bitnami/redis

Chart version: 11.2.2
Api version: v1
App version: 6.0.8
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Set me up:
helm repo add center https://repo.chartcenter.io
Install Chart:
helm install redis center/bitnami/redis
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Redis

Redis is an advanced key-value cache and store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets, bitmaps and hyperloglogs.

TL;DR

# Testing configuration
$ helm repo add bitnami https://charts.bitnami.com/bitnami
$ helm install my-release bitnami/redis
# Production configuration
$ helm repo add bitnami https://charts.bitnami.com/bitnami
$ helm install my-release bitnami/redis --values values-production.yaml

Introduction

This chart bootstraps a Redis deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager.

Bitnami charts can be used with Kubeapps for deployment and management of Helm Charts in clusters. This chart has been tested to work with NGINX Ingress, cert-manager, fluentd and Prometheus on top of the BKPR.

Choose between Redis Helm Chart and Redis Cluster Helm Chart

You can choose any of the two Redis Helm charts for deploying a Redis cluster. While Redis Helm Chart will deploy a master-slave cluster using Redis Sentinel, the Redis Cluster Helm Chart will deploy a Redis Cluster topology with sharding. The main features of each chart are the following:

Redis Redis Cluster
Supports multiple databases Supports only one database. Better if you have a big dataset
Single write point (single master) Multiple write points (multiple masters)
Redis Topology Redis Cluster Topology

Prerequisites

  • Kubernetes 1.12+
  • Helm 2.12+ or Helm 3.0-beta3+
  • PV provisioner support in the underlying infrastructure

Installing the Chart

To install the chart with the release name my-release:

$ helm install my-release bitnami/redis

The command deploys Redis on the Kubernetes cluster in the default configuration. The Parameters section lists the parameters that can be configured during installation.

Tip: List all releases using helm list

Uninstalling the Chart

To uninstall/delete the my-release deployment:

$ helm delete my-release

The command removes all the Kubernetes components associated with the chart and deletes the release.

Parameters

The following table lists the configurable parameters of the Redis chart and their default values.

