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Nginx Management Suite introduction and Questions and Answers 

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Nginx Management Suite

NGINX Management Suite provides holistic visibility and control of NGINX instances, application delivery services, API management workflows, and security solutions. With it, you can streamline and simplify your business in four key areas:

  • Scale – Intelligently scale NGINX instances and services with global policy controls using CI/CD automation to drive workflows, service configuration and provisioning, and multi‑cloud management
  • Insight – Improve business decisions, troubleshooting, and SLAs with uniform visibility across your NGINX instances, apps, APIs, and security posture
  • Governance – Provide each team supporting your apps and APIs with self‑service workflows, single sign‑on (SSO), and role‑based access control (RBAC) – all while making sure they remain compliant with organizational and industry standards
  • Security – Achieve the robust security your enterprise demands with tools that enable comprehensive visibility and policy control over your entire NGINX environment
Diagram showing the NGINX Management Suite modules at the launch of version 1.0: Instance Manager, API Connectivity Manager, App Delivery Manager, and API and App Security

You might be thinking, “This sounds a little familiar…doesn’t NGINX already have a management tool?”

In short, yes. NGINX Controller was released in 2017 and was our first foray into a centralized management platform to give our customers better control over their NGINX fleets. Over the years, we continued building out ADC‑focused use cases and after F5 acquired NGINX in 2019, we released a module for API management.

But as organizations have accelerated towards API‑first microservice architectures and Kubernetes, ADCs and classic API management have become less relevant for DevOps teams. The needs of our customers changed. We realized that NGINX Controller wasn’t meeting our customers’ needs for easy deployment, effortless management at scale, and powerful connectivity options for apps and APIs.

In 2021 we set out to rearchitect NGINX Controller as a Linux‑native experience that DevOps teams would find intuitive. During that process, we realized that the NGINX Controller architecture was simply not the right one for the functionality that customers were telling us they need. The right choice was to shelve NGINX Controller and rethink our approach. We needed to create a suite of modules, built on a common, easy-to-deploy platform, that could scale to future use cases and support challenging customer environments.

We’re proud to announce that NGINX Management Suite is the successor to NGINX Controller.

If you’re a current customer of NGINX Controller, contact your account manager or customer success manager to discuss the migration path to NGINX Management Suite.

Instance Manager

Identify, secure, manage, and monitor all your NGINX Open Source and NGINX Plus instances.

The Instance Manager module – originally launched in 2021 as a standalone product – represents the core functionality of NGINX Management Suite. Operating within the control plane, Instance Manager simplifies configuration and maintenance of your NGINX fleet. IT teams can easily monitor instances while DevOps teams can update configs and certificates through a shared interface.

With Instance Manager you can:

  • Discover configuration problems and get suggested fixes
  • Update expiring certificates and learn if NGINX versions have potential exposure to CVEs
  • Specify which individuals and teams have permission to access NGINX configurations
  • Discover whether NGINX App Protect WAF is installed on your NGINX instances and see which versions and signature packages have been applied
Topology diagram for the Instance Manager module at the launch of NGINX Management Suite 1.0

API Connectivity Manager

Connect, govern, and secure your APIs.

API calls represent approximately 83% of all Internet traffic and the number of APIs is increasing exponentially. But with the increasing number of APIs comes a new set of challenges. It becomes very hard to discover and monitor where APIs are deployed, unsecured APIs are easy targets for attack, and even minor misconfigurations can lead to severe outages.

As enterprises adopt APIs to drive innovation, they need a new kind of API connectivity solution that complements both traditional and microservice architectures, aligns with DevOps practices, and supports high‑performance APIs.

