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Monitoring Cisco UC Virtual Machines with MetricFire

Gain Visibility into your Cisco UC Virtual Machines Environment

To integrate Cisco UC Virtual Machines 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 fast-paced digital landscape, monitoring and managing complex IT infrastructures are imperative for maintaining optimal performance and ensuring seamless user experiences. Cisco Unified Communications (UC) Virtual Machines play a critical role in delivering unified communication services to organizations, handling tasks such as call processing, voicemail, and video conferencing. To ensure the reliability and performance of these virtual machines, robust monitoring and management solutions are essential. This is where MetricFire comes into play.

 

MetricFire is a comprehensive monitoring and observability platform designed to provide insights into the health, performance, and availability of various components within IT infrastructures. It offers a range of tools and services that allow organizations to collect, visualize, analyze, and alert on key metrics and data generated by their systems and applications.

 

Integrating MetricFire with Cisco UC Virtual Machines can greatly enhance the management and monitoring capabilities of your communication infrastructure. Here's how the integration process works:

  • MetricFire provides agents and integrations that can be deployed on Cisco UC Virtual Machines to collect a wide array of performance and usage metrics. These metrics could include call volume, CPU and memory utilization, network traffic, call quality metrics, and more. The data collected from the virtual machines are sent securely to the MetricFire platform for analysis.

  • Once the data is collected, MetricFire offers powerful visualization tools to create custom dashboards and visual representations of the metrics. These dashboards provide a real-time overview of the Cisco UC Virtual Machines' performance, making it easier for administrators to identify trends, anomalies, and potential issues.

  • MetricFire allows you to set up intelligent alerting based on predefined thresholds. This means that if the performance metrics of your Cisco UC Virtual Machines deviate from the expected values, MetricFire will trigger alerts in real time. These alerts can be sent via various communication channels, such as email, Slack, PagerDuty, or custom webhooks, ensuring that the right personnel are informed promptly.

  • MetricFire retains historical data, which allows you to perform in-depth analysis and track performance trends over time. This is invaluable for capacity planning, troubleshooting, and making informed decisions about resource allocation.

  • MetricFire's cloud-native architecture ensures that it can scale effortlessly to accommodate growing IT infrastructures. Whether you have a few virtual machines or a large cluster of Cisco UC Virtual Machines, MetricFire can handle the monitoring and management needs effectively.

 

Here are some of the benefits of monitoring with MetricFIre:

  • With real-time monitoring and alerting, MetricFire enables IT teams to identify and address performance issues before they impact users, leading to better uptime and user satisfaction.

  • By closely monitoring resource utilization, MetricFire helps optimize the allocation of CPU, memory, and network resources, ensuring the efficient operation of Cisco UC Virtual Machines.

  • Historical data and performance insights provided by MetricFire empower IT administrators to make data-driven decisions for capacity planning and infrastructure upgrades.

  • When issues do arise, MetricFire's historical data and visualization tools can aid in quickly diagnosing and resolving problems.

 

Integrating MetricFire with Cisco UC Virtual Machines equips organizations with a powerful monitoring and observability solution that enhances the reliability, performance, and availability of their communication infrastructure. By leveraging MetricFire's suite of tools, IT teams can ensure seamless communication services, swift issue resolution, and efficient resource management.

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.

 

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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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