Can I monitor Cisco devices (e.g. switches and routers) with EventSentry?

Article ID: 199
Category: Network Monitoring
Applies to: 3.0.1 and higher
Updated: 2018-11-08

Yes, you can monitor Cisco devices, as well as network devices from other vendors, in a variety of ways with EventSentry.

SNMP Alerts (Traps)
You can configure your Cisco device to send SNMP traps to EventSentry, using EventSentry's network services component. For instructions please click here.

SNMP Polling
By default, EventSentry can obtain the following data from Cisco devices via SNMP:

  • OS Version
  • Uptime
  • Network interfaces, including current bandwidth, MAC address and current link speed
  • Supported SNMP Version

You can also monitor any available numerical SNMP Object (OID) and load Cisco MIBs into EventSentry.

Syslog
You can configure your Cisco device to send Syslog messages to EventSentry, again using EventSentry's network services component. For instructions please click here.

Heartbeat
If the Cisco device has an IP address, then you can also monitor the general availability of the device.