NGINX is a popular web server technology used for a number of different scenarios like a standard web server, a reverse proxy, and even load balancing. Configuration for those examples varies, but with a runbook, you can automate the installation of NGINX as a routine operational task.
Create the runbook
To create a runbook to install NGINX on an Ubuntu machine:
- From your project’s overview page, navigate to Operations ➜ Runbooks, and click ADD RUNBOOK.
- Give the runbook a name and click SAVE.
- Click DEFINE YOUR RUNBOOK PROCESS, and then click ADD STEP.
- Click Script, and then select the Run a Script step.
- Give the step a name.
- Choose the Execution Location on which to run this step.
- In the Inline source code section, select Bash and add the following code:
# Update repositories sudo apt-get update # Install NGINX sudo apt-get install nginx -y # Configure firewall # Uncomment out the line that meets your needs sudo ufw allow 'Nginx Full' # both ports 80 and 443 # sudo ufw allow 'Nginx HTTP' # port 80 only # sudo ufw allow 'Nginx HTTPS' # port 443 only # Uncomment to disable default virtual host #unlink /etc/nginx/sites-enabled/default
# Update repositories sudo yum check-update # Install NGINX sudo yum install nginx -y # Configure firewall # Uncomment out the line that meets your needs sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http --add-service=https # both ports 80 and 443 # sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone=public --add-service=http # port 80 only # sudo firewall-cmd --permanent --zone-public --add-service=https # port 443 only sudo firewall-cmd --reload # Start the service sudo systemctl start nginx
With a small script, you can include the installation of NGINX with your infrastructure provisioning.
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Last updated Sunday, January 1, 2023