rladmin is a command-line utility for performing administrative tasks such as failover, migration, and endpoint binding on a Redis Enterprise Software cluster. rladmin can also edit cluster and database configurations. Some of these tasks can also be performed through the Management UI and some are unique to the rladmin CLI tool.

rladmin Commands

Command Description
rladmin Enter the rladmin shell
bind Bind an endpoint
cluster Cluster management commands
exit Exit rladmin shell
failover Fail over a master shard to replica shard (previously slave shard)
help Show available commands or specific command usage
info Show current parameters for a cluster, database, node, or proxy
migrate Migrate elements between nodes
node Node management commands
placement Configure shards placement policy
recover Recover databases
restart Restart database shards
status Show status information
suffix Suffix management
tune Tune system parameters
upgrade Upgrade the Redis or module version for a database
verify Cluster verification reports


rladmin bind manages the proxy policy for the cluster or a specific database. It also can include or exclude endpoints from the proxy policy.

rladmin bind 
        [ db <db:id | name> ] 
        endpoint <id> 
        policy <single | all-master-shards | all-nodes>
Proxy policy Description
single All traffic flows through a single proxy bound to the database endpoint (preferable in most cases)
all-master-shards Multiple proxies, one on each master node (best for high traffic and multiple master shards)
all-nodes Multiple proxies, one on each node of the cluster (increases traffic in the cluster, only used in special cases)
Legacy Copies existing binding configuration from earlier versions
rladmin bind 
        [ db <db:id | name> ] 
        endpoint <id> [ include | exclude ] 
        proxy <id1 .. idN>


rladmin cluster manages cluster configuration and administration. Most rladmin cluster commands are only for clusters that are already configured, while a few others are only for new clusters that have not been configured.

Command (for configured clusters) Description
cluster certificate Sets the cluster certificate
cluster config Updates configuration for the cluster
cluster reset_password Changes the password for a given email
cluster stats_archiver Enables/disables stats archiving
cluster debug_info Creates a support package
cluster running_actions Lists all active tasks
Command (for non-configured clusters) Description
cluster create Creates a new cluster
cluster join Adds a node to an existing cluster
cluster recover_filename Recovers a cluster from a backup file

cluster certificate

rladmin cluster certificate sets the cluster certificate to a given file.

rladmin cluster certificate 
       set <certificate_name> 
       certificate_file <certificate_file> 
       [ key_file <certificate_file> ]

cluster config

rladmin cluster config updates the cluster configuration.

 rladmin cluster config 
        [ cipher_suites <BoringSSL_cipher_list> ]
        [ cm_port <number> ]
        [ cm_session_timeout <minutes> ]
        [ cnm_http_port <number> ]
        [ cnm_https_port <number>]
        [ data_cipher_list <data-cipher-suites-str> ]
        [ debuginfo_path <path/to/directory> ]
        [ handle_redirects <enabled/disabled>]
        [ http_support <enabled/disabled>]
        [ ipv6 <enabled/disabled> ]
        [ min_control_TLS_version <control_tls_version>]
        [ min_data_TLS_version <data_tls_version> ]
        [ min_sentinel_TLS_version <sentinel_tls_version> ]
        [ s3_url <url> ]
        [ saslauthd_ldap_conf </tmp/ldap.conf> ]
        [ sentinel_ssl_policy <allowed/required/disabled> ]
        [ data_cipher_list <openSSL_cipher_list> ]
        [ sentinel_cipher_suites <golang_cipher_list>]
        [ services <cm_server | crdb_coordinator | crdb_worker | mdns_server | pdns_server | saslauthd | stats_archiver> <enabled | disabled> ]
        [ upgrade_mode < enabled | disabled> ]
Optional Parameter Description
cipher_suites Cipher suites used for TLS connections to the admin console; specified in the format understood by the BoringSSL library
cm_port Ui server listening port
cm_session_timeout Timeout (in minutes) for the CM session
cmn_http_port HTTP REST API server listening port
cnm_https_port HTTPS REST API server listening port
debuginfo_path Path to local directory to place file when generating support packages
handle_redirects Enable or disable handling DNS redirects when DNS is not configured and running behind a load balancer
http_support Enable or disable using HTTP for REST API connections (info cluster)
ipv6 Enable or disable IPv6 connections to the RS admin console
min_control_TLS_version The minimum version of TLS protocol which is supported at the control path
min_data_TLS_version The minimum version of TLS protocol which is supported at the data path
s3_url The URL of S3 export and import
saslauthd_ldap_conf Updates LDAP authentication configuration for the cluster (see Cluster-based LDAP Authentication or Kubernetes LDAP configuration)
data_cipher_list Cipher suites used by the the data plane; specified in the format understood by the OpenSSL library
sentinel_cipher_suites Cipher suites used by the sentinel service (supported ciphers are implemented by the golang.org cipher suites package)
sentinel_ssl_policy Define SSL policy for the Discovery Service: required/disabled/allowed

