This tutorial shows you how to perform an initial installation of Varnish Enterprise 6.0 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9, AlmaLinux 9 and Rocky Linux 9. Looking for another platform?
Before starting this tutorial, you should have:
Create the file
/etc/yum.repos.d/varnish-software.repo with the following:
[varnish-enterprise-6.0] name=Varnish Enterprise baseurl=https://TOKEN:@packagecloud.io/varnishplus/60/el/9/x86_64 repo_gpgcheck=1 gpgcheck=0 enabled=1 gpgkey=https://TOKEN:@packagecloud.io/varnishplus/60/gpgkey sslverify=1 sslcacert=/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt metadata_expire=300
Enable the Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository by installing the
sudo dnf install epel-release
Install Varnish Enterprise and VMODs:
sudo dnf install varnish-plus
varnish-plus-vmods-extra is optional and comes with VMODs that have additional dependencies. In EL9, some of these dependencies are satisfied by packages from the Code Ready Builder (CRB) repository. If you’d like to install
varnish-plus-vmods-extra, please enable the CRB repository first:
# Only needed if dnf config-manager is not installed sudo dnf install -y 'dnf-command(config-manager)' sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled crb sudo dnf install varnish-plus-vmods-extra
The configuration files for Varnish are:
The VCL configuration file that is loaded by default when Varnish starts. In this file, you can specify the location of your web servers.
The systemd unit file specifying Varnish parameters, storage engines, and the VCL configuration file to load on startup. This file should not be edited, but overridden according to systemd best practices.
Varnish starts, stops, restarts, and reloads using the following commands:
sudo systemctl start varnish sudo systemctl stop varnish sudo systemctl restart varnish sudo systemctl reload varnish
Verify if Varnish is running using the following command:
sudo systemctl status -l varnish
Varnish Enterprise 6.0 has now been installed. At this point, it is possible to dive in to VCL and VMODs.