Step 2.1: Create the deployment package - Amazon ElastiCache
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Step 2.1: Create the deployment package

Currently the example code for the Lambda function is only supplied in Python.


The following example Python code reads and writes an item to your #ELC; cluster. Copy the code and save it into a file called

from __future__ import print_function import time import uuid import sys import socket import elasticache_auto_discovery from pymemcache.client.hash import HashClient # ElastiCache settings elasticache_config_endpoint = "your-elasticache-cluster-endpoint:port" nodes = nodes = map(lambda x: (x[1], int(x[2])), nodes) memcache_client = HashClient(nodes) ###### # This function puts into memcache and get from it. # Memcached is hosted using elasticache ###### def handler(event, context): # Create a random UUID... this will be the sample element we add to the cache. uuid_in = uuid.uuid4().hex # Put the UUID to the cache. memcache_client.set('uuid', uuid_in) # Get the item (UUID) from the cache. uuid_out = memcache_client.get('uuid') # Print the results if uuid_out == uuid_in: # this print should see the CloudWatch Logs and Lambda console. print "Success: Inserted: %s. Fetched %s from memcache." %(uuid_in, uuid_out) else: raise Exception("Bad value retrieved :(. Expected %s got %s." %(uuid_in, uuid_out)) return "Fetched value from Memcached"

The preceeding code depends upon the pymemcache and elasticache-auto-discovery libraries. Install these libraries using pip.

  • pymemcache—The Lambda function code uses this library (see pymemcache) to create a HashClient object which sets and gets items from Memcached.

  • elasticache-auto-discovery—The Lambda function uses this library (see elasticache-auto-discovery) to get the nodes in your Amazon ElastiCache cluster.

Save the preceding Python code in a file named Then zip all of these files into a file named to create your deployment package. For step-by-step instructions, see Creating a Deployment Package (Python).

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Step 2.2: Create the IAM role (execution role)