Parameter Description Default
global.imageRegistry Global Docker image registry nil
global.imagePullSecrets Global Docker registry secret names as an array [] (does not add image pull secrets to deployed pods)
global.storageClass Global storage class for dynamic provisioning nil
global.redis.password Redis password (overrides password) nil
image.registry Redis Image registry docker.io
image.repository Redis Image name bitnami/redis
image.tag Redis Image tag {TAG_NAME}
image.pullPolicy Image pull policy IfNotPresent
image.pullSecrets Specify docker-registry secret names as an array nil
nameOverride String to partially override redis.fullname template with a string (will prepend the release name) nil
fullnameOverride String to fully override redis.fullname template with a string nil
cluster.enabled Use master-slave topology true
cluster.slaveCount Number of slaves 2
existingSecret Name of existing secret object (for password authentication) nil
existingSecretPasswordKey Name of key containing password to be retrieved from the existing secret nil
usePassword Use password true
usePasswordFile Mount passwords as files instead of environment variables false
password Redis password (ignored if existingSecret set) Randomly generated
configmap Additional common Redis node configuration (this value is evaluated as a template) See values.yaml
clusterDomain Kubernetes DNS Domain name to use cluster.local
networkPolicy.enabled Enable NetworkPolicy false
networkPolicy.allowExternal Don’t require client label for connections true
networkPolicy.ingressNSMatchLabels Allow connections from other namespaces {}
networkPolicy.ingressNSPodMatchLabels For other namespaces match by pod labels and namespace labels {}
securityContext.* Other pod security context to be included as-is in the pod spec {}
securityContext.enabled Enable security context (both redis master and slave pods) true
securityContext.fsGroup Group ID for the container (both redis master and slave pods) 1001
containerSecurityContext.* Other container security context to be included as-is in the container spec {}
containerSecurityContext.enabled Enable security context (both redis master and slave containers) true
containerSecurityContext.runAsUser User ID for the container (both redis master and slave containers) 1001
serviceAccount.create Specifies whether a ServiceAccount should be created false
serviceAccount.name The name of the ServiceAccount to create Generated using the fullname template
rbac.create Specifies whether RBAC resources should be created false
rbac.role.rules Rules to create []
metrics.enabled Start a side-car prometheus exporter false
metrics.image.registry Redis exporter image registry docker.io
metrics.image.repository Redis exporter image name bitnami/redis-exporter
metrics.image.tag Redis exporter image tag {TAG_NAME}
metrics.image.pullPolicy Image pull policy IfNotPresent
metrics.image.pullSecrets Specify docker-registry secret names as an array nil
metrics.extraArgs Extra arguments for the binary; possible values here {}
metrics.podLabels Additional labels for Metrics exporter pod {}
metrics.podAnnotations Additional annotations for Metrics exporter pod {}
metrics.resources Exporter resource requests/limit Memory: 256Mi, CPU: 100m
metrics.serviceMonitor.enabled if true, creates a Prometheus Operator ServiceMonitor (also requires metrics.enabled to be true) false
metrics.serviceMonitor.namespace Optional namespace which Prometheus is running in nil
metrics.serviceMonitor.interval How frequently to scrape metrics (use by default, falling back to Prometheus’ default) nil
metrics.serviceMonitor.selector Default to kube-prometheus install (CoreOS recommended), but should be set according to Prometheus install { prometheus: kube-prometheus }
metrics.service.type Kubernetes Service type (redis metrics) ClusterIP
metrics.service.annotations Annotations for the services to monitor (redis master and redis slave service) {}
metrics.service.labels Additional labels for the metrics service {}
metrics.service.loadBalancerIP loadBalancerIP if redis metrics service type is LoadBalancer nil
metrics.priorityClassName Metrics exporter pod priorityClassName nil
metrics.prometheusRule.enabled Set this to true to create prometheusRules for Prometheus operator false
metrics.prometheusRule.additionalLabels Additional labels that can be used so prometheusRules will be discovered by Prometheus {}
metrics.prometheusRule.namespace namespace where prometheusRules resource should be created Same namespace as redis
metrics.prometheusRule.rules rules to be created, check values for an example. []
persistence.existingClaim Provide an existing PersistentVolumeClaim nil
master.persistence.enabled Use a PVC to persist data (master node) true
master.persistence.path Path to mount the volume at, to use other images /data
master.persistence.subPath Subdirectory of the volume to mount at ""
master.persistence.storageClass Storage class of backing PVC generic
master.persistence.accessModes Persistent Volume Access Modes [ReadWriteOnce]
master.persistence.size Size of data volume 8Gi
master.persistence.matchLabels matchLabels persistent volume selector {}
master.persistence.matchExpressions matchExpressions persistent volume selector {}
master.statefulset.labels Additional labels for redis master StatefulSet {}
master.statefulset.updateStrategy Update strategy for StatefulSet onDelete
master.statefulset.rollingUpdatePartition Partition update strategy nil
master.podLabels Additional labels for Redis master pod {}
master.podAnnotations Additional annotations for Redis master pod {}
master.extraEnvVars Additional Environement Variables passed to the pod of the master’s stateful set set []
master.extraEnvVarCMs Additional Environement Variables ConfigMappassed to the pod of the master’s stateful set set []
master.extraEnvVarsSecret Additional Environement Variables Secret passed to the master’s stateful set []
podDisruptionBudget.enabled Pod Disruption Budget toggle false
podDisruptionBudget.minAvailable Minimum available pods 1
podDisruptionBudget.maxUnavailable Maximum unavailable pods nil
redisPort Redis port (in both master and slaves) 6379
tls.enabled Enable TLS support for replication traffic false
tls.authClients Require clients to authenticate or not true
tls.certificatesSecret Name of the secret that contains the certificates nil
tls.certFilename Certificate filename nil
tls.certKeyFilename Certificate key filename nil
tls.certCAFilename CA Certificate filename nil
tls.dhParamsFilename DH params (in order to support DH based ciphers) nil
master.command Redis master entrypoint string. The command redis-server is executed if this is not provided. Note this is prepended with exec /run.sh
master.preExecCmds Text to inset into the startup script immediately prior to master.command. Use this if you need to run other ad-hoc commands as part of startup nil
master.configmap Additional Redis configuration for the master nodes (this value is evaluated as a template) nil
master.disableCommands Array of Redis commands to disable (master) ["FLUSHDB", "FLUSHALL"]
master.extraFlags Redis master additional command line flags []
master.nodeSelector Redis master Node labels for pod assignment {“beta.kubernetes.io/arch”: “amd64”}
master.tolerations Toleration labels for Redis master pod assignment []
master.affinity Affinity settings for Redis master pod assignment {}
master.schedulerName Name of an alternate scheduler nil
master.service.type Kubernetes Service type (redis master) ClusterIP
master.service.port Kubernetes Service port (redis master) 6379
master.service.nodePort Kubernetes Service nodePort (redis master) nil
master.service.annotations annotations for redis master service {}
master.service.labels Additional labels for redis master service {}
master.service.loadBalancerIP loadBalancerIP if redis master service type is LoadBalancer nil
master.service.loadBalancerSourceRanges loadBalancerSourceRanges if redis master service type is LoadBalancer nil
master.resources Redis master CPU/Memory resource requests/limits Memory: 256Mi, CPU: 100m
master.livenessProbe.enabled Turn on and off liveness probe (redis master pod) true
master.livenessProbe.initialDelaySeconds Delay before liveness probe is initiated (redis master pod) 5
master.livenessProbe.periodSeconds How often to perform the probe (redis master pod) 5
master.livenessProbe.timeoutSeconds When the probe times out (redis master pod) 5
master.livenessProbe.successThreshold Minimum consecutive successes for the probe to be considered successful after having failed (redis master pod) 1
master.livenessProbe.failureThreshold Minimum consecutive failures for the probe to be considered failed after having succeeded. 5
master.readinessProbe.enabled Turn on and off readiness probe (redis master pod) true
master.readinessProbe.initialDelaySeconds Delay before readiness probe is initiated (redis master pod) 5
master.readinessProbe.periodSeconds How often to perform the probe (redis master pod) 5
master.readinessProbe.timeoutSeconds When the probe times out (redis master pod) 1
master.readinessProbe.successThreshold Minimum consecutive successes for the probe to be considered successful after having failed (redis master pod) 1
master.readinessProbe.failureThreshold Minimum consecutive failures for the probe to be considered failed after having succeeded. 5
master.shareProcessNamespace Redis Master pod shareProcessNamespace option. Enables /pause reap zombie PIDs. false
master.priorityClassName Redis Master pod priorityClassName nil
volumePermissions.enabled Enable init container that changes volume permissions in the registry (for cases where the default k8s runAsUser and fsUser values do not work) false
volumePermissions.image.registry Init container volume-permissions image registry docker.io
volumePermissions.image.repository Init container volume-permissions image name bitnami/minideb
volumePermissions.image.tag Init container volume-permissions image tag buster
volumePermissions.image.pullPolicy Init container volume-permissions image pull policy Always
volumePermissions.resources Init container volume-permissions CPU/Memory resource requests/limits {}
volumePermissions.securityContext.* Security context of the init container {}
volumePermissions.securityContext.runAsUser UserID for the init container (when facing issues in OpenShift or uid unknown, try value “auto”) 0
slave.service.type Kubernetes Service type (redis slave) ClusterIP
slave.service.nodePort Kubernetes Service nodePort (redis slave) nil
slave.service.annotations annotations for redis slave service {}
slave.service.labels Additional labels for redis slave service {}
slave.service.port Kubernetes Service port (redis slave) 6379
slave.service.loadBalancerIP LoadBalancerIP if Redis slave service type is LoadBalancer nil
slave.service.loadBalancerSourceRanges loadBalancerSourceRanges if Redis slave service type is LoadBalancer nil
slave.command Redis slave entrypoint string. The command redis-server is executed if this is not provided. Note this is prepended with exec /run.sh
slave.preExecCmds Text to inset into the startup script immediately prior to slave.command. Use this if you need to run other ad-hoc commands as part of startup nil
slave.configmap Additional Redis configuration for the slave nodes (this value is evaluated as a template) nil
slave.disableCommands Array of Redis commands to disable (slave) [FLUSHDB, FLUSHALL]
slave.extraFlags Redis slave additional command line flags []
slave.livenessProbe.enabled Turn on and off liveness probe (redis slave pod) true
slave.livenessProbe.initialDelaySeconds Delay before liveness probe is initiated (redis slave pod) 5
slave.livenessProbe.periodSeconds How often to perform the probe (redis slave pod) 5
slave.livenessProbe.timeoutSeconds When the probe times out (redis slave pod) 5
slave.livenessProbe.successThreshold Minimum consecutive successes for the probe to be considered successful after having failed (redis slave pod) 1
slave.livenessProbe.failureThreshold Minimum consecutive failures for the probe to be considered failed after having succeeded. 5
slave.readinessProbe.enabled Turn on and off slave.readiness probe (redis slave pod) true
slave.readinessProbe.initialDelaySeconds Delay before slave.readiness probe is initiated (redis slave pod) 5
