Monitoring Mikrotik Router

eG Enterprise prescribes an exclusive Mikrotik Router monitoring model (see Figure 1), that determines the CPU and memory utilization, the status of the power supplies, the temperature and voltage of the router at frequent intervals.

Figure 1 : The layer model of the Fujitsu Primergy Rack server

Using the metrics reported, administrators can find quick and accurate answers for the following performance questions:

  • What is the percentage of CPU utilized by the router?
  • How much of memory is available for use in the router?
  • What is the amount of memory utilized by the router?
  • What is the current state of the power supply unit of the router?
  • What is the current state of the power supply unit that acts as a backup in the router?
  • What is the current temperature of the router?
  • What is the voltage passing through the router?
  • How many unique active users are connected to the router?
  • Are the partitions active and running?
  • What is the size of each partition?

The Network layer of the Mikrotik Router model is similar to that of a Windows Generic server model. Since these tests have been dealt with in the Monitoring Windows and Unix Servers document, the section to come focuses on the other layers associated with the router.