Nginx upstream statistics module
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README.md

ustats nginx module provides basic statistics for nginx upstream servers:

  • Number of requests
  • Http 499/500/503 errors count
  • Tcp errors
  • Http read/write timeouts
  • Fail timeout
  • Max fails count
  • Last failed access time
  • Total fails count
  • Blacklisted backend highlighting
  • Down backends highlighting

The module's web interface provides a good visual representation of what's going on with your backends. Values in some columns of the table can be sorted within each upstream row.

Gathered data can also be retrieved in JSON format. To do so, append "?json" to the end of location on which the module was set to work on (see configuration instructions below).

Screenshot

Installation

(tested with nginx 1.2.2)

  1. Copy ustats folder into your nginx/src/http/modules folder
  2. Copy nginx.patch file into nginx root folder
  3. cd into nginx root folder and apply the patch: patch -p1 -i nginx.patch
  4. Run ./configure with all parameters you normally use, appending --add-module=src/http/modules/ustats
  5. make && make install

Configuration

Example

location /ustats {
    ustats memsize=3m;
    ustats_refresh_interval 6000;
    ustats_html_table_width 95;
    ustats_html_table_height 95;
}

The module supports a number of configuration directives:

  • syntax: ustats memsize=<size>;

    context: location

    Enables module handler for this location and sets the size of the shared memory that will be used to store statistics data across all worker processes. Example: ustats memsize=2m;

  • syntax: ustats_html_table_width <number>;

    context: location

    default: 70

    Specifies web interface table width. Values less or equal to 100 are interpreted as percents, otherwise as pixels.

  • syntax: ustats_html_table_height <number>;

    context: location

    default: 70

    See ustats_html_table_width.

  • syntax: ustats_refresh_interval <number>;

    context: location

    default: 5000

    Specifies page refresh interval in milliseconds.