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nginx applications monitoring

What is NGINX?

NGINX is an Open Source web server developed by Nginx, Inc, and distributed under a BSD-like license. It was written with the goal of replacing Apache HTTP Server with better performance. This Web server can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer, proxy server or HTTP cache application. Nginx Plus is a commercial offering based on Nginx software.

The Open Source version is widely used in enterprise environments and Open Source projects, often seen as the logical replacement of, or as a complementary reverse proxy for, an Apache HTTP web server. It is the most deployed in Dockerized application component and forms a central piece of any LNMP stack (and other XNMP stacks).

How to monitor NGINX?

ServicePilot makes it easy to monitor NGINX with no configuration required on the target server. Simply add a resource from the ServicePilot appmon-nginx package to your monitoring environment.

The statistics gathered in this way are:

  • accepts
  • active
  • handled
  • reading
  • requests
  • waiting
  • writing

Note that only basic statistics are collected from the free nginx version, not advanced statistics.

How to install a nginx resource?

  1. Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
  2. Add a new nginx resource via the web interface (/prmviews or /prmresources) or via API (/prmpackages page), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.

Details of the nginx package are located in the /prmpackages page of the software.


ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.

By correlating the technology NGINX with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.

This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.

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