To work with your VMware Tanzu GemFire applications, you use a combination of configuration files and application code.
Cluster members are programs that connect to a Tanzu GemFire cluster. You configure members to belong to a single cluster, and you can optionally configure them to be clients or servers to members in other clusters, and to communicate with other clusters.
Tanzu GemFire provides a default cluster configuration for out-of-the-box systems. To use non-default configurations and to fine-tune your member communication, you can use a mix of various options to customize your cluster configuration.
To populate your VMware Tanzu GemFire cache and fine-tune its storage and distribution behavior, you need to define cached data regions and provide custom configuration for the cache and regions.
For many VMware Tanzu GemFire discussions, you need to understand the difference between local and remote membership and caching.