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C SDK compatibility and requirements

New Relic's C SDK provides a generic library you can customize to communicate with New Relic. Before you install New Relic's C SDK, make sure your system meets these requirements. Also refer to the C SDK licenses documentation.

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Language versions

The C SDK allows you to instrument any application on Linux, provided:

  • You must have access to the source code.
  • The target language must be able to import C libraries.

You can use the C SDK to create instrumentation for applications written in C and C++. You can also use it in languages like Perl, which are implemented in C or C++, and in any language that has a foreign function interface with C.

Operating environments

The C SDK works in 64-bit Linux operating systems with:

  • gcc 4.8 or higher
  • glibc 2.17 or higher
  • Kernel version 2.6.26 or higher
  • libpcre 8.20 or higher
  • libpthread
  • cmake 2.8 or higher

Compiling the New Relic daemon requires Go 1.7 or higher.

License key

You will need a New Relic for the account you want to report data to.

Processor type

  • Intel (and compatible) platforms only
  • Support for SSE2 instructions is required

Security requirements

As a standard security measure for data collection, your app server must support SHA-2 (256-bit). SHA-1 is not supported.

Database and instance-level performance

You can collect instance details for a variety of databases and database drivers. You can also view slow query trace details for the following SQL-based database platforms:

  • Firebird
  • Informix
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • Postgres
  • SQLite
  • Sybase
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