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Create Redis cluster using ElastiCache

Lab Details

  1. This lab walks you through the steps to launch a Redis cluster using ElastiCache through AWS Management Console. 

  2. You will query basic commands on Redis cluster after SSHing that with EC2 instance.

  3. Duration: 1 hour

  4. AWS Region: US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1


What is Redis cluster in ElastiCache?

  • ElastiCache is an in-memory data store, fully managed service by AWS.

  • Currently, it is compatible with Redis and Memcached, this lab is about using Redis only.

  • Some of the real-time use of Redis is Session store, caching, queuing.

Architecture Diagram

Task Details

  1. Launching Lab Environment

  2. Create a security group

  3. Create a Redis Cluster

  4. Launching an EC2 Instance

  5. Copy the ElastiCache Endpoint

  6. SSH into EC2 Instance

  7. Install the required package and connect to the ElastiCache cluster

  8. Test the ElastiCache cluster by running sample commands

  9. Validation of the lab

  10. Deleting AWS resources