Before installing our Infrastructure agent, make sure your system meets the requirements.
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 agent|
|Amazon Linux||All versions|
|CentOS||Version 6 or higher|
|Debian||Version 8 ("Jessie") or higher|
|Kubernetes||Tested with versions 1.10 to 1.16|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)||Version 6 or higher|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)||Versions 11.4, 12|
|Ubuntu||LTS versions 14.04.x, 16.04.x, and 18.04.x|
|Windows Server||2012, 2016, and 2019, and their service packs|
Operating systems are not supported beyond end-of-life.
Infrastructure uses the hostname to uniquely identify each server. To avoid inaccurate metrics from combining multiple servers under a single hostname, make sure that each monitored server has a unique hostname.
You can use the optional
display_name setting to override the default hostname.
localhost are not reported: it's 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.
For agent versions 1.1.19 or higher, you need the
libcap library in order to install Infrastructure. It's 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
The infrastructure agent is fairly lightweight. For typical CPU, memory, and disk usage, see our page on agent performance overhead. For more information on supported file systems, see Storage sample attributes.
Configuration management tools
You can install and configure New Relic Infrastructure with these configuration management tools: