Our infrastructure agent automatically monitors your containers. With container monitoring you can:
- Group containers by tags, attributes, and other metadata.
- Search for containers relevant to your monitoring scenario.
- Link to related entities that may be affected by issues with the container.
- Set container-related alert conditions.
Requirement details for automatic container monitoring for New Relic's infrastructure agent:
- A New Relic account. Don't have one? Sign up for free!. No credit card required.
- Infrastructure agent 1.8.32 or higher running on Linux
- If using CentOS, you must have CentOS version 6.0 or higher
- Docker with engine from v1.12 or other
containerd-based container runtimes.
Support for Operating systems using Control Group v2 is included from Infrastructure agent v.1.26.0 and nri-docker v1.7.0.
Enable container monitoring
If you meet the requirements and have installed the correct infrastructure monitoring agent, there are no additional steps to enable container monitoring. If a container runtime is running, data will automatically be reported.
You can also use a container image containing the infrastructure monitoring agent. For more information, see Container for infrastructure monitoring.
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View your container data
To view your container data in the New Relic UI, use either of these options:
Go to one.newrelic.com > Infrastructure > Hosts > Containers.
Go to one.newrelic.com > Infrastructure > Third-party services, and select Docker-related links.
For more information, see Query your data.
Container attributes (metrics and metadata) are attached to the
ContainerSample event. Here's an example of a query to find out how many containers are associated with each container image:
SELECT uniqueCount(containerId) FROM ContainerSample FACET imageName SINCE 1 HOUR AGO TIMESERIES
To see all
ContainerSample attributes, use our data dictionary. Attributes include:
- General metadata (like
- CPU metrics (like
- Memory metrics (like
- Network metrics (like
Container metrics are also attached to the
The reported data does not include information related to the container orchestrator (for example, ECS or Kubernetes). To monitor those, you can add the orchestrator's cluster and task names as labels.
Set alert conditions
To create container-related alert conditions, use either of these options:
Go to one.newrelic.com > Alerts & AI.
Go to one.newrelic.com > Infrastructure > Settings > Alerts.
Create a new alert condition.
For the condition type, select Container metrics.