OSX—Upgrade Pivotal GemFire from a Homebrew Package
If your operating system is Mac OSX, you can upgrade Pivotal GemFire from a Homebrew package.
- Confirm that your system meets the hardware and software requirements described in Supported Configurations and System Requirements.
- If you have not already done so, download and install a compatible JDK for your system.
- Read Before You Upgrade.
- From the OSX computer on which you will install GemFire, open a terminal window.
$ brew untap pivotal/tap
$ brew tap pivotal/tap
Upgrade GemFire to the latest version:
$ brew upgrade gemfire
This starts the upgrade process, resolves dependencies, and displays the new packages it will install. The latest GemFire software is installed into the
/usr/local/Cellar/gemfire/versiondirectory where version corresponds to the version of GemFire you are upgrading to. Note that Homebrew installs the executables such as
/usr/local/Cellar/gemfire/version/bindirectory and creates symbolic links to the GemFire executables in
/usr/local/bin. All other GemFire product files including SampleCode and HTTP module installers are installed in
Configure the JAVA_HOME environment variable.
If you will be using the
gfshcommand-line utility or managing servers and locators with the
LocatorLauncherAPIs, then you must set JAVA_HOME to a JDK installation. For example:
On OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later:
export JAVA_HOME='/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.8'
On OS X 10.8.X
gfsh versionat the command line and verify that the output lists the version of Pivotal GemFire that you wished to install. For example:
# gfsh version v9.0.0
If you want more detailed version information such as the date of the build, build number and JDK version being used, type
gfsh version --full.