Quickstart using the gcloud command-line tool

This page describes how to create a new Memorystore for Redis instance, connect to it, and then delete it.

Before you begin

  1. Sign in to your Google Cloud account. If you're new to Google Cloud, create an account to evaluate how our products perform in real-world scenarios. New customers also get $300 in free credits to run, test, and deploy workloads.
  2. In the Google Cloud Console, on the project selector page, select or create a Google Cloud project.

    Go to project selector

  3. Make sure that billing is enabled for your Cloud project. Learn how to confirm that billing is enabled for your project.

  4. If you haven't already, install the Cloud SDK.

    When prompted, choose the project that you selected or created above.

  5. If you already have the Cloud SDK installed, update it.

    gcloud components update

Creating a Memorystore for Redis instance

To create a Memorystore for Redis instance:

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Set the project you'd like to create your instance in as the default project in gcloud by entering the following command:

    gcloud config set core/project PROJECT_ID
  3. Enter the following command to create a 2 GiB Basic Tier Redis instance in the us-central1 region:

    gcloud redis instances create myinstance --size=2 --region=us-central1 \
  4. After the instance is created, enter the describe command to get the IP address and port of the instance:

    gcloud redis instances describe myinstance --region=us-central1

    If successful, gcloud returns the following:

    authorizedNetwork: projects/my-project/global/networks/default
    createTime: '2018-04-09T21:47:56.824081Z'
    currentLocationId: us-central1-a
    locationId: us-central1-a
    memorySizeGb: 2
    name: projects/my-project/locations/us-central1/instances/myinstance
    networkThroughputGbps: 2
    port: 6379
    redisVersion: REDIS_4_0
    state: READY
    tier: BASIC

    You'll use the host and port values to connect to the instance.

Connecting to the Redis instance from a Compute Engine VM

You can connect to the Redis instance from any Compute Engine VM instance located within the same project, region and network as the Redis instance.

  1. If you don't already have a Compute Engine VM in the same project, region, and network as your Redis instance, create one and connect to it by following Quickstart using a Linux VM.

  2. Install telnet using apt-get:

    sudo apt-get install telnet
  3. From the terminal, telnet to the IP address of the Redis instance, replacing variables with appropriate values.

    telnet instance-ip-address 6379

    If successful, the command will return this result:

    Trying instance-ip-address…
    Connected to instance-ip-address
  4. In the telnet session, enter some Redis commands:













Clean up

  1. To avoid incurring charges to your Google Cloud account for the resources used in this quickstart, delete the instance by entering the following command:

    gcloud redis instances delete myinstance --region=us-central1
  2. Enter Y to confirm the instance to delete:

    You are about to delete instance [myinstance] in [us-central1].
    Any associated data will be lost.
    Do you want to continue (Y/n)? Y
    Delete request issued for: [myinstance]

    If successful, gcloud returns the following response:

    Deleted instance [myinstance].

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