New Relic Dashboards

WP Engine and New Relic have partnered to offer Application Performance Monitoring. If your plan includes New Relic Application Performance Monitoring, these steps can help you utilize the free New Relic One dashboard to visualize data and to better understand your business. 

If your plan does not include New Relic APM, reach out to your WP Engine Account Manager for more information.


Visualizing Data

There are a multitude of ways that New Relic users can create dashboards to visualize their data, focusing on anything from eCommerce to server health.

A dashboard is comprised of various widgets using either NRQL (New Relic Query Language) or basic. 

WP Engine has created a handful of NRQL queries to make building a dashboard in New Relic One easy and intuitive. These widgets are customized to WordPress users and give teams a simplified way to visualize data. The following example depicts these queries and data as widgets from three sample WP Engine properties.

If you wish to expand, change or display other information, you can find examples of NRQL queries to create your own custom widgets here. 


Create a Dashboard

  1. Log into One.NewRelic.com
    • If Application Performance Monitoring is not included in your plan already, please contact your WP Engine Account Manager to learn more. 
  2. From the New Relic One homepage, select Dashboards
  3. Click Create a dashboard
  1. Ensure the correct Account is selected
  2. Name the Dashboard something easily identifiable
  1. Click the plus sign + to add a widget
  2. If you are adding a widget with NRQL, select Add a chart
  3. Paste or write your NRQL query

Once a widget has been added, the dashboard will update with data automatically. If you wish to further customize the dashboard with images or graphics, when adding a widget, select Add text, images or links instead. Enjoy your fresh visualization of your data within Application Performance Monitoring!

To learn more about NRQL queries and how to manipulate the data to what’s most important to you and your company, see the New Relic One documentation here.


Sample NRQL for Widgets

Here are the NRQL queries used to create the widgets in the WP Engine dashboard shown in the example at the start of this article. You will need to modify these examples to fill in the name of the environment, denoted as APPNAME, where specified. Multiple environments may need to be filled in.

Synthetic Check Uptime

This requires synthetic monitors to be configured first. WP Engine’s APM add-on includes synthetic monitors lite, meaning a PING monitor will be the only available option. Be sure to update the following with the corresponding monitor names.

SELECT percentage(count(*), WHERE result='SUCCESS') FROM SyntheticCheck where monitorName='MONITORNAME1' or monitorName='MONITORNAME2' or monitorName='MONITORNAME3' since 24 hours ago facet monitorName

Site Apdex Scores

Duration t should be set to the Apdex T-Value. Default value is .5

SELECT apdex(duration, t: .5) as 'Apdex Score' FROM Transaction where appName='APPNAME' or appName='APPNAME2' or appName='APPNAME3' since 30 minutes ago compare WITH 1 day ago facet appName

Site Average Response Time

SELECT average(duration) * 1000 FROM Transaction where appName='APPNAME' or appName='APPNAME2' or appName='APPNAME3' since 30 minutes ago compare with 1 day ago facet appName

Total Transaction Throughput

SELECT count(*) FROM Transaction where appName='APPNAME' since 30 minutes ago TIMESERIES

Site PHP Errors

SELECT Count(*) as 'PHP Errors' from TransactionError where appName='APPNAME' and error.class NOT LIKE 'E_WARNING' since 30 minutes ago COMPARE WITH 1 day ago

External Calls Per Minute

SELECT rate(count(apm.service.transaction.external.duration), 1 minute) as 'External calls per minute' FROM Metric WHERE appName='APPNAME' LIMIT 5 SINCE 1800 seconds AGO TIMESERIES

External Calls Per Minute by External Host

SELECT count(apm.service.external.host.duration) FROM Metric WHERE appName='APPNAME' FACET `external.host` LIMIT 5 SINCE 30 minutes ago TIMESERIES

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