New Relic is an observability platform that helps you build better software. You can bring in data from any digital source so that you can fully understand your system, analyze that data efficiently, and respond to incidents before they become problems. As extensive as the capablities of New Relic are, you can get started with the platform by following a three-step procedure.
Need some inspiration first? Check out this intro video.
Otherwise, let's get you started:
Sign up for New Relic if you haven't already.
Does your organization already have New Relic but you're just adding a new team or project? See Add a new account.
Ingest some data
Our guided install auto-discovers your environment, and walks you through a recommended setup. When the infrastructure agent and agent are installed, log data is usually also reported (although sometimes manual configuration is necessary).
Watch a video of using the guided install..
If you prefer or require a more manual approach (for example, if you need to deploy at scale), see the options below.
Check out some dashboards
Now that you've got some data coming in, it's time to explore your environment in real time with some out-of-the-box UI views. You should see data in the Infrastructure, APM, and Logs UI pages. If you don't see that, revisit the install instructions or see Not seeing data.
Some tips on understanding those UI pages and more:
Video: An intro to the platform (2:20)
Want to build your own dashboards? To build charts, you'll need to learn to query your data.
Add more data
If you need data from other sources, choose from our hundreds of integrations.
Set up alerting
Want to get notifications for issues?
Learn about important alerting concepts
Note that some of the quickstarts come with alerts already set up.
You're now ready to add the rest of your team to New Relic. Use the User management UI to add users. To learn about the different types of users, see User type. See our tutorial on adding users and managing user access.
- To troubleshoot install issues, see New Relic Diagnostics.
- To set up a strong observability foundation, see our implementation guide, which will walk you through installing and understanding more observability tools and features.
- Learn about how billing works
- Get some tips on using New Relic. Some options:
- Get a tour of the platform
- Our Nerd Bytes YouTube channel for helpful how-to videos
- New Relic University for in-depth training
If you're on Standard edition, you may not have access to our global technical support service. To get 24-7 support, upgrade to Pro or Enterprise edition. Alternatively, use our community forum to ask questions and see answers.
If you don't see your technologies or tasks listed here, see the larger list at New Relic Instant Observability. You'll find integrations bundled into quickstarts, providing you instant access to pre-built dashboards and alerts specific to your technology.
Once you have data coming into New Relic, learn more about the New Relic UI or set up alerts. If you're curious about pricing, we have a blog post set up to help you with cost estimation.