Before you configure your Pivotal GemFire
members, make sure you understand the options for topology and communication.
The Pivotal GemFire topology options allow you to scale horizontally and vertically.
Planning Topology and Communication
Create a topology plan and a detailed list of machines and communication ports that your members will use. Configure your Pivotal GemFire systems and configure the communication between the systems.
How Member Discovery Works
Pivotal GemFire provides various options for member discovery within a distributed system and between clients and servers.
How Communication Works
GemFire uses a combination of TCP unicast and UDP unicast and multicast for communication between members. You can change the default behavior to optimize communication for your system.
Using Bind Addresses
You use a bind address configuration to send network traffic through non-default network cards and to distribute the load of network traffic for GemFire across multiple cards. If no bind address setting is found, GemFire uses the host machine's default address.