Getting Started Tutorial with Redis Enterprise Software using Docker on Windows
To get started with a single Redis Enterprise Software container on Windows, follow these four steps:
- Step 1: Run the container
- Step 2: Setup 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 Windows
Step 1: Run the Container
Run the Redis Enterprise Software Docker container by executing the following command in the command-line window.
Redis Enterprise Software uses a Linux based container. Make sure that your Windows machine is running Linux containers.
$ docker run -d --cap-add sys_resource --name rp -p 8443:8443 -p 12000:12000 redislabs/redis
Step 2: Setup a Cluster
Direct your browser to https://localhost:8443 on the host machine to see the Redis Enterprise Software web console. Simply click the Setup button to get started.
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 the 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 the Redis database created, you are ready to connect to your database to 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 window, create a new file called “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.
The output should look like the following screen if the connection is successful.
set key1 123 True get key1 b'123'