As part of my back to basics on AWS, it is now time to discuss creating a ElastiCache cluster. My primary example is creating a ElastiCache cluster to support Redis.
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Provide a name
I’ve selected the latest engine version
I selected a free tier node type but you can choose whatever best fits your needs
I selected number of replicas to 0 to stay within the free tier but you can pick any number you need
If you were to select a number greater than 0 you could do multi-AZ for better availability
Time to create a new subnet for this service
If doing multi-AZ you can select multiple AZs
Here is where you can get granular with your security options
I’m keeping everything default since I don’t need encryption for this demo
If you want to use Redis AUTH to control which apps can connect to Redis
I’m keeping everything else default for now.
From here you can now download your Redis tool and get to work.
As you can see spinning up a new Redis cluster in AWS is pretty straight forward. That is assuming you know your needs and planned for single or multi-AZ. Once again, I hope y’all found this helpful.