vFabric GemFire Supported Configurations

vFabric GemFire is supported on a variety of platforms, as a standalone product and as part of VMware® vFabric Suite™.

The supported configurations tables are organized by 32-bit and 64-bit platforms. They include vFabric Suite supported configurations and additional platforms on which vFabric GemFire standalone runs with Level A support.

32-Bit Platforms

Operating System Processor Oracle Java SE 6, Update 26 and Higher Oracle Java SE 7 Oracle JRockit 1.6.0_14 R27.6.5 IBM J9 1.6.0 build 2.4 20091214 Production or Development
RHEL 5 x86 Yes No Yes Yes Production
Solaris 9 SPARC Yes No No No Production
Solaris 10 SPARC Yes No No No Production
SLES 10 x86 Yes No Yes Yes Production
Windows XP SP3* x86 Yes No Yes Yes Production
Windows XP (versions other than SP3)** x86 Yes No Yes Yes Development
Windows 2003 Server SP2* x86 Yes No Yes Yes Production
Windows 2008 Server R1 x86 Yes No Yes Yes Production
Windows 2008 Server R2 x86 Yes No Yes Yes Production
Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Yes No Yes Yes Production
Windows 7 (versions other than Ultimate)** x86 Yes No Yes Yes Development

*The Microsoft Loopback Adapter is not supported.

**Indicates operating systems that were not tested during standalone vFabric GemFire product testing.

64-Bit Platforms

Operating System Processor Oracle Java SE 6, Update 26 and Higher Oracle Java SE 7 Oracle JRockit 1.6.0_14 R27.6.5 IBM J9 1.6.0 build 2.4 20091214 Production or Development
RHEL 5 x64 Yes No Yes Yes Production
RHEL 6 ** x64 Yes No Yes Yes Production
Solaris 10 SPARC Yes No No No Production
SLES 10 x64 Yes No Yes Yes Production
Windows 2003 Server SP2 (pure Java)* x64 Yes No Yes No Production
Windows 2008 Server R1 x64 Yes No Yes No Production
Windows 2008 Server R2 x64 Yes No Yes No Production
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Yes No Yes No Production
Windows 7 (versions other than Ultimate)** x64 Yes No Yes No Development
Ubuntu 10.04** x64 Yes No Yes Yes Development

*The Microsoft Loopback Adapter is not supported.

**Indicates operating systems that were not tested during vFabric GemFire standalone product testing.

Production Support and Developer Support

The tables indicate whether the supported configuration is for production or development. Generally, production support means you can run your production application on the platform; developer support means you can develop on the platform but you should not run your production application on it.

Many developers use consumer-focused operating systems that are not certified for production use, and most vFabric products function well on popular consumer operating systems. The developer support designation is intended to convey which products are "known to work" and that VMware will provide best-effort support for resolving reported issues that are discovered. Developer Support certifications are not supported for use in production.

Pure Java Mode and Other Configurations

If you want to run GemFire on a platform other than those listed in the two tables, contact your sales representative. VMware will evaluate whether it can support the platform, either as-is or under a special agreement.

For example, GemFire can also be installed to run in pure Java mode on any standard Java platform with some functional differences. However, this type of configuration is not tested and should not be used for production purposes without consulting with VMware support first. See Running vFabric GemFire in Pure Java Mode for more information.