You can deploy your VMware GemFire configuration files in your system directory structure or in jar files. You determine how you want to deploy your configuration files and set them up accordingly.
Note: If you use the cluster configuration service to create and manage your VMware GemFire cluster configuration, the procedures described in this section are not needed because GemFire automatically manages the distribution of the configuration files and jar files to members of the cluster. See Overview of the Cluster Configuration Service.
You can use the procedures described in this section to distribute configurations that are member-specific, or for situations where you do not want to use the cluster configuration service.
Main Steps to Deploying Configuration Files
These are the basic steps for deploying configuration files, with related detail in sections that follow.
Default File Specifications and Search Locations
Each file has a default name, a set of file search locations, and a system property you can use to override the defaults.
Changing the File Specifications
You can change all file specifications in the
gemfire.properties file and at the command line.
Deploying Configuration Files in JAR Files
This section provides a procedure and an example for deploying configuration files in JAR files.