Merino uses a Redis-based caching system, and so requires a Redis instance to connect to.
To make things simple, Redis (and any future service dependencies) can be
started with Docker Compose, using the
docker-compose.yaml file in the
directory. Notably, this does not run any Merino components that have source
code in this repository.
$ cd dev $ docker-compose up
This Dockerized set up is optional. Feel free to run the dependent services by any other means as well.
The docker-compose setup also includes some services that can help during development.
- Redis Commander, http://localhost:8081 - Explore the Redis database started above.
- Statsd Logger - Receives statsd metrics emitted by Merino (and any thing else
on your system using statsd). Available through docker-compose logs. For
docker-compose logs -f statsd-logger.
- Kinto - Runs a local Remote Settings service that is used by "merino-adm".
- Kinto-attachments - Provides the attachment feature for the "Kinto" service.