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Bind Custom New Relic Instance to a Ruby App on PWS

Purpose:

Provide a way to bind a custom, not marketplace, New Relic instance to an application on Pivotal Web Services. It should be noted that it's recommended to use marketplace services from PWS marketplace, however there are circumstances when there are legacy stand-alone New Relic instances that need to be bound to applications.

Environment:

PWS cf-release v.205

Ruby buildpack 1.3.0

Solution:

In this example we will show how to connect to custom New Relic instance (not from PWS marketplace) to a sample rails app.

  1. Obtain New Relic instance credentials from the vendor.

  2. Fork the following application from github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry-samples/rails_sample_app

  3. Modify the following file https://github.com/cloudfoundry-samples/rails_sample_app/blob/newrelic/config/newrelic.yml#L19 and supply appropriate New Relic instance credentials.

Additional notes:

It’s recommended to use New Relic and other service offerings from PWS marketplace hence they provide auto-binding without the need to manually supply credentials.

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