Monitoring ExtremeSwitching with MetricFire

Monitoring ExtremeSwitching with MetricFire for Better Visibility

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

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.

How to Integrate ExtremeSwitching and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

To integrate ExtremeSwitching and MetricFire with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate ExtremeSwitching and MetricFire, and get ExtremeSwitching 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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“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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“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”

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