Introduction to Infrastructure integrations

New Relic Infrastructure integrations send data from popular services to New Relic products, including Infrastructure, Insights, and Alerts. After you install and activate an integration, you can:

Access to AWS EC2, Azure Virtual Machines, and Google Compute Engine data is available to all Infrastructure accounts. For all other integrations, you must have an Infrastructure Pro subscription. For more subscription details, see the Infrastructure product page.

Available integrations

New Relic refers to integrations as either cloud or on-host.

Available integrations Examples
Cloud-based integrations

Cloud-based integrations available through New Relic include:

AWS EC2, Azure Virtual Machines, and Google Compute Engine integrations data is available to all Infrastructure accounts. All other integrations require an Infrastructure Pro subscription.

On-host integrations built by New Relic

On-host integrations refer to integrations that are not cloud-based and instead reside on your own servers or hosts.

On-host integrations built by New Relic include:

On-host integrations built by you

To create your own custom integrations, use New Relic's Integrations SDK.

Installation instructions

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

Types of integration data

Integrations generate three 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.

Events

Important activity on a system. Examples:

  • Service starting
  • Version update
  • New table being created

Changes to inventory (defined below) are one type of event. You can also use the Integrations SDK to generate events for any activity you deem important.

Inventory

Live system state and configuration information. Examples:

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

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

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