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.

Upgrading vFabric GemFire

To upgrade vFabric GemFire from an existing installation, you install the latest version of the software from a JAR file, or if your system is RHEL, by using RPMs. An upgrade from one major version to another (for example, from GemFire 6.6.x to 7.0.x) may require brief downtime for your system.