- What is an Azure extension?
Azure virtual machine (VM) extensions are small applications that provide post-deployment configuration and automation tasks on Azure VMs. For example, if a virtual machine requires software installation, anti-virus protection, or a script to be run, a VM extension can be used. Azure CLI, PowerShell, Azure Resource Manager templates, and the Azure portal can all run Azure VM extensions. Extensions can be bundled with a new VM deployment, or run against any existing system.
New Relic uses these extensions to facilitate the installation of the Infrastructure agent. This removes the need for manually updating our agent and, more importantly, automatically scales the agent with your Azure scale sets.
Install Infrastructure for Linux using Azure extensions
To install the agent using the Azure extension:
- Go to any Azure VM, Azure scale set, or Azure Service Fabric using scale sets, and select the Extensions tab.
- Select the New Relic Infrastructure extension.
- Follow the instructions, and add your New Relic license key.
- You're good to go!