Monitoring CryptoServer HSM

eG Enterprise offers a dedicated monitoring model for CryptoServer HSM which periodically monitors the Fan status, Server status and LAN status of the appliance.

Figure 1 : The layer model of CryptoServer HSM component

Using the metrics reported by the tests mapped to this layer, administrators can find quick and accurate answers to certain persistent performance queries, such as the following:

  • Is the CPU temperature of the CryptoServer HSM normal ?
  • What is the current status of the Redundant power supply unit and battery?
  • What is the current operational mode of the CryptoServer HSM?
  • Are the fans operating normally?

Since the bottom layers are discussed in Monitoring Unix and Windows Servers document, the section that follows will discuss the tests pertaining to the CryptoServer LAN layer alone.