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Introduction to Nginx Administration

SRV-150 (2 Days)

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Nginx Training Overview

Accelebrate's Nginx training teaches how to administer Nginx, a popular, open source web server, reverse proxy server, HTTP cache, and load balancer.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

Nginx Training Objectives

  • Install and configure Nginx
  • Use the mail module
  • Work with the Nginx HTTP Server
  • Troubleshoot Nginx

Nginx Training Outline

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Intoduction
Installing Nginx and Third-Party Modules
Installing Nginx using a package manager
Installing Nginx from source
Preparing a build environment
Compiling from source
Configuring for web or mail service
Configure options for a mail proxy
Configure the options to specify paths
Enabling various modules
Disabling unused modules
Finding and installing third-party modules
Putting it all together
A Configuration Guide
The basic configuration format
Nginx global configuration parameters
Using include files
The HTTP server section
Client directives
File I/O directives
Hash directives
Socket directives
Sample configuration
The virtual server section
Locations – where, when, and how
The mail server section
Full sample configuration
Using the Mail Module
Basic proxy service
POP3 service
IMAP service
SMTP service
Using SSL/TLS
Complete mail example
Authentication service
Combining with memcached
Interpreting log files
Operating system limits
Nginx as a Reverse Proxy
Introduction to reverse proxying
The proxy module
Legacy servers with cookies
The upstream module
Keepalive connections
Load-balancing algorithms
Types of upstream servers [focus in this section would be set based on the types of upstream servers you are using]
Converting an 'if'-fy configuration to a more modern interpretation
Using error documents to handle upstream problems
Determining the client's real IP address
Reverse Proxy Advanced Topics
Security through separation
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
Storing
Compressing
The Nginx HTTP Server
Nginx's architecture
The HTTP core module
The server
Logging
Finding files
Name resolution
Client interaction
Using limits to prevent abuse
Restricting access
Streaming media files
Predefined variables
Using Nginx with PHP-FPM
An example Drupal configuration
Wiring Nginx and uWSGI together
An example Django configuration
Nginx for the Developer [selected topics in this section would be covered based on your interests]
Caching integration
No application caching
Caching in the database
Caching in the filesystem
Changing content on-the-fly
The addition module
The sub module
The xslt module
Using Server Side Includes
Decision-making in Nginx
Creating a secure link
Generating images
Tracking website visitors
Preventing inadvertent code execution
Troubleshooting Techniques
Analyzing log files
Error log file formats
Error log file entry examples
Configuring advanced logging
Debug logging
Switching binaries at runtime
Using access logs for debugging
Common configuration errors
Using if instead of try_files
Using if as a hostname switch
Not using the server context to best effect
Operating system limits
File descriptor limits
Network limits
Performance problems
Using the Stub Status module
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

SRV-150

Duration:

2 Days

Prerequisites:

All attendees should be familiar with general principles of Web server administration.

Training Materials:

All Nginx course students receive a copy of Packt Publishing’s Mastering Nginx and related courseware.

Software Requirements:

By default, this course is taught using Nginx in a Linux virtual machine (any version of Nginx can be taught). We will provide the virtual machine in advance for installation. Classroom PCs should have:

  • At least 3 GB RAM and 10 GB hard drive space
  • The latest version of VMware Player
  • An unzipped copy of the virtual machine Accelebrate provides

This Linux VM can run on top of Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X.
Although use of the Linux VM is our default, we can teach the class using any operating system that supports Nginx.

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