Install for AWS Elastic Beanstalk (New Relic Servers)

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AWS Elastic Beanstalk is a dynamic service that allows easy deployment and scalability for your applications. Follow these instructions to install AWS with New Relic Servers for Linux.

For more information about using Amazon tools with New Relic, see Amazon Web Services (AWS) users.

Requirements

Before you install New Relic's Linux agent, make sure you have a supported Amazon Web Services account. In addition, for any New Relic installation, you will need your New Relic license key. This is a 40-character hexadecimal string that New Relic provides when you sign up for your account.

Download the Linux agent

To download the latest New Relic agent:

  1. Log in to New Relic.
  2. From the New Relic menu bar, select (account) > Account settings.
  3. Select the option to download the agent for your platform.

Install the Linux agent

To install New Relic's Linux Server Monitor (LSM) agent on AWS Elastic Beanstalk:

  1. In the .ebextensions folder inside your Elastic BeanStalk application, create a new file named newrelic.config.
  2. Add the following content to the file:

    packages: 
      yum: 
        newrelic-sysmond: [] 
      rpm: 
        newrelic: INSERT_LINK_TO_AGENT
    commands: 
      "01": 
        command: nrsysmond-config --set license_key=INSERT_LICENSE_KEY
      "02": 
        command: echo hostname=NAME_OF_YOUR_SERVER >> /etc/newrelic/nrsysmond.cfg 
      "03": 
        command: /etc/init.d/newrelic-sysmond start
  3. Replace INSERT_LINK_TO_AGENT with the appropriate URL:

    • 64-bit AMI

      http://yum.newrelic.com/pub/newrelic/el5/x86_64/newrelic-repo-5-3.noarch.rpm
    • 32-bit AMI

      http://yum.newrelic.com/pub/newrelic/el5/i386/newrelic-repo-5-3.noarch.rpm
  4. Replace INSERT_LICENSE_KEY with your New Relic license key.
  5. Push your app to Elastic BeanStalk:

After a successful setup, it can take up to fifteen minutes before metrics begin to appear in New Relic. To view your server's Overview page: From rpm.newrelic.com/servers, select your app.

For more help

Additional documentation resources include:

Discuss New Relic Servers in the New Relic Online Technical Community! Troubleshoot and ask questions, or discuss Servers for Linux or Servers for Windows in detail.

If you need additional help, get support at support.newrelic.com.