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Monitoring Cisco 550X Series Stackable Managed Switches with MetricFire

Gain Visibility into your Cisco 550X Series Stackable Managed Switches Environment

To integrate Cisco 550X Series Stackable Managed Switches with MetricFire, please sign up for a free 14 day trial. We want to fully understand your requirements and monitoring goals, so we can advise you on how to obtain better visibility into your infrastructure. Please book a demo with us so we can show you how quick and easy it is to get meaningful data into your MetricFire account, and use that data to build custom dashboards and alerts.



MetricFire is a comprehensive cloud monitoring and observability platform that enables businesses to collect, analyze, and visualize their infrastructure and application metrics in real time. One of the many strengths of MetricFire is its ability to seamlessly integrate with various hardware and software systems, including Cisco 550X Series Stackable Managed Switches.

 

Cisco 550X Series Stackable Managed Switches are powerful networking devices that provide advanced features and high performance for enterprise-level networks. These switches offer flexibility, scalability, and robust security features, making them a popular choice for organizations with complex networking requirements.

 

When it comes to monitoring and managing Cisco 550X Series switches, MetricFire offers a straightforward integration that allows users to gain insights into the performance and health of their network infrastructure. Here's how MetricFire's integration with Cisco 550X Series Stackable Managed Switches works:

 

  1. Data Collection: MetricFire utilizes SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) to collect essential metrics and status information from Cisco 550X switches. SNMP is a widely adopted protocol for network device monitoring and allows MetricFire to query the switches for valuable data.

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  3. Metric Gathering: MetricFire gathers a wide range of metrics from Cisco 550X Series switches, including but not limited to:

    • Port-level statistics: Utilization, errors, discards, and other performance indicators for individual switch ports.
    • VLAN statistics: Metrics related to VLAN utilization and traffic distribution.
    • Interface statistics: Bandwidth usage, errors, and discards for physical and logical interfaces.
    • CPU and memory utilization: Monitoring the switch's CPU and memory usage to ensure optimal performance.
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  5. Alerting and Notifications: MetricFire provides a robust alerting system that allows users to set up custom alert rules based on specific thresholds and conditions. This ensures that any deviations or issues with the Cisco 550X switches are promptly identified and notifications are sent to the appropriate personnel via various communication channels like email, SMS, or integrations with third-party collaboration tools.

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  7. Visualization and Dashboards: MetricFire offers a powerful visualization platform that allows users to create custom dashboards and charts to monitor the performance of their Cisco switches. These dashboards can be customized with a variety of metrics and visualizations to provide a real-time view of network health, utilization, and other key performance indicators.

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  9. Data Retention and Analysis: MetricFire stores collected metrics from Cisco 550X switches in a secure and scalable data storage infrastructure. This allows for long-term retention and historical analysis of network performance trends, facilitating capacity planning, troubleshooting, and identifying patterns and anomalies.

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By integrating MetricFire with Cisco 550X Series Stackable Managed Switches, organizations can gain valuable insights into their network infrastructure and ensure optimal performance, reliability, and security. The combination of MetricFire's monitoring capabilities and Cisco's powerful networking equipment empowers businesses to proactively manage their networks and respond swiftly to any issues or bottlenecks that may arise.

What is MetricFire?

MetricFire is a full-scale platform that provides infrastructure, system, and application monitoring using a suite of open-source tools. We will aggregate and store your data as time series metrics, which can be used to build custom dashboards and alerts. MetricFire takes away the burden of self-hosting your own monitoring solution, allowing you more time and freedom to work on your most important tasks.

 

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MetricFire offers a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, comprised of open-source Graphite and Grafana. MetricFire handles the aggregation, storage, and backups of your data, and offers alerting, team features, and API's for easy management of your monitoring environment. You can send server metrics using one of our agents, custom metrics from within your application code, and integration metrics from a variety of popular 3rd party services that we integrate with like Heroku, AWS, Azure, GCP, and many more!

         

Our Hosted Graphite product has improved upon standard Graphite to add data dimensionality, optimized storage, and offers additional tools and features that provide customers with a robust and well-rounded monitoring solution.

       

Benefits of Using MetricFire:

  • Simple, low-cost pricing
    A structured pricing model based on total unique time series metrics allows you to work within your budget. The predictability and transparent pricing allows you to keep your costs in check and plan for the future. 1 metric is 1 metric regardless of the source, or requests sent to and from the metric namespace.
  • Easy-to-use dashboards
    Our Hosted Dashboards provide endless options for customizing your visualizations, and allow you to share dashboards with clients.
  • Responsive alerting
    Receive alert notifications quickly through Email, PagerDuty, Slack, Microsoft Teams, OpsGenie, and custom webhooks.
  • Freedom of customization
    Send custom application metrics through your code. Our Language Guide can help you update your codebase to send event metrics via socket connections.
  • Fantastic customer support
    Fast and friendly support is provided by engineers, for engineers, to get you set up quickly. Start a conversation with us through the chat bubble below!
  • Enterprise-ready
    Dedicated clusters for users that need their own environment with custom parameters. Please reach out to us for more information.
      
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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Vendor lock-in's not our thing. We’re believers in you still owning your data, so you can request a full export at any time. That means you get all the benefits of an open-source tool, but with the security and stability of a SaaS tool.

“We now have over ten times the amount of metrics we started with, and on different accounts. One of the great things about MetricFire is that scaling to support this increase has been hassle-free, requiring no additional work on our side.”

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Save valuable engineering time and stick within your budget. We're known for our predictable and transparent pricing so it's easy to keeps costs under control.

“Building and managing an on-premise installation at this scale would require a lot of engineer time, especially in the first year...we use this engineering time to work on initiatives closer to our core business”

Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com

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Transparency is at the root of how we operate: from pricing to postmortems we're open about how we do things. We even publish our internal system metrics to our public status page.

“There’s complete transparency with everything MetricFire do which means we can accurately predict what we’ll be spending and comfortably keep within our budget.”

Itai Yaffe, Big Data Developer, Nielsen

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Our first line, technical support comes from engineers, for engineers. So you get highly detailed, expert support when you need it.

"Every time I have a question, I get an answer from support after just a couple of hours. Their technical knowledge is excellent.”

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