slave.readinessProbe.periodSeconds How often to perform the probe (redis slave pod) 5
slave.readinessProbe.timeoutSeconds When the probe times out (redis slave pod) 1
slave.readinessProbe.successThreshold Minimum consecutive successes for the probe to be considered successful after having failed (redis slave pod) 1
slave.readinessProbe.failureThreshold Minimum consecutive failures for the probe to be considered failed after having succeeded. (redis slave pod) 5
slave.shareProcessNamespace Redis slave pod shareProcessNamespace option. Enables /pause reap zombie PIDs. false
slave.persistence.enabled Use a PVC to persist data (slave node) true
slave.persistence.path Path to mount the volume at, to use other images /data
slave.persistence.subPath Subdirectory of the volume to mount at ""
slave.persistence.storageClass Storage class of backing PVC generic
slave.persistence.accessModes Persistent Volume Access Modes [ReadWriteOnce]
slave.persistence.size Size of data volume 8Gi
slave.persistence.matchLabels matchLabels persistent volume selector {}
slave.persistence.matchExpressions matchExpressions persistent volume selector {}
slave.statefulset.labels Additional labels for redis slave StatefulSet {}
slave.statefulset.updateStrategy Update strategy for StatefulSet onDelete
slave.statefulset.rollingUpdatePartition Partition update strategy nil
slave.extraEnvVars Additional Environement Variables passed to the pod of the slave’s stateful set set []
slave.extraEnvVarCMs Additional Environement Variables ConfigMappassed to the pod of the slave’s stateful set set []
masslaveter.extraEnvVarsSecret Additional Environement Variables Secret passed to the slave’s stateful set []
slave.podLabels Additional labels for Redis slave pod master.podLabels
slave.podAnnotations Additional annotations for Redis slave pod master.podAnnotations
slave.schedulerName Name of an alternate scheduler nil
slave.resources Redis slave CPU/Memory resource requests/limits {}
slave.affinity Enable node/pod affinity for slaves {}
slave.tolerations Toleration labels for Redis slave pod assignment []
slave.spreadConstraints Topology Spread Constraints for Redis slave pod {}
slave.priorityClassName Redis Slave pod priorityClassName nil
sentinel.enabled Enable sentinel containers false
sentinel.usePassword Use password for sentinel containers true
sentinel.masterSet Name of the sentinel master set mymaster
sentinel.initialCheckTimeout Timeout for querying the redis sentinel service for the active sentinel list 5
sentinel.quorum Quorum for electing a new master 2
sentinel.downAfterMilliseconds Timeout for detecting a Redis node is down 60000
sentinel.failoverTimeout Timeout for performing a election failover 18000
sentinel.parallelSyncs Number of parallel syncs in the cluster 1
sentinel.port Redis Sentinel port 26379
sentinel.configmap Additional Redis configuration for the sentinel nodes (this value is evaluated as a template) nil
sentinel.staticID Enable static IDs for sentinel replicas (If disabled IDs will be randomly generated on startup) false
sentinel.service.type Kubernetes Service type (redis sentinel) ClusterIP
sentinel.service.nodePort Kubernetes Service nodePort (redis sentinel) nil
sentinel.service.annotations annotations for redis sentinel service {}
sentinel.service.labels Additional labels for redis sentinel service {}
sentinel.service.redisPort Kubernetes Service port for Redis read only operations 6379
sentinel.service.sentinelPort Kubernetes Service port for Redis sentinel 26379
sentinel.service.redisNodePort Kubernetes Service node port for Redis read only operations
sentinel.service.sentinelNodePort Kubernetes Service node port for Redis sentinel
sentinel.service.loadBalancerIP LoadBalancerIP if Redis sentinel service type is LoadBalancer nil
sentinel.livenessProbe.enabled Turn on and off liveness probe (redis sentinel pod) true
sentinel.livenessProbe.initialDelaySeconds Delay before liveness probe is initiated (redis sentinel pod) 5
sentinel.livenessProbe.periodSeconds How often to perform the probe (redis sentinel container) 5
sentinel.livenessProbe.timeoutSeconds When the probe times out (redis sentinel container) 5
sentinel.livenessProbe.successThreshold Minimum consecutive successes for the probe to be considered successful after having failed (redis sentinel container) 1
sentinel.livenessProbe.failureThreshold Minimum consecutive failures for the probe to be considered failed after having succeeded. 5
sentinel.readinessProbe.enabled Turn on and off sentinel.readiness probe (redis sentinel pod) true
sentinel.readinessProbe.initialDelaySeconds Delay before sentinel.readiness probe is initiated (redis sentinel pod) 5
sentinel.readinessProbe.periodSeconds How often to perform the probe (redis sentinel pod) 5
sentinel.readinessProbe.timeoutSeconds When the probe times out (redis sentinel container) 1
sentinel.readinessProbe.successThreshold Minimum consecutive successes for the probe to be considered successful after having failed (redis sentinel container) 1
sentinel.readinessProbe.failureThreshold Minimum consecutive failures for the probe to be considered failed after having succeeded. (redis sentinel container) 5
sentinel.resources Redis sentinel CPU/Memory resource requests/limits {}
sentinel.image.registry Redis Sentinel Image registry docker.io
sentinel.image.repository Redis Sentinel Image name bitnami/redis-sentinel
sentinel.image.tag Redis Sentinel Image tag {TAG_NAME}
sentinel.image.pullPolicy Image pull policy IfNotPresent
sentinel.image.pullSecrets Specify docker-registry secret names as an array nil
sysctlImage.enabled Enable an init container to modify Kernel settings false
sysctlImage.command sysctlImage command to execute []
sysctlImage.registry sysctlImage Init container registry docker.io
sysctlImage.repository sysctlImage Init container name bitnami/minideb
sysctlImage.tag sysctlImage Init container tag buster
sysctlImage.pullPolicy sysctlImage Init container pull policy Always
sysctlImage.mountHostSys Mount the host /sys folder to /host-sys false
sysctlImage.resources sysctlImage Init container CPU/Memory resource requests/limits {}
podSecurityPolicy.create Specifies whether a PodSecurityPolicy should be created false

