Integrating New Relic as an External Data Source

Document created by Chris Sommerstad Employee on Jul 21, 2017Last modified by Trishala Kalal on Aug 14, 2017
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The New Relic application performance management (APM) system can be configured as an external data source for performance intelligence within CloudTest.

External data charts from the external data service are presented in real-time, like any other charts, and can be viewed from a point in time, such as the time frame of a result, or a specific relative or absolute time range.

Additionally, External Data appears as a new entry in the Check Server tree alongside other CloudTest services. Check Server(s) is viewed from within the Central > Servers and Server Instances lists using the lower panel Check Server(s) tab. When check server is run, the External Data Source is checked along with all the others.

 

Integrating New Relic

In order to access NewRelic data from SOASTA CloudTest, the CloudTest server must be able to access the NewRelic site, and a valid Account ID and API key must be provided.

Refer to Monitoring a Server behind a Firewall for instructions if the server is not directly accessible.

 

  1. Navigate to Central > External Data Sources.

    1. Click New.

The External Data Sources dialog box appears.

  1. Enter an External Data Source name for the NewRelic server.
Optionally, specify a folder location and description.

    1. Select New Relic in the Type drop-down.

Note:        Only Direct Connection is relevant as the Connection Method for NewRelic since it is an SaaS site and has only one possible URL.

  1. Enter the NewRelic Account ID.
  2. Enter the NewRelic API key.
  3. Use Test Connection to verify that the connection is successful and then click OK.
The configured NewRelic server is added to the External Data Sources list in Central

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