Nginx Setup, Configuration and Administration Training Course

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Duration Duration

21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)

Requirements Requirements

Desirable: Some experience with Linux including setting up, configuring and managing Apache.

Overview Overview

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to installing and configuring Nginx based web servers and as an overview to monitoring Nginx server performance.

Course Outline Course Outline

Module 1: Installing Nginx

  • Installing Nginx using a package manager
  • Configuring for web 
  • Configure the options to specify paths
  • Table: HTTP configure options
  • Enabling various modules
  • Table: HTTP module configure options
  • Disabling unused modules
  • Table: Disable configure options
  • Installing third-party modules

Module 2: A Configuration Guide

  • The basic configuration format
  • Nginx global configuration parameters
  • Table: Global configuration directives
  • Using include files
  • The HTTP server section Client directives, File I/O directives, Hash directives, Socket directives
  • The virtual server section
  • Configuring Locations – where, when, and how

Module 3: Nginx as a Reverse Proxy

  • The proxy module
  • Proxy module directives
  • The upstream module: Keepalive connections and Load-balancing algorithms
  • Types of upstream servers: Single upstream server, Multiple upstream servers, Non-HTTP upstream servers
  • How to handle upstream problems

Module 4: Reverse Proxy Advanced Topics

  • Introduction to Security
  • Encrypting traffic with SSL
  • Authenticating clients using SSL
  • Blocking traffic based on originating IP address
  • Isolating application components for scalability
  • Reverse proxy performance tuning: Buffering, Caching, Compressing

Module 5. The Nginx HTTP Server

  • HTTP server directives
  • HTTP logging directives
  • HTTP file-path directives
  • Name resolution directives
  • HTTP client interaction directives
  • HTTP limits directives
  • HTTP access module directives
  • HTTP streaming directives

Module 6. Nginx Load Balancing

  • About Load Balancing
  • Setting up the environment
  • Using the Upstream Module
  • Using the right directives (Weight, Hash, Max Fails, etc.)
  • Testing your configuration

Module 7: Troubleshooting Techniques

  • Analyzing log files
  • Configuring advanced logging
  • Common configuration errors
  • Performance problems
  • Using the Stub Status module

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Participants from multiple organisations. Topics usually cannot be customised
From 6100PLN
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Participants are from one organisation only. No external participants are allowed. Usually customised to a specific group, course topics are agreed between the client and the trainer.
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The instructor and the participants are in two different physical locations and communicate via the Internet
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Number of Delegates Public Classroom Private Remote
1 6100PLN 22000PLN
2 5550PLN 13500PLN
3 5367PLN 10667PLN
4 5275PLN 9250PLN
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