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TCP/UDP Load Balancing with NGINX: Overview, Tips, and Tricks

This post is adapted from a presentation delivered at nginx.conf 2016 by Konstantin Pavlov of NGINX, Inc. You can view a recording of the complete presentation on YouTube.   Introduction 1:00 TCP Load Balancing 1:53 UDP Load Balancing 3:31 TCP/UDP Load Balancer Tuning 6:18 TCP/UDP Active Health Checks 8:53 Access Control and Limiting 9:43 Passing the Client's IP…

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NGINX Plus for the IoT: Encrypting and Authenticating MQTT Traffic

In the first part of this two‑part series of blog posts about NGINX Plus and the Internet of Things (IoT), we showed how NGINX Plus – as a fully featured application delivery controller (ADC) with support for TCP and UDP applications – increases the availability and reliability of IoT applications. In this second post, we discuss two…

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NGINX Plus for the IoT: Load Balancing MQTT

When it comes to the busiest websites on the Internet, NGINX and NGINX Plus dominate the market. In fact, NGINX powers over 50% of the top 1000, top 10,000, and top 100,000 sites. Its ability to handle over 1 million concurrent connections on a single server has driven its adoption by “hyperscale” sites and apps such as Airbnb, Netflix, and…

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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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Announcing NGINX Plus R11

We are excited to announce the availability of NGINX Plus Release 11 (R11). With this release we are providing a number of new features in NGINX Plus to make the product easier to extend and customize, and to support an even broader range of deployments. NGINX Plus R11 introduces binary compatibility for dynamic modules. This means that dynamic modules that have…

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IP Transparency and Direct Server Return with NGINX and NGINX Plus as Transparent Proxy

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] This blog post describes how to configure the open source NGINX software or NGINX Plus as a transparent proxy for traffic to upstream servers. It explains how you can use a transparent proxy to spoof the source IP address of packets to implement IP Transparency, and how you can implement a load‑balancing mode called Direct Server…

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Announcing NGINX Plus R10

We are excited to announce NGINX Plus Release 10 (R10), our most significant release yet. NGINX Plus extends the open source NGINX software with advanced functionality and award‑winning support, providing customers with a complete application delivery solution. With this release we are providing a number of new features to dramatically improve the security and performance of applications delivered by…

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Load Balancing DNS Traffic with NGINX and NGINX Plus

NGINX Plus R9 introduces the ability to reverse proxy and load balance UDP traffic, a significant enhancement to NGINX Plus' Layer 4 load‑balancing capabilities. This blog post looks at the challenges of running a DNS server in a modern application infrastructure to illustrate how the open source NGINX software and NGINX Plus can effectively and efficiently load balance both…

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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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TCP Load Balancing in NGINX Plus R7

[ngx_snippet name='table-style-blog'] Last year we introduced TCP load balancing in NGINX Plus for applications that don’t use HTTP as their transmission protocol. Applications like Microsoft Exchange 2013 and MySQL, and any SSL traffic that is not decrypted by NGINX Plus, all run over plain TCP. NGINX Plus Release 7 (R7) greatly improves TCP load balancing with additional features to help…

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