Monitoring Cisco ISR 4000 with MetricFire

Gain Visibility into your Cisco ISR 4000 Environment

To integrate Cisco ISR 4000 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.

In today's digital landscape, efficient network monitoring and management are crucial for organizations to ensure optimal performance, security, and reliability. Cisco ISR 4000 series routers are widely deployed for their advanced capabilities in connecting and securing networks. To enhance network visibility and monitoring, MetricFire offers seamless integration with Cisco ISR 4000, empowering organizations to gain valuable insights into network performance and make data-driven decisions. In this article, we will explore how MetricFire integrates with Cisco ISR 4000, highlighting the benefits and features of this powerful combination.


MetricFire provides a comprehensive monitoring and analytics platform that collects, processes, and analyzes data from various sources, including Cisco ISR 4000 routers. The integration between MetricFire and Cisco ISR 4000 simplifies the data collection process allowing network administrators to effortlessly gather critical metrics and logs from their routers. By aggregating this data in one centralized location, MetricFire enables real-time and historical analysis, providing valuable insights into network health, performance, and potential issues.


You can easily get insights from your Cisco devices with the Telegraf plugin by downloading a custom telegraf config in your Hosted Graphite account if you navigate to Agents => Telegraf. Then install telegraf using the steps outlined in our docs, and replace the default config with the custom config at the path that telegraf is installed at.




MetricFire's integration with Cisco ISR 4000 allows users to set up real-time monitoring and receive proactive alerts based on predefined thresholds or anomalous behavior. Through MetricFire's intuitive dashboard, administrators can track essential metrics such as bandwidth utilization, CPU usage, memory utilization, interface errors, and more. With customizable alerting mechanisms, including email, SMS, and chat integrations, network administrators can be instantly notified when specific conditions or performance thresholds are breached, enabling prompt remediation and reducing downtime.


MetricFire enhances the visualization and reporting capabilities of Cisco ISR 4000 by offering a wide range of pre-built and customizable dashboards, charts, and graphs. These visualizations allow administrators to monitor key performance indicators (KPIs), track trends, and identify patterns in network data. By presenting data clearly and intuitively, MetricFire empowers network administrators to make informed decisions about network optimization, capacity planning, and troubleshooting.


MetricFire goes beyond monitoring by providing advanced analytics and anomaly detection features. By leveraging machine learning algorithms, MetricFire can identify and alert administrators to unusual patterns or deviations from normal network behavior. This capability helps detect potential security threats, network bottlenecks, or performance issues before they escalate, enabling proactive resolution and enhancing network reliability.


MetricFire's integration with Cisco ISR 4000 offers scalability and flexibility to meet the evolving needs of organizations. Whether you have a single router or a distributed network of ISR 4000 routers, MetricFire can seamlessly handle the monitoring requirements. The platform can effortlessly scale to accommodate growing networks, ensuring you can effectively monitor and manage your infrastructure as it expands.


The integration between MetricFire and Cisco ISR 4000 provides a powerful solution for network monitoring and management. By leveraging MetricFire's robust monitoring and analytics platform, organizations can gain valuable insights into their network's performance, identify potential issues, and take proactive measures to optimize their infrastructure. The combination of Cisco ISR 4000 routers and MetricFire's integration offers enhanced visibility, streamlined data collection, real-time monitoring, advanced analytics, and scalability, ultimately leading to improved network performance, security, and reliability.

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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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.”

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"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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