we have POC on one of our clients. On this environment really important is varnish cache. The problem is that it is in beta and doesn't support versions 6+. Do you know about any plans of supporting newer versions of Varnish Cache? According to documentation for now it is 5.1.3. Maybe somebody know the way to force DT to create service for 6.0? :)
https://www.dynatrace.com/news/blog/introducing-varnish-cache-monitoring/ I'm basing on this blog post.
Answer by Patrick T. ·
Yes - you're absolutely right. The current varnish support is based on a module that is injected. The approach comes with a lot of pros/cons which is the reason why it has been still not GA'ed.
Now here comes the news: We're going to discontinue this module approach. This will be done smoothly over the next couple of releases. That doesn't mean we are discontinuing varnish support at all, but while we are working on a less invasive approach - we recommend to manually configure varnish for RUM, which is what most of varnish users do anyhow.
Answer by Sebastian K. ·
Is it possible to get any hint about how dynatrace plugin is performing VanirshCache instrumentation? As Varnish is working as reverse proxy with cache option, I think it is working based on WebServer module that is injecting inside VC. Am I right?