Using the Servers UI

The New Relic Servers dashboards provide the latest information about your servers' health, tools to customize which servers you see, and links for recent events, including:

  • Free disk space
  • I/O utilization
  • CPU usage
  • Memory usage
  • Top 20 processes that are using significant memory or I/O

(New Relic Servers does not support custom metric reporting on servers at this time.)

For more information about features with New Relic Servers, see New Relic's website.

Viewing New Relic Servers dashboards

To view the list of available servers that monitor your applications in New Relic:

  1. From the New Relic menu bar, select Servers.
  2. To view details about a specific server, select its name from the index.
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Servers > Servers: The New Relic Servers index provides the latest information about your servers' health, tools to customize which servers you see, and links for recent events.

Changing the Servers list

From the Servers index, use any of New Relic's standard user interface functions and dashboard features to drill down into detailed information.

In addition:

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Change the order that servers appear on the list Select any column heading to sort in ascending or descending order.
Filter the list of servers

To filter or search by name, app name, categories, or labels, select the filter option. Or, to search by host names, type the name in the search window.

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Add a server to the dashboard

Select Add more, and then follow the installation instructions for your specific platform.

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Delete a server from the dashboard

To delete a server completely, make sure its "health" status (colored bar) is gray, and then select delete.

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To remove a server from the list without deleting it completely, use the filter or search options to narrow the results that appear on the list.

Viewing server events

The New Relic Servers index shows all of your servers reporting to New Relic's collectors, including the server host names, current CPU, memory, and disk usage. The color-coded "health" indicator shows each server's current status:

  • Green: The server is fine.
  • Yellow: A Warning indicates the server is experiencing some non-critical issues.
  • Red: A Critical alert indicates something is wrong with the server, or that the New Relic agent on this server is unable to communicate with the collector.
  • Gray: No data is being reported for the server at this time.

Here are some tips for using the events and alerts features.

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View details about a server's "health" status Select the server's name to go to the server's Overview dashboard. Or, select the CPU, Disk IO, Memory or Fullest Disk field for a specific server to see details about that specific metric for a server. For example, to view the list of processes running on a server, sorted by CPU usage, select the CPU field for the server's row.
View details about an event Select the corresponding link for the event.
Filter the list of recent events

Select the icon for a specific type of event: notifications, critical alerts, warnings, deployments, or All.

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Set up an RSS feed for server events On the Recent server events section of the dashboard, select the RSS icon.

Finding servers not in the list

The Servers index only lists servers that are currently or recently reporting data. New Relic's UI does not list servers that have not reported data for more than seven days.

  • If a server is hidden, any bookmark to it should continue to work and go directly to its Overview dashboard.
  • If a server begins reporting again, it will reappear on the Servers index, and its historical data will be available.
  • You can view hidden servers by selecting the number of hidden servers in parentheses next to the page index.
  • You can use New Relic's REST API to list servers, including any currently not reporting data.
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Servers > Servers index: Select the hidden servers in parentheses to show hidden servers in the list.

API for server data

The New Relic REST API supports querying server monitoring performance data. You can pull the metrics in the same way you would for any New Relic agent. In general:

  1. Get the server ID and a list of valid server metric names from the API.
  2. Use the API to get the server metric data values.

For more information, see the API examples for servers (v2).

Tip: To list all servers, including old servers currently not listed in the UI's Servers index, use New Relic's REST API. Any server's ID can then be used to go directly to that server's Overview dashboard by including the ID in the server's URL:

https://rpm.newrelic.com/accounts/YOUR_ACCOUNT_ID/servers/SERVER_ID

For more help

Additional documentation resources include:

Discuss New Relic Servers in the New Relic Community Forum! 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.