Return data to a redis server

To enable this returner the minion will need the python client for redis installed and the following values configured in the minion or master config, these are the defaults:

redis.db: '0' 'salt'
redis.port: 6379
redis.password: ''

New in version 2018.3.1: Alternatively a UNIX socket can be specified by unix_socket_path:

redis.db: '0'
redis.unix_socket_path: /var/run/redis/redis.sock

Cluster Mode Example:

redis.db: '0'
redis.cluster_mode: true
redis.cluster.skip_full_coverage_check: true
  - host: redis-member-1
    port: 6379
  - host: redis-member-2
    port: 6379

Alternative configuration values can be used by prefacing the configuration. Any values not found in the alternative configuration will be pulled from the default location:

alternative.redis.db: '0' 'salt'
alternative.redis.port: 6379
alternative.redis.password: ''

To use the redis returner, append '--return redis' to the salt command.

salt '*' --return redis

To use the alternative configuration, append '--return_config alternative' to the salt command.

New in version 2015.5.0.

salt '*' --return redis --return_config alternative

To override individual configuration items, append --return_kwargs '{"key:": "value"}' to the salt command.

New in version 2016.3.0.

salt '*' --return redis --return_kwargs '{"db": "another-salt"}'

Redis Cluster Mode Options:

cluster_mode: False

Whether cluster_mode is enabled or not


A list of host, port dictionaries pointing to cluster members. At least one is required but multiple nodes are better

  - host: redis-member-1
    port: 6379
  - host: redis-member-2
    port: 6379
cluster.skip_full_coverage_check: False

Some cluster providers restrict certain redis commands such as CONFIG for enhanced security. Set this option to true to skip checks that required advanced privileges.


Most cloud hosted redis clusters will require this to be set to True


Clean out minions's return data for old jobs.

Normally, hset 'ret:<jid>' are saved with a TTL, and will eventually get cleaned by redis.But for jobs with some very late minion return, the corresponding hset's TTL will be refreshed to a too late timestamp, we'll do manually cleaning here.


Return a dict of the last function called for all minions


Return the information returned when the specified job id was executed


Return a dict mapping all job ids to job information


Return the load data that marks a specified jid


Return a list of minions

salt.returners.redis_return.prep_jid(nocache=False, passed_jid=None)

Do any work necessary to prepare a JID, including sending a custom id


Return data to a redis data store

salt.returners.redis_return.save_load(jid, load, minions=None)

Save the load to the specified jid

salt.returners.redis_return.save_minions(jid, minions, syndic_id=None)

Included for API consistency