Introduction to infrastructure integrations

New Relic offers various integrations for reporting data to our platform. One category of integrations is our Infrastructure integrations.

Types of infrastructure integrations

New Relic has two main categories of infrastructure integrations: cloud and on-host.

Cloud integrations collect data from cloud services and accounts. There's no installation process for cloud integrations, you simply connect your New Relic account to your cloud provider account.

Integrations Description
Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-based integrations

Connect your Amazon Web Services (AWS) account to monitor and report data to New Relic.

See the list of AWS integrations.

Microsoft Azure cloud-based integrations

Connect your Microsoft Azure account to monitor and report data to New Relic.

See the list of Azure integrations.

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) cloud-based integrations

Connect your Google Cloud Platform (GCP) account to monitor and report data to New Relic.

See the list of GCP integrations.

On-host integrations are what we call integrations that you can run directly on your host or server. They typically connect to core services in your servers:

Integrations Description
Kubernetes integration Connect your account to gain visibility of your Kubernetes environment, explore your clusters, and manage alerts.
On-host integrations

Monitor and report data from many popular services, including Kubernetes, Redis, Apache, RabbitMQ, and many more.

Build your own

To create your own lightweight integration, use our Flex integration tool.

Install instructions

To enable cloud integrations or install on-host integrations, see:

Features

After an infrastructure integration is activated, you can:

Types of integration data

Infrastructure integrations generate some basic types of data that you can use in New Relic.

Integration data Description
Metrics

Numeric measurement data. Examples:

  • Number of requests in a queue
  • Number of hits on a database per minute
  • Percentage of CPU being used

Cloud-based and on-host integrations include pre-built dashboards that display important metrics.

Inventory

Live system state and configuration information. Examples:

  • Host name
  • AWS region or availability zone
  • Port being used

Changes in inventory generate events in New Relic, so you can easily figure out when performance issues were caused by a change in the system.

Events

Important activity on a system. Examples:

  • Service starting
  • Version update
  • New table being created

Changes to inventory are a type of event.

Attributes

Key-value pairs generated by some integrations. Examples:

  • Certain inventory data
  • Additional data attached to events
  • Any data that is not considered metrics or inventory

Depending on the integration, other types of information may be reported as attributes.

Our integrations are data agnostic; they have no knowledge of whether reported data contains personal information. For more information about New Relic's security measures, see our security and privacy documentation, or visit the New Relic security website.

For more help

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