cluster reset_password

rladmin cluster reset_password changes the password associated with e-mail address provided.

rladmin cluster reset_password <user email>

cluster debug_info

rladmin cluster debug_info writes a support package to the specified path in the cluster configuration file.

rladmin cluster debug_info [ path <path> ]

cluster create

rladmin cluster create creates a new cluster. The node from which the command is executed becomes the first node of the new cluster.

cluster create 
        name <cluster-name>
        username <admin-user> 
        password <admin-password> 
        [ node_uid <node-uid> ] 
        [ rack_aware ] 
        [ rack_id <node-rack-id> ] 
        [ license_file <file> ] 
        [ ephemeral_path <path> ] 
        [ persistent_path <path> ]
        [ ccs_persistent_path <path> ] 
        [ register_dns_suffix ] 
        [ flash_enabled ] 
        [ flash_path <path> ] 
        [ addr <ip-address> ] 
        [ external_addr <ip-addresses> ]
Optional Parameters Description
node_uid Unique node ID
rack_aware Enables/disables rack awareness
rack_id Rack ID of the rack
license_file Path to RLEC license file
ephemeral_path Path to ephemeral storage location (defaults to /var/opt/redislabs)
persistent_path Path to persistent storage location (defaults to /var/opt/redislabs/persist)
ccs_persistent_path Path to location of ccs snapshots (defaults to /var/opt/redislabs/persist)
register_nds_suffix Enables database mapping to both internal and external IP
flash_enabled Enables flash storage
flash_path Path to flash storage location (defaults to /var/opt/redislabs/flash)
addr Internal IP addresses of the node
external_addr External IP addresses of the node

cluster join

rladmidn cluster join adds a node to an existing cluster.

rladmin cluster join 
        name <cluster-name> | nodes <node-address> 
        username <admin-user> 
        password <admin-password>
        [ ephemeral_path <path> ]
        [ persistent_path <path> ]
        [ ccs_persistent_path <path> ]
        [ rack_id <node-rack-id> ]
        [ override_rack_id ]
        [ replace_node <node-uid> ]
        [ flash_enabled ]
        [ flash_path <path> ]
        [ addr <ip-address> ]
        [ external_addr <ip-addresses> ]
        [ override_repair ]
        [ accept_servers <enable | disable> ]
        [ cmn_http_port <port> ]
Optional Parameters Description
ephemeral_path Path to ephemeral storage location (defaults to /var/opt/redislabs)
persistent_path Path to persistent storage location (defaults to /var/opt/redislabs/persist)
ccs_persistent_path Path to ccs snapshot location (defaults to /var/opt/redislabs/persist)
rack_id Rack ID of the rack
override_rack_id Manually overrides the existing default rack ID
replace_node Replaces specified node with new node
flash_enabled Enables flash storage
flash_path Path to flash storage location (defaults to /var/opt/redislabs/flash)
addr Internal IP addresses of the node
external_addr External IP addresses of the node
override_repair Enables joining a cluster with a dead node
accept_servers Allows allocation of resources on the new node
cmn_http_port Joins a cluster that has a non-default cnm_http_port

cluster recover

rladmin cluster recover recovers a cluster from a backup file. Configuration backup file’s default location is /var/opt/redislabs/persist/ccs/ccs-redis.rdb.

