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.

Improving GemFire Performance on vSphere

This topic provides guidelines for tuning vSphere virtualized environments that host vFabric GemFire deployments.

Without tuning, GemFire can suffer a performance drop in virtual environments, including the VMWare vSphere virtual platform. You can expect to see significant performance degradation when running GemFire on vSphere versus running GemFire on dedicated hardware.

vFabric GemFire has been certified and tested on vSphere 5.0.