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Monitoring NETGEAR PoE Switches with MetricFire

Gain Visibility into your NETGEAR PoE Switches Environment

To integrate NETGEAR PoE Switches 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.



MetricFire is a powerful and flexible monitoring solution that can help you keep an eye on the health and performance of your network infrastructure. One key component of many networks is a PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch, which allows devices to be powered and communicate over the same network cable. In this article, we will explore how MetricFire can integrate with a Netgear PoE switch to give you complete visibility into your network.

 

First, let's briefly discuss what a PoE switch is and why it is important. A PoE switch is a network switch that includes built-in PoE injectors. This allows devices that support PoE to receive power and data through a single Ethernet cable. This can simplify cabling and reduce the need for additional power outlets or cables. PoE switches are commonly used in environments where power outlets may be limited or difficult to access, such as in industrial settings, outdoor locations, or remote locations.

 

Now let's dive into how MetricFire can integrate with a Netgear PoE switch. MetricFire supports a wide range of data sources, including SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol). SNMP is a protocol for monitoring and managing network devices, such as switches, routers, and servers. Netgear PoE switches support SNMP, which means that MetricFire can easily collect data from these switches.

 

To get started, you will need to configure your Netgear PoE switch to allow SNMP polling. This typically involves configuring a community string and setting up access control to restrict who can access the switch via SNMP. Once SNMP is enabled, MetricFire can begin collecting data from the switch.

 

MetricFire can collect a variety of metrics from your Netgear PoE switch, including:

 

  • Port status and utilization
  • Power usage and status
  • Temperature and fan status
  • VLAN and QoS configuration

 

These metrics can be visualized in MetricFire's dashboard, allowing you to see the health and performance of your PoE switch quickly. You can also set up alerts based on thresholds or anomalies, so you can be notified if any issues arise.

 

MetricFire can easily integrate with a Netgear PoE switch to give you complete visibility into your network. Collecting and visualizing key metrics ensures that your network is running smoothly and quickly responding to any issues that may arise.

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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Vendor lock-in's not our thing. We’re believers in you still owning your data, so you can request a full export at any time. That means you get all the benefits of an open-source tool, but with the security and stability of a SaaS tool.

“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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Save valuable engineering time and stick within your budget. We're known for our predictable and transparent pricing so it's easy to keeps costs under control.

“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”

Jim Davies, Head of DevOps, MoneySuperMarket.com

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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.”

Itai Yaffe, Big Data Developer, Nielsen

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Our first line, technical support comes from engineers, for engineers. So you get highly detailed, expert support when you need it.

"Every time I have a question, I get an answer from support after just a couple of hours. Their technical knowledge is excellent.”

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