[Ended on 10/16/17] Public Beta of New Relic APM Agent for .NET Core 2.0 on Linux and Windows

Update: 10/24/17- Due to the large interest for the .NET Core 2.0 Agent beta, we have reached maximum capacity and are now processing the feedback in preparation for the GA.

We are very excited to announce that we are opening the Beta of our latest APM Agent for .NET Core 2.0 Preview on Windows. A few customers have already started using the new features in supported environments during the Alpha period and we’re now ready to open access to a larger audience. If you’re interested in participating in the Beta, please contact us using this form.

Windows Requirements:

  • .NET Core 2.0 (Preview 1, 2, GA)
  • CoreCLR for Windows Server 2012 R2 and 2016

Linux Requirements

  • .NET Core 2.0 (Preview 1, 2, GA)
  • CoreCLR for Linux
  • Libc++
  • Debian Package Manager (dpkg)
  • 64-bit Debian based Linux (Debian x64: 9, 8, Ubuntu x64: 17.04, 16.04, 14.04, Linux Mint x64: 17, 8)


  • Cloud managed Server VM Images
  • Cloud unmanaged VM Servers
  • Azure App Services
  • Self-hosted Windows and Linux systems
  • AWS EC2 VMs

Supported features:

  • Auto-instrumentation of web and external calls
  • Kestrel web transactions
  • External calls made via HttpClient
  • Cross-Application Tracing (CAT), Service Map
  • Apdex score
  • Errors and Error Analytics
  • Custom Instrumentation
  • Agent API
  • Database instrumentation:
  • MS SQL via System.Data.SqlClient (4.3.1),
  • PostgreSQL via Npgsql (3.2.4),
  • MySQL via MySql.Data (7.0.7-m61 pre-rel)


  1. Pre-releases are available to a limited set of customers that have agreed to the New Relic Preview Program terms.
  2. This Beta is for customers that are currently testing internal, non-production apps on .NET Core 2.0 and willing to provide feedback.
  3. Please sign up for the .NET Core Beta if you’d like to get early access to the New Relic APM Agent for .NET Core 2.0.

New Relic has seen the fast adoption of .NET Core for both modernizing existing enterprise applications and developing new digital native applications. We’ve chosen to support .NET Core starting with the 2.0 release because of the breadth of its API support. Organizations porting their existing .NET Framework applications to Core 2.0 will be able to quickly take advantage of its compatibility, speed, and cross-platform improvements.

As part of our continued commitment to Microsoft’s ecosystem and .NET, we have made numerous enhancements, bug fixes, and performance improvements to our agent for .NET Framework. Please see this post for more information.

Your input will help shape the evolution of New Relic’s .NET agent! Thanks again for all your interest and support.

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