LATEST VERSION: 9.5.1 - RELEASE NOTES
Pivotal GemFire® v9.5

Pivotal GemFire Supported Configurations

Pivotal GemFire is supported on a variety of platforms.

Note: Running Pivotal GemFire clusters with a mix of different platforms has not been tested. We recommend that you use a consistent platform on all machines in your cluster.

Supported Platforms

All platforms listed as deprecated may be removed in a future release of the product.

These Pivotal GemFire 9.5 platforms provide support for production systems:

  • CentOS 7 for the x86-64 processor
  • RHEL 6 for the x86-64 processor (Deprecated)
  • RHEL 7 for the x86-64 processor
  • Ubuntu 14.04 for the x86-64 processor
  • Ubuntu 16.04 for the x86-64 processor
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for the x86-64 processor
  • Solaris 11 for the x86-64 processor
  • Solaris 11 for a 64-bit SPARC processor
  • Windows 2012 Server for the x86-64 processor (Deprecated)
  • Windows 2012 Server R2 for the x86-64 processor
  • AIX 7 with IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8*. This platform is only supported for GemFire application clients. The GemFire cluster must be configured on one of the other supported platforms.

These cloud platforms are supported for Pivotal GemFire 9.5:

  • Linux platforms under AWS
  • Linux platforms under Microsoft Azure

These Pivotal GemFire 9.5 platforms provide support for development systems:

  • MacOS 10.12 (Sierra) for the x86-64 processor
  • Windows 10 for the x86-64 processor

Java Support Notes

This version of Pivotal GemFire requires Java 8 release 121 or a more recent version 8 update.

The Pivotal GemFire product download does not include Java. Download and install a supported JRE or JDK on each system running GemFire. Pivotal recommends the installation of a full JDK (and not just a JRE) to obtain better performance with gfsh status and gfsh stop commands.

The IBM SDK, Java Technology Edition, Version 8 is supported for GemFire application clients only. Some client region eviction configurations such as HEAP_LRU are known to not function properly in this release.

File System Type for Linux and Solaris Platforms

For optimal disk-store performance, Pivotal recommends the use of ext4 file systems when operating on Linux or Solaris platforms.