Monitoring Cisco UC Virtual Machines with MetricFire

Monitoring Cisco UC Virtual Machines with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Cisco UC Virtual Machines and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Cisco UC Virtual Machines 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
    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 UC Virtual Machines?

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.

How to Integrate Cisco UC Virtual Machines and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

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

The author for this testimonial, Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com.
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Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com.

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