How does eG Enterprise Monitor the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint?

eG Enterprise is capable of monitoring the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint in an agentless manner. For this, a single eG agent deployed on a remote Windows host is required. This agent communicates with the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint via SNMP and periodically monitors the SNMP-MIB of the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint to pull out the metrics pertaining to its performance. The key pre-requisite for monitoring the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint is that the target Cisco Wireless Accesspoint should be SNMP-enabled.

To start monitoring the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint, you have to manage the component using the eG administrative interface. The following section helps you to manage the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint in the eG administrative interface.

Managing the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint

The eG Enterprise cannot automatically discover the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint so that you need to manually add the component for monitoring. Remember that the eG Enterprise automatically manages the components that are added manually. To manage a Cisco Wireless Accesspoint 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 COMPONENT page that appears next, select Cisco Wireless Accesspoint as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke Figure 1.

    Figure 1 : Adding the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint

  4. Specify the Host IP and the Nick name of the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint in Figure 1. Then, click the Add button to register the changes.
  5. When you attempt to sign out, a list of unconfigured tests appears (see Figure 2).

    Figure 2 : List of tests to be configured for the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint

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

    Figure 3 : Configuring the AccessPoint Radio test

  7. To know how to configure the tests, refer to Monitoring the Cisco Wireless Accesspoint chapter.
  8. Finally, signout of the eG administrative interface.