Configuration for Cisco Expressway devices can be carried out through the Web Application - Administration tool. Here details of each device to be monitored can be specified together with the appropriate SNMP access details. To add a device for monitoring use the following procedure.
Log in to the Administration tool of the Web Application using an administrator level user.
In the server panel, click on the Monitoring Server that is to be configured.
This will open the Home page for this server.
From the Home page under the UC & Infrastructure Configuration section click the Add System Button.
On the Add New Unified Communication Monitoring page go to the 'Network Devices' section. Select Cisco Device from the drop-down list and then click the Add button.
This will open the Add Cisco Device page.
Add the following details for the device that is to be monitored:
(Mandatory) This is a user-defined name given to the device. This name is used to identify the device in the various data Displays. The display name must only use: A-z, 0-9, ., - or _. Do not use -, _ or . at the start or end.
(Mandatory) Enter the IP address which the Monitoring Server can use to contact the device.
(Optional) This field can be completed with a user-defined customer name. It is used for grouping purposes and for Role Based Security, it does not affect the actual device name. If this field is completed, the details will be visible in the various Displays and will group like customer names together. Customer name must only use: A-z, 0-9, space, !, ', /, &, - or _.
(Optional) This field can be completed with a user-defined site (location) name, e.g. 'London'. It is used for grouping purposes only and does not affect the actual device name. If this field is completed, the details will be visible in the various Displays and will group similar site names together. Site name must only use: A-z, 0-9, space, - or _.
From the drop-down list box, select the device type. This can be: Expressway, H.323 Gateway, Router or SIP Gateway.
Web Interface Credentials
These fields provide the web login details to connect to the Expressway device. Typically the Expressway Administrator credentials are used here. However, it is also possible to create a local account on the Expressway device with read-only permissions if required. Any account can be supplied that has been configured on the Expressway device.
The protocol used to connect to the device, either HTTP or HTTPS, default is https. This can be checked by viewing the URL used to connect to the device via the Web Browser.
Port number used to communicate with the device, default 443. This can be checked by viewing the URL used to connect to the device via the Web Browser.
The Administrator (or other configured) user name to connect to the device. The user name must only use: A-z, 0-9, - or _.
The applicable password associated with the user name.
SNMP Connection Details
SNMP Connection details are used to collect CPU, memory, disk and network metrics. SNMP is disabled by default on the Cisco Expressway device, to enable SNMP please see the Cisco Expressway Device Configuration.
If required, select/enter details of the SNMP connection that is to be used to connect to the Expressway device.
Do not use SNMP
Select this option if an SNMP connection is not required, i.e. CPU, memory, disk and network metrics will not be collected.
Use SNMP Version 2c
Select this radio button if SNMP v2c protocol is to be used.
Community String: Where SNMP v2c has been selected, enter the Community String that will be used for SNMP access. The default is 'public'.
Use SNMP Version 3
Select this radio button if SNMP v3 protocol is to be used.
Authentication Protocol: Select if SNMP v3 authentication is enabled. Select from: None, MD5 or SHA. If authentication is enabled the following fields will be shown.
Authentication User Name: User name to be used for authentication.
Authentication Password: The valid password for the associated User Name. The password needs to be 8 characters or more in length.
Encryption Method: Select if SNMP v3 encryption (privacy) is enabled. Select from: None, DES, AES, AES192, AES256 or 3DES. If encryption is enabled the following Password field will be shown.
Encryption Password: Enter the password to be used for encryption. The password needs to be 8 characters or more in length.
Databases and Thresholds
Normally, once the configuration is complete, a number of Databases and Thresholds need to be started. The "Start standard databases and thresholds' setting, which is activated by default, will automatically carry this out after the configuration has been added. Should it not be required to start the Databases and Threshold, this setting can be disabled by unchecking the adjacent check box.
When completed click the Add button to save the changes, or click the Cancel button to cancel the current activity and return to the previous screen without saving any changes.