How Does eG Enterprise Monitor CryptoServer HSM?

eG Enterprise monitors CryptoServer HSM using an agent- based approach. For this purpose, you need to install an eG agent on your host system. This eG agents runs native Linux commands on CryptoServer HSM to pull the desired metrics.

The broad steps for monitoring the CryptoServer HSM using eG Enterprise are as follows:

  1. Manage the CryptoServer HSM using the eG admin interface
  2. Configure the tests for the component.

The sections to come will discuss about the tests mapped to CryptoServer HSM.

Managing CryptoServer HSM

To manage the CryptoServer HSM , do the following:

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


    Figure 1 : Adding the CryptoServer HSM

  4. Specify the Host Name and Nick name for the CryptoServer HSM .
  5. Next, assign a External Agent to the component.
  6. Finally, click the Add button to add the CryptoServer HSM to the eG Enterprise system. Components manually added will be automatically managed by eG Enterprise.

Configuring Tests

Once the CryptoServer HSM is managed, try to do the following:

  1. Follow the Components -> Add/Modify menu sequence in the Infrastructure tile of the Admin menu.
  2. Select the Show managed component types only check box and then select the CryptoServer HSM component under Component Type list box. Then, the record appears in the grid as shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 2 : Managed CryptoServer HSM record

  3. Select the Configure Tests icon as shown in Figure 2 in the grid to configure the tests mapped for the component. This will invoke Figure 3 listing all the configured tests for the CryptoServer HSM.

    Figure 3 : The list of unconfigured tests for the CryptoServer HSM

  4. Click on any test to configure it and sign out of the eG admin interface.