What Is NGINX Controller?

NGINX Controller is a centralized management platform for all your NGINX Plus instances. With NGINX Controller, you can manage multiple NGINX Plus servers easily across a multi‑cloud environment. Using an intuitive wizard‑style interface, you can configure features such as load balancing, URL routing, and SSL/TLS termination for all your NGINX Plus instances. NGINX Controller has rich monitoring and alerting capabilities that help ensure application availability, performance, and reliability. It 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 more quickly troubleshoot any issues that do arise.

NGINX Controller UI

Why NGINX Controller?

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Simplified Management

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

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Strategic Command

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

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Deployment Agility

Enable developers to deploy new features and applications faster


NGINX Controller Real-time Monitoring Alerting

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, 4xx/5xx errors, and health‑check failures based on predefined thresholds
  • Easy integration with any monitoring tool of your choice using REST API
NGINX Controller Dashboards


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
NGINX Controller Preemptive Recommendation

Preemptive Recommendations

Use the built‑in configuration analyzer to get:

  • Enhanced performance and security based on analysis of thousands of customer configurations
  • Better SLA compliance by following built‑in best practices.
  • Preemptive and actionable recommendations for:
    • Configuration
    • Security
    • SSL/TLS status
NGINX Controller Simplified Configuration

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/TLS key and certificate management
NGINX Controller Simplified Configuration

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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