Redis cluster client

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This module is a relatively thin wrapper around the node redis client to enable use of Redis Cluster. It tries to be as unobtrusive as possible - mimicing the behaviour of the noderedis client.


var RedisClustr = require('redis-clustr');

var redis = new RedisClustr({
  servers: [
      host: '',
      port: 7000

redis.set('key', 'value');


Servers in the cluster will be automatically connected to (via the response of cluster slots). Of course, to allow discovery there must be at least one server specified in the configuration.

Client creation

By default, clients will be created using Redis.createClient(port, host). This can be overridden by providing a function which must return a noderedis client. Clients are cached so only one connection will be made to each server.
var RedisClustr = require('redis-clustr');
var RedisClient = require('redis');
var redis = new RedisClustr({
  servers: [...],
  createClient: function(port, host) {
    // this is the default behaviour
    return RedisClient.createClient(port, host);


var RedisClustr = require('redis-clustr');
var redis = new RedisClustr({
  servers: [...],
  slotInterval: 1000, // default: none. Interval to repeatedly re-fetch cluster slot configuration
  maxQueueLength: 100, // default: no limit. Maximum length of the getSlots queue (basically number of commands that can be queued whilst connecting to the cluster)
  queueShift: false, // default: true. Whether to shift the getSlots callback queue when it's at max length (error oldest callback), or to error on the new callback
  wait: 5000, // default: no timeout. Max time to wait to connect to cluster before sending an error to all getSlots callbacks
  slaves: 'share', // default: 'never'. How to direct readOnly commands: 'never' to use masters only, 'share' to distribute between masters and slaves or 'always' to  only use slaves (if available)
  createClient: function(port, host, options) {
    return require('redis').createClient(port, host, options);
  }, // default: redis.createClient. Function used to connect to redis, called with arguments above
  redisOptions: {
    // options passed to the node_redis client
    retry_max_delay: 500
    // etc

Supported functionality

Slot reallocation

Supported - when a response is given with a MOVED error, we will immediately re-issue the command on the other server and run another cluster slots to get the new slot allocations. ASK redirection is also supported - we wil re-issue the command without updating the slots. TRYAGAIN responses will be retried automatically.

Multi / Exec (Batch)

Multi commands are supported but treated as a batch of commands (not an actual multi) and the response is recreated in the original order. Commands are grouped by node and sent as noderedis batches

Multi-key commands (del, mget and mset)

Multi-key commands are also supported and will be split into individual commands (using a batch) then have the response recreated. Only del, mget and mset are supported at the moment.


Pub/Sub is fully supported. When subscribe is used, a new client will be created (connected to a random node). This client is shared for all subscriptions.
var RedisClustr = require('redis-clustr');
var redis = new RedisClustr({...});

redis.on('message', function(channel, message) { /* ... */ });

redis.subscribe('my-channel', function(err) {
  redis.publish('my-channel', 'have a lovely day!');


Just like noderedis, listen to the error event to stop your application from crashing due to errors. Redis Clustr automatically intercepts connection errors and will try to reconnect to the server.