Monitoring Lotus Domino with MetricFire

Monitoring Lotus Domino with MetricFire for Better Visibility

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

Lotus Domino is a powerful enterprise-grade messaging and collaboration platform developed by IBM. It provides features such as email, calendars, and team collaboration tools. MetricFire is a cloud monitoring and observability platform that helps organizations track and analyze their application and infrastructure metrics. Integrating MetricFire with Lotus Domino can provide valuable insights into the performance and health of your Domino environment. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of integrating MetricFire with Lotus Domino.


Step 1: Prepare MetricFire Account Before you can integrate MetricFire with Lotus Domino, you need to have a MetricFire account. If you don't have one, you can sign up for a free trial or choose a plan that suits your needs. Once you have your MetricFire account set up, you will have access to the MetricFire platform, where you can configure and manage your metrics.


Step 2: Install and Configure MetricFire Agent To collect metrics from your Lotus Domino environment, you will need to install the MetricFire Agent on your Domino server or a server that has access to your Domino server. The MetricFire Agent acts as a bridge between your Domino environment and MetricFire. Follow these steps to install and configure the MetricFire Agent:


  1. Download the MetricFire Agent package from the MetricFire website.
  2. Install the MetricFire Agent on your Domino server or a server with network access to your Domino server.
  3. Configure the MetricFire Agent by specifying the metrics you want to collect from your Domino environment. This can include metrics related to server performance, database usage, and mail statistics.


Step 3: Configure MetricFire Data Collection Once the MetricFire Agent is installed and configured, you need to set up data collection in your MetricFire account. Follow these steps to configure data collection:


  1. Log in to your MetricFire account.
  2. Navigate to the Data Sources section and click on "Add New Data Source."
  3. Select the "MetricFire Agent" as the data source type.
  4. Provide a name for the data source and specify the IP address or hostname of the server where the MetricFire Agent is installed.
  5. Configure the data collection options according to your requirements. You can specify the metrics to collect, the collection interval, and any additional settings.


Step 4: Visualize and Analyze Metrics Once you have set up the data collection, MetricFire will start collecting metrics from your Lotus Domino environment. You can now use the MetricFire platform to visualize and analyze these metrics. MetricFire provides various features for analyzing and visualizing metrics, such as dashboards, charts, and alerts. Here are some steps to get started:


  1. Explore the MetricFire dashboarding features and create custom dashboards to display the metrics that are most important to you.
  2. Use the charting capabilities to visualize the trends and patterns in your Domino metrics. You can create line charts, bar charts, and other types of visualizations.
  3. Set up alerts to get notified when certain metrics exceed predefined thresholds. This can help you proactively identify and resolve any performance issues in your Lotus Domino environment.


Step 5: Monitor and Optimize With MetricFire integrated into your Lotus Domino environment, you now have the ability to monitor and optimize your environment more effectively. Use the insights provided by MetricFire to identify areas for improvement, troubleshoot performance issues, and ensure the health and stability of your Domino infrastructure.


Integrating MetricFire with Lotus Domino can enhance your monitoring and observability capabilities, providing valuable insights into the performance and health of your Domino environment. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can seamlessly integrate MetricFire and leverage its powerful analytics and visualization features to monitor and optimize your Lotus Domino infrastructure.

How to Integrate Lotus Domino and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

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

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