PHP5 newrelic agent not collecting data

So today I had a newrelic customer who was having issues after installing the newrelic php plugin. He couldn’t understand why it wasn’t collecting data. For it to collecting data you need to make sure newrelic-daemon process is running by using ps auxfwww | grep newrelic-daemon.

We check the process of the daemon is running

[[email protected] ~]# ps -ef | grep newrelic-daemon
root     26007 18914  0 09:59 pts/0    00:00:00 grep newrelic-daemon

We check the status of the daemon process

[[email protected] ~]# service newrelic-daemon status
newrelic-daemon is stopped...

Copy basic NewRelic configuration template to correct location

[[email protected] ~]# cp /etc/newrelic/newrelic.cfg.template /etc/newrelic/newrelic.cfg

Start the daemon

[[email protected] ~]# service newrelic-daemon start
Starting newrelic-daemon:                                  [  OK  ]