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Last pushed: a year ago
Short Description
dockerized newrelic-plugin-agent with auto discovery
Full Description


This repository contains Dockerfile of newrelic-plugin-agent for Docker's automated build published to the public Docker Hub Registry.

It will monitor instances of services supported by newrelic-plugin-agent
that were configured by the user or will try to automatically monitor supported instances running inside docker containers on the same machine.

Base Docker Image


  1. Install Docker.

  2. Download automated build from public Docker Hub Registry: docker pull gici/newrelic-plugin-agent-docker

    (alternatively, you can build an image from Dockerfile: docker build -t="gici/newrelic-plugin-agent-docker"


docker run -d --net=host -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock:ro -e NEWRELIC_KEY="YOUR_KEY" gici/newrelic-plugin-agent-docker

service discovery

automatic service discovery is done in the following order:

  1. search for images tagged with "com.newrelic.plugin" and check if there's a default backend by that name

  2. search for containers that are named like one of the default backends

Attach custom backend configuration

  1. Create a mountable data directory <data-dir> on the host.

  2. Create a backend configuration file at <backends-dir>/<backend_name>.yml.
    for example, create an elasticsearch configuration file at <backends-dir>/elasticsearch.yml:

name: my-elasticsearch-cluster
host: localhost
port: 9200
scheme: http
  1. Start a container by mounting data directory and specifying the custom configuration file:
docker run -d --net=host -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock:ro -v <backends-dir>/backends:/etc/newrelic/backends -e NEWRELIC_KEY="YOUR_KEY" gici/newrelic-plugin-agent-docker
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