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Using DNS for Service Discovery with NGINX and NGINX Plus

[Editor – This post has been updated to refer to the NGINX Plus API, which replaces and deprecates the separate dynamic configuration module mentioned in the original version of the post.] One of the great advantages of a microservices architecture is how quickly and easily you can scale service instances. With multiple service instances you need…

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Service Discovery for NGINX Plus Using DNS SRV Records from Consul

[Editor – The solution described in this blog relies on the NGINX Plus Status and Upstream Conf modules (enabled by the status and upstream_conf directives). Those modules are replaced and deprecated by the NGINX Plus API in NGINX Plus Release 13 (R13) and later, and will not be available after NGINX Plus R15. For the solution to continue working,…

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Overcoming Ephemeral Port Exhaustion in NGINX and NGINX Plus

NGINX and NGINX Plus are extremely powerful HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancers. They are very efficient at proxying large bursts of requests and maintaining a large number of concurrent connections. But these characteristics make NGINX and NGINX Plus particularly subject to ephemeral port exhaustion – a condition where new connections cannot be created because the OS has…

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NGINX and NGINX Plus Everywhere

The open source NGINX software and NGINX Plus, the commercially supported product built on NGINX, have become the application delivery platform for the most demanding web sites and applications in the world. Combined they now power over 50% of the world’s 10,000 busiest websites. NGINX and NGINX Plus provide flexibility, power, and simplicity on a scale that…

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Service Discovery for NGINX Plus with ZooKeeper

[Editor – The solution described in this blog relies on the NGINX Plus Status and Upstream Conf modules (enabled by the status and upstream_conf directives). Those modules are replaced and deprecated by the NGINX Plus API in NGINX Plus Release 13 (R13) and later, and will not be available after NGINX Plus R15. For the solution to continue working,…

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Get Started with Infrastructure as Code with this Free O’Reilly Ebook

Application development has undergone drastic changes in the past few years, driven by the demand for ever-increasing performance, scale, and resiliency. Single-server and multi-server deployment models that require manual configuration and endless hours of routine drudgery are frowned upon. Today, applications are increasingly deployed on clusters of dozens, hundreds, and even thousands of containers and…

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Service Discovery for NGINX Plus with etcd

[Editor – The solution described in this blog relies on the NGINX Plus Status and Upstream Conf modules (enabled by the status and upstream_conf directives). Those modules are replaced and deprecated by the NGINX Plus API in NGINX Plus Release 13 (R13) and later, and will not be available after NGINX Plus R15. For the solution to continue working,…

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Flawless Application Delivery – NGINX’s Vision to Enable the Digital Future

The following is adapted from a talk given by NGINX CEO Gus Robertson at nginx.conf 2015, held in San Francisco in September. Watch a video of the talk here. Table of Contents 0:00 Introduction 1:04 NGINX – Powering the World’s Busiest Websites 1:46 The Most Innovative Companies in the World Use NGINX 2:10 Where We’re Heading…

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