Monitoring Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers with MetricFire

Monitoring Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers 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.

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What is Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers?

As organizations increasingly rely on network infrastructures to support their business operations, the need for effective monitoring and analysis of network performance becomes paramount. Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) are renowned for their robust and scalable capabilities, but to harness their full potential, organizations need comprehensive monitoring and analytics solutions. This is where MetricFire comes into play. MetricFire is a cutting-edge monitoring platform that seamlessly integrates with Cisco ASR 1000 routers, providing real-time insights, alerts, and analytics for optimal network performance.


    MetricFire is a cloud-based monitoring platform designed to collect, store, and visualize data from various sources, including routers, switches, servers, applications, and more. Its sophisticated monitoring capabilities, together with its user-friendly interface, make it an ideal choice for organizations seeking to monitor their network infrastructure with ease and efficiency.


    Key Features of MetricFire:


    a. Data Collection: MetricFire supports multiple data collection methods, such as SNMP, NetFlow, and Syslog, making it compatible with various Cisco ASR 1000 models.

    b. Real-time Visualization: The platform offers real-time dashboards and graphs, enabling administrators to view network performance metrics instantly.

    c. Alerts and Notifications: MetricFire allows users to set up customizable alerts and notifications based on specific network conditions, ensuring timely responses to critical events.

    d. Data Storage: The platform offers secure and scalable data storage, allowing organizations to retain historical data for long-term analysis.

    e. Integrations: MetricFire seamlessly integrates with numerous third-party tools, making it a central hub for monitoring and managing multiple aspects of an organization's IT infrastructure.


    MetricFire provides a straightforward process for integrating with Cisco ASR 1000 Series routers:

    a. SNMP Configuration: To enable SNMP data collection on the Cisco ASR 1000 routers, administrators must configure the SNMP agent on the routers and specify the SNMP community strings. MetricFire uses these community strings to fetch performance data from the routers.

    b. Data Collection and Visualization: Once SNMP is configured, MetricFire can begin collecting and visualizing network performance metrics, such as bandwidth utilization, CPU usage, memory consumption, and interface status.

    c. Alerting and Reporting: Administrators can set up custom alerts and notifications in MetricFire based on specific thresholds, ensuring they receive timely alerts when critical events occur. Additionally, MetricFire offers customizable reporting capabilities for deeper analysis of network performance trends.

    d. Integration with Other Tools: MetricFire's flexible integration capabilities enable users to connect the monitoring platform with other tools like incident management systems, collaboration platforms, and more, streamlining the incident resolution process.


    Integrating MetricFire with Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 1000) empowers organizations to maintain high-performing and reliable network infrastructure. By leveraging MetricFire's monitoring capabilities, administrators can proactively manage their routers, optimize performance, and ensure uninterrupted business operations. The seamless integration between MetricFire and Cisco ASR 1000 makes it a winning combination for organizations seeking efficient and robust network monitoring solutions.

    How to Integrate Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

    To integrate Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers and MetricFire with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers and MetricFire, and get Cisco 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers interacting with your MetricFire dashboards in minutes.

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    “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.”
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