You can modify the Nginx configuration file in App Volumes Manager if you want to enable HTTP in the manager after it has been installed.

Important: This server block is not present in the Nginx file by default; add this server block only if you have not enabled HTTP when installing App Volumes Manager.


Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\CloudVolumes\Manager\nginx\conf and take a backup of the existing Nginx configuration file, nginx.conf.


  1. Log in as administrator to the machine where App Volumes Manager is installed.
  2. Navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\CloudVolumes\Manager\nginx\conf, open the Nginx configuration file, and copy the following block in the Nginx file after include proxy/vcenter*.conf;.
    Note: It is recommended that you set the server_name to the hostname URL used to access App Volumes Manager. This ensures that the HTTP request is sent to the desired App Volumes Manager server.
    server {
            listen       80;
            listen       [::]:80;
            root   ../public;
            rewrite ^/(.*)/$ /$1 permanent;
            access_log  logs/access_http.log  main;
            error_log   logs/error_http.log  info;
            charset utf-8;
            override_charset on;
            gzip on;
            gzip_types application/json application/javascript;
            error_page  404              /404.html;
           error_page  502              /502.html;
            #error_page   500 502 503 504  /500.html;
             # updated by clock.rb
             location ~* ^.+\.(woff|woff2|eot|svg|ttf|jpg|jpeg|gif|png|ico|zip|css|js|html|htm|json)$ {
                 expires max;
            location ~* ^.+\.(css|js|htm|html|json)$ {
                #expires 0; # expire immediately
                expires 5m;
            include location/api_redirect_location.conf;
            location / {
              try_files /index.html @manager;
            location @manager {
                proxy_connect_timeout 10;
                #proxy_next_upstream off;
                proxy_next_upstream timeout;
                proxy_read_timeout 600;
                proxy_send_timeout 30;
                send_timeout 30;
                proxy_redirect off;
                server_name_in_redirect off;
                proxy_pass_header Cookie;
                proxy_pass_header Set-Cookie;
                proxy_pass_header X-Accel-Redirect;
                proxy_set_header Host $host:80;
                proxy_set_header X-Real-IP $remote_addr;
                proxy_set_header X-Forwarded-For $proxy_add_x_forwarded_for;
                add_header X-Backend $upstream_addr;
                add_header X-Frame-Options SAMEORIGIN;
                add_header X-Content-Type-Options nosniff;
                add_header X-XSS-Protection "1; mode=block";
                proxy_pass http://manager;
  3. Restart the App Volumes service.


App Volumes Manager now communicates over HTTP.

What to do next

Access the agent computer that communicates with this App Volumes Manager, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SYSTEM>CurrentControlSet>Services>SvService>Parameters, and update the Manager registry key with the appropriate port number ( 80 for HTTP).