1. Navigate to the collectors folder, /opt/netuitive-agent/conf/collectors.
  2. Open the NginxCollector.conf file.
  3. Change the enabled setting to True.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Navigate to your Nginx server configuration file.
  6. Add an additional section to your file:
server {
  server_name localhost;
  location /nginx_status {
    # turns on nginx stats #
    stub_status on;
    # turns off logging #
    access_log off;
    # sends rest of world to /dev/null #
    deny all;

8. Save the Nginx configuration file, and restart the Linux Agent.

This integration’s package (computed metrics, dashboards, and policies that will give you important events and alerts) will be automatically enabled and provisioned to your account as soon as Metricly receives data from the integration. The PACKAGES button on the integration setup page will become active once data is received, so you’ll be able to disable and re-enable the package at will.

Collector Options

Option Default Description
enabled FALSE Enable collecting Nginx metrics.
req_host localhost Hostname to collect from.
req_port 80 Port to collect from.
req_path /nginx_status Path to Nginx server.
byte_unit Default numeric output(s).
measure_collector_time Measure the collector’s run time in milliseconds.
metrics_blacklist Regex list to match metrics to block. Mutually exclusive with metrics_whitelist option.
metrics_whitelist Regex list to match metrics to transmit. Mutually exclusive with metrics_blacklist option.
req_host_header The name of the HTTP host header (required for SSL certificate validation).
req_ssl Enable SSL support.