That’s right, host-specific application metrics are back, and they’re better than ever! Early New Relic customers may remember that our initial interface allowed some metrics to be filtered by host. This feature was removed during a product redesign that brought more focus to the applications themselves, based on customer feedback, usage statistics and more. However, as soon as the feature was gone, we heard from many great customers that this feature was indeed loved, and was sorely missed.
You spoke, we listened
Starting today, you can view every feature of RPM filtered by host within an application. Under the navigation bar in RPM, you see those familiar top-level performance metrics. Using the new hosts drop-down, you can select any host that is currently reporting metrics for that application:
Host-specific questions, answered
There are many situations where seeing application metrics by host can really help. If each of your hosts are intended to be identical, but one host seems to have a much higher load while consuming much more memory, you may have an issue with that specific host. For example, we can now get metrics for the host represented by the light green line, that skews higher in throughput, cpu and memory than its peers:
Are you running additional services running alongside your application on some hosts? Host-specific metrics can help you troubleshoot issues that affect a subset of your infrastructure. Want to try out a new hosting provider but want to vet application performance first? Now you can! Walk through the performance metrics for each host and compare them against one another.
Your feedback continues to make RPM a better product
RPM gets a dose of enhancements, bug fixes and new features every week. Many of these improvements come directly from customers like you. If you have an idea of how we can make RPM better, let us know! We’ll get back to you right away and your idea just might make it into an upcoming release!