This page will explain how to install the
vac package on a central server.
Once it is done, you will also need to install and configure the varnish-agent
on all the
varnish node so that they can communicate with the VAC.
If you have a Varnish Enterprise subscription but are missing either the repository information or the license file, or if the instructions in this page are unclear, please contact email@example.com.
Note: We recommend to only expose Varnish Administration Console on the internal network and keep it off the Internet.
The process is straightforward, just install the
vac package, and the service
will be automatically started for you:
sudo apt install vac
It’s first necessary to configure the
mongoDB repositories that will be used
to provide some of the VAC dependencies. Please follow these instructions.
You can then install the
vac package and start/enable it as this is not
automatic on these platforms:
sudo yum install vac sudo systemctl enable vac sudo systemctl start vac
Confirm that the service is
sudo systemctl status vac
If so, you should be able to connect to the server via regular http
(http://$VAC_IP/) and log in with the default login and password
The license can be activated in two ways, either using the command line, or via the web interface.
Simply log into the VAC and you will be presented with a page offering to upload your license file.
Alternatively, to automate the installation process, you can simply copy the
license file to
/var/opt/vac/license.vac and restart the service:
sudo cp $YOUR_LICENSE_FILE /var/opt/vac/license.vac sudo systemctl restart vac