Install Pandorafms in Linux Mint 10

Pandora FMS (for Pandora Flexible Monitoring System) is software solution for monitoring. Pandora FMS allows monitoring in a visual way the status and performance of several parameters from different operating systems, servers, applications and hardware systems such as firewalls, proxies, databases, web servers or routers.

Pandora FMS can be deployed in almost any operating system. It has remote monitoring (WMI, SNMP, TCP. UDP, ICMP, HTTP…) and using agents. An agent is available for each platform. It can also monitor hardware systems with a TCP/IP stack, as load balancers, routers, network switches, printers or firewalls.

Pandora FMS has several servers that process and get information from different sources, using WMI for gathering remote Windows information, a predictive server, a plugin server who makes complex user-defined network tests, an advanced export server to replicate data between different sites of Pandora FMS, a network discovery server and a SNMP Trap console.

the most important points for Pandora are:

– SQL backend.
– Native centralized Web User interface to manage all monitoring.
– Distributed monitoring.
– Very poweful agent monitoring, specially on Windows.
– Stateful monitoring AND performance monitoring.
– Nice reporting and graphs.
– HA ready
– Support for all OSes

Today we will show you how to install Pandora in LinuxMint

To install Pandora FMS in LinuxMint your need some extra dependencies

sudo apt-get install snmp snmpd libtime-format-perl libxml-simple-perl libnetaddr-ip-perl libdbi-perl  libxml-simple-perl libnetaddr-ip-perl 
libhtml-parser-perl wmi-client xprobe2 nmap libmail-sendmail-perl traceroute libio-socket-multicast-perl libapache2-mod-php5 apache2
mysql-server php5-gd php5-mysql php-pear php5-snmp php-db php-gettext graphviz php-pear php5-gettext mysql-client php-db php-xmlrpc


Now go to pandora website and download the debian package for ubuntu or for debian

Now cd the directory where you downloaded the debian packages. in my case :

root@pirat9-laptop:/home/pirat9/Downloads# ls

pandorafms.agent_3.1.1.deb pandorafms.server_3.1.1.deb


Now let`s start with the installation ,we have to install the console, the agent and the Server :

  • Install the console :
sudo dpkg  -i  pandorafms.console_3.1.1.deb 
Or downlaod the source tar.gz and extrcat in /var/ww apache directory

  • Install The Agent
sudo  dpkg  -i  pandorafms.agent_3.1.1.deb 


  • Install The Server
sudo dpkg  -i  pandorafms.server_3.1.1.deb 

Now, lets go to the console, open your browser and type :


open Http://IP/pandora_console to  start  the  installation via the  console 

RSS fotos

add the generated password of server config /etc/pandora/pandora_server.conf

Now start Pandora_Server and pandoa agent

pirat9@Mint-test /var/www/pandora_console $ sudo  /etc/init.d/pandora_server  start

Pandora FMS Server 3.2rc2 Build 101125 Copyright (c) 2004-2010 ArticaST
This program is OpenSource, licensed under the terms of GPL License version 2.
You can download latest versions and documentation at

[*] Pandora FMS Enterprise module not available.
[*] Backgrounding Pandora FMS Server process.

Pandora Server is now running with PID 6540
pirat9@Mint-test /var/www/pandora_console $ sudo  /etc/init.d/pandora_agent_daemon   start
Pandora FMS Agent is now running with PID 6586
pirat9@Mint-test /var/www/pandora_console $

remove install.php in pandora_console directory and enjoy your pandora monitoring
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