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New Relic® for Atlassian Confluence®

Supports Confluence 5.5.6 - 5.8.x

Documentation

The New Relic for Atlassian Confluence plugin allows you to track metrics in two categories: Confluence usage statistics, and Java metrics. The metrics are sampled every 60 seconds.

MetricsType
Confluence usage metrics
  • The number of site spaces
  • The number of personal spaces
  • The total number of spaces
  • The number of current content items (pages, blog posts, etc)
  • The number of previous (earlier versions than current) content items
  • The total number of content items
  • The number of local users
  • The number of local groups

Java internal metrics

(impacting performance)

  • The number of available processors
  • The amount of memory used by Java
  • The amount of free memory available
  • The total amount of server memory

Plugin requirements

This plugin is compatible with Atlassian Confluence version 5.5.6 and later.
You will need System Administrator privileges on your Confluence instance in order to install the add-on for that platform, and configure it with your New Relic account details.
In order that metrics about your Confluence instance can be published to you New Relic account, your Confluence instance will need access to the Internet via SSL (HTTPS), and specifically the platform-api.newrelic.com domain.

Installation

  1. Download the Confluence add-on from the AppFusions download page: https://www.appfusions.com/display/NEWRELICCONF/Downloads+and+Notes. The Confluence add-on is supplied as a file with a .obr extension.

  2. Log into Confluence using an account that has System Administrator privileges.

  3. From the Confluence menu bar click Administration (the cog icon) -> Add-ons.

  4. Click Manage add-ons.

  5. Click Upload add-on.

  6. Click Choose File and use the resulting file browser to select the .obr file that you downloaded earlier.

  7. Click Upload. The add-on will be installed in Confluence. When it has finished being installed, a dialog will appear indicating that the installation was successful.

  8. In the installation completion dialog box, click Configure. This will take you to the New Relic for Atlassian Confluence license and configuration page. You can also get to that page by clicking the ‘New Relic for Confluence’ link under ‘APPFUSIONS ADD-ONS’ in the Confluence Administration area. Follow the instructions below for licensing and configuring the New Relic for Atlassian Confluence plugin.

Obtaining and installing a license

In order to activate the New Relic for Atlassian Confluence add-on, you must obtain a free license. Visit the plugin license and configuration page by clicking the ‘New Relic for Confluence’ link under ‘APPFUSIONS ADD-ONS’ in the Confluence Administration area.

Click Request a License, and follow the instructions for obtaining a license for the plugin.

When you have obtained your license, simply copy-and-paste the license key into the License panel, where you see ‘Paste your license key here’. Then click Install.

Configuration of the Confluence add-on

By installing a valid license, you will have gained access to the Configure tab for New Relic for Atlassian Confluence. On that tab, click the Add a New Relic Account button. A dialog box will appear, with spaces for an account name and a license key.

The account name

You can enter any name that is meaningful to you into the Account name field - it’s only used to remind you which account you’ve set up.

The license key

You must copy-and-paste your New Relic license key, which you will find on the Account settings page on the New Relic website.
When you have filled in those fields, click Add account. The dialog box will close, and a new row will appear in the New Relic Accounts table.
You can add as many New Relic accounts as you like; metrics will be posted to each of those accounts at the same time.

Checking the metrics

To check the reported metrics, you will find them listed on the Plugins summary page.

  1. Login to the New Relic account associated with this plugin.
  2. Pull down the menu at the upper left hand corner and select Plugins.
  3. Click on the Confluence tab.
  4. Click on the Confluence instance.
  5. View metrics.

Support

AppFusions provides support for this plugin. To view frequently-asked questions, or to find out how to contact an AppFusions support person, visit the support page: https://www.appfusions.com/display/NEWRELICCONF/Support.