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

Published and supported by Seth and the Hebrews


Description

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.


Requirements

  • 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)

Installation

Note: A longer, more detailed form of these instructions can be found with the Github repo: https://github.com/sschwartzman/newrelic-unix-plugin/blob/master/README.md

  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 pluginctl.sh to have the correct paths to Java and your plugin location
  6. Run ./pluginctl.sh start from command-line

Source

The source code is available on GitHub for full review. https://github.com/sschwartzman/newrelic-unix-plugin


License

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


Support

Support is offered by the author via the issues page in the plugin's Github repo: https://github.com/sschwartzman/newrelic-unix-plugin/issues


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


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