Device Uplink Test

This test auto-discovers the uplink interfaces of the target Cisco Meraki and for each uplink interface, reports the current status. This test further reports whether static IP was used for the uplink interface or not.

Target of the test : A Cisco Meraki

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each Network:Access Point:Uplink interface combination on the target Cisco Meraki being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed

Host

The IP address of the Cisco Meraki to be monitored.

Port

The port at which the specified Host listens. By default, this will be NULL.

API Key

The eG agent collects the required metrics from the target Cisco Meraki by executing API commands using Dashboard API and pulls out critical metrics. In order to collect metrics, the eG agent should be provided with a valid API key. To know how to generate the API key, refer to Pre-requisites for Monitoring Cisco Meraki. Specify the generated API key in this text box.

SSL

By default, the target Cisco Meraki is SSL-enabled. Accordingly, the SSL flag is set to Yes by default.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Status

Indicates the current status of this uplink interface.

 

The values reported by this measure and its numeric equivalents are mentioned in the table below:

Measure value Numeric Value
Down 0
Active 1

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate the current status of this uplink interface. The graph of this measure however, is represented using the numeric equivalents only i.e., 0 or 1.

Is static IP used?

Indicates whether/not static IP was used for this uplink interface.

 

The values reported by this measure and its numeric equivalents are mentioned in the table below:

Measure value Numeric Value
No 0
Yes 1

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values listed in the table above to indicate whether/not static IP was used for this uplink interface. The graph of this measure however, is represented using the numeric equivalents only i.e., 0 or 1.