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Varnish 🔗

The Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector uses the Smart Agent receiver with the telegraf/varnish monitor type to collect Varnish metrics.

This integration is available on Kubernetes and Linux.

Benefits 🔗

After you configure the integration, you can access these features:

Requirements 🔗

This integration uses the varnishstat command. The Collector or Smart Agent must run on the same host as the Varnish server.

Run the following command to activate the Smart Agent to run the varnishstat command:

usermod -a -G varnish signalfx-agent

Installation 🔗

Follow these steps to deploy this integration:

  1. Deploy the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector to your host or container platform:

  2. Configure the monitor, as described in the Configuration section.

  3. Restart the Splunk Distribution of OpenTelemetry Collector.

Configuration 🔗

To use this integration of a Smart Agent monitor with the Collector:

  1. Include the Smart Agent receiver in your configuration file.

  2. Add the monitor type to the Collector configuration, both in the receiver and pipelines sections.

Example 🔗

To activate this integration, add the following to your Collector configuration:

    type: telegraf/varnish
    ...  # Additional config

Next, add the monitor to the service.pipelines.metrics.receivers section of your configuration file:

      receivers: [smartagent/varnish]

Configuration settings 🔗

The following table shows the configuration options for this monitor:








If running as a restricted user, activate this flag to use

sudo. The default value is false.




The location of the varnishstat binary. The default value is




list of strings

Which stats to gather. You can use glob matching. For example,

stats = ["MAIN.*"]. The default value is [MAIN.*].




Optional name for the Varnish instance to query. The setting has

the same effect of passing the -n parameter value.

Metrics 🔗

The following metrics are available for this integration:

Notes 🔗

  • To learn more about the available in Splunk Observability Cloud see Metric types

  • In host-based subscription plans, default metrics are those metrics included in host-based subscriptions in Splunk Observability Cloud, such as host, container, or bundled metrics. Custom metrics are not provided by default and might be subject to charges. See Metric categories for more information.

  • In MTS-based subscription plans, all metrics are custom.

  • To add additional metrics, see how to configure extraMetrics in Add additional metrics

Troubleshooting 🔗

If you are a Splunk Observability Cloud customer and are not able to see your data in Splunk Observability Cloud, you can get help in the following ways.

Available to Splunk Observability Cloud customers

Available to prospective customers and free trial users

  • Ask a question and get answers through community support at Splunk Answers .

  • Join the Splunk #observability user group Slack channel to communicate with customers, partners, and Splunk employees worldwide. To join, see Chat groups in the Get Started with Splunk Community manual.

This page was last updated on May 29, 2024.