How does eG Enterprise Monitor Cisco SAN Switch?

The eG Enterprise is capable of monitoring the Cisco SAN Switch using an eG external agent on a remote host. The eG external agent periodically polls the SNMP MIB of the  Cisco SAN Switch and fetching metrics related to the performance of the Cisco SAN Switch.

Managing the Cisco SAN Switch

The eG Enterprise cannot automatically discover a Cisco SAN switch so that you need to manually add the component for monitoring. To manage a Cisco SAN Switch component, do the following:

  1. Log into the eG administrative interface.
  2. Follow the Components -> Add/Modify menu sequence in the Infrastructure tile of the Admin menu.
  3. In the COMPONENTS page that appears next, select Cisco SAN Switch as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke Figure 1.

    Figure 1 : Adding a Cisco SAN Switch component

  4. Specify the Host IP/Name and Nick name of the Cisco SAN Switch component to be monitored as shown in Figure 1. Then, click Add button to register the changes.
  5. When you attempt to sign out, a list of unconfigured tests appears.

    Figure 2 : List of unconfigured tests to be configured for the Cisco SAN Switch

  6. Click on any test in the list of unconfigured tests. For instance, click on the Fibre Channel Details test to configure it. In the page that appears, specify the parameters as shown in Figure 3.

    Figure 3 : Configuring the Fibre Channel Details test

    To know how to configure the tests, refer to the Monitoring the Cisco SAN Switch.

  7. Finally, signout of the eG administrative interface.