Monitoring Cisco SE2800 with MetricFire

Monitoring Cisco SE2800 with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Cisco SE2800 and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Cisco SE2800 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
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  • Freedom of customization
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  • Fantastic customer support
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  • Enterprise-ready
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What is Cisco SE2800?

MetricFire is a powerful cloud monitoring platform that provides comprehensive monitoring, visualization, and alerting capabilities for various infrastructure components. While it does not have native integration with specific Cisco devices like the SE2800 series, MetricFire offers a flexible and extensible architecture that allows users to integrate data from a wide range of sources, including Cisco networking devices, and gain valuable insights into their network performance.


The Cisco SE2800 series switches are popular choices for small to medium-sized businesses looking for reliable and cost-effective network solutions. These switches offer advanced features such as Gigabit Ethernet connectivity, Power over Ethernet (PoE) support, and advanced security capabilities. By integrating MetricFire with Cisco SE2800 switches, users can enhance their network monitoring and management capabilities.


To integrate MetricFire with Cisco SE2800 switches, you can leverage the following approaches:


  1. SNMP Integration: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a widely used protocol for network management. Cisco SE2800 switches support SNMP, allowing you to collect performance data and monitor their status. MetricFire supports SNMP monitoring and can ingest SNMP data, enabling you to monitor metrics such as interface traffic, CPU utilization, memory usage, and link status. By configuring SNMP traps and polling metrics from the switches, you can feed this data into MetricFire for analysis, visualization, and alerting.

  2. Syslog Integration: Cisco SE2800 switches generate syslog messages that provide valuable insights into their operation and events. MetricFire supports syslog collection, allowing you to capture and analyze syslog messages from the switches. By filtering and parsing the syslog data, you can extract relevant information and gain visibility into network events, errors, and warnings. MetricFire's alerting capabilities can help you set up notifications based on specific syslog events or patterns, enabling proactive troubleshooting and issue resolution.

  3. Custom Scripts and APIs: MetricFire offers a range of flexible options to integrate custom scripts and utilize APIs. You can develop custom scripts or leverage existing tools that interact with Cisco SE2800 switches using their APIs, such as the Cisco IOS API or REST API. These scripts can extract relevant metrics and push the data to MetricFire for storage, visualization, and alerting. With custom scripts, you have the flexibility to collect specific metrics, create custom dashboards, and automate monitoring tasks according to your unique requirements.


By integrating MetricFire with Cisco SE2800 switches, you can benefit from centralized monitoring, real-time visualization, and proactive alerting. MetricFire's powerful analytics and visualization capabilities enable you to gain deep insights into your network performance, identify trends, troubleshoot issues, and optimize your infrastructure.


It's important to note that while MetricFire provides a flexible framework for integrating with various data sources, the specific implementation details of integrating with Cisco SE2800 switches may vary depending on your network setup, configuration, and requirements. It's recommended to refer to the MetricFire documentation and consult the Cisco SE2800 documentation or Cisco support for detailed instructions and best practices regarding integration.

How to Integrate Cisco SE2800 and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

To integrate Cisco SE2800 and MetricFire with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate Cisco SE2800 and MetricFire, and get Cisco SE2800 interacting with your MetricFire dashboards in minutes.

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