ApsaraDB for Redis instances that have cloud disks adopt the new-generation control architecture of ApsaraDB for Redis. These instances allow you to adjust the number of shards and support smooth scaling. Transient connections do not occur and the instance does not enter the read-only state during scaling. This allows you to handle read/write hotspots and data skews in a more flexible manner.


The instances whose shards you want to adjust are Persistent memory-optimized instances of the cluster architecture.

Usage notes

  • An instance can contain 1 to 32 shards.
  • You cannot schedule the operation to be performed in a maintenance window. After you adjust the number of shards, the instance immediately enters the Changing Configuration state and automatically adjusts data on the shards for even distribution.
  • The duration of a specification change is based on multiple factors such as the network conditions, task queue size, and data volume. A specification change may cause latency fluctuation. We recommend that you change specifications during off-peak hours. Make sure that your applications can automatically reconnect to instances.


For more information, see Specification changes.


  1. Log on to the ApsaraDB for Redis console.
  2. In the top navigation bar of the page, select the region in which the instance is deployed.
  3. On the Instances page, click the ID of the instance.
  4. In the Shard Information section, perform the following operations based on your business requirements.
    Figure 1. Adjust the number of shards
    Adjust the number of shards
    • Add shards.
      1. Click Add Shard.
      2. In the panel that appears, specify the number of shards that you want to add to the instance.
        Note The specifications of the shards that you want to add are the same as the specifications of existing shards. You cannot modify the specifications.
      3. Click Pay and complete the payment.
    • Delete shards
      1. Click Delete Shard.
        Note You can also click Delete in the Actions column of the shard that you want to delete.
      2. In the dialog box that appears, select the shards that you want to delete from the drop-down list. You can also click Delete All Shards and remove the shard that you want to retain to delete all the other shards.
      3. Click OK.


Operation Description
AddShardingNode Adds shards to an ApsaraDB for Redis cluster instance.
DeleteShardingNode Deletes shards from an ApsaraDB for Redis cluster instance.