Getting Started with Redis Enterprise Software using Docker on Linux
To get started with a single Redis Enterprise Software container on Linux, follow these four steps:
- Step 1: Run the container
- Step 2: Set up a cluster
- Step 3: Create a new database
- Step 4: Connect to your database
You can also visit Docker Hub for instructions on getting Docker installed and working with the Redis Enterprise Software Docker container image.
Step-by-Step Guide for Redis Enterprise Software on Linux
Step 1: Run the Container
Run the Redis Enterprise Software Docker container by executing the following command in the Terminal window.
$ docker run -d --cap-add sys_resource --name rp -p 8443:8443 -p 12000:12000 redislabs/redis
Step 2: Set up a Cluster
Direct your browser to https://localhost:8443/ on the host machine to see the Redis Enterprise Software web console. Simply click “Setup” button on the page to get started.
Note: Depending on your browser, you may see a certificate error. Simply choose “continue to the website” to get to the setup screen.
On the “node configuration” page, select your default settings and provide a cluster FQDN: “cluster.local”. Then simply click the “Next” button.
If you don’t have a license key, click the “Next” button to try the trial version of the product.
On the next screen, set up a Cluster Administrator account using an email for login and a password.
Step 3: Create a Database
Choose the “new redis db” option.
On the “new redis db” page, click the “show advanced option” link and enter “database1” for a database name and “12000” for the endpoint port number. Then click “Activate” to create your database.
You now have a Redis database!
Step 4: Connect to your Database
With a Redis database created, you are ready to connect to your database and store data. You can use one of the following ways to test connectivity to your database:
- Connecting with redis-cli, the built-in command line tool
- Connecting with a “hello world” application using Python.
Connecting Using redis-cli
redis-cli is a simple command line tool to interact with redis database.
Use “docker exec” to switch your context into the Redis Enterprise Software container
$ docker exec -it rp bash
Run redis-cli, located in the /opt/redislabs/bin directory, to connect to port 12000 and store and retrieve a key in database1
$ sudo /opt/redislabs/bin/redis-cli -p 12000 127.0.0.1:16653> set key1 123 OK 127.0.0.1:16653> get key1 "123"
Connecting Using “Hello World” Application in Python
A simple python application running on the host machine, not the container, can also connect to database1.
In the command line Terminal, create a new file called “redis_test.py”
$ vi redis_test.py
Paste the following into a file named “redis_test.py”.
import redis r = redis.StrictRedis(host='localhost', port=12000, db=0) print ("set key1 123") print (r.set('key1', '123')) print ("get key1") print(r.get('key1'))
Run “redis_test.py” application to connect to the database and store and retrieve a key using the command line:
$ python redis_test.py
The output should look like the following screen if the connection is successful:
set key1 123 True get key1 b'123'