GemFire Pulse is a Web Application that provides a graphical dashboard for monitoring vital, real-time health and performance of GemFire clusters, members, and regions.
Use Pulse to examine total memory, CPU, and disk space used by members, uptime statistics, client connections, WAN connections, and critical notifications. Pulse communicates with a GemFire JMX manager to provide a complete view of your GemFire deployment. You can drill down from a high-level cluster view to examine individual members and even regions within a member, to filter the type of information and level of detail.
By default, GemFire Pulse runs in an embedded container within a GemFire JMX manager node. You can optionally deploy Pulse to a Web application server of your choice, so that the tool runs independently of your GemFire clusters. Hosting Pulse on an application server also enables you to use SSL for accessing the application.
Verify that your system meets the installation and runtime requirements for GemFire Pulse.
Running Pulse in Embedded Mode (Quick Start)
Use Pulse in embedded mode to monitor a GemFire deployment directly from a GemFire JMX Manager. By default, the embedded Pulse application connects to the local JMX Manager that hosts the Pulse application. Optionally, configure Pulse to connect to a GemFire system of your choice.
Hosting Pulse on a Web Application Server
Host Pulse on a dedicated Web application server to make the Pulse application available at a consistent address, or to use SSL for accessing the Pulse application. When you host Pulse in this way, you also configure Pulse to connect to a specific locator or JMX Manager node for monitoring.
Configuring Pulse Authentication
Pulse requires all users to authenticate themselves before they can use the Pulse Web application. If you have configured JMX authentication on the GemFire JMX Manager node, the Pulse Web application itself may also need to authenticate itself to the GemFire JMX Manager node on startup.
Pulse provides a variety of different views to help you monitor GemFire clusters, members, and regions.