How to Monitor 3Com Switch Using eG Enterprise?

eG Enterprise monitors the 3Com Switch using an eG external agent on a remote host. This eG agent polls the SNMP MIB of the switch to gather the statistics related to the 3Com Switch at configured intervals. Before attempting to monitor the 3Com switch, ensure that the switch is SNMP-enabled.

Managing the 3Com Switch

The eG Enterprise cannot automatically discover the 3Com Switch. This implies that you need to manually add the component for monitoring using eG administrative interface. Remember that the components added manually will be automatically managed by eG Enterprise. To manage a 3Com Switch component, do the following:

  1. Log into the eG administrative interface.
  2. Follow the Components -> Add/Modify menu sequence in the Infrastructure tile of the Admin menu.
  3. In the COMPONENTS page that appears next, select 3Com Switch as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke Figure 1.

    Adding 3COM Switch

    Figure 1 : Adding a 3Com Switch

  4. Specify Host IP/Name and Nick name for the 3Com Switch component (see Figure 1). Then, click on the Add button to register the changes.
  5. When you attempt to sign out, a list of unconfigured tests appears (see Figure 2).

    Unconfigured Tests List for 3COM Switch

    Figure 2 : A list of unconfigured tests

  6. Click on any test in the list of unconfigured tests. For instance, click on the CPU Utilization test to configure it. In the page that appears, specify the parameters as shown in Figure 3.

    Configuring CPU Utilization Test for 3COM Switch

    Figure 3 : Configuring the CPU Utilization test

  7. To know how to configure these parameters, refer to Monitoring the 3Com Switch chapter.
  8. Once all the tests are configured, signout of the administrative interface.