Monitoring Cisco CSR with MetricFire

Monitoring Cisco CSR with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Cisco CSR and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Cisco CSR 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
    Alert notification integrations PagerDuty, Slack, email, and webhooks.

  • Freedom of customization
    Custom metrics through your code.

  • 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 Cisco CSR?

Cisco CSR (Cloud Services Router) is a powerful virtual router designed to support multiple network architectures, including cloud-native, hybrid, and traditional. MetricFire is a cloud-based monitoring solution that provides real-time data analytics, alerting, and visualization for your infrastructure, applications, and services. When these two technologies are integrated, they offer a comprehensive solution for monitoring and managing your network.


Integrating Cisco CSR with MetricFire provides several benefits, including:


  • Real-time Monitoring: MetricFire provides real-time monitoring for your network infrastructure, allowing you to quickly detect and respond to issues. By integrating with Cisco CSR, you can monitor the performance of your virtual router and other network components.


  • Customizable Dashboards: MetricFire provides customizable dashboards that allow you to visualize your data in real-time. With the integration of Cisco CSR, you can create custom dashboards that show the performance metrics of your virtual router.


  • Alerting: MetricFire provides alerting capabilities that notify you when specific thresholds are breached. By integrating with Cisco CSR, you can set up alerts for the performance metrics of your virtual router and other network components.


  • Historical Data: MetricFire provides historical data storage and visualization, allowing you to analyze trends and patterns over time. By integrating with Cisco CSR, you can store and analyze historical data for your virtual router and other network components.


To integrate Cisco CSR with MetricFire, follow these steps:


  • Sign up for a MetricFire account and log in to the MetricFire platform.


  • Create a new data source by selecting "Add Data Source" and choosing Cisco CSR from the list of available data sources.


  • Follow the prompts to connect your Cisco CSR to MetricFire. You may need to provide credentials and other configuration details.


  • Once your Cisco CSR is connected, you can start monitoring its performance metrics in real-time, creating custom dashboards, and setting up alerts.


Integrating Cisco CSR with MetricFire offers a powerful solution for monitoring and managing your network infrastructure. By providing real-time monitoring, customizable dashboards, alerting, and historical data analysis, this integration can help you detect and respond to issues quickly and efficiently.

How to Integrate Cisco CSR and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

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

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