To integrate Port Channels and Prometheus with your monitoring system, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Port Channels and Prometheus and how that can support your monitoring system.
A Port Channel, otherwise known as a Link Aggregation Group (LAG), is a communication link between two switches. They aggregate multiple physical interfaces into one logical interface. In other words, they combine the bandwidth of multiple ethernet ports. By doing so, port channels can provide higher bandwidth, load balancing, and link redundancy in cases where links were to fail.
Prometheus an open-source systems monitoring and alerting software. It was originally built at SoundCloud in 2012, and now has a very active developer and user community. Prometheus records real-time metrics in a time series database. It is built using a http pull model and has a flexible query language (PromQL) with real-time alerting. The Prometheus server actively pulls (scrapes) metrics from applications it monitors. This is in contrast to other tools such as Graphite, which passively waits for the applications to push their metrics.
Prometheus is composed of multiple components, such as; The Prometheus Server, Client Libraries and Exporters, Push Gateway, Alertmanager, and various support tools. MetricFire's Hosted Prometheus is maintained, updated, and hosted for ultimate ease of use. Setup is convenient and quick, which addresses common issues found with integrating and maintaining open source Prometheus.
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:
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.
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