Specify each parameter using the --set key=value[,key=value] argument to helm install. For example,

$ helm install my-release \
  --set password=secretpassword \
    bitnami/redis

The above command sets the Redis server password to secretpassword.

Alternatively, a YAML file that specifies the values for the parameters can be provided while installing the chart. For example,

$ helm install my-release -f values.yaml bitnami/redis

Tip: You can use the default values.yaml

Note for minikube users: Current versions of minikube (v0.24.1 at the time of writing) provision hostPath persistent volumes that are only writable by root. Using chart defaults cause pod failure for the Redis pod as it attempts to write to the /bitnami directory. Consider installing Redis with --set persistence.enabled=false. See minikube issue 1990 for more information.

Configuration and installation details

Rolling VS Immutable tags

It is strongly recommended to use immutable tags in a production environment. This ensures your deployment does not change automatically if the same tag is updated with a different image.

Bitnami will release a new chart updating its containers if a new version of the main container, significant changes, or critical vulnerabilities exist.

Production configuration

This chart includes a values-production.yaml file where you can find some parameters oriented to production configuration in comparison to the regular values.yaml. You can use this file instead of the default one.

  • Number of slaves: “`diff

  • cluster.slaveCount: 2

  • cluster.slaveCount: 3

    - Enable NetworkPolicy:
    ```diff
    - networkPolicy.enabled: false
    + networkPolicy.enabled: true
    
