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Nginx Plus

Nginx Plus is a web server that can be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer, mail proxy, and HTTP cache.

The Nginx Plus app is an unified logs and metrics app that helps you monitor the availability, performance, health and resource utilization of your Nginx Plus web servers. Preconfigured dashboards and searches provide insight into server status, location zones, server zones, upstreams, resolvers, visitor locations, visitor access types, traffic patterns, errors, web server operations and access from known malicious sources.

Log and Metrics Types

The Sumo Logic App for Nginx Plus assumes the NCSA extended/combined log file format for Access logs and the default Nginx error log file format for error logs.

All Dashboards (except the Error logs Analysis dashboard) assume the Access log format. The Error logs Analysis Dashboard assumes both Access and Error log formats, so as to correlate information between the two.

For more details on Nginx/NginxPlus logs, see (https://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_log_module.html).

The Sumo Logic App for Nginx Plus assumes Prometheus format Metrics for Requests and Connections. For Nginx Plus Server metrics, API Module from Nginx Configuration is used.

For more details on Nginx Plus Metrics, see (https://nginx.org/en/docs/http/ngx_http_api_module.html).