New Relic Lambda Extension

New Relic Lambda Extension


An AWS Lambda Extension to collect, enhance and transport telemetry to New Relic for your AWS Lambda functions without requiring an external transport such as CloudWatch Logs or Kinesis.

This lightweight AWS Lambda Extension runs alongside your AWS Lambda functions and automatically handles the collection and transport of telemetry from supported New Relic serverless agents.


To install the extension, simply include the layer with your instrumented Lambda function. The current layer ARN can be found here.

Note: This extension is included with all New Relic AWS Lambda layers going forward.

You’ll also need to make the New Relic license key available to the extension. Use the New Relic Lambda CLI to install the managed secret, and then add the permission for the secret to your Lambda execution role.

After deploying your AWS Lambda function with one of the layer ARNs from the link above you should begin seeing telemetry data in New Relic.


This software is supported by the developers here in this community thread, or alternatively you can ask questions and in the Github Issues page. If you can fix the issue yourself, please do submit a pull request.

The full New Relic Lambda Extension Readme and Repo can be found here