Monitoring GitHub with papertrail

Integrating GitHub and papertrail with your monitoring system

To integrate GitHub and papertrail with your monitoring system, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating GitHub and papertrail and how that can support your monitoring system.

What is GitHub?

Visualize GitHub Events with Webhooks

MetricFire makes it easy to collect data from your repositories, and visualize GitHub events in the form of dashboard annotations. To enable our webhook integration, copy the webhook from Add-Ons => GitHub in your Hosted Graphite account:




Then add the webhook to your GitHub repo, in the ‘settings’ section => ‘webhooks’



Now you can save, and your GitHub events will now be sent to the webhook URL and saved on your account as Annotations. Use the following tags to query the annotations you want to display:

  1. Push Event Tags – ‘github’, ‘push’, <repo>, <branch>, <user>
  2. PR Event Tags – ‘github’, ‘pull-request’, <action>, <repo>, <user>
  3. Deploy Event Tags – ‘github’, ‘deployment’, <status>, <repo>, <user>, <environment>


Visualize GitHub Metrics using the Telegraf Agent

Additionally, there is also a Telegraf Input plugin for GitHub. This plugin will send a variety of metrics to your Hosted Graphite account for increased visibility into your repositories. See our handy blog article with detailed configuration instructions HERE, and the official GH repository HERE.


What is papertrail?

Create Papertrail Alerts to Forward Metrics to Hosted Graphite

Papertrail, now owned by Solarwinds, is a log management service which allows you to manage logs from apps, servers, and cloud services with the use of alerts and events. All you need to get started is an account in Papertrail and an account on Hosted Graphite. Check out the Papertrail documentation for more details on how to create Papertrail alerts that will publish Graphite metrics to your HG account.

When you create an alert in Papertrail, it will use a keyword to track the specified events and occurrences in your logs. A Graphite metric will be created and forwarded to your HG account and you can use these metrics to create custom dashboards and alerts.


This will forward data to your Hosted Graphite account, which you can then use to create dashboards and alerts:


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.





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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