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Tair:Enable the Sentinel-compatible mode

Last Updated:Mar 27, 2024

Redis Sentinel provides high availability (HA) services for open source Redis. Tair is compatible with Redis Sentinel to support services that run Sentinel. This topic describes how to enable the Sentinel-compatible mode in the Tair console.

Overview of Redis Sentinel

Redis Sentinel provides open source Redis with features such as master and replica monitoring, fault alerting, and automatic failover. Redis Sentinel is suitable for many business scenarios that use self-managed Redis databases and require high reliability. To facilitate the migration of these self-managed Redis databases to the cloud, Alibaba Cloud provides the Sentinel-compatible mode.


Tair uses the HA component developed by Alibaba Cloud without the need to use Redis Sentinel. For more information about the HA component, see Functions and features.

After you enable the Sentinel-compatible mode, you can run the Sentinel commands described in the following table.



SENTINEL sentinels

Queries Sentinel instances of a specified master and the status of these Sentinel instances. Command syntax:

SENTINEL sentinels <Name of a master>

SENTINEL get-master-addr-by-name

Queries the IP address and port number of a specified master. Command syntax:

SENTINEL get-master-addr-by-name <Name of a master>


  1. Log on to the Tair console and go to the Instances page. In the top navigation bar, select the region in which the instance that you want to manage resides. Then, find the instance and click the instance ID.

  2. In the left-side navigation pane, click System Parameters.

  3. Enable the Sentinel-compatible mode for the instance.

    Related API operations

    API operation



    Queries the configuration and operational parameters of a Tair instance.


    Modifies the parameter settings of a Tair instance.