» aws_elasticache_replication_group

Provides an ElastiCache Replication Group resource. For working with Memcached or single primary Redis instances (Cluster Mode Disabled), see the aws_elasticache_cluster resource.

» Example Usage

» Redis Cluster Mode Disabled

To create a single shard primary with single read replica:

resource "aws_elasticache_replication_group" "example" {
  automatic_failover_enabled    = true
  availability_zones            = ["us-west-2a", "us-west-2b"]
  replication_group_id          = "tf-rep-group-1"
  replication_group_description = "test description"
  node_type                     = "cache.m3.medium"
  number_cache_clusters         = 2
  parameter_group_name          = "default.redis3.2"
  port                          = 6379

You have two options for adjusting the number of replicas:

  • Adjusting number_cache_clusters directly. This will attempt to automatically add or remove replicas, but provides no granular control (e.g. preferred availability zone, cache cluster ID) for the added or removed replicas. This also currently expects cache cluster IDs in the form of replication_group_id-00#.
  • Otherwise for fine grained control of the underlying cache clusters, they can be added or removed with the aws_elasticache_cluster resource and its replication_group_id attribute. In this situation, you will need to utilize the lifecycle configuration block with ignore_changes to prevent perpetual differences during Terraform plan with the number_cache_cluster attribute.
resource "aws_elasticache_replication_group" "example" {
  automatic_failover_enabled    = true
  availability_zones            = ["us-west-2a", "us-west-2b"]
  replication_group_id          = "tf-rep-group-1"
  replication_group_description = "test description"
  node_type                     = "cache.m3.medium"
  number_cache_clusters         = 2
  parameter_group_name          = "default.redis3.2"
  port                          = 6379

  lifecycle {
    ignore_changes = ["number_cache_clusters"]

resource "aws_elasticache_cluster" "replica" {
  count = 1

  cluster_id           = "tf-rep-group-1-${count.index}"
  replication_group_id = "${aws_elasticache_replication_group.example.id}"

» Redis Cluster Mode Enabled

To create two shards with a primary and a single read replica each:

resource "aws_elasticache_replication_group" "baz" {
  replication_group_id          = "tf-redis-cluster"
  replication_group_description = "test description"
  node_type                     = "cache.m1.small"
  port                          = 6379
  parameter_group_name          = "default.redis3.2.cluster.on"
  automatic_failover_enabled    = true
  cluster_mode {
    replicas_per_node_group     = 1
    num_node_groups             = 2

» Argument Reference

The following arguments are supported:

