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How-To: Set-up New Relic for Dapr logging

Set-up New Relic for Dapr logging


  • Perpetually free New Relic account, 100 GB/month of free data ingest, 1 free full access user, unlimited free basic users


New Relic offers a Fluent Bit output plugin to easily forward your logs to New Relic Logs. This plugin is also provided in a standalone Docker image that can be installed in a Kubernetes cluster in the form of a DaemonSet, which we refer as the Kubernetes plugin.

This document explains how to install it in your cluster, either using a Helm chart (recommended), or manually by applying Kubernetes manifests.


  1. Install Helm following the official instructions.

  2. Add the New Relic official Helm chart repository following these instructions

  3. Run the following command to install the New Relic Logging Kubernetes plugin via Helm, replacing the placeholder value YOUR_LICENSE_KEY with your New Relic license key:

  • Helm 3

    helm install newrelic-logging newrelic/newrelic-logging --set licenseKey=YOUR_LICENSE_KEY
  • Helm 2

    helm install newrelic/newrelic-logging --name newrelic-logging --set licenseKey=YOUR_LICENSE_KEY

For EU users, add `–set endpoint= to any of the helm install commands above.

By default, tailing is set to /var/log/containers/*.log. To change this setting, provide your preferred path by adding –set fluentBit.path=DESIRED_PATH to any of the helm install commands above.

Install the Kubernetes manifest

  1. Download the following 3 manifest files into your current working directory:

    curl > fluent-conf.yml
    curl > new-relic-fluent-plugin.yml
    curl > rbac.yml
  2. In the downloaded new-relic-fluent-plugin.yml file, replace the placeholder value LICENSE_KEY with your New Relic license key.

    For EU users, replace the ENDPOINT environment variable to

  3. Once the License key has been added, run the following command in your terminal or command-line interface:

    kubectl apply -f .
  4. [OPTIONAL] You can configure how the plugin parses the data by editing the parsers.conf section in the fluent-conf.yml file. For more information, see Fluent Bit’s documentation on Parsers configuration.

    By default, tailing is set to /var/log/containers/*.log. To change this setting, replace the default path with your preferred path in the new-relic-fluent-plugin.yml file.

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Last modified August 2, 2023: move observability (3448531c)