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Port monitoring integration

Our port monitoring integration monitors status for networking ports, such as TCP, UDP, etc., and reports uptime and outage data to New Relic.

Tip

This integration is released as open source on Github. A change log is also available there for the latest updates. Support for this integration is available with an Expert Services subscription.

Install the integration

Follow the steps below to install the integration:

Install the infrastructure agent

To use the Port Monitoring integration, you need to first install the infrastructure agent on the same host. All our on-host integrations require the infrastructure agent, which helps expose and report metrics to New Relic.

Download and prepare the integration

  1. Download and unpack the tar file from the GitHub repo:

    bash
    $
    wget https://github.com/newrelic/nri-port-monitor/releases/download/1.3/nri-port-monitor.tar.gz && tar -zxvf nri-port-monitor.tar.gz
  1. Copy the bin directory with nri-port-monitor executable to /var/db/newrelic-infra/newrelic-integrations. Do the same for the port-monitor-definition.yml config file:

    bash
    $
    cp nri-port-monitor/bin/port-monitor /var/db/newrelic-infra/newrelic-integrations/bin/ && cp nri-port-monitor/port-monitor-definition.yml /var/db/newrelic-infra/newrelic-integrations/
  2. Set execution permissions for the binary file nr-port-monitor so it can run correctly:

    bash
    $
    chmod +x /var/db/newrelic-infra/newrelic-integrations/bin/port-monitor

Configure the integration

  1. Move and rename the configuration file:

    bash
    $
    cp nri-port-monitor/port-monitor-config.yml.sample /etc/newrelic-infra/integrations.d/port-monitor-config.yml
  2. Open port-monitor-config.yml and edit the config with all the port instances you'd like to monitor:

    integration_name: com.newrelic.tcp-port-monitor
    instances:
    - name: <INSTANCE IDENTIFIER>
    command: metrics
    arguments:
    address: localhost:80
    network: tcp
    timeout: 5
    labels:
    env: prod

Find your data

To easily find your Port Monitoring data, download our pre-built dashboard:

  1. Go to one.newrelic.com and click on + Add Data.
  2. Click on Dashboards tab.
  3. In the search box, search for Port Monitoring.
  4. Click on the Port Monitoring dashboard to install it.

Here's an example NRQL query that returns the status of configured ports:

SELECT latest(status) FROM NetworkPortSample FACET address SINCE 30 MINUTES AGO TIMESERIES
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