“Monitor all the things” is a mantra we take seriously here at New Relic. And that approach doesn’t stop with what New Relic alone tells you about your applications. The plugins published on the New Relic Platform allow users to extend our real-time performance monitoring to include technologies in even highly complex application stacks.
Today there are hundreds of public and private New Relic Platform plugins to extend functionality to other applications and infrastructures. Each new plugin makes it easier for our customers to see the metrics they care about in one place, and that’s why we’re taking a moment to call out the ones they’ve found most helpful.
Without further ado, here are the top 10 most-used public plugins on the New Relic Platform to date:
1. MySQL, by the New Relic Platform Team
This plugin lets you capture performance and usage data about your MySQL 5.0+ databases to provide more insight and improve troubleshooting. You’ll have access to key real-time metrics that deliver an overview of your databases and detailed measurements about queries, InnoDB, and replication. (Included metrics: SQL volume, database connections, network traffic, key database optimizations.)
2. Microsoft SQL Server, by the New Relic Platform Team
Capture performance and usage data about your Microsoft SQL Server 2005+ databases to inform insights and improve troubleshooting. Key real-time metrics provide an overview of your databases and detailed measurements about memory usage, connections, network I/O, and file I/O. (Included metrics: SQL CPU usage, page life threat, buffer cache miss ratio, max recompiles.)
SendGrid is a simple email infrastructure in the cloud. For Sendgrid customers, this plugin provides statistical monitoring and a simple ‘at a glance’ health check for your email traffic. The plugin includes real time information on email performance including deliverability, engagement, and compliance concerns.
This plugin instantly routes your Compose database performance metrics to New Relic in real-time, and offers a no-install process for Compose customers. (Included metrics: opcounters—queries, deletes, updates, getmores, commands and performance indicators, page faults and lock percentages.)
5. Redis, by Poison Pen LLC
This plugin lets you trend and monitor Redis server statistics. Summary metrics help you warn and alert on command velocity, key count, connections, and blocked connections. The plugin polls numerous supported backend systems—see the plugin page for the full list. (Included metrics: keys per database, commands processed, memory utilization, connection counts, pubsub patterns and commands, pending key expirations.)
6. Apache HTTPd, by Poison Pen LLC
You can trend and monitor Apache HTTP server statistics using this plugin, which polls numerous supported backend systems and submits the results to the New Relic platform (see the plugin page for the full list).
7. Nginx, by Poison Pen LLC
Not affiliated with Nginx, Inc., this plugin lets you trend and monitor Nginx HTTP server statistics by polling numerous supported backend systems and submitting the results to the New Relic platform (see the plugin page for full list of supported systems).
8. nginx web server, by Nginx, Inc.
With this plugin, you can visualize NGINX Web server load and performance. Created by the original authors of NGINX Web server, the plugin collects and displays key load metrics to track important NGINX instances behavior. (Included metrics: active client connections, idle—keepalive—client connections, client connections accept/drop rate, and more.)
9. Memcached, by Poison Pen LLC
This plugin allows you to trend and monitor memcached server statistics. The plugin agent polls numerous supported backend systems and submits the results to the New Relic platform (see the plugin page for full list).
10. Amazon EC2, by the New Relic Platform Team
The Amazon EC2 plugin displays metrics from Amazon CloudWatch, a monitoring service for AWS cloud resources and the applications you run on AWS. There is a single install to monitor several AWS services through CloudWatch. Other monitored services include: EBS, ELB, RDS, SQS, SNS, and ElastiCache. (Included metrics: disk operations, CPU usage, network I/O.)
If you’re already a New Relic customer and want to explore all the plugins our Platform has to offer, Plugin Central is a good place to start. To discuss these, and other plugins, or to get support using the New Relic Platform, hop on over to our Community Forum.