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Pivotal GemFire® v8.1

Pivotal GemFire Supported Configurations

Pivotal GemFire Supported Configurations

Pivotal GemFire is supported on a variety of platforms.

The supported configurations tables are organized by the 32-bit and 64-bit platforms on which Pivotal GemFire standalone runs with Level A support.

Note: Running Pivotal GemFire clusters with a mix of different platforms has not been tested. We recommend that you use a consistent platform on all machines in your cluster.

Supported Platforms

Operating System Processor and Architecture Supported JVM*** Production or Development
CentOS 7 x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production
Mac OS X 10.8** x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Development
Mac OS X 10.9** x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Development
RHEL 5 x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production
RHEL 6 x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production
RHEL 7** x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production
Solaris 10 SPARC (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production
Solaris 11** SPARC (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production
Windows 2008 Server R2 x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production
Windows 2012 Server** x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production
Windows 2012 Server R2** x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production
Windows 7 Enterprise x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production
Windows 7 (versions other than Enterprise)** x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Development
Windows 8** x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Development
Windows 8.1** x86 (32-bit and 64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Development
Ubuntu 10.x** x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Development
Ubuntu 12.04** x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Development
Ubuntu 14.04 x86 (64-bit) Oracle Java SE 7, Update 72 and Later Production

*The Microsoft Loopback Adapter is not supported.

**Indicates operating systems that have not been fully tested but are still supported.

***Represents the JVM that was used during product testing. Pivotal recommends using the latest Oracle Java SE 7.

Production Support and Developer Support

The tables indicate whether the supported configuration is for production or development. Generally, production support means you can run your production application on the platform; developer support means you can develop on the platform but you should not run your production application on it.

Many developers use consumer-focused operating systems that are not certified for production use, and most Pivotal products function well on popular consumer operating systems. The developer support designation is intended to convey which products are "known to work" and that Pivotal will provide best-effort support for resolving reported issues that are discovered. Developer Support certifications are not supported for use in production.

Java Support Notes

The Pivotal GemFire 8.0 release was the last GemFire release to support Java SE 6. Pivotal GemFire 8.1 requires Java SE 7.

The Pivotal GemFire product download does not include Java. You must download and install a supported JRE or JDK on each system running GemFire. GemFire recommends the installation of a full JDK (and not just a JRE) to obtain better performance with gfsh status and stop commands.

Pure Java Mode and Other Configurations

If you want to run GemFire on a platform other than those listed in the two tables, contact your sales representative. Pivotal will evaluate whether it can support the platform, either as-is or under a special agreement.

For example, GemFire can also be installed to run in pure Java mode on any standard Java platform with some functional differences. However, this type of configuration is not tested and should not be used for production purposes without consulting with Pivotal support first. See Running Pivotal GemFire in Pure Java Mode for more information.

Filesystem Type for Linux and Solaris Platforms

For optimal disk-store performance, Pivotal recommends the use of ext4 filesystems when operating on Linux or Solaris platforms.