reference deployment

New Relic Infrastructure on AWS

Performance and context monitoring for Amazon EKS

This Quick Start deploys the latest New Relic Infrastructure Kubernetes integration in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. You can then monitor Kubernetes nodes, namespaces, deployments, replica sets, pods, and containers. Because you can see the context of every change in your cloud environment, you can maintain optimal performance as you scale, and you have an easy way to manage the complexities of your AWS environment.

This integration also includes New Relic’s Kubernetes cluster explorer, which provides a multi-dimensional representation of a Kubernetes cluster. The Kubernetes cluster explorer allows teams to drill down into Kubernetes data and metadata in a high-fidelity, curated user interface that simplifies complex environments.

This Quick Start is for those who want to use AWS and its products and services, such as virtual private clouds (VPCs), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) and AWS CloudFormation, to launch Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) and monitor the infrastructure by using New Relic Infrastructure.

This reference deployment uses the Amazon EKS Architecture Quick Start as a foundation to provide a fully managed, highly available, and certified Kubernetes-conformant control plane for New Relic Infrastructure.

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This Quick Start was developed by New Relic, Inc. in collaboration with AWS. New Relic is an AWS Partner.

AWS Service Catalog administrators can add this architecture to their own catalog.  

  •  What you'll build
  • Use this Quick Start to automatically set up New Relic Infrastructure on AWS. The deployment includes the following:

    • A highly available architecture that spans multiple Availability Zones.*
    • A VPC configured with public and private subnets according to AWS best practices, to provide you with your own virtual network on AWS.*
    • In the public subnets, managed NAT gateways to allow outbound internet access for resources in the private subnets.*
    • In the public subnets, a Linux bastion host in an Auto Scaling group to allow inbound Secure Shell (SSH) access to EC2 instances in public and private subnets.*
    • An Amazon EKS cluster.
    • In the private subnets, Kubernetes nodes.
    • In the cluster, kube-state-metrics. Kube-state-metrics is an open source project designed to generate metrics derived from the state of Kubernetes objects. The New Relic integration polls the Kubernetes API for kube-state-metrics and uses those metrics for trending, tracking, and correlation.
    • New Relic Infrastructure agent, for collecting telemetry from the Amazon EKS cluster.

    *  The template that deploys the Quick Start into an existing VPC skips the components marked by asterisks and prompts you for your existing VPC configuration.

  •  How to deploy
  • To deploy New Relic Infrastructure on AWS in 20-30 minutes, follow the instructions in the deployment guide. The deployment process includes these steps:

    1. If you don't already have an AWS account, sign up at, and sign in to your account.
    2. Obtain a New Relic Infrastructure license or sign up for the free trial.
    3. Launch the Quick Start. You can choose from the following two options:
    4. Test the deployment. You can also add more instance types and sizes.

    Amazon may share user-deployment information with the AWS Partner that collaborated with AWS on the Quick Start.  

  •  Cost and licenses
  • You are responsible for the cost of the AWS services used while running this Quick Start reference deployment. There is no additional cost for using the Quick Start.

    The AWS CloudFormation template for this Quick Start includes configuration parameters that you can customize. Some of these settings, such as instance type, will affect the cost of deployment. For cost estimates, see the pricing pages for each AWS service you will be using. Prices are subject to change.

    Tip   After you deploy the Quick Start, we recommend that you enable the AWS Cost and Usage Report to track costs associated with the Quick Start. This report delivers billing metrics to an S3 bucket in your account. It provides cost estimates based on usage throughout each month, and finalizes the data at the end of the month. For more information about the report, see the AWS documentation.

    New Relic offers multiple options for host-based and compute-unit pricing plans. To start a free trial, navigate to New Relic's signup page. For details on pricing and how to obtain a license, see the New Relic Infrastructure pricing page.