Dockerfile for Redis Cluster (redis 3.0+)
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Docker image with redis built and installed from source.

The main usage for this container is to test redis cluster code. For example in repo.

The cluster is 6 redis instances running with 3 master & 3 slaves, one slave for each master. They run on ports 7000 to 7005.

If the flag -e "SENTINEL=true" is passed there are 3 Sentinel nodes running on ports 5000 to 5002 matching cluster's master instances.

It also contains 2 standalone instances that is not part of the cluster. They are running on port 7006 & 7007

This image requires at least Docker version 1.10 but the latest version is recommended.

Update 2018-03-06: All images/tags on dockerhub has been rebuilt with the latest code and re-uploaded to dockerhub.

Note for Mac users

If you are using this container to run a redis cluster on your mac computer, then you need to configure the container to use another IP address for cluster discovery as it can't use the default discovery IP that is hardcoded into the container.

If you are using the docker-compose file to build the container, then you must export a envrionment variable on your machine before building the container.

# This will make redis do cluster discovery and bind all nodes to ip internally


If you are downloading the container from dockerhub, you must add the internal IP envrionment variable to your docker run command.

docker run grokzen/redis-cluster:latest -e "IP=" ...


To build your own image run:

make build

And to run the container use:

make up

# and top stop the container run

make down

To connect to your cluster you can use the redis-cli tool:

redis-cli -c -p 7000

# or the built redis-cli tool inside the container

make cli

Omit standalone redis instances

Set env variable CLUSTER_ONLY=true.

  • Running with docker compose, modify docker-compose file

    version: '2'
          context: .
            redis_version: '4.0.11'
        hostname: server
        CLUSTER_ONLY: 'true'
  • Running with docker directly add:

    docker run ... -e CLUSTER_ONLY=true ...

Include sentinel instances

Sentinel instances is not enabled by default.

When running with docker-compose set the environment variable on your system REDIS_USE_SENTINEL=true and start your container.

If running with plain docker send in -e SENTINEL=true.

Build alternative redis versions

For a release to be buildable it needs to be present at this url:

docker build

To set a different redis version use the argument --build-arg

# Example
docker build --build-arg redis_version=3.2.0 -t grokzen/redis-cluster .


To set a different redis version you must change the variable 'redis_version' inside the docker-compose file.

Then you simply rebuild the compose file and it should be updated with the desired redis version.

Available tags

The following tags with pre-built images is available on docker-hub.

Latest release in the most recent stable branch will be used as latest version.

  • latest == 4.0.11

Redis 5.0.x version:

  • 5.0-rc5
  • 5.0-rc4
  • 5.0-rc3
  • 5.0-rc2
  • 5.0-rc1

Redis 4.0.x versions:

  • 4.0.11
  • 4.0.10
  • 4.0.9
  • 4.0.8
  • 4.0.7
  • 4.0.6
  • 4.0.5
  • 4.0.4
  • 4.0.3
  • 4.0.2
  • 4.0.1
  • 4.0.0

Redis 3.2.x versions:

  • 3.2.12
  • 3.2.11
  • 3.2.10
  • 3.2.9
  • 3.2.8
  • 3.2.7
  • 3.2.6
  • 3.2.5
  • 3.2.4
  • 3.2.3
  • 3.2.2
  • 3.2.1
  • 3.2.0

Redis 3.0.x versions:

  • 3.0.7
  • 3.0.6
  • 3.0.5
  • 3.0.4
  • 3.0.3
  • 3.0.2
  • 3.0.1
  • 3.0.0


This repo is using the MIT LICENSE.

You can find it in the file LICENSE