Monitoring the HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager
eG Enterprise has developed a dedicated HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager monitoring model which periodically checks the CPU and memory utilization of the key manager, the trap messages from power supply units, disks and fans of the key manager and the requests served by the key manager so that the any abnormalities in the key manager can be identified before end users start complain about the non-availability of encrypted/decrypted data.
Every layer of Figure 1 is mapped to a variety of tests which connect to the SNMP MIBs of the target HP Enterprise Secure Key Manager to collect critical statistics pertaining to its performance. The metrics reported by these tests enable administrators to answer the following questions:
- What is the CPU utilization of the key manager?
- How well the memory of the key manager is utilized?
- How many disk failure events were triggered on the key manager?
- How many fan failure events were triggered on the key manager?
- How many power supply failure events were triggered on the key manager?
- How well the requests were served by the key manager?
- How many requests served by the key manager were actually successful and how many actually failed?
Since the tests of the Network layer have already been discussed in the Monitoring Unix and Windows servers and Monitoring Network Elements documents in details, the sections to come will discuss all other layers of Figure 1 in detail.