New Relic Servers for Windows allows you to view and analyze critical system metrics, including CPU usage, physical memory, network activity, processes, and disk I/O utilization and capacity. This section provides information about compatibility and requirements, basic instructions on how to install and configure Servers for Windows, and links to more detailed information.
Compatibility and requirements
Before you install Servers for Windows, make sure your system meets these requirements.
Note: As a standard security measure for data collection, New Relic requires that your application server supports SHA-2 (256-bit). SHA-1 is not supported.
|Component||Compatibility and requirements|
|Windows||Windows 8.1||Kernel version 6.3 * or higher|
|Windows Server 2012 R2||Kernel version 6.3 * or higher|
|Windows 8||Kernel version 6.2 or higher|
|Windows Server 2012||Kernel version 6.2 or higher|
|Windows 7||Kernel version 6.1 or higher|
|Windows Server 2008 R2||Kernel version 6.1 or higher|
|Windows Server 2008||Kernel version 6.0 or higher|
|Windows Vista||Kernel version 6.0 or higher|
|Windows Server 2003 R2||Kernel version 5.2 or higher|
|.NET||.NET Framework (Standalone)||4.0, patch KB2468871 or higher|
|Access rights||New Relic Servers must run on a LocalSystem account, or an account with equivalent access rights. See Windows security considerations.|
|Architecture||New Relic Servers for Windows supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows. Ensure you download the correct version for your architecture.|
|Azure||Running on Azure in a VM role requires Windows kernel version 6.3 (Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.1) or higher.|
|Firewall||Servers for Windows requires your firewall to allow an outgoing connection to New Relic's networks. The TCP port you identify in the configuration settings depends on whether you use SSL.|
.NET Framework 4
For any 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. To view your license key: From the New Relic menu bar, select (account) > Account settings.
Once you have set up your account, refer to these installation and configuration instructions:
- Installing Servers for Windows (installing Servers for Windows)
- Configuring Servers for Windows (using the configuration utility)