vFabric Suite Only: Configure GemFire for vFabric License Server

If you are running vFabric GemFire on a vSphere virtual machine as part of a vFabric Suite package, configure vFabric GemFire to communicate with the vFabric License Server.

If you have not done so, install the vFabric License Server and activate your licenses as described in Getting Started with vFabric Suite. Then add the keyword "dynamic" to the appropriate license property field in the gemfire.properties file on all nodes.

The following sections describe how to configure the properties files based on your deployment topology:

Simple Peer-to-Peer

Application Cache Node license. Specify license-application-cache=dynamic in gemfire.properties on each cache peer member of the system.

For example:
# gemfire.properties for dynamic licensing of 
# application cache peer
license-application-cache=dynamic
license-data-management=

Server Peer-to-Peer, Peer-to-Peer Over WAN, and Client/Server with Unlimited Clients

Data Management Node license (with or without upgrades). Specify license-data-management=dynamic in gemfire.properties on each cache server member of the system.

For example:
# gemfire.properties for dynamic licensing of 
# data management cache server
license-application-cache=
license-data-management=dynamic

Client/Server with Limited Clients (WAN and non-WAN)

Application Cache Node and Data Management Node licenses. For deployments with a predetermined number of clients and where you want to use dynamic licensing, you specify dynamic for both license-application-cache and license-data-management in gemfire.properties.

For example:
# gemfire.properties for dynamic licensing of 
# data management cache server
license-application-cache=dynamic
license-data-management=dynamic

Optional Configuration Change: Change Default Timeout Value (10000)

In gemfire.properties, change the default timeout value (10000) to indicate the maximum time in milliseconds that the members should wait when obtaining a license dynamically from the vFabric License Server. For example :
#timeout in milliseconds
license-server-timeout=20000