How does eG Enterprise Monitor Cisco VPN Concentrator?

The eG Enterprise is capable of monitoring the Cisco VPN Concetrator in using an eG external agent that is deployed on any remote host. The eG external agent periodically polls the SNMP MIB of the  Cisco VPN Concentrator and fetches metrics related to the performance of the Cisco VPN Concentrator.

Managing the Cisco VPN Concentrator

The eG Enterprise cannot automatically discover a Cisco VPN Concentrator so that you need to manually add the component for monitoring. To manage a Cisco VPN Concentrator 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 VPN Concentrator as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke Figure 1.

    Figure 1 : Adding a Cisco VPN Concentrator component

  4. Specify the Host IP/Name and Nick name of the Cisco VPN Concentrator 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 VPN Concentrators

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

    Figure 3 : Configuring the VPN Fans test

    To know how to configure the tests, refer to the Monitoring the Cisco VPN Concentrator.

  7. Finally, signout of the eG administrative interface.