Learn how to send NGiNX data collected by collectd to VMware Aria Operations for Applications (formerly known as Tanzu Observability by Wavefront).

NGiNX is a popular web and proxy server. To collect NGiNX data with collectd, use the collectd NGiNX plugin documentation found at Plugin:NGiNX - collectd Wiki.

VMware Aria Operations for Applications supports a built-in integration that gets data from NGiNX using Telegraf. If you want to use collectd instead, follow the instructions on this page.

NGiNX Setup

Enable the stub_status module in your NGiNX configuration, for example:

location /nginx_status {
 stub_status on;
 access_log off;
 deny all;


  1. On your collectd host, copy the config below into /etc/collectd/managed_config/.
  2. Edit the settings in the file for your NGiNX server.
  3. Restart collectd.

Example collectd Configuration

LoadPlugin nginx"
<Plugin "nginx">
  URL "http://localhost:80/nginx_status"