How to Monitor QNAP NAS Using eG Enterprise?

eG Enterprise  monitors the QNAP NAS system in an agentless manner. All that is required for this is a single eG agent  on any remote Windows host in the environment. This agent is capable of polling the SNMP MIB of the QNAP NAS at regular intervals and collecting critical measures corresponding to its performance.

Managing the QNAP NAS

The eG Enterprise cannot automatically discover the QNAP NAS system so that you need to manually add the component for monitoring. Remember that the eG Enterprise automatically manages the components that are added manually. To manage a QNAP NAS 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 COMPONENT page that appears next, select QNAP NAS as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke Figure 1.

    Figure 1 : Adding an QNAP NAS

  4. Specify the Host IP/Name and Nick name for the QNAP NAS component (see Figure 1). Then, click on the Add button to register the changes.
  5. When you try to signout of the eG administrative interface, a list of unconfigured tests listing the tests requiring manual configuration, will appear (see Figure 2).

    Figure 2 : A list of unconfigured tests for the QNAP NAS component

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

    Figure 3 : Configuring the NAS Disks test

  7. To know how to configure the tests, refer to Monitoring QNAP NAS system chapter.
  8. Next, try to signout of the eG administrative interface, now you will be prompted to configure Network Interfaces  test. See Network Interfaces Test for information on configuring this test.
  9. Once all configurations are configured, signout of the administrative interface.