Monitoring the Alcatel Lucent Switch

eG Enterprise has developed a dedicated Alcatel-Lucent Switch monitoring model which periodically checks the data traffic to and from each network interface of the switch, the temperature and voltage of each module of the switch, the resource utilization etc, so that abnormalities can be detected before any irreparable damage occurs.

Figure 1 : The layer model of the Alcatel Lucent Switch

Every layer of Figure 1 is mapped to a variety of tests which connect to the SNMP MIB of the target Alcatel Lucent Switch to collect critical statistics pertaining to its performance. The metrics reported by these tests enable administrators to answer the following questions:

  • Was there CPU resource contention currently or during the last one minute?

  • What is the current state and speed of each fan?

  • How well the memory of each Chassis Management Module is utilized?

  • What is the current state each power supply unit?

  • What is the current state of each voltage sensor available in the modules of the target Alcatel-Lucent Switch?

  • What percentage of I/O is utilized currently and in last one minute?

  • What is the status of temperature sensor?

  • Is the current temperature within permissible range?

  • What is the current status of each port?

  • Is any port encountered more number of CRC or link errors?