VMware GemFire architecture and management features help detect and resolve network partition problems.
How Network Partitioning Management Works
GemFire handles network outages by using a weighting system to determine whether the remaining available members have a sufficient quorum to continue as a cluster.
Failure Detection and Membership Views
GemFire uses failure detection to remove unresponsive members from membership views.
Membership Coordinators, Lead Members and Member Weighting
Network partition detection uses a designated membership coordinator and a weighting system that accounts for a lead member to determine whether a network partition has occurred.
Network Partitioning Scenarios
This topic describes network partitioning scenarios and what happens to the partitioned sides of the cluster.
Configure VMware GemFire to Handle Network Partitioning
This section lists the configuration steps for network partition detection.
This section provides a short list of things you can do to prevent network partition from occurring.