Install the native client by using the Windows installer GUI interface or the command-line.
This installation topic contains the following sections:
Before you install the Pivotal GemFire native client, you must complete the following
- Confirm that your system meets the hardware and
software requirements described in Windows Support Details.
- From the Pivotal GemFire product page, select Downloads.
- On the Pivotal GemFire product download page,
select and download the Pivotal GemFire native client .msi file appropriate for your
Note: If you do not install the native client using the .msi installer or the msiexec
command-line, then you will need to manually perform the configuration steps (such as
configure your GFCPP and PATH environment variables) and install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010
Redistributable Package described in the next section.
Install with the Windows Installer
The native client can be installed on Windows by using
Windows installer, where architecture is 32bit or 64bit,
xxxx represents the four-digit version of the product and bNNNN
corresponds to the build number for the release. The installer requires msiexec version 3.0 or higher.
Note: You must be logged in with administrative
privileges or the MSI installation will fail.
Double-click the MSI file to start the installation.
You are prompted to enter the installation location of the native client.
To complete the installation, the MSI installer
automatically configures these native client system environment settings:
- Sets the GFCPP environment
variable to productDir, where productDir represents
the location where you installed the native client.
- Adds %GFCPP%\bin to the Windows
- Installs Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package for your platform architecture (x86 or x64). This package contains runtime libraries required by the
Install from the MSI Command-Line
In addition to the standard Windows installer interface, the
file provides a set of command-line installer options. This is an example of the installer
msiexec /q /i Pivotal_GemFire_NativeClient_architecture_xxxx_bNNNN.msi
The following table lists common msiexec
command-line options for use with
, along with an
explanation of their usage. For a list of all command-line options, enter
Table 1. MSI Command-Line Options
||Creates a quiet installation with no interface or prompts.
||Indicates that the product is to be installed or configured.
||Specifies the destination directory, if different from the default.
||Indicates a product uninstall procedure.
Repair a Windows Installation
If problems occur with your Windows native client
installation you can initiate a repair operation to restore any missing elements or registry
- Double-click the MSI file, then click Next in
the Setup Wizard screen.
- In the following screen, click the Repair
- In the next screen, click the Repair button.