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Ajeet Raina, Former Developer Growth Manager at Redis

Getting Started with RedisInsight

RedisInsight is an intuitive and efficient GUI for Redis, allowing you to interact with your databases and manage your data—with built-in support for most popular Redis modules. It is a 100% free Redis GUI tool that allows you to visualise, monitor, and optimize while developing your applications with Redis

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RedisInsight provides built-in support for the RedisJSON, RediSearch, RedisGraph, Redis Streams, and RedisTimeSeries modules to make it even easier to query, visualize, and interactively manipulate search indexes, graphs, streams, and time-series data.

A full-featured pure desktop GUI client, RedisInsight is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux and is fully compatible with Redis Enterprise. It works with any cloud provider as long as you run it on a host with network access to your cloud-based Redis server. RedisInsight makes it easy to discover cloud databases and configure connection details with a single click. It allows you to automatically add Redis Enterprise Software and Redis Enterprise Cloud databases.

Getting Started with RedisInsight

Using MacOS

Step 1. Download RedisInsight

To use RedisInsight on Mac OS, download it from the RedisInsight page on the Redis website:

Click this link to access a form that allows you to select the operating system of your choice.

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Fill out the rest of the form and click “Download.” Please note that the package name is the combination of the platform and version as shown here:



If you're using Redis Stack, you don't really need to install RedisInsight separately. Redis Stack includes RedisInsight, a visualization tool for understanding and optimizing Redis data.

Step 2. Install RedisInsight

Click on the RedisInsight executable and install it in your system.

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Head over to your web browser and go to http://localhost:8001

Congratulations! You have successfully installed RedisInsight and are now ready to inspect your Redis data, monitor database health, and perform runtime server configuration with this browser-based management interface for your Redis deployment.

Step 3. Connect to Redis database

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Assuming that you already have Redis database up and running, select "Connect to a Redis database" My Image

Step 4. Add Redis Database

Enter the requested details, including Name, Host (endpoint), Port, and Password in the form, as shown below. You can skip username for now. Then click “ADD REDIS DATABASE”:

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Step 5. Run the Redis CLI

Finally, although RedisInsight is a great GUI, sometimes you want to work directly in the command-line interface (CLI). To do so, click “CLI” in the menu on the left side of the RedisInsight UI:

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Then paste the appropriate Redis commands in the command section, marked with “>>” as shown below, and press Enter.

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You can see the output displayed at the top of the screen. If it says “OK,” the command was executed successfully.

RedisInsight Overview (RedisConf'21)

Further References