a9s Redis for PCF (Beta)

IMPORTANT: The a9s Redis for Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) tile is currently in beta and is intended for evaluation and test purposes only. Do not use this product in a PCF production environment.

This documentation describes the a9s Redis for PCF tile.

A9s redis tile


a9s Redis for PCF enables on-demand provisioning of VM-based, dedicated Redis servers. App developers can create instances of a Redis server using Apps Manager or the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface tool (cf CLI) and bind these instances to an app. The service runs on a single, dedicated VM, the size of which depends on your service plan.

a9s Redis for PCF automatically provisions service instances and creates a dedicated VM for each instance. This isolates service instances, preventing the “bad neighborhood” problem that can occur when multiple service instances run on a shared VM.

Because the service provisions VMs as needed, only existing service instances use infrastructure resources. These resources are released when service instances are destroyed. With on-demand provisioning, the number of service instances grows or shrinks with demand.

Current Features

a9s Redis for PCF includes the following key features:

Feature Description
OnĀ­-demand service instance provisioning a9s Redis for PCF deploys Redis instances automatically. Developers provision a single-VM Redis server using one create-service command.
Service instance isolation Each Redis server runs on a dedicated VM to ensure bad-neighborhood protection and align with enterprise security requirements.

a9s Redis for PCF uses Cloud Foundry application security groups (ASGs) to prevent network connections from unauthorized apps.
Smoke tests A post-deployment, smoke-test errand runs basic tests against your installation, ensuring that it is configured properly.
Service instance capacity upgrade By updating your service plan, you can upgrade the RAM, CPU, and storage capacity for your Redis instances.
Logging and monitoring Each Redis service instance provides log messages and Redis-specific metrics to one or more syslog/graphite endpoints. You can configure the syslog/graphite endpoint to receive logging and monitoring information.
Deployment updater An updater errand updates the stemcell and all provisioned a9s Redis for PCF service instances to their latest version.

Video Overview of a9s Redis for PCF

The following video provides an overview of how a9s Redis for PCF works.

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about a9s Redis for PCF:

Element Details
Version v0.10.0
Release date April 20, 2017
Software component version v3.2.8
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v1.7.x, v1.8.x, v1.9.x, v1.10.x
Compatible Elastic Runtime version(s) v1.7.x, v1.8.x, v1.9.x, v1.10.x
IaaS support AWS, OpenStack, and vSphere
IPsec support No


To install and use a9s Redis for PCF, you must install the following products and tiles:

For more information, see Installing and Configuring a9s Redis for PCF.

Feedback and Support

The anynines team can help you get started and succeed with a9s Redis for PCF. Technical support, including a service-level agreement, is available with a commercial license.

If your company has specific Redis administration policies or configuration best practices, the anynines team is happy to incorporate them. Third-party Redis support organizations are also welcome to assist.

Contributions are welcome and will be investigated by the anynines team. Please send any bugs, feature requests, or questions to svc.support@anynines.com.


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