Monitoring Broadcom Ethernet Switches with MetricFire

Monitoring Broadcom Ethernet Switches with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Broadcom Ethernet Switches and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Broadcom Ethernet 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 Broadcom Ethernet Switches?

MetricFire is a robust and versatile monitoring and observability platform that enables businesses to gain valuable insights into their network infrastructure and applications. With its extensive capabilities, MetricFire seamlessly integrates with Broadcom Ethernet switches, providing users with comprehensive visibility into their network performance, traffic patterns, and overall health.


Broadcom is a leading provider of Ethernet switch solutions, offering a range of high-performance and scalable switches that power networks in various industries. By integrating with Broadcom switches, MetricFire leverages the rich set of data generated by these devices, allowing organizations to monitor and analyze their network infrastructure effectively.


One of the key advantages of integrating MetricFire with Broadcom Ethernet switches is the ability to collect and visualize real-time and historical network metrics. MetricFire supports a wide array of data ingestion methods, including SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), which is commonly used to monitor network devices like switches. With SNMP, MetricFire can gather critical metrics such as bandwidth utilization, interface status, error rates, and other performance indicators from Broadcom switches.


MetricFire's platform provides flexible and customizable dashboards that empower users to create visualizations and charts based on the specific metrics they want to monitor. By leveraging the data collected from Broadcom switches, users can gain deep insights into their network's behavior, detect anomalies, and identify potential bottlenecks or performance issues. This information is crucial for network administrators and IT teams to ensure optimal network performance and troubleshoot problems efficiently.


MetricFire's integration with Broadcom switches enables advanced alerting and notification capabilities. Users can define thresholds and conditions for specific metrics, and MetricFire will automatically trigger alerts when those conditions are met. This proactive monitoring approach allows businesses to address network issues promptly, minimizing downtime and improving overall network reliability.


MetricFire also supports integrations with other monitoring tools, such as Grafana and Prometheus, which further enhance the capabilities of monitoring Broadcom Ethernet switches. These integrations enable seamless data sharing between MetricFire and other monitoring systems, providing a unified view of network performance and infrastructure health.


MetricFire's integration with Broadcom Ethernet switches brings significant benefits to organizations seeking comprehensive network monitoring and observability. By leveraging the rich data generated by Broadcom switches, MetricFire empowers businesses to monitor, analyze, and optimize their network infrastructure effectively. With real-time metrics, customizable dashboards, advanced alerting, and powerful analytics, MetricFire enables businesses to proactively manage their networks, improve performance, and ensure the smooth operation of their critical applications and services.

How to Integrate Broadcom Ethernet Switches and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

To integrate Broadcom Ethernet Switches and MetricFire with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate Broadcom Ethernet Switches and MetricFire, and get Broadcom Ethernet 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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