How to Monitor Alcatel Switch using eG Enterprise?

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

Managing the Alcatel Switch

The eG Enterprise suite cannot automatically discover a Alcatel switch. This implies that you need to manually add the component for monitoring. To manage a Alcatel 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 Alcatel Switch as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke Figure 1.

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    Figure 1 : Adding an Alcatel Switch

  4. Specify the Host IP/Name and Nick name of the Alcatel Switch component to be monitored as shown in Figure 1. Then, click Add button to register the changes.
  5. When you attempt to sign out, a list of unconfigured tests appears (see Figure 2).

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    Figure 2 : List of Unconfigured tests for the Alcatel Switch

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

    Figure 3 : Configuring the Alcatel Devices test

    To know how to configure the tests, refer to the Monitoring the Alcatel Switch.

  7. Finally, signout of the eG administrative interface.