Before you configure your VMware GemFire members, make sure you understand the options for topology and communication.
The VMware 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 VMware GemFire systems and the communication between systems.
VMware GemFire provides various options for member discovery within a cluster and between clients and servers.
GemFire uses TCP/IP for communication between members. You can change the default settings to optimize communication for your system.
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.
Choosing Between IPv4 and IPv6
By default, VMware GemFire uses Internet Protocol version 4 for GemFire address specifications. You can switch to Internet Protocol version 6 if all your machines support it. You may lose performance, so you need to understand the costs of making the switch.