Varnish 3.0.2 and ISPConfig 3.0.4

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by wbullockiii, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. wbullockiii

    wbullockiii New Member


    I followed the tutorial The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 11.10 [ISPConfig 3] here. I'm running an Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) server with 1024 RAM on Rackspace. I've gone through and updated to ISPConfig 3.0.4. Everything has been working great up to now when I decided to try and install Varnish. Initially I did an install of Varnish by issuing:
    • apt-get update
    • apt-get upgrade
    • apt-get install varnish
    Apparently the version that was installed was Varnish 2.x so I went back and added the repositories for packages provided by
    This updated my version of Varnish to 3.0.2

    I then proceeded to make the following changes:
    • vim /etc/default/varnish
    • change DAEMON_OPTS to port 80:
    • vim /etc/apache2/ports.conf
    • NameVirtualHost *:8000
    • Listen 8000
    • vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/default
    • <VirtualHost *:8000>
    • vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/ispconfig.vhost
    • Listen 8080
    • NameVirtualHost *:8080
    • <VirtualHost _default_:8080>

    I then proceeded to set my other vhosts to use 8000 (the apache2 port)

    so with all this set I reset both Apache2 and Varnish to test. I used Firebug in Firefox 11.0

    The output from what I see doesn't seem to indicate that Varnish is working completely correct:


    First of all I see: X-Varnish 1644834493
    but I've heard that unless you have two timestamps side by side than it's probably not working correctly so for example I was thinking I might see something like:

    X-Varnish 1644834493 1644837493

    Also if I noticed this in the output which seems to be inconstant:

    X-Drupal-Cache MISS

    There are times when it will say HIT as well....

    So the question here that I have is I think Varnish is partially working, however, why don't I see two timestamps on X-Varnish like I'm thinking I should and does the output of the screenshot I have look correct? If Varnish isn't working can someone tell me what I might being doing wrong?

    Thanks in advance.

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