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What is NGINX Controller?

NGINX Controller is a centralized management platform for all your NGINX Plus instances. With Controller, you can manage multiple NGINX Plus servers easily across a multi-cloud environment. Using an intuitive wizard style interface, you can create new instances of NGINX Plus and centrally configure features such as load balancing, URL routing, and SSL termination. Controller has rich monitoring and alerting capabilities that helps ensure application availability, performance, and reliability. Controller provides deep visibility into 200 key metrics and preemptive recommendations based on best practices, enabling ITOps and DevOps teams to avoid performance issues in the first place and troubleshoot any issues that may arise faster.

Why NGINX Controller?

Simplified Management

Effortlessly deploy, validate and troubleshoot multiple NGINX Plus instances across a multi-cloud environment

Strategic Command

Prevent outages by gaining deep visibility and following best practice performance and security recommendations

Deployment Agility

Enable developers to deploy new features and applications faster


Real-time monitoring and alerting

Get critical insights into application performance:

  • Graphs of key metrics such as requests per second, active connections, bandwidth usage
  • Alert on more than 100 metrics such as CPU usage, 400/500 errors, and health check failures based on pre-defined thresholds
  • Easy integration with any monitoring tool of your choice using REST API


Monitor and troubleshoot NGINX plus instances quickly with:

  • An overview dashboard that aggregates metrics across load balancers
  • An Application Health Score that measures successful requests and timely responses
  • Customizable dashboards to monitor metrics specific to your environment

Preemptive recommendations

Use the built-in configuration analyzer to get:

  • Enhanced performance and security based on learnings from thousands of customers
  • Better SLAs by following built-in best practices.

Preemptive and actionable recommendations for:

  • Configuration
  • Security
  • SSL status
  • Simplified config management

    Navigate a simple and intuitive wizard-like user interface for:

    • Guided workflow for NGINX Plus configuration
    • Push-button deployment of load balancers
    • Traffic routing to upstream servers
    • SSL key and certificate management

    Policy-driven management

    Accelerate application deployment by developing multiple environment-specific policies. Create configuration environments for:

    • Staging
    • Production
    • Specific lines of business



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