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How to add Redis as a datasource in Grafana and build customize dashboards for Analytics

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Ajeet Raina, Former Developer Growth Manager at Redis

The Redis Data Source for Grafana is a plug-in that allows users to connect to the Redis database and build dashboards in Grafana to easily monitor Redis and application data. It provides an out-of-the-box predefined dashboard, but also lets you build customized dashboards tuned to your specific needs.

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Features and Capabilities

  • Grafana 7.1 and later with a new plug-in platform supported.

  • Data Source can connect to any Redis database. No special configuration is required.

  • Redis Cluster and Sentinel supported since version 1.2.

  • Data Source supports:

Using Homebrew

Step 1. Install Grafana

 brew install grafana

Step 2. Install Redis Datasource

 grafana-cli plugins install redis-datasource

The brew page downloads and untars the files into /usr/local/Cellar/grafana/version.

Step 3. Start Grafana service

 brew services start grafana

Step 4. Access Grafana dashboard

Open https://IP:3000 to access grafana. The default username/password is admin/admin.


Step 5. Click "Configuration"


Step 6. Add Redis as a Data Source


Step 7. Select "Redis" as data source type


Step 8. Add Redis Database name, Endpoint URL and password

Assuming that you already have Redis server and database up and running in your infrastructure. You can also leverage Redis Cloud as showcased in the below example.


Step 9. Click "Import" under Dashboard


Step 10.Access the Redis datasource Dashboard


Supported commands

Data Source supports various Redis commands using custom components and provides a unified interface to query any command.


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