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Monitoring ExtremeSwitching with MetricFire

Gain Visibility into your ExtremeSwitching Environment

To integrate ExtremeSwitching 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.



MetricFire is a cloud-based observability platform that provides monitoring, alerting, and visualization solutions for modern infrastructure and applications. ExtremeSwitching is a line of network switches from Extreme Networks that offers high performance, scalability, and security. MetricFire integrates with ExtremeSwitching to provide visibility and insights into network performance and health.

 

MetricFire provides a unified view of the entire IT stack, including infrastructure, applications, and networks. With the integration of ExtremeSwitching, MetricFire can collect and analyze network performance metrics in real-time, enabling network engineers and IT teams to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues. MetricFire integrates with ExtremeSwitching using SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), a standard protocol for managing and monitoring network devices.

 

To set up the integration, you will need to configure SNMP on your ExtremeSwitching devices and add them as data sources in MetricFire. MetricFire supports SNMP v2c and v3, so you can choose the version that best suits your security and performance requirements. Once the devices are added, MetricFire will collect network performance metrics, including bandwidth utilization, packet loss, and error rates.

 

MetricFire provides several pre-built dashboards that visualize the network metrics collected from ExtremeSwitching. These dashboards offer real-time insights into network health and performance, allowing you to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues. You can also create custom dashboards that combine network metrics with other infrastructure and application metrics to provide a holistic view of your IT environment.

 

MetricFire also provides alerting capabilities when network performance metrics exceed predefined thresholds. You can configure alerts based on specific metrics or combinations of metrics, and choose from a range of notification channels, including email, Slack, PagerDuty, and more.

 

MetricFire and ExtremeSwitching provide a powerful solution for monitoring and managing network performance. By collecting and analyzing real-time network metrics, MetricFire enables you to identify and troubleshoot issues quickly, reducing downtime and improving the overall health and performance of your network.

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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Vendor lock-in's not our thing. We’re believers in you still owning your data, so you can request a full export at any time. That means you get all the benefits of an open-source tool, but with the security and stability of a SaaS tool.

“We now have over ten times the amount of metrics we started with, and on different accounts. One of the great things about MetricFire is that scaling to support this increase has been hassle-free, requiring no additional work on our side.”

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Save valuable engineering time and stick within your budget. We're known for our predictable and transparent pricing so it's easy to keeps costs under control.

“Building and managing an on-premise installation at this scale would require a lot of engineer time, especially in the first year...we use this engineering time to work on initiatives closer to our core business”

Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com

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Transparency is at the root of how we operate: from pricing to postmortems we're open about how we do things. We even publish our internal system metrics to our public status page.

“There’s complete transparency with everything MetricFire do which means we can accurately predict what we’ll be spending and comfortably keep within our budget.”

Itai Yaffe, Big Data Developer, Nielsen

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"Every time I have a question, I get an answer from support after just a couple of hours. Their technical knowledge is excellent.”

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