Adding the Mellanox Switch

eG Enterprise cannot auto-discover an Mellanox switch. This implies that you need to manually add the component for monitoring. The steps for manually adding the Mellanox switch 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 Mellanox switch as the Component type and click the Add New Component button.

  4. Figure 1 will then appear.

    Figure 1 : Adding a Mellanox Switch

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

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

  8. Once the Mellanox 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 : Configuring the Mellanox Switch component

  9. To collect the performance metrics, you may need to manually configure the tests that are mapped to the Mellanox Switch 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 Mellanox Switch component will be listed in the Unconfigured Tests list box.

    Figure 3 : Unconfigured tests for the Mellanox Switch component

  10. Now, click on the Mellanox Fan Sensor test to configure it. To know how to configure this test, refer to the Monitoring the Mellanox Switch

  11. Next, configure the tests HostMemoryTest,HostDeviceTest,HostStorageTest,HostProcessTest and HostProcessorTest. To know how to configure these tests, refer the Monitoring AS400-Server document .

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