The Redis project does not officially support Windows. However, the Microsoft Open Tech group develops and maintains this Windows port targeting Win64. So I thought, it is a good opportunity to see if we can use Docker as our Redis container to host Redis on our Windows servers. Installing Docker for windows. Jul 21, 2008 To use Docker's port forwarding for Redis, add the flag -p host port:6379 to the docker run command. For example, to set up port forwarding so that you can connect to the container using port 7001, the docker run command is: sudo docker run -name my-redis-container -p 7001:6379 -d redis. You can then switch to another server. Docker run -d -p 6379:6379 -name redis1 redis Check it's running with. Docker ps And view the log output with. Docker logs redis1 Run the Redis CLI in the container. We're going to start a new interactive session (-it) inside the running container, and use it to run redis-cli. We could run it directly, but for now, let's just start a shell. Why use Alpine Linux for your Docker container? Alpine makes a great docker container, because it is so small and optimized to be run in RAM. It is also fast. Furthermore, nearly every official Docker image has a tag for Alpine. So basically, it is optimized for size, speed and is easy. Prerequisites to running Redis with Docker. Download and install PostgresSQL for your OS. Install or run the Redis CLI library. Install the Redis CLI package for your OS. OR; Perform a container restart and run both Redis image and the Redis CLI image. NOTE: If you use a macOS and installed Redis with Homebrew, the Redis CLI package should be.
Learn how to deploy Redis in a Docker container. Redis is a key-value store which allows data to be stored and accessed at lightning fast speeds. These qualities make it a natural choice for use with Docker containers. Redis is one of the top three most popular Docker images.
For more information on installing and using Redis, see our article on Installing Redis on a Linux Server. For more information on installing Docker, see our article on Installing and Running Docker on a Linux Server.
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The official Redis image is one of the top three most popular Docker images. It contains the command EXPOSE 6379 (the default Redis port) which makes it automatically available to any linked containers.
To run a Redis instance in a Docker container named my-redis-container, use the command:
To connect to a Redis instance from another Docker container, add --link [Redis container name or ID]:redis to that container's docker run command.
For example, to launch a container named my-redis-application from the official CentOS 7 image and link it to the my-redis-container container, use the command:
To connect to a Redis instance from another Docker container with a command-line interface, link the container and specify the host and port with -h redis -p 6379.
This will connect you to the new container my-redis-cli with a redis-cli connection to the my-redis-container container. Use ctrl-P + ctrl-Q to exit this container and return to the command line.
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If you wish to connect to a Docker container running Redis from a remote server, you can use Docker's port forwarding to access the container with the host server's IP address or domain name.
To use Docker's port forwarding for Redis, add the flag -p [host port]:6379 to the docker run command.
For example, to set up port forwarding so that you can connect to the container using port 7001, the docker run command is:
You can then switch to another server and access the my-redis-container container with the command:
For example, if the host server running the Redis container is IP address 192.168.0.1, you can access the Redis container from any server with the command:
Iif you are using a firewall, you will need to allow external access to the relevant port(s).
If you have a custom redis.conf file, you can load it at container launch by adding the -v flag to the docker run command:
For example, to load the customized file /data/myredis/redis.conf file, the command is: