Through BlazeMeter’s integration with New Relic, developers can easily monitor their application performance levels while load testing it. Developers can evaluate the end-user experience and the application system KPIs using a single dashboard.
How to set up BlazeMeter New Relic Integration
If you do not have a New Relic account, sign up for an account at NewRelic.com. You need a 'Pro' New Relic subscription or above for the BlazeMeter integration to work properly.
- Log in to New Relic and copy your New Relic 'API key' from your New Relic account. Your New Relic 'API key' can be found in your New Relic account under: Account Settings -> Integrations -> API Keys.
- Copy your New Relic API Key. If you can't see a key, click 'Show key'.
- Log in to BlazeMeter and browse to New Relic section under the ‘add test’ page, under the section ‘New Relic APM’.
- Paste your New Relic data sharing API Key into the relevant field and give it a name for future reference. Then click Next.
New Relic KPI Selection
The key performance indicators appear automatically according to your New Relic profile settings. Choose the Entity Type you wish to test, the New Relic Entity, and select the KPI items.
Enter a new Profile name. A profile is a preset that is kept for your following tests, so you don't have to choose all the different metrics every time you run a test. The profile name is marked in the example below. The profile's details are specified below.
That’s it! Click 'Save Profile' and then 'Apply'. Now your application monitoring data appears in the BlazeMeter Timeline Report as soon as you run your load test.
View New Relic KPI in Timeline Report
You will be able to view your application monitoring data alongside your user-experience and performance data, and of course this data is accessible for you even after the test has ended.
With BlazeMeter, you can always access past tests data, compare between past results, or even compare past results to real time results.
With the New Relic Integration, you can now diagnose performance related problems, apply a fix, and start the cycle all over again.
Want to learn more about APM integrations and BlazeMeter? View our on-demand recording, Load Test Like a Pro.