Infrastructure data retention

Infrastructure data retention policies depend on your Infrastructure subscription level and your New Relic Infrastructure compute units pricing model. Infrastructure data retention is the same for the Infrastructure UI and for Insights.

Infrastructure events do not count against your New Relic Insights Pro quota, even though you can query them in Insights.

Your current subscription level appears in the right column of the Account summary page: From the account dropdown in the New Relic UI, select Account settings > Account > Summary.

Infrastructure downsampling and data retention

Types of data are stored depending on your subscription level:

Component Essentials Pro
Infrastructure data 3 months 13 months

Host count

Host count will stop reflecting a host whose agent is no longer reporting after three minutes. However, host data will be available, subject to other retention criteria.

3 minutes 3 minutes

Inventory attributes removed

Inventory attributes for a host are retained for 24 hours after the agent stops reporting.

24 hours 24 hours
Integration data Not available with Essentials Limit of 2275 integration events per compute unit.

In addition, Infrastructure downsamples your data on the fly, as it is being generated. All Infrastructure metric data types (including On-Host Integrations metrics) will display different granularity depending on the age of the data and the size of the time window. The following table illustrates when different downsampled buckets will be used, both in the Infrastructure UI and for queries in Insights:

Bucket Size Used For Time Windows Covering... Data Retained For...
Raw (5, 10 or 15 second) 0 to 59 minutes 7 days
1 minute 60 minutes to 6 hours 30 days
10 minutes 6 hours to 3 days Full account retention period
1 hour 3 days to 14 days Full account retention period
3 hours 14+ days Full account retention period

Compute unit event limits

The 2275 limit on integration events per compute unit is a limit on total integration events. It is not a limit of 2275 for each integration's events.

Additional details and clarifications about this limit:

  • This limit applies to all integrations: cloud integrations, on-host integrations, and custom integrations built using the Integrations SDK. The events are all handled the same.
  • Default data received by the Infrastructure agent does not count against the 2275 event per compute unit limit.
  • If you exceed your limit, we do not enforce this limit. If you exceed your limit, we will review pricing options with you to ensure you get the most cost-effective pricing for your organization's integrations.

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