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Nginx Troubleshooting

By : Alexey Kapranov
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Nginx Troubleshooting

By: Alexey Kapranov

Overview of this book

Nginx is clearly winning the race to be the dominant software to power modern websites. It is fast and open source, maintained with passion by a brilliant team. This book will help you maintain your Nginx instances in a healthy and predictable state. It will lead you through all the types of problems you might encounter as a web administrator, with a special focus on performance and migration from older software. You will learn how to write good configuration files and will get good insights into Nginx logs. It will provide you solutions to problems such as missing or broken functionality and also show you how to tackle performance issues with the Nginx server. A special chapter is devoted to the art of prevention, that is, monitoring and alerting services you may use to detect problems before they manifest themselves on a big scale. The books ends with a reference to error and warning messages Nginx could emit to help you during incident investigations.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Nginx Troubleshooting
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Rare Nginx Error Messages

Monitoring Nginx with Munin

Munin is a free software networking and infrastructure monitoring system. We chose it because the configuration is simple and allows us to demonstrate the principles. You will certainly prefer to use the same monitoring solution that you use for your other needs. If you do not currently use anything that is not very probable, Munin is as good an option as any other to start with.

Munin was developed with easy extensibility via plugins in mind. It uses the famous RRDTool time series database that was first developed as part of MRTG but then found its way to many other free and open source software as the time series database and time-based graphs engine.

Installing Munin is not as easy as we wish it were but the process is thoroughly described in the online Munin guide There is also a book about Munin published by Packt Publishing, Instant Munin Plugin Starter. It may be a little old but still...