Amazon ElastiCache
ElastiCache for Memcached User Guide (API Version 2015-02-02)

Connecting to Nodes

Before attempting to connect to your Memcached cluster, you must have the endpoints for the nodes. To find the endpoints, see:

In the following example, you use the telnet utility to connect to a node that is running Memcached.


For more information about Memcached and available Memcached commands, see the Memcached website.

To connect to a node using telnet

  1. Connect to your Amazon EC2 instance by using the connection utility of your choice.


    For instructions on how to connect to an Amazon EC2 instance, see the Amazon EC2 Getting Started Guide.

  2. Download and install the telnet utility on your Amazon EC2 instance. At the command prompt of your Amazon EC2 instance, type the following command and type y at the command prompt.

    sudo yum install telnet

    Output similar to the following appears.

    Loaded plugins: priorities, security, update-motd, upgrade-helper Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ...(output omitted)... Total download size: 63 k Installed size: 109 k Is this ok [y/N]: y Downloading Packages: telnet-0.17-47.7.amzn1.x86_64.rpm | 63 kB 00:00 ...(output omitted)... Complete!
  3. At the command prompt of your Amazon EC2 instance, type the following command, substituting the endpoint of your node for the one shown in this example.

    telnet 11211

    Output similar to the following appears.

    Trying Connected to Escape character is '^]'. >
  4. Test the connection by running Memcached commands.

    You are now connected to a node, and you can run Memcached commands. The following is an example.

    set a 0 0 5 // Set key "a" with no expiration and 5 byte value hello // Set value as "hello" STORED get a // Get value for key "a" VALUE a 0 5 hello END get b // Get value for key "b" results in miss END >