NGINX monitoring to enhance web application performance

Monitor the availability, responsiveness, user experience, and processing capabilities of your NGINX web server to spot bottlenecks that are impacting the performance of your applications.

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Designed to handle tens of thousands of concurrent requests, NGINX is one of the fastest and highly scalable web servers around. Not only is NGINX a very efficient web server, but it is often widely used as a reverse proxy, HTTP cache, and load balancer. While Apache continues to be the most popular web server in use, NGINX has become the most popular web server among the web traffic web sites. Since they are often the front ends to business-critical web sites, availability and performance of NGINX servers is of vital importance.

Nginix Server Monitoring

Monitoring digital experience
web applications on NGINX

Digital Experience for Web Applications
  • Use a combination of synthetic monitoring and real user monitoring (RUM) to track user experience
  • Identify remote locations that may be experiencing performance slowdown
  • Report on Javascript errors and slow page groups to alert application operations teams of potential areas of concern
  • Monitor availability and responsiveness of individual web servers from multiple locations and differentiate front-end slowness from backend slowness

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NGINX Server Health

Get complete visibility into your NGINX servers and all the underlying infrastructure to help you quickly get to the root cause of performance problems.

  • Out-of-the-box monitoring, reporting, alerting, dashboards, and reports from a single pane of glass
  • Monitor every layer and every tier of each of the web application tiers
  • Auto-baseline traffic to each web site. Understand time of day and day of week behavior
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Track NGINX server health

  • Get key performance indicators about each NGINX server, including busy workers, number of requests, and active/dropped connections
  • Track system performance metrics (CPU, memory, and more) to identify the root cause
  • Get alerted to performance deviations, configuration changes, and excessive resource usage
  • Track health and availability of network traffic, TCP requests, and connectivity, along with metrics like retransmissions, round-trip time, and throughput
  • Monitor web server logs to track overall traffic volume, pages that are slow and those that returned in error
NGINX Server Health

Get end-to-end web application insights

  • Obtain application topology maps that depict the NGINX web servers and their dependencies with the rest of the application delivery chain
  • Monitor every layer and every tier of each of the web application tiers
  • Detect performance anomalies and identify the root-cause of slowdowns: whether it is the CPU saturation slowing down your database or a storage failure that is affecting performance
  • Get out-of-the-box monitoring, reporting, alerting, dashboards, and reports from a single pane of glass
End-to-End Web Application.
  • Analyze transaction processing at the application server tier and report on the slowest database queries so administrators and developers can fine-tune the application

What Ngnix monitoring with eG Enterprise reveals

External monitoring
  • Is the web site available for user accesses from different locations?
  • What is the response time for user accesses to the site from different geographic locations?
  • Is a slowdown due to increased network latency or due to increased server-side processing?
Internal transaction monitoring
  • How are the critical transactions of a web site functioning?
  • What is the request rate for each transaction?
  • What is the average response time for each transaction?
  • Are there many aborts for the transaction?
Web site monitoring
  • What is the status of the different web sites hosted on a single web server?
  • Are there many errors occurring in the system?
  • Are the servers supporting the web infrastructure adequately sized?
  • Are there usage trends that need to be accounted for future capacity planning?
Bottleneck detection
  • Is an increase in server-side processing time due to the web server or due to the middleware application server or due to the database?
Capacity planning
  • Is the load being effectively balanced across all the web servers?
  • Are the critical web server processes up and running?
Log file monitoring
  • Get details of URLs seeing 4xx errors, logon failures, forbidden errors, etc.
  • Be alerted to times when internal server errors, web server busy errors and service unavailable errors happen
  • Auto-baseline traffic to each web site. Understand time of day and day of week behavior

What is NGINX?

NGINX (pronounced "engine-x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server (aka web server) and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Owing to its high performance architecture, NGINX is used by many of the heaviest trafficked web sites.

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  • Works on cloud environments, hybrid cloud setups and on-premises deployments
  • Deploy eG Enterprise using our SaaS platform or on-premises
  • Suitable for monitoring cloud applications, digital workspaces and IT infrastructures
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