  • Start a side-car prometheus exporter: “`diff

  • metrics.enabled: false

  • metrics.enabled: true

    ### Change Redis version
    To modify the Redis version used in this chart you can specify a [valid image tag](https://hub.docker.com/r/bitnami/redis/tags/) using the `image.tag` parameter. For example, `image.tag=X.Y.Z`. This approach is also applicable to other images like exporters.
    ### Cluster topologies
    #### Default: Master-Slave
    When installing the chart with `cluster.enabled=true`, it will deploy a Redis master StatefulSet (only one master node allowed) and a Redis slave StatefulSet. The slaves will be read-replicas of the master. Two services will be exposed:
    - Redis Master service: Points to the master, where read-write operations can be performed
    - Redis Slave service: Points to the slaves, where only read operations are allowed.
    In case the master crashes, the slaves will wait until the master node is respawned again by the Kubernetes Controller Manager.
    #### Master-Slave with Sentinel
    When installing the chart with `cluster.enabled=true` and `sentinel.enabled=true`, it will deploy a Redis master StatefulSet (only one master allowed) and a Redis slave StatefulSet. In this case, the pods will contain an extra container with Redis Sentinel. This container will form a cluster of Redis Sentinel nodes, which will promote a new master in case the actual one fails. In addition to this, only one service is exposed:
    - Redis service: Exposes port 6379 for Redis read-only operations and port 26379 for accesing Redis Sentinel.
    For read-only operations, access the service using port 6379. For write operations, it's necessary to access the Redis Sentinel cluster and query the current master using the command below (using redis-cli or similar:
    

SENTINEL get-master-addr-by-name

This command will return the address of the current master, which can be accessed from inside the cluster.

In case the current master crashes, the Sentinel containers will elect a new master node.

### Using password file
To use a password file for Redis you need to create a secret containing the password.

> *NOTE*: It is important that the file with the password must be called `redis-password`

And then deploy the Helm Chart using the secret name as parameter:

```console
usePassword=true
usePasswordFile=true
existingSecret=redis-password-file
sentinels.enabled=true
metrics.enabled=true

Securing traffic using TLS

TLS support can be enabled in the chart by specifying the tls. parameters while creating a release. The following parameters should be configured to properly enable the TLS support in the chart:

  • tls.enabled: Enable TLS support. Defaults to false
  • tls.certificatesSecret: Name of the secret that contains the certificates. No defaults.
  • tls.certFilename: Certificate filename. No defaults.
  • tls.certKeyFilename: Certificate key filename. No defaults.
  • tls.certCAFilename: CA Certificate filename. No defaults.

For example:

First, create the secret with the cetificates files:

kubectl create secret generic certificates-tls-secret --from-file=./cert.pem --from-file=./cert.key --from-file=./ca.pem

Then, use the following parameters:

tls.enabled="true"
tls.certificatesSecret="certificates-tls-secret"
tls.certFilename="cert.pem"
tls.certKeyFilename="cert.key"
tls.certCAFilename="ca.pem"

Note TLS and Prometheus Metrics: Current version of Redis Metrics Exporter (v1.6.1 at the time of writing) does not fully support the use of TLS. By enabling both features, the metric reporting pod is likely to not work as expected. See Redis Metrics Exporter issue 387 for more information.

Metrics

The chart optionally can start a metrics exporter for prometheus. The metrics endpoint (port 9121) is exposed in the service. Metrics can be scraped from within the cluster using something similar as the described in the example Prometheus scrape configuration. If metrics are to be scraped from outside the cluster, the Kubernetes API proxy can be utilized to access the endpoint.

Host Kernel Settings

Redis may require some changes in the kernel of the host machine to work as expected, in particular increasing the somaxconn value and disabling transparent huge pages. To do so, you can set up a privileged initContainer with the sysctlImage config values, for example:

sysctlImage:
  enabled: true
  mountHostSys: true
  command:
    - /bin/sh
    - -c
    - |-
      install_packages procps
      sysctl -w net.core.somaxconn=10000
      echo never > /host-sys/kernel/mm/transparent_hugepage/enabled

Alternatively, for Kubernetes 1.12+ you can set securityContext.sysctls which will configure sysctls for master and slave pods. Example:

securityContext:
  sysctls:
  - name: net.core.somaxconn
    value: "10000"

Note that this will not disable transparent huge tables.

Persistence

By default, the chart mounts a Persistent Volume at the /data path. The volume is created using dynamic volume provisioning. If a Persistent Volume Claim already exists, specify it during installation.

Existing PersistentVolumeClaim

  1. Create the PersistentVolume
  2. Create the PersistentVolumeClaim
  3. Install the chart
$ helm install my-release --set persistence.existingClaim=PVC_NAME bitnami/redis

Backup and restore

Backup

To perform a backup you will need to connect to one of the nodes and execute:

$ kubectl exec -it my-redis-master-0 bash

$ redis-cli
127.0.0.1:6379> auth your_current_redis_password
OK
127.0.0.1:6379> save
OK

Then you will need to get the created dump file form the redis node:

$ kubectl cp my-redis-master-0:/data/dump.rdb dump.rdb -c redis

Restore

To restore in a new cluster, you will need to change a parameter in the redis.conf file and then upload the dump.rdb to the volume.

Follow the following steps:

  • First you will need to set in the values.yaml the parameter appendonly to no, if it is already no you can skip this step.
configmap: |-
  # Enable AOF https://redis.io/topics/persistence#append-only-file
  appendonly no
  # Disable RDB persistence, AOF persistence already enabled.
  save ""
  • Start the new cluster to create the PVCs.

For example, :

helm install new-redis  -f values.yaml .  --set cluster.enabled=true  --set cluster.slaveCount=3
  • Now that the PVC were created, stop it and copy the dump.rdp on the persisted data by using a helping pod.

    $ helm delete new-redis
    $ kubectl run --generator=run-pod/v1 -i --rm --tty volpod --overrides='
    {
    "apiVersion": "v1",
    "kind": "Pod",
    "metadata": {
        "name": "redisvolpod"
    },
    "spec": {
        "containers": [{
            "command": [
                "tail",
                "-f",
                "/dev/null"
            ],
            "image": "bitnami/minideb",
            "name": "mycontainer",
            "volumeMounts": [{
                "mountPath": "/mnt",
                "name": "redisdata"
            }]
        }],
        "restartPolicy": "Never",
        "volumes": [{
            "name": "redisdata",
            "persistentVolumeClaim": {
                "claimName": "redis-data-new-redis-master-0"
            }
        }]
    }
    }' --image="bitnami/minideb"
    $ kubectl cp dump.rdb redisvolpod:/mnt/dump.rdb
    $ kubectl delete pod volpod
    
  • Start again the cluster:

    helm install new-redis  -f values.yaml .  --set cluster.enabled=true  --set cluster.slaveCount=3
    

NetworkPolicy

To enable network policy for Redis, install a networking plugin that implements the Kubernetes NetworkPolicy spec, and set networkPolicy.enabled to true.

For Kubernetes v1.5 & v1.6, you must also turn on NetworkPolicy by setting the DefaultDeny namespace annotation. Note: this will enforce policy for all pods in the namespace:

kubectl annotate namespace default "net.beta.kubernetes.io/network-policy={\"ingress\":{\"isolation\":\"DefaultDeny\"}}"

With NetworkPolicy enabled, only pods with the generated client label will be able to connect to Redis. This label will be displayed in the output after a successful install.

With networkPolicy.ingressNSMatchLabels pods from other namespaces can connect to redis. Set networkPolicy.ingressNSPodMatchLabels to match pod labels in matched namespace. For example, for a namespace labeled redis=external and pods in that namespace labeled redis-client=true the fields should be set:

networkPolicy:
  enabled: true
  ingressNSMatchLabels:
    redis: external
  ingressNSPodMatchLabels:
    redis-client: true

Upgrading an existing Release to a new major version

