The Redis health checker is a custom health checker (with
envoy.health_checkers.redis as name)
which checks Redis upstream hosts. It sends a Redis PING command and expect a PONG response. The upstream
Redis server can respond with anything other than PONG to cause an immediate active health check failure.
Optionally, Envoy can perform EXISTS on a user-specified key. If the key does not exist it is considered a
passing health check. This allows the user to mark a Redis instance for maintenance by setting the
specified key to any value and waiting
for traffic to drain.
An example setting for custom_health_check as a Redis health checker is shown below:
custom_health_check: name: envoy.health_checkers.redis typed_config: "@type": type.googleapis.com/envoy.extensions.health_checkers.redis.v3.Redis key: foo
The Redis health checker emits some statistics in the health_check.redis. namespace.
Total number of health check failures caused by EXISTS check failure.