Redis for PCF v1.8

Redis for PCF

This is documentation for the Redis for PCF service tile. This tile can be downloaded from Pivotal Network.

This documentation:

  • Describes the features and architecture of Redis for PCF
  • Instructs the PCF operator on how to install, configure, maintain and backup Redis for PCF
  • Instructs the App developer on how to choose a service plan, create and delete Redis service instances, and bind an app

About Redis

Redis is an easy to use, high speed key-value store that can be used as a database, cache, and message broker. It supports a range of data structures including strings, lists, hashes, sets, bitmaps, hyperloglogs, and geospatial indexes. It is easy to install and configure and is popular with engineers as a straightforward NoSQL data store. It is used for everything from a quick way to store data for development and testing through to enterprise-scale apps like Twitter.

About Redis for PCF

Redis for PCF packages Redis for easy deployment and operability on Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF). Redis for PCF can be used as a datastore or cache. Metrics and logging enable operators to monitor Redis health. Operators can configure scheduled backups to a variety of destinations. There are manual backup and restore scripts for individual service instances. New features are regularly introduced. Upgrading Redis for PCF is straightforward and preserves configuration and data.

Product Snapshot

Current Redis for PCF details
Version: v1.8.10
Release date: March 6, 2018
Software component version: Redis OSS v3.2.11
Compatible Ops Manager version: v1.9.0*, v1.10.0*
Compatible Elastic Runtime version: v1.9.0, v1.10.0
GCP support? Yes
vSphere support? Yes
OpenStack support? Yes
AWS support? Yes
Azure support? Yes
IPsec support? Yes

* Ops Manager versions 1.9+ have support for securing metrics and logs through loggregator with TLS - this is enabled in Redis for PCF 1.8.

About Upgrading to the Latest Version

Consider the following compatibility information before upgrading Redis for PCF.

For more information, see the Product Version Matrix.

Ops Manager Version Supported Upgrades from Imported Redis Installation
From To
v1.5.x, v1.6.x v1.40 – v1.4.3 v1.4.4 – latest v1.4.x
v1.5.0 – v1.5.7
v1.4.4 – latest v1.4.x Next v1.4.x – latest v1.4.x
v1.5.0 – latest v1.5.x
v1.5.0 – latest v1.5.x Next v1.5.x – latest v1.5.x
v1.7.x v1.5.0 – latest version v1.5.1 – latest version
v1.8.x v1.5.17 – latest version v1.6.0 – latest version
v1.9.x – latest version v1.6.0 – latest version v1.8.0 – latest version
v1.10.0 – v1.10.8 v1.7.2 – latest version v1.8.0 – latest version
v1.10.9 – latest version v1.7.2 – latest version v1.9.0 – latest version
v1.11.x v1.8.0 – latest version 1.9.0 - latest version

More Information

The following table lists where you can find topics related to the information on this page:

For more information about… See…
product compatibility Product Version Matrix
a particular version of Redis for PCF Release Notes
how to upgrade Redis for PCF Upgrading Redis for PCF
how to use Redis Redis Documentation

Redis for PCF and Other PCF Services

Some PCF services offer on-demand service plans. These plans let developers provision service instances when they want.

These contrast with the more common pre-provisioned service plans, which require operators to provision the service instances during installation and configuration through the service tile UI.

The following PCF services offer on-demand service plans:

  • MySQL for PCF v2.0 and later

  • RabbitMQ for PCF

  • Redis for PCF

  • Pivotal Cloud Cache (PCC)

These services package and deliver their on-demand service offerings differently. For example, some services, like Redis for PCF, have one tile, and you configure the tile differently depending on whether you want on-demand service plans or pre-provisioned service plans.

For other services, like PCC, you install one tile for on-demand service plans and a different tile for pre-provisioned service plans.

The following table lists and contrasts the different ways that PCF services package on-demand and pre-provisioned service offerings.

PCF service tile Standalone product related to the service Versions supporting on demand Versions supporting pre-provisioned
RabbitMQ for PCF Pivotal RabbitMQ v1.8 and later All versions
Redis for PCF Redis v1.8 and later All versions
MySQL for PCF MySQL v2.x
(based on Percona Server)
(based on MariaDB and Galera)
PCC Pivotal GemFire All versions NA
GemFire for PCF Pivotal GemFire NA All versions


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