How to Monitor RSA Authentication Manager Using eG Enterprise?

eG Enterprise is capable of monitoring the RSA Authentication Manager in an agentless manner. All that is required for this is a single eG agent deployed on a remote Windows host. This agent communicates with the authentication manager via SNMP and periodically monitors SNMP-MIB of the authentication manger to pull out the metrics pertaining to its performance. The key pre-requisite for monitoring the authentication manager is ensuring that the authentication manager is SNMP-enabled. To start monitoring the authentication manager, first you have to manage the component using the eG administrative interface. The steps for achieving this are explained in the below section.

Managing the RSA Authentication Manager

The eG Enterprise cannot automatically discover the RSA Authentication Manager 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 RSA Authentication Manager 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 RSA Authentication Manager as the Component type. Then, click the Add New Component button. This will invoke Figure 1.

    Figure 1 : Adding the RSA Authentication Manager

  4. Specify the Host IP and the Nick name of the RSA Authentication Manager appliance in Figure 1. Then, click 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 : List of tests to be configured for the RSA Authentication Manager

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

    Figure 3 : Configuring the RSA Authentications test

  7. To know how to configure the tests, refer to Monitoring the RSA Authentication Manager chapter.
  8. Next, try to signout of the eG administrative interface, now you will be prompted to configure the Device Uptime and Network Interfaces tests.See Network Interfaces Test and Device Uptime Test for information on configuring these tests.
  9. Finally, signout of the eG administrative interface.