rladmin cluster recover 
        filename <recovery-file-name> 
        [ ephemeral_path <path> ] 
        [ persistent_path <path> ]
        [ ccs_persistent_path <path> ]
        [ ccs_persistent_path <path> ]
        [ rack_id <ID> ] 
        [ override_rack_id ] 
        [ node_uid <number> ] 
        [ flash_enabled ] 
        [ flash_path <path> ] 
        [ addr <ip-address> ] 
        [ external_addr <ip-addresses> ]
Optional Parameters Description
ephemeral_path Path to ephemeral storage location (defaults to /var/opt/redislabs)
persistent_path Path to persistent storage location (defaults to /var/opt/redislabs/persist)
ccs_persistent_path Path to location of ccs snapshots (default is same as persistent_path)
rack_id Rack ID of the rack
override_rack_id Manually overrides the existing default rack ID
flash_enabled Enables flash storage
flash_path Path to flash storage location (defaults to /var/opt/redislabs/flash)
addr Internal IP addresses of the node
external_addr External IP addresses of the node


rladmin failover performs a failover for master shards of a specific database, and promotes their respective replicas to new masters. The immediate flag performs the failover without verifying the replica shards are in full sync with the master shards.

rladmin failover 
        [ db <db:id | name> ] 
        shard <id1 .. idN> 
        [ immediate ]


rladmin help list all the options and parameters associated with the rladmin command.


rladmin info lists configurable settings for specified databases, proxies, clusters, or nodes.

rladmin info db <db:id | name>
rladmin info proxy <id | all>
rladmin info cluster
rladmin info node <id>


rladmin migrate migrates shards or endpoints to a new node within the same cluster.

Optional Parameter Description
db Limits migration to specific database
node Limits migration to specific origin node
target_node Migration target node
restrict_target_node Finds target node automatically
override_policy Overrides rack aware policy and allows master and slave shards on the same node
to_first_slot Finds the node where the shard with the first hash slot (overrides endpoint_to_shard)
commit Perform the actions
max_concurrent_migrations Sets maximum number of concurrent endpoint migrations
preserve_roles Performs an additional failover to guarantee roles of masters are preserved

Migrate shards

rladmin migrate [ [db <db:id | name>] | [node <origin node:id>] ]
        shard <id1 .. idN> 
        [ preserve_roles ]
        target_node <id> 
        [ override_policy ]

Migrate all slave shards

rladmin migrate
        [ [db <db:id | name>] | [node <origin node:id>] ]
        target_node <id> 
        [ override_policy ]

Migrate all master shards

rladmin migrate
        [ [db <db:id | name>] | [node <origin node:id>] ]
        target_node <id> 
        [ override_policy ]

Migrate all shards

rladmin migrate
        <origin node:id>
        target_node <id> 
        [ override_policy ]

Migrate endpoints to shard location

rladmin migrate
        [ [db <db:id | name>] | [node <origin node:id>] ]
        [ restrict_target_node <id> ] 
        [ override_policy ]
        [ commit ]

This command migrates database endpoints to the node where the majority of the shards reside.


rladmin node manages the IP addresses (internal and external) assigned to a node. rladmin node snapshot manages snapshots of the current node state, including active endpoints and active shards.

rladmin node <id> addr set <addr>
rladmin node <id> external_addr set <addr1> <addr2>
rladmin node <id> external_addr [ add | remove ] <addr>
rladmin node <id> enslave [ shards_only | endpoints_only ]
rladmin node <id> snapshot [ create | list | restore | delete ]
rladmin node <id>  remove


rladmin placement manages the shard placement policy.

