Monitoring Lumen Ethernet with MetricFire

Monitoring Lumen Ethernet with MetricFire for Better Visibility

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

MetricFire is a comprehensive monitoring and observability platform that offers a range of tools and services to help businesses effectively monitor their infrastructure, applications, and services. One of the key strengths of MetricFire is its ability to integrate seamlessly with various systems and technologies, including Lumen Ethernet.


Lumen Ethernet, formerly known as CenturyLink Ethernet, is a high-performance, scalable, and reliable network service that provides businesses with dedicated, point-to-point connectivity between different locations. It enables organizations to establish secure and efficient communication channels for their data and applications.


When it comes to monitoring and managing the performance of your Lumen Ethernet network, MetricFire provides powerful capabilities that allow you to gain deep insights and ensure optimal operation. Here are some ways in which MetricFire integrates with Lumen Ethernet:


  1. Network Traffic Monitoring: MetricFire can collect and analyze network traffic data from your Lumen Ethernet connections. By leveraging technologies like NetFlow, sFlow, or SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), MetricFire captures granular information about network utilization, bandwidth consumption, packet loss, and latency. These metrics provide valuable insights into the health and performance of your Lumen Ethernet infrastructure.

  3. Alerting and Notification: MetricFire allows you to define custom alerting rules based on specific network performance thresholds or anomalies. When any of these thresholds are breached or unusual patterns are detected, MetricFire can send notifications via email, SMS, or integrations with popular collaboration tools like Slack, PagerDuty, or Microsoft Teams. This ensures that you are promptly informed about any issues or deviations in your Lumen Ethernet network, enabling you to take immediate action.

  5. Visualization and Dashboards: MetricFire provides a rich set of visualization tools that allow you to create intuitive dashboards and graphs to monitor and analyze the performance of your Lumen Ethernet network. With features like real-time metrics, historical data analysis, and customizable widgets, you can gain a comprehensive view of your network's health, bandwidth utilization, traffic patterns, and other important metrics. These visualizations make it easier to identify trends, troubleshoot issues, and optimize network performance.

  7. Historical Analysis and Reporting: MetricFire enables you to store and analyze historical data related to your Lumen Ethernet network. By retaining long-term data, you can perform trend analysis, and capacity planning, and identify patterns or recurring issues. Moreover, MetricFire provides reporting capabilities that allow you to generate custom reports, visualize historical performance trends, and share insights with stakeholders or management.

  9. Integration with Other Tools and Services: MetricFire offers a wide range of integrations with popular monitoring and observability tools, allowing you to create a unified monitoring ecosystem. For example, you can integrate MetricFire with other network monitoring tools, log management systems, or application performance monitoring (APM) platforms to have a holistic view of your infrastructure. This integration capability ensures that you can leverage MetricFire's monitoring capabilities in conjunction with your existing monitoring stack.


MetricFire seamlessly integrates with Lumen Ethernet, providing a powerful monitoring and observability solution for your network infrastructure. By leveraging MetricFire's robust features such as network traffic monitoring, alerting, visualization, historical analysis, and integration capabilities, you can ensure the optimal performance and reliability of your Lumen Ethernet network.

How to Integrate Lumen Ethernet and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

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