With Infrastructure for Windows, you can monitor not only individual servers, but understand how your service performs as a whole. The Windows agent can run on your own hardware, or in cloud systems such as Amazon EC2 or Windows Azure. Infrastructure supports Windows Server and many Linux distributions. Before installation, review the Compatibility and requirements.
Install for Windows Server
The agent must be installed from an Administrator account, and requires Administrator privileges to run.
To install the Infrastructure agent on Windows Server:
Do not double-click the installer. This will not fully install the local agent and can result in reported permissions issues.
Download the latest .MSI installer image from https://download.newrelic.com/infrastructure_agent/windows/newrelic-infra.msi
Run the install script. To install from the Windows command prompt, run:
msiexec.exe /qn /i PATH\TO\newrelic-infra.msi
Add your New Relic license key to the
newrelic-infra.yml, located in
C:\Program Files\New Relic\newrelic-infra\.
newrelic-infraservice. To start from the Windows command prompt, run:
net start newrelic-infra
Configure the agent
The only required configuration option is the
license_key setting, which is created as part of the installation procedures. You may also want to add custom attributes to annotate your Infrastructure data, or connect your AWS account if your servers are hosted on Amazon EC2.
Whenever you make configuration changes, follow standard procedures to manually start, check the status, stop, or restart the agent.