By default the placement policy applies to an all databases within a cluster. Specify the db parameter to define the policy for an individual database.

rladmin placement [ db <db:id | name> ] [ dense | sparse ]
Placement policy Description
dense Shards will be placed on the same node as long as it has resources
sparse Shards will be placed on the maximum number of available nodes within the cluster


rladmin recover manages databases in recovery mode and recovers data or configuration data.

rladmin recover [ db <db:id | name> ] [ only_configuration ]
rladmin recover all [ only_configuration ]
rladmin recover list
Parameter Description
only_configuration Only recovers configuration data
all Recovers data from all databases in recovery mode within the cluster
list Lists all databases available for recovery within the cluster


rladmin restart restarts all the processes being used by a specific database.

rladmin restart 
        db <db:id | name> 
        [ preserve_roles ] 
        [ discard_data ] 
        [ force_discard ]
Parameter Description
preserve_roles Performs an additional failover to maintain shard roles
discard_data Allows discarding data if there is no persistence or replication
force_discard Forcibly discards data even if there is persistence or replication


rladmin status displays the current cluster status and topology information.

rladmin status
        [ extra <parameter> ]
        [ issues_only]
extra parameter Description
extra state_machines Shows execution of state machine information
extra nodestats Shows shards per node
extra backups Shows periodic backup status
extra frag Shows fragmented memory available after the restart
extra watchdog Shows watchdog status
extra rack_id Shows rack_id if customer is not rack_aware
extra redis_version Shows Redis version of all databases in the cluster
extra all Shows all above extra information
rladmin status nodes 
        [ extra <parameters> ] 
        [ sort <column_titles> ] 
        [ issues_only ]
rladmin status databases 
        [ extra <parameters> ] 
        [ sort <column_titles> ] 
        [ issues_only ]
rladmin status endpoints 
        [ node <id> ] 
        [ extra <parameters> ] 
        [ sort <column_titles> ] 
        [ issues_only ]
rladmin status shards
        [ node <id> ] 
        [ db <db:id | name> ]
        [ extra <parameters> ] 
        [ sort <column_titles> ] 
        [ issues_only ]
Command Description
rladmin status nodes Filters to only nodes
rladmin status databases Filters to only databases
rladmin status endpoints Filters to only endpoints
rladmin status shards Filters to only shards


rladmin suffix manages all DNS suffixes in the cluster.

suffix list

rladmin suffix list show all DNS suffixes defined in the cluster.

rladmin suffix list

suffix add

rladmin suffix add adds a new DNS suffix to the cluster.

rladmin suffix add 
        name <name>
        [ default ]
        [ internal ]
        [ mdns ]
        [ use_aaaa_ns ]
        [ slaves <ip>.. ]
Optional parameter Description
default Sets given suffix as default
internal Forces suffix to use private IPs
mdns Enables Multicast DNS support
use_aaaa_ns Enables IPV6 address support
slaves Notifies slave shards of changes in frontend DNS

suffix delete

rladmin suffix delete deletes an existing suffix from the cluster.

rladmin suffix delete name <name>


rladmin tune configures parameters for databases, proxies, and clusters.

tune db

rladmin tune db configures database parameters.

