Set up a new cluster

How to set up a new cluster using the management UI.

A Redis Enterprise Software cluster typically consists of several nodes. For production deployments, we recommend an uneven number of nodes, with a minimum of three.

In a cluster that consists of only one node, some features and capabilities are not enabled, such as database replication that provides high availability.

To set up a new cluster, you must first install the Redis Enterprise Software package and then set up the cluster as described below. After the cluster is created you can add multiple nodes to the cluster.

To create a cluster:

  1. In a browser, navigate to https://<name or IP address of the machine with Redis Enterprise Software installed>:8443/new. For example, if you installed Redis Enterprise Software on a machine with IP address, then navigate to

  2. Select Create new cluster.

  3. Enter an email and password for the administrator account, then select Next to proceed to cluster setup.

  4. Enter your cluster license key if you have one. Otherwise, the cluster uses the trial license by default.

  5. In the Configuration section:

    1. For FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name), enter a unique name for the cluster.

      See the instructions for DNS setup to make sure your cluster is reachable by name.

    2. Choose whether to Enable private & public endpoints support.

    3. Choose whether to Enable rack-zone awareness.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Configure storage and network settings:

    1. Enter a path for Ephemeral storage, or leave the default path.

    2. Enter a path for Persistent storage, or leave the default path.

    3. To enable Auto Tiering, select Enable flash storage and enter the path to the flash storage.

    4. If the cluster is configured to support rack-zone awareness, set the Rack-zone ID for the new node.

    5. If your machine has multiple IP addresses, assign a single IPv4 type address for Node-to-node communication (internal traffic) and multiple IPv4/IPv6 type addresses for External traffic.

  8. Select Create cluster.

  9. Click OK to confirm that you are aware of the replacement of the HTTPS TLS certificate on the node, and proceed through the browser warning.

After a short wait, your cluster is created and you can sign in to the Cluster Manager UI.

You can now access any of the management capabilities, including:

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