The quickest way to get started with our infrastructure monitoring agent is through our guided install. If you're in the EU, try our EU guided install. Either way, you'll need a New Relic account if you don't have one. You can create a one for free, forever.
If guided install doesn't work, you can install the agent manually. Before installing infrastructure, be sure to:
To install infrastructure in Linux, follow these instructions:
Create the configuration file and add your license key:
echo "license_key: YOUR_LICENSE_KEY" | sudo tee -a /etc/newrelic-infra.yml
Determine the distribution version number:
Enable New Relic's GPG key:
Add the infrastructure monitoring agent repository:
Refresh the repositories:
newrelic-infrapackage in root (default), privileged user, or unprivileged user mode. For more information on each running mode, see Linux agent running modes.
Once the infrastructure monitoring agent is installed or updated, you can start, stop, or check the agent status.
Follow standard procedures to update the infrastructure monitoring agent.
If you are using
sudo to install or update the agent, use the
-E argument to allow bypassing the environment variables, or specify the
NRIA_MODE environment variable just after
sudo -E YOUR_PACKAGE_MANAGER_UPDATE_COMMAND
The hostname for your server cannot be
localhost. Data will not be reported for servers with that name. Make sure the host name uses a unique name.
- Add custom attributes to annotate your infrastructure data.
- Connect your AWS account if your servers are hosted on Amazon EC2.
- Enable log forwarding.
- Add other New Relic infrastructure integrations to collect data from external services.
While you wait for your data to come in...
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