rladmin tune db <db:id | name>
        [ slave_buffer <valueMG | hard:soft:time> ] 
        [ client_buffer <value> ] 
        [ repl_backlog <valueMB | auto> ] 
        [ crdt_repl_backlog <valueMB | auto> ]
        [ repl_timeout <seconds> ] 
        [ repl_diskless <enabled | disabled | default> ] 
        [ master_persistence <enabled | disabled> ] 
        [ maxclients <value> ] 
        [ schedpolicy <cmp | mru | spread | mnp> ] 
        [ max_shard_pipeline <value> ] 
        [ conns <value> ] [ conns_type <value> ] 
        [ max_client_pipeline <value> ] 
        [ max_connections <value> ] 
        [ max_aof_file_size <size> ] 
        [ oss_cluster <enabled | disabled> ] 
        [ oss_cluster_api_preferred_ip_type <value> ] 
        [ slave_ha <enabled | disabled> ] 
        [ slave_ha_priority <value> ] 
        [ skip_import_analyze <enabled | disabled> ]
        [ mkms <enabled | disabled> ]
        [ continue_on_error ]
        [ gradual_src_mode <enabled | disabled> ]
        [ gradual_sync_mode <enabled | disabled | auto> ]
        [ gradual_sync_max_shards_per_source <value> ]
        [ module_name <value> ] [ module_config_params <value> ]
        [ crdt_xadd_id_uniqueness_mode <liberal | semi-strict | strict> ]
        [ metrics_export_all <enabled | disabled> ]
        [ syncer_mode <distributed | centralized>]
        [ syncer_monitoring <enabled | disabled> ]
        [ mtls_allow_weak_hashing <enabled | disabled> ]
        [ mtls_allow_outdated_cert <enabled | disabled> ]
Optional Parameters Description
slave_buffer Redis slave output buffer limits (in MB or hard:soft:time)
client_buffer Redis client output buffer limits (in MB or hard:soft:time)
repl_backlog Size of the replication buffer (in MB or auto)
crdt_repl_backlog Size of the Active-Active replication buffer (in MB or auto)
repl_timeout Replication timeout (in seconds)
repl_diskless Enables/disables diskless replication
master_persistence Enables/disables persistence of the master shard
maxclients Controls the maximum client connections between the proxy and shards
schedpolicy Controls how server side connections are used when forwarding traffic to shards (values are cmp, mru, spread, or mnp)
max_shard_pipeline Maximum commands in the proxy’s pipeline per shard connection (default value is 200)
conns Size of internal connection pool
conns_type Specifies connection pool size as either per-thread or per-shard
max_client_pipeline Maximum commands in the proxy’s pipeline per client connection (max value is 2047, default value is 200)
max_connections Maximum client connections to database’s endpoint (default value is 0 or unlimited)
max_aof_file_size Maximum size (in MB) of AoF file (min value is 10 GB)
oss_cluster Enables OSS cluster API
oss_cluster_api_preferred_ip_type IP type (internal or external) for endpoint and database in OSS cluster API (default is internal)
slave_ha Enables/disables slave high availability (defaults to cluster setting)
slave_ha_priority Priority of database in slave high availability mechanism
skip_import_analyze Skips the analyzing step when importing a database
mkms Enables multi-key multi-slot commands
continue_on_error Flag that skips tuning shards that can’t be reached
gradual_src_mode Enables gradual sync of sources
gradual_sync_mode Enables gradual sync of source shards
gradual_sync_max_shards_per_source Number of shards per sync source that can be replicated (positive integer)
module_name and module_config_params Configures arguments of module in runtime
crdt_xadd_id_uniqueness_mode XADD’s behavior in an Active-Active database, defined as liberal, semi-strict, or strict (see descriptions below)
metrics_export_all Enabled the exporter to expose all shard metrics
syncer_mode Configures syncer to run in distributed or centralized mode. For distributed syncer, DMC policy must be all-nodes or all-master-nodes
syncer_monitoring Enables syncer monitoring
mtls_allow_weak_hashing Enables weak hashing (less than 2048 bits) in mTLS connections
mtls_allow_outdated_cert Enables outdated certificates in mTLS connections
XADD behavior mode Description
liberal XADD will succeed with any valid ID (not recommended, allows duplicate IDs)
semi-strict Will allow full ID. Partial IDs are completed with the unique database instance ID (not recommended, allows duplicate IDs)
strict XADD will fail if a full ID is given. Partial IDs are completed using the unique database instance ID

tune proxy

rladmin tune proxy configures proxy parameters.

rladmin tune proxy <id | all> 
        [ mode <static | dynamic> ] 
        [ threads <value> ] 
        [ max_threads <value> ]
        [ scale_threshold <value> ] 
        [ scale_duration <seconds> ]
Optional Parameters Description
mode Determines if proxy automatically adjusts number of threads based of size of the load
threads Initial number of threads created at startup
max_threads Maximum number of threads allowed
scale_threshold CPU utilization threshold that triggers spawning new threads
scale_duration Time (in seconds) before automatic proxy automatically scales

tune cluster

rladmin tune cluster configures cluster parameters.

