Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Configure NGINX Plus API integration

To integrate NGINX Plus API with SolarWinds Observability:

  1. In SolarWinds Observability, click Add Data at the top.

  2. In the Add Data dialog, click Integration, and then click NGINX Plus API.

  3. In the Add NGINX Plus API dialog, select a host with the SolarWinds Observability Agent you want to use for NGINX Plus API and click Next.

    To only display Agents running in a Kubernetes cluster, click the List only Agents... toggle.

    If you want to install a dedicated Agent on a dedicated host, add the host and then add the NGINX Plus API integration. See Add a self-managed host.

    If you prefer using Docker, see Run the SolarWinds Observability Agent as a Docker image or Kubernetes deployment.

  4. Review the configuration and click Deploy to deploy the changes to the agent.

    • Provide a Display Name.

    • Review the Collection Interval.

  5. Review the configuration file, make any adjustments, and click Apply & Reload to complete the integration setup.

    You might need to change the URL in the configuration file. Search for urls = and make sure that the URL is correct.

  6. When the installation is complete, you can continue to observe NGINX Plus API data. Use the buttons on the Summary screen.

To view data collected for the newly configured entity, click View NGINX Plus API or search for NGINX Plus API entities in the Entity Explorer. It may take a few seconds for data to appear for the newly created entity. See Entity Explorer for details.

To view metrics collected for NGINX Plus API, click Analyze > Metrics and search for NGINX Plus API. See Metrics Explorer for details.