Monitoring Cisco ASR Routers

The eG Enterprise monitors the resource usage and the traffic to and from the Cisco ASR router, so that any sudden increase in load or erosion of resources can be  instantly detected, and remedial action immediately initiated.

Using the Cisco Enterprise SNMP MIB, eG agents monitor various metrics of interest relating to Cisco ASR routers.Figure 1 depicts the layer model of Cisco ASR Router.

Figure 1 : Layer model of the Cisco ASR Router

Every layer in the monitoring model is mapped to variety of tests which connect to the SNMP MIB of the target router and report critical statistics pertaining to its performance. Using the measures reported by the tests administrators can find quick and accurate answers for the following queries:

  • What is the status, size and type of the Flash file that exists in ASR Router?
  • What is the Admin and Operational statuses of the Field Replaceable Units (FRU) in ASR router?
  • How many message queues have been maintained and discarded in ASR Router?
  • How well the buffer and cache pools are utilized by ASR Router?
  • How many FTP Client Requests have been maintained and bumped in ASR Router?
  • What is the average CPU time taken by the processor of the ASR router?
  • What is the memory utilization of the memory pool associated with ASR router?