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. Agents works on Linux, Windows, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris and BSD systems.
Pandora FMS could detect a network interface down, a defacement in your website, a memory leak in one of your server application, or the movement of any value of the NASDAQ new technology market. As it's name says (FMS stands for Flexible Monitoring System) it's very flexible and this is one of it's big strengths, it started as a data-center monitoring software, and this is still it's main use, but thanks to it's flexibility it can be used to monitor almost anything.
Pandora FMS can use local agents available for almost any operating system, or remote checks done with different technologies (SNMP, WMI, TCP, UDP, ICMP, HTTP...), there is even hardware modules called Octopod (following the same philosophy of flexibility and ease of use as pandora) that can "speak" with Pandora FMS directly just by attaching the sensors and adding the PandoraFMS server address.
The core development team of Pandora FMS is based on a small spanish company called ArticaST, located in Madrid (Spain), with a team of young depelopers who develop several OpenSource software projects: Pandora FMS, Babel Enterprise, Integria IMS, Tentacle and Goliat.
With this new version, Pandora FMS reaches an important level of maturity as it has being tested on important setups with a big amount of agents deployed.
For more information, visit the project homepage at http://pandorafms.org