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Create and define workloads

The entities added to a workload depend on your goals and organization structure. In this doc, you'll learn how to create workloads in the UI. You can read about how workloads align teams in our Workloads tutorial.

Accounts and permissions

There are two kinds of accounts that contribute to workloads: the workload account and the scope accounts. If your New Relic organization has more than one account, differentiating between the workload and scope accounts will make managing your workloads easier.

  • The workload account is where the workload and its data lives. The account used to create a workload, then, is considered the workload account. This account determines which users can see and manage the workload, based on what account permissions they've been assigned.
  • The scope accounts are accounts that the workload fetches telemetry data from. Users without access to all of a workload's scope accounts may not be able to see all the data in a workload. For team members who use a workload, ensure you add your team's relevant accounts that workload pulls data from.

Once created, the workload account can't be changed.Scope accounts, however, can be updated at any point in time by any user with workload management capabilities on the workload account. By default, all accounts that the workload creator has access to at the moment of the workload creation are set as scope accounts.

Create workloads

There are a few different ways you can create workloads, though the one you choose is entirely up to you. We recommend choosing the method that's most convenient for aligning your teams.

Define your workloads

Below are some details and tips about some aspects of defining workloads:

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