Quickstart: Create a Redis Enterprise cache

Azure Cache for Redis' Enterprise tiers provide fully integrated and managed Redis Enterprise on Azure. These new tiers are:

  • Enterprise, which uses volatile memory (DRAM) on a virtual machine to store data
  • Enterprise Flash, which uses both volatile and non-volatile memory (NVMe or SSD) to store data.

Prerequisites

You'll need an Azure subscription before you begin. If you don't have one, create an account. For more information, see special considerations for Enterprise tiers.

Create a cache

  1. To create a cache, sign in to the Azure portal and select Create a resource.

  2. On the New page, select Databases and then select Azure Cache for Redis.

    Select Azure Cache for Redis

  3. On the New Redis Cache page, configure the settings for your new cache.

    Setting Suggested value Description
    Subscription Drop down and select your subscription. The subscription under which to create this new Azure Cache for Redis instance.
    Resource group Drop down and select a resource group, or select Create new and enter a new resource group name. Name for the resource group in which to create your cache and other resources. By putting all your app resources in one resource group, you can easily manage or delete them together.
    DNS name Enter a globally unique name. The cache name must be a string between 1 and 63 characters that contain only numbers, letters, or hyphens. The name must start and end with a number or letter, and can't contain consecutive hyphens. Your cache instance's host name will be <DNS name>..redisenterprise.cache.azure.net.
    Location Drop down and select a location. Enterprise tiers are available in selected Azure regions.
    Cache type Drop down and select an Enterprise or Enterprise Flash tier and a size. The tier determines the size, performance, and features that are available for the cache.

    Enterprise tier Basics tab

    Important

    Be sure to select Terms before you proceed.

  4. Select Next: Networking and skip.

  5. Select Next: Advanced and set Clustering policy to Enterprise for a non-clustered cache. Enable Non-TLS access only if you plan to connect to the new cache without using TLS. Disabling TLS is not recommended, however.

    Screenshot that shows the Enterprise tier Advanced tab.

    Note

    Redis Enterprise supports two clustering policies. Use the Enterprise policy to access your cache using the regular Redis API, and OSS the OSS Cluster API.

    Note

    You can't change modules after you create the cache instance. The setting is create-only.

  6. Select Next: Tags and skip.

  7. Select Next: Review + create.

    Enterprise tier Review + Create tab

  8. Review the settings and select Create.

    It takes some time for the cache to create. You can monitor progress on the Azure Cache for Redis Overview page. When Status shows as Running, the cache is ready to use.

Next steps

In this quickstart, you learned how to create an Enterprise tier instance of Azure Cache for Redis.