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Batching API Requests with NGINX Plus and the NGINX JavaScript Module

The version of the NGINX JavaScript module (formerly called nginScript) released with NGINX Plus R15 can now issue subrequests, meaning that requests can be initiated in JavaScript code, allowing a whole new set of use cases to be addressed. One of these use cases is batching API requests so that a single API request from…

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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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Dynamic Bandwidth Limits Using the NGINX Plus Key-Value Store

The key‑value store feature was introduced in NGINX Plus Release 13 for HTTP and extended to TCP and UDP in Release 14. With key‑value stores, you can customize how NGINX Plus handles traffic, based on all sorts of criteria, without needing to reload the configuration or restart NGINX Plus. Editor – In NGINX Plus R16 and later, key‑value stores…

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DevOps Automation with NGINX and NGINX Plus

This post is adapted from a webinar by Floyd Smith and Kunal Pariani. Also see the related blog post, 3 Ways to Automate with NGINX and NGINX Plus. Table of Contents Introduction 3:44 How Long Does it Take You to Deploy New Code? 5:17 Deploying New App Versions 5:46 Modifying Open Source NGINX Configuration 6:40 NGINX Plus HTTP‑Based…

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3 Ways to Automate with NGINX and NGINX Plus

How long would it take your organization to deploy a change that involves just one single line of code? In many organizations today, manual processes are slowing down the process of deploying and managing applications. Manual processes create extra work for developers and operations teams, cause unnecessary delays, and…

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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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