Monitoring Cisco SE1500 with MetricFire

Monitoring Cisco SE1500 with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Cisco SE1500 and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Cisco SE1500 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
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  • Enterprise-ready
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What is Cisco SE1500?

MetricFire is a powerful monitoring and observability platform that enables organizations to gain deep insights into their infrastructure, applications, and services. It provides comprehensive monitoring capabilities, real-time analytics, and customizable dashboards, empowering businesses to make data-driven decisions and ensure the optimal performance of their systems. One of the key benefits of MetricFire is its ability to integrate with a wide range of devices and platforms, including networking equipment like the Cisco SE1500.


The Cisco SE1500 is a cost-effective and efficient switch designed for small businesses. It offers advanced features such as Quality of Service (QoS), VLAN support, and energy-saving technology. By integrating MetricFire with the Cisco SE1500, businesses can enhance their network monitoring capabilities and gain valuable insights into the performance and health of their network infrastructure.


To integrate MetricFire with the Cisco SE1500, follow these steps:


  1. Sign up for a MetricFire account: Create an account on the MetricFire website. MetricFire offers various plans to suit different business needs, including a free trial option.

  2. Obtain the SNMP credentials: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol used for network management and monitoring. To integrate MetricFire with the Cisco SE1500, you'll need to enable SNMP on the switch and obtain the SNMP credentials, including the SNMP community string.

  3. Configure SNMP on the Cisco SE1500: Log in to the Cisco SE1500 switch's administration interface using a web browser. Navigate to the SNMP configuration section and enable SNMP. Set the community string and specify the IP address of the MetricFire platform as the SNMP manager.

  4. Configure MetricFire to receive SNMP data: In your MetricFire account, navigate to the Integrations section. Look for the SNMP integration and configure it by providing the IP address of the Cisco SE1500 switch, along with the SNMP community string.

  5. Define metrics and create dashboards: Once MetricFire is configured to receive SNMP data from the Cisco SE1500, you can start defining the metrics you want to monitor. MetricFire allows you to select specific SNMP OID (Object Identifier) values to collect data from the switch. These OIDs represent different aspects of the switch's performance, such as bandwidth usage, port status, and error rates. After defining the metrics, you can create customized dashboards in MetricFire to visualize and analyze the data.

  6. Set up alerts and notifications: MetricFire enables you to set up alerts based on predefined thresholds or anomalies in the collected data. You can configure alerts to notify you via email, Slack, PagerDuty, or other communication channels when specific conditions are met. This helps you proactively identify and address potential issues with the Cisco SE1500.

  7. Monitor and analyze network performance: With MetricFire integrated with the Cisco SE1500, you can now monitor the performance of your network infrastructure in real time. Use MetricFire's intuitive dashboards to gain insights into network traffic, port utilization, errors, and other crucial metrics. Analyze historical data to identify trends, patterns, and potential bottlenecks, allowing you to optimize your network's performance.


By integrating MetricFire with the Cisco SE1500, businesses can leverage the power of a robust monitoring platform to ensure the smooth operation of their network infrastructure. With comprehensive visibility into network performance metrics, proactive alerting, and insightful analytics, organizations can make informed decisions and quickly respond to any issues, ultimately improving the overall efficiency and reliability of their network.

How to Integrate Cisco SE1500 and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

To integrate Cisco SE1500 and MetricFire with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate Cisco SE1500 and MetricFire, and get Cisco SE1500 interacting with your MetricFire dashboards in minutes.

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