Monitoring OmniSwitch with MetricFire

Monitoring OmniSwitch with MetricFire for Better Visibility

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

MetricFire is a versatile monitoring and observability platform that can integrate seamlessly with various networking devices, including OmniSwitch switches. OmniSwitch switches, manufactured by Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, are widely used in enterprise networks to provide reliable and scalable connectivity.


MetricFire offers multiple integration methods to monitor and analyze the performance of OmniSwitch switches, enabling you to gain valuable insights into your network infrastructure. Here are some ways in which MetricFire can integrate with OmniSwitch switches:


  • SNMP Monitoring: OmniSwitch switches support the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), a widely adopted protocol for network device monitoring. MetricFire can leverage SNMP to collect relevant metrics from OmniSwitch switches, such as interface status, bandwidth utilization, error rates, and device health information. By configuring MetricFire to gather SNMP data from OmniSwitch switches, you can monitor the performance and availability of your network infrastructure.


  • Log Monitoring: MetricFire can also ingest log data generated by OmniSwitch switches. Logs contain valuable information about switch events, configuration changes, and potential issues. By collecting and analyzing log messages, MetricFire enables you to identify anomalies, troubleshoot problems, and ensure the smooth operation of your network. MetricFire's log monitoring capabilities allow you to search, filter, and correlate log data, making it easier to understand switch behavior and diagnose any issues that arise.


  • Flow Analysis: MetricFire supports integration with flow monitoring protocols like NetFlow and sFlow. These protocols provide detailed information about network traffic patterns, including source and destination IP addresses, ports, and protocol types. By analyzing flow data from OmniSwitch switches, MetricFire can help you identify bottlenecks, detect unusual traffic patterns, and optimize your network performance.


  • Integration with Other Monitoring Tools: MetricFire offers integration capabilities with a wide range of monitoring tools and services. If you are already using specific monitoring solutions alongside your OmniSwitch switches, you can integrate them with MetricFire to consolidate your monitoring efforts. This allows you to have a unified view of your network and application performance, harnessing MetricFire's advanced analytics and visualization features.


By combining MetricFire's monitoring and observability platform with OmniSwitch switches, you can gain comprehensive visibility into your network infrastructure. Whether it's through SNMP monitoring, log analysis, flow monitoring, or integration with other monitoring tools, MetricFire empowers you to monitor and optimize the performance of your OmniSwitch switches, ensuring the reliability and efficiency of your network operations.

How to Integrate OmniSwitch and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

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