Infrastructure Events page: Live feed of config changes

The Infrastructure Events page is a live feed of important system and host activity, including inventory change events, configuration changes, and log analytics events. The event feed helps you understand correlations between these events and system performance. Search and filter through your events to decrease the mean time to detect and repair infrastructure issues.

Event types

New Relic collects a variety of change events so you can understand each change in your environment:

Events Comments
Alert incidents

When a violation is opened or closed, New Relic generates an event indicating the host and associated alert condition.

Agent connection

When an Infrastructure agent connects to New Relic, Infrastructure generates an Agent connected event. If Infrastructure doesn't receive data from an agent for three minutes, Infrastructure generates an Agent disconnected event.

Inventory changes

These events are generated when inventory data is added, removed, or modified. Select the source fa-filter icon to to understand which category corresponds to the altered inventory path. For additional details, select an inventory event to see a side-by-side comparison of the old and new state.

Inventory events can include:

  • Kernel (includes modules and configuration): Can be added, modified, or deleted.
  • Metadata (includes various additional information about hosts): Can be added, modified, or deleted.
  • Packages: Can be installed, removed, or modified.
  • Services: Can be started, stopped, or restarted.
  • Sessions (includes users): Can be connected or disconnected.

To view the live event feed: Go to > Events. The Events page includes a heatmap, which provides a snapshot of the events occurring within the selected time range.

Infrastructure events page > Events: Use the Events to view important, real-time activity in your infrastructure.

With New Relic Infrastructure Events, you can easily search through your event log to quickly find vulnerable packages.

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Focus on specific events Use the search Search events field to look for specific events, config changes or agent installations. To focus on a specific set of events, select or change the filter set.
Search within a particular time range Enter a time range to the right of the search bar to investigate events within a specific time range. For example, if you encountered a CPU spike around 11 am on the previous day, search Yesterday at 11 am to investigate the possible cause.
Compare events with host load, memory, CPU, and more View the events feed on the Hosts page. To compare infrastructure events and performance for a specific time, select a range via the time picker or drag and select a range on a chart.
View events specifically related to agents, config, metadata, services, or sessions Group or sort events by selecting the filter filter icon be the search bar.
Drill down into additional details Select an event to view additional details, such as attributes and values. To drill down further, select View in Inventory to see additional details in the Inventory page.
View host's alert threshold violation

Select the host's Critical times-circle-o icon or Warning exclamation-triangle icon.

Chart data attributes

For a technical explanation of the attributes used to populate the Events page, see InfrastructureEvent attributes.

For more help

For more information, check out New Relic University’s tutorial Creating and Viewing Custom Attributes in Infrastructure Or, go directly to the full online course Getting Started with Infrastructure.

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