SA Clients Connection Test

This test monitors the security appliances connected to the target Cisco Meraki and for each security appliance, reports the total number of clients connected. Using this test, administrators can figure out the security appliance that is utilized widely by the maximum number of clients.

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:Security Appliance 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

Total clients

Indicates the total number of clients currently connected to this security appliance.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure lists the name of the client, ID, MAC address and IP address.