New Relic

An integration guide for New Relic.


New Relic is an innovative observability platform that offers comprehensive insights into your application's performance and system health. By integrating New Relic with's platform, you can utilize the monitoring data collected by New Relic within Rely's platform.

Data Collected

  • Metric (Names, Labels and Time-series)
  • Traces and Spans (Names, and the accompanying fields and values)
  • Applications

Features Unlocked

To know which features this plugin unlocks, checkout this table of features.

Installation Guide

To get started with the New Relic integration, follow the steps below:

1. Generate API key

Before you can connect Rely to New Relic, you need to generate the an API Key. The following guide was based on the official documentation provided by New Relic. Start by accessing the API keys UI page.
New Relic API Keys page
  1. 1.
    Click the "Create a key" button which will prompt a creation form
  2. 2.
    Select the Account Id you which to integrate with, this should reference the account from that hosts the telemetry data you wish to use in the Rely platform
  3. 3.
    Select Key Type: User. This key type will allow Rely to use NerdGraph and perform NRQL queries. To learn more about key types read the official docs.
  4. 4.
    Provide your key with a meaningful name like: Access Key.
  5. 5.
    Submit the form
Afterwards a new entry will be added to the list of API keys. For the third step of this guide you'll need:
  1. 1.
    The Account Id of the key you have just generated.
  2. 2.
    The API Key Value, which you can access by clicking the options button of the new row and clicking "Copy Key"

2. Check if your account is based in EU region

To integrate with Rely you'll need to know if your New Relic account is based in the EU region's data center or not. Both are viable, it's just a matter of knowing.
Use either of these options to learn that:
  • In APM, mouse over the application name to view the URL. If it begins with, it is an EU-based account.
  • Check your license key. If it begins with EU, it is an EU-based account.
Or reference the official documentation.

3. Connect to the Rely Platform

Now, you can proceed to connect your New Relic account with Rely.
Open the Rely platform and start by navigating to the data-sources page. Click the "Add Data Source" button and select "New Relic".
This will prompt a modal to appear asking you for the information necessary to successfully integrate New Relic with your account.
Fill in the required input fields:
  • Collector Name: Enter a name for the collector.
  • Account ID: Paste the Account Id referenced in the first step.
  • API Key: Paste the API key generated in the first step.
  • EU Data Center: If you have a New Relic EU region account, check the EU Data Center box.
Click "Create" to finish the integration process. You should now be able to see your New Relic data collector instance under the Active section of the Data Sources page. Wait a few minutes for the integration process to complete.
When the integration process is finished a green "Active" label will be displayed on the top left corner of your data source instance. When you see this label, it means your telemetry are available and ready to be used.
Congratulations! You have successfully set up the New Relic integration for's platform.