Adding the Cisco Firepower

eG Enterprise can auto-discover a Cisco Firepower and also allows you to manually add the component for monitoring. The steps for manually adding the Cisco Firepower component are detailed below:

  1. Log into the eG administrative interface.
  2. Click on the Add Component button in the right corner of the Components at a Glance page that appeared or follow the Infrastructure -> Components -> Add/Modify menu sequence.
  3. The Components page will then appear. In the Components page, select Cisco Firepower as the Component type and click the Add New Component button.

  4. Figure 1 will then appear.

    Figure 1 : Adding Cisco Firepower

  5. Specify the Host IP/Name and the Nick name for the Cisco Firepower component.
  6. Next, select the External agent that will monitor the target Cisco Firepower component.

  7. Finally, click the Add button to register the changes

  8. Once the Cisco Firepower component is added successfully, you will be again redirected to the Components page (see Figure 2). Using the options provided in the Components page, you can modify, unmanage or delete the newly added component. In addition, you can also configure the tests, set thresholds and maintenance policies, and change the IP address.

    Figure 2 : Configuring the Cisco Firepower component

  9. To collect the performance metrics, you may need to manually configure the tests that are mapped to the Cisco Firepower component. To configure the tests that need manual configuration, click on the icon in Figure 2. This will lead you to the Specific Test Configuration page where the unconfigured tests for the Cisco Firepower component will be listed in the Unconfigured Tests list box.

    Figure 3 : Unconfigured tests for the Cisco Firepower component

  10. Now, click on the Firepower Process CPU test to configure it. To know how to configure this test, refer to the Monitoring the Cisco Firepower.

  11. Next, configure the Device Uptime, Network test and Network Interfaces tests. To know how to configure these tests, refer the Monitoring Cisco Routers document.

  12. Once all the tests are configured, switch to the Monitor tab to view the performance metrics reported by the tests.