Use New Relic agents with FreeBSD

Much of New Relic's software runs on FreeBSD, but for some Linux-based agents there are some challenges.

New Relic agents

The Java and Ruby agents run fine on FreeBSD, as they are native code to their respective execution environments. The Python agent also supports FreeBSD.

PHP agent

PHP Agent versions 5.1 and newer support the current Production Release of FreeBSD, on 64-bit systems only.

Server monitoring

The monitoring agent for New Relic Servers is a Linux binary, and it may run on *BSD using binary emulation. However, the statistic gathering methods the server monitor uses are totally irrelevant on BSD systems. If anything is reported, it will likely be wrong.

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