Monitoring Datto L24 Switch with MetricFire

Monitoring Datto L24 Switch with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Datto L24 Switch and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Datto L24 Switch 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 Datto L24 Switch?

Monitoring and managing network infrastructure are critical tasks for businesses to ensure optimal performance and identify potential issues before they turn into significant problems. Datto L24 Switch is a powerful network switch designed to provide robust performance and reliable connectivity. To enhance its capabilities further, many organizations opt to integrate it with MetricFire, a comprehensive monitoring and observability platform. In this page, we will explore how MetricFire integrates with Datto L24 Switch and the benefits it brings to network administrators.


MetricFire is a cloud-based monitoring and observability platform that allows users to collect, store, visualize, and analyze various metrics and logs from their infrastructure. It supports a wide range of data sources, including servers, applications, databases, and networking devices. MetricFire enables IT teams to gain valuable insights into the health and performance of their systems, helping them make informed decisions and take proactive actions to optimize their infrastructure.


Integrating MetricFire with the Datto L24 Switch provides several advantages to network administrators:

  1. Centralized Monitoring: MetricFire offers a centralized platform to collect and display network performance data alongside other infrastructure metrics. This centralization simplifies monitoring tasks by providing a unified view of the entire system.

  2. Real-time Visibility: With MetricFire's real-time monitoring capabilities, network administrators can immediately identify issues or anomalies, allowing them to respond promptly and mitigate potential disruptions.

  3. Customizable Dashboards: MetricFire's dashboarding features enable users to create customized views tailored to their specific monitoring needs. This flexibility allows administrators to focus on the most critical metrics and ensure quick access to relevant information.

  4. Alerting and Notifications: MetricFire provides robust alerting mechanisms that can be set up based on predefined thresholds. When a particular metric exceeds these thresholds, notifications are triggered, ensuring that administrators are promptly informed of any critical issues.

  5. Historical Data Analysis: MetricFire retains historical data, enabling users to analyze trends over time. This feature is beneficial for capacity planning, performance tuning, and identifying long-term patterns.

  6. Easy Integration: MetricFire offers simple integration options, making it relatively easy to set up and start monitoring the Datto L24 Switch.


The process of integrating MetricFire with Datto L24 Switch typically involves the following steps:

  1. Create a MetricFire Account: If not already done, sign up for a MetricFire account and obtain the necessary credentials to access the platform.

  2. Enable SNMP on Datto L24 Switch: Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a widely used protocol for monitoring network devices. Enable SNMP on the Datto L24 Switch and configure the necessary SNMP community strings.

  3. Add Datto L24 Switch as a Data Source in MetricFire: In the MetricFire dashboard, navigate to the Data Sources section and add the Datto L24 Switch as a new data source. Provide the SNMP community strings and other required details to enable communication between the switch and MetricFire.

  4. Configure Metrics and Alerts: Once the integration is established, configure the specific metrics you want to monitor from the Datto L24 Switch. Set up alerts and notifications based on your desired thresholds.

  5. Create Dashboards: Build custom dashboards to visualize the data collected from the Datto L24 Switch. Organize the metrics in a way that provides a clear overview of the network's health and performance.

  6. Start Monitoring: With the integration complete, MetricFire will start collecting data from the Datto L24 Switch. You can now monitor your network in real time and leverage MetricFire's features for analysis and optimization.


Integrating MetricFire with the Datto L24 Switch brings powerful monitoring capabilities to network administrators, simplifying the management of network infrastructure. With centralized monitoring, real-time visibility, and customizable dashboards, MetricFire empowers IT teams to ensure the stability and efficiency of their networks. By leveraging MetricFire's comprehensive features, businesses can proactively address potential issues, minimize downtime, and optimize their overall network performance.

How to Integrate Datto L24 Switch and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

To integrate Datto L24 Switch and MetricFire with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate Datto L24 Switch and MetricFire, and get Datto L24 Switch interacting with your MetricFire dashboards in minutes.

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