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Pivotal GemFire® v8.1

Configuring a Pivotal GemFire Cluster

Configuring a Pivotal GemFire Cluster

You use the gfsh command-line utility to configure your Pivotal GemFire cluster (also called a "distributed system"). The cluster configuration service persists the cluster configurations and distributes the configurations to members of the cluster. There are also several additional ways to configure a cluster.

You use gfsh to configure regions, disk stores, gateway senders and receivers, and other GemFire objects. You also use gfsh to start and stop locators, servers, gateway senders and gateway receivers, and GemFire monitoring tools. As you execute these commands, the cluster configuration service persists the configuration. When new members join the cluster, the service distributes the configuration to the new members.

gfsh is the recommended means of configuring and managing your Pivotal GemFire cluster, however you can still configure many aspects of a cluster using the older methods of the cache.xml and gemfire.properties files. See cache.xml and gemfire.properties and gfsecurity.properties (GemFire Properties). You can also configure some aspects of a cluster using a Java API. See Managing Pivotal GemFire.