Documentation forSolarWinds Observability

Add a Redis database instance

Monitor your Redis database instance with SolarWinds Observability on a dedicated host. Capture a robust assortment of Redis query metrics that give you insight into database performance and what consumes your database’s resources.

You can also monitor your Redis instance as a native OTel Redis integration on a dedicated host, Docker image, or Kubernetes container. See Configure Redis Integration for installation instructions.

Get started

Before you start

See Redis system requirements to make sure your system is supported and you have the required roles and privileges to monitor your Redis database instance with SolarWinds Observability.

To monitor your Redis database instance with SolarWinds Observability, complete the following:

  1. In SolarWinds Observability, click Add Data at the top.

  2. On the Add Data dialog, click Database.

  3. Click Self-hosted from the Redis drop-down menu.

  4. Choose an existing SolarWinds Observability Agent on a monitored host. Click Next to continue.

    For more information about installing the SolarWinds Observability Agent on your host, see Add a self-managed host or Run the SolarWinds Observability Agent as a Docker image or Kubernetes deployment.

    If the Agent you want to use is not displayed in the wizard, make sure it has host monitoring enabled. See Enable host monitoring on an Agent.

  1. Enter the database instance address, database password, and bindings for your database instance. Click Next to continue.
  2. Verify the information entered on the Summary tab. Click Finish.

    To view data collected for the newly configured entity in the Entity Explorer, click the name of the entity type in the confirmation dialog in the lower-left corner. It may take a few seconds for data to appear for the newly created entity. See Entity Explorer for details.

See Entities in SolarWinds Observability for an overview of entity type entities and how they work in SolarWinds Observability.