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.
Your configuration governs how your applications find each other and distribute events and data among
- Work with your system administrator to determine the
protocols and addresses you will use for membership and communication. The communication details
you determine in this step will be used in the system configuration steps that follow.
- For each host machine with more than one
network adapter card, decide whether to use the default address or one or more
non-default bind addresses. You can use different cards for peer, server, and WAN
- Identify any members you want to run as
standalone, isolated members, with no member discovery. This is sometimes a good option
for clients. It has faster startup, but no peer-to-peer distribution of any kind.
- For all non-standalone members:
- Set up membership in your systems. See Configuring Peer-to-Peer Discovery.
- Set up communication between system members. See Configuring Peer Communication.
- As needed, set up communication between your systems.
See Configuring a Client/Server System and Configuring a Multi-site (WAN) System.
When you run your systems, your members will find each other and communicate using the configured methods