Private Minion 1.6.3

Released on: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 10:00

The end-of-life date for the legacy virtual private minions is August 9, 2019. For current users, we recommend using containerized private minions (CPM). For details, see the Sunset plan for Virtual private minion post on New Relic's Explorers Hub.

For more information about end-of-life support, see End-of-life policy.


  • For security purposes, the private minion now reserves 25% of available RAM on the host machine for its own runtime. This change limits the memory for a docker container to (total_memory - (25% * total_memory)) / num_cpus.
  • Adds cloud-init 18.1. If you're running in a public cloud environment, this pulls networking configuration from the cloud's metadata service and executes any user-data that's provided. If you're not in a public cloud, this defaults to DHCP as before.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixes a bug where some API Test monitors were receiving timing events out of order and send timings could overlap with connect (which includes ssl) timings. API Test monitors v0.5.0 or later will receive these fixed timings.
  • Introduces a change that prevents a job from failing when favicon.ico is the first request and it returns a non-200 response.

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