Before you install New Relic Infrastructure, ensure your system meets these requirements.
Infrastructure uses the hostname to uniquely identify each server. To avoid inaccurate metrics from combining multiple servers under a single hostname, ensure that each monitored server has a unique hostname. You can use the optional
display_name setting to override the default hostname.
Servers using the name
localhost will not be reported by the Infrastructure agent since that is a default name and inherently non-unique.
Infrastructure requires these permissions:
- Linux: By default, the agent runs and installs as root. You can also select privileged or unprivileged run modes.
- Windows: The agent must be installed from an Administrator account and requires Administrator privileges to run.
Infrastructure supports only x86 processor architectures:
- Linux: 64-bit architecture (also requires 64-bit package manager and dependencies)
- Windows: both 32 and 64-bit architectures
ARM processors are not supported.
Infrastructure supports these operating systems:
|Operating system||Supported by Infrastructure|
|Amazon Linux||All versions|
|CentOS||Version 5 or higher|
|Debian||Version 7 ("Wheezy") or higher|
|Kubernetes integration||Google's container-optimized OS|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)||Version 5 or higher|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)||Versions 11.4, 12|
|Ubuntu||Versions 12.04.x, 14.04.x, 16.04.x, and 18.04.x (LTS versions)|
|Windows Server||2008, 2012, 2016, and 2019, and their service packs|
For agent versions 1.1.19 or higher, you need the
libcap library in order to install Infrastructure. It is available in the official repositories of your distribution.
Infrastructure instruments Docker containers when installed on the host server. Infrastructure supports Docker versions 1.12 or higher.
CPU, memory, and disk usage
For requirements for New Relic Infrastructure integrations, see the integration documentation.
The Infrastructure UI supports the same browsers as other New Relic products.
Configuration management tools
You can install and configure New Relic Infrastructure with these configuration management tools: