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How to install NewRelic agent on Linux machines

How to install NewRelic agent on Linux machines

NewRelic agent

To send your machine performance data New Relic, an agent needs to be installed on that machine. The agent installation procedure varies by platform. Below is the step by step guide to install on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) machine.

An agent can be installed in any of the below user modes:


  • Install to run as root (default).
  • Install to run as a privileged user.
  • Install to run as an unprivileged user.

1. Login as root to the host:

ssh <host> -l <userid>

2. Set http and https proxy:

export http_proxy=
export https_proxy=

3. Add your license key and create a configuration file

echo "license_key: <your license key>" | sudo tee -a /etc/newrelic-infra.yml

4. Get the distribution version number

cat /etc/os-release | grep VERSION_ID

5. Import the New Relic GPG key

rpm --import newrelic-infra.gpg
curl -o /etc/zypp/repos.d/newrelic-infra.repo

6. Update zypper repo

sudo zypper -n ref -r newrelic-infra

7. Install the library

sudo zypper -n install newrelic-infra

8. To check if new-relic agent is running:

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sudo /etc/init.d/newrelic-infra <start|stop|restart|status>

9. Restart the agent for the first time:

sudo /etc/init.d/newrelic-infra restart

10. Now go to NewRelic and check if the host is showing up in the dashboard

Note: We can change the display name of the host in this file /etc/newrelic-infra.yml

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