Purge an Object from HTTP Cache

Often a single object or page may become stale, such as when a website is updated. Rather than invalidate or expire all objects from Avi Vantage’s HTTP content cache, only the impacted items should be invalidated. The following commands show how to perform this action from the CLI.

When the virtual service and pool are running on redundant or scaled out Service Engines, purging the object from cache will be performed on all applicable SEs for the pool.

 

1:  Check to see if the desired object exists within the cache. The truncated example below returns the stats from the object found in the cache.

: > show pool prod-l7-pool httpcache filter resource_name analytics.js

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URI: /path1/analytics.js
 ctype: text/javascript
 raw_key: pool-0-4]avinetworks.com:/path1/analytics.js
 key: e6ce7ac2ab8668a8acc9f2d505281412
 key_extn: 
  data_size: 146398              meta_size: 172                 hdr_size: 414       body_size: 145984 
  date_time: 1449185388          last_mod_time: -1              etag: "-725089702"                                                  
    (Thu Dec  3 23:29:48 2015)     (Wed Dec 31 23:59:59 1969)                                                                       
  in_time: 1449187395            exp_age: 120                   init_age: 2007      last_used:             
    (Fri Dec  4 00:03:15 2015)     (Fri Dec  4 00:05:15 2015)                                                                       
                          
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2:  To clear the object from cache:

: > clear pool prod-l7-pool httpcache resource_name analytics.js

 

3:  Validate the object has been removed from cache:

: > show pool prod-l7-pool httpcache filter resource_name analytics.js

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Updated: 2018-01-20 12:43:34 +0000