Monitoring Arista 7000 Series Switches with MetricFire

Monitoring Arista 7000 Series Switches with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Arista 7000 Series Switches and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Arista 7000 Series Switches and MetricFire, and see how that benefits your monitoring system.

What is MetricFire?

MetricFire is a full-scale platform that provides infrastructure, system, and application monitoring using a suite of open-source monitoring tools. We enable you to use Hosted Graphite and aesthetic custom dashboards to visualize your metrics so you can understand what is happening.



MetricFire offers users a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, comprised of popular open-source monitoring software services: Graphite and popular dashboards. Plugins for many other open-source projects are preconfigured, such as StatsD, collectd, and Kubernetes. You get all these within a hosted environment as a single product. Not only does MetricFire fit well into the infrastructure monitoring use-case, such as network monitoring and server monitoring, but we also do application monitoring and business intelligence.


Through this hosted environment, MetricFire boosts the unique features of open-source projects to give you more functionality than the original products. Below are some of the MetricFire features at a glance: 

  • Cloud Monitoring

  • Hosted Graphite

  • Dashboards

The key thing to remember is that Hosted Graphite by MetricFire is more than just Graphite. Our Hosted Graphite product actually adds data dimensionality and better data storage.


The benefits of MetricFire are:

  • Simple, low-cost pricing
    A structured pricing model based on unique time series metrics allows you to work within your budget. The predictability and transparent pricing allow you to keep your costs in check and plan for the future. 1 metric is 1 metric.

  • Easy-to-use dashboards
    Easily share your dashboards with clients for free.

  • Responsive alerting
    Alert notification integrations PagerDuty, Slack, email, and webhooks.

  • Freedom of customization
    Custom metrics through your code.

  • Fantastic customer support
    Highly available support is provided by engineers for engineers to get you set up quickly.

  • Enterprise-ready
    Dedicated clusters for users that need their own environment. 

What is Arista 7000 Series Switches?

MetricFire is a robust monitoring and observability platform that provides comprehensive insights into the performance of various systems, applications, and infrastructure. One of the key strengths of MetricFire is its ability to seamlessly integrate with a wide range of devices, including networking equipment like the Arista 7000 series switches.


The Arista 7000 series switches are renowned for their high-performance capabilities and advanced networking features. They are widely used in data centers and enterprise environments to deliver scalable and reliable network connectivity. By integrating MetricFire with the Arista 7000 series, users gain enhanced visibility into the performance and health of their network infrastructure.


The integration between MetricFire and Arista switches is typically achieved through the use of industry-standard protocols such as Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) or streaming telemetry. SNMP is a widely adopted protocol that enables network devices to report key operational data to a central management system. On the other hand, streaming telemetry provides real-time streaming of data from network devices to monitoring platforms.


MetricFire supports both SNMP and streaming telemetry for Arista 7000 series switches, allowing users to gather a wealth of metrics related to the switch's performance, interfaces, CPU utilization, memory usage, and more. These metrics can be collected at regular intervals and stored in MetricFire's scalable and reliable time-series database.


Once the metrics are stored, MetricFire provides a powerful querying and visualization interface that allows users to explore the collected data. Users can create custom dashboards, graphs, and alerts based on the metrics from their Arista switches, enabling them to monitor the health of the network and identify any potential issues or bottlenecks.


MetricFire also offers advanced analytics capabilities, such as anomaly detection and forecasting, which can help users proactively identify and address network performance problems. By leveraging these features, users can ensure optimal network performance, improve troubleshooting efficiency, and minimize downtime.


MetricFire provides integrations with popular notification channels like email, Slack, PagerDuty, and more. This allows users to receive real-time alerts and notifications when specific metrics breach predefined thresholds, enabling them to take immediate action to address any potential network issues.


MetricFire's integration with the Arista 7000 series switches provides network administrators and operators with a comprehensive monitoring and observability solution. By leveraging MetricFire's powerful features and intuitive interface, users can effectively monitor their Arista switches, gain actionable insights, and ensure the smooth operation of their network infrastructure.

How to Integrate Arista 7000 Series Switches and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

To integrate Arista 7000 Series Switches and MetricFire with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate Arista 7000 Series Switches and MetricFire, and get Arista 7000 Series Switches interacting with your MetricFire dashboards in minutes.

The author for this testimonial, Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com.
“As MetricFire scales effortlessly, we can push and store more metrics than we really need today but might need tomorrow. This increases our depth of understanding of the systems that we run and heads off any future problems.”
Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com.

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