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Monitoring Lotus Domino with MetricFire

Gain Visibility into your Lotus Domino Environment

To integrate Lotus Domino 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.



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.

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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“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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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.”

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