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Golden signals

New Relic Golden Signal

To create a Service, you must add the URL from at least one Golden Signal monitor to your Service definition. Gremlin recommends a combination of 3 to 5 monitors for a well-rounded view of your Service’s health. Once you have selected a Service type, defined its fingerprint, and selected a process, you'll be able to start adding Golden Signal monitors to your Service.

Adding a New Relic Golden Signal Monitor

The New Relic API URL must point to a previous or current incident, alert violation, or application ID relevant to the Service you are creating. See Application and reporting health status in the New Relic documentation for more information.

Example incident, alert, or applicationInput valueEvaluation
List of all open incidents looks at the response body and verifies the length, meaning that no incidents are created
Any available alert violations that are triggered looks at the response body and verifies the length, meaning that no alert violations are present.
Summary data for a specific application$APP_ID.jsonGremlin looks at the response body and verifies the value for "health status" field. This has to be green in order for the evaluation to be succesful. Other values like yellow, red, or gray indicate an unhealthy application.

To add a New Relic Golden Signal:

  • Select New Relic from the Integrations drop-down and click Add.

  • If the New Relic integration has been authenticated in Team Settings, you will only see the New Relic API URL box — in this case, continue to the next step. If the API key and application key have not been defined for the team, you'll also see the Authentication and Headers section — in this case, you'll need to set up the New Relic team integration first. Add New Relic Golden Signal monitor to Service

  • In the New Relic web app, get the incident, alert violation, or application ID that you want to use.

  • Back in the Gremlin web app, update the New Relic API URL with the ID from New Relic.

  • Click Test Golden Signal.

    JSON response OK

  • Click Save.

Editing a Golden Signal Monitor

To edit a Golden Signal Monitor, go to the specific Service, click Settings, and then click the Golden Signals tab.

Edit Datadog Golden Signal example