Monitoring Chatsworth PDUs with MetricFire

Monitoring Chatsworth PDUs with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Chatsworth PDUs and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Chatsworth PDUs 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
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  • Freedom of customization
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  • 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 Chatsworth PDUs?

In the rapidly evolving landscape of data centers and IT infrastructure management, efficient monitoring and control are paramount to ensuring optimal performance, minimizing downtime, and optimizing resource utilization. The integration of MetricFire, a comprehensive monitoring and observability platform, with Chatsworth Power Distribution Units (PDUs), offers a powerful solution for organizations seeking to achieve real-time insights into their data center power infrastructure.


Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a leading provider of infrastructure solutions for optimizing the physical layer of data centers. Their Power Distribution Units (PDUs) are renowned for their robustness, scalability, and intelligent features. Chatsworth PDUs are designed to efficiently distribute power to racks, cabinets, and servers, while also providing crucial metering and monitoring capabilities. These PDUs offer diverse models catering to various power densities, input voltages, outlet configurations, and management options.


MetricFire is a cloud-based monitoring and observability platform designed to aggregate, visualize, and analyze data from a multitude of sources. It supports various data types, including metrics, logs, and traces, providing a holistic view of system performance and health. MetricFire offers flexible data collection and visualization tools, anomaly detection, alerting, and integrations with third-party systems, making it an ideal companion for managing complex IT infrastructures.


The integration of MetricFire with Chatsworth PDUs amplifies the capabilities of both solutions, resulting in a more robust and intelligent data center environment:

  • Real-Time Monitoring: MetricFire collects real-time power consumption and distribution metrics from Chatsworth PDUs. This includes voltage, current, power factor, and load data. By visualizing this information through customizable dashboards, data center administrators gain insights into power consumption patterns, identifying potential hotspots, overloads, or underutilized areas.

  • Alerting and Anomaly Detection: MetricFire's alerting system can be configured to trigger notifications when power-related anomalies are detected. This could include sudden spikes in consumption, unusual power fluctuations, or exceeding predefined thresholds. Proactive alerts empower administrators to address issues before they escalate and impact operations.

  • Capacity Planning: By leveraging historical power consumption data collected by MetricFire, data center managers can perform effective capacity planning. Predictive analysis allows them to anticipate future power needs, allocate resources optimally, and avoid overprovisioning.

  • Energy Efficiency: The integration aids in identifying areas of energy inefficiency within the data center. By tracking trends in power consumption and load distribution, administrators can implement energy-saving measures and optimize the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of the facility.

  • Resource Allocation: Chatsworth PDUs often offer granular control over individual outlets. By integrating with MetricFire, administrators can remotely monitor and manage power distribution to specific devices, enabling efficient resource allocation and load balancing.

  • Reporting and Compliance: MetricFire can generate detailed reports on power consumption and distribution, aiding organizations in meeting regulatory and compliance requirements related to energy usage.


The integration of MetricFire with Chatsworth PDUs creates a synergy that enhances data center management, efficiency, and overall performance. By providing real-time insights, proactive alerts, and intelligent analysis, this collaboration empowers data center administrators to make informed decisions, optimize resource utilization, and ensure the uninterrupted operation of critical IT infrastructure. As organizations continue to navigate the demands of an ever-evolving digital landscape, solutions like MetricFire and Chatsworth PDUs offer a competitive edge through robust and intelligent infrastructure management.

How to Integrate Chatsworth PDUs and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

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

The author for this testimonial, Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com.
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Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com.

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