Monitoring the Cisco SG Switch

eG Enterprise has developed a dedicated Cisco SG Switch monitoring model which periodically checks the CPU utilization and the current state of the hardware components such as fan, power supply unit, sensors etc.

Figure 1 : The layer model of the Cisco SG Switch

Every layer of Figure 1 is mapped to a variety of tests which connect to the SNMP MIB of the target Cisco SG Switch to collect critical statistics pertaining to its performance. The metrics reported by these tests enable administrators to answer the following questions:

  • Was there CPU resource contention during the last second or minute or during the last 5 minutes?
  • What is the current state the fan?
  • What is the current state of the power supply unit?
  • What is the count of sensors that are of each sensor type/state?