Implement New Relic server service on Centos 6.4 64bit

It is a very popular service on web application and mobile apps. I like its server service.

The servers New Relic supported includes Linux, Windows.:

  • Centos / Red Hat
  • Ubuntu / Debian
  • Other Linux
  • Windows 2003, 2008

servers

I followed the instruction of Centos to install the service on my ServerMania VPS.
Step 1: SSH to VPS as Root
Step 2: Add the New Relic yum repository

rpm -Uvh http://download.newrelic.com/pub/newrelic/el5/i386/newrelic-repo-5-3.noarch.rpm

step 3: Install the Server Monitor package

yum install newrelic-sysmond

Step 4: Configure & start the Server Monitor daemon
Add license key to config file: (See /etc/newrelic/nrsysmond.cfg for other config options)

nrsysmond-config --set license_key=your_own_key

Start the daemon:

/etc/init.d/newrelic-sysmond start

Step 5: Done!
The data is update just in minutes.

See the monitoring screen shot below:

server-newrelic-vps

Then I can add alert channel. I will get message when the server is down.