Browser Agent CA Experience Collector

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Products

CA Application Performance Management Agent (APM / Wily / Introscope) CA Application Performance Management (APM / Wily / Introscope) INTROSCOPE DX Application Performance Management

Issue/Introduction

Having successfully completed a POC for the Browse Agent using the bundled NGINX to support HTTPS and SSL we want to move forward to production.  In the Documentation

 

http://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/ca-experience-collector/2-4/installing-and-integrating-digital-experience-collector/ca-digital-experience-collector-deployment-blueprint-for-ca-apm.html

it states "NGINX bundled with Digital Experience Collector is not supported for production deployments and should be used only for a proof of concept"

What do Broadcom recommend an alternative for production environments?

Environment

Release : 10.7.0

Component : APM Agents

Resolution

In general for production Broadcom recommend using a load balancer like Big IP F5. It would also be possible to use HAProxy.

There are many discussion on the advantages of HAProxy over NGINX for production loads.

(e.g. https://www.loadbalancer.org/blog/nginx-vs-haproxy/)