How to Monitor Lenovo XClarity using eG Enterprise?

eG Enterprise monitors the Lenovo XClarity using an eG external agent that is deployed on a remote host. This eG agent polls the SNMP MIB of the switch to gather the statistics related to the Lenovo XClarity at configured intervals. Before attempting to monitor the Lenovo XClarity, ensure that the switch is SNMP-enabled.

Adding the Lenovo XClarity

eG Enterprise cannot auto-discover an Lenovo XClarity. This implies that you need to manually add the component for monitoring. The steps for manually adding the Lenovo XClarity component are detailed below:

  1. Log into the eG administrative interface.
  2. Click on the Add Component button in the right corner of the Components at a Glance page that appeared or follow the Infrastructure -> Components -> Add/Modify menu sequence.
  3. The Components page will then appear. In the Components page, select Lenovo XClarity as the Component type and click the Add New Component button.

  4. Figure 1 will then appear.

    Figure 1 : Adding Lenovo XClarity

  5. Specify the Host IP/Name and the Nick name for the Lenovo XClarity component.
  6. Next, select the External agent that will monitor the target Lenovo XClarity component.

  7. Finally, click the Add button to register the changes

  8. Once the Lenovo XClarity component is added successfully, you will be again redirected to the Components page (see ). 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 : Configuring the Lenovo XClarity component

  9. To collect the performance metrics, you may need to manually configure the tests that are mapped to the Lenovo XClarity component. To configure the tests that need manual configuration, click on the icon in Figure 2. This will lead you to the Specific Test Configuration page where the unconfigured tests for the Lenovo XClarity component will be listed in the Unconfigured Tests list box.

    Figure 3 : Unconfigured tests for the Lenovo XClarity component

  10. Now, click on the XClarity Fan Status test to configure it. To know how to configure this test, refer to the Monitoring the Lenovo XClarity

  11. Next, configure the Device Uptime, Network test and Network Interfaces tests. To know how to configure these tests, refer the Monitoring Cisco Routers document.

  12. Once all the tests are configured, switch to the Monitor tab to view the performance metrics reported by the tests.