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What Is NGINX Controller?

NGINX Controller is NGINX’s control‑plane solution that manages the NGINX data plane. Built on a modular architecture, NGINX Controller enables you to manage the entire lifecycle of NGINX Plus, whether it’s deployed as a load balancer, API gateway, or a proxy in a service mesh environment. The Load Balancing Module configures, validates, and troubleshoots your load balancers. The API Management Module allows you to define, publish, secure, monitor, analyze APIs. An upcoming Service Mesh Module will simplify how you move from common Ingress patterns for containers to more complex service mesh architectures designed to optimize management of dozens, hundreds, or thousands of microservices.

NGINX Controller UI

Why NGINX Controller?

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Simplified Management

Effortlessly manage load balancers, API gateways, and service mesh deployments at scale across a multi‑cloud environment from a single pane of glass

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Strategic Command

Ensure application performance, reliability, and availability by gaining deep visibility into OS, API, and NGINX Plus metrics, and adopting best‑practice performance and security recommendations

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Agility

Deploy new features and applications faster using a policy‑driven approach. Create policies for specific environments such as production or staging, and for a range of application types ranging from legacy applications to modern, microservices‑based distributed applications.

Features

Load Balancing Module

Manage all your NGINX Plus load balancers on a single pane of glass:

  • Simplified wizard‑style, guided workflow for configuring domain names, upstream servers, and routes
  • Real‑time monitoring and alerting for 200 key metrics
  • Actionable, best‑practice recommendations to help prevent performance issues
  • Customizable dashboards
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API Management Module

Manage the entire lifecycle of your APIs using a simple, intuitive GUI:

  • API definition and publication
  • Traffic management (API gateway)
  • Authentication and authorization
  • Rate limiting
  • Real‑time monitoring and alerting
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