Once you have a subscription, creating a Redis database in Redis Cloud Essentials is simple with the steps below.

Note: You can have as many databases as you desire, up to the limit of your subscription or the subscription plan size, whichever comes first.

  1. Select Databases from the top right menu in Redis Cloud Essentials.
  2. Click on the plus sign to add a database to a subscription.
  3. Enter a Database Name that is up to 40 characters long. (Required)
  4. If this database is created in a standard subscription, choose to enable or disable Replication (default is "on"). Replication enables instant failover by keeping a standby, in-memory replica. Be aware that by enabling this feature, your database will consume twice as much memory in your subscription.
  5. Select your preferred Data Persistence option.
  6. If this is a Pay-as-You-Go subscription, you will see Database Clustering as an option.
  7. Enter a password to secure your database.
  8. Enter a Source IP/Subnet that you would like to require source traffic to originate (e.g. your application server). The information is either a specific source IPv4 address or a source subnet in CIDR notation. (e.g. 10.0.1.45 or 10.0.1.1/24 respectively). Once edited, click the save icon on the right.
  9. If your subscription is in AWS, you may add a pre-existing AWS Security Groups that you would like to use.
  10. If you have contacted support to enable SSL/TLS certificates, you can add SSL Client Authentication to your database here. For specific information on this process, see Securing Redis Cloud Essentials Connections with SSL/TLS.
  11. For more advanced options, click on More Options.
  12. Choose a Data Eviction Policy or accept the default.
  13. If you would like periodic backups of your database, enter the path to storage here. For specific information visit Configuring Database Backups for Redis Cloud Essentials.
  14. You can add Alert Settings to your database so that you and your team can be alerted when thresholds are passed.
  15. Click Activate.

Once activated, the screen presents detailed information as the system is creating the database. There are two things you are looking for on this page:

  • The orange spinning icon on the top right to turn to a green checkmark
  • The Endpoint issued for the new database

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