The New Relic Kubernetes integration gives you full observability into the health and performance of your environment by leveraging the New Relic infrastructure agent. This agent collects metrics from your cluster alongside various other New Relic integrations such as the Kubernetes events integration, the Prometheus Agent, and the New Relic log plugin.
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You have these options to install the Kubernetes integration:
The New Relic Kubernetes quickstart. This quickstart includes pre-built resources like dashboards, instrumentations, and alerts.
The automated and guided install flow. If you follow the Kubernetes guided install docs below you've these options to install the Kubernetes integration:
- New Relic CLI
- Helm. See Install the Kubernetes integration using Helm
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If your New Relic account is in the EU region, access the guided install from one.eu.newrelic.com.
Kubernetes guided install
Our guided install helps you with many types of installations: servers, virtual machines, and unprivileged environments. It can also help you with installations in managed services or platforms.
Make sure you are using the supported Kubernetes versions. Please check our compatibility and requirements page.
Preliminary notes for your managed services or platforms
Before starting our guided install, check out these notes for your managed services or platforms:
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Use guided install
We encourage you to use our guided install for servers, VMs, and unprivileged environments. The guided install can provide you either a Helm command with the required values filled, or a plain manifest if you don't want to use Helm. It also offers control over which features are enabled and which data is collected. If you are installing our integration on a managed cloud, please take a look at these preliminary notes before proceeding.
Before you start the guided install, make sure you have a New Relic account. It's free and no credit card is required.
If your New Relic account is in the EU region, choose the EU install option.
If custom manifests have been used instead of Helm, you will need to first remove the old installation using
kubectl delete -f previous-manifest-file.yml, and then proceed through the guided installer again. This will generate an updated set of manifests that can be deployed using
kubectl apply -f manifest-file.yml.
Use your Kubernetes data
Learn more about:
- Unprivileged and privileged modes
- Exploring your Kubernetes data in the UI
- Using your Kubernetes data with queries, in charts, for alerts, etc.