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Transitioning to the New NGINX Plus API for Configuration and Monitoring

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] One of the differentiating features of NGINX Plus is its use of shared memory to store additional metrics, runtime state, and configuration. This shared memory enables NGINX Plus to collect detailed extended status data, implement efficient health checks, and provide a dynamic configuration API. In NGINX Plus R12 and earlier, we provided two APIs to access…

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Announcing NGINX Plus R12

[Editor – This post has been updated to refer the NGINX Plus API, which replaces and deprecates the separate dynamic configuration and status modules discussed in the original version of the post.] Today we are pleased to announce that NGINX Plus R12 is available as a free upgrade for all NGINX Plus subscribers. NGINX Plus is a high‑performance software…

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Get Smart: Operational Intelligence for NGINX and NGINX Plus With Splunk Enterprise

Splunk® Enterprise is data collection and analysis software that makes it simple to act on the untapped value of the big data generated by your technology infrastructure, security systems, and business applications – giving you the insights to drive operational performance and business results. NGINX, Inc. and Splunk have teamed up to offer the Splunk Add‑On for NGINX…

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Monitoring NGINX and NGINX Plus: Highlights from Our Blog

The bigger and busier your site, the more important it is to monitor it. A good monitoring solution gives you visibility into your site helping you maintain uptime, performance, and security. Monitoring is one of the most popular topics on the NGINX blog, with a completely new, NGINX‑focused monitoring tool – NGINX Amplify – added in the last…

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Scaling MySQL with TCP Load Balancing and Galera Cluster

We introduced TCP load balancing in NGINX Plus R5, and have continually added features in subsequent releases, as well as support for UDP load balancing. In this article we explore the key requirements for TCP load balancing and how NGINX Plus addresses them. To explore the features of NGINX Plus we will use a simple test environment that represents…

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Using NGINX Plus for Backend Upgrades with Zero Downtime, Part 3: Application Version

[Editor – This article has been updated to use the NGINX Plus API for live activity monitoring and dynamic configuration of upstream groups, replacing the separate Status and Upstream Conf APIs that were originally used.] This is the last of three articles in our series about using NGINX Plus to upgrade backend servers with zero downtime. In…

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Using NGINX Plus for Backend Upgrades with Zero Downtime, Part 2: Individual Servers

[Editor – Except as noted, this article has been updated to use the NGINX Plus API for live activity monitoring and dynamic configuration of upstream groups, replacing the separate Status and Upstream Conf APIs that were originally used.] This is the second of three articles in our series about using NGINX Plus to upgrade backend servers with…

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Using NGINX Plus for Backend Upgrades with Zero Downtime, Part 1: Overview

Upgrading backend servers in a production environment can be a challenge for your operations or DevOps team, whether they are dealing with an individual server or upgrading an application by moving to a new set of servers. Putting upstream servers behind NGINX Plus can make the upgrade process much more manageable while also eliminating or greatly…

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Maximizing Python Performance with NGINX, Part 2: Load Balancing and Monitoring

[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.[ Introduction: Using Multiple Servers Part 1 of this two‑part blog series tells you how to maximize Python application server performance with a single‑server implementation and how…

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The New NGINX Plus Dashboard in Release 7

The NGINX Plus live activity monitoring dashboard is completely redesigned in NGINX Plus Release 7 (R7). The new dashboard makes it even easier to identify and understand problems with your infrastructure and make rapid changes to your configuration. A new Dashboard overview tab provides an at‑a‑glance summary of the health of the system and the traffic going through it.…

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