The hardware requirements for Redis Enterprise Software (RS) are different for development and production environments.
In a development environment you can test your application with a live RS database.
If you want to test your application under production conditions, use the production environment requirements.
In a production environment you must have enough resources to handle the load on the database and recover from failures.
You can build your development environment with non-production hardware, such as a laptop, desktop, or small VM or instance, and with these hardware requirements:
|Nodes per cluster||You can install on one node but many features require at least two nodes.||1 node||>= 2 nodes|
|RAM per node||The amount of RAM for each node.||4GB||>= 8GB|
|Storage per node||The amount of storage space for each node.||10GB||>= 20GB|
We recommend these hardware requirements for production systems or for development systems that are designed to demonstrate production use cases:
|Nodes per cluster||At least 3 nodes are required to support a reliable, highly available deployment that handles process failure, node failure, and network split events in a consistent manner.||3 nodes||>= 3 nodes (Must be an odd number of nodes)|
|Cores* per node||RS is based on a multi-tenant architecture and can run multiple Redis processes (or shards) on the same core without significant performance degradation.||4 cores||>=8 cores|
|RAM* per node||Defining your RAM size must be part of the capacity planning for your Redis usage.||15GB||>=30GB|
|Ephemeral Storage||Used for storing replication files (RDB format) and cluster log files.||RAM x 2||>= RAM x 4|
|Persistent Storage||Used for storing snapshot (RDB format) and AOF files over a persistent storage media, such as AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS) or Azure Data Disk.||RAM x 3||In-memory >= RAM x 6 (except for extreme ‘write’ scenarios); Redis on Flash >= (RAM + Flash) x 5.|
|Network||We recommend using multiple NICs per node where each NIC is >100Kbps, but RS can also run over a single 1Gbps interface network used for processing application requests, inter-cluster communication, and storage access.||1G||>=10G|
- When the CPU load reaches a certain level, Redis Enterprise Software sends an alert to the operator.
- If your application is designed to put a lot of load on your Redis database, make sure that you have at least one available core for each shard of your database.
- If some of the cluster nodes are utilizing more than 80% of the CPU, consider migrating busy resources to less busy nodes.
- If all the cluster nodes are utilizing over 80% of the CPU, consider scaling out the cluster by adding a node.
- Since Redis uses a relatively large amount of buffers (such as for slave communication, client communication, and pub/sub commands) make sure that at least 30% of the RAM is “unused” on each node.
- If some of the cluster nodes are utilizing more than 65% of the RAM, you should look at migrating busy resources to less busy nodes.
- If all the cluster nodes are utilizing over 70% of the RAM, you should look to scale out the cluster by adding a node.
- Do not run other memory-consuming systems on the RS node.