Note: Documentation for Pivotal GemFire 7.0.x is now available at Please refer to the Pivotal site for the latest and most up-to-date documentation on GemFire 7.0.x. The vFabric GemFire 7.0 documentation site will no longer be updated.

Basic Configuration and Programming

Basic Configuration and Programming describes how to configure distributed system and cache properties for your vFabric GemFire installation. For your applications, it provides guidance for writing code to manage your cache and distributed system connection, data regions, and data entries, including custom classes.

Note: Although this section primarily discusses using the GemFire cache.xml file to configure GemFire and using the GemFire API to write applications, Java developers can also use the Spring Data GemFire API to configure a distributed GemFire system and write applications that access and use data stored in GemFire. Spring Data GemFire provides many advantages for creating such applications with GemFire.

For more information on the advantages of using Spring with GemFire, see Getting Started with Spring Data GemFire.

For a complete discussion of Spring Data GemFire, see Spring Data GemFire Reference Guide