One feature that was mentioned on slides months ago but wasn’t as prominent as it should be is the built-in monitoring feature of your server with a service called „New Relic“.
This is by far the most simple setup I’ve ever experienced during my 18-year lasting Domino career. It just takes a few simple steps to start:
- Create an account at www.newrelic.com - it’s free for the start!
- Log in to your NewRelic account (you will get confirmation emails etc.)
At the top-right of the New Relic window you just select „Account Settings“
- In the right pane you can see your license key. Copy this to the clipboard
- On each server that you want to report statistics to New Relic add the
following Domino notes.ini setting:
where <key> is the NewRelic license key just copied from their web page
Regardless you added this variable manually or via a configuration document you have to restart the server of course.
The server should start to send stats data automatically after a few minutes without restarting. Thanks Andy Brunner for the hint!
To open the DominoStats plugin, from New Relic click Plugins and then
New Relic offers a dashboard which covers all the stats of your Domino server. There is also a mobile app to monitor when you are on the go.