Installing and Configuring Redis Enterprise for VMware Tanzu

This topic describes how to install and configure Redis Enterprise for VMware Tanzu.

Add Redis Enterprise for VMware Tanzu to VMware Tanzu Ops Manager

  1. Sign in to PivNet and download the product file from Pivotal Network to your local machine.

  2. Navigate to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard and click Import a Product to upload the product file. Import button

  3. Under the Import a Product button, click + next to the version number of Redis Enterprise for VMware Tanzu. This adds the tile to your staging area. Import button

Configure and Deploy Redis Enterprise for VMware Tanzu

  1. Click the newly imported tile.
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  2. Navigate to the Assign AZs and Network section on the right navigation bar. Ensure you have regions selected in each section and a network selected for the cluster to use. Click Save. A banner appears at the top of the page indicating changes have been successfully applied.
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    Import button

  3. Navigate to the Cluster Configuration section on the left navigation bar. Enter the following details:

    • Cluster Name: Provide a subdomain for the cluster name. The Redis Enterprise cluster name is a subdomain under the system domain, which is found under the VMware Tanzu Application Service for VMs (TAS for VMs) in Ops Manager (TAS for VMs->Settings->Domains). For example, set the cluster name as CLUSTERNAME.sys.redislabs.com if your system domain is sys.redislabs.com. The cluster name specified, represents part of the connection string for Redis apps when connecting to Redis Enterprise databases using DNS-based connections.
    • Admin Email: Provide an email for the account that will have full administrative privileges to the new Redis Enterprise cluster.
    • Admin account password: Provide the password for the administrative account.
    • Optionally, for production clusters, you can also provide a static IP address of a set of static IP addresses (comma seperated) to use for cluster nodes. You can also enabled Multiple Availability Zone (Rack) awareness.
    • Save your changes by clicking Save.
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  4. Navigate to the Routing Configuration section on the left navigation bar. If you would like to enable TCP Routing, configure the fields in this section. Otherwise, select Disable. Save your changes by clicking Save.
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  5. Optionally, Navigate to the Cluster Certificates section on the left navigation bar. You can paste in or generate the Proxy and API certificates. See the following example for generating a self-signed certificate. Save your changes by clicking Save.
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    Import button
    Import button
    Import button

  6. Optionally, Navigate to the Service Plans section on the left navigation bar. You can optionally add, remove or edit plans or choose to keep pre-configured plans. Save your changes by clicking Save.
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  7. Optionally, Navigate to the Loggregator section on the left navigation bar. You can check the box to enable exposing cluster metric if you would like to enable Loggregator functionality. You can also set the Metrics scrape interval in seconds. The default is 15 second. Save your changes by clicking Save.
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  8. Navigate to the Resource Config section on the left navigation bar. Ensure there are resources assigned to the required resources for Redis Enterprise. If you chose to enable metric export to Loggregator in the previous step, you must ensure that exactly 1 loggregator-agent instance is configured.
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    Note: Redis Enterprise for VMware Tanzu enforces minimum hardware specification requirements for Redis Enterprise. For more information, see the minimum hardware specifications in the Redis Enterprise documentation.

  9. Click Save.

  10. Return to the Ops Manager Installation Dashboard and click Apply Changes to deploy Redis Enterprise for VMware Tanzu tile.
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  11. Optionally, select the tile, and then click the Status tab to view the state of the cluster nodes under the jobs named redis-enterprise-node, redislabs-service-broker and redis-registrar.


For more information about Redis Enterprise, see the Redis Enterprise documentation