Install Pandora FMS on Ubuntu 13.10

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Pandora FMS is a performance & availability monitoring system, ready for big environments. It uses agents for local monitoring and can do several kinds of remote network monitoring (SNMP v3, TCP checks, remote WMI probes…) Agents works on Linux, Windows, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and BSD systems.

In this tutorial i will describe how to install Pandora FMS on Ubuntu 13.10.

First switch to root user using command:

sudo su

Let us add Pandora FMS repository to Ubuntu sources list. To do so, Edit file /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following line:

deb http://www.artica.es/debian/squeeze /

Now update the sources list using command:

apt-get update

After updating the sources list, let us install it using command:

apt-get install pandorafms-console pandorafms-server pandorafms-agent-unix
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
 dbconfig-common fontconfig fontconfig-config fonts-dejavu-core fonts-liberation graphviz libauthen-sasl-perl libblas3 libcairo2
 libcdt4 libcgraph5 libcommon-sense-perl libdatrie1 libencode-locale-perl libfile-listing-perl libfont-afm-perl libfontconfig1
 libgd3 libgraph4 libgraphite2-3 libgvc5 libgvpr1 libharfbuzz0a libhtml-form-perl libhtml-format-perl libhtml-parser-perl
 libhtml-tagset-perl libhtml-tree-perl libhttp-cookies-perl libhttp-daemon-perl libhttp-date-perl libhttp-message-perl
 libhttp-negotiate-perl libice6 libio-html-perl libio-socket-inet6-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl libjbig0 libjpeg-turbo8 libjpeg8
 libjson-perl libjson-xs-perl liblinear-tools liblinear1 libltdl7 liblua5.2-0 liblwp-mediatypes-perl liblwp-protocol-https-perl
 libmailtools-perl libnet-http-perl libnet-smtp-ssl-perl libnet-ssleay-perl libnetaddr-ip-perl libpango-1.0-0 libpangocairo-1.0-0
 libpangoft2-1.0-0 libpathplan4 libperl5.14 libpixman-1-0 libsensors4 libsm6 libsnmp-base libsnmp30 libsocket6-perl libthai-data
 libthai0 libtie-ixhash-perl libtiff5 libtime-format-perl liburi-perl libvpx1 libwww-perl libwww-robotrules-perl libxaw7
 libxcb-render0 libxcb-shm0 libxml-namespacesupport-perl libxml-parser-perl libxml-sax-base-perl libxml-sax-expat-perl
 libxml-sax-perl libxml-simple-perl libxml-twig-perl libxml-xpath-perl libxmu6 libxpm4 libxrender1 libxt6 nmap php-db php-gettext
 php-pear php5 php5-curl php5-gd php5-ldap php5-snmp php5-xmlrpc smistrip snmp snmp-mibs-downloader snmpd traceroute
 ttf-dejavu-core unzip x11-common xprobe
Suggested packages:
 gsfonts graphviz-doc libdigest-hmac-perl libgssapi-perl libgd-tools libdata-dump-perl libsvm-tools liblinear-dev
 libcrypt-ssleay-perl ttf-baekmuk ttf-arphic-gbsn00lp ttf-arphic-bsmi00lp ttf-arphic-gkai00mp ttf-arphic-bkai00mp lm-sensors
 libauthen-ntlm-perl libunicode-map8-perl libunicode-string-perl xml-twig-tools php5-dev zip
The following NEW packages will be installed:
 dbconfig-common fontconfig fontconfig-config fonts-dejavu-core fonts-liberation graphviz libauthen-sasl-perl libblas3 libcairo2
 libcdt4 libcgraph5 libcommon-sense-perl libdatrie1 libencode-locale-perl libfile-listing-perl libfont-afm-perl libfontconfig1
 libgd3 libgraph4 libgraphite2-3 libgvc5 libgvpr1 libharfbuzz0a libhtml-form-perl libhtml-format-perl libhtml-parser-perl
 libhtml-tagset-perl libhtml-tree-perl libhttp-cookies-perl libhttp-daemon-perl libhttp-date-perl libhttp-message-perl
 libhttp-negotiate-perl libice6 libio-html-perl libio-socket-inet6-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl libjbig0 libjpeg-turbo8 libjpeg8
 libjson-perl libjson-xs-perl liblinear-tools liblinear1 libltdl7 liblua5.2-0 liblwp-mediatypes-perl liblwp-protocol-https-perl
 libmailtools-perl libnet-http-perl libnet-smtp-ssl-perl libnet-ssleay-perl libnetaddr-ip-perl libpango-1.0-0 libpangocairo-1.0-0
 libpangoft2-1.0-0 libpathplan4 libperl5.14 libpixman-1-0 libsensors4 libsm6 libsnmp-base libsnmp30 libsocket6-perl libthai-data
 libthai0 libtie-ixhash-perl libtiff5 libtime-format-perl liburi-perl libvpx1 libwww-perl libwww-robotrules-perl libxaw7
 libxcb-render0 libxcb-shm0 libxml-namespacesupport-perl libxml-parser-perl libxml-sax-base-perl libxml-sax-expat-perl
 libxml-sax-perl libxml-simple-perl libxml-twig-perl libxml-xpath-perl libxmu6 libxpm4 libxrender1 libxt6 nmap
 pandorafms-agent-unix pandorafms-console pandorafms-server php-db php-gettext php-pear php5 php5-curl php5-gd php5-ldap php5-snmp
 php5-xmlrpc smistrip snmp snmp-mibs-downloader snmpd traceroute ttf-dejavu-core unzip x11-common xprobe
0 upgraded, 110 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 46.5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 109 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

Pandora1 Pandora2 Pandora3 Pandora4 Pandora5 Pandora6 Pandora7 Pandora8After installing Pandora, remove or rename /var/www/pandora_console/install.php file.

Now login with http://IP/pandora_console with admin/pandora.

How  to  start  Pandora   Server?

/etc/init.d/pandora_server start
Pandora FMS Server 5.0 Build 131017 Copyright (c) 2004-2011 ArticaST
This program is OpenSource, licensed under the terms of GPL License version 2.
You can download latest versions and documentation at http://www.pandorafms.org
[*] Backgrounding Pandora FMS Server process.
Cannot start Pandora FMS Server. Aborted.
Check Pandora FMS log files at '/var/log/pandora/pandora_server.error & pandora_server.log'

Edit  /etc/pandora/pandora_server.conf file

by dbpass insert the password already generated in the install step 5

Restart  pandora  Server 

/etc/init.d/pandora_server start
Pandora FMS Server 5.0 Build 131017 Copyright (c) 2004-2011 ArticaST
This program is OpenSource, licensed under the terms of GPL License version 2.
You can download latest versions and documentation at http://www.pandorafms.org
[*] Backgrounding Pandora FMS Server process.
Pandora Server is now running with PID 15688
root@ubuntu-unixmen:/var/www/pandora_console#

For questions please refer to our Q/A forum at : http://ask.unixmen.com/

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