This guide helps you configure Stackdriver Monitoring to monitor Redis.
Redis is an open source advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since values can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets. For more information, visit redis.io.
Stackdriver Monitoring discovers Redis services running in your Cloud Platform project if you have the following:
- VM instances with redis in their names.
- Firewall rules that open port 6379.
The discovered services are displayed on the Redis Services page in the Resources menu of the Stackdriver Monitoring Console.
After you install the monitoring agent and configure the Redis plugin on your instances, Stackdriver Monitoring populates the Redis Services page with inventory and metrics.
Configuring Redis monitoring
The Stackdriver Monitoring agent uses the
hiredis client library to monitor Redis.
After installing Redis, install
hiredis by running the following commands:
RHEL & CentOS 6
curl -O "https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm" sudo rpm -Uvh "epel-release-latest-6.noarch.rpm" sudo yum install hiredis
RHEL & CentOS 7
curl -O "https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm" sudo rpm -Uvh "epel-release-latest-7.noarch.rpm" sudo yum install hiredis
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
sudo apt-get install libhiredis0.13
Other Debian & Ubuntu
sudo apt-get install libhiredis0.10
Configuring Stackdriver Monitoring
To monitor Redis, perform the following actions on your VM instance after installing the monitoring agent:
Install the Redis configuration file, redis.conf, by running the following command:
(cd /opt/stackdriver/collectd/etc/collectd.d/ \ && curl -O "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Stackdriver/stackdriver-agent-service-configs/master/etc/collectd.d/redis.conf")
If you are using a nonstandard host or port for Redis, edit
redis.confby following the instructions at the top of the file. For information on other Redis plugin options, see the collectd Wiki.
Restart the monitoring agent by running the following command:
sudo service stackdriver-agent restart
For a list of the Redis metrics, see Redis agent metrics. The actual metrics collected, and the metrics available in the Stackdriver Monitoring menus, can vary.