Important: The Amazon ElastiCache for Redis service is currently in beta and is intended for evaluation and test purposes only. Do not use this service in a production environment.

This topic provides reference information about the Amazon ElastiCache for Redis (csb-aws-redis) service. It details the plans, configuration parameters, and binding credentials.


Tables for cache sizes and plans are below:

Cache Size to AWS Node Type Mapping

cache_size node type
1 cache.t2.small
2 cache.t3.medium
4 cache.m5.large
8 cache.m5.xlarge
16 cache.r4.xlarge
32 cache.r4.2xlarge
64 cache.r4.4xlarge
128 cache.r4.8xlarge
256 cache.r5.12xlarge


The default plans for Amazon ElastiCache for Redis are in the table below:

Plan Cache Size AWS Cache Node Type HA
small minimum 1 GB cache.t2.small no
medium minimum 4 GB cache.m5.large no
large minimum 16 GB cache.r4.xlarge no
small-ha minimum 1 GB cache.t2.small yes
medium-ha minimum 4 GB cache.m5.large yes
large-ha minimum 16 GB cache.r4.xlarge yes

Plan Configuration Parameters

When configuring Cloud Service Broker for AWS you can add additional plans. For how to configure plans, see Configure Services with Cloud Service Broker for AWS.

The following table lists parameters that can only be configured for additional plans:

Parameter Name Values Default Required
name The plan name. n/a Yes
id A unique GUID. n/a Yes
description Description of the new plan. n/a Yes
free When false, service instances of this service plan have a cost. true No
bindable Specifies whether service instances of the service plan can bind to applications. true No
plan_updateable Whether the plan supports upgrading, downgrading, or sidegrading to another version. true No
cache_size Cache size in GB. 2–256, multiples of 2. n/a Yes
redis_version The version for the Redis instance. It can be any AWS-supported Redis version. n/a Yes
metadata.displayName Name to use when displaying the plan in the Marketplace. n/a No
metadata.bullets List of bullet points to display in Apps Manager. n/a No

You can also add any of the parameters listed in the Configuration Parameters section to your plan.

Note: If you set a parameter at plan level, developers cannot change the value when creating or updating service instances.

Configuration Parameters

You can provision a service by running:


You can update the configuration parameters for a service instance by running:


The following table lists the parameters that you can configure, by using the -c flag, when provisioning or updating a csb-aws-redis service. The Operation column displays whether a parameter is supported for both provision and update, or for provision only:

Parameter Name Type Description Default Operation
instance_name String The name of the AWS instance to create csb-redis-INSTANCE-ID provision
region String The AWS region to deploy the service in. For more information about available regions, see the AWS documentation. us-west-2 provision
node_type String Specifying the node type overrides the `cache-size` conversion to node type that is described in the Cache Size to AWS Node Type Mapping table in the Plans for Amazon ElastiCache section above.

For more information about node types and pricing, see the AWS documentation.
n/a provision and update
node_count Integer Number of nodes (primary and replicas) in the cluster 2 provision and update
vpc_id String The Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to connect the instance to The default VPC provision and update
elasticache_subnet_group String Pre-existing AWS Elasticache subnet group to use _n/a_ provision and update
elasticache_vpc_security_group_ids String Comma-delimited list of security group IDs for the instance _n/a_ provision and update
aws_access_key_id String The AWS Access Key to use for an instance The value the operator entered for AWS Access Key in Ops Manager provision and update
aws_secret_access_key String The corresponding secret for the AWS Access Key to use for an instance The value the operator entered for AWS Secret Access Key in Ops Manager provision and update


You can bind a service by running:

cf bind-service APP-NAME SERVICE-INSTANCE --binding-name BINDING-NAME

Binding Credentials

The format for binding credentials for Redis is as follows:

    "name" : "REDIS-CLUSTER-NAME",
    "tls_port" : "REDIS-TLS-PORT"
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