Varnish Administration Console 3.3.0 is now available
We're happy to announce a new version of the Varnish Administration Console (VAC). This is a maintenance version which includes some bug fixes. We recommend that you upgrade your existing installation.
We've used this opportunity to improve the messages page, where all the events are logged. Minor changes have also been happened on the API level. Over the next few weeks we will cover these enhancements in this blog.
What is Varnish Administration Console?
VAC is a cluster controller for all of your Varnish instances, it allows you to monitor the behavior of your caches, and centralize configuration.
These are VAC's core features:
- Real-time statistics
- Varnish Cache group configuration management
- Cache invalidation issuing
- High performance purge is delivered using the Super Fast Purger
- Roles that allow different access levels to statistics, configuration and deployment
VAC is a made of an UI and an API, that you can integrate with your existing configuration management tools.
You can view the API documentation here
How to take advantage of Varnish Administration Console
The VAC allows our customers to manage one or more Varnish instances and to group them. A feature which many of our customers find very beneficial, is the ability to purge content across all their Varnishes with one single request. “The most important thing is to serve data for customers in a consistent manner. Varnish Administration Console delivers this,” says Morningstar's Fred Wong.
The VAC also allows customers to do real-time monitoring, and stay on top of what is going on with their setup, at all times. Furthermore, using the VAC lets them propagate any configuration changes throughout all their Varnish instances.
Stay tuned for more information on the enhancements we are introducing with this VAC release. You can subscribe to the blog here.