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Install the Nginx Ingress App and View the Dashboards

This page provides instructions for installing the Sumo Logic App for Nginx Ingress ULM, as well as descriptions and examples for each of the dashboards.

This page has instructions for installing the Sumo App for Nginx Ingress ULM and descriptions of each of the app dashboards. 

Install the App

To install the app:

Locate and install the app you need from the App Catalog. If you want to see a preview of the dashboards included with the app before installing, click Preview Dashboards.

  1. From the App Catalog, search for and select the app. 
  2. Select the version of the service you're using and click Add to Library.
  1. To install the app, complete the following fields.
    1. App Name. You can retain the existing name, or enter a name of your choice for the app.

    2. Data Source. Select either of these options for the data source.

      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list.

      • Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter, and enter a custom source category beginning with an underscore. Example: (_sourceCategory=MyCategory).

    3. Advanced. Select the Location in Library (the default is the Personal folder in the library), or click New Folder to add a new folder.
  2. Click Add to Library.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder, or other folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with your organization. 

Panels will start to fill automatically. It's important to note that each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results won't immediately be available, but with a bit of time, you'll see full graphs and maps. 

Dashboard Filter with Template Variables     

Template variables provide dynamic dashboards that rescope data on the fly. As you apply variables to troubleshoot through your dashboard, you can view dynamic changes to the data for a fast resolution to the root cause. For more information, see the Filter with template variables help page.

Nginx Ingress ULM - Overview

The Nginx Ingress ULM - Overview dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of the NGINX server access locations, error logs along with connection metrics.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Gain insights into originated traffic location by region. This can help you allocate computer resources to different regions according to their needs.
  • Gain insights into your Nginx health using Critical Errors and Status of Nginx Server.
  • Get insights into Active and dropped connection.

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Nginx Ingress ULM - Error Logs Analysis

The Nginx Ingress ULM - Error Logs Analysis dashboard provides a high-level view of log level breakdowns, comparisons, and trends. The panels also show the geographic locations of clients and clients with critical messages, new connections and outliers, client requests, request trends, and request outliers.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Track requests from clients. A request is a message asking for a resource, such as a page or an image.
  • To track and view client geographic locations generating errors.
  • Track critical alerts and emergency error alerts.

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Nginx Ingress ULM - Logs Timeline Analysis

The Nginx Ingress ULM - Logs Timeline Analysis dashboard provides a high-level view of the activity and health of Nginx servers on your network. Dashboard panels display visual graphs and detailed information on traffic volume and distribution, responses over time, as well as time comparisons for visitor locations and server hits.

Use this dashboard to:

  • To understand the traffic distribution across servers, provide insights for resource planning by analyzing data volume and bytes served.
  • Gain insights into originated traffic location by region. This can help you allocate compute resources to different regions according to their needs.

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Nginx Ingress ULM - Outlier Analysis

The Nginx Ingress ULM  -  Outlier Analysis dashboard provides a high-level view of Nginx server outlier metrics for bytes served, number of visitors, and server errors. You can select the time interval over which outliers are aggregated, then hover the cursor over the graph to display detailed information for that point in time.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Detect outliers in your infrastructure with Sumo Logic’s machine learning algorithm. 
  • To identify outliers in incoming traffic and the number of errors encountered by your servers.

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Nginx Ingress ULM - Threat Intel

The Nginx Ingress ULM - Threat Intel dashboard provides an at-a-glance view of threats to Nginx servers on your network. Dashboard panels display the threat count over a selected time period, geographic locations where threats occurred, source breakdown, actors responsible for threats, severity, and a correlation of IP addresses, method, and status code of threats.

Use this dashboard to:

  • To gain insights and understand threats in incoming traffic and discover potential IOCs. Incoming traffic requests are analyzed using the Sumo - Crowdstrikes threat feed.

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Nginx Ingress ULM - Web Server Operations

The Nginx Ingress ULM - Web Server Operations dashboard provides a high-level view combined with detailed information on the top ten bots, geographic locations, and data for clients with high error rates, server errors over time, and non 200 response code status codes. Dashboard panels also show information on server error logs, error log levels, error responses by a server, and the top URIs responsible for 404 responses.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Gain insights into Client, Server Responses on Nginx Server. This helps you identify errors in Nginx Server.
  • To identify geo locations of all Client errors. This helps you identify client location causing errors and helps you to block client IPs.

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Nginx Ingress ULM - Visitor Access Types

The Nginx Ingress ULM - Visitor Access Types dashboard provides insights into visitor platform types, browsers, and operating systems, as well as the most popular mobile devices, PC and Mac versions used.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Understand which platform and browsers are used to gain access to your infrastructure.
    These insights can be useful for planning in which browsers, platforms, and operating systems (OS) should be supported by different software services.

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Nginx Ingress ULM - Visitor Locations

The Nginx Ingress ULM - Visitor Locations dashboard provides a high-level view of Nginx visitor geographic locations both worldwide and in the United States. Dashboard panels also show graphic trends for visits by country over time and visits by  US region over time.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Gain insights into geographic locations of your user base.  This is useful for resource planning in different regions across the globe.

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Nginx Ingress ULM - Visitor Traffic Insight

The Nginx Ingress ULM - Visitor Traffic Insight dashboard provides detailed information on the top documents accessed, top referrers, top search terms from popular search engines, and the media types served.

Use this dashboard to:

  • To understand the type of content that is frequently requested by users. 
  • It helps in allocating IT resources according to the content types.

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Nginx Ingress ULM - Connections and Requests Metrics

The Nginx Ingress ULM - Connections and Requests Metrics dashboard provides insight into active, dropped connections, reading, writing, and waiting requests.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Gain information about active and dropped connections. This helps you identify the connection rejected by Nginx Server.
  • Gain information about the total requests handled by Nginx Server per second. This helps you understand read, write requests on Nginx Server.

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Nginx Ingress ULM - Ingress Controller Metrics

The Nginx Ingress ULM - Ingress Controller Metrics dashboard gives you insight on the status, reloads, failure of kubernetes Nginx ingress controller.

Use this dashboard to:

  • Gain information about Nginx ingress Controller status and reloads. This helps you understand the availability of Nginx Ingress controllers.
  • Gain information about Nginx reload time and any reload errors.

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