Creating a subnet group - Amazon MemoryDB for Redis
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Creating a subnet group

When you create a new subnet group, note the number of available IP addresses. If the subnet has very few free IP addresses, you might be constrained as to how many more nodes you can add to the cluster. To resolve this issue, you can assign one or more subnets to a subnet group so that you have a sufficient number of IP addresses in your cluster's Availability Zone. After that, you can add more nodes to your cluster.

The following procedures show you how to create a subnet group called mysubnetgroup (console), the Amazon CLI, and the MemoryDB API.

Creating a subnet group (Console)

The following procedure shows how to create a subnet group (console).

To create a subnet group (Console)
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Management Console, and open the MemoryDB console at

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Subnet Groups.

  3. Choose Create Subnet Group.

  4. In the Create Subnet Group page, do the following:

    1. In the Name box, type a name for your subnet group.

      Cluster naming constraints are as follows:

      • Must contain 1–40 alphanumeric characters or hyphens.

      • Must begin with a letter.

      • Can't contain two consecutive hyphens.

      • Can't end with a hyphen.

    2. In the Description box, type a description for your subnet group.

    3. In the VPC ID box, choose the Amazon VPC that you created. If you have not created one, choose the Create VPC button and follow the steps to create one.

    4. In Selected subnets, choose the Availability Zone and ID of your private subnet, and then choose Choose.

  5. For Tags, you can optionally apply tags to search and filter your subnets or track your Amazon costs.

  6. When all the settings are as you want them, choose Create.

  7. In the confirmation message that appears, choose Close.

Your new subnet group appears in the Subnet Groups list of the MemoryDB console. At the bottom of the window you can choose the subnet group to see details, such as all of the subnets associated with this group.

Creating a subnet group (Amazon CLI)

At a command prompt, use the command create-subnet-group to create a subnet group.

For Linux, OS X, or Unix:

aws memorydb create-subnet-group \ --subnet-group-name mysubnetgroup \ --description "Testing" \ --subnet-ids subnet-53df9c3a

For Windows:

aws memorydb create-subnet-group ^ --subnet-group-name mysubnetgroup ^ --description "Testing" ^ --subnet-ids subnet-53df9c3a

This command should produce output similar to the following:

{ "SubnetGroup": { "Subnets": [ { "Identifier": "subnet-53df9c3a", "AvailabilityZone": { "Name": "us-east-1a" } } ], "VpcId": "vpc-3cfaef47", "Name": "mysubnetgroup", "ARN": "arn:aws:memorydb:us-east-1:012345678912:subnetgroup/mysubnetgroup", "Description": "Testing" } }

For more information, see the Amazon CLI topic create-subnet-group.

Creating a subnet group (MemoryDB API)

Using the MemoryDB API, call CreateSubnetGroup with the following parameters:

  • SubnetGroupName=mysubnetgroup

  • Description=Testing

  • SubnetIds.member.1=subnet-53df9c3a