no monitoring system. At least not a all purpose monitoring system. We had tried with traffic analyzers like WireShark and the experience was very good. Actually we still use it as a complement to our technical support activities, but in some point we realized we needed do one step ahead, so we use for a while the open software version of Pandora like a pilot project and finally we implement the enterprise version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Acquisition Associate
Information Technology and Services
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Its modularity provides huge flexibility allowing you to safely configure multiple servers of diverse types on different locations depending on your network requirements.

You can also deploy the solution as a standalone server and still monitor the whole infrastructure by using multiple network adapters.

Once you install from the Centos based ISO, you have all the tools you may need. It is not necessary (but it´s possible) to add multiple plugins/addons to set up the monitoring Agents.

It integrates multiple options/protocols to safely transfer data betwen the external agents and the servers.

It allows you to keep track of multiple devices of diverse type from a single console using personalized scripts, so there its no limit on what can be monitored.

It is lightweight. Using 4 GB of RAM, a multicore CPU, and a decent hard drive it can support up to 2000 Agents reporting to a single server. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The only issue I can mention is It doesn't offer an ISO for x86 architecture. Nowadays it´s unlikely that any company will be deploying new software on old hardware, however, it´s something to have in mind if someone it's thinking in repurpose old hardware to implement this solution for testing or production environments. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don´t hesitate in giving it a try, it´s a very complete solution that can support very complex infrastructures with the possibility of monitoring very specific software and hardware. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shorten execution times in processes that depend on the output of data from other applications by re-synchronizing tasks, based on the alerts that were configured in Pandora. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CTO
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

The instalation was very easy! The graphics are great, and with the installation of the agents on the systems that need to be monitored, all the information needed popped up and it was graphing right away.

The fact that we have clients for both iphone and android is a great asset. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The free version is not complete, some modules need to be acquired separately. Everything is included in the commercial version (enterprise). We'll see how it goes for a month before investing in the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't try the ready image, install from souce. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring all the resources being utilized by the machines we need the most, all the network equipment and receiving alerts when things go wrong Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Networking Consultant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

What I like most about Pandora is that she gets better every day. They strive to make the user's console much more practical, simple and comfortable. It's their big advantage. They regularly update all their components and do it for me.

For example, in their new update they have incorporated a new cache where to load the heaviest data. They have also added a new template to the alerts, which is the most important thing in monitoring software.

Otherwise, quite flexible and adaptable, maybe like many other tools, but for its simplicity I keep this one. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some functionalities seem to be very green, and when you review documentation to take advantage of some aspects of your pandora you come across very outdated information. Although I have to say that lately I have noticed many changes in the wiki, so you can be improving this aspect. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The best of Pandora:

Flexible network administration

Monitors service availability and response times

Graphics system, exportable to PDF and more... Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've been using Pandora FMS for some months now, it's amazing how deep in data the tool can reach with how simple it is, only through typical commands like ping or well organized nmaps it has the capacity to monitor gigantic networks, without really needing an extremely powerful machine. With all this data provides us with graphs of various types, reports, alerts ... everything fully customizable to almost ridiculous points, and this is just the server, if you learn to use the software agents you can find out even who sneezes near your machines! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Encargado de Mesa de Servicios de TI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Auto discovery and automatic detection of the network topology and network monitoring. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Deploy very manual.

but then the tool is excellent. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The tool offers good performance and compatibility, I recommend them. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool has been of great help because we can manage faster solutions with the problems in our network, it helped us reduce our response time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Consultor IT en Virtualizacion
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Lo fácil y práctico que es monitorear con PandoraFMS, instalas el cliente y ya puedes monitorear cientos de parámetros en los servidores Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Haría más moderna la interfaz, diseño de más armónicos y fuentes más atractivas Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Prueben la versión libre y ahí podrán ver el potencial de esta tremenda herramienta de monitoreo y lo bueno para mi que sus creadores hablan Español Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Puedo monitorear tanto servidores como equipos de comunicación Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AG
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Great GUI

better than nagios or zabbix because it's less complex to make module

a lot of plugins

Cutomizable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

no ldap auth with community edition

not enough plugin for community edition Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better monitoring network

View bandwitch & consommation easily Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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