New Relic Infrastructure's integrations include an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) integration for reporting your EC2 metadata to New Relic products. This document explains the integration's features, how to activate it, and what data can be reported.
Amazon's EC2 is a central part of Amazon's cloud-computing platform. All New Relic Infrastructure users, regardless of subscription level, can use the New Relic Infrastructure agent to get a comprehensive, real-time view of their host's performance and status. New Relic's EC2 integration uses the
ec2Describe* policy to add data about your EC2 instances to your standard Infrastructure data. Infrastructure also imports Amazon EC2 custom tags and adds it to your data.
You can also create custom attributes to be analyzed in New Relic.
Activate EC2 integration
To enable this integration follow standard procedures to Connect AWS services to Infrastructure.
You must install the Infrastructure agent on each EC2 host to see metrics from that host. Connecting your EC2 account allows Infrastructure to access EC2 metadata, such as region, type, and tags.
Configuration and polling
You can change the polling frequency and filter data using configuration options.
Default polling information for the Amazon EC2 integration:
- New Relic polling interval: 5 minutes
- Amazon CloudWatch data interval: 1 minute or 5 minutes, depending on CloudWatch plan
Use data in Infrastructure
This table describes the locations in New Relic Infrastructure where you can find and use your EC2 data:
|New Relic Infrastructure UI page||You can...|
|System page||Examine overall resource usage by CPU, load, and memory.|
|Processes page||Monitor CPU, memory, and I/O read or write processes.|
|Network page||View bandwidth and error data to examine saturation levels, compare load balances, and identify other potential performance problems.|
|Storage page||Monitor the capacity and efficiency of overall utilization, disk usage, or I/O operations.|
|Inventory page||Review detailed configuration data by hosts, specific EC2 instances, etc.|
From a live feed of changes in your environment, search for and view EC2 events.
Infrastructure also imports your Amazon EC2 custom tags, typically prefaced by
For more on how to find and use integration data, see Understand integration data.
View and use data
The EC2 integration collects the following subset of instance metrics from AWS CloudWatch.
Reports whether the instance has passed the instance status check in a one minute period. The check result can be either
Reports whether the instance has passed the system status check in a one minute period. The check result can be either
Reports whether the instance has passed both the instance status check and the system status check in a one minute period. The check result can be either