Nginx Ignore Health Checks and other Agents

Filter Nginx Logs

Tired of your nginx logs filling up with health checks of other user agents you do not need to log?

This example assumes you use Pingdom, Amazon-Route53, and UptimeRobot health checks. Change or add to fit your needs.

map $http_user_agent $log_ua {

~Pingdom 0;
~Amazon-Route53 0;
~UptimeRobot 0;

default 1;


server {


access_log /var/log/nginx/access.log combined if=$log_ua;


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