With the API Connectivity Manager module, you can easily address key API‑focused use cases, including:

  • Accelerating time to market with automated tools that simplify the deployment, configuration, and management of APIs with optimal security and performance
  • Enabling internal and external developers to rapidly discover, onboard, and use APIs in their projects with consistent documentation and versioning
  • Providing uniform and consistent oversight for platform environments, certificates, and configurations from a single pane of glass
Topology diagram for the API Connectivity Manager module at the launch of NGINX Management Suite 1.0, showing interaction with Platform Ops team, API consumers, and API owners

Nginx MCQs

1. ___________ was introduced in the year 1995.

a. Apache HTTP

b. Apache Tomcat

c. Nginx

d. IBM Websphere

Correct Answer is :- Apache HTTP

2. ___________ webserver was introduced primarily to support Java servlets.

  1. Apache Tomcat

2. IBM Websphere

3. Nginx

4. Apache HTTP

Correct answer is :- Apache Tomcat

3. Nginx was introduced in the year _________.

a. 1998

b. 1999

c. 1996

d. 1997

Correct answer is :- 1999

4. IBM Websphere was introduced in the year __________.

a. 1999

b. 1995

c. 1996

d. 1998

Correct answer is :- 1998

5. Nginx has become popular as it resolves __________.

a. C10X problem

b. C10M problem

c. C10K problem

d. Event-driven

Correct answer is:- Apache HTTP

6. How many default servers can you configure?

a. Any number of

b. Depends upon the application

c. Depends upon the capacity

d. One

Correct answer is :- Any number of

7. Apache cannot handle 10K connections because it is a _____________ webserver.

a. single worker

b. traditional

c. event-driven

d. thread based

Correct answer is :- Traditional

8. Choose the best option. Nginx is a ___________.

A) Webserver B) Reverse proxy C) Loadbalancer D) Hub

a. All the options

b. Options A,B and C

c. Options A and B

d. Options A,B and D

Correct answer :- All the options

9. Nginx supports __________ through SCGI protocol.

a. DNS

b. Reverse Proxying

c. Web resource sharing

d. Load balancing

Correct answer is :- Reverse Proxying

10. Nginx can be started using _____________.

a. nginx -s start 

b. service nginx -s start 

c. service nginx begin

d. service nginx start

Correct answer is:- service nginx start

11. Which of the following line can be used to install Nginx?

a. apt-get nginx install -g

b. yum-get install nginx

c. sudo install nginx -g

d. apt-get install nginx

Correcct answer is :- apt-get install nginx

12. You can ask Nginx to refresh its configuration file using _____________.

a. nginx -s restart

b. nginx -s reopen

c. nginx -s reload

d. nginx -s refresh

Correct answer is :- nginx -s reload

13. It is always recommended to install ___________ version of Nginx.

a. legacy

b. stable

c. development

d. binary

Correct answer is :- Development

14. For smooth shutdown of Nginx, you must use _____________.

a. nginx -s quit

b. nginx -s shutdown

c. nginx -s stop

d. nginx -s exit

Correct answer is :- nginx -s quit

15.In nginx.conf, a block of lines defined within a pair of curly braces is called _.

a. SubContext

b. Context

c. Server

d. Directive

Correct answer:- b. Context

16. The event-polling nature of Nginx can be dealt with using _.

a. events

b. Contexts

c. Directives

d. main context

Correct answer:- a. events

17. Each resource has its own _.

a. URL

b. URI

c. URA

d. URC

Correct answer:- URI

18. worker_connections is a directive contained within _.

a. server
b. location
c. events
d. http

Correct answer:- events

19. A server block may contain _ location block.

a. two
b. any number of
c. Only one

Correct Answer:- two

20. If you define more than one default server, Nginx will _.

a. fail to load
b. work as multiple subdomain server
c. work as usual
d. work as multiple domain server

Correct Answer:- work as multiple domain server

21. A server block may contain another server block.

a. False
b. True

Correct Answer:- False

22. When you configure Nginx as a reverse proxy for Apache, both may listen to a same port.

a. False
b. True

Correct answer:- True

23. Nginx supports __ through round robin algorithm.

a. Reverse Proxying
b. Load balancing
c. DNS
d. Web resource sharing

Correct Answer:- Load balancing

24. 127.0.0.1 is an IP address of _.

a. Apache

b. localhost

c. Nginx

d. All web servers

Correct Answer:- localhost

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