NewRelic Postgres Plugin
A NewRelic Platform Postgres Plugin
The New Relic Postgres Plugin enables integrated monitoring of your Postgres database in a custom NewRelic dashboard. Currently the following metrics are recorded:
- Index size, miss rate, and count
- Cache miss rate
- Idle and active connection counts
- BGWriter metrics
- Tuple metrics
- Transactions committed and rolled back
You need a host to install the plugin on that is able to poll the desired Postgres database. That host also needs Ruby (tested with 2.0.0), and support for rubygems. Heroku is a great choice for this. A fully deployable example app is provided.
This plugin has been tested with with a few different Postgres version and should work with any version compatible with the pg gem.
Installation and Running
Install this gem from RubyGems:
gem install newrelic_postgres_plugin
Create an installation directory (like /opt/newrelic/postgres ).
In the installation directory, execute
pg_monitor install -l LICENSE_KEY
using the license key from your New Relic account.
config/newrelic_plugin.ymlfile generated in step 4. Setup host/port/user/password/dbname for your postgres connection.
You should now see your results in the left-hand navigation of the NewRelic web UI under a tab labeled 'Postgres'.
Unlike the default NewRelic Postgres plugin, this plugin is designed to be fully compatible with monitoring Heroku Postgres. In fact, we've even created a simple app you can run on Heroku to monitor your existing apps.
Instructions for using Heroku as your proxy host can be found in the heroku_postgres_monitor repo.
Please use Github issue for support. We will do our best to address issues in a timely fashion.
Fork/Clone the repository
Install bundler and run:
rake -Tto see rake options, including tests.