Monitoring Cisco's 800 Series Integrated Services Routers with MetricFire

Monitoring Cisco's 800 Series Integrated Services Routers with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Cisco's 800 Series Integrated Services Routers and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Cisco's 800 Series Integrated Services Routers 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
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What is Cisco's 800 Series Integrated Services Routers ?

In today's digital landscape, network performance and security are paramount for businesses of all sizes. Cisco's 800 Series Integrated Services Routers (ISR 800) have long been recognized as a reliable solution for managing network connectivity and security. To enhance the capabilities of these routers further, businesses turn to MetricFire. MetricFire is a powerful monitoring and observability platform that seamlessly integrates with Cisco ISR 800, providing real-time insights, proactive issue detection, and comprehensive management.


MetricFire's integration with Cisco ISR 800 enables organizations to monitor and manage their networks with unprecedented efficiency. Here's how the integration works:

  1. Real-Time Performance Monitoring: MetricFire collects and analyzes network performance data from Cisco ISR 800 devices in real time. This includes metrics like bandwidth usage, CPU and memory utilization, packet loss, and latency. Administrators can access these insights through a user-friendly dashboard, gaining a clear understanding of their network's health.

  2. Customizable Alerts: To ensure that network issues are addressed promptly, MetricFire allows users to set up customized alerts. These alerts can be configured to notify administrators via email, SMS, or other communication channels when predefined thresholds are exceeded. This proactive approach minimizes downtime and maintains network reliability.

  3. Historical Data Analysis: MetricFire stores historical performance data, allowing organizations to analyze trends over time. This is invaluable for capacity planning, identifying long-term performance bottlenecks, and making data-driven decisions to optimize the network's performance and cost-efficiency.

  4. Security Monitoring: Security is a top concern for any network. MetricFire extends its capabilities to monitor security events and anomalies on Cisco ISR 800 routers. By correlating security data with performance metrics, it helps in identifying and mitigating potential security threats in real time.

  5. Scalability: Whether you have a small office or a large enterprise network, MetricFire can scale to meet your needs. It seamlessly handles monitoring for a single Cisco ISR 800 device or a network of interconnected routers, ensuring that your monitoring solution grows with your network.

  6. Easy Integration: MetricFire's integration with Cisco ISR 800 is designed to be straightforward. Administrators can easily set up monitoring without complex configurations, ensuring a smooth onboarding process.


The integration of MetricFire with Cisco ISR 800 offers several key benefits to organizations:

  1. Enhanced Network Performance: With real-time monitoring and historical data analysis, administrators can optimize their network's performance, leading to improved user experiences and increased productivity.

  2. Reduced Downtime: Proactive alerts and issue detection minimize downtime, ensuring that network disruptions are addressed promptly.

  3. Cost Efficiency: By identifying performance bottlenecks and optimizing resource usage, MetricFire helps organizations save on infrastructure costs.

  4. Security: Monitoring security events and anomalies adds an extra layer of protection to your network, safeguarding sensitive data and ensuring regulatory compliance.

  5. Scalability: MetricFire's scalability means that the solution can grow with your network, eliminating the need for frequent tool migrations as your business expands.


The integration of MetricFire with Cisco ISR 800 routers is a powerful combination that empowers organizations to take control of their network performance and security. With real-time monitoring, historical data analysis, and customizable alerts, MetricFire provides the insights and tools needed to ensure a reliable and secure network infrastructure. Whether you have a small office or a complex enterprise network, this integration offers a scalable and efficient solution to meet your needs.

How to Integrate Cisco's 800 Series Integrated Services Routers and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

To integrate Cisco's 800 Series Integrated Services Routers and MetricFire with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate Cisco's 800 Series Integrated Services Routers and MetricFire, and get Cisco's 800 Series Integrated Services Routers 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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