Feature Idea: .NET Garbage Collection Monitoring

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Agent 5.1.72.0
.NET 4.0.30319.34014

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.NET Agent does not report on Garbage Collection statistics out of the box. I’ve noted support for this in Ruby and JVM Agents, and am hoping there is a plan to include related support for the .NET Agent. There is a plugin that supports these metrics (Perfmon) but it was written 2+ years ago and only support 32-bit. Is there a solution I’m missing or plans to support this in the future?


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Hey @ryan_hall

I’ve reached out to our .NET Agent devs for our upcoming developers meeting with support to see if this is something already being considered.

Regardless, I’ve opened a new feature request on your behalf for the inclusion of GC metrics with the agent and appreciate voicing your interest!

@netheroth - I am also looking at monitoring .net garbage collection, do you have this feature available on NewRelic now?

I also second the question about when it will be possible to monitor .Net processes in detail like it can be done in Java and other.

Thanks for letting me know, @Vasili.Puchko! I will pass your input along—be sure to participate in the poll above as well!

Also, this plugin might be a way to monitor GC performance counters for now. This plugin is NOT SUPPORTED by New Relic, but I am sharing it because I know others have had success with using it. We would all love to hear back from you should this workaround/option meet your needs! Check back here for future updates.