Polling intervals for AWS integrations

New Relic AWS integrations query your AWS services according to a polling interval, which varies depending on the integration. Each polling interval by New Relic occurs for every AWS entity. For example, if you have thirteen Elastic Load Balancers (ELB), each one will be polled every five minutes.

Manage polling frequency

By default, the polling interval frequency is set to the maximum. You can change the polling frequency in the configuration settings.

You can also monitor polling intervals by viewing that data in New Relic:

  1. Go to one.newrelic.com > Infrastructure > AWS.
  2. Select Account status dashboard.

New Relic polling and CloudWatch data intervals

AWS integration New Relic polling interval Amazon CloudWatch data interval
ALB 5 minutes 1 minute
API Gateway 5 minutes 1 minute
Auto Scaling 5 minutes 1 minute
Billing 1 hour 4 hours
CloudFront 5 minutes 1 minute, with up to 1 minute delay because CloudFront sometimes reports partial data
CloudTrail 5 minutes (CloudWatch does not monitor CloudTrail)
DynamoDB 5 minutes 1 or 5 minutes, depending on statistic
EBS 15 minutes 1 or 5 minutes, depending on volume type
EC2 5 minutes 1 or 5 minutes, depending on CloudWatch plan
ECS/ECR 5 minutes 1 minute
EFS 5 minutes 1 minute
Elastic Beanstalk 5 minutes 1 minute
ElastiCache 5 minutes 1 minute
Elasticsearch 5 minutes 1 minute
ELB 5 minutes 1 minute
EMR 5 minutes 5 minutes
Health 5 minutes (CloudWatch does not monitor Health)
IAM 5 minutes (CloudWatch does not monitor IAM)
IoT 5 minutes 1 minute
Kinesis Firehose 5 minutes 1 minute
Kinesis Streams 15 minutes 1 minute
Lambda 5 minutes 1 minute
RDS 5 minutes

1 minute for RDS instances

5 minutes for RDS clusters

Redshift 5 minutes 1 minute
Route53 5 minutes 1 minute

1 hour for buckets

5 minutes for requests

24 hours for buckets

1 minute for requests

SES 5 minutes 1 minute
SNS 5 minutes 5 minutes
SQS 5 minutes 5 minutes
VPC 15 minutes (CloudWatch does not monitor VPC)
X-Ray 5 minutes (CloudWatch does not monitor X-Ray)

For more help

If you need more help, check out these support and learning resources: