Varnish Broadcaster



To install Varnish-Broadcaster on either Debian/Ubuntu or Redhat Enterprise, access to Varnish Enterprise is required. Contact for more information on Varnish Enterprise.

Installing Varnish Broadcaster


To install on Debian or Ubuntu, use the pre-built packages. Update and install the Varnish Enterprise repository for Varnish-Broadcaster:

$ apt-get update
$ apt-get install varnish-broadcaster

Redhat Enterprise Linux

Currently, only RPMs for RHEL6 and RHEL7 (and compatible derivatives) are available. Install the Varnish-Broadcaster yum repository:

$ yum update
$ yum install varnish-broadcaster

Start the Broadcaster service

Varnish Broadcaster will start with its default configuration file pointing to /etc/varnish/nodes.conf and the log level set to INFO:

$ systemctl start broadcaster

If successfully started, Broadcaster will expose two ports:

  • 8088: Used for receiving invalidation requests
  • 8089: Used for internal management requests