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Sensu NGINX Check

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The Sensu NGINX Check is a Sensu Check that provides access to basic NGINX status information.

Output Metrics

Name Type Description
nginx_active gauge The current number of active client connections including Waiting connections.
nginx_accepts counter The total number of accepted client connections.
nginx_handled counter The total number of handled connections. Generally, the parameter value is the same as accepts unless some resource limits have been reached.
nginx_requests counter The total number of client requests.
nginx_reading gauge The current number of connections where nginx is reading the request header.
nginx_writing gauge The current number of connections where nginx is writing the response back to the client.
nginx_waiting gauge The current number of idle client connections waiting for a request.

Usage Examples

Default usage, uses http://localhost:81/nginx_status:


Specify URL:

nginx-check --url 'http://localhost:8011/nginx_status' 

Specify host, port and status path individually:

nginx-check --hostname localhost --port 8011 --status-path nginx_status

Specify the HTTP timeout in seconds to prevent the plugin from blocking:

nginx-check --timeout 15


nginx-check --help

Help Output

Performs on-demand metrics monitoring of NGINX instances

  nginx-check [flags]
  nginx-check [command]

Available Commands:
  help        Help about any command
  version     Print the version number of this plugin

  -h, --help                 help for nginx-check
      --hostname string      The NGINX hostname (default "localhost")
  -p, --port uint32          The NGINX port number (default 81)
      --status-path string   The NGINX status path (default "nginx_status")
  -t, --timeout uint32       The request timeout in seconds (0 for no timeout) (default 10)
  -u, --url string           The NGINX status path URL

Use "nginx-check [command] --help" for more information about a command.

Environment Variables

Argument Environment Variable


Asset Registration

Sensu Assets are the best way to make use of this plugin. If you're not using an asset, please consider doing so!
If you're using sensuctl 5.13 with Sensu Backend 5.13 or later, you can use the following command to add the asset:

sensuctl asset add sensu/nginx-check

If you're using an earlier version of sensuctl, you can find the asset on
the [Bonsai Asset Index][].

Check Definition

type: CheckConfig
api_version: core/v2
  name: nginx-check
  namespace: default
  command: nginx-check --url 'http://localhost:81/nginx_status' --timeout 10
    - system
    - sensu/nginx-check
  output_metric_format: prometheus_text

Installation from Source

The preferred way of installing and deploying this plugin is to use it as an Asset. If you would like to compile and
install the plugin from source or contribute to it, download the latest version or create an executable script from this

From the local path of the nginx-check repository:

go build


For more information about contributing to this plugin, see Contributing.

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