Monitoring Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers with MetricFire

Gain Visibility into your Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers Environment

To integrate Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers 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.

Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers are designed to deliver reliable and secure connectivity in harsh environments and remote locations. To ensure optimal performance and security, network administrators often rely on advanced monitoring and analytics tools like MetricFire. MetricFire is a comprehensive monitoring and observability platform that allows users to collect, visualize, and analyze network data in real time.


Key Features of MetricFire:

  • Data Collection: MetricFire supports multiple data collection methods, including SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), which is commonly used to monitor network devices like routers. It can also ingest other forms of data, such as syslog and telemetry data.

  • Metric Visualization: MetricFire offers a user-friendly dashboard that allows network administrators to visualize critical metrics and performance indicators in real-time. With the ability to customize dashboards, users can easily monitor specific metrics that are relevant to the Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Router's performance.

  • Alerts and Notifications: MetricFire enables users to set up custom alerts and notifications based on predefined thresholds. This feature ensures that administrators are promptly notified of any network issues or anomalies, allowing them to take immediate action to mitigate potential problems.

  • Data Analytics: MetricFire's analytics capabilities enable network administrators to gain deeper insights into router performance trends and historical data. With the power of analytics, they can identify patterns, optimize network configurations, and make informed decisions to enhance overall network efficiency.

  • Data Retention: MetricFire offers various data retention options, allowing administrators to store historical network data for extended periods. This feature is valuable for post-mortem analysis and long-term trend monitoring.


The integration process between MetricFire and Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers is straightforward. Here's a step-by-step guide to setting up the integration:

  • Install MetricFire Agent on the Router: The first step is to install the MetricFire agent on the Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Router. The agent collects data from the router and sends it to the MetricFire platform for processing and visualization.
  • Configure SNMP on the Router: To enable SNMP monitoring, configure the SNMP settings on the router. MetricFire relies on SNMP to collect essential performance metrics from the router, such as CPU utilization, memory usage, interface statistics, and more.
  • Configure MetricFire Data Source: In the MetricFire platform, set up a new data source using SNMP as the data collection method. Configure the necessary SNMP community strings or credentials to establish communication with the router.
  • Create Dashboards and Alerts: After the data source is set up, create custom dashboards and set up alerts based on specific metrics and thresholds. This step allows administrators to monitor critical router performance metrics in real time and receive alerts in case of any issues.
  • Analyze and Optimize: Leverage MetricFire's analytics capabilities to gain deeper insights into the router's performance over time. Use this data to optimize network configurations, predict potential bottlenecks, and enhance overall network stability and efficiency.


MetricFire's integration with Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers provides network administrators with a powerful monitoring and analytics solution. By leveraging the capabilities of MetricFire, administrators can ensure the optimal performance, security, and reliability of their Cisco routers in even the most challenging environments. With real-time visibility, alerts, and analytics, administrators can proactively manage their networks and make data-driven decisions to keep their networks running smoothly.

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.





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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