Manage Your Instance Templates

Create and manage templates for your NGINX Plus instances.

Overview

An Instance Template defines the parameters to use when creating a data plane instance.

Create an Instance Template

Take the following steps to create an Instance Template:

  1. Open the NGINX Controller user interface and log in.

  2. Select the NGINX Controller menu icon, then select Infrastructure > Instance Templates.

  3. Select Create Instance Template.

  4. Add a name.

  5. (Optional) Add a display name.

  6. (Optional) Add a description.

  7. (Optional) Add tags.

  8. Select a Location in the list, or select Create New to create a Location.

  9. Select the Instance Template type.

    • Select AWS_INSTANCE_TEMPLATE to create a template for NGINX instances on Amazon Web Services. For instructions on how to deploy NGINX instances on AWS, refer to the tutorial Add an AWS NGINX Instance.
  10. Specify whether a public IP address should be assigned to the instance.

  11. Select Submit.

Note:
Enabling WAF via the App Security add-on is not supported when deploying Instances with an Instance Template.

View or Delete an Instance Template

Take the following steps to view or delete an Instance Template:

  1. Open the NGINX Controller user interface and log in.
  2. Select the NGINX Controller menu icon, then select Infrastructure.
  3. On the Infrastructure Menu, select Instance Templates.
  4. On the My Instance Templates menu, select Overview.
  5. To view the details for an Instance Template, choose the Instance Template from the list. This opens a side panel with the template’s details.
  6. To delete an Instance Template, choose the Instance Template from the list, then select Delete (trash icon).

What’s Next

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This documentation applies to the following versions of NGINX Controller: 3.6, 3.7, 3.8, 3.9, 3.10, 3.12, 3.13, 3.14, 3.15, 3.16.1, 3.17 and 3.18.