A major chart version change (like v1.2.3 -> v2.0.0) indicates that there is an incompatible breaking change needing manual actions.

To 11.0.0

When using sentinel, a new statefulset called -node was introduced. This will break upgrading from a previous version where the statefulsets are called master and slave. Hence the PVC will not match the new naming and won’t be reused. If you want to keep your data, you will need to perform a backup and then a restore the data in this new version.

To 10.0.0

For releases with usePassword: true, the value sentinel.usePassword controls whether the password authentication also applies to the sentinel port. This defaults to true for a secure configuration, however it is possible to disable to account for the following cases: * Using a version of redis-sentinel prior to 5.0.1 where the authentication feature was introduced. * Where redis clients need to be updated to support sentinel authentication.

If using a master/slave topology, or with usePassword: false, no action is required.

To 8.0.18

For releases with metrics.enabled: true the default tag for the exporter image is now v1.x.x. This introduces many changes including metrics names. You’ll want to use this dashboard now. Please see the redis_exporter github page for more details.

To 7.0.0

This version causes a change in the Redis Master StatefulSet definition, so the command helm upgrade would not work out of the box. As an alternative, one of the following could be done:

  • Recommended: Create a clone of the Redis Master PVC (for example, using projects like this one). Then launch a fresh release reusing this cloned PVC.

    helm install my-release bitnami/redis --set persistence.existingClaim=<NEW PVC>
    
  • Alternative (not recommended, do at your own risk): helm delete --purge does not remove the PVC assigned to the Redis Master StatefulSet. As a consequence, the following commands can be done to upgrade the release

    helm delete --purge <RELEASE>
    helm install <RELEASE> bitnami/redis
    

Previous versions of the chart were not using persistence in the slaves, so this upgrade would add it to them. Another important change is that no values are inherited from master to slaves. For example, in 6.0.0 slaves.readinessProbe.periodSeconds, if empty, would be set to master.readinessProbe.periodSeconds. This approach lacked transparency and was difficult to maintain. From now on, all the slave parameters must be configured just as it is done with the masters.

Some values have changed as well:

  • master.port and slave.port have been changed to redisPort (same value for both master and slaves)
  • master.securityContext and slave.securityContext have been changed to securityContext(same values for both master and slaves)

By default, the upgrade will not change the cluster topology. In case you want to use Redis Sentinel, you must explicitly set sentinel.enabled to true.

To 6.0.0

Previous versions of the chart were using an init-container to change the permissions of the volumes. This was done in case the securityContext directive in the template was not enough for that (for example, with cephFS). In this new version of the chart, this container is disabled by default (which should not affect most of the deployments). If your installation still requires that init container, execute helm upgrade with the --set volumePermissions.enabled=true.

To 5.0.0

The default image in this release may be switched out for any image containing the redis-server and redis-cli binaries. If redis-server is not the default image ENTRYPOINT, master.command must be specified.

Breaking changes

  • master.args and slave.args are removed. Use master.command or slave.command instead in order to override the image entrypoint, or master.extraFlags to pass additional flags to redis-server.
  • disableCommands is now interpreted as an array of strings instead of a string of comma separated values.
  • master.persistence.path now defaults to /data.

4.0.0

This version removes the chart label from the spec.selector.matchLabels which is immutable since StatefulSet apps/v1beta2. It has been inadvertently added, causing any subsequent upgrade to fail. See https://github.com/helm/charts/issues/7726.

It also fixes https://github.com/helm/charts/issues/7726 where a deployment extensions/v1beta1 can not be upgraded if spec.selector is not explicitly set.

Finally, it fixes https://github.com/helm/charts/issues/7803 by removing mutable labels in spec.VolumeClaimTemplate.metadata.labels so that it is upgradable.

In order to upgrade, delete the Redis StatefulSet before upgrading:

$ kubectl delete statefulsets.apps --cascade=false my-release-redis-master

And edit the Redis slave (and metrics if enabled) deployment:

kubectl patch deployments my-release-redis-slave --type=json -p='[{"op": "remove", "path": "/spec/selector/matchLabels/chart"}]'
kubectl patch deployments my-release-redis-metrics --type=json -p='[{"op": "remove", "path": "/spec/selector/matchLabels/chart"}]'

Notable changes

11.0.0

When deployed with sentinel enabled, only a group of nodes is deployed and the master/slave role is handled in the group. To avoid breaking the compatibility, the settings for this nodes are given through the slave.xxxx parameters in values.yaml

9.0.0

The metrics exporter has been changed from a separate deployment to a sidecar container, due to the latest changes in the Redis exporter code. Check the official page for more information. The metrics container image was changed from oliver006/redis_exporter to bitnami/redis-exporter (Bitnami’s maintained package of oliver006/redis_exporter).

7.0.0

In order to improve the performance in case of slave failure, we added persistence to the read-only slaves. That means that we moved from Deployment to StatefulSets. This should not affect upgrades from previous versions of the chart, as the deployments did not contain any persistence at all.

This version also allows enabling Redis Sentinel containers inside of the Redis Pods (feature disabled by default). In case the master crashes, a new Redis node will be elected as master. In order to query the current master (no redis master service is exposed), you need to query first the Sentinel cluster. Find more information in this section.