rladmin tune cluster
        [ repl_diskless <enabled | disabled> ] 
        [ default_redis_version <version> ] 
        [ redis_provision_node_threshold <size> ] 
        [ redis_migrate_node_threshold <size> ] 
        [ redis_provision_node_threshold_percent <percent> ] 
        [ redis_migrate_node_threshold_percent <percent> ] 
        [ max_simultaneous_backups <size> ] 
        [ watchdog_profile <cloud | local-network> ] 
        [ slave_ha <enabled/disabled> ] 
        [ slave_ha_grace_period <seconds> ] 
        [ slave_ha_cooldown_period <seconds> ] 
        [ slave_ha_bdb_cooldown_period <seconds> ] 
        [ max_saved_events_per_type <value> ]
        [ parallel_shards_upgrade <value> ]
        [ default_concurrent_restore_actions <value> ]
        [ show_internals <enabled | disabled> ]
        [ expose_hostnames_for_all_suffixes <enabled | disabled> ]
Optional Parameters Description
repl_diskless Enables/disables diskless replication (can be overwritten per database)
default_redis_version Default Redis version for new databases
redis_provision_node_threshold Memory (in MBs) needed to provision a new database
redis_migrate_node_threshold Memory (in MBs) needed to migrate a database between nodes
redis_provision_node_threshold_percent Memory (in percentage) needed to provision a new database
redis_migrate_node_threshold_percent Memory (in percentage) needed to migrate a database between nodes
max_simultaneous_backups Number of backups allowed to happen at once
watchdog_profile Enables pre-configured watchdog profiles ( cloud or local-network)
slave_ha Enables/disables slave high availability
slave_ha_grace_period Time (in seconds) between when a node fails and when slave high availability starts relocating shards to another node
slave_ha_cooldown_period Time (in seconds) after shard relocation during which the slave high availibity mechanism can’t relocate to another node
slave_ha_bdb_cooldown_period Time (in seconds) after shard relocation during which databases can’t be relocated to another node
max_saved_events_per_type Maximum number of events each type saved in CCS per object type
parallel_shards_upgrade Number of shards upgraded in parallel during DB upgrade (positive integer or “all”)
login_lockout_threshold Number of failed sign-in attempts to trigger locking a user account (positive integer or “0” to specify never to lock account)
login_lockout_duration Time a locked account remains locked ( “0” means account can only be unlocked by an admin)
login_lockout_counter_reset_after Time after failed login attempt before counter resets to 0
default_concurrent_restore_actions Default number of concurrent actions during node restore from a snapshot (positive integer or “all”)

Redis cluster watchdog supports two pre-configured profiles:

  • cloud profile is suitable for common cloud environments. It has a higher tolerance for network jitter.
  • local-networkprofile is suitable for dedicated LANs and has a better failure detection and failover times.


rladmin upgrade schedules a restart of the master and slave processes to upgrade the Redis software for a specific database instance.

rladmin upgrade db <db:id | name> 
        [ preserve_roles ] 
        [ keep_current_version ] 
        [ discard_data ] 
        [ force_discard ]
        [ parallel_shards_upgrade ]
        [ keep_crdt_protocol_version ]
        [ force ]
        [ and module module name <module name> version <version> module_args <args_str> ]
Optional Parameters Description
preserve_roles Performs an additional failover to guarantee roles of masters are preserved
keep_current_version Upgrades to a new patch release, not to the latest major.minor version
discard_data Indicates that data will not be saved after the upgrade
force_discard Forces discard_data if there is replication or persistence enabled
keep_crdt_protocol_version Keeps the current crdt protocol version
force Forces upgrade and skips warnings and confirmations
and module Clause that allows upgrade of BDB and specified Redis module in a single step with only one restart (can be specified multiple times)


rladmin verify balance prints a cluster shard balance report.

rladmin verify balance [ node <id> ]

rladmin verify rack_aware prints a cluster rack aware verification report.

rladmin verify rack_aware

Use the rladmin shell

To open the rladmin shell:

  1. Login to the Redis Enterprise Software host with an account that is a member of the redislabs OS group.

    The rladmin binary is located in /opt/redislabs/bin. If you don’t have this directory in your PATH, you may want to add it. Otherwise, you can use bash -l <username> to log in as a user with permissions to that directory.

  2. Run: rladmin

    If the CLI does not recognize the rladmin command, you run this command to load the needed configuration first: bash -l

In the rladmin shell you can:

  • Run a any rladmin command without prefacing it with rladmin.
  • Enter ? to view the full list of available commands.
  • Enter help followed by the name of a command for a detailed explanation of the command and its usage.
  • Press the Tab key for command completion.
  • Enter exit or press Ctl+D to return to your terminal prompt.