Cisco IronPort (SNMP)

Version 5

    This template assesses the overall performance of Cisco IronPort by using the SNMP protocol.


    Prerequisites: SNMP enabled on the Cisco IronPort server.

    Credentials: None. (Uses the SNMP public string assigned to the node).

    Source: From MIB files.


    Monitored Components

    Memory Utilization (%)

    This object gives a general indication of how much memory is being consumed by the appliance software.

     

    CPU Utilization (%)

    This object gives a general indication of how busy the CPU is according to the appliance software, within the last five seconds of utilization. This measurement may or may not reflect the overall CPU utilization of the appliance, and may or may not be a per-process or a per-thread

    CPU utilization value.

     

    Disk IO Utilization (%)

    This object gives a general indication of how much disk I/O has been generated within the last 5-15 seconds.

     

    Queue Utilization (%)

    This monitor returns the percent of total queue capacity used.

     

    Queue Availability Status

    This monitor returns queue space status:
    1 - enough space;
    2 - queue near full;
    3 - queue full.


    Resource Conservation Reason

    This monitor returns Resource Conservation Mode:
    1 – no Resource Conservation;
    2 – memory shortage;
    3 – queue space shortage;
    4 – queue full.

     

    Memory Availability Status

    This monitor returns mail transfer process's memory availability status:
    1 – memory available;
    2 – memory shortage;
    3 – memory full.

     

    Work Queue Messages

    This monitor returns the number of messages in the work queue.

     

    Oldest Message Age

    This monitor returns the number of seconds the oldest message has been in the queue.

     

    Outstanding DNS Requests

    This monitor returns the number of DNS requests that have been sent but for which no reply has been received.

    Note: This component has the Count Statistic as Difference option enabled. It will return the difference between two polling intervals.

     

    Pending DNS Requests

    This monitor returns the number of DNS requests waiting to be sent.

     

    Open Files or Sockets

    This object notes how many files or sockets are open on the appliance. In normal operating conditions, the measurement is taken at least once every 5-15 seconds.

     

    Mail Transfer Threads

    This monitor returns the number of threads that perform a task related to transferring mail.

     

    Portions of this document are courtesy of the Cisco IronPort User Guide and the ESA 7-5 Daily Management Guide, copyright 2014

    Last updated 6/27/2014