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Neon: Alerting Nerdpack

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#1

Neon Nerdpack

This Nerdpack: Neon, lets you create a “status board” based on New Relic alerting statuses, or the values from New Relic events. It is an at-a-glance look in a single dashboard to help you track the health of your entire business.

In order to view status of New Relic alerts, you’ll need to set up a webhook notification channel for the alert policies.

See Managing Notification Channels on New Relic Documentation.

Clone This Nerdpack

Clone this repository and run the following scripts:

git clone https://github.com/newrelic/nr1-neon-nerdpack.git
cd nr1-neon-nerdpack
nr1 nerdpack:uuid -gf
npm install
npm start

Visit https://one.newrelic.com, navigate to the Nerdpack, and :sparkles:


The full Neon Nerdpack GitHub repository and README can be found here.

Happy Nerd-ing! :nerd_face:


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#2

This may be a very naive question, but I am new to this…I am trying above steps but I am getting below error. Can someone help:-

nr1: command not found


#3

Hey @kushagra2agarwal - you’ll need to first install the NR1 CLI - you can see the instructions on setting up your environment & your first NerdPack here:


#4

Thank you @RyanVeitch for your response. I already have my application deployed and running in NR how can I use Nerdpack with it.


#5

@kushagra2agarwal - Having an APM App deployed is somewhat different.

NerdPacks require you to have the NR1 CLI installed - which will enable you to use command line tools like:
nr1 nerdpack:serve
nr1 nerdpack:publish
etc…

You’ll be able to download the CLI from the Build your own application launcher in https://one.newrelic.com


#6

After running it locally from Github we get an error:
404 - Nerdlet “b7016cbc-7c21-4389-bc9f-6e31a6ef674e.neon-nerdlet” not found

Console has no errors:
$ nr1 nerdpack:serve
Nerdpack:

package.json:
:heavy_check_mark: name nr1-neon
:heavy_check_mark: id 29427edd-bcb5-46bf-bdde-7afd2e1029a1

Artifacts:

Launchers:
:heavy_check_mark: neon-launcher launchers/neon-launcher/nr1.json

Nerdlets:
:heavy_check_mark: neon-nerdlet nerdlets/neon-nerdlet/nr1.json

:hammer_and_wrench: Built artifact files for:
⁎ 29427edd-bcb5-46bf-bdde-7afd2e1029a1–neon-nerdlet built :heavy_check_mark:
⁎ 29427edd-bcb5-46bf-bdde-7afd2e1029a1–styles built :heavy_check_mark:

:heavy_check_mark: Nerdpack built successfully!
★ Starting as orchestrator…

:heavy_check_mark: Server ready! Test it at: https://one.newrelic.com/?nerdpacks=local
:leftwards_arrow_with_hook: Server will reload automatically if you modify any file!


#7

@protosecurity - that looks like a UUID mismatch.
Could you grab the UUID value from the package.json file & copy that.

Then jump into:
Project Root folder > Launchers > Neon Launcher > Nr1.json

Paste the UUID you got into the parameter ‘rootNerdletId’

That should then be ‘{newUUID}.neon-nerdlet’


#8

Hoping for some help. Excuse my noobness as I am new to this.

Got the neon nerdlet working and able to run it locally. In the setup it mentions that I need to setup a webhook notification channel. I’m new to webhooks but from what I understand a payload is sent to the webhook and does something with it. Is this webhook endpoint something I need to setup externally? And if so, how does the nerdlet get this information? A bit stuck at this point.


#9

Ohhh that isn’t very clear in the Set Up instructions - the Neon Nerdpack looks at alert data after it has been sent to Insights - so you’ll need to pass your alerts information to Insights first, since that is not done by default.

You can see how to do that here: https://blog.newrelic.com/product-news/sending-alerts-data-to-insights/

So essentially no - you don’t need to set up the webhook endpoint yourself. Just send a webhook channel to NR Insights.


#10

Thanks for that. Makes more sense now. Might be worth while including that in the readme as I’m sure it will help others.


#11

Absolutely! We’ll take care of that :smiley:


#12

Hi,

I have installed Neon Nerdpack but it’s showing green when there is an open alert condition. Is this normal.

I included transaction board and alert policy is related to transaction - FYI.


#13

Hey @mohamedibrahim.abdul -

That’s a good question, possibly a bug or possibly expected, but I think this will be a better question for a the developers of the Nerdpack - can you post this question over in the Github Issues page?


#14

Hi Ryan,

Sure, will do that!! Thank you!


#15

You’re welcome - thanks for posting there