Redis Enterprise Software (RS) is supported on several operating systems, cloud environments, and virtual environments.


Make sure your system meets these requirements:

  • Only 64-bit operating systems are supported.
  • You must install Redis Enterprise Software directly on the host, not through system cloning.
  • You must install on a clean host with no other applications running so that all RAM is allocated to the OS and RS only.
  • Linux distributions must be installed with at least “Minimal Install” configuration.
Platform Versions/Information
Ubuntu 14.04 (Support ends on November 30, 2020)
16.04, 18.04
Server version is recommended for production installations. Desktop version is only recommended for development deployments.
RHEL/CentOS 6 6.7, 6.8, 6.9 (Support ends on November 30, 2020)
RHEL/CentOS 7 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 7.9
Requires OpenSSL 1.0.2 and firewall configuration
Oracle Linux 6 Based on the corresponding RHEL version
Oracle Linux 7 Based on the corresponding RHEL version
Amazon Linux  Version 1
Docker Docker images of Redis Enterprise Software are certified for Development and Testing only.
Kubernetes, Pivotal Platform (PCF) and other orchestration and cloud environments See the Platform documentation


Redis Enterprise is compatible with VMware, but make sure that you:

  • Configure your memory, CPU, network, and storage settings to allow for optimal Redis Enterprise performance.
  • Pin each Redis Enterprise shard to a specific ESX/ESXi host by setting the appropriate affinity rules.
  • If you must manually migrate a virtual machine to another host, follow the best practices for shard maintenance and contact support if you have questions.
  • Disable VMware VMotion because Redis Enterprise is not compatible with VMotion.
  • Don’t use VMware snapshots because Redis Enterprise cluster manages state dynamically, so a snapshot might not have the correct node and cluster state.