Monitoring Zyxel XGS1010-12 (Unmanaged) with MetricFire

Monitoring Zyxel XGS1010-12 (Unmanaged) with MetricFire for Better Visibility

To integrate Zyxel XGS1010-12 (Unmanaged) and MetricFire, please reach out to MetricFire. Book a demo with the MetricFire team to discuss integrating Zyxel XGS1010-12 (Unmanaged) 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 Zyxel XGS1010-12 (Unmanaged)?

MetricFire is a powerful monitoring and observability platform that provides comprehensive insights into the performance and health of your infrastructure and applications. It offers a wide range of integrations with various devices and services, including networking equipment like the Zyxel XGS1010-12 (Unmanaged) switch.


The Zyxel XGS1010-12 is a 12-port unmanaged switch designed to provide reliable and efficient connectivity for small to medium-sized networks. It offers high-speed Gigabit Ethernet ports, plug-and-play functionality, and a compact form factor, making it a popular choice for businesses looking for a simple and cost-effective networking solution.


MetricFire's integration with the Zyxel XGS1010-12 switch allows you to monitor and analyze the performance and traffic of the switch, ensuring its optimal operation and identifying any potential issues or bottlenecks. By collecting and visualizing the switch's metrics and logs, MetricFire enables you to gain valuable insights into the switch's behavior and performance, empowering you to make informed decisions and take proactive measures to optimize your network.


To integrate MetricFire with the Zyxel XGS1010-12 switch, you can follow these steps:


  1. Set up an account with MetricFire: Visit the MetricFire website and sign up for an account. MetricFire offers a range of pricing plans to suit different needs.

  2. Install the MetricFire agent: MetricFire provides a lightweight agent that needs to be installed on a server within your network. The agent acts as a bridge between your infrastructure and MetricFire's monitoring platform. Follow the installation instructions provided by MetricFire to install the agent on a suitable server.

  3. Configure the Zyxel XGS1010-12 switch: Access the management interface of your Zyxel XGS1010-12 switch using a web browser or the relevant management software. Configure the switch to enable SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and set the community string, which serves as a password-like credential for MetricFire to access the switch's metrics.

  4. Configure the MetricFire agent: After installing the agent, you need to configure it to collect metrics from the Zyxel switch. This involves specifying the IP address or hostname of the switch, along with the community string configured in the previous step. MetricFire provides documentation and examples to guide you through the configuration process.

  5. Verify the integration: Once the MetricFire agent is configured, it will start collecting metrics from the Zyxel XGS1010-12 switch. You can log in to your MetricFire account and navigate to the dashboard or metrics explorer to verify that the switch's metrics are being collected and displayed correctly.

  6. Set up alerts and visualizations: MetricFire allows you to set up custom alerts based on thresholds or specific conditions. You can configure alerts to notify you via various channels like email, Slack, or PagerDuty, ensuring that you stay informed about any critical events or anomalies related to your Zyxel switch. Additionally, MetricFire provides a range of visualization options, such as charts, graphs, and dashboards, enabling you to create custom visualizations to monitor the switch's performance.


By integrating MetricFire with your Zyxel XGS1010-12 switch, you gain valuable insights into its performance, traffic patterns, and potential issues. This integration enables you to proactively manage and optimize your network, ensuring smooth and reliable connectivity for your organization.

How to Integrate Zyxel XGS1010-12 (Unmanaged) and MetricFire to Improve Your Monitoring System

To integrate Zyxel XGS1010-12 (Unmanaged) and MetricFire with your monitoring system, sign up for a free trial with MetricFire. Talk with the MetricFire team about how to integrate Zyxel XGS1010-12 (Unmanaged) and MetricFire, and get Zyxel XGS1010-12 (Unmanaged) interacting with your MetricFire dashboards in minutes.

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