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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Sensor
Created by Guest
Created on Nov 4, 2022

Nginx Metric Collection

The customer wants to enable metric collection for their Nginx-based application. These applications are containerized and running on OpenShift. We totally understand that we should change nginx.conf file in order to enable metrics collection ( However, there are lots of pods are already deployed to OpenShift and working fine. Is there an alternative way like OpenShift-wise / agent-wise parameter to enable metric collection? .The customer Nginx servers are already deployed and running. They don't change or redeploy them often (like once in six months) and they have lots of them. So, manually changing that conf file on pods is neither an easy nor a good idea. That's why we are investigating whether there is a method to apply that setting without build&deploy.
Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Rodoljub Radivojevic
    Mar 20, 2023

    Unfortunately, Nginx requires redeployment after changing configuration and there is no workaround for this

    We are using gitOps for Instana Agent configuration but we don't use it to configure 3rd party software and we don't have plans in foreseeable future to do that.

    I suggest you use Ansible, Puppet, etc. or some other configuration management tool.

  • Guest
    Dec 4, 2022


    The customer is interested in metrics collection. They expect to have a solution that they can apply in runtime (like the steps while configuring NGINX Ingress for Instana Agent) instead of development/design time.

    Thank you.

  • Admin
    Rodoljub Radivojevic
    Nov 29, 2022

    It's not clear from the description are you interested in metrics collection or tracing.

    Could you please clarify this?