How to Monitor HP Router Using eG Enterprise?

eG Enterprise monitors the HP Router using an eG external agent on a remote host. This eG agent polls the SNMP MIB of the HP Router to gather the statistics related to the HP Router at configured intervals. Before attempting to monitor the HP Router, ensure that the router is SNMP-enabled. To start monitoring the HP Router, manage the HP Router component using the eG administrative interface. The procedure for achieving this is discussed in the following section.

Managing the HP Router

The eG Enterprise cannot automatically discover the HP Router. This implies that you need to manually add the component for monitoring using eG administrative interface. Remember that the components added manually will be automatically managed by eG Enterprise. To manage a HP Router 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 COMPONENTS page that appears next, select HP Router as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke Figure 1.

    Figure 1 : Adding a HP Router

  4. Specify Host IP/Name and Nick name for the HP Router component (see Figure 1). Then, click on 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 : A list of unconfigured tests

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

    Figure 3 : Configuring the CPU Utilization test

  7. To know how to configure these parameters, refer to the Monitoring the HP Router chapter.
  8. Next try to signout of the eG administrative interface, now you will be prompted to configure Device Uptime and Network Interfaces tests. To know how to configure these tests, refer to the Cisco Router monitoring model.
  9. Once all the tests are configured, signout of the administrative interface.