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Docker image of twemproxy proxy server in front of redis instances.


If available, the container will poll the redis server information from etcd or consul.

If ETCD_HOST or CONSUL_HOST are present, the twemproxy container will use confd to watch the /services/redis path. It exposes port 6000, so map that when you do docker run.

If you pass a different PORT environment variable than 6000, that will be used to populate the /services/twemproxy/port path in etcd or consul, and twemproxy will listen on that port.

When you start your redis containers, put their connection information into etcd in the /services/redis/<instance>:

etcdctl set /services/redis/01
etcdctl set /services/redis/02

You also need to set the port that you want twemproxy to run on:

etcdctl set /services/twemproxy/port 6000

Finally, define the etcd peer confd should use as an environment variable using -e ETCD_HOST=<host>:<port> when you do the docker run to start the container.

If you are running a coreos fleet for docker, you should be able to use the etcd on the docker0 interface on each host by specifying:


If you spin up a cluster of docker-consul, the CONSUL_HTTP_PORT (default 8500) will be used to detect a consul server:


This will automatically set the CONSUL_HOST at the IP address pointed to above, allowing for an automatic consul linkage discovery.

Neither etcd nor consul is required for this docker image to function.

If there are any environment variables for docker linked containers on the REDIS_PORT (default 6379). You can set this simulate this linkage manually by setting the environment variables:


If you redefine the REDIS_PORT environment variable, be sure to update the port 6379 references in the above variables as well for proper linked container detection.

On startup, a twemproxy yaml config file will be created pointing to them, and etcd or consul will be automatically populated as well. This means you can use environment variables and avoid having to use etcdctl manually to register new redis servers if you wish.


You may want to customize the twemproxy configuration in confd/templates/twemproxy.tmpl - particularly the hash_tag option.

# start some redis containers
docker run --name=redis-A --rm -p 6101:6379 dockerfile/redis
docker run --name=redis-B --rm -p 6102:6379 dockerfile/redis
# publish the redis host:ip information into etcd
etcdctl set /services/redis/A
etcdctl set /services/redis/B
# define the desired twemproxy and stats port
# set the twemproxy port in etcd
etcdctl set /services/twemproxy/port ${TWEMPROXY_PORT}
# use the port you set above when you start the container
docker run --name=twemproxy --rm -p ${TWEMPROXY_PORT}:6000 -p ${TWEMPROXY_STATS_PORT}:6001 -e ETCD_HOST= jgoodall/twemproxy
# publish the twemproxy host info if desired
etcdctl set /services/twemproxy/host
# connect using a redis client
redis-cli -h `etcdctl get /services/twemproxy/host` -p `etcdctl get /services/twemproxy/port`
# get stats on cluster (use `docker ps` to get `<ip>`)
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