Installing New Relic Servers on a Cumulus Linux Switch


New Relic Servers™ is a server monitoring tool. This article describes how you can use this tool to monitor x86-based switches running Cumulus Linux.


Preparing for the Installation

Warning: This only works on x86-based switches!

You need the following

For more information on creating accounts, read the New Relic documentation.


To install New Relic Servers:

  1. Since Cumulus Linux is Debian based, install the Debian server agent. As with installing any package, you must use root permissions to install the agent:
    cumulus@switch$ sudo -i
  2. Add the New Relic repo to your apt sources list:
    root@switch:~# echo deb newrelic non-free >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/newrelic.list
  3. Add the repository's signing key:
    root@switch:~# wget -O- | apt-key add -
  4. Update the switch's repository to add the new packages:
    root@switch:~# apt-get update
  5. Install the New Relic Servers system monitoring client:
    root@switch:~# apt-get install newrelic-sysmond
  6. Find the New Relic license key and install it:
    root@switch:~# nrsysmond-config --set license_key=[YOURLICENSEKEY]

In New Relic Servers, a default dashboard is set up for each Cumulus Linux switch. You can set up custom dashboards or alerts.

Example Dashboard

List of switches


Default dashboard

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