Monitoring Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers with MetricFire

Monitoring Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series 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: 

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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:

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What is Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers?

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.

How to Integrate Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

To integrate Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series 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 Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers and MetricFire, and get Cisco Catalyst IR1100 Rugged Series Routers interacting with your MetricFire dashboards in minutes.

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