New Relic

New Relic is a great service for in-depth monitoring of your instances, both at the operating system and application level.

Application Monitoring

To provide you deep insights into your app, New Relic comes with monitoring at the application level with detailed analysis of transactions, throughput, database queries and much more.

Installation (JVM apps only)

For JVM apps, when supplying your New Relic license key as described above, Boxfuse will also automatically install and configure the New Relic Java agent.

The application will then begin reporting to New Relic as myapp (myenv). In case of an application named hello deployed in the prod environment this would then be hello (prod).

Alternatively you can also supply a newrelic.yml configuration file for the Java agent and Boxfuse will automatically use that instead. Boxfuse will then install the agent for you, but won't override any application name you may have configured. If you haven't configured a New Relic license key as described above, Boxfuse will use the license key contained in your newrelic.yml configuration file instead.

Java Agent version

By default Boxfuse installs the latest version of the New Relic Java agent. If you want to switch an older version, you can do so using the -components.newrelic-java configuration setting:

> boxfuse run my-app-1.0.jar -components.newrelic-java=3.32.0

To find out which New Relic Java agent versions are available from the Boxfuse Inventory you can simply issue:

> boxfuse inventory newrelic-java

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