How to Monitor AS/400 Servers Using eG Enterprise?

eG Enterprise, by default, monitors the AS/400 servers in an ‘agentless’ manner – i.e., using a remote agent, which is typically deployed on an external host and not on the monitored host. For further details on eG Enterprise’s Agentless Monitoring capability, please refer to .

The broad steps for monitoring the server using eG Enterprise are as follows:

  • Managing the AS/400 Server
  • Configuring the tests

These steps have been discussed in following sections.

Managing the AS400 Server

The eG Enterprise cannot automatically discover the AS400 server. This implies that you need to manually add the component for monitoring. Remember that the eG Enterprise automatically manages the components that are added manually. To manage a AS400 Server 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 COMPONENT page that appears next, select AS400 server as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke Figure 1.

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    Figure 1 : Adding an AS400 server

  4. AS400 servers are by default monitored in an agentless manner. Accordingly, the Agentless flag in Figure 1 is set to Yes by default. To perform agentless monitoring of the AS400 server, select Other as the os and SNMP as the Mode in Figure 1. Then, select a Remote agent and click the Add button to add the server.

Configuring the tests

  1. When you attempt to signout, a list of unconfigured tests listing the AS400 tests requiring manual configuration, will appear (see Figure 2).

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    Figure 2 : The unconfigured tests of the AS400 server

  2. Click on the test names to configure. To know how to configure the AS400 server specific tests, refer to Monitoring AS/400 Servers chapter.
  3. Once again, try to signout of the administrative interface. This time you will be prompted to configure the Network Interfaces test. To know the details on configuring this test, refer to Network Interfaces Test.
  4. Finally, signout of the eG administrative interface.