NGINX Agent

The NGINX Agent monitors NGINX Webservers. Depending on the agent platform you use, its architecture and functionality may differ. Find the detailed information below.

See Configure NGINX Agent to learn how to configure the Agent.

Architecture

The NGINX consists only of a NGINX Agent Server Module that is loaded by the web server. It collects data of all worker processes. It gathers the information that is used for analysis on the AppMon Server. The AppMon Agent is responsible for handling communication with the Collector. Find more information about AppMon Agent platform here.

AppMon 2017 May
AppMon 2018 April To use AppMon Agent you need to install Classic Agents first, and then switch the platform.

AppMon 2018 April Update 8 Switch of the platform is not required. AppMon Agent platform is the default for the NGINX Agent. If you migrate your System Profile from a previous version, the NGINX Agent will be automatically switched to the AppMon Agent platform.

Sensors

Sensor Classic Agent AppMon Agent
Webserver sensor Yes Yes
NGINX modules No Yes
User Experience sensor Yes Yes

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