New Relic Infrastructure provides flexible, dynamic monitoring of your entire infrastructure, from services running in the cloud or on dedicated hosts to containers running in orchestrated environments.
With Infrastructure, modern operations teams can make intelligent decisions about complex systems, from a datacenter to thousands of Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure instances.
Why it matters
Real-time metrics and analytics reduce your mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) by connecting changes in host performance to changes in your configuration. The Inventory allows you to search across your entire infrastructure, to find exactly which of your hosts contain particular packages, configs, or startup scripts.
Events track config changes, restarts, SSH sessions, and other key event changes to each of your hosts. A real-time feed gives you a changelog for your entire infrastructure. New Relic Infrastructure securely collects and displays your data in five seconds, so your monitoring never lags behind reality.
With New Relic Infrastructure you can also:
- Use the New Relic Query Language (NRQL) to explore your Infrastructure events and build custom dashboards that you can share with your team.
- Troubleshoot performance issues, no matter where the issue occurs—server-side or application-side—thanks to APM data connection with Infrastructure.
- Create, view, or update alert settings directly from the relevant Infrastructure chart. For example, you can create a host not reporting alert condition.
- Forward logs to New Relic logs by adding as many configuration files as log sources you need to push to our platform.
Get started: Install and configure the Infrastructure agent
- Create a config file with your license key.
- Download and install the agent.
Add integrations to gather more data
Infrastructure integrations give you access to the metrics of many popular systems, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Kubernetes, MySQL, Cassandra, and more.
You can also make your own integrations using New Relic Flex or the Integrations SDK to collect data from other applications. With New Relic Flex, you can instrument any command-line tool without coding.
Filter your hosts any way you want
Filter sets allow you to organize your hosts based on criteria that matter most to you. You can filter your hosts by any Infrastructure attribute, such as geographic location, hostname, or Linux distribution.
Example: Correlate metrics with change events
All of a sudden, you're notified of a slowdown in your login service by an Infrastructure alert, which sent you an email according to the policy. Severity is critical. What could have happened here?
From the alert screen, you go to the Hosts overview to view performance information for a custom filter set labeled Login Service: CPU usage has steadily increased, reaching its top level on March 5th.
It appears that the libext2fs2 package could have caused the issue! Switching to the Inventory, you search for servers running that particular package version, and downgrade them to a more stable release.
For more information, check out New Relic University’s tutorial Improving Performance with New Relic Infrastructure. Or, go directly to the online course Getting started with Infrastructure.