This tutorial shows how to install RedisInsight on Docker so you can use RedisInsight in development. We have a separate guide for installing RedisInsight on AWS.

Install Docker

The first step is to install docker for your operating system. Run the docker version command in a terminal window to make sure that docker is installed correctly.

Note -
On Windows and Mac, install docker version 18.03 or higher. You can run docker version to find out your docker version.

Run RedisInsight Docker Image

Next, run the RedisInsight container. The easiest way is to run the following command:

docker run -v redisinsight:/db -p 8001:8001 redislabs/redisinsight:latest

and then point your browser to http://localhost:8001.

Note -

Make sure the directory you pass as a volume to the container has necessary permissions for the container to access it. For example, if the previous command returns a permissions error, run the following command:

chown -R 1001 redisinsight

In addition, you can add some additional flags to the docker run command:

  1. You can add the -it flag to see the logs and view the progress.

  2. On Linux, you can add --network host. This makes it easy to work with redis running on your local machine.

  3. To analyze RDB files stored in S3, you can add the access key and secret access key as environment variables using the -e flag.

    For example: -e AWS_ACCESS_KEY=<aws access key> -e AWS_SECRET_KEY=<aws secret access key>

If everything worked, you should see the following output in the terminal:

Starting webserver...
Visit in your web browser.
Press CTRL-C to exit.