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New Relic guided install overview

If you haven't already, sign up for a free New Relic account so you can instrument your systems and send telemetry data to New Relic. Our guided install creates a customized CLI command for your environment that downloads and installs the New Relic CLI and the infrastructure agent.

A screenshot of the guided install CLI.

Ready to get started? Click the Guided install button. Or, if your account reports data through our EU data center, click EU Guided install.

Guided install

Our infrastructure agent discovers the applications and infrastructure and log sources running in your environment, and recommends which ones should be instrumented. The install automates the configuration and deployment of each system you choose to instrument.

Why it matters

With our guided install, you can instrument your applications and infrastructure and start seeing your data in New Relic in minutes.

The guided install uses our command line interface (CLI), the infrastructure agent for your host environment, and a library of installation recipes to instrument your applications and infrastructure for you. That means less toil for you.

Because our instrumentation recipes are open source, you can modify existing recipes, or build new ones, to suit your needs.

Some technical detail

The New Relic guided install uses open source installation recipes to instrument on-host integrations. These recipes include installation and setup commands, information about logs, and metadata related to what’s being installed. They're collected in a YAML file for each type of system and have all of the installation details necessary to install the infrastructure agent for a specific integration.

Important

On Windows, our guided install only supports Microsoft SQL Server, logs, and the infrastructure agent.

All other integrations are only supported on Linux.

On-host integration (OHI) recipes

The guided install automates the discovery, configuration, and installation of OHIs. However, there may be times when you want to instrument them one-by-one using the CLI install command.

To install any individual on-host integration, run this command:

curl -Ls https://raw.githubusercontent.com/newrelic/newrelic-cli/master/scripts/install.sh | bash && sudo NEW_RELIC_API_KEY=API_KEY NEW_RELIC_ACCOUNT_ID=ACCOUNT_ID /usr/local/bin/newrelic install -n INTEGRATION-FLAG

For example:

curl -Ls https://raw.githubusercontent.com/newrelic/newrelic-cli/master/scripts/install.sh | bash && sudo NEW_RELIC_API_KEY=<API_KEY> NEW_RELIC_ACCOUNT_ID=<ACCOUNT_ID> /usr/local/bin/newrelic install -n apache-open-source-integration

The table lists the integrations supported by the guided install CLI command. The specific on-host integration commands are provided for your reference.

Our open source integrations send performance metrics and inventory data from your servers and applications to the New Relic platform. You can view pre-built dashboards of your metric data, create alert policies, and create your own custom queries and charts.

Integration

Command

Apache

newrelic install -n apache-open-source-integration

Cassandra

newrelic install -n cassandra-open-source-integration

Couchbase

newrelic install -n couchbase-open-source-integration

ElasticSearch

newrelic install -n elasticsearch-open-source-integration

HAProxy

newrelic install -n haproxy-open-source-integration

HashiCorp Consul

newrelic install -n hashicorp-consul-open-source-integration

Memcached

newrelic install -n memcached-open-source-integration

Microsoft SQL Server
(Windows only)

newrelic install -n mssql-server-integration-installer

MongoDB

newrelic install -n mongodb-open-source-integration

MySQL

newrelic install -n mysql-open-source-integration

Nagios

newrelic install -n nagios-open-source-integration

Nginx

newrelic install -n nginx-open-source-integration

PostgreSQL

newrelic install -n postgres-open-source-integration

RabbitMQ

newrelic install -n rabbitmq-open-source-integration

Redis

newrelic install -n redis-open-source-integration

Varnish Cache

newrelic install -n varnish-cache-open-source-integration

Troubleshoot common problems

As we identify areas where the guided install fails, we'll document them here and provide some troubleshooting guidance.

For more help

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