Prometheus and Grafana with Redis Enterprise

Use Prometheus and Grafana to collect and visualize Redis Cloud metrics.

You can use Prometheus and Grafana to collect and visualize your Redis Enterprise Software metrics.

Metrics are exposed at the cluster, node, database, shard, and proxy levels.

  • Prometheus is an open source systems monitoring and alerting toolkit that aggregates metrics from different sources.
  • Grafana is an open source metrics visualization tool that processes Prometheus data.

You can use Prometheus and Grafana to:

  • Collect and display metrics not available in the admin console

  • Set up automatic alerts for node or cluster events

  • Display Redis Enterprise Software metrics alongside data from other systems

Graphic showing how Prometheus and Grafana collect and display data from a Redis Enterprise Cluster. Prometheus collects metrics from the Redis Enterprise cluster, and Grafana queries those metrics for visualization.

In each cluster, the metrics_exporter process exposes Prometheus metrics on port 8070.

Quick start

To get started with Prometheus and Grafana:

  1. Create a directory called 'prometheus' on your local machine.

  2. Within that directory, create a configuration file called prometheus.yml.

  3. Add the following contents to the configuration file and replace <cluster_name> with your Redis Enterprise cluster's FQDN:

    We recommend running Prometheus in Docker only for development and testing.
      scrape_interval: 15s
      evaluation_interval: 15s
    # Attach these labels to any time series or alerts when communicating with
    # external systems (federation, remote storage, Alertmanager).
        monitor: "prometheus-stack-monitor"
    # Load and evaluate rules in this file every 'evaluation_interval' seconds.
    # - "first.rules"
    # - "second.rules"
    # scrape Prometheus itself
      - job_name: prometheus
        scrape_interval: 10s
        scrape_timeout: 5s
          - targets: ["localhost:9090"]
    # scrape Redis Enterprise
      - job_name: redis-enterprise
        scrape_interval: 30s
        scrape_timeout: 30s
        metrics_path: /
        scheme: https
          insecure_skip_verify: true
          - targets: ["<cluster_name>:8070"]
  4. Set up your Prometheus and Grafana servers. To set up Prometheus and Grafana on Docker:

    1. Create a docker-compose.yml file:

      version: '3'
              image: prom/prometheus
                  - 9090:9090
                  - ./prometheus/prometheus.yml:/etc/prometheus/prometheus.yml
              image: grafana/grafana
                  - 3000:3000
                  - GF_SECURITY_ADMIN_PASSWORD=secret
                  - prometheus-server:prometheus
    2. To start the containers, run:

      $ docker compose up -d
    3. To check that all of the containers are up, run: docker ps

    4. In your browser, sign in to Prometheus at http://localhost:9090 to make sure the server is running.

    5. Select Status and then Targets to check that Prometheus is collecting data from your Redis Enterprise cluster.

      The Redis Enterprise target showing that Prometheus is connected to the Redis Enterprise Cluster.

      If Prometheus is connected to the cluster, you can type node_up in the Expression field on the Prometheus home page to see the cluster metrics.

  5. Configure the Grafana datasource:

    1. Sign in to Grafana. If you installed Grafana locally, go to http://localhost:3000 and sign in with:

      • Username: admin
      • Password: secret
    2. In the Grafana configuration menu, select Data Sources.

    3. Select Add data source.

    4. Select Prometheus from the list of data source types.

      The Prometheus data source in the list of data sources on Grafana.
    5. Enter the Prometheus configuration information:

      • Name: redis-enterprise
      • URL: http://<your prometheus server name>:9090
      The Prometheus connection form in Grafana.
    • If the network port is not accessible to the Grafana server, select the Browser option from the Access menu.
    • In a testing environment, you can select Skip TLS verification.
  6. Add dashboards for cluster, database, node, and shard metrics. To add preconfigured dashboards:

    1. In the Grafana dashboards menu, select Manage.
    2. Click Import.
    3. Upload one or more Grafana dashboards.

Grafana dashboards for Redis Enterprise

Redis publishes four preconfigured dashboards for Redis Enterprise and Grafana:

These dashboards are open source. For additional dashboard options, or to file an issue, see the Redis Enterprise observability Github repository.

For more information about configuring Grafana dashboards, see the Grafana documentation.

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