How does eG Enterprise Monitor Cisco ASR Router?

eG Enterprise monitors the Cisco ASR Router using an eG external agent that is deployed on any remote host in the environment. This agent communicates with the Cisco ASR router and collects the performance metrics from the SNMP MIB of the router. To achieve this, eG agent requires the router to be SNMP enabled. The procedure to enable the SNMP on the router, refer to the following section.

Pre-requisites for monitoring the Cisco ASR Router

To enable the SNMP in the Cisco ASR Router, use the following command:

Router(config)# snmp-server community <community string> RO 5

In the above command, <community string> is the SNMP community string that is used for read-only (RO) access. The number 5 refers to the access control list (ACL) identifier.

Cisco routers contain access control lists that allow the SNMP access to be restricted to specific hosts only. In such cases, ensure that the eG external agent has SNMP access to the router.