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Package information

Supported distributions

For readability, the following thematically groups the packages by sections:

Varnish
Cache Plus
Varnish
Agent
Varnish
Broadcaster
Varnish
Discovery
Varnish
Custom
Statistics
Varnish
Administration
Console
Varnish
Controller
CentOS/RHEL 7
CentOS/RHEL 8
Ubuntu 16.04
(xenial)
Ubuntu 18.04
(bionic)
Ubuntu 20.04
(focal)
Debian 9
(stretch)
Debian 10
(buster)
Docker
(Debian buster)

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Packages

This section lists the packages available in the Varnish Enterprise repositories. Some packages are add-ons to the regular subscriptions and are not available in the default repositories, in which cases it will be specified.

All packages assume you have already followed the installation instructions for the main repository, since all packages will depend on it.

Packages names are the same across all distributions.

varnish-plus

This is the main package containing the actual Varnish Cache Plus binary, with most other packages relying in on it. It comes with a large selection of essential vmods.

varnish-plus-vmods-extras

Some vmods require external dependencies (mmdb, sqlite3, etc.) and are isolated here to keep the footprint of varnish-plus minimal.

varnish-plus-ha

Varnish High Availability, both the deprecated legacy version (VHA2) and the current one (VHA6) live in this package.

While not a hard dependency, you will most probably need to install varnish-broadcaster along with it. If Varnish lives in a dynamic cluster, you will also need varnish-plus-discovery

varnish-plus-akamai-connector

This is an add-on.

This package contains the VCL and vmod used to synchronize Varnish and Akamai configurations as well as purges.

This is an add-on and requires access to the 60-akamai-connector repository.

varnish-plus-deviceatlas

This is an add-on.

It includes vmod_deviceatlas used for device identification.

This is an add-on and requires access to the 60-deviceatlas repository.

varnish-agent

The varnish agent exposes a REST API to configure a Varnish instance as well as querying internal metrics. It is generally used in a VAC setup.

varnish-broadcaster

The broadcaster is a server that will dispatch HTTP requests to clusters of Varnish servers. It is an integral part of VHA6 setups, but it is also used as a standalone tool to allow pre-warming and purging at scale.

For auto-scaling clusters, please see varnish-discovery too.

varnish-plus-discovery

This tool is able to list server from various sources (DNS, k8s, AWS, etc.) and write configuration files for other tools to use, such as the broadcaster.

varnish-custom-statistics

VCS collects information for the Varnish logs to create time-series aggregated at the cluster level. It is composed of a central server collecting information from agents installed on each Varnish server.

varnish-custom-statistics-agent

This is the VCS agent.

vac

This package contains the Varnish Administration Console (or VAC), offering both a REST API and a web UI to pilot fleets of Varnish servers.

On CentOS/RHEL, you must first enable the MongoDB repositories as explained here.

varnish-controller-agent

The varnish-controller-agent contains the agent used to manage the Varnish server in a Varnish Controller setup.

varnish-controller-brainz

The varnish-controller-brainz contains the brainz which is used to control a Varnish Controller setup.

varnish-controller-api-gw

The varnish-controller-api-gw contains the api-gw which is used to access a Varnish Controller setup via REST API.

varnish-controller-cli

The varnish-controller-cli contains the vcli which is used to manage a Varnish Controller setup via command line interface towards the Varnish Controller API-GW(s).

varnish-controller-ui

The varnish-controller-ui contains the ui which is used to manage a Varnish Controller setup via a web interface. This package also includes the UI server which the single page application talks to.

varnish-controller-nats

The varnish-controller-nats contains the nats-server which is used as the message bus between all Varnish Controller components.