Advanced features of NGINX Plus

NGINX Gateway Fabric can use NGINX Open Source or NGINX Plus as its data plane. NGINX Plus is the closed source, commercial version of NGINX. Using NGINX Plus as the data plane offers additional benefits compared to the open source version.

Benefits of NGINX Plus

  • Robust metrics: A plethora of additional Prometheus metrics are available.
  • Live activity monitoring: The NGINX Plus dashboard shows real-time metrics and information about your server infrastructure.
  • Dynamic upstream configuration: NGINX Plus can dynamically reconfigure upstream servers when applications in Kubernetes scale up and down, preventing the need for an NGINX reload.
  • Support: With an NGINX Plus license, you can take advantage of full support from NGINX, Inc.