Redis Sentinel provides high availability for Redis. In practical terms, this means that using Sentinel you can create a Redis deployment that resists without human intervention certain kinds of failures.
Here's an overview of how to scale Redis with Sentinel:
Set Up Multiple Redis Instances: You'll need more than one Redis instance for Sentinel to work because it operates based on a master-slave model. The slave instances will replicate the data of the master. If the master fails, one of the slaves can take over.
Start Your Sentinels: Once configured, you can start your Sentinels. They'll begin monitoring your Redis instances right away.
Testing: You can test your setup by shutting down the master instance and observing one of the slaves getting promoted to master by the Sentinels.
Remember that scaling with Redis Sentinel primarily provides high availability rather than load distribution. If you need to distribute reads, you'd need to implement read queries to slave instances in your application. For write scaling, you might want to look at sharding techniques or use a solution like Redis Cluster.