How to Monitor Dell Force10 Switch using eG Enterprise?

The eG Enterprise is capable of monitoring the Dell Force10 Switch in an agentless manner using the using SNMP. The eG external agent periodically checks the SNMP MIB of the Dell Force10 Switch for fetching metrics related to the performance of the Dell Force10 Switch. To enable monitoring using the eG agent, first you need to add the Dell Force10 Switch using eG administrative interface. The steps to achieve this are explained in the following section.

Adding a Dell Force10 Switch Component

The eG Enterprise cannot automatically discover a Dell Force10 Switch. This is why, you need to manually add a Dell Force10 Switch component to the eG Enterprise system to monitor it. The steps for manually adding the Dell Force10 Switch component are detailed below:

  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 Dell Force10 Switch as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke Figure 1.

    Figure 1 : Adding a Dell Force10 Switch component

  4. Specify the Host IP/Name and the Nick name for the Dell Force10 Switch component in Figure 2.
  5. Next, select the External agent that will monitor the target Dell Force10 Switch.
  6. Finally, click the Add button to register the changes.
  7. Once the Dell Force10 Switch component is added successfully, you will be again redirected to the Components page (see Figure 2). Using the options provided in the Components page, you can modify, unmanage or delete the newly added component. In addition, you can also configure the tests, set thresholds and maintenance policies, and change the IP address.

    Figure 2 : Viewing the Dell Force10 Switch component in Components at a Glance page

  8. To collect the performance metrics, you may need to manually configure the tests that are mapped to the Dell Force10 Switch component. To configure the tests that need manual configuration, click on the icon in Figure 3. This will lead you to the Specific Test Configuration page where the unconfigured tests for the Dell Force10 Switch component will be listed in the Unconfigured Tests list box.

    Figure 3 : Unconfigured tests of the Dell Force10 Switch component

  9. Now, click on the test name to configure it. To know how to configure the tests, refer to the Monitoring Brocade FastIron Switch. To view the performance metrics, switch to the Monitor tab.