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Create a cache in Azure Redis Cache

Updated: August 25, 2015

This topic provides a walkthrough of creating a cache for Azure Redis Cache.

  1. Caches in Azure Redis Cache are created and managed in the Microsoft Azure preview portal. To create a cache in Azure Redis Cache, log into the portal.

    To use Azure Redis Cache, you need an Azure account. If you don’t have one, you can create a free trial account in just a couple of minutes. For details, see Azure Free Trial.

  2. In the portal, click New, Data + Storage, Redis Cache.

    Azure Redis Cache New Cache Menu
  3. In the New Redis Cache blade, specify the desired configuration for the cache.

    Azure Redis Cache New Redis Cache Blade
    • In DNS name, enter a subdomain name to use for the cache endpoint. The endpoint must be a string between six and twenty characters, contain only lowercase numbers and letters, and must start with a letter.

    • Use Pricing Tier to select the desired cache size and features. Azure Redis Cache is available in the following two tiers.

      • Basic – single node, multiple sizes up to 53 GB.

      • Standard – Two node Primary/Secondary, 99.9% SLA, multiple sizes up to 53 GB.

      For more information, see Azure Redis Cache pricing.

    • In Resource group, select or create a resource group for your cache.

      For more information about resource groups, see Using Resource groups to manage your Azure resources.

    • For Subscription, select the Azure subscription that you want to use for the cache.

    • Use Location to specify the geographic location in which your cache is hosted. For the best performance, Microsoft strongly recommends that you create the cache in the same region as the cache client application.

  4. Once the new cache options are configured, click Create. It can take a few minutes for the cache to be created. To check the status, you can monitor the progress on the startboard. After the cache has been created, your new cache has a Running status and is ready for use with default settings.

    Azure Redis Cache New Cache Overview

For more information about configuring your Azure Redis Cache instance, see Configure a cache in Azure Redis Cache.

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