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Unix (AIX | Linux | Mac OS X | Solaris)

Published and supported by Seth and the Hebrews


New Relic Plugin for Unix (AIX, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris/SunOS) systems. Collects OS-level statistics from Unix systems using common Unix commands such as 'df, 'iostat', 'netstat', 'ps' and 'vmstat'. Written in Java for maximum portability across OS platforms.


  • A New Relic account. Sign up for a free account here
  • An AIX, Linux, Mac OS X or Solaris server that you want to monitor
  • Java Runtime (JRE) environment Version 1.6 or later
  • Network access to New Relic (proxies are supported, see details below)


Note: A longer, more detailed form of these instructions can be found with the Github repo:

  1. Download the latest version of the agent
  2. G-Unzip on Unix server that you want to monitor
  3. Configure config/newrelic.json
  4. Copy appropriate config/plugin.json.[platform] to config/plugin.json
  5. Edit to have the correct paths to Java and your plugin location
  6. Run ./ start from command-line


The source code is available on GitHub for full review.


The Unix System Monitor plugin is offered under the MIT license.


Support is offered by the author via the issues page in the plugin's Github repo:

The Unix (AIX | Linux | Mac OS X | Solaris) plugin extends the power of New Relic's monitoring capabilities.

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