To work with your Pivotal GemFire
applications, you use a combination of configuration files and application code.
Distributed System Members
Distributed system members are programs that connect to a Pivotal GemFire distributed system. You configure members to belong to a single distributed system, and you can optionally configure them to be clients or servers to members in other distributed systems, and to communicate with other distributed systems.
Options for Configuring the Distributed System
GemFire provides a default distributed system configuration, for out-of-the-box systems. To use non-default configurations and to fine-tune your member communication, you will customize your system configuration. You can use a mix of various options for customizing your distributed system configuration.