Monitoring Cisco Routers

The eG Enterprise includes special-purpose monitors for Cisco routers to monitor the resource usage and the traffic to and from the Cisco 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 routers. Figure 1 depicts the layer model of a Cisco router.

Figure 1 : Layer model for network elements

The sections to come deal with every layer of Figure 1 in detail.