Monitoring Cisco NCS 5500 with MetricFire

Monitoring Cisco NCS 5500 with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Cisco NCS 5500 and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Cisco NCS 5500 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 a complete ecosystem of end-to-end infrastructure monitoring, comprised of open-source Graphite and popular dashboards. Plugins for many other open-source projects are preconfigured, such as StatsD, collectd, and more. Not only does MetricFire fit well into many monitoring use cases, such as server monitoring, but we also offer application and cloud infrastructure monitoring.


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.


Benefits of Using MetricFire:

  • 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 NCS 5500?

MetricFire is a powerful cloud-based monitoring and analytics platform designed to help businesses gain insights into their network infrastructure, applications, and services. It offers a wide range of features, including real-time monitoring, data visualization, alerting, and historical data analysis. MetricFire supports numerous data sources and integrations, making it a versatile choice for organizations seeking to monitor and optimize their network performance.


Key Benefits of MetricFire Integration with Cisco NCS 5500

  • Real-time Visibility: MetricFire provides real-time visibility into the performance and health of Cisco NCS 5500 devices and the network they support. This visibility is crucial for detecting and addressing issues promptly, minimizing downtime, and ensuring a seamless user experience.

  • Scalability: Cisco's NCS 5500 is designed to handle large-scale network environments, and MetricFire is equipped to scale alongside it. MetricFire's cloud-based architecture ensures that as your network grows, monitoring capabilities can easily expand to accommodate the increased demand.

  • Comprehensive Data Collection: MetricFire's integration with NCS 5500 allows for the collection of a wide range of network performance metrics. These include data on bandwidth utilization, latency, packet loss, CPU and memory usage, interface statistics, and more. This comprehensive data collection empowers network administrators to make informed decisions and proactively address issues.

  • Customizable Dashboards: MetricFire offers customizable dashboards that allow users to create visualizations tailored to their specific needs. With easy-to-use drag-and-drop features, users can create intuitive dashboards that display real-time and historical network performance data, helping them gain insights quickly.

  • Alerting and Notification: MetricFire enables users to set up customized alerting rules based on predefined thresholds. When anomalies or performance issues are detected, MetricFire can send notifications via email, SMS, or integrations with collaboration tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams. This proactive approach helps network administrators respond swiftly to potential problems.

  • Historical Data Analysis: Beyond real-time monitoring, MetricFire stores historical data, enabling users to perform in-depth analysis and trend analysis. This feature aids in capacity planning, troubleshooting, and long-term network optimization.

  • Security: Security is a top priority when monitoring network infrastructure. MetricFire ensures data confidentiality and integrity through robust encryption methods and access controls, keeping your network data safe from unauthorized access.

  • Easy Integration: MetricFire offers easy integration with Cisco NCS 5500 through standard protocols and APIs, simplifying the setup process and reducing the time required to start monitoring your network.


In today's digital landscape, reliable and scalable network monitoring solutions are essential to ensure optimal network performance and minimize downtime. MetricFire's integration with Cisco 5500 Series Network Convergence System (NCS 5500) offers organizations the tools they need to gain real-time visibility, scalability, and actionable insights into their network infrastructure. By leveraging MetricFire's capabilities, businesses can enhance the performance, security, and reliability of their network environments, ultimately contributing to improved customer experiences and operational efficiency.

How to Integrate Cisco NCS 5500 and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

To integrate Cisco NCS 5500 and MetricFire with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate Cisco NCS 5500 and MetricFire, and get Cisco NCS 5500 interacting with your MetricFire dashboards in minutes.

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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“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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“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”

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