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@@ -1,8 +1,8 @@
.\" This file is part of Varnish-mib -*- nroff -*-
-.\" Copyright (C) 2014-2015 Sergey Poznyakoff
+.\" Copyright (C) 2014-2016 Sergey Poznyakoff
.\" Varnish-mib is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
.\" it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
.\" the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option)
.\" any later version.
@@ -10,13 +10,13 @@
.\" but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
.\" GNU General Public License for more details.
.\" You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
.\" along with Varnish-mib. If not, see <>.
-.TH VARNISH-MIB 8 "November 28, 2014" "varnish-mib"
+.TH VARNISH-MIB 8 "April 27, 2016" "varnish-mib"
varnish\-mib \- net-snmp module for obtaining Varnish Cache statistics
In \fBsnmpd.conf\fR(5):
.B dlmod varnish_mib /usr/lib/snmp/varnish\
@@ -24,21 +24,30 @@ In \fBsnmpd.conf\fR(5):
Dynamically loadable object module for
.B net-snmp
that provides access to Varnish Cache statistics. The module is
loaded into
.BR snmpd (8)
as shown above (actual path can of course differ, depending on how
-the package was configured).
+the package was configured). Varnish version \fB4.0\fR and \fB4.1\fR
+are supported.
+When using with \fBVarnish\fR version \fB4.1\fR, make sure the
+\fB_.vsm\fR file is readable for \fBsnmpd\fR. This file is normally
+located in \fB/var/lib/varnish/\fIHOSTNAME\fR and has mode \fB640\fR.
+Its owner is determined by the \fB\-j\fR (\fB\-\-jail\fR)
+\fBvarnishd\fR option. There are two ways to ensure it is readable:
+either make sure \fBsnmpd\fR and \fBvarnishd\fR run with the same user
+group, or use \fBsetfacl\fR(1) to tune access to that file.
The module obtains most of the data using Varnish API. Information
about available bans (\fBbanTable\fR subtree) as well as the mechanism
for setting bans (\fBclientBan\fR OID) are implemented via \fBvarnishd\fR
administrative interface. For these to work, the module must have
read access to Varnish secret file. In other words, the secret file
-must be readable either by the user \fBsnmpd\fR runs as, or by one
-of this user's groups.
+must be readable either by the user \fBsnmpd\fR runs as, or by its
Configuration statements specific to
.B varnish\-mib
must appear in the
.B snmpd.conf
file below the
@@ -90,12 +99,23 @@ Number of hits for pass. A cache hit for pass indicates that Varnish
passes the request to the backend and this decision itself has been cached.
.B clientCacheMisses
Number of misses. A cache miss indicates the object was fetched from
the backend before delivering it to the client.
+.B clientRequests400
+Client requests received, subject to 400 errors.
+.B clientRequests411
+Client requests received, subject to 411 errors. This variable is
+available only in Varnish version \fR4.0\fR.
+.B clientRequests413
+Client requests received, subject to 413 errors. This variable is
+available only in Varnish version \fR4.0\fR.
.B clientBan
A write-only OID. When set, invalidates the cache using the supplied
value as argument to ban. When read, returns an empty string. E.g.,
to invalidate caches of all \fBpng\fR images:
@@ -125,13 +145,14 @@ whenever Varnish reuses a recycled connection.
Number of backend connection recycles. This counter is increased
whenever Varnish has keep-alive connection that is put back into
the pool of connections. It has not yet been used, but it might be,
unless the backend closes it.
.B backendConnUnused
-Number of unused backend connections.
+Number of unused backend connections. This variable is available only
+in Varnish version \fR4.0\fR.
.B backendConnRetry
Backend connections retried.
.B backendRequests
Total backend requests made.
@@ -234,13 +255,13 @@ Number of times session was queued waiting for a thread.
Number of sessions dropped because session queue was full.
.B sessClosed
Number of sessions closed.
.B sessPipeline
-Session pipeline.
+Session pipeline. This variable is available only in Varnish version \fR4.0\fR.
.B sessReadAhead
Session read-ahead.
.B sessHerd
Session herd.
@@ -249,13 +270,14 @@ Session herd.
Number of sessions dropped for thread.
.B sessFail
Number of session accept failures.
.B sessPipeOverflow
-Number of session pipe overflows.
+Number of session pipe overflows. This variable is available only in
+Varnish version \fR4.0\fR.
.SS Branch \(dqthreads\(dq
.B threadsPools
Number of thread pools.
.B threadsTotal
@@ -354,13 +376,13 @@ implementation-specific management. It is not used currently.
.BR varnishstat (1).
Sergey Poznyakoff
Report bugs to <>.
-Copyright \(co 2014 Sergey Poznyakoff
+Copyright \(co 2014-2016 Sergey Poznyakoff
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.

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