Monitoring Datto Switch with MetricFire

Monitoring Datto Switch with MetricFire for Better Visibility

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

In the dynamic world of network management, having a reliable monitoring solution is crucial to ensure smooth operations and timely identification of potential issues. Datto, a leading provider of data backup and disaster recovery solutions, offers a range of powerful network switches that cater to the needs of modern businesses. To enhance the capabilities of these switches, Metricfire, a comprehensive monitoring platform, provides seamless integration, enabling network administrators to monitor and manage their infrastructure more efficiently.


Datto offers a diverse portfolio of robust and scalable network switches designed to deliver exceptional performance, reliability, and security. These switches are the backbone of modern IT infrastructures, connecting devices and ensuring seamless data flow across the network. From small businesses to large enterprises, Datto switches cater to various network sizes and configurations.


    Efficient network monitoring is the cornerstone of proactively managing and maintaining a stable IT infrastructure. Monitoring allows administrators to keep a close eye on network performance, traffic patterns, bandwidth utilization, and device health. By identifying anomalies and bottlenecks early on, administrators can prevent network outages, reduce downtime, and optimize network resources.


    Metricfire is a powerful monitoring and observability platform that provides real-time insights into the performance and health of your infrastructure. It aggregates data from various sources, analyzes it, and presents it in intuitive dashboards, making it easier for administrators to interpret and act upon the information.

      Key features of Metricfire include:

      a. Data Collection: Metricfire supports a wide range of data sources, making it compatible with multiple tools, applications, and services. It can effortlessly ingest data from Datto switches, along with other network devices and cloud platforms.

      b. Visualization: Metricfire offers interactive and customizable dashboards that allow administrators to create visualizations tailored to their specific monitoring needs. Real-time graphs, charts, and metrics enable quick analysis and decision-making.

      c. Alerting and Notifications: Administrators can set up intelligent alerting rules based on predefined thresholds. When an anomaly or potential issue is detected, Metricfire can send notifications via various channels like email, Slack, or SMS.

      d. Integrations and APIs: Metricfire's flexible API architecture enables seamless integration with a wide range of third-party tools and applications, facilitating a unified monitoring ecosystem.


      The integration of Metricfire with Datto switches enables network administrators to monitor critical metrics and performance data in real time. Through this integration, administrators can:

      a. Monitor Switch Health: Metricfire can collect and display important switch health metrics, such as CPU and memory utilization, interface statistics, and temperature. These insights provide a comprehensive view of the switch's overall performance.

      b. Track Network Traffic: Administrators can monitor bandwidth utilization and traffic patterns, identifying potential bottlenecks or unusual spikes in traffic that could impact network performance.

      c. Analyze Port Status: Metricfire allows users to monitor the status of individual ports on Datto switches, tracking their activity and identifying any connectivity issues.

      d. Receive Alerts and Notifications: Metricfire's intelligent alerting system ensures that administrators are promptly notified of any deviations from normal network behavior. This enables rapid response and minimizes downtime.


      The integration of Metricfire with Datto switches provides network administrators with a powerful and versatile monitoring solution. By harnessing the insights offered by Metricfire, businesses can ensure the stability and efficiency of their network infrastructure, ultimately leading to improved productivity, reduced downtime, and enhanced user experiences. Through this collaboration, organizations can confidently manage their network environment and stay ahead in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

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

      To integrate Datto 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 Switch and MetricFire, and get Datto Switch 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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