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latest/stable 7 7 12 May 2021
Ubuntu 20.04
latest/edge 23 23 05 Dec 2022
Ubuntu 20.04
juju deploy redis-k8s --channel edge
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Redis Operator

A Juju charm deploying and managing Redis on Kubernetes.


The Redis operator provides in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache, and message broker. This repository contains a Juju Charm for deploying Redis on Kubernetes clusters.


To deploy this charm using Juju 2.9.0 or later, run:

juju deploy redis-k8s --channel edge

The operator supports replication, to deploy several instances of Redis the option -n can be added. The recommended replication size should be at least 3 units:

juju deploy redis-k8s --channel edge -n <num-units>

You can also add units to a deployment with:

juju add-unit redis-k8s  -n <num-units>

Once Redis starts up it will be running on its default port, 6379. To check it you run:

juju status

To discover the IP Redis is running behind. The output will have lines like:

Unit          Workload  Agent  Address     Ports  Message
redis-k8s/0*  active    idle

To retrieve the password to access the database, use the get-initial-admin-password action:

juju run-action redis-k8s/0 get-initial-admin-password --wait

Then, from your local machine, you can:

redis-cli -h -a <password> PING

HA Setup

The operator supports high availability through Redis Sentinel. After being deployed, two containers run on the pod, one with the redis service, and another one with the sentinel service. Sentinel runs on its default port, 26379.

A different password is used to setup sentinel. To retrieve it, use get-sentinel-password action:

juju run-action redis-k8s/0 get-sentinel-password --wait

From a local machine, you can:

redis-cli -h -p 26379 -a <sentinel-password> PING

Enabling TLS encryption

The operator has Redis TLS support. Three resources are needed:

  • ca-cert-file: CA certificate
  • cert-file: X.509 certificate
  • key-file: private key

User provided files are accepted. Alternatively, the testing script located on tests/ can be used to generate the certificates:

# The script will create tests/tls/ folders and place the files there.

To attach generated files as resources:

juju attach-resource redis-k8s ca-cert-file=tests/tls/ca.crt
juju attach-resource redis-k8s cert-file=tests/tls/redis.crt
juju attach-resource redis-k8s key-file=tests/tls/redis.key

After attaching the files, enable TLS with:

juju config redis-k8s enable-tls=true

Once the application is on an active|idle status, you can test connection from your local machine:

redis-cli -h <host> -a <password> --tls --cacert ./tests/tls/ca.crt PING


Docs can be found at


Docs on included libraries for the redis relation can be found at