We've completed the first phase of adding observability to the NGINX Modern Apps Reference Architecture (MARA). Here's how and why we chose OpenTelemetry as our base solution, and how we integrated it and other solutions to implement seven aspects of observability.
The built-in live activity monitoring dashboard tracks NGINX Plus metrics in real time, and can get additional insight from visualizations of performance over time. In this demo and blog we show how to generate time-series graphs of NGINX Plus metrics using Prometheus and Grafana.
With the F5 Beacon integrations for NGINX Plus and NGINX Open Source, you understand the entire application experience from end to end. Our SaaS offering ingests and displays telemetry data, and can perform synthetic health checks for added context and visibility.
Trace the traffic in your Kubernetes cluster end-to-end with native support for OpenTracing when using the NGINX and NGINX Plus Ingress Controllers for Kubernetes for load balancing. Our step-by-step instructions show you how to get started, using Docker containers and Jaeger.
With the NGINX OpenTracing dynamic module, you get distributed tracing data for every application proxied by NGINX or NGINX Plus without having to instrument the applications individually. We provide instructions for configuring NGINX Plus and two sample tracers, Jaeger and Zipkin.
In this installment of our "Ask NGINX" series, we describe how NGINX and NGINX Plus support Nagios, single sign-on, and MQTT; discuss storing cookies in the NGINX Plus key-value store; and explain how to upgrade NGINX Plus licenses from a free trial to a paid subscription.
NGINX Controller launches today. With an intuitive interface, Controller helps you configure, deploy, and monitor instances, set up alerts, create dashboards, and troubleshoot. With NGINX Controller, you can reduce costs and improve performance, reliability, and availability for NGINX Plus.
Monitor NGINX with the stub_status module, log files, NGINX Amplify, the NGINX Plus API module and dashboard, third-party plug-ins, and more.
Owen Garrett, Head of Products, introduces NGINX Unit, NGINX Controller, and the NGINX Application Platform