  • replication_group_id – (Required) The replication group identifier. This parameter is stored as a lowercase string.
  • replication_group_description – (Required) A user-created description for the replication group.
  • number_cache_clusters - (Required for Cluster Mode Disabled) The number of cache clusters (primary and replicas) this replication group will have. If Multi-AZ is enabled, the value of this parameter must be at least 2. Updates will occur before other modifications.
  • node_type - (Required) The compute and memory capacity of the nodes in the node group.
  • automatic_failover_enabled - (Optional) Specifies whether a read-only replica will be automatically promoted to read/write primary if the existing primary fails. If true, Multi-AZ is enabled for this replication group. If false, Multi-AZ is disabled for this replication group. Must be enabled for Redis (cluster mode enabled) replication groups. Defaults to false.
  • auto_minor_version_upgrade - (Optional) Specifies whether a minor engine upgrades will be applied automatically to the underlying Cache Cluster instances during the maintenance window. Defaults to true.
  • availability_zones - (Optional) A list of EC2 availability zones in which the replication group's cache clusters will be created. The order of the availability zones in the list is not important.
  • engine - (Optional) The name of the cache engine to be used for the clusters in this replication group. e.g. redis
  • at_rest_encryption_enabled - (Optional) Whether to enable encryption at rest.
  • transit_encryption_enabled - (Optional) Whether to enable encryption in transit.
  • auth_token - (Optional) The password used to access a password protected server. Can be specified only if transit_encryption_enabled = true.
  • engine_version - (Optional) The version number of the cache engine to be used for the cache clusters in this replication group.
  • parameter_group_name - (Optional) The name of the parameter group to associate with this replication group. If this argument is omitted, the default cache parameter group for the specified engine is used.
  • port – (Optional) The port number on which each of the cache nodes will accept connections. For Memcache the default is 11211, and for Redis the default port is 6379.
  • subnet_group_name - (Optional) The name of the cache subnet group to be used for the replication group.
  • security_group_names - (Optional) A list of cache security group names to associate with this replication group.
  • security_group_ids - (Optional) One or more Amazon VPC security groups associated with this replication group. Use this parameter only when you are creating a replication group in an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud
  • snapshot_arns – (Optional) A single-element string list containing an Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of a Redis RDB snapshot file stored in Amazon S3. Example: arn:aws:s3:::my_bucket/snapshot1.rdb
  • snapshot_name - (Optional) The name of a snapshot from which to restore data into the new node group. Changing the snapshot_name forces a new resource.
  • maintenance_window – (Optional) Specifies the weekly time range for when maintenance on the cache cluster is performed. The format is ddd:hh24:mi-ddd:hh24:mi (24H Clock UTC). The minimum maintenance window is a 60 minute period. Example: sun:05:00-sun:09:00
  • notification_topic_arn – (Optional) An Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of an SNS topic to send ElastiCache notifications to. Example: arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:012345678999:my_sns_topic
  • snapshot_window - (Optional, Redis only) The daily time range (in UTC) during which ElastiCache will begin taking a daily snapshot of your cache cluster. The minimum snapshot window is a 60 minute period. Example: 05:00-09:00
  • snapshot_retention_limit - (Optional, Redis only) The number of days for which ElastiCache will retain automatic cache cluster snapshots before deleting them. For example, if you set SnapshotRetentionLimit to 5, then a snapshot that was taken today will be retained for 5 days before being deleted. If the value of SnapshotRetentionLimit is set to zero (0), backups are turned off. Please note that setting a snapshot_retention_limit is not supported on cache.t1.micro or cache.t2.* cache nodes
  • apply_immediately - (Optional) Specifies whether any modifications are applied immediately, or during the next maintenance window. Default is false.
  • tags - (Optional) A mapping of tags to assign to the resource
  • cluster_mode - (Optional) Create a native redis cluster. automatic_failover_enabled must be set to true. Cluster Mode documented below. Only 1 cluster_mode block is allowed.

Cluster Mode (cluster_mode) supports the following:

  • replicas_per_node_group - (Required) Specify the number of replica nodes in each node group. Valid values are 0 to 5. Changing this number will force a new resource.
  • num_node_groups - (Required) Specify the number of node groups (shards) for this Redis replication group. Changing this number will trigger an online resizing operation before other settings modifications.

» Attributes Reference

In addition to all arguments above, the following attributes are exported:

  • id - The ID of the ElastiCache Replication Group.
  • configuration_endpoint_address - The address of the replication group configuration endpoint when cluster mode is enabled.
  • primary_endpoint_address - (Redis only) The address of the endpoint for the primary node in the replication group, if the cluster mode is disabled.
  • member_clusters - The identifiers of all the nodes that are part of this replication group.

» Timeouts

aws_elasticache_replication_group provides the following Timeouts configuration options:

  • create - (Default 60m) How long to wait for a replication group to be created.
  • delete - (Default 40m) How long to wait for a replication group to be deleted.
  • update - (Default 40m) How long to wait for replication group settings to be updated. This is also separately used for adding/removing replicas and online resize operation completion, if necessary.

» Import

ElastiCache Replication Groups can be imported using the replication_group_id, e.g.

$ terraform import aws_elasticache_replication_group.my_replication_group replication-group-1