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This image instantiates the Newrelic server monitoring service, working with Docker >=1.10
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This project allows you to instantiate a container, running the Newrelic server monitoring service:

With this service you will be able to track various metrics about your server, such as CPU and memory consumption.
The monitoring will also track metrics about the docker daemon, and each running container.

There is a known issue with the latest versions of docker, for which NewRelic has produced a workaround. The issue is explained in this post:

Although there are tons of containers on docker hub with nrsysmond, I did not find any solution which would work with docker >= 1.10, and this is the reason why I created this image.


This work was originally created and maintained by doublebyte:




For using this image you will need version >= 1.10 of the docker engine. If you have an earlier version, the location of the docker metrics will be different and the docker monitoring will not work.
If this is your case, you will be better off using NewRelic's official version:

 docker pull newrelic/nrsysmond

If you have a version of docker that is >= 1.10, you may follow the installation steps.


The first thing you need to do, is to get an account at NewRelic (if you do not have one already), and retrieve your license key.
You can do so, by following this url:


You can build this image, by typing from the root of this project:

 docker build -t newrelic_sysmond .


The next and final step is to run a container with this image.

The container will need privileged access to the docker daemon, and it will need to bind to some host directories, in order to track what is happening (I guess this is expected from a monitor).
Therefore you can run the container, with:

 docker run -d \
 --privileged=true --name nrsysmond \
 --pid=host \
 --net=host \
 -v /sys:/sys \
 -v /dev:/dev \
 -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock \
 -v /var/log:/var/log:rw \

The string _REPLACE_BY_NEWRELICKEY should be replaced by your newrelic key.

After this you can start enjoying your server and docker metrics, in the NewRelic control panel. Just wait a few minutes and go to the server's tab. A server with your hostname, will become visible.

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