New Relic Windows Azure Nuget Package
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New Relic Windows Azure Nuget Package

Includes the latest New Relic x64 installer, so that you can easily include New Relic in your Windows Azure deployment.

Make sure you go to New Relic first to sign up and get your key from New Relic. Performance monitoring will never be the same after you do!

The package is available through your NuGet package manager and on the web

Set up:

  1. install-package NewRelicWindowsAzure
  2. The Package installer will prompt you for your NewRelic.AppName and your New Relic license key

Note: If you want to instrument more than one project in your solution, simply change the "Default project" in the package manager console and install the package

Visit New Relic after your package deploy is complete to see your performance metrics.

For more information on what this package is doing go to: https://support.newrelic.com/help/kb/dotnet/installing-the-net-agent-on-azure


What this package does

  1. Adds the newrelic.cmd and .msi to the root of the project for the Service Definition task to pick up and use during the deployment of your application
  2. It prompts you for both the New Relic license key (for the .cmd file) and for what you would like the value of the NewRelic.AppName to be in your .config file
  3. It adds a reference to your project to the NewRelic.Api.Agent.dll so that you can manually instrument methods in your WebRoles as well as your WorkerRoles
  4. It updates your Azure ServiceDefinition.csdef file - creating a task for the given role to execute the newrelic.cmd with the appropriate execution context
  5. It updates / adds the config key NewRelic